Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2019

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✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:01 (one year ago) link

Year starts for me with singles from noname, d’angelo and lizzo.

This gets modified a lot throughout the year but if you want to keep track:

Please share your own if you’re into doing lists so I can follow them; I try to check every playlist posted in this thread at least once every month.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:06 (one year ago) link

New singles by Kokoroko, Royal Trux and Deerhunter this weekend sound good on first listens. Looking forward to those 3 albums later this year.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 14 January 2019 07:20 (one year ago) link

. (Michael B), Monday, 14 January 2019 11:00 (one year ago) link

My current playlist; going to try and be more discriminating this year but I'm up to 30 songs already.

Jeff W, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019
will leave the playlists alone but hoover up anything that's loose.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:04 (one year ago) link

I got really lazy about keeping up my 2018 playlist, but I'll try to be better this year:

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 20 January 2019 05:14 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...
two weeks pass...


Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree – The Fridman Variations /
Thore Pfeiffer – Umland /
Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between /

⅋ (crüt), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

The new Swindle album 'No More Normal' is amazing

raise my chicken finger (Willl), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:17 (one year ago) link

thanks for the heads up here; not totally sold on all the rappers on here but the beats are A+

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 February 2019 18:46 (one year ago) link

Antoine Beuger (flute)
Jürg Frey (clarinet)
Marcus Kaiser (cello)
Radu Malfatti (trombone)
André Möller (electric guitar)
Kathryn Gleasman Pisaro (oboe/english horn)

composition, field recording, sine tones, noise, mixing, mastering by Michael Pisaro

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 25 February 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

N0V3L - s/t
sneaks - highway hypnosis
ariana grande - sweetener
solange - when i get home
kehlani - while we wait

flopson, Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:33 (one year ago) link

Any love for Julia Jacklin in ILM? Lovely 2nd album 'Crushing' came out in February.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 17:52 (one year ago) link


Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
The Japanese House - Maybe You're the Reason
Little Simz, Cleo Sol - Selfish
Toro y Moi - Freelance
Molly Sarlé - Human
Barrie - Clovers
Jessica Pratt - Here My Love
Anna Of The North - Leaning On Myself
Claud - Easy
Jessie Ware - Adore You
Chromatics - Time Rider
Aldous Harding - The Barrel
MUNYA - Benjamin
Charlotte Adigéry - Cursed and Cussed
Hatchie - Without A Blush
Big Thief - UFOF
Nilüfer Yanya - Tears
Pecas - T-Shirt
Sofia Kourtesis - Trains & Airports
Celeste - Father's Son
Laurence Guy - Wildlife
Powder - Gift
KH, Four Tet - Only Human
Channel Tres - Brilliant Nigga

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:41 (one year ago) link

Checking out yr list

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:21 (one year ago) link

i like these albums

black dresses - THANK YOU

a blistering, white-hot avalanche of mania and despair, euphoria and anxiousness, fury and tenderness, power and vulnerability. goth aesthetics undiluted by rote theatricality or allegiance to fashion, the immediacy and accessibility of pop music attained without ever actually trying to sound pop. this is the only band that matters

rabbit trap - gutz

the first lyric she sings is "i'm playing space channel 5 in my underwear" - thoughtful and fearless musings on sex, love, and the internet that often pair the diaristic intimacy of bedroom pop with lush, sprawling guitar soundscapes that feel like hum by way of tame impala. impossibly cool, supremely charismatic, fiercely singular

james brooks, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:00 (one year ago) link

Julia Jacklin - Body
Julia Jacklin - Head Alone
Julia Jacklin - Pressure To Party

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 17 March 2019 08:37 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Q1 Round Up

EPs/mini albums/12"s
Julia Michaels - Inner Monologue, Part 1
Charlotte Adigéry - Zandoli
Tokyo Elvis - Best Friend
Koffee - Rapture
(G)I-DLE - I made
Mira Calix - Utopia
Dreamcatcher - The End of Nightmare
BLACKPINK - Kill This Love
Jensen Interceptor - The Ultimate Wave Riding Vehicle

The Japanese House - Good At Falling
DAWN - new breed
Le SuperHomard - Meadow Lane Park
Gabe Knox - ABC
Matmos - Plastic Anniversary
Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
Spellling - Mazy Fly
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Copeland - Blushing
Pye Corner Audio - Hollow Earth

Ellen Allien - UFO
Beautify Junkyards - May Day Eve
Laure Briard - Kooky Sun
The Specials & Saffiyah Khan - 10 Commandments
Sigrid - Sight Of You
Kehlani feat. Ty Dollar $ign - Nights Like This
Robert Stillman - What I Owe
Mercury Rev & Susanne Sundfør - Tobacco Road
Gemma Ray - It’s Only Loneliness
Octo Octa - Loops for Healing
Andrew Wasylyk - Welter in the Haar
Aly & AJ - Church
Red Velvet - SAPPY
Holly Herndon - Eternal

Jeff W, Friday, 5 April 2019 21:38 (one year ago) link

Really enjoying the "Labrinth,Sia & Diplo present... L.S.D." album.

Sort of reminds me of the Young Fathers album I liked so much last year.

"Genius" should have been a hit.

nicky lo-fi, Friday, 19 April 2019 15:46 (one year ago) link

This Kelsey Lu album is friggin excellent

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 20 April 2019 01:36 (one year ago) link

^ The new album by Wand is really good & frequently channels 90s Radiohead without ever sounding like a deliberate mimicry--it's very much its own thing.

days of being riled (zchyrs), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:56 (one year ago) link

my three favorite songs of 2019 so far:

stef chura's 'method man,' total ripper

scruffy new zealand vibes from dunedin's seafog

nicole yun of eternal summers' sax-tastic 'supernatural babe'

maura, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:23 (one year ago) link

Some 2019 releases I'll rep in no particular order:
Nicola Cruz - Siku
Carolina Eyck - Waves
Folamour - Ordinary Drugs
Charlotte Adigery - Zandoli
Laurel Halo - DJ Kicks
SHY FX - Raggamuffin SoundTape
Genius of Time - Peace Bird
Koffee - Rapture
Kassa Overall - Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz
C Duncan - Health
8Ball and MJG - Classic Pimpin' Live
Kehlani - While We Wait
Caroline Shaw - Orange
Project Pablo - Low Wings
Quelle Chris - Guns
Robert Hood - Reflector/Rotate
Swindle - No More Normal
Dexter Story - Bahir
Lee Fields - It Rains Love
Theon Cross - Fyah
Octo Octa - For Lovers
Gemma Peacocke - Waves & Lines
21 Savage - i am > i was
Alex Lilly - 2% Milk
William Tyler - Goes West
The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
Busy Signal - Singles, including Nuh Weh Nuh Safe, Know You Good, Great Men
Popcaan - Singles, including Unstoppable/Trouble Deh Deh/Level Up/Sicario
Chaos in the CBD - Orange Blank/Green Dove
Eloh Kush and Ray West - Esoteric Essayz
18 Carat Affair - Spent Passions 2
Tree and Vic Spenser - Nothing IS Something
Future - The WIZRD

Some of what's On Deck for deeper listening:
Beyonce - Homecoming
Nirvana - Live at The Paramount 91
Eric Le Sage - Fauré Nocturnes
Davidd Greenberger - It Happened to Me
Bibio - Ribbons
DJ Paypal and DJ Taye - Computers Smarter Than People
Floating Points - Late Night Tales
Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs
Nilufer Yanya - Miss Universe
Matmos - Plastic Anniversary
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall
Cochemea - All My Relations
Ariana Grande - thank u, next
Solange - When I Get Home
Dawn Richard - new breed
Hauschka - A Different Forest
Turning Jewels Into Water - Map of Absences

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 17:15 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

There's no summer songs thread yet and I don't know where else to put this

billstevejim, Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:24 (one year ago) link

Worth starting methinks

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

i know that song is old btw

billstevejim, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:12 (one year ago) link

2019 albums I'm enjoying:

Rustin man - Drift code
Cass McCombs - Tip of the sphere
Steve Gunn - The unseen in between
Robert Forster - Inferno
Royal Trux - White stuff
Sunwatchers - Illegal moves
Various artists - Quare Groove vol. 1
These New Puritans - Inside the rose
Fontaines DC - Dogrel
Thee Oh Sees - Smote reverser
Weyes blood - Titanic rising
Vampire weekend - Father of the bride
Blick bassy - 1958
Kedr livanskiy - Your need
Kornel kovacs - Stockholm marathon

. (Michael B), Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

TOP TRACKS updated

Anderson .Paak - Winners Circle
Anna Of The North - Leaning On Myself
Barrie - Clovers
BEA1991 - My Own Heaven
Beauty Queen - The Only One
Bella Boo - The Hours
Benjamin Fröhlich - Secret Alphabet
Billie Eilish - ilomilo
Bodywash - Eye to Eye
Brijean - Show and Tell
Carly Rae Jepsen - Want You In My Room
Channel Tres - Brilliant Nigga
Charlotte Adigéry - Cursed and Cussed
Chromatics - Time Rider
Claud - Easy
Conrad Clifton - Neva Seen (A Broken Heart)
Diplo - Hold You Tight
DJ Seinfeld - Electrian
ELIZA - Alone & Unafraid
FKA twigs - Cellophane
Four Tet - Teenage Birdsong
Freddie Gibbs - Bandana (feat. Assassin)
Genius Of Time - Peace Bird
Grace Ives - Mirror
Hatchie - Without A Blush
Heaven - Truth Or Dare
Jamila Woods - BASQUIAT
Jessica Pratt - Here My Love
Jessie Ware - Adore You
KH - Only Human - Radio Edit
Koffee - Toast
Kornél Kovács - Purple Skies
Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time
Laurence Guy - Wildlife
Little Simz - 101 FM
Men I Trust - Numb
Molly Sarlé - Human
MUNYA - Benjamin
Nilüfer Yanya - Paradise
Noname - Song 32
O Terno - Volta e Meia
Peggy Gou - Han Pan - Original Mix
Pottery - Smooth Operator
Powder - Gift
Rico Nasty - Big Titties (feat. Baauer and EarthGang)
Robag Wruhme - Nata Alma - Radio Version
Robag Wruhme - Venq Tolep
Roza Terenzi - Bricks
Sharon Van Etten - You Shadow
Sofia Kourtesis - Trains & Airports
Tame Impala - Borderline
The Japanese House - Maybe You're the Reason
The Marías - one more time
Toro y Moi - Freelance
TRESOR - Sondela
Vampire Weekend - Sympathy
Wet - Old Bone - Jim-E Stack Remix
Yumi Zouma - Bruise
Σtella - Samba

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 30 May 2019 20:35 (one year ago) link

Charly Bliss - Young Enough
Vircolac - Masque
The Roves - All Those Freaks
Judiciary - Surface Noise
Young Scum - s/t

o. nate, Friday, 31 May 2019 02:00 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The new SAULT album is so good she’s quickly becoming my favorite artist of the year.

Listen to “let me go” it’s like northern soul with Jaki Liebezeit styled drums.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:53 (one year ago) link

it’s great!!

maura, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:46 (one year ago) link

Q2 Round Up: tracks (too many, I know)

Gazelle Twin - FOOL
Pepe Deluxé - The Surrealist Woman (Theme from Salvador Dali’s “Giraffes On Horseback Salad”)
Superbravo - Anoucka
Lizzo feat. Missy Elliott - Tempo
Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane - Exactly How I Feel
Tame Impala - Borderline
Faye Webster - Room Temperature
Von Spar feat. Laetitia Sadier - Extend the Song
Anna of the North - Used To Be
Hot Chip - Hungry Child
Saint Etienne - Saturday Boy
GIRLI - Friday Night Big Screen
Jessica Hoop feat. Lucius - Shoulder Charge
Peggy Gou - Han Pan
J-E-T-S feat. Dawn Richard - Potions
J-E-T-S feat. Tkay Maidza - Real Truth
Alien Rain - Space Race
Stormzy - Vossi Bop
Mary J Blige feat. Nas - Thriving
TWICE - Strawberry
Cristina Quesada - Estorinha
AURORA - The River
Com Truise - Ultrafiche of You
Ellen Allien - Empathy
Mr. Tophat feat. Lune - Dusk To Dawn
Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy
Rosalía - Aute Cuture
Jamila Woods feat. Saba - BASQUIAT
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Alto in vacanza
Arthur and Martha - Vallorian (Hong Kong in the 60s remix)
Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends - Fanfare (Julia Holder “Unearthly Bird” remix)
Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs
the bird and the bee - Panama
Róisín Murphy - Incapable
Ronika - Loved Up
Losoul - A Different Wave
Raveena - Petal
serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Receipts
Trina feat. Nicki Minaj - BAPS
Danity Kane - Neøn Lights
Shiina Ringo - 鶏と蛇と豚 (Gate of Living)
Summer Uesaka - last sparkle -子♡丑♡寅♡卯♡辰♡巳♡
POLYSICS - Kami-Saba
Maps - Both Sides (Thematic Variation)

Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:24 (one year ago) link

My original 2019 Spotify playlist is getting rather big, so I've started a new one for the second half of the year:

Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:26 (one year ago) link

Q2 Round Up: LPs (*) and EPs/12"s (**)

*Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
*The Home Current - The Splendour of Change
*Listening Center - Retrieving
*Terror Jr. - Unfortunately, Terror Jr.
*Vanishing Twin - The Age of Immunology
*Holly Herndon - PROTO
*DALHAM - Heat Death
*Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits
*C Duncan - Health
*Jonathan Sharp - Divided Time

**Alex Lumière - The Casio Stories
**Red Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 1
**Daphni - Sizzling
**Art of the Memory Palace - Dusk at Trellick Tower
**Aly & AJ - Sanctuary
**Emily Burns - PDA
**Akufen - My Blue House
**Uffie - Tokyo Love Hotel
** Isolée - Ginster
**((( O ))) - ((( ~ )))

Jeff W, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:37 (one year ago) link

All Hail the Silence - a duo of BT and Christian Burns that tries to emulate the moody synthpop of the 80's. for whatever reason this album is like 84 minutes long but it's still very good, they mostly nail it even though they really could've trimmed like every single track down

Neil Hamburger - Still Dwelling - this is a parody of those vanity covers albums that certain famous people made a long long time ago, where the musical backing is very professional but the lead singer is not. mostly covers of 60's tunes, somehow really fun to listen to

Underworld - Drift - my favorite stuff of the year so far. Volume 3 is my favorite so far but 4 may well top it

Dam-Funk - STFU II - not sure if this is considered an EP or an LP but it's pretty lush. not terribly different than anything else he does, but hey

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

this one track by jute gyte is absolutely transcendent imo, even by his standards - no longer metal, avant-classical, techno, ambient or anything else. a monumental breakthrough. ffo any weird music but reminds me of the last low album, albeit run through some devilish, hugely maximalist algorithm. might reach beyond his usual fanclub as it trades the usual screams and shredding for some sort of tuneful ultra-processed arrangement

imago, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:57 (one year ago) link

Albums I've enjoyed so far this year (excluding metal, which I posted to the appropriate thread, and classical, which I'm not done catching up with yet). I have no idea why they happen to be primarily ambient:

Arild Andersen, Clive Bell & Mark Wastell - Tales of Hackney (ambient jazz)
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places (hip hop)
The Caretaker - Everywhere, an Empty Bliss (ambient)
The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time 1-6 (ambient)
The Chi Factory - The Mantra Recordings (tribal ambient)
Emerld - Demonic Inspiration (dark ambient)
Fennesz - Agora (ambient)
Ifriqqiyya Électrique - Laylet el Booree (North African/industrial)
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower (dark folk)
Maurice Louca - Elephantine (Arabic jazz)
Michael Tanner with Alison Cotton and Lino Capra Vaccina - The Blackening (ambient)
Michele Rabbia, Gianluca Petrella & Eivind Aarset - Lost River (ambient jazz)
MSYLMA - Dhil-un Taht Shajarat Al-Zaqum (Arabic pop)
Nivhek - After Its Own Death / Walking in a Spiral Towards the House (ambient)
Non Violent Communication - Obserwacje (jazz)
Robert Rich - Tactile Ground (ambient)
Tanya Tagaq - Toothsayer (contemporary Inuit)
Uboa - The Origin of My Depression (death industrial)
Underworld - Drift: Episode 2, ‘Atom’ (electronic)
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising (art pop)

Forgive the lame subgenre tags, but they do come in handy.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:15 (one year ago) link

Pom have you heard ΛΗΤΩ by Dalot, it's another ambient album that has feels very much like a London album like Hackney Tales, but evoked more through field recordings and moody atmospherics on this one. It is pretty damn good!

calzino, Sunday, 14 July 2019 08:54 (one year ago) link

Doesn't ring a bell, but I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks, calz!

pomenitul, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:12 (one year ago) link

I probably got the wrong idea it was a London themed album because of comments in a review + one track being titled London, it is more to do with childhood memories apparently - but it did evoke living in London to me for some mysterious reason.

calzino, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:32 (one year ago) link

London set alongside various Mediterranean cities is a good starting point for an ambient album.

pomenitul, Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:37 (one year ago) link

Here's some of my Q2 albums of note listening list in no particular order, obviously not all 2019 releases but mostly:

Nicola Cruz - Siku
Orchestre Abass - De Bassari Togo
Matt Martians - The Last Party
Hoagy Carmichael - Hoagy Sings Carmichael
Bibio - Ribbons
Your Old Droog - It Wasn't Even Close
Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy (is this an uncool album to like? not hearing anyone discuss on any genre thread)
Whodat/Viola Klein - Workshop 26 EP
Rodrigo y Gabriea - Mettavolution
Beyonce - Homecoming
Detroit Swindle - Rhythm Girl Swing EP
Falty D - One for UTTU
Robert Hood - Master Builder
Wu-Tang Can - Of Mics and Men
Kevin Gates - Most of his singles right now are great
Georgia Anne Muldrow - VWETO II
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi - there is no Other
Floorplan - So Glad/I Feel Him Moving
Freddie Gibbs - Bandana
Project Pablo - Low Wings - All I Need/Eye Mask On
Francis Bebey - Psychedelic Sanza
Roza Terenzi - Let's Ride
Goran Bregovic - Le Temps Des Gitans and Kuduz
Holy Herndon - PROTO
Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!
Eric LeSage - Fauré: Nocturnes
Ahmad Jamal - Macanudo
Batu - False Reeds / Marius
Mort Garson - Plantasia
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Lil Nas X - 7
Philip Bailey - Love Will Find a Way
Peggy Gou - DJ Kicks
DJ Python - Derretirse
Angie Stone - Full Circle

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:31 (one year ago) link

Laurel halo dj kicks*
Ariana grande thank u next*
N0v3l s/t*
Yves jarvis same but by different means*
Sneaks highway hypnosis
Solange when i get home
Kehlani while we wait
Billie eilish when we all fall asleep
Default genders main pop girl*
Alex hungtai August at akikos
Vampire weekend father of the bride*
Roza terenzi let’s ride
Institute readjusting the locks
Dam funk stfu ii
Hot chip bathtub full of ecstasy
Klein zage womanhood
Bill Callahan shepherd in a sheepskin vest
Prince originals
Mind bath baby you can free your mind
Yu su roll with the punches

flopson, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:49 (one year ago) link

Terminal Cheesecake
Fat White Family
Teeth of the Sea
Pinkish Black
Dawn Richard
Royal Trux
Budos Band
The Comet is Coming
Mdou Moctar

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 15 July 2019 07:13 (one year ago) link

Massimo Colombo - Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)
André Carvalho - The Garden of Earthly Delights
Jamie Saft Quartet - Hidden Corners
Manja Ristić - The Black Isle
John Luther Adams/Ludovic Morlot/Seattle symphony - Become Desert
Ellen Arkbro - Chords
Johnathan Blake - Trion
Matt Mitchell - Phalanx Ambassador
Dalot - ΛΗΤΩ
Jeff Williams - Bloom
JD Allen - Barracoon

calzino, Monday, 15 July 2019 08:50 (one year ago) link

75 Dollar Bill's "I Was Real" - really hitting the spot right now

sleeve, Monday, 15 July 2019 13:56 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

Crumb - Jinx
Las Nubes - SMVT

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Monday, 12 August 2019 03:57 (one year ago) link

New Jenny Hval song “High Alice” is really addictive. Have played it at least 5 times today.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 20:02 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

I've been compiling a spotify playlist of 2019 stuff, for anyone who needs a diversion:

Tim F, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 06:49 (eleven months ago) link

so have i (it's not sequenced so i'd reverse-chron sort if you want to see the newest stuff)

maura, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:39 (eleven months ago) link

Favourite classical releases so far this year:

Alinde Quartett - Lichtwechsel: Mendelssohn & Purcell
Ana Sokolović - Sirènes (ECM+, Véronique Lacroix, Ensemble vocal Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Dáirine Ní Mheadhra)
Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity
Edmund Finnis - The Air, Turning (M. Simpson, E.-Fl. Thom, B. Beilmn, V. Ólafsson, BMCG, R. Baker, Britten Sinfonia, A. Gourlay, London Contemporary Orchestra, R. Ames, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, I. Volkov)
Emmanuel Nunes - Minnesang; Musivus (SWR Vokalensemble, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Emilio Pomàrico)
Ernest Chausson - Poème de l’amour et de la mer; Symphonie (Véronique Gens, Orchestre National de Lille, Alexandre Bloch)
Franz Liszt - Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works (Cédric Tiberghien)
Franz Schubert - Winterreise (Peter Mattei & Lars David Nilsson)
Gabriel Fauré - Nocturnes (Eric Le Sage)
György Kurtag - The Edge of Silence (Susan Narucki, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister, Nicholas Tolle, Donald Berman)
György Kurtág - Scenes (Viktoriia Vitrenko, David Grimal, Luigi Gaggero, Niek de Groot)
Hannah Lash - Filigree (JACK Quartet & Hannah Lash)
Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin - Recital
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1; En saga (Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust, et al.)
Johannes Brahms - The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen)
John Casken - The Dream of the Rood (The Hilliard Ensemble, Asko | Schönberg Ensemble, Clark Rundell)
John Luther Adams - Become Desert (Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot)
Luigi Nono - Prometeo (L. Rado, A. Caiello. K. Otczyk, S. Regazzo, M. Rencinai, Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma, Ensemble Prometeo, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, M. Angius)
Maja S. K. Ratkje - Sult
Marie Ythier - Une rencontre. Schumann, Murail
Mark Andre - hij (WDR Sinfonieorchester, M. Chiacchiarini, SWR Vokalensemble, Marcus Creed, SWR Experimentalstudio)
Mieczysław Weinberg - String Quartets Nos. 11, 12 & 13 (Silesian String Quartet)
Morton Feldman - For Bunita Marcus (Aki Takahashi)
Per Nørgård - Whirl’s World (Ensemble MidtVest)
Reto Bieri & meta4 - Quasi moriendo: Brahms, Pesson, Sciarrino
Riot Ensemble - Speak, Be Silent
Robert Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien; Grande Sonate (No. 3); Drei Fantasiestücke; Gesänge der Frühe (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)
Robert Schumann - Liederkreis; Kernerlieder (Matthias Goerne & Leif Ove Andsnes)
Ryan Carter - Chamber Works (Fr. Dillon, E. Torquati, K. Kirchoff, Calder Quartet, JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire)
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Trios (Trio Wanderer)
Søren Nils Eichberg - Scherben (Emil Gryesten, Ensemble Hærværk, Søren Nils Eichberg)
Stefan Prins - Augmented (Y. Deutsch, S. Ginsburgh, Nadar Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, B. Wiegers, S. Prins)
Stenhammar Quartet - Debussy, Tailleferre & Ravel
Tamara Stefanovich - Influences
Toshio Hosokawa - gardens (Mario Caroli, Ukho Ensemble Kiyv, Luigi Gaggero)
Tristan Murail - Portulan (Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne)

pomenitul, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:29 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

one of my favorite new bands, sault, already has a second record out

maura, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:28 (ten months ago) link

How are SAULT so good? They’re like Stereolab for me in that their sound is a collection of influences that win me over as soon as I hit play.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:41 (ten months ago) link

And both their albums from this year are amongst my favorite things I’ve listened in 2019. I can’t even remember when was the last time that this happened.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:43 (ten months ago) link

Uh oh, sounds like I gotta check em out

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 27 September 2019 15:45 (ten months ago) link

Hahaha the comparison to Stereolab is not really about how they sound. It’s more about how they synthesize and compile music genres I love into their own style.

I guess both Sault and Stereolab have a krautrock and funk influence but that’s as far as it goes. Where Stereolab is more post-punk and lounge, Sault is more northern soul and afrobeat.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 16:14 (ten months ago) link

i get an ESG/Konk vibe too

maura, Friday, 27 September 2019 16:49 (ten months ago) link

The people behind this are still largely a mystery afaik but the drummer and bass player are definitely experienced. Both records are filled with some great grooves.

And yeah, I also think ESG is definitely an influence! on another ilm thread I wrote on 5:

“Ticks too many boxes of things I love: ESG-styled basslines + Jaki Liebezeit-styled drums + Northern Soul-styled vocal + afrobeat-styled guitars”

I find 7 has a more “pop” sound that 5. There’s a couple of songs in there that remind me of Mark Ronson of all people, particularly to his “Version” album. I suppose that sounds terribly off-putting to several people here on ILM so I’d recommend to try 5 first.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 27 September 2019 17:27 (ten months ago) link

Both these albums are great, thanks for the tip.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 28 September 2019 15:42 (ten months ago) link

eva-maria houben - ensemble works ... there are some lengthy samples on the release page (link)

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 28 September 2019 21:32 (ten months ago) link

Thanks, maura and moka. I am now squarely in the Sault Rules!! camp.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 September 2019 03:01 (ten months ago) link

Good stuff, definitely strong ESG vibes

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 29 September 2019 03:21 (ten months ago) link

I've been compiling a spotify playlist of 2019 stuff, for anyone who needs a diversion:🕸

Brilliant playlist Tim F! Thanks for sharing.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Sunday, 29 September 2019 06:37 (ten months ago) link

Idk how to feel about Velvet Negroni. I like the name and the album artwork but the actual music is so-so.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 29 September 2019 06:58 (ten months ago) link

Add me to the growing Sault Army

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 September 2019 22:06 (ten months ago) link

xxpost thanks wtev! I need to update it - I've heard so much good stuff already since then.

xpost - I'm kind of the opposite with velvet negroni: the entire presentation seems like something i wouldn't go for but the music really works for me.

Tim F, Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:06 (ten months ago) link

The new David Grubbs album is quite pleasing to listen to.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 30 September 2019 02:57 (ten months ago) link

Xpost: Ok I’ll give it another try.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 September 2019 03:18 (ten months ago) link

'Barricades' + 'Lettres et Replis' are both quite good. elsewhere (label) is curated/produced by Yuko Zama

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 30 September 2019 03:37 (ten months ago) link

Gave Velvet Negroni another chance but it’s not connecting with me. There’s plenty of sounds in there which I like but as a whole package it’s not working for me, it’s just not my aesthetic at all, for every moment inside the song that fascinates me there’s two that I find boring... the length of the songs is fairly standard but it feels like they’re much longer.. speaking of, I’m also in the minority that doesn’t connect with Frank Ocean’s Blond and that’s the record it reminds me the most.

That said, I like “Feel Let”, imho it’s the one with the most interesting sounds.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 30 September 2019 05:05 (ten months ago) link

"Feel Let" is my favourite.

Tim F, Monday, 30 September 2019 05:14 (ten months ago) link

Two great albums from South Africa that deserve a wider audience on ILM:

Singer Samthing Soweto just released his first solo album (titled Isphithiphithi) since making his name two years ago with his feature on Sun-El Musician’s gorgeous “Akanamali” (a/k/a The Singles Jukebox’s highest rated song of 2017 and the #6 in ILM’s 2017 EOY Top Tracks).
It features a beautiful mix of South African soul tracks and smooth amapiano house jams.

For the former, try “Umuhle Uyasabeka” or “Omama Bomthandazo”, for the later “Akulaleki”.

Speaking of amapiano, the jazzy-or-is-it house sound ruling the clubs and charts of SA that owes a surprising lot to Larry Heard:
For an album of back-to-back smooth jams and bangers in that vein, may I recommend Scorpion Kings (nominally an EP) by DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small, who were also involved in the Samthing album. Try “Amantombazane” (with Samthing), “Vula Vala” or “We’Mama”.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 08:38 (ten months ago) link

(And if you’re feeling this stuff, there’s plenty more goodness to be found on this thread: THE HOUSE OF SUN-EL: Sun-El Musician, Simmy, Mlindo The Vocalist, and other related artists)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 08:39 (ten months ago) link

Q3 roundup. Tracks.

Far too many again (sorry, not sorry).

Jesca Hoop - Death Row
Floating Points - Coorabell
Sunray - Music for the Dreamachine Phase II (Sonic Boom Mix)
Tokyo Elvis - Pixels of Sound
Mahalia feat. Burna Boy - Simmer
cupcakKe - Whoregasm
Anna Wise - Nerve
Anna Wise feat. Little Simz - Abracadabra
Anna Wise - What’s Up With You?
Marcos Valle - Aviso aos navigantes
Toddla T & Chip - Yard
the bird and the bee - Jump
Busy Signal - Balloon - 生でんぱ
Daphne & Celeste - Sunny Day (Japanese)
PVRIS - Death of Me
Shura - The Stage
Ariana Grande with Social House - boyfriend
Four Tet - Dreamer
BROCKHAMPTON - If You Pray Right
Apparat - OUTLIER
Michael Donnelly - Mole Man (Pye Corner Audio remix)
Joanna Wang - 我只在乎你 (I Only Care About You)
Rosalía feat. Ozuna - Yo x Ti, Yu x Mi
Miranda Lambert - Bluebird
Mura Masa with Clairo - I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again
Alice Hubble - Ruby Falls
Bernard Grancher feat. Laetitia Sadier - L’immodéré bien-être de l’imbécile (Gabe Knox remix)
The Emperor Machine - Function (Extended version / Version 54)
Taylor Swift - Lover
Lana Del Rey - Looking For America
Octo Octa - Imminent Spirit Arrival
Sean O’Hagan with Cathal Coughlan - Candy Clock
Karen Gwyer - Cherries on Shoulders
Sound of Ceres - Fire Lily
Rubin Steiner - Fete
MUNA - It’s Gonna Be Okay, Baby
Zoë Blade - Dead Moth / Moth Celebration
Will Burns & Hannah Peel - Moth Book
Kim Gordon - Sketch Artist
slowthai feat. Mura Masa - Doorman
((( O ))) - Je Suis Infini
Tove Lo feat. Kylie Minogue - Really don’t like u
Carla dal Forno - No Trace
Lena Raine - Fear of the Unknown
Brandy - Freedom Rings
Battles feat. Xenia Rubinos - A Loop So Nice…/They Played It Twice
La Féline - Visions de dieu

Jeff W, Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:18 (ten months ago) link

Q3 contd.

Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Vic Mars - Inner Roads and Outer Paths
Little Simz - GREY Area
The Home Current - The Ardennes
Shura - forevher
Wojciech Golczewski - The Priests of Hiroshima
Tokyo Elvis - W.I.N.S.
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 - Joia!
Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus with Belbury Poly - Chanctonbury Rings
Various Artists - The Moon and Back: One small step for global pop

EPs/Mini LPs
Adderall Canyonly - The Unburdened Present
Carolina Eyck - Elephant in Green
Tomorrow Syndicate - Citizen Input
Lena Raine - Chicory: An Afternoon in Luncheon
Red Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 2
Red Velvet - ‘The ReVe Festival’ Day 1
Daphni - Sizzling
Cidergirl - Clover
Miley Cyrus - She Is Coming
Tomaga - Extended Play 1

Jeff W, Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:26 (ten months ago) link

Ooh, didn't know about that new Belbury Poly

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 6 October 2019 16:32 (ten months ago) link

updated top 10:

Terminal Cheesecake
Fly Pan Am
Thurston Moore
Fat White Family
Cosmic Dead
Sault (7)
De Lorians
Teeth of the Sea

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:36 (ten months ago) link

Slauson Malone

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:37 (ten months ago) link

(just to make it 11)

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:37 (ten months ago) link

I heard this track last night on a New Orleans radio station that I listen to a lot and it prompted an immediate Shazam. GREAT tune, like a funkier Crowded House channelling F. Scott Fitzgerald. (But in a good way.) Can't find much about the guy, I guess he's from Bolton and is legally deaf. Not sure he even has an album out.

Sheesh, one more time.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 October 2019 18:00 (nine months ago) link

men i trust - oncle jazz

ciderpress, Monday, 28 October 2019 15:30 (nine months ago) link

A pox on all of you who did not alert me to the band French Vanilla. I had to find out about them from...gasp! radio.

Anyway, 'How Am I Not Myself?' is dope af. (And so is the s/t from two years ago.)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:05 (nine months ago) link

current 10:

Imprecation - Damnatio Ad Bestias
Sports Team - Keep Walking!
R.M.F.C. - Hive Volumes 1 & 2
The Roves - All Those Freaks
Charly Bliss - Young Enough
Nightwatchers - La Paix Ou Le Sable
Judiciary - Surface Noise
White Ward - Love Exchange Failure
Vircolac - Masque
The Stroppies - Whoosh

o. nate, Monday, 4 November 2019 03:05 (nine months ago) link

billstevejim, Thursday, 14 November 2019 03:09 (eight months ago) link

great year for music imho

flopson, Thursday, 14 November 2019 04:36 (eight months ago) link

pumped for the eoy poll

flopson, Thursday, 14 November 2019 04:36 (eight months ago) link

you've all been jamming this one all month right?

CZ Wang & Neo Image - Just Off Wave

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Sunday, 17 November 2019 09:38 (eight months ago) link

great find; that's dope

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 16:21 (eight months ago) link

faye webster's 'room temperature' is excellent, basically an unofficial sequel to the mats' 'swingin party'

jacquees, full of cobras (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:07 (eight months ago) link

been loving this:

Lowell N. Behold'n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:02 (eight months ago) link

Louise Landes Levi / Timo Van Luijk / Bart De Paepe - kami

budo jeru, Friday, 22 November 2019 18:10 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Q4 Round-up. Don't ask me how I'm gonna narrow down all these songs (and the rest upthread) for the EOY noms.

SAULT - We Are The Sun; Smile and Go
Lil’ Kim feat, O.T. Genesis & City Girls - Found You
DAWN feat. Maliibu Miitch & Quay Dash - spaces (remix)
Jimi Tenor & Freestyle Man - Lake of Lagomar
Zedd feat. Kehlani - Good Thing
kordz feat. Natalie Beridze - Celebrity Clouds
Allie X - Fresh Laundry; Rings A Bell
Sean O’Hagan - Takes My Steps (Nora Bramms)
La Féline - Voyage à cythère
Superbravo - Il n'y a plus foule
Pulselovers - In The Marsh (Remixed by Panamint Manse)
Call Super and Parris - Chiseler’s Rush
Cher Lloyd - M.I.A.
Wojciech Golczewski - Black Sun P-01
VÉRITÉ - think of me
Camilla Cabello - Cry For Me; Easy
Charli XCX - Official
Vanishing Twin - Who Wants To Live Forever?
Sabine Happard - Ne m’approche pas
Megan Thee Stallion feat. VickeeLo - Ride Or Die
DAWN feat. Brooke Candy - Ay Papi
Lizzo feat. Ariana Grande - Good As Hell (remix)
HAIM - Now I’m In It
Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
Midwich Youth Club - Nanobot City
The Home Current - Red Ice; River Keeper
Juniore - Ah bah d’accord; En solitaire
Alexandre Bazin - Red Ochre
Ellen Allien - Mdma (Alien Rain remix); Bounce Your Body; La Música Es Dios
Alan Oldham - We Need Our Weave (remix)
Sudan Archives - Glorious
The Japanese House - Something Has To Change; Chewing Cotton Wool
YMCK - Wild Wild Caravan
Katie Gately - Bracer
Mura Masa feat. slowthai - Deal Wiv It
Róisín Murphy - Narcissus
Ronika - Solitaire
Daphne & Celeste - A.L.T.O. (David Shrigley & Lee Baker remix)
Waveshaper - Data Source
Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
Lake Ruth - Strange Interiors
Pulselovers - Woodford Hales to Fenny Compton in Five Minutes
Neil Scrivin - Tape Control Center
The Emperor Machine - House des Lowe
Jesca Hoop - Waking Andreas
Clairo - Flaming Hot Cheetos (Tokyo Elvis remix)
Disasterpeace - We Defeated Brian Posehn & Saved The World
Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens - Luminous Spaces
Gabe Knox - Square Wave Symphony
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now; Future Nostalgia
Stormzy feat. Aitch - Pop Boy
Plan B - First Past The Post
Saint Etienne - Thank You Very Much

Pulselovers - Cotswold Stone
Article 54 - The Hustle
Phono Ghosts - Warm Pad, Sharp Stab
Szczepan Buczkowski - Smile Eyes and the Children Folk
Various Artists - Scarred For Life: The Album
The Home Current - An Evening With The Home Current
Adderall Canyonly - Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
Anna Wise - As If It Were Forever
Tinashe - Songs For You
Sean O’Hagan - Radum Calls, Radum Calls

EPs, 12"s and mini albums
DMX Krew - Don’t You Wanna Play
The Home Current - Palermo Traxx Vol 2
Pye Corner Audio - Dark Phase
Carolina Eyck & Eversines - Waves
Molly Linen - Outside
Kero Kero Bonito - Civilisation I
Oval - Eksploio
Hayley Kiyoko - I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit
Emily Burns - My Town
Let’s Eat Grandma - Soundtrack to ‘Dark Continents: Semiramis’

Jeff W, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 16:49 (seven months ago) link

i don't do lists but right now "desire" by mope grooves has my favorite music/album cover/band name combo of 2019

na (NA), Thursday, 9 January 2020 21:29 (seven months ago) link

RIYL tinny ramshackle indie-pop tunes with interesting rhythmic approaches

na (NA), Thursday, 9 January 2020 21:31 (seven months ago) link

Time is running out to vote for your Favorite Tracks + Albums 2019 in the EOY poll! If you liked some music last year, vote for it! ILM's 2019 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD

VOTE! In the 2019 EOY Poll (seandalai), Thursday, 23 January 2020 13:26 (six months ago) link

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