The 2019 end of the year music lists thread

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soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:28 (four weeks ago) link

That Vanishing Twin album is worth your time. A bit Broadcast-y with jazz flourishes.

I'd no idea Beck had an album out until I saw it on this list.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:05 (four weeks ago) link

The Beck album isn't out till November 22.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:07 (four weeks ago) link

did you know there was once a time when we did not feel compelled to make one of these threads every single year

feeling more cynical about 'list season' + the role of all the publications feeding into it w/ each passing november

dyl, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:38 (four weeks ago) link

Eh, I thought it was always meant as a handy resource for one place to find all the lists as they got released and kept from having a separate thread for every individual list.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:40 (four weeks ago) link

I did know that cause someone already whined about it in some other thread, as if anyone gives a shit

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:49 (four weeks ago) link

yeah that was probably me but thanks

appreciate u sharing ur incisive opinion, which i have so far failed to notice in any other threads but which i will make sure to give a great shit about sometime before the day is thru

dyl, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:49 (four weeks ago) link

Decibel's list:

1 Blood Incantation, Hidden History of the Human Race, Dark Descent
2 Lingua Ignota, Caligula, Profound Lore
3 Gatecreeper, Deserted, Relapse
4 Crypt Sermon, The Ruins of Fading Light, Dark Descent
5 Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance, 20 Buck Spin
6 Possessed, Revelations of Oblivion, Nuclear Blast
7 Blut aus Nord, Hallucinogen, Debemur Morti Productions
8 Spirit Adrift, Divided by Darkness, 20 Buck Spin
9 Sacred Reich, Awakening, Metal Blade
10 False, Portent, Gilead Media
11 Full of Hell, Weeping Choir, Relapse
12 Mayhem, Daemon, Century Media
13 Mizmor, Cairn, Gilead Media
14 Devin Townsend, Empath, InsideOut
15 Venom Prison, Samsara, Prosthetic
16 Obsequiae, The Palms of Sorrowed Kings, 20 Buck Spin
17 Haunt, If Icarus Could Fly, Shadow Kingdom
18 Darkthrone, Old Star, Peaceville
19 Funereal Presence, Achatius, The Anja Offensive
20 Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas, Metal Blade
21 Idle Hands, Mana, Eisenwald
22 Die Choking, IV, DCIVE
23 Falls of Rauros, Patterns in Mythology, Gilead Media
24 Inter Arma, Sulphur English, Relapse
25 No One Knows What the Dead Think, No One Knows What the Dead Think, Willowtip
26 Opeth, In Cauda Venenum, Nuclear Blast
27 Schammasch, Hearts of No Light, Prosthetic
28 Magic Circle, Departed Souls, 20 Buck Spin
29 Misþyrming, Algleymi, Norma Evangelium Diaboli
30 Baroness, Gold & Grey, Abraxan Hymns
31 Cerebral Rot, Odious Descent Into Decay, 20 Buck Spin
32 Abbath, Outstrider, Season of Mist
33 Toxic Holocaust, Primal Future: 2019, eOne
34 Candlemass, The Door To Doom, Napalm
35 Vastum, Orificial Purge, 20 Buck Spin
36 Misery Index, Rituals of Power, Season of Mist
37 Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Nocebo, Flenser
38 Nocturnus AD, Paradox, Profound Lore
39 Smoulder, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring, Cruz Del Sur
40 Devil Master, Satan Spits on Children of Light, Relapse

I think I've heard a dozen of these, but I might be confusing one band for another (like, I've probably heard Crypt Sermon or Magic Circle, but not both).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:59 (four weeks ago) link

Not bad. I've heard a disturbing number of those. I'll try to dial back the headlong rush into up-to-datedness next year, I think.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:08 (four weeks ago) link

Speaking of albums yet to be released. I feel like I've been hearing about that Blood Incantation album all year so far and it still hasn't even been released.

Decibel's is usually one of my favorite lists to see, nice mix of stuff I liked and incentive to check others out. I still haven't gotten around to that Crypt Sermon record. Otherwise I've only heard about a third of this year's list.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:01 (four weeks ago) link

I need this thread because it's my main source of new music and the only time of year when I listen to much from the present day, who rates what where is pretty unimportant, I just want leads.

Not that interested in the same old lists from culture mags though, if anyone finds best {whatever specific (sub)genre} track lists, pump that shit right into my veins please. Also ambient LPs.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:23 (four weeks ago) link

yeah, this thread ... is good

alpine static, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:31 (four weeks ago) link

god, did that Inter Arma album really come out this year? that feels like forever ago.

alpine static, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:55 (four weeks ago) link

Seconding the love for that Vanishing Twin album. Wonderful record.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:30 (four weeks ago) link

Seeing Blood Incantation place that high caught me by surprise, but without question it's a very good album. That proggy second half is especially strong, some visionary stuff lurking underneath the murk.

A. Begrand, Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:20 (three weeks ago) link

Uncut Magazine: Best Albums of 2019

01. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds : Ghosteen
03. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
04. The Comet is comming - Trust in the lifeforce of the deep mistery
05. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell
06. Joan Shelley - Like the rivers loves the sea
07. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
08. Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a sheepskin vest
09. Big Thief - Ufof
10. Wilco - Ode to joy
11. Cate Le Bon - Reward
12. Julia Jacklin - Crushing
13. Oh Sees - Face Stabbler
14. Richard Dawson - 2020
15. Bon Iver - I,I
16. Sharon Van Etten - Remind me tomorrow
17. Modern Nature - How to live
18. Jenny Lewis - On the line
19. Peter Perrett - Humanworld
20. Brittany Howard - Jaime
21. Rhiannon Giddens - There is no other
22. Leonard Cohen - Thanks for the dance
23. Aldous Harding - Designer
24. The Specials - Encore
25. Neil Young with Crazy horse - Colorado
26. Angel Olsen - All mirrors
27. The National - I am easy to find
28. jenny Hval - The practice of love
29. Trash Kit - Horizon
30. Jessica pratt - Quiet signs
31. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
32. Kim Gordon - No Home Record
33. The raconteurs - Help us stranger
34. Fontaines DC - Dogrel
35. Sturgill Simpson - sound & fury
36. Dave - Psychodrama
37. The Murder Capital - When I have fears
38. 75 Dollar Bill - I was real
39. Bonny Prince Billy - I made a place
40. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
41. Billie Eilish - When we all fall asleep where do we go?
42. Fat White Family - Serf's up!
43. WH Lung - Incidental Music
44. Robert Foster - Inferno
45. Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive
46. Lambshop This is what I wanted to tell you
47. Nérija - Blume
48. Lizzo : Cuz I love you
49. Stephen Malkmus - Grove Denied
50. Shava Cleveland - Night of the worm moon
51. Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between
52. Drugdealer - Raw Honey
53. Black Pleaches - Fire in my hole
54. Little Simz - Grey Area
55. The Waterboys - Where the action is
56. Sacred Paws - Run around the sun
57. Jake Xerxes Fussel - Out of sight
58. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
59. Sunn 0))) - Life Metal
60. Solange - When I get home
61. The Black Keys - Let's rock
62. Gruff Rhys - Pang
63. Altin Gün - Gece
64. Pye Corner Audio - Hollow earth
65. The Delines - Imperial
66. Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
67. Deerhunter - Why hasn't everything already disappeared?
68. Rustin Man - Drift code
69. Sampa The Great - Return
70. Van Morrisson - Three Chords and the Truth
71. The Who - Who
72. Sandro Perri - Soft landing
73. Ex Hex - It's real
74. Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
75. Sessa - Grandeza

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:40 (three weeks ago) link

They really like their singer auteurs, huh.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:44 (three weeks ago) link

17. Modern Nature - How to live

this is v good! sneaked onto my list too

The World According To.... (Michael B), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:11 (three weeks ago) link

about as good a list as uncut could have mustered. bear in mind my sole judging criterion for these lists will be whether they put weyes blood over lana del rey

imago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

Uncut top 10 would probably look a lot like mine, minus Bruce.

Chris L, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:36 (three weeks ago) link

this is a tough time of year for me because i went way over the top listening to acclaimed records last year, my list of favorite 2018 records was far too long. and i'm sure there are a lot of records like that this year too since i haven't even been trying to keep up.

tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:40 (three weeks ago) link

I didnt even know Wilco had a new one out.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah that Modern Nature is really, really good. Making me feel a little better about Ultimate Painting splitting up. Hoping to see the Possible Humans debut pop up on a few lists, that's another great record.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:03 (three weeks ago) link

That Joan Shelley album is lovely.

Modern Nature's downcast, electroacoustic gentleness reminds me of the Notwist.

pomenitul, Saturday, 16 November 2019 12:27 (three weeks ago) link

the artwork for the Waterboys album is extremely cheap and 90s low budget tacky, I’m intrigued

brimstead, Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:41 (three weeks ago) link

not that I’ve listened to anything they put out this decade!

brimstead, Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

Wait, there's a new Delines album?!

Simon H., Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:23 (three weeks ago) link

and it came out in January? damn that got like zero press huh

Simon H., Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:27 (three weeks ago) link

Decibel:

40 Devil Master, Satan Spits on Children of Light, Relapse
39 Smoulder, Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring, Cruz Del Sur
38 Nocturnus AD, Paradox, Profound Lore
37 Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Nocebo, Flenser
36 Misery Index, Rituals of Power, Season of Mist
35 Vastum, Orificial Purge, 20 Buck Spin
34 Candlemass, The Door To Doom, Napalm
33 Toxic Holocaust, Primal Future: 2019, eOne
32 Abbath, Outstrider, Season of Mist
31 Cerebral Rot, Odious Descent Into Decay, 20 Buck Spin
30 Baroness, Gold & Grey, Abraxan Hymns
29 Misþyrming, Algleymi, Norma Evangelium Diaboli
28 Magic Circle, Departed Souls, 20 Buck Spin
27 Schammasch, Hearts of No Light, Prosthetic
26 Opeth, In Cauda Venenum, Nuclear Blast
25 No One Knows What the Dead Think, No One Knows What the Dead Think, Willowtip
24 Inter Arma, Sulphur English, Relapse
23 Falls of Rauros, Patterns in Mythology, Gilead Media
22 Die Choking, IV, DCIVE
21 Idle Hands, Mana, Eisenwald
20 Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas, Metal Blade
19 Funereal Presence, Achatius, The Anja Offensive
18 Darkthrone, Old Star, Peaceville
17 Haunt, If Icarus Could Fly, Shadow Kingdom
16 Obsequiae, The Palms of Sorrowed Kings, 20 Buck Spin
15 Venom Prison, Samsara, Prosthetic
14 Devin Townsend, Empath, InsideOut
13 Mizmor, Cairn, Gilead Media
12 Mayhem, Daemon, Century Media
11 Full of Hell, Weeping Choir, Relapse
10 False, Portent, Gilead Media
9 Sacred Reich, Awakening, Metal Blade
8 Spirit Adrift, Divided by Darkness, 20 Buck Spin
7 Blut aus Nord, Hallucinogen, Debemur Morti Productions
6 Possessed, Revelations of Oblivion, Nuclear Blast
5 Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance, 20 Buck Spin
4 Crypt Sermon, The Ruins of Fading Light, Dark Descent
3 Gatecreeper, Deserted, Relapse
2 Lingua Ignota, Caligula, Profound Lore
1 Blood Incantation, Hidden History of the Human Race, Dark Descent

Simon H., Monday, 18 November 2019 19:32 (three weeks ago) link

ah fuck unperson already posted it sorry

Simon H., Monday, 18 November 2019 19:33 (three weeks ago) link

I've listened to two tracks from that Blood Incantation record and it's just leaving me completely cold. I like death metal a lot, but there's just nothing there, to my ear. The acclaim it's getting baffles me.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 18 November 2019 19:52 (three weeks ago) link

still mystified by Gatecreeper worship tbh

Simon H., Monday, 18 November 2019 20:07 (three weeks ago) link

There is a lot of bad, bad music on this list.

Revolver Magazine
Top 25 Albums of 2019

25. Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
24. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal - Suffer On
23. The Devil Wears Prada - The Act
22. SeeYouSpaceCowboy - The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds
21. 3TEETH - Metawar
20. Ithaca - The Language of Injury
19. Fury - Failed Entertainment
18. Angel Du$t - Pretty Buff
17. Venom Prison - Samsara
16. Une Misère - Sermon
15. Korn - The Nothing
14. Russian Circles - Blood Year
13. Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence
12. Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - End of Suffering
11. Jinjer - Macro
10. Rammstein - Rammstein
9. Spirit Adrift - Divided by Darkness
8. Brutus - Nest
7. Devil Master - Satan Spits on Children of Light
6. Killswitch Engage - Atonement
5. Baroness - Gold & Grey
4. Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
3. Gatecreeper - Deserted
2. Slipknot — We Are Not Your Kind
1. Tool - Fear Inoculum

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/25-best-albums-2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

lol at rammstein choosing this year to release a s/t

though for all i know it could be their fourth, like a peter gabriel thing

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:16 (two weeks ago) link

... most of that list is good

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

the devil wears prada are a legit good band now

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

brutus are awesome, the korn and slip knot records are awesome. what’s to complain about

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:50 (two weeks ago) link

what's to complain about

Blood Incantation, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, 3TEETH, Ithaca, Angel Du$t, Venom Prison, Une Misère, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, and Killswitch Engage are all on a scale from "OK but not exciting" to actively terrible. And I'm frankly ashamed that Angel Du$t are on a label I used to work for. Oh, and Tool suuuuuck.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:58 (two weeks ago) link

Piccadilly Records:

Top 100 Albums

Top 20 Compilations

groovypanda, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:41 (two weeks ago) link

I have a perverse enjoyment of WPSE but they have absolutely no place on a) a top 25 list b) a "metal"/"hard rock" list. I do like all the records brad cited tho (and Spirit Adrift and obviously Baroness)

Simon H., Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:51 (two weeks ago) link

Probably 80% of that Piccadilly list unfamiliar to me

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:02 (two weeks ago) link

Their compilations lists are always worth checking out. Usually find 3 or 4 amazing ones every year.

groovypanda, Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:39 (one week ago) link

<3 Piccadilly but they have some strange affections - I checked out the W. H. Lung (#1) and Andrew Wasylyk (#3) albums off the back of the list and yeah those are not the best albums of 2019. Good point on the comps though.

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:41 (one week ago) link

Musicophilia's Top 75 LPs & EPs of 2019:

75. Tim Hecker - Anoyo
74. Death & Vanilla - Are You A Dreamer
73. Seahawks - Eyes of the Moon
72. Old Man Saxon - Goldman Sax EP
71. Charles Hayward - Begin Anywhere
70. Free Snacks - Fast Food
69. Yosuke Tokunaga - 8 Furnitures
68. ePP - There’s a PLace for People Like You
67. Husmo HAV - Ripples
66. Malci - Papaya!

65. Abdu Ali - FIYAH!!!
64. Mike - Tears of Joy
63. Femdot - Camry 94 Music EP
62. Ensemble Entendu - Music For the Densely Populated/Pastoral Dusk Themes EPs
61. Dominique Fils-Aime- Stay Tuned
60. Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian
59. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Vweto II
58. Laraaji & Log(m) - The Onrush of Eternity
57. Yatta - Wahala
56. Wilma Vritra - Burd

55. Hama - Houmeissa
54. Lealani - Fantastic Planet
53. SB The Moor - Spirit Realm
52. Kassa Overall - Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz
51. Nelson Bandela - Fantastic/TMT Love Lois Louise EPs
50. Joshua Virtue - Post Faith Dialogues
49. Spellling - Mazy Fly
48. Shamir - Be the Yee, Here Comes the Haw EP
47. Angel-Ho - Death Becomes Her
46. Bells Atlas - The Mystic

45. Nappy Nina - The Tree Act
44. Blood Orange - Angel’s Pulse
43. Highest Low - Underdogs
42. K.Raydio - 1:11/2:22/3:33/4:44/5:55 EPs
41. Vagabon - Vagabon
40. Black Pumas - Black Pumas
39. BluMoon - Slow Burn
38. Symphny, The - Vol. 1/Vol. 2/Moments EPs
37. These New Puritans - Inside the Rose
36. Sudan Archives - Athena

35. Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
34. Elucid - Every Egg I Cracked Today Was Double Yoked EP
33. Mourning A BLKstar - Reckoning
32. Thom Yorke - Anima
31. SOL Development - The SOL of Black Folk
30. The Lasso - The Sound of Lasso
29. Billy Woods - Hiding Places
28. Hildur Gudnadottir - Chernobyl
27. Debby Friday - Bitchpunk EP
26. Dave - Psychodrama

25. AhMerAhSu - Incandescent Body EP
24. Fran & Flora - Unfurl
23. Solange - When I Get Home
22. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!
21. Hejira - Thread of Gold
20. Rustin Man - Drift Code
19. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall
18. Angel Olson - All Mirrors
17. Pete Sayke - Gold & Rue
16. Rapsody - Eve

15. Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy
14. Tony Njoku - Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama
13. Floating Points - Crush
12. Earthgang - Mirrorland
11. Sequoyah Murray - Before You Begin
10. Sampa The Great - The Return
09. Boogie - Everything’s For Sale
08. Tyler, The Creator - Igor
07. FKA Twigs - Magdalene
06. Quelle Chris - Guns

05. Corey King - A Loveless Sunken Sun
04. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
03. Tawiah - Starts Again
02. Ed Balloon - The Dubs
01. Little Simz - Grey Area

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_2019-top-75_list.jpg

Soundslike, Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:32 (one week ago) link

Also made a 'best of 2019' mix:


Various – ‘The Ice‘
Best of 2019

Part I

01 [0:00:00] Floating Points – “Falaise” (‘Crush’ 2019)
02 [0:03:35] Ed Balloon – “Dreamworld” (‘The Dubs’ 2019)
03 [0:07:40] Tony Njoku – “Confident” (‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ 2019)
04 [0:10:25] Hildur Gudnadottir – “Hours Before” (‘Chernobyl’ 2019)
05 [0:12:45] Corey King – “Size of the World” (‘A Loveless Sunken Sun’ 2019)
06 [0:18:45] Earthgang – “Swivel” (‘Mirrorland’ 2019)
07 [0:21:55] Sampa the Great – “Dare To Fly” (‘The Return’ 2019)
08 [0:26:15] Pete Sayke – “Heirs” (‘Gold & Rue’ 2019)

Part II

09 [0:30:45] Dave – “Black” (‘Psychodrama’ 2019)
10 [0:34:30] Solange – “I’m A Witness” (‘When I Get Home’ 2019)
11 [0:36:15] Rapsody – “Maya” (‘Eve’ 2019)
12 [0:39:55] Christian Scott – “Forevergirl” (‘Ancestral Recall’ 2019)
13 [0:45:20] K.Raydio – “Destiny” (‘2:22’ EP 2019)
14 [0:49:30] TheSymphny – “Back To You” (‘Moments’ EP 2019)
15 [0:52:55] Boogie – “Skydive II” (‘Everything’s For Sale’ 2019)
16 [0:55:45] Michael Kiwanuka – “Final Days” (‘Kiwanuka’ 2019)

Part III

17 [0:59:55] Hejira – “Ribs” (‘Thread of Gold’ 2019)
18 [1:05:30] Lafawndah – “Joseph” (‘Ancestor Boy’ 2019)
19 [1:09:30] Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors” (‘All Mirrors’ 2019)
20 [1:14:05] Sequoyah Murray – “Sublime” (‘Before You Begin’ 2019)
21 [1:18:30] Tyler, The Creator – “Earfquake” (‘Igor’ 2019)
22 [1:21:40] Tawiah – “Don’t Hold Your Breath” (‘Starts Again’ 2019)
23 [1:25:20] Fran & Flora – “Departures” (‘Unfurl’ 2019)
24 [1:29:50] Billy Woods – “A Day In A Week In A Year” (‘Hiding Places’ 2019)

Part IV

25 [1:34:50] Little Simz – “Selfish” (‘Grey Area’ 2019)
26 [1:38:35] Quelle Chris – “WYRM” (‘Guns’ 2019)
27 [1:41:25] These New Puritans – “Anti-Gravity” (‘Inside the Rose’ 2019)
28 [1:45:45] Husmo HAV – “East In North” (‘Ripples’ 2019)
29 [1:50:00] The Lasso – “Oscilations” (‘The Sound of Lasso’ 2019)
30 [1:53:45] FKA Twigs – “Sad Day” (‘Magdalene’ 2019)
31 [1:57:55] AhMerAhSu – “Little Bird” (‘Incandescent Body’ EP 2019)

[Total Time: 2:01:30]

Download/stream here: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/best-of-2019-the-ice/

Soundslike, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:46 (one week ago) link

Drift Record Shop: Top 100 Albums of 2019
Totnes,Devon. England

Written and compiled by The Drift Record Shop
https://driftrecords.com/

info @
https://deluxenewspaper.com/deluxe-19

summary via: Acclaimed Music
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7976&sid=5eda9a152a2c0171aa688cd29b1c2d2f

100 Tycho - Weather
99 Wovoka Gentle - Start Clanging Cymbals
98 Damien Jurado - In the Shape of a Storm
97 Flamingods - Levitation
96 Qasim Naqvi - Teenages
95 Julia Kent - Temporal
94 Unloved - Heartbreak
93 sir Was - Holding On To a Dream
92 Clark - Kiri Variations
91 Bodega - Shiny New Model
90 Black Peaches - Fire in the Hole
89 Matthew Shaw - Among the Never Setting Stars
88 FEWS - Into Red
87 Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
86 Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
85 Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
84 The Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe
83 Richard Norris - Abstractions Vol. 1 & 2
82 Moon Duo - Stars Are the Light
81 Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold
80 Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
79 Maps - Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.?
78 Drugdealer - Raw Honey
77 Whitney - Forever Turned Around
76 (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar
75 Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
74 Portico Quartet - Memory Streams
73 Metronomy - Metronomy Forever?
72 SASAMI - SASAMI
71 You Tell Me - You Tell Me
70 Steve Gunn - The Unseen in Between
69 Julia Jacklin - Crushing
68 William Tyler - Goes West
67 Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs
66 Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy
65 Here Lies Man - No Ground to Walk Upon
64 Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild
63 Flying Lotus - Flamagra
62 Penelope Isles - Until the Tide Creeps In
61 Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied
60 Bibio - Ribbons
59 Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
58 Leafcutter John - Yes! Come Parade With Us
57 Jesca Hoop - STONECHILD
56 Tim Hecker - Anoyo
55 Keel Her - With Kindness
54 Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving
53 Carwyn Ellis & Rio18 - JOIA!
52 Daniel O'Sullivan - Folly
51 Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
50 Pottery - No. 1
49 Laurence Pike - Holy Spring
48 Richard Dawson - 2020
47 White Denim - Side Effects
46 Pom Poko - Birthday
45 Sarah Davachi - Pale Bloom
44 Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops
43 Gia Margaret - There's Always Glimmer
42 Kim Gordon - No Home Record
41 Pozi - PZ1
40 Little Simz - Grey Area
39 Girl Band - The Talkies
38 Holly Herndon - Proto
37 Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!
36 Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars
35 Floating Points - Crush
34 Lee "Scratch" Perry - Rainford
33 Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
32 Alexander Tucker - The Guild of The Asbestos Weaver
31 Theon Cross - Fyah
30 Shannon Lay - August
29 Mega Bog - Dolphine
28 Aldous Harding - Designer
27 Rozi Plain - What a Boost
26 Sun O))) - Life Metal
25 Pip Blom - Boat
24 Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
23 Daniel Thorne - Lines of Sight
22 Thom Yorke - ANIMA
21 Nérija - Blume
20 Gruff Rhys - Pang!
19 Trash Kit - Horizon
18 Modern Nature - How to Live
17 Cate le Bon - Reward
16 Oh Sees - Face Stabber
15 School of Language - 45
14 Cool Maritime - Sharing Waves
13 Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien
12 Will Burns and Hannah Peel - Chalk Hill Blue
11 Kevin Morby - Oh My God
10 The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
09 Ty Segall - First Taste
08 black midi - Schlagenheim
07 Wand - Laughing Matter
06 Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
05 Vanishing Twin - The Age of Immunology
04 Big Thief - U.F.O.F./Two Hands
03 Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
02 W.H. Lung - Incidental Music
01 Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains

djmartian, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:57 (one week ago) link

hmmm, couldn't really get into a few of those (treanor, klein, twigs) but the caterina barbieri is the best thing i've heard from her (wasn't much of a fan before tbh). that nathan micay is good fun too!

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:07 (one week ago) link

spent the afternoon trawling through the piccadilly list and now i mostly hate music btw

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:11 (one week ago) link

really enjoying your mix, Soundslike !

budo jeru, Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:18 (one week ago) link

clipping is not good. The music is acceptable at best, and that dude's voice is really annoying.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:46 (yesterday) link

The best thing about the album is the chance that some people might learn about Annea Lockwood.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:47 (yesterday) link

dogshit opinion

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:56 (yesterday) link

I'd almost be disappointed if P4k's top 50 didn't disappoint, but is it me or are their eoy lists getting narrower in scope every year? "Ok we'll throw in this years metal darling, some Sherburne picks to cover dozens of genres check.jpg, and we're p much there good job all round guys".

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:25 (yesterday) link

04) MEN I TRUST | Oncle Jazz

kudos to gvb for recognizing this amazing album i need to make a thread for

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:29 (yesterday) link

i've liked a lot of their singles, but haven't checked the alb out yet. mostly because of a) the length, and b) the title.

10,000 mani-gecs (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:30 (yesterday) link

Please do!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:31 (yesterday) link

some good picks in resident advisor
https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3540

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:34 (yesterday) link

They're from Montreal and their keyboard player is Romanian? Sold.

xp

pomenitul, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:35 (yesterday) link

Love the Nkisi and Madteo albums on RA’s list

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:45 (yesterday) link

Haven't heard the Madteo but the Nkisi is awesome.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:46 (yesterday) link

Looking forward to checking out both. Glad RA mentioned Barbieri and Caretaker, too. As well as Octo Octa, but that was (deservedly so) expected. Surprisef CFCF isn't on their list!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:56 (yesterday) link

i was gonna take my time getting to the twigs album but ra having it as their top pick on an otherwise unranked list is prob the one thing that'd change that

lowercase (eric), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:02 (yesterday) link

surprised malibu isn't on the RA list

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:02 (yesterday) link

Surprised/not surprised how much the Men I Trust album sounds like late-summer 1985, half-listening to the top 40 countdown, watching my sister do hand stands up against the wall as the sun bleaches another summer's end.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:27 (yesterday) link

i made a thread and accidentally posted it to ile lol thraed of smooth jazz dream pop opus ONCLE JAZZ by montreal band MEN I TRUST

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:37 (yesterday) link

I'm not wild about the sequencing on the LDR album as I've mentioned elsewhere, but it still has like 9-10 of the best songs she's ever written, and her best lyrics and production by some distance.


ah, love to grade on a curve

maura, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:44 (yesterday) link

ra having it as their top pick on an otherwise unranked list

cringe tbh

imago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:47 (yesterday) link

either rank that shit properly or full equality

imago, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:50 (yesterday) link

regardless it does make it easier to pick it as something to listen to

it'd be better if it wasn't an album already getting so many props tho

lowercase (eric), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:52 (yesterday) link

love to grade on a curve

I mean I don't consider "contains an album's worth of her best material" faint praise!

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:53 (yesterday) link

I freely admit I'd consider lax sequencing a worse crime in the pre-streaming days but now? enh

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:54 (yesterday) link

"the best songs she's ever written" is not going to be super compelling to those of us who think almost all of her songs are dogshit

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:55 (yesterday) link

I mean, sure?

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:58 (yesterday) link

The Atlantic put out an unranked list:

FKA Twigs, Magdalene
Burna Boy, African Giant
Megan Thee Stallion, Fever
Torche, Admission
Maxo Kream, Brandon Banks
Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell
Chris Farren, Born Hot
Ari Lennox, Shea Butter Baby
Barker, Utility
Sleaford Mods, Eton Alive
Summer Walker, Over It
Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated
DaBaby, Kirk
100 Gecs, 1000 Gecs
Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride
The Highwomen, The Highwomen
Bad Bunny, 100XPre

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:34 (yesterday) link

Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated

haven't seen this too much--getting the Haim follow-up treatment?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:42 (yesterday) link

Chris Farren, Born Hot

wacky to see the fake problems guy in this crowd

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:43 (yesterday) link

i like the LDR album a lot but it feels very strange the way she's suddenly gone from critically underrated to critically overrated. not just this record but born to die doing very well in end of decade lists despite still being pretty mediocre. NFR is certainly her best work but not really close to an AOTY contender for me.

ufo, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 22:29 (yesterday) link

everyone wants a hero

maura, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 22:42 (yesterday) link

I'm certainly appreciating that Ari Lennox more now than I did over the summer.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 22:44 (yesterday) link

i hope to see more publications putting out unranked lists

dyl, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 04:08 (eighteen hours ago) link

me too ^

also, i think an unranked list + one or two or three "this is the very best of the bunch" / ranked section is perfectly reasonable.

i often feel like my top 2, 3 or 4 are obvious and everything after that is splitting hairs.

alpine static, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:14 (fifteen hours ago) link

it does feel like an unranked list sort of year

Simon H., Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:44 (twelve hours ago) link

https://remezcla.com/lists/music/50-best-songs-by-latinos-in-2019/

A little of everything but mainly reggaeton

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:10 (nine hours ago) link

https://afropop.org/articles/afropop-runs-down-2019

Stocking Stuffer list in alphabetical order with Burna Boy, Mdou Moctar and more

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:12 (nine hours ago) link

Textura again doesn't have much overlap with anything else:

01. Christopher Tignor: A Light Below (Western Vinyl)
02. William Brittelle: Spiritual America (New Amsterdam Records / Nonesuch)
03. Stein Urheim: Simple Pieces & Paper Cut-Outs (Hubro)
04. Hevreh Ensemble: A Path of Light (Ansonica Records)
05. Kamancello: Kamancello II: Voyage (Kamancello)
06. Toby Hay: New Music for the 12 String Guitar (The state51 Conspiracy)
07. Leo Svirsky: River Without Banks (Unseen Worlds)
08. Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Smells Funny (Rune Grammofon)
09. Isnaj Dui: Sight Seeing (Fbox Records)
10. Frode Haltli: Border Woods (Hubro)
11. Sontag Shogun: It Billows Up (Youngbloods)
12. Michael Robinson: Tunis Phantom (Azure Miles Records)
13. Zachary Paul: Meditation on Discord (Touch)
14. Akira Kosemura: Diary 2016-19 (Schole Records)
15. Paniyolo & Akio Watanabe: Passage of Sky (Schole Records)
16. J. Pavone String Ensemble: Brick and Mortar (Birdwatcher Records)
17. Lumen Drones: Umbra (Hubro)
18. Deadbeat & Camara: Trinity Thirty (Constellation)
19. David Ian Roberts: Traveling Bright (Cambrian Records)
20. Comit: Remote Viewing (ASIP)

Classical, jazz and ambient lists are separated.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:15 (nine hours ago) link

FACT best tracks of 2019
https://www.factmag.com/2019/12/10/the-best-tracks-of-2019/

100 gecs - Money Machine
8ULENTINA - Deep Summer
Aïsha Devi - I'm Not Always Where My Body Is
Anz - No Harm
Call Super + Parris - Chiselers Rush
Claude Fontaine - Cry For Another
De Grandi - Paris Nord-Est
DJ Lag & Okzharp - Steam One
DJ Plead - Ruby
Ellll - Pepsi
False Witness - Red Curtain Daybreak
Felix Lee [Feat. Yayoyanoh] - Focused
FKA Twigs - sad day
Frank Ocean - In My Room
Guapdad 4000- Flossin
India Jordan - Warper
Jai Paul - Do You Love Her Now
Joy Orbison [Feat. Infinite & Mansur Brown] - Burn
Kelsey Lu - Due West
Karen Gwyer - Faces on Ankles
Kehlani - Too Deep
Kim Gordon - Air BnB
Lady Lykez [Feat. Lioness] - Muhammad Ali (remix)
Leonce - Penetration Testing
Lil Nas X [Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus] - Old Town Road (remix)
Medulasa - Forever
Murlo - End Of The Road (Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones’ Flashback)
Nkisi - Destruction Of Power
Noname- Song 32
Normani - Motivation
ose - is it love?
Peder Mannerfelt - Sissel & Bass (Cera Khin Mind Destruction remix)
Pop Smoke - Welcome To The Party
Powder - New Tribe
Precolumbian & Estoc - CCT1
Precolumbian & Estoc - CCT2
Quest?onmarc - Monolith
Rhyw - Biggest Bully
Riobamba - Muerte
Rui Mo - The Heat
Scarlxrd - GXING THE DISTANCE
Shygirl - BB
Special Request - Vortex 150
Taso & Siete Catorce - 2 for $20
Thoom - Wound as Pocket
tobi lou - I Was Sad Last Night I'm OK Now
Tom Blip & Swordman Kitala - Kitala Beat
Tzusing & Hodge - Electrolytes
Young Thug [Feat. Lil Uzi Vert] - What's the Move
Young Baby Tate - CAMP
Von Bikrav - Casse des Murs

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:58 (eight hours ago) link

man it's just wild sometimes to think about how much music there is. that Textura list is marked "General" and yet I have never heard of a single one of those artists.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:15 (seven hours ago) link

Another good jazz list, from VinylMePlease:

http://magazine.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/best-jazz-albums-2019/

I've heard all but two of these albums, and the Jamael Dean one sounds particularly interesting.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:19 (seven hours ago) link

I listened to some of the Dean the other day, definitely worth checking out. Maybe a touch too much exactly what you'd expect from "jazz album on Stones Throw" but well executed

rob, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:27 (seven hours ago) link

It's a Canadian 'new music' site with ime a distinct aesthetic that is a little tricky to describe; contemporary classical and jazz releases that share qualities with ambient music but are more chopsy than post-rock? Kamancello are from here. I had stopped following. I should check this one out.xps re Textura

No language just sound (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:32 (seven hours ago) link

I like a lot of the Textura jazz picks, but yeah, those albums all have more in common than not, and "share qualities with ambient music but are more chopsy than post-rock" covers it pretty well. I would also describe it as the kind of jazz where everyone on the bandstand, including the drummer, needs a music stand.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:45 (seven hours ago) link

Their ambient is all "everything is going to be ok" ambient, not so much "everything is fucked and we're all going to die" ambient. I have time for both tbh.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:47 (seven hours ago) link

man it's just wild sometimes to think about how much music there is. that Textura list is marked "General" and yet I have never heard of a single one of those artists.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j)

i was going to say the same on first glance except i namechecked the stein urheim upthread!

that's kind of my goal in terms of music. to react to 90% of everything a given person will mention with blank stares and then they hit on that one thing that they're going to assume nobody else has heard of and i've heard it.

i listened to their #1 pick, the tignor, and i liked it. i hadn't heard of his tuning fork thing before - if it was ever a schtick, i don't think it is now. probably it makes him more marketable but we all need to get people's attention somehow.

i try to be attuned to terroir when it comes to music - my approach implicitly demands it - and it's a new york thing but i'm ok with that. i could easily spend all my time listening to music only from new york, it's a world unto itself with all sorts of interesting things happening, so i try to limit myself. having heard two records on the textura list and liked both of them, i'm consciously not going to listen to anything more because at some point i have to live my fucking life.

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:16 (six hours ago) link

Frode Haltli's Border Woods is norsk avant-folk for the accordion-minded – always a delight.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:20 (six hours ago) link

Glad to see Kelsey Lu on the FACT list, surprised that isn't getting more EOY love.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:31 (six hours ago) link

Evol j otm

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:44 (six hours ago) link

Electronic Sound

1. Anna Meredith - Fibs
2. Paranoid London - PL
3. William Doyle - Your Wilderness Revisited
4. Luke Vibert - Valvable
5. Fader - In Shadow
6. Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild
7. Chemical Brothers - No Geography
8. Amon Tobin - Fear in a Handful of Dust
9. Richard Fearless - Dummy
10. Jane Weaver - Loops in the Secret Society

Seperate lists for reissues, comps and soundtracks.

Respectively the number 1 for each was

Michael Rother -Solo
Various - Use Hearing Protection
Haiku Salut - The General

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:08 (five hours ago) link

That Anna Meredith album was a bit too much for me tbh, but I was wondering if Imago had heard it cos it seemed v much like his sort of thing

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:29 (five hours ago) link

Ubiquitous French magazine Les Inrocks:

100. Roméo Elvis - Chocolat
99. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Colorado
98. Swans - Leaving Meaning.
97. Lysistrata - Breath In/Out
96. Fabio Viscogliosi - Rococo
95. MNNQNS - Body Negative
94. Kokoko! - Fongola
93. Unloved - Heartbreak
92. Alex Beaupain - Pas plus le jour que la nuit
91. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Tracing Back the Radiance
90. Rubin Steiner - Say Hello to the Dawn of Paradox
89. GoldLink - Diaspora
88. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1)
87. Pritchard & Lo - Rendez-vous Streets
86. Sampa The Great - The Return
85. Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin¿
84. The Psychotic Monks - Private Meaning First
83. Big Thief - Two Hands
82. Chris Cohen - Chris Cohen
81. Velvet Negroni - NEON BROWN
80. DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age
79. Le Villejuif Underground - When Will the Flies in Deauville Drop?
78. Thom Yorke - ANIMA
77. Keren Ann - Bleue
76. Cigarettes After Sex - Cry
75. DIIV - Deceiver
74. Whitney - Forever Turned Around
73. Corridor - Junior
72. Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier - Corpse Flower
71. Sean O'Hagan - Radum Calls, Radum Calls
70. Nérija - Blume
69. Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy
68. H-BURNS - Midlife
67. Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI
66. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
65. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
64. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
63. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
62. Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
61. Muzi - Zeno
60. Tindersticks - No Treasure But Hope
59. Adam Green - Engine of Paradise
58. Kobo - Période d'essai
57. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
56. Malik Djoudi - Tempéraments
55. The Black Keys - "Let's Rock"
54. The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger
53. Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs
52. L'Épée - Diabolique
51. Zed Yun Pavarotti - French Cash
50. Drugdealer - Raw Honey
49. Clairo - Immunity
48. Hamza - Paradise
47. Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy
46. Peter Doherty - Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres
45. Kindness - Something Like a War
44. O – Olivier Marguerit - À TERRE !
43. HTRK - Venus in Leo
42. (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar
41. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
40. Aldous Harding - Designer
39. Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you)
38. Blood Orange - Angel's Pulse
37. Cate Le Bon - Reward
36. Mattiel - Satis Factory
35. Biche - La nuit des Perséides
34. Ty Segall - First Taste
33. black midi - schlagenheim
32. Chromatics - Closer To Grey
31. Girl Band - The Talkies
30. SebastiAn - Thirst
29. Metronomy - Metronomy Forever
28. Solange - When I Get Home
27. Allah-Las - LAHS
26. slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
25. Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
24. Kim Gordon - No Home Record
23. PNL - Deux frères
22. Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning
21. Kompromat - Traum und Existenz
20. Kanye West - JESUS IS KING
19. Holly Herndon - PROTO
18. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
17. Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
16. Iggy Pop - Free
15. Cassius - Dreems
14. Battles - Juice B Crypts
13. Bon Iver - i,i
12. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
11. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
10. Hubert Lenoir - Darlène
9. Alex Cameron - Miami Memory
8. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
7. Denzel Curry - ZUU
6. Philippe Katerine - Confessions
5. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
4. James Blake - Assume Form
3. Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
2. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
1. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

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