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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

The Beck album isn't out till November 22.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:07 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

yeah, this thread ... is good

alpine static, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:31 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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

Matt DC, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:30 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

They really like their singer auteurs, huh.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:44 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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

Chris L, Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:36 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

I didnt even know Wilco had a new one out.

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

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

brimstead, Saturday, 16 November 2019 19:42 (two months ago) link

Wait, there's a new Delines album?!

Simon H., Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:23 (two months ago) link

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

Simon H., Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:27 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

ah fuck unperson already posted it sorry

Simon H., Monday, 18 November 2019 19:33 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

still mystified by Gatecreeper worship tbh

Simon H., Monday, 18 November 2019 20:07 (two months 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

... most of that list is good

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:49 (one month ago) link

the devil wears prada are a legit good band now

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 01:49 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Piccadilly Records:

Top 100 Albums

Top 20 Compilations

groovypanda, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 11:41 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

Probably 80% of that Piccadilly list unfamiliar to me

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:02 (one month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago) link

really enjoying your mix, Soundslike !

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

Here's a list by one of The Guardian's resident classical music critics, Andrew Clements:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/19/classical-cds-of-the-year-andrew-clements

pomenitul, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:52 (one month ago) link

Pfork's metal list isn't half-bad:

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/best-metal-albums-2019/

pomenitul, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:54 (one month ago) link

Mostly out of curiosity, I wish every year-end list came with a separate list of how many albums from the previous year's list the writer(s) is(are) still listening to.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 December 2019 18:34 (one month ago) link

xpost Thanks for posting, I haven't kept up with much metal lately, but there are some albums on that list that, on first skim, immediately caught my ear, like the Obsequiae.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 December 2019 18:44 (one month ago) link

lots of lists here: https://boomkat.com/charts/boomkat-end-of-year-charts-2019

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Thursday, 19 December 2019 22:39 (one month ago) link

I generally get a lot of great tips from the lists on boomkat from folk whose music I enjoy, moreso than their main lists. Carla del Forno's list this year is really interesting.

neilasimpson, Friday, 20 December 2019 15:54 (one month ago) link

Typically wonderful wordsmithery from Moon Wiring Club in his commentary on his own Top 10 for boomkat

Jeff W, Friday, 20 December 2019 18:40 (one month ago) link

Seems like what you would expect here: https://pitchfork.com/features/article/2019-readers-poll-results/

Nobody uses the phone anymore (morrisp), Friday, 20 December 2019 19:09 (one month ago) link

Here's mine fwiw.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 December 2019 23:10 (one month ago) link

Thanks Alfred! This thread is blowing my mind--knew I was ignorant of much, but---!
Prob of little interest here, so I'll just link https://www.nodepression.com/no-depression-readers-50-favorite-roots-music-albums-of-2019/?mc_cid=4108cafd3a&mc_eid=b850f832a1
My picks from these (several didn't make this Top 50, but ballot not at hand)
numbers are placement in Top 50, not my ballot:
1. Tyler Childers – Country Squire
3. Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury
18. Rodney Crowell – Texas
22. Allison Moorer – Blood
26. Justin Townes Earle – The Saint of Lost Causes
39. Patty Griffin – Patty Griffin
All of those have some trans-genre/subgenre/ appeal for the rock-inclined, especially Sturgill, as I said on Rolling Country:
have you heard Sturgill's Sound and Fury yet? I just did, and right off, seems like this ZZ Rex electro-pop-boogie, sometimes also reminding me of Neil and the Trans Band (more the show tapes than studio album), might suit you too. It's much less soapbox ranty than I feared---and the non-pedantic retro detailing, commercial inclusiveness x righteous fencepost grievances x deserty-hot-cold broodiness, also that voice, keep it all country or countryoid. Also 'ppreciate how he keeps twisting the dial into another track at just the right moment, or close enough. It's a hard candy Christmas alright.

dow, Saturday, 21 December 2019 23:22 (one month ago) link

X-post — years ago I remember some noting here that the Wire had a critic covering Dub reggae but not dancehall. Not really seeing dub or dancehall on any Wire contributor list. Am seeing some US & UK rap & jazz, but not really any reggaeton or Afro-Latinx jazz. Looks like a few African acts but not many.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 22 December 2019 19:22 (one month ago) link

Reading through the other Wire ballots made me realize how hopefully basic I am as a music listener

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 22 December 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

Sorry I missed this thread, been busy with life s**t and redesigning my site which is mostly done.

Fester’s Lucky 13: 2019 Year-End Summary
https://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-19/#albums

1. Rosalie Cunningham – Rosalie Cunningham
2. The Sonic Dawn – Eclipse
3. Bent Knee – You Know What They Mean
4. Motorpsycho – The Crucible
5. Spidergawd – V
6. Lucille Furs – Another Land
7. Custard Flux – Echo
8. Rosegarden Funeral Party – Martyr
9. Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
10. The Warp/The Weft – Dead Reckoning
11. Patio – Essentials
12. Magic Circle – Departed Souls
13. Spirit Adrift – Divided By Darkness
14. Kills Birds – Kills Birds
15. Priests – The Seduction Of Kansas
16. Tropical Fuck Storm – Braindrops
17. The Honey Pot – Bewildered Jane
18. Monarch – Beyond The Blue Sky
19. Bask – III
20. The Galileo 7 – There Is Only Now
21. Rose City Band – Rose City Band
22. True Moon – II
23. Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind – CollectiV
24. Avatarium – The Fire I Long For
25. Neutrals – Kebab Disco
26. Moon Duo – Stars Are The Light
27. Leprous – Pitfalls
28. Opeth – In Cauda Venenum
29. The Tea Club – If/When
30. Lowcaster – Flames Arise
31. The Messthetics – Anthropocosmic Nest
32. The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears
33. Worshipper – Light In The Wire
34. Control Top – Covert Contracts
35. Magic Shoppe – Circles
36. Automatic – Signal
37. Dumb Things – Time Again
38. Garcia Peoples – Natural Facts
39. Diagonal – Arc
40. Colour Haze – We Are
41. The Lord Weird Slough Feg – The New Organon
42. Chris Forsyth – All Time Present
43. Kadavar – For The Dead Travel Fast
44. Scarecrow – Scarecrow
45. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
46. Elkhorn – Sun Cycle/Elk Jam
47. Zach Brock | Matt Ulery | Jon Deitemyer – Wonderment Bandcamp
48. Baba Zula – Derin Derin
49. B Boys – Dudu
50. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
51. Sacri Monti – Waiting Room For The Magic Hour
52. Body Type – EP2
53. White Denim – Side Effects
54. Ty Segall – First Taste
55. Skeleton Goode – Skeleton Goode
56. Papernut Cambridge – Nutlets II
57. Jess By The Lake – Under The Red Light Shine
58. Blue Orchids – The Magical Record Of Blue Orchids
59. Lola Colt – Human Made
60. 10 000 Russos – Kompromat
61. Blackwater Holylight – Veils Of Winter
62. Orodruin – Ruins Of Eternity
63. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Heavy Rain
64. Jack Hues And The Quartet Featuring Syd Arthur – Nobody’s Fault But My Own EP
65. Cate Le Bon – Reward
66. Baroness – Gold & Grey
67. James McArthur And The Head Gardeners – Intergalactic Sailor Bandcamp
68. The Ivory Elephant – Stoneface
69. Sunwatchers – Illegal Moves
70. 75 Dollar Bill – I Was Real
71. Kaleta & Super Yamba Band – Medaho
72. These New Puritans – Inside The Rose
73. Torche – Admission
74. The Membranes – What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away
75. Nil/Resplendent – Lesser Free Trade
76. FKA twigs – Magdalene
77. Doug Tuttle – Dream Road
78. Julie’s Haircut – In The Silence Electric
79. The Mystery Lights – Too Much Tension!
80. Crypt Trip – Haze County
81. Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus
82. Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race
83. Crypt Sermon – The Ruins Of Fading Light
84. Savage Mansion – Revision Ballads
85. The Devil And The Almighty Blues – Tre
86. Sugarfoot – In The Clearing
87. Haunt – If Icarus Could Fly
88. The Snakes – The Snakes
89. Monolord – No Comfort
90. Saint Agnes – Welcome To Silvertown
91. Black Road – Witch Of The Future
92. Fred Deakin – The Lasters
93. Wand – Laughing Matter
94. Oh Sees – Face Stabber
95. Jane Weaver – Loops In The Secret Society
96. Ouzo Bazooka – Transporter
97. Gold – Why Aren’t You Laughing?
98. black midi – Schlagenheim
99. Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call
100. The Silence – Metaphysical Feedback

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 23 December 2019 23:27 (one month ago) link

i like the control top record. didn't realize the silence had a new one, really happy to hear it. had forgotten white denim existed, ever since they put out that cactus underwear record i had sort of written them off?

revenge of the jawn (rushomancy), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 05:25 (one month ago) link

https://slate.com/culture/2019/12/best-music-2019-pop-comeback-rap-caviar.html

The 2019 Music Club features critics Carl Wilson, Lindsay Zoladz, and Ann Powers, with additional entries from Jack Hamilton, Julianne Escobedo-Shepherd, Jewly Hight, and Chris Molanphy.

15 postings or so about 2019 in music (mostly american chart pop and indie rock but some jazz and country and more)

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:20 (one month ago) link

my trax/singles playlist (still slightly in flux)

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6cOEPaz4tlxnPpxfk1tFgS?si=cIyr1kD4RrKNNqNrZLM3SA

Simon H., Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:23 (one month ago) link

5against4 (part 1):

http://5against4.com/2019/12/30/best-albums-of-2019-part-1/

pomenitul, Monday, 30 December 2019 00:09 (three weeks ago) link

Norman Records waited till today to post their top 50. AOTY is Kim Gordon. https://www.normanrecords.com/features/albums-of-the-year-2019

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 30 December 2019 10:16 (three weeks ago) link

Good list

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 December 2019 14:33 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.jonathanbogart.net/blog/100-songs-2019

Bogart likes afropop, Latinx reggaeton, Brazilian pop, Asian pop, and some US & UK r'n'b/rap/pop. He's got Youtube and Spotify list links. Here are his top 10 of his 100 selections

1. Seyi Shay ft. Runtown, “Gimme Love”

2. Bad Bunny ft. Tainy, “Callaíta”

3. Titica ft. Laton Cordeiro, “Giro Na Bicicleta”

4. Lady Zamar, “This Is Love”

5. Tomasa del Real, “Contigo”

6. Dawn Richard ft. Trakgirl, “Slim Thicc”

7. MC Livinho, “Déjà Vu”

8. Yemi Alade, “Bounce”

9. Mariah, “Perreito”

10. Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Remix)”

curmudgeon, Monday, 30 December 2019 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

god, i am such a mark for ted gioia, i know there are people around here who hate him but he reps for music i don't see _anybody_ else mentioning and a lot of it is excellent

― Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:37 PM (three weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

wanted to say this, basically

budo jeru, Monday, 30 December 2019 16:23 (three weeks ago) link

passionweiss's top 100 rap songs is full of tracks that other pubs don't mention

https://www.passionweiss.com/2019/12/29/the-pow-best-rap-songs-of-2019/

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Monday, 30 December 2019 16:38 (three weeks ago) link

thanks, that's of interest

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 December 2019 16:41 (three weeks ago) link

5against4 (part 2):

http://5against4.com/2019/12/31/best-albums-of-2019-part-2/

pomenitul, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:26 (three weeks ago) link

One of the side effects of binge-listening to 2019 releases is that I just don't have the yen to check out any further recommendations, no matter how intriguing. My first pre-New Year's resolution is that I won't gorge myself like this ever again.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

I am still binging to 2019 albums and 2019 reissues. Lady Donli afropop album is impressive. Not wowed by Gene Clark deluxe reissue but it’s ok

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 01:11 (three weeks ago) link

https://remezcla.com/lists/music/10-best-latino-latin-american-spanish-albums-of-year-2019/

Less "urbano" than I expected, but still strongly represented. 1.'This Is How You Smile' by Helado Negro;2. 'Oasis' by Bad Bunny & J Balvin; 3. 'Ahomale' by Combo Chimbita; 4.'Almadura' by iLe;5.'Sueños' by Sech; 6.'Foam' by Divino Niño; 7. 'Soy Piedra' by Belafonte Sensacional;8.'Sombrou Dúvida' by Boogarins; 9.'System' by Debit ; 10-Joterías Bobas’ by Hidrogenesse

Not really seeing many Latin jazz albums on lists. The genre seemed formulaic years ago, but still hangs on. Pancho Sanchez did a Coltrane tribute I see. The NPR jazz critics poll usually has a separate Latin jazz category, but the 2019 poll is not posted yet.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 15:39 (three weeks ago) link

http://citypages.com/music/the-75-best-albums-of-2019/

keith harris in a SHOW OF DOMINANCE

j., Thursday, 2 January 2020 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

was struggling with City Pages Keith Harris link

http://citypages.com/music/the-75-best-albums-of-2019/566638161

1. Sir Babygirl
2. Julia Jacklin
3. Billie Eilish
4. Adia Victoria
5. 100 Gecs
6. Hama
7. DaBaby
8. Dawn
9. Big Thief
10. Kim Gordon
11. Danny Brown
12. Lana Del Rey
13. The Comet is Coming
14. Kokoko!
15. Mannequin Pussy

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

great personal list, great writing, keith delivers again

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:26 (three weeks ago) link

oh sorry curmudgeon, sic's lurking presence strikes fear into the hearts of all men

j., Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:36 (three weeks ago) link

I like Keith’s love for both current pop and indie as well as old-school style afropop Like Salif Keita and punk era vets like Kim Gordon & Wire / Bandcamp faves like 75 Dollar Bill.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 January 2020 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.b9.com.br/119034/os-10-melhores-albuns-nacionais-de-2019/

Brazil top 10 with Emacita , Elza Soares and others

curmudgeon, Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:06 (two weeks ago) link

https://latinosunidosonline.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/el-condado-de-la-salsa-y-jazz-latino-the-best-latin-jazz-cds-of-2019-by-nelson-rodriguez/

A 2019 Latin Jazz top 30 album list at bottom after writer tells history of the genre

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:20 (two weeks ago) link

Interesting - Eddie Palmieri's name appears nowhere in that article. Personal bias on the writer's part? 'Cause it's kinda hard to tell the story of Latin jazz without him.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 6 January 2020 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

Good point. Weird that so many names are mentioned, but not his.

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

My end of year compilation:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0mkWcqt5wQM6yNKnomWqco

In all honesty, I've had one of those years where I've felt like I've not heard enough and bought music by "bands I know I like" in a way that ... isn't that good.

djh, Monday, 6 January 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

Voting is open in our very own ILM poll: ILM's 2019 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD

VOTE! In the 2019 EOY Poll (seandalai), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:56 (two weeks ago) link

As well as in our annual metal poll: 2019 Metal ’n’ Heavy Rock Poll: VOTING & CAMPAIGNING thread (open until the 7th of February)

pomenitul, Monday, 6 January 2020 23:04 (two weeks ago) link

Paste Shoegaze 2019
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/12/best-shoegaze-albums-2019.html

billstevejim, Friday, 10 January 2020 03:48 (two weeks ago) link

Ended up doing 4 all-2019 mixes:

'The Ice' (Best of 2019)
Download/stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/best-of-2019-the-ice/

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_00_various_-_the-ice_best-of-2019_cover-front.jpg?w=1024

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_00_various_-_the-ice_best-of-2019_cover-rear-3.jpg?w=1024

'Like Tears in Rain' - A Tribute to Blade Runner's Los Angeles, November, 2019
Download/stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/09/28/blade-runner-like-tears/

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/musicophilia_00_various_-_like-tears-in-rain_2019_cover.jpg

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/musicophilia_00_various_-_like-tears-in-rain_2019_cover-back.jpg?w=1024

'Old Souls Part VII'
Download/stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/old-souls-pt-vii/

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-vii_2019_cover-a.jpg?w=1024

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-vii_2019_cover-b.jpg?w=1024

'Old Souls Part VIII - London'
Download/stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/old-souls-pt-8-london/

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-viii-london_2019_cover-a.jpg?w=1024

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-viii-london_2019_cover-b-1.jpg?w=1024

All in all, continuing the streak of really excellent years through the latter half of the 2010s, my favorite new-music period since the 1980s. Did a Top 75 albums, and have since discovered another 10+ that would easily have made the list--including Sault's two LPs that would probably both make the top 5 if I'd heard them in time.

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/musicophilia_2019-top-75_list.jpg?w=1024

Soundslike, Saturday, 11 January 2020 14:34 (one week ago) link

Nice graphic design.

o. nate, Saturday, 11 January 2020 23:53 (one week ago) link

Hadn't seen this thread w those visuals, wow. curm mentioned Poncho Sanchez Trane trib, which made my Uproxx ballot and is well-covered here: http://downbeat.com/news/detail/poncho-sanchez-provides-percussive-punctuation. I do wish he'd included great gateway "Afro Blue," but it's probably already on his Mongo Santamaria.

dow, Monday, 13 January 2020 03:24 (one week ago) link

https://www.quartzcity.net/2020/01/01/listening-to-2019/

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 January 2020 03:39 (one week ago) link

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/14/795888693/the-2019-npr-music-jazz-critics-poll

NPR Jazz Critics poll

Plus separate lists for Latin Jazz, Jazz vocals and more

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link

The only predictable winner was in Latin Jazz: Miguel Zenon's Sonero, the alto saxophonist's fifth victory in this category. But Eric Dolphy's Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions upset a "new" John Coltrane album in Reissue/Discovery. Relative newcomer Jazzmeia Horn's Love and Liberation won in Vocal. The winner in Debut is annually a newcomer, of course, and in 2019 this was Joel Ross, for KingMaker. But the biggest surprises of all were in the voting for Album of the Year, with an unprecedented five women in the Top 10, all for the first time, and Kris Davis finishing on top, for her self-released Diatom Ribbons.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:50 (one week ago) link

Kris Davis winning surprised me, and I voted in that poll. As I said on Twitter, it's a good album (I interviewed her about it in September), but it doesn't strike me as "critics' poll jazz."

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:59 (one week ago) link


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