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1 hour ago, jyoung said:

I really like So Far So Fast. I'd keep Not In Kansas as it is but bin the two instrumentals, Dust Swirls In Strange Light and Hairpin Turns. About ten mins off the record and four tracks shorter then we have ourselves a winner. I actually rarely play the first track as well but that can stay...

Ditch Hairpin Turns? You monster. 

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Was hard work whittling this down, it could be completely different tomorrow. Great year for me.

Wand - Laughing Matter

Frankie And The Witch Fingers - ZAM

Richard Dawson - 2020

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs

Little Simz - GREY Area

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

Iguana Death Cult - Nude Casino

slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

Denzel Curry - ZUU

Girl Band - The Talkies

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind

Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin¿

black midi - schlagenheim

Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits

Kim Gordon - No Home Record

Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive

Pom Poko - Birthday

Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats Nest

Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch

Prettiest Eyes - Volume 3

 

I'm gonna give my song of the year to Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses, that will probably change in 18 seconds though.

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1 hour ago, priest17 said:

Was hard work whittling this down, it could be completely different tomorrow. Great year for me.

Wand - Laughing Matter

Frankie And The Witch Fingers - ZAM

Richard Dawson - 2020

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs

Little Simz - GREY Area

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

Iguana Death Cult - Nude Casino

slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

Denzel Curry - ZUU

Girl Band - The Talkies

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind

Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin¿

black midi - schlagenheim

Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits

Kim Gordon - No Home Record

Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive

Pom Poko - Birthday

Tropical Fuck Storm - Braindrops

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats Nest

Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch

Prettiest Eyes - Volume 3

 

I'm gonna give my song of the year to Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses, that will probably change in 18 seconds though.

Solid list dude. Few on here ive missed. Will investigate.

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Top 20 (although some may rise by the end of the year due to only being released recently e.g Angel Olsen/FKA Twigs). Also Orville Peck, Caroline Polachek, Nick Cave and Mount Eerie may creep in but need to listen to them a few more times. 

1. Hatchie - Keepsake

2. Charli XCX - Charli 

3. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 

4. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love

5. Big Thief - UFOF

6. Black Midi - Schlengenheim 

7. Richard Dawson - 2020

8. (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar

9. Bat for Lashes - Lost Girls 

10. Ada Lea - What we Say in Private

11. Nilufer Yanya - Miss Universe 

12. Julia Jacklin - Crushing

13. Aldous Harding - Designer 

14. Little Simz - Grey Area

15. Sharon Van Etten - Remind me Tomorrow 

16. FKA Twigs - Mary Magdelene 

17. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

18. Stella Donnelley - Beware of the Dogs 

19. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

20. Kelsey Lu - Blood 

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It's been a good year musically. I got tickets to the 50th. I'm off to see Idles at Barrowlands on Monday.

So to celebrate here is my 2019 top 20 albums:

  1. The Murder Capital - When I have Fears
  2. Lana Del Rey - NFR - pop majesty
  3. The Delines - The Imperial 
  4. Richard Dawson - 2020 
  5. Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch
  6. Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
  7. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
  8. Big Thief - Two Hands
  9. Fontaines DC - Dogrel
  10. Sharon Van Etten - Remind me Tomorrow
  11. Andersen .Paak - Ventura
  12. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
  13. IDER - Emotional Education 
  14. DIIV - Deceiver
  15. Balthazar - Fever
  16. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
  17. Cherry Glazer - Stuffed and Ready
  18. The Specials - Encore
  19. Dixx - Small Mercies
  20. Metronomy - Metronomy Forever

Top three are in order and are all brilliant, the rest are not in any order of merit but interchangeable.

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On 11/26/2019 at 10:00 AM, CaledonianGonzo said:

Off to see Sigrid tonight. Definitely one of the pop albums of the year.

How was the gig dude?

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My top 5;

 

Tool - Fear Inoculum

Slipknot - We are not you kind

Bring me the Horizon - amo

Billie Eilish - WWAFA,WDWG

Cory Wells - The Way we Are


 

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The stand out for me is of course Fontaines DC - Dogrel. Not a bad track on the album. Just superb.

 

Some others I liked off the top of me noggin..

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend

Murder Capital - When I Have Fears

Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence

Mattiel - Satisfactory

Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

 

Edit: a cursory glance through the pages in afterhand reminds me that i have missed big thief, angel Olsen, Sigrid amongst many others. 2019 has been a decent auld vintage.

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1. International Teachers of Pop - International Teachers of Pop

 

That is all. Seriously - why has no one on this thread mentioned that one yet? I've listened to approximately 225 albums released in 2019 in full so far, and this is by far the best. 

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10 hours ago, sirjonnyp said:

1. International Teachers of Pop - International Teachers of Pop

 

That is all. Seriously - why has no one on this thread mentioned that one yet? I've listened to approximately 225 albums released in 2019 in full so far, and this is by far the best. 

It was in my first draft, didn't make the cut, it's great though. Love the new single with Jason Williams.

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11 hours ago, Splonk said:

Piccadilly Records (Manchester), End of Year Review 2019 is always brilliant.

I've found so much great stuff over the years - well worth a browse ?

https://issuu.com/piccadillyrecords/docs/eoyr2019_booklet_pages_lowres?fr=sZDM0NjU2NTAzNw

 

Peeps should support Piccadilly by buying something from them this Chrimble. This booklet is outstanding.

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Come on then geeks, when are we doing albums of the decade thread? Eagerly anticipating everybody's choices...

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10 hours ago, jyoung said:

Come on then geeks, when are we doing albums of the decade thread? Eagerly anticipating everybody's choices...

I had mentioned it a few times and was planning on kicking it off when December arrived, will get on it today 

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Decade is so tough. Top 10 would probably be:

1. Björk - Vulnicura 

2. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

3. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening 

4. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

5. Death Grips - The Money Store 

6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 

7. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 

8. Carly Rae Jepsen- EMOTION 

9. Kendrick Lamar - GKMC

10. Alvvays - Antisocialites

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1. The Twilight Sad - It Won/t Be Like This All the Time
2. Bon Iver - i, i
3. The National - I Am Easy to Find
4. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
5. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
6. Thom Yorke - Anima
7. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
8. Black Midi - Schlagenheim
9. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies
10. Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls

FKA Twigs, The Murder Capital and Taylor Swift just missing out. Been a really strong year overall, even if none of my top four were career highlights. 

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7 hours ago, lessthanwill1 said:

Decade is so tough. Top 10 would probably be:

1. Björk - Vulnicura 

2. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

3. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening 

4. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

5. Death Grips - The Money Store 

6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 

7. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 

8. Carly Rae Jepsen- EMOTION 

9. Kendrick Lamar - GKMC

10. Alvvays - Antisocialites

How do you rank Vulnicura in relation to the other Bjork albums?
 

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Made a conscious effort to get back into new albums this year rather than just playing the lead tracks or oldies but goodies, so for the first time i can do a full top twenty of my favourites although they are in no particular order.

I have noticed that it has all gone very soft rock and middle aged singer songwritery this year which certainly would not have been the case years gone by, but as i am nearing 60 and listen to most music while pottering around the kitchen or sitting down in the garden with a few wines or some home grown i am more than comfortable with the way that things have turned out and am especially pleased that many of the artists are new to me this year.

Robert Foster - Inferno

Jenny Lewis - On the Line

Moon Duo - Stars are the light

Richard Hawley - Further

Omar Souleyman - Shlon

Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains

Prince Fatty - In the Vipers Shadow

Case & Status - Return to Jungle

Peter Perrett - Humanworld

Dee White - Southern Gentleman

Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club

Fat White Family - Serfs Up

Fontains DC - Dogrel

Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien

Jay Som - Anak Ko

Tycho - Weather

The Specials - Encore

Tinariwen - Amadjar

Vagabon - Vagabon

Lizzo - Cuz i love you

 

 

 

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