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Top Albums 2019

Started by Murph, Nov 21, 2019, 02:34 pm

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Murph

I try to limit it to 10 when I do these things.  I think I'm confident saying that my favorite 10 albums from this year, in no order, were:

1)Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
2)Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion
3)Frances Cone - Late Riser
4)Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
5)Strand of Oaks - Eraserland
6)Felice Brothers - Undress
7)Purple Mountains
8)Nick Cave - Ghosteen
9)Craig Finn - I Need a New War
10)Jenny Lewis - On the Line

That was difficult.  There are a bunch of other albums that I really enjoyed this year.

MMJ_fanatic

Some of my favorites so far:

Black Keys--"Let's Rock"
The Who--"Old England New England"
Tool--"Fear Inoculum"
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sillyboob

Strand Of Oaks - Eraserland
Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place
Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
Wilco - Ode To Joy
Lana Del Rey - Norman Effing Rockwell
The Seratones - Power
Jenny Lewis - On The Line
Glok - Dissident
Lucette - Deluxe Hotel Room
Clinic - Wheeltappers & Shunters
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
The National - I Am Easy To Find
Carl Broemel - Brokenhearted Jubilee
Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning
Broken Social Scene - Let's Try The After - Vols 1 & 2
Gary Clark Jr. - This Land
Swervedriver - Future Ruins
Deer Tick - Mayonnaise
Pat MacDonald - The Ragged Jagged Way Back Home
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Cameron

Tyler Ramsay and Josh Ritter are my faves by far.

jttouch2

Sort-of ranked

1. Weyes Blood-Titanic Rising
2. Who Are You Now-Madison Cunningham
3. Sound & Fury-Sturgill Simpson
4. On the Line-Jenny Lewis
5. Old World Camels-Floating Action
6. For the Morning-Tyler Ramsey
7. Ode to Joy-Wilco
8. This Land-Gary Clark Jr.
9. Eraserland-Strand of Oaks
10. Ventura-Anderson .Paak

Excluded Carl just because it's covers but i listened to that a TON this year. Tough to narrow it down after the first 5/6, there are easily 4 or 5 more albums (Whitney, Better Oblivion Community Center, DJ Shadow, Lana Del Rey all had great shots at it) that could crack my top 10 on any given day. Heck of a year for music I'd say

parkervb

here's some of my favorites:

Sturgill - Sound and Fury
Strand of Oaks - Eraserland
Tyler Childers - Country Squire
Garcia Peoples - One Step Behind
The Highwomen - s/t
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Help Us Stranger - Raconteurs
Chris Forsyth - All Time Present
Don't you ever turn it off

CountSA

Tool - Fear Inoculum
Strand of Oaks - Eraserland
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
Carl Broemel - Brokenhearted Jubilee
Jim James & Teddy Abrams - The Order of Nature
Lady Lamb - Even In The Tremor
The Highwomen - S/T
Better Oblivion Community Center - S/T
Fruit Bats - Gold Past Life

Osistheones

Probably forgetting some, but baker's dozen in no order off the top:

Weyes Blood
Cate Le Bon
Mega Bog
Ian Noe
Doug Tuttle
Possible Humans
Collider
Durand Jones
RF Shannon
Rose City Band
Mick Trouble
Itasca
Badge Époque Ensemble

parkervb

Quote from: Osistheones on Nov 22, 2019, 02:37 pmProbably forgetting some, but baker's dozen in no order off the top:

Weyes Blood
Cate Le Bon
Mega Bog
Ian Noe
Doug Tuttle
Possible Humans
Collider
Durand Jones
RF Shannon
Rose City Band
Mick Trouble
Itasca
Badge Époque Ensemble

you just make those up? ;)
Don't you ever turn it off

Osistheones

Lol I feel like there's nothing on my list that's more obscure than say Garcia Peoples. Good record btw, they get nice and weird on that one. Check out the Badge Époque Ensemble album for more jazzy psych.

MMJTX

Quote from: parkervb on Nov 22, 2019, 04:50 pm
Quote from: Osistheones on Nov 22, 2019, 02:37 pmProbably forgetting some, but baker's dozen in no order off the top:

Weyes Blood
Cate Le Bon
Mega Bog
Ian Noe
Doug Tuttle
Possible Humans
Collider
Durand Jones
RF Shannon
Rose City Band
Mick Trouble
Itasca
Badge Époque Ensemble

you just make those up? ;)

lol seriously...
Anytime

parkervb

Quote from: Osistheones on Nov 22, 2019, 05:34 pmLol I feel like there's nothing on my list that's more obscure than say Garcia Peoples. Good record btw, they get nice and weird on that one. Check out the Badge Époque Ensemble album for more jazzy psych.

'ppreciate the rec! will check em out
Don't you ever turn it off

Osistheones

Aight gonna add some descriptions

Quote from: Osistheones on Nov 22, 2019, 02:37 pmProbably forgetting some, but baker's dozen in no order off the top:

Weyes Blood (Art pop, this really picked up a lot of steam this year)
Cate Le Bon (This and Mega Bog are also art pop, a bit weirder than Weyes Blood)
Mega Bog
Ian Noe (Get to know him if you don't already. Eastern Ky guy, folk/country/singer-songwriter)
Doug Tuttle (This guy churns out great psych pop/psych folk kinda stuff, riyl Harrison)
Possible Humans (Aussie guitar pop in the vein of Rolling Blackouts CF, a little less straightahead)
Collider (Band name is a Lilys reference I think, oddball noise pop/shoegaze)
Durand Jones (Old school soul, a real feel good vibe)
RF Shannon (Hushed psych folk/alt-country/slowcore)
Rose City Band (Produced by Ripley from Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo, but I'm pretty sure it's just him solo b/c they've been mum on who the actually band is. Psych country/Dead sorta sound)
Mick Trouble (80s sounding poppy post-punk a la Television Personalities)
Itasca (Folky lady stuff, riyl Joan Shelley)
Badge Époque Ensemble (Jazzy psych, mostly instrumental)

parkervb

sheeeeeiit, all you had to say about Ian Noe is that he works with Dave Cobb.
Don't you ever turn it off

kvgq420

Crumb- Jinx
Dire Wolves- Grow towards the light
Kokoroko- ep
Neil Francis - Changes
Wand - Laughing Matter
Sandy Alex G- House of Sugar
Foals- Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost pt 2
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard- Fishing for Fishes & Infest the Rat's Nest
Levitation Room- Headspace
75 Dollar Bill- I Was Real
Cochemea- All My Relations

Lucius

Karen O x Dangermouse - Lux Prima
Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Parts 1 & 2)
Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy
The Amazons - Future Dust (Really feel like these guys are one to keep an eye on!)
White Lies - FIVE
Crystal Fighters - Gaia & Friends
The National - I Am Easy to Find
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
and obvz The Order of Nature. I think besides Lux Prima I've probably played that start > finish the most times. Those are deffo my top two.
 
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parkervb

Quote from: parkervb on Nov 22, 2019, 10:27 amhere's some of my favorites:

Sturgill - Sound and Fury
Strand of Oaks - Eraserland
Tyler Childers - Country Squire
Garcia Peoples - One Step Behind
The Highwomen - s/t
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Help Us Stranger - Raconteurs
Chris Forsyth - All Time Present

the new Tiny Desk reminded me about Freddie Gibbs' Bandana. Great rap album with Madlib

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/06/784794979/freddie-gibbs-and-madlib-tiny-desk-concert
Don't you ever turn it off