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Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:05:56 PM »
Any big music fans around? Got a top five from last year? Let's hear it!
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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 08:13:08 PM »
1. Charli - Charli XCX*
2. A Deathrace For Love - Juice WRLD (RIP to the god)*
3. All My Heroes Are Cornballs - JPEGMAFIA*
4. So Much Fun - Young Thug*
5. Assume Form - James Blake*

*Jesus Is King - Kanye West is the unofficial AotY as Kanye is always given top spot whenever he releases a project, though this is the first time since 808s that he didn't also take it outright.

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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:22:19 PM »
Charli, JPEG, and James Blake, I can dig it.

I feel you on Kanye. Yeezus is probably my Album of the Decade, Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy top five, Life of Pablo top one hundred, maybe top fifty. Talking about biases in another thread, I have a strong aversion to Christian music/movies/lit/etc. I still haven't finished Jesus is King.

My list:
1. U.F.O.F. - Big Thief
2. Kiwanuka - Michael Kiwanuka
3. I Am Easy to Find - The National
4. Remind Me Tomorrow - Sharon Van Etten
5. Igor - Tyler, The Creator
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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 10:23:28 PM »
1. Charli - Charli XCX*
3. All My Heroes Are Cornballs - JPEGMAFIA*

Agree with these two. I haven't listened to any recent album enough times to come up with a ranking, but here's some more I'd consider tops:

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
Swans - Leaving Meaning
Tuxedo - Tuxedo III
YUNG BAE - Bae 5
Surfing - Emotion
Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Magick Box
Dam-Funk - STFU II

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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 08:24:49 PM »
I have MBDTF as number one, Fiona Apple as number two, and Yeezus as number three, but those Kanye albums are pretty interchangeable for me mostly, with ye not too far behind, and I've come around a lot on TLoP as well for it to rank pretty highly. JiK, to me, is still good, and when Kanye's rapping about himself in relation to Christianity the album is at its best, it's just too short and veers from that. Still need to listen to the Yandhi leak, even if I don't want to be one of 'those guys' but the idea of an album with the same focus as JiK while retaining aspects that make something like "I Love It" so great is highly appealing to me.

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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 11:36:53 PM »
I really don't believe in albums but the best was probably Alex Cameron's Miami Memory

Talkin' tracks though...

100. Beach Slang – “Tommy in the 80s”
99. Spoon – “No Bullets Spent”
98. Dr. Dog – “Can She Dance”
97. Avicii ƒ Aloe Blacc – “SOS”
96. Weezer – “No Scrubs”
95. Bonono – “Ibrik”
94. HAIM – “Summer Girl”
93. Tacocat – “The Joke of Life
92. Lil Nas X ƒ Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
91. Tierra Whack – “Unemployed”
90. Andrew Bird – “Sisyphus”
89. Mark Ronson ƒ Angel Olsen – “True Blue”
88. BoatHouse & Open Mike Eagle – “Whiskey and Push-Ups”
87. The Tallest Man On Earth – “The Running Styles of New York”
86. audiobooks – “Friends in the Bubble Bath (Gabe Gurnsey’s Gamma Ray Remix)”
85. Sufjan Stevens – “Love Yourself”
84. Vampire Weekend – “This Life”
83. KH (aka Four Tet) – “Only Human”
82. Strand of Oaks – “Weird Ways”
81. Beast Coast ƒ Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution & CJ Fly
80. Sofi Tuckker ƒ Bomba Estéreo – “Playa Grande”
79. Better Oblivion Community Center – “Dylan Thomas”
78. JPEGMAFIA – “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am a Thot”
77. Gimes ƒ i_o – “Violence”
76. Swans – “It’s Coming, It’s Real”
75. Octo Octa – “I Need You”
74. Tame Impala – “Patience”
73. Polo G ƒ Lil Tjay – “Pop Out”
72. Kevin Morby – “No Halo”
71. Anderson .Paak ƒ Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
70. The National – “You Had Your Soul With You”
69. The Voidz – “The Eternal Tao”
68. Josh Ritter – “Blazing Highway Home”
67. Poolside – “Greatest City”
66. Scratcha DVA ƒ Lady Lykes & Lioness – “Muhammad Ali (Remix)”
65. Velvet Negroni – “WINE GREEN”
64. ROSALÍA ƒ J Balvin & El Guincho – “Con Altura”
63. Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”
62. Fat White Family – “Feet”
61. Soccer Mommy – “lucy”
60. Warmduscher – “Disco Peanuts”
59. Nilüfer Yanya – “In Your Head”
58. YBN Cordae ƒ Anderson .Paak – “RNP”
57. Lafawnda – “Uniform”
56. El Dusty ƒ Chali 2na, Ozomatli & Mr. Vallenato – “Nueva Generacion”
55. Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
54. Weyes Blood – “Andromeda”
53. The Menzingers – “Anna”
52. Nathan Micay – “The Party We Could Have”
51. The Murder Capital “Don’t Cling to Life”
50. Craig Finn – “Blankets”
49. Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors”
48. Danny Brown – “Dirty Laundry”
47. Caribou – “Home”
46. Alex Cameron – “Divorce”
45. Destroyer – “Crimson Tide”
44. Chelsea Wolfe – “The Mother Road”
43. Tame Impala – “Borderline”
42. AceMo ƒ John FM – “Where They At???”
41. Sleater-Kinney - “Hurry on Home”
40. Charles Bradley – “Lucifer”
39. 100 gecs – “money machine”
38. Bon Iver – “Hey, Ma”
37. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “In the Capital”
36. Denzel Curry – “RICKY”
35. Big Thief – “Not”
34. Amyl and the Sniffers – “Got You”
33. Loyle Carner ƒ Sampha – “Desoliel (Brilliant Corners)”
32. FONTAINES D.C. – “Big”
31. Nils Frahm – “Sweet Little Lie”
30. Thom Yorke – “Dawn Chorus”
29. Mannequin Pussy – “Drunk II”
28. Tyler the Creator – “EARFQUAKE”
27. The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”
26. Róisín Murphy – “Incapable”
25. Peggy Gou – “Starry Night (Original Mix)”   
24. Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
23. The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”
22. Marie Davidson “Work It (Soul Wax Remix)”
21. Alex Cameron – “Far from Born Again”
20. Leonard Cohen – “Happens to the Heart”
19. Lana Del Ray – “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have”
18. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Planet B”
17. black midi – “Ducter”
16. Burial – “Claustro”
15. FKA twigs – “cellophane”
14. Charli XCX ƒ Christine and the Queens – “Gone”
13 Jenny Lewis – “Red Bull & Hennessey”
12. The National – “Not in Kansas”
11. Sharon Van Etten – “Seventeen”
10. clipping. – “Nothing Is Safe”
9. Bon Iver – “Naeem”
8. FONTAINES D.C – “Hurricane Laughter”
7. Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
6. James Blake ƒ ROSALÍA – “Barefoot in the Park”
5. Schacke – “Kisloty People”
4. Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”
3. The National – “Rylan”
2. Lizzo – “Juice”
1. Black Country, New Road – “Sunglasses”

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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 01:02:51 AM »
Awesome list, Keith! Although most of my home listening is albums all the way through, with individual tracks pretty much exclusively in the car, a good number of those songs left an impression. 'Course, there's a good number I haven't heard. Nice to see someone else who appreciates The National!
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Re: Top 5 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 11:02:02 AM »
Awesome list, Keith! Although most of my home listening is albums all the way through, with individual tracks pretty much exclusively in the car, a good number of those songs left an impression. 'Course, there's a good number I haven't heard. Nice to see someone else who appreciates The National!

Definitely! Saw them twice last year, their pre-release surprise show in Philly was one of my fave sets ever. Berninger was trashed. When he came off the stage for Terrible Love, he hugged some random guy, could barely make it back up, made balding Bono jokes. So good.

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