With just over a week left of 2019 I thought now would be a great time to start discussing our favorite albums of the year! So, what were your favorite albums that came out this year?
My friend runs a top 10 trail which also includes one’s Gig of the year entry…Public Sector Broadcasting - The Race for Space live as part of the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall.
Ghosteen - Nick Cave & the bad seeds
Soft introspective and fittingly ghostly - bit of soundscape, bit of vocal pain.
Guesswork - Lloyd Cole
Just lovely Lloyd Cole. Recorded using old analogue synths so the tunes sound sound like happy Cole but the lyrics contain sadness.
Norman Fucking Rockwell - Lana Del Ray
Pop Pop Pop
Western Stars - Bruce Springsteen
My wife has discovered the volume control when she plays this. Now a mandatory road trip record.
Midnight Sun - Calexico/Iron & Wine
Like them separately and they fuse surprisingly well.
Walk Through Fire - Yola
Sixties soul channelled through a massive personality
Badbea - Edwyn Collins
More akin to Gorgeous George than recent albums
Professor Elemental and His Amazing friends: Part 2 - Professor Elemental
A great live act that loses a lot on record but I do like a bit of Chap Hop. Hip Hop through a British filer referring to tea and crumpets rather than Cristal and hoes.
Celia - Angelique Kidjo
A Beninese singer paying tribute to a Cuban salsa singer.
Absolute Zero - Bruce Hornsby
I heard a couple of tracks before I knew who it was and thought I was listening to a different artist .
Though I will probably swap out prof elemental for this which I heard for the first time today
My favorites of 2019.
It had been an excellent musical year for me.
Arch / Matheos - Winter Ethereal
Abigail Williams - Walk Beyond The Dark
In Mourning - Garden of Storms
Andy Gillion - Neverafter
Allegaeon - Apoptosis
Netherbird - Into The Vast Uncharted
Slow - VI - Dantalion
1349 - The Infernal Pathway
Xoth - Interdimensional Invocations
Fleshmeadow - Daymares
Rings Of Saturn - Gidim
Strigoi - Abandon All Faith
Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination
Schammasch - Heart Of No Light
Vale Of Pnath - Accursed
Tribe Of Pazuzu - Heretical Uprising
Worsen - Cursed To Witness Life
Windswept - The Onlooker
Shrine Of Insanabiles - Vast Vortex Litanies
Negator - VNITAS PVRITAS EXSISTENTIA
Djevel - Ormer Til Armer, Maane Til Hode
Diamond Head - Coffin Train
Arctos - Beyond The Grasp Of Mortal Hands
Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
Twenty five nil on recognition there
No surprise to me. Musically I am the odd man out in this forum. I don’t mind though.
I think the only one you might enjoy, possibly, is my number one. The rest of them are very, very, metal. And I would not recommend listening to them.
Had a listen to a couple of tracks from Winter Ethereal not doing too much for me but I’ve added it to the library and will revisit
It’s a grower. Even I needed to give it time.
The last Metal band I saw (and I’m not sure if they qualify) was Def Leopard in about 1979 my friend took me to see his mates. They were the support and it was 10p to get in.
Def Leopard were part of the so called ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’. So yea, they qualify. I’ve seen them a few times. When you saw them their drummer was 14 or 15 years old. They were all very young 16 or 17 at most.
Dont you guys mean Def Leppard, or did I miss a good band?
Autocorrect the bane of The Beetles
Yep, Def Leppard indeed.
These are the new albums of 2019, that I liked so much that I actually bought them.
Aldous Harding - Designer
Alice Phoebe Snow - Paper Castles
Angel Snow - Arrows
Bear’s Den - So That You Might Hear Me
Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
Fenne Lily - Live at Festival No. 6
Freya Ridings - Frey Ridongs
Julia Jacklin - Crushing
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Reckless Heart
J.S. Ondana - Tales of America
Lana Del Rey - Norma Fucking Rockwell!
Lauren Jenkins - No Saint
Lily Kershaw - Arcadia
Lisa Hannigan/Stargate - Live in Dublin
Mattiel - Satis Factory
Monkey House - Friday
Nick Cave - Ghosteen
Rhianon Giddens - There is No Other
Sara Bareilles - Amidst The Chaos
Sarah Rogo - Smoke And Water
The Divine Comedy - Office Politics
Van Morrison - Three Chords and the Truth
Woodstock 50 - Back To The Garden
Ha, that would be a list of 157 albums (and excluding classical). Lets not publish that
Not only Metal, but mainly
P.S.: Four words and three edits of this post. Cheers
I’m thinking about buying “Back to the Front” by Lionel Richie (no joke).
Musically I am the odd man out in this forum.
I don’t think so. My taste is similar to yours.
So it seems. Nice list.