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« Dec 6, 2019 13:35:17 GMT »
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it's angel olsen's videos for this album too. shite. she's got the charisma of a single sock.

big talent, has some excellent records, but she really fluctuates for me.

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I remember putting the latest Lana Del Rey record on earlier this year thinking: ‘maybe she’s now something other than a student playing piano’ and no, it’s still just as bad

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« Dec 6, 2019 16:40:28 GMT via mobile »
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Yeah, I can understand people reacting to Angel Olsen the way I feel with Lana or TCOTU Grammar, they leave me very very cold. And the artwork and hairdo is getting a bit intense this album cycle, I give you that.

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The Quietus have released their list:

thequietus.com/articles/27504-quietus-albums-of-the-year-2019-norman-records

1: Loraine James - For You and I
2: Richard Dawson - 2020
3: Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation
4: William Doyle - Your Wilderness Revisited
5: These New Puritans - Inside The Rose
6: Vanishing Twin - The Age Of Immunology
7: Black Midi - Schlagenheim
8: Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
9: Brìghde Chaimbeul - The Reeling
10: Sunn O))) - Life Metal
11: Karenn - Grapefruit Regret
12: Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
13: Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive
14: Harrga - Héroïques Animaux De La Misère
15: The Utopia Strong - The Utopia Strong
16: Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
17: DEAFKIDS - Metaprogramação
18: Barker - Utility
19: Bill Callahan - Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest
20: Kim Gordon - No Home Record
21: FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
22: The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
23: Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
24: The International Teachers of Pop - The International Teachers of Pop
25: MSYLMA - Dhil-un Taht Shajarat Al-Zaqum
26: Richard Skelton - Border Ballads
27: Solange - When I Get Home
28: Tony Njoku - Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama
29: Teeth Of The Sea - Wraith
30: Errant Monks - Psychopposition / The Limit Experience
31: 75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real
32: Alexander Tucker - Guild of the Asbestos Weaver
33: Yao Bobby & Simon Grab - Diamonds
34: John Tilbury - The Tiger’s Mind
35: Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
36: Sly & The Family Drone - Gentle Persuaders
37: Holly Herndon - PROTO
38: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
39: Hey Colossus - Four Bibles
40: Cosey Fanni Tutti - TUTTI
41: Theon Cross - Fyah
42: Ghold - Input>Chaos
43: $hit And $hine - Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs
44: Black To Comm - Seven Horses For Seven Kings
45: LOFT - and departt from mono games
46: Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
47: Nkisi - 7 Directions
48: Christian Wolff - Preludes, Variations, Studies and Incidental Music
49: Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada
50: Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
51: Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet El Booree
52: Abdu Ali - FIYAH!!!
53: Oli XL - Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer
54: Rian Treanor - ATAXIA
55: Yugen Blakrok - Anima Mysterium
56: Matmos - Plastic Anniversary
57: Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
58: Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race
59: Floating Points - Crush
60: Debby Friday - DEATH DRIVE
61: Dave - Psychodrama
62: Buck Young - Buck II: Where Do You Want It?
63: Giant Swan - Giant Swan
64: Tunes Of Negation - Reach The Endless Sea
65: Dis Fantasy - Dis Fantasy
66: Shanti Celeste - Tangerine
67: Shortparis - Tak Zakalyalas’ Stal
68: Klein - Lifetime
69: Cate Le Bon - Reward
70: Jennifer Walshe - ALL THE MANY PEOPLS
71: TripleGO –0Yeux Rouges
72: Headie One - Music x Road
73: Whistling Arrow - Whistling Arrow
74: Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
75: MY DISCO - Environment
76: Ana Roxanne - ~~~
77: Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
78: Rakta - Falha Comum
79: Oliver Coates - John Luther Adams: Canticles
80: Bill Orcutt - Odds Against Tomorrow
81: King Midas Sound - Solitude
82: Kate Tempest - The Book of Traps and Lessons
83: Félicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel
84: Sote - Parallel Persia
85: Meatraffle - Bastard Music
86: Carter Tutti Void - Triumvirate
87: Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy - The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor
88: Thurston Moore - Spirit Counsel
89: KMemmo Comma - Sleepmoss
90: Membranes - What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away
91: Gum Takes Tooth - Arrow
92: Fenella - Fenella
93: Laura Cannell & Polly Wright - Sing As The Crow Flies
94; Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch
95: MoE / Mette Rasmussen - Tolerancia Picante
96: Mega Bog - Dolphine
97: John Zorn - Tractatus Musico Philosphicus
98: Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis
99: Alameda 5 - Eurodrome
100: Scorn - Cafe Mor


that loraine james album is quite something.


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« Dec 6, 2019 16:50:31 GMT »
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With my GBV obsession taking up the first 5 months of this year, I was unsure I'd be contributing much this year. But, according to an Excel file I use to keep track of albums I've heard at least once from 2019, I've listened to 73 albums this year. Spent the last couple of weeks revisiting a lot of stuff and I think I should be able to deliver a Top 50 albums of 2019.

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Popmatters top 70: www.popmatters.com/best-albums-of-2019-2641547956.html

20. Jenny Lewis - On the Line
19. Rapsody - Eve
18. Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
17. Jordan Rakei - Origin
16. Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy
15. Underworld - DRIFT Series 1
14. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
13. Baroness - Gold & Grey
12. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
11. Little Simz - GREY Area
10. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
9. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
8. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
6. Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!
5. Dave - Psychodrama
4. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
3. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
2. slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
1. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE

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« Dec 9, 2019 18:37:03 GMT »
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nice list. i've found it interesting that the lists from publications this year seem to be more different from each other. dunno if that is just my perception but if so, that's really a great thing.

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My list is made up of mostly middle aged to old white men (somewhat unsurprisingly), with the sole exception of a Mexican woman, and a black man who's been dead for 50 years, so it's probably not surprising that the only one who is both on my list and most of the magazine lists is nick cave.

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nice list. i've found it interesting that the lists from publications this year seem to be more different from each other. dunno if that is just my perception but if so, that's really a great thing.


I don't have that perception, because I'm seeing Angel Olsen on every list ;)

I found this cool web that keeps a count of the lists, more than the total for me the nice part is the topX appearances for each one: www.albumoftheyear.org/list/summary/2019/

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nice list. i've found it interesting that the lists from publications this year seem to be more different from each other. dunno if that is just my perception but if so, that's really a great thing.
I don't have that perception, because I'm seeing Angel Olsen on every list ;)

I found this cool web that keeps a count of the lists, more than the total for me the nice part is the topX appearances for each one: www.albumoftheyear.org/list/summary/2019/


Yeah, this is a great website in general, i check it most Fridays (album release day) as they catalog shitloads of albums released.

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What's the general consensus on including "bonus" tracks when reviewing/ranking albums these days? Given practically everyone has them now, it's hard to differentiate what is/isn't on the album.

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nice list. i've found it interesting that the lists from publications this year seem to be more different from each other. dunno if that is just my perception but if so, that's really a great thing.
I don't have that perception, because I'm seeing Angel Olsen on every list ;)

I found this cool web that keeps a count of the lists, more than the total for me the nice part is the topX appearances for each one: www.albumoftheyear.org/list/summary/2019/


lana del rey > angel olsen

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The ladies have really smashed it this year. I reckon about a third of my list is female artists, or female fronted bands.

Girl Power.

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Hey tucker, a third is still less than half... (I know what you mean but it didn't sound right)

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It might be more than a 3rd. Even so, my lists are normally predominantly male; a total sausage fest.

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The ladies have really smashed it this year. I reckon about a third of my list is female artists, or female fronted bands.

Girl Power.


Same mate. The ladies have it.


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basically, white straight men haven't got enough interesting things to convey anymore.

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Noel is thinking of rebranding himself as Galla del Gher

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basically, white straight men haven't got enough interesting things to convey anymore.


Ahh mate, you're woefully wide of the mark with that comment.

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