Albums & EPs of the Year 2019

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There is a town that is not this town. I don’t think I’ve been here before but I have, and over and over, it’s what you don’t think. An elegance gets you. I sit with my back to the space heater in a living room that was never my own. We pay our landlords to leave us alone. We’re nineteen forever. The lyre is tossed across a sonnet. There is a summer we are bound for. Hey, I said, the millennium hurts. In the town is a bar and in the bar is a jukebox. I don’t have coins. The sunset is lurid, like somebody spilled all the chemicals, spilled all the chemicals. I shake out my pockets for the midtown drunks. I look for your figure. I don’t have coins. There’s only this list. Where are we are when we say where we are. The song. Bart-t-t-ender. I love this and this. I loved.

Previous lists: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Albums:

Aldous Harding, Designer

Angel Olsen, All Mirrors 

Angie McMahon, Salt

Better Oblivion Community Centre, Better Oblivion Community Centre

Big Thief, U.F.O.F

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go

Black Banshee, Metamorphosis

Black Belt Eagle Scout, At the Party with My Brown Friends

black midi, Schlagenheim

Bliss Signal, Mumdance, WIFI, Bliss Signal

Bon Iver, i,i

Carla dal Forno, Look Up Sharp

Cate Le Bon, Reward

Chromatics, Closer to Grey

Claire Cronin, Big Dread Moon

Com Truise, Persuasion System

Deerhunter, Plains

DIIV, Deceiver

Felicia Atkinson, The Flower and the Vessel

FKA twigs, MAGDALENE

Floating Points, Crush

Frankie Cosmos, Close It Quietly 

Frog, Count Bateman

Grace Cummings, Refuge Cove

Hand Habits, placeholder

Honeyblood, In Plain Sight

Infinity Crush, virtual heaven

James Blake, Assume Form

Jenny Hval, The Practice of Love

Joanna Sternberg, Then I Try Some More

John Coltrane, Blue World

Julia Jacklin, Crushing

Lee Gamble, In a Paraventral Scale

Leif, Loom Dream

Katie Dey, Solipsisters

Kim Gordon, No Home Record

Lana Del Rey, Normal Fucking Rockwell

The National, I Am Easy to Find

Nick Cave, Ghosteen

Plaid, Polymer

Portico Quartet, Memory Streams

Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains

Robert Sotelo, Infinite Sprawling

(Sandy) Alex G, House of Sugar

Savage Mansion, Revision Ballads

Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow

Thee Oh Sees, Face Stabber

The Japanese House, Good at Falling

Thom Yorke, Anima

Tiny Ruins, Olympic Girls

Vagabon, Vagabon

Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising 

Wished Bone, Sap Season

Yohuna, Mirroring

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EPs/Singles

Aisha Devi, S.L.F. Versions

Aphex Twin, Peel Session 2

Four Tet, Anna Painting

Free Love, Extreme Dance Anthems

Lanark Artefax, Corra Lin

Laurel Halo, DJ-Kicks EP

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