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2019 Albums • Page 10

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Larry David, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Matt Chylak Mar 1, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 2, 2019)
    Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    February in Review:
    Participated in #MWE again this year, a music writing exercise where each day I listen to one classic album for the first time and write at least a tweet about it. The goal is to expand my horizons, and I try to focus on older albums by women and people of color. As always, it was a rewarding experience, and you can follow my journey by clicking on the thread below.



    The absolute standout from this project for me was Neil Young's On The Beach, a depressive missive from 1974 that is soaked through in its own drunken seasick cynicism. I must have listened to "Motion Pictures (For Carrie)" a hundred times this month. I also enjoyed classic albums by Janet Jackson, George Harrison, Minnie Riperton, Steely Dan, Stevie Nicks(!!!), and King Crimson. (And special shoutout to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, which washed over me like worn feedback.)

    In the meantime, I also found some time to keep up with 2019 releases. Luckily, it was a relatively slow month for albums, so I continued to fall in love with January releases like Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow and Jessica Pratt's Quiet Signs, doing my best to let them burrow deeper into my soul. On its second or third listen, Julia Jacklin's Crushing hit me as hard as anything this year. She has such a distinctive writing voice, finding ways to be both sympathetic and cutting at the same time in the wake of a bad breakup. The album is very much in line with the #MeToo movement, and though she's said that this is more coincidence than intention it will be interesting to see if this narrative angle picks up in the press and gives it extra lift. I hope so; this one feels like an End of the Year contender to me already.

    In single news, John Mayer finally released a studio version of his song "I Guess I Just Feel Like", and it lived up to all my expectations. I was a little worried it wouldn't have the same punch as the original live acoustic version, but he pulled it off with aplomb. It feels like a truer sequel to his Born and Raised material than anything since that time, while also incorporating some Continuum-style guitar breaks and a bit of the wide-open soundscapes from Paradise Valley. Really happy, would love more!

    Top 2019 albums of the month:
    Julia Jacklin, Emily King

    Top archival albums of the month:
    Neil Young (On The Beach), Janet Jackson (Control), George Harrison (All Things Must Pass)

    Recommended Songs I discovered this month:
    Miya Folick - "Premonitions"
    Emily King - "Go Back"
    Julia Jacklin - "Don't Know How To Keep Loving You"
    Ariana Grande - "ghostin"
    Mandy Moore - "Gardenia"
     
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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    @Matt Chylak I love what you did with Feb 28, cheers to you!
     
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  3. irthesteve Mar 2, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 6, 2019)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    87. Delicate Steve - Till I Burn Up (2019)
    88. Mansionair - Shadowboxer (2019)
    89. Alice Merton - Mint (2019)
     
  4. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Thanks, it just made sense when I got there. Highly recommend the closing song that I posted if you haven’t heard it. Listened to it like ten times yesterday.
     
  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    oh don't you worry, I'm quite familiar with the album and song! Check out Amanda Leigh now then join the party of anxiously awaiting new music from her
     
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  6. LuigiPeppercorn

    Better at Smash Bros. than OldJersey Prestigious

    Updated
     
  7. radiodead

    Trusted

    My Favorite Songs of 2019 through February:

    1. “Seventeen”- Sharon Van Etten
    2. “Heavyweight Champion of the World”-Nilüfer Yanya
    3. “Harmony Hall”- Vampire Weekend
    4. “Trance”- Club Night
    5. “Almeda”- Solange
    6. “UFOF”- Big Thief
    7. “Everyday”- Weyes Blood
    8. “This Time Around”- Jessica Pratt
    9. “1972”- Broken Social Scene
    10. “ZORA”- Jamila Woods
     
  8. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    61. Solange - A Seat at the Table (2016)
    62. Solange - When I Get Home (2019)
    63. The Japanese House - Good at Falling (2019)
    64. Pkew Pkew Pkew - Optimal Lifestyles (2019)
    65. Weezer - Weezer (Black Album) (2019)
    66. Pond - Tasmania (2019)
    67. Westkust - Westkust (2019)
     
  9. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Here's Feb.
     
  10. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    68. DaBaby - Baby on Baby (2019)
    69. La Dispute - Wildlife (2011)
    70. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
    71. 2 Chainz - Rap or Go to the League (2019)
    72. Hand Habits - placeholder (2019)
    73. The Academy Is... - Almost Here (2005)
    74. The Academy Is... - Santi (2007)
    75. The Academy Is... - Fast Times At Barrington High (2008)
     
  11. Bradley Mcdonald

    Newbie

  12. JJ Abrams

    Newbie

    will listen to then
     
  13. irthesteve Mar 6, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 10, 2019)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    90. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Stay Human II (2019)
    91. Little Simz - GREY Area (2019)
    92. Sigrid - Sucker Punch (2019)
    93. Gesaffelstein - Hyperion (2019)
    94. Ximena Sariñana - ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas? (2019)
    95. Theophilus London - Lovers Holiday III (2019)
    96. Maren Morris - Girl (2019)
    97. Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me (2017)
    98. Julian Marley - As I Am (2019)
    99. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 (2019)
    100. M83 - Knife + Heart (Original Soundtrack) (2019)
    101. Theophilus London - NIGHTS B4 BEBEY (2018)
    102. Citizen Cope - Heroin and Helicopters (2019)
     
  14. radiodead

    Trusted

    Never heard of Helado Negro until this morning when I saw the P4K review. And wow if the rest is like this opener......maybe the best first impression I’ve gotten in a whillllle
     
  15. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Very good record. Have yet to catch the P4K review but glad to see they’re turning some heads towards it
     
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  16. EarthShifts

    Regular

    Fell a little behind on updating this. My album listening has dropped a bunch over the past few weeks. I have mostly just been listening to playlists. For some reason I find myself not enjoying a lot of the music I once loved.
     
  17. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    76. The National - Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003)
    77. Foals - Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (2019)
    78. Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs (2019)
    79. Sigrid - Sucker Punch (2019)
    80. Shady Bug - Lemon Lime (2019)
    81. Maren Morris - GIRL (2019)
    82. Slow Club - Paradise (2011)
     
  18. recall reality

    "But existing is basically all I do!" Prestigious

    18. Homeshake - Helium *
    19. Tallies - Tallies +
    20. Juliana Hatfield - Weird *
    21. TOY - Happy in the Hollow *
    22. Panda Bear - Buoys *
    23. Julia Jacklin - Crushing +
    24. Living Hour - Softer Faces +
    25. Hajk - Drama *
    26. Dear Seattle - Don't Let Go *
    27. Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile +
    28. Eerie - Wanda Pet Town *
    29. Guided by Voices - Zeppelin Over China *
    30. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 +
     
  19. irthesteve Mar 11, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 29, 2019)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    103. The Faint - Egowerk (2019)
    104. AM Taxi - Shiver By Me (2019)
    105. Turnstile - Move Thru Me (2016)
    106. Zacari - Run Wild Run Free (2019)
    107. Flume - Hi This Is Flume (2019)
    108. LPX - Junk Of The Heart (2019)
    109. Jenny Lewis - On The Line (2019)
    110. Burna Boy & DJDS - Steel & Copper (2019)
    111. Ross From Friends - Family Portrait (2018)
    112. Wallows - Nothing Happens (2019)
    113. Animal Collective - Cows On Hourglass Pond (2019)
    114. Blaqk Audio - Only Things We Love (2019)
    115. Shlohmo - The End (2019)
    116. Victoria Monet - Life After Love, Pt. 1 (2018)
    117. Billie Eilish - When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
    118. Victoria Monet - Life After Love, Pt. 2 (2018)
     
  20. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    83. Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger (2008)
    84. ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron (2014)
    85. ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP (2016)
    86. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975)
    87. The Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
    88. American Football - American Football (LP3) (2019)
    89. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
    90. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
     
  21. recall reality Mar 25, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 26, 2019)
    recall reality

    "But existing is basically all I do!" Prestigious

    31. Lazerbeak - Luther +
    32. American Football - American Football ++
    33. Xiu Xiu - Girl With Basket Of Fruit *
    34. Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs +
    35. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising *
    36. Pond - Tasmania *
    37. Bad Suns - Mystic Truth +
    38. Copeland - Blushing +
    39. Jenny Lewis - On The Line +
    40. La Dispute - Panorama *
    41. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet ++
    42. Strand of Oaks - Eraserland ++

    Finally some albums from this year that I'm really loving.
     
  22. jorbjorb

    I'm so much cooler online

    updated
     
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  23. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Here's March. Great month. Probably 8 of my top 10 this year so far (in no order: The Japanese House, Hozier, Foals, Sigrid, American Football, Nilufer Yanya, Billie Eilish, and Owel) came out this month
     
  24. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Hi

    It's been a few months, but I have a suggested short version of the triple-disc. These are my favs from the 3 discs!

    1. No Rappers Allowed
    2. Back In Love
    3. Tuxedo
    4. Hell Mary
    5. It's Yo Birthday
    6. Temptation
    7. Gorgeous
    8. Make It Rain
    9. What It Look Like
    10. Runaway Sex
    11. The Paris Of The West
    12. Nikki's Dialogue
    13. You Got A Fan
     
  25. irthesteve Mar 30, 2019
    (Last edited: Mar 31, 2019)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    119. Clean Cut Kid - Painwave (2019)
    120. Simple creatures - Strange Love (2019)
    121. Lion Babe - Cosmic Wind (2019)
    122. Turnstile - Nonstop Feeling (2015)
    123. RAC - Closer (2019)