EOY 2019 - Rough Trade (US/UK)

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EOY 2019 - Rough Trade (US/UK)

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:45 pm



1. Fontaines D.C., Dogrel
2. Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising
3. Angel Olsen, All Mirrors
4. Little Simz, Grey Area
5. black midi, Schlagenheim
6. Sleaford Mods, Eton Alive
7. Cate Le Bon, Reward
8. Vanishing Twin, The Age of Immunology
9. Ex:Re, Ex:Re
10. The Comet is Coming, Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystey
11. Beck, Hyperspace
12. Jay Som, Anak Ko
13. Iggy Pop, Free
14. Kit Sebastian, Mantra Moderne
15. The Delines. The Imperial
16. Crumb, Jinx
17. Durand Jones and the Indications, American Love Call
18. Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains
19. Swans, leaving meaning
20. Marika Hackman, Any Human Friends
21. Bat for Lashes, Lost Girls
22. DIIV, Destroyer
23. Nerija, Blume
24. Orville Peck, Pony
25. Big Thief, Two Hands
26. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ghosteen
27. Foals, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2)
28. Amyl and the Sniffers, Amyl and the Sniffers
29. Cigarettes After Sex, Cry
30. Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow
31. The Murder Capital, When I Have Fears
32. Kokoko!, Fongola
33. Fat White Family, Serfs Up!
34. Metronomy, Metronomy Forever
35. Sandy (Alex G), House of Sugar
36. FKA Twigs, Magdalene
37. Karen O and Danger Mouse, Lux Prima
38. The Twilight Sad, It Won’t Be Like This All the Time
39. Sturgill Simpson, Sound and Fury
40. Toro Y Moi, Outer Peace
41. The Rails, Cancel the Sun
42. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
43. Mac DeMarco, Here Comes the Cowboy
44. Pond, Tasmania
45. Aldous Harding, Designer
46. Barrie, Happy to Be Here
47. Kate Tempest, The Book of Traps and Lessons
48. Cross Record, Cross Record
49. Shura, Forevher
50. Joe Armon-Jones, Turn to Clear View
51. Temples, Hot Motion
52. Penguin Cafe, Handfuls of Night
53. Pip Blom, Boat
54. Jenny Hval, The Practice of Love
55. Floating Points, Crush
56. Jacques Greene, Dawn Chorus
57. Alcest, Spiritual Incest
58. Turnover, Altogether
59. Sault, 5
60. Slowthai, Nothing Great About Britain
61. Jordan Rakei, Origin
62. Wilco, Ode to Joy
63. Ohtis, Curve of Earth
64. Dermot Kennedy, Without Fear
65. Tyler. The Creator, IGOR
66. Flying Lotus, Flamagra
67. Robert Forster, Inferno
68. Helado Negro, This Is How You Smile
69. Girl Ray, Girl
70. Mattiel, Satis Factory
71. Tallies, Tallies
72. Drahla, Useless Coordinates
73. The National, I Am Easy to Find
74. Patience, Dizzy Spells
75. Toy, Happy in the Hollow
76. Tindersticks, No Treasure But Hope
77. Lana Del Ray, NFR!
78. Sarathy Korwar, More Arriving
79. Jessica Pratt, Quiet Signs
80. Tyler Childers, Country Squire
81. Ratso, Stubborn Heart
82. Richard Dawson, 2020
83. Julia Jacklin, Crushing
84. Brittany Howard, Jaime
85. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, End of Suffering
86. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You
87. Oh Sees, Face Stabber
88. Snapped Ankles, Stunning Luxury
89. Kim Gordon, No Home Record
90. Stef Shura, Midnight
91. Rex Orange County, PONY
92. Drab Majesty, Modern Mirror
93. Thom Yorke, Anima
94. Girl Band, The Talkies
95. BlackWater HolyLight, Veils of Winter
96. Dehd, Water
97. AA Bondy, Enderness
98. Jade Bird, Jade Bird
99. Liam Gallagher, Why Me? Why Not
100. Tool, Fear Inoculum

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Re: EOY 2019 - Rough Trade (US/UK)

Post by acroamor » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Listening to Kim Gordon's No Home Record right now and very much enjoying it, likely a top 20 of the year for me, when it strikes me that the title sounds very similar to the phrase "no homewrecker". Considering this comes a few years out from Gordon's marriage to Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore dissolving due to his extramarital affair, I can't imagine this is a coincidence.

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