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Best albums of 2019... so far

Discussion in 'music' started by Alex N, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Three months into the year already, and I'll start with one that's knocked my socks off since a stream showed up on npr in advance of its release later this week:

    Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

    A proper start-to-finish album, heartfelt old-fashioned songs, a kind of other-worldly feel, some wobbly synths, and just great singing from Natalie Mering:

    Also getting plenty of plays: Solange, Poppy Ackroyd, Ex:Re (download from November, physical release this year, so I'll include it - thanks @matt j for this one), and Deaf Center.

    I've probably forgotten a couple more, and as I've definitely missed loads, I thought I'd start a thread...

    What's your favourite album(s) of 2019 so far?
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  2. johncee

    johncee pfm Member

    Rustin Man - Drift Code is my favourite of the year so far.
  3. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Edwyn Collins - Badbea. The man on the toppest of form.
  4. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    For me, so far These New Puritans Inside the Rise and the new Lambchop we've been arguing about elsewhere.

    From Jazz Larry Grenadier's solo bass album The Gleaners
  5. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    Obviously it's a choice between Stella Donnelly and Billie Eilish.

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  6. MotelBlues

    MotelBlues pfm Member

    I’ve really enjoyed the Julia Jacklin album, “Crushing”. Proper interesting singer/songwriting from start to finish. The Weyes Blood album is on my Big List Of Things To Get.

    Maybe not as immediate as their brilliant debut, I suspect the new Delines album is a grower and a keeper.
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  7. Mintsauce

    Mintsauce Active Member

    I’ll second the Ex:re album, but I love Daughter, so that was a given.

    The debut from Tallies is great, if you ever liked The Sunday’s, you’ll love this.

    I think Sneaks new one is great, a bit more of an expanded sound than her previous, but still minimal
  8. Sich

    Sich pfm Member

    Deerhunter - Why hasn't everything already disappeared.
    One album I keep going back to this year - dips slightly in the mid-section but an addictive listen.
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    BLACKMASS pfm Member

    Another vote for Julia Jacklin ‘Crushing’. A fantastic album with great lyrics, great production/recording and a beautiful voice.

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  10. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Not found anything decent yet. Ex:Re is the closest.
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  11. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

  12. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Julia Jacklin here as well.

    Big hopes for the new Aldous Harding and The National albums coming soon, Weyes Blood isn't on Qobuz so haven't heard much but will give it a go when they list it. The new Rozi Plain album is on pre order as well and should land soon.

    Lots happening this year, enjoying it so far.
  13. guey

    guey pfm Member

    The albums that have been getting a lot of plays round our gaff:
    Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Reimagined (the original album that came out last year is also excellent)
    Daniel Thorne - Lines Of Sight
    LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions (I'm particularly liking their cover of Seconds)
    Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
    Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien
    Pye Corner Audio - Hollow Earth
    Steve Mason - About The Light

    and some EPs I've been enjoying:
    Nils Frahm - Encores 2
    Neil Cowley & Ben Lucas Boysen - Grains & Motes
    Falty DL - If All The People Took Acid
    The Underworld Drift 2 series has been pretty great as well; and free (the second collaboration with The Necks is superb)
  14. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Also looking forward to the new Fujiya & Miyagi, and Jane Weaver albums.
  15. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Cosey Fanni Tutti - Tutti

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  16. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Enjoying Jenny Lewis - On The Line. I didn't know there was a new Edwyn Collins album, now on order.
  17. rmcin626

    rmcin626 Member

    Durant Jones and the Indications
  18. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Cass McCombs "Tip of the Sphere" - spacy country rock. Love the guitar tones and the closing guitar / pedal steel / Fender piano jam on this...

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  19. Baggawire

    Baggawire Active Member

    Fyah by Sons Of Kemet's tuba player Theon Cross is my current pick.
  20. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    Ex:Re for me so far. Loving the Billie Eilish and Weyes Blood above.

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