Best of 2019?

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  1. patreeeek

    patreeeek Well-Known Member

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    If anyone is interested I keep track of my favorite songs throughout the year on this playlist. I've been doing this each year since 2011.

     
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    Those are all 2019?! :eek:
     
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    They are! It's wild to think about how much music get's released these days. Anything I come across that I'm remotely attracted to I add it to this playlist. Obviously I don't listen to all of these songs over and over but I add most of my absolute favorites towards the top.

    And of course the artists I really love, I buy on vinyl. (y)
     
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    This is more or less how I operate, I just don't put singles in mine and I haven't been bothered to order it yet:



    Yours is a really good list, plenty of Australian artists in there too.
     
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    Don't sleep on the new Le Butcherettes!

     
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    Current AOTY. Great shoegaze / dream pop from France.
     
  7. wokeupnew

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    First couple listens through the new Julia Jacklin without paying too much attention to the lyrics: “Eh, this is pretty good but the second half is a bit of a slog.”

    More listens after paying attention to the lyrics: “HOLY SHIT. This is incredible. Who hurt you Julia??”
     
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    So far --


    1. Beirut - Gallipoli
    2. Julia Jacklin - Crushing
    3. Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
    4. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
    5. Girlpool - What Chaos Is Imaginary
    6. Mike Krol - Power Chords
    7. Celer - Xièxie
    8. Fawns of Love - Permanent
    9. Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
    10. Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready
    11. Bob Mould — Sunshine Rock
     
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    There’s some striking similarities to the latest Waxahatchee album from 2017. Same sort of theme. She takes the listener on her journey with her and you really feel it at the end of the album.
     
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    I agree hard with this, it's a phenomenal album, and I think it really follows the trace of the aftermath of an intense breakup. The album progresses in a lateral timeline, each moment another step forward or another step back. I love how she continually builds on her wants / desires and is very self-referential to her work as the album goes on. This is the strongest album I've heard all year, and I think my love for it is going to grow and grow.
     
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    Dude, thanks for this rec. This album is phenomenal.
     
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    I may be late to the party here, but just discovered this new album from a 90s Italian rock band. Very interesting vocal delivery, almost like an Italian Nick Cave or Tim Darcy.

     
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    I'm so happy to hear all this about Crushing, but its a big tease, I'm waiting for Friday. Could one of you guys tell me exactly how long it is? I can't see that anywhere.

    @wokeupnew when you first thought of it as a bit of a slog, does that mean the second half has more raw emotional folk stuff like Body than the livelier indie rock stuff like Pressure To Party?
     
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    If I remember correctly, it is 38 minutes long.
     
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    I don't know if anybody's posted Lizzo here yet but she's been killing it with the singles from her upcoming album...



     
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    It’s 40 minutes long, decent length.

    Musically a bit more sparse, very slow and gentler tunes and lyrically really dense. Definitely like Body.

    Tracks 6, 7, & 9 all sound like they could be closer tracks so at first it feels like the album is over when it’s not. Track 8 is faster paced and feels like it should be at the front. It’s not bad, just a weird sequence musically.
     
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    Juicy is my favorite song of the year so far.
     
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    Interesting, opening with Body then heading straight into Head Alone and Pressure To Party seems like an odd choice to me as well. Looking through all the lyrics, I kind of feel it must be about more than one relationship, or at least that one toxic one and then some other non romantic or general relationship stuff. Maybe some kind of chronology feeds the tracklist? As in the order of the songs somehow tracks her different stages of dealing with it all, or maybe just the order they were written.
     
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    It’s deinitely a chronological kind of vibe, but not always chronological in the here-and-now sense. The album starts off with the breakup, but intertwines moments of wanting and being ready to move on in her own time (Pressure To Party ends with the refrain in which she hints at being ready).

    She then seems to go on to look back on the ended relationship and how toxic and unhappy she was, but that’s also coupled with the moments when she was happy and how she misses him and would probably in that moment take him back.

    It’s pretty much a journey through her mind of moving past this time, and all of the ups, downs, feelings of being ready to move on, fears that you made a mistake, etc. that come with a breakup from someone that you really loved. It’s a heavy album.

    It doesn’t even end with a resolve. She says that eventually he’ll be fine, and so will she, but that she can’t allow herself to want to be there for him because she’s the one that ended it. It’s honestly a very beautiful statement regarding a breakup.

    The album flows phenomenally for me and I have no qualms with the flow.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that, reviews are coming out now and they're also saying the flow is a problem. I'm trying to stop myself making my mind up about the structure before I've even heard the whole thing haha.
     

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