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Yep, the JJ list was the first one I clicked on. Still working my way through about a dozen albums I hadn't listened to previously. 

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On 05/12/2019 at 3:33 PM, wasabijim said:

additional food for thought

 

 

Double J - The 50 best albums of 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/50-best-albums-of-2019/11757228

 

 

 

19 hours ago, wasabijim said:

just so happened they did a J-file this evening on the 2019 year in review 

 

https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/programs/the-j-files/2019-the-year-that-was/11743512

 

i recommend a listen

 

 

What are your top 10 albums of the year?   

 

I can link another half dozen 2019 album of the year lists, but this is the SNA 2019 albums of the year so we are interesting in hearing real experiences of what one digs.

 

cheers

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Ray Alder - What the Water Wanted

Pattern Seeking Animals - s/t

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

Diamond Head - The Coffin Train

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

Tool - Fear Inoculum

Skunk Anansie - 25LIVE@25

Spread Eagle - Subway to the Stars

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies

Thunder - Please Remain Seated

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just click on the album name or band name for the discogs entry.

 

Top 10 Albums Of The Year

 

Rüfüs Du Sol* - Solace - the highlight and easily album of the year for me. This Aussie synth pop band are at the very top of the tree globally - great to chill to, great to dance to and sound quality is superb - thanks to my daughter I am now one of their biggest fans.

in no order the following 2019 releases are also very worthy and superb in their own right.

 

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow   -   full band sound with quite a bit of synth.

 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre  - they guys just keep delivering

 

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?  - believe the hype 

 

Khalid (16) - Free Spirit  -  this kid is an unbelievable talent and his 2nd album is superb 

 

The Young Gods - Data Mirage Tangram - proof that old rockers don't die, they come back as superior prog rockers - thanks to @Dave O))) for putting back into them.

 

Lloyd Cole - Guesswork   - a cold sounding synth from Lloyd make beautiful noise.

 

LDR* - NFR!  - been a fan since the begining, but the much maligned Lana all of a sudden seems respected and cool - funny how critics and fans are- great album

 

Chelsea Wolfe - Birth Of Violence   - Chesea has removed herself from the doom industrial sound to a more personal acoustic based sound that shows off how good her voice is

 

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* - Ghosteen  - one of Nicks most personal and best

 

Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light  - psychedelic synth rock done perfectly 

 

FKA twigs - Magdalene  - more introspective and operatic than her previous synth dance - beautiful


Discovery Of The Year (bought, but not released in 2019)

 

Film School - Bright To Death  - 2018 release and in my top 2 fav albums bought in 2019.  This is Shoegaze at its best.

 

Maya Jane Coles - Take Flight  - superb downtempo trip hop that I just bought in the UK as it looked cool  - I bought all her albums after this including her alto ego Nocturnal Sunshine

 

Australian Album Of The Year

 

Dope Lemon - Smooth Big Cat   - kick arse drug fueled doper blues album from Angus Stone

 

Julia Jacklin - Crushing - haunting album from Julia that really show off her vocals and songwriting.

 

Broods - Don't Feed The Pop Monster - super synth pop from the girl.guy duo

 

The Beasts* - Still Here - they still show they have it - Spencer Jones final moment captured on his his song " At the Hospital" is wonderful.

 

HTRK - Venus In Leo  - another superb moody sparse electronic album

 

Crooked Colours - Langata  - another superb synth pop album

 

Reissues of the Year

 

Prince - 1999  - 10 LP reissue - awesome

 

The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - Emancipation  - 6LP, first time on vinyl - fckun awesome!!

 

The Beatles - Abbey Road  - 4LP reissue - really well done

Edited by metal beat

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Gulp, ok this may be sacrilege, but...

 

I have been listening to Qobuz new releases playlist, which each week samples 20 plus new release albums. Much more eclectic (all music styles) than tidal or spotify, and great sound quality.

 

My find of the year! Got to hear/try most of the stuff listed on this thread.

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1 hour ago, metal beat said:

FKA twigs - Magdalene  - more introspective and operatic than her previous synth dance - beautiful

 

I’m just now listening to this for the second time. I listened to it for the first time a couple of nights ago and I’ve been thinking about it - like, not that it’s been in my head but I’ve actually been thinking about it - a lot. It’s dense and clever and constantly surprising like the first time I heard DJ Shadow’s Entroducing or Radiohead’s Kid A or something like that. I’m utterly fascinated by it. The songs don’t really stick with me as such but the sound of it, particularly in headphones, is so involving. Highly recommend giving it a listen. Might be the most interesting release for me this year

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1 minute ago, RankStranger said:

I’m just now listening to this for the second time. I listened to it for the first time a couple of nights ago and I’ve been thinking about it - like, not that it’s been in my head but I’ve actually been thinking about it - a lot. It’s dense and clever and constantly surprising like the first time I heard DJ Shadow’s Entroducing or Radiohead’s Kid A or something like that. I’m utterly fascinated by it. The songs don’t really stick with me as such but the sound of it, particularly in headphones, is so involving. Highly recommend giving it a listen. Might be the most interesting release for me this year

 

Agree - the sound that Tahliah gets is amazing and gets you listening to the album, rather than a set of songs.

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7 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

Agree - the sound that Tahliah gets is amazing and gets you listening to the album, rather than a set of songs.

Tahliah is the producer? 

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1 minute ago, RankStranger said:

Tahliah is the producer? 

That is FKA Twigs actual name :)

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11 minutes ago, metal beat said:

That is FKA Twigs actual name :)

Ah :D Thanks

 

sometimes I’m a very old man

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Iggy Pop - Free

 

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On 03/12/2019 at 5:18 PM, mrbuzzardstubble said:

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita - Soar (Bendigedig)

really enjoying this and also realised they are playing at Womad !!

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On 02/12/2019 at 11:35 AM, proftournesol said:

Leonard Cohen - Thanks For The Dance. Any Leonard Cohen album is almost an automatic entry

Only just getting to this one. He just kept getting better and better didn’t he. 

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It's nice to hear others' thoughts and hopefully discover some new gems, so keep it coming folks! It's only half about the hi-fi, after all! 🎹🎸🎷

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Top 10 Albums Of The Year

 

not quite 10 and in no particular order

 

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The John Butler Trio - Home

 

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Black Mountain - Destroyer

 

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The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds

 

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Olympia (11) - Flamingo

 

 

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Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy

 

Fear Inoculum album cover  Tool (2) ‎– Fear Inoculum
 
 
 

 

Discovery Of The Year (bought, but not released in 2019)

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GUNSHIP - Dark All Day (Horsie In The Hedge LLP - HITH008LPS) 2018

 

Genre Album Of The Year

 

Japanese feel-good Jazz Scar Funk Fusion crossover (or something like that)

 

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Your Song Is Good - Sessions (Kakubarhythm - DDCK-1059)

 

 

 

Australian Album Of The Year

 

The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds

 

Olympia (11) - Flamingo a close second 

 

 

 

 

 

On 01/12/2019 at 1:07 PM, proftournesol said:

OK folks, it's that time of the year, again.

 

Top 10 Albums Of The Year

 

 

Discovery Of The Year (bought, but not released in 2019)

 

 

Genre Album Of The Year

 

 

Australian Album Of The Year

 

Edited by wasabijim

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