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Halfway thru the year: Best albums of 2019 so far


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Getting a jump on those end-of-year lists with one at the midway point. What have been your favorite albums of 2019 so far? Here's my top 5:

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
  2. William Tyler – Goes West
  3. Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks
  4. Local Natives – Violet Street
  5. Mac DeMarco – Here Comes the Cowboy
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So I really wanted to do a top 5. But that was too hard. So then I wanted to do a top 10, but I ended up with 11 and no one to kick. Long story short, here's my top 15 with 5 honourable mentions:

 

  1. Orville Peck - Pony
  2. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
  3. Calexico / Iron & Wine - Years To Burn
  4. Jeff Tweedy - WARMER
  5. Kevin Morby - Oh My God
  6. The National - I Am Easy To Find
  7. Mac Demarco - Here Comes The Cowboy
  8. Hand Habits - placeholder
  9. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
  10. Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
  11. Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between
  12. Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied
  13. Strand Of Oaks - Eraserland
  14. Jenny Lewis - On The Line
  15. William Tyler - Goes West

Honourable mentions: 

Julia Jacklin - Crushing

The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

Cate Le Bon - Reward

The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

 

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So I really wanted to do a top 5. But that was too hard. So then I wanted to do a top 10, but I ended up with 11 and no one to kick. Long story short, here's my top 15 with 5 honourable mentions:

 

  1. Orville Peck - Pony
  2. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
  3. Calexico / Iron & Wine - Years To Burn
  4. Jeff Tweedy - WARMER
  5. Kevin Morby - Oh My God
  6. The National - I Am Easy To Find
  7. Mac Demarco - Here Comes The Cowboy
  8. Hand Habits - placeholder
  9. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
  10. Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
  11. Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between
  12. Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied
  13. Strand Of Oaks - Eraserland
  14. Jenny Lewis - On The Line
  15. William Tyler - Goes West

Honourable mentions: 

Julia Jacklin - Crushing

The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

Cate Le Bon - Reward

The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

Well, I wasn't planning on going to 10, but since you started it...

 

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
  2. William Tyler – Goes West
  3. Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks
  4. Local Natives – Violet Street
  5. Mac DeMarco – Here Comes the Cowboy
  6. Jeff Tweedy - Warmer
  7. Son Volt - Union
  8. Cate Le Bon - Reward
  9. Jenny Lewis - On the Line
  10. Fujiya & Miyagi - Flashback
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Weyes Blood  |  Titanic Rising

Bruce Springsteen  |  Western Stars

The Cactus Blossoms | Easy Way

The Delines | The Imperial

Le SuperHomard  |  Meadow Lane Park

Jessica Pratt  |  Quiet Signs

Purple Mountains  |  S/T

Son Volt | Union

Steve Gunn  |  The Unseen in Between

Peter Bruntnell  |  King of Madrid

Tim Bluhm  |  Sorta Surviving

Lee Fields & the Expressions  |  It Rains Love

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So uh, mine's pretty different:

 

1) Billy Woods & Kenny Seagal - Hiding Places

2) Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

3) Lizzo - Because I Love You

4) PUP - Morbid Thoughts

5) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

6) Benny The Butcher - Plugs I've Met

7) The Bash Brothers Experience - Let's Bash

8) Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk

9) Viagra Boys - Street Worms

10) $uicideBoy$ - Live Fast Die Whenever

 

 

I can see people hating all of these, except number 3. How could anyone dislike Lizzo?

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The top 7:

 

Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Masaki Batoh - Nowhere

Fumaça Preta - Pepas

Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Pip Blom - Boat

 

 

Others I like:

 

Night Beats - Myth of a Man*

Lucille Furs - Another Land*

Boogarins - Sombrou Dúvida*

Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne*

Doug Tuttle - Dream Road*

The Gotobeds - Debt Begins at 30*JuJu - Maps and Territory*

Rose City Band - Rose City Band*

Olden Yolk - Living Theatre*

Galileo 7 – There is Only Now*

The Honey Pot -Bewildered Jane*

Fruit Tones – Natural Selection*

The Darts – I Like You, But Not Like That*

 

 

 

 

 

​*Still need more listens to determine just how much I like it.

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