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BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Oscar » 23 Dec 2019, 10:18

I'll leave this up to you guys for I believe this to be the worst year in music since 1736.

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby never/ever » 23 Dec 2019, 10:34

Best albums:
1, K-X-P- IV
2. A Winged Victory For The Sullen- The Undivided Five
3. De Staat - Bubble Gum
4. Opeth- In Venenum Caudis
5, Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place

Best re-issue: Tangerine Dream- In Search Of Hades

Not a bad year as far as I'm concerned
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby robertff » 23 Dec 2019, 10:50

I wouldn't know where to start for this year, not stating that as a grand gesture but still investigating 38 years pre 2000. I think I bought a couple from this year but for the life of me, without searching through my collection, I can't remember what they were.

Certainly bought some from already long established artists/bands and one or two from newer artists/bands but they don't roll off the top of my head easily. I'll come back to this later if I remember - they would have appeared somewhere on 'Vinyl Now Playing' anyway.


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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby slightbreeze » 23 Dec 2019, 13:11

1) Vampire Weekend : " Father of the bride". Sprawling epic, articulate, melodic, joyous. 2) Cage the elephant "Social Clues". Just a great rock record. 3) Of monsters and men "Fever Dream ". A magical pop record. I'm just a sucker for Icelandic accents.
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby C » 23 Dec 2019, 13:14

never/ever wrote:5, Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place

I must listen to that

I loved Ride back in the day and saw them live a couple of times

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby soundchaser » 23 Dec 2019, 13:42

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars.

Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018, but I only bought it this year).

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station.

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Dec 2019, 14:06

Lizzo’s ‘Cuz I Love You’ and Mekons ‘Deserted’ for me.
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Dec 2019, 19:40

The Purple Mountains and Brittany Howard ones are great. For mostly sentimental reasons (but I also do think they're good), the Nilsson and Cohen posthumous ones are pretty high in my estimation too.

Other than that, lots of good, but not a lot that's particularly special.
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Six String » 23 Dec 2019, 20:25

I've been curious about the Britney Howard album. I don't buy much music these days* except the occassional used lp but I did buy two new cds this year so I'll nominate both.

Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave South
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - The Undivided Five

I've played the hell out of the B&J Miller album since getting it upon release. The Undivided Five hasn't been out as long but I'm really enjoying it too.

*full disclosure, I did buy several cds at Waterloo in Austin back in October but they were things less easily found in my neighborhood.

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Dec 2019, 21:24

soundchaser wrote:Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars.

Is the correct answer.

This is the only other album from this year I've spent any time with :

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Lord Rother » 23 Dec 2019, 21:36

Big Big Train - Grand Tour

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby The Prof » 23 Dec 2019, 23:38

Most definitely ‘Deserted’ by The Mekons, followed somewhere down the line by the Bruce Springsteen one.

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Corporate whore » 25 Dec 2019, 22:24

1. Amyl and the Sniffers
2. Fontaines DC
3. W H Lung
4. Lankum
5. Either the Mekons or the Springsteen. Or the Costello.

Best re-issue; The Steve Wilson mixes of the Dukes of the Stratosphere

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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby dgs » 03 Jan 2020, 14:58

Based on the responses, you'd be inclined to agree with Lenny.

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Not in any way definitive but if you want something different,

Gorecki No.3 - Beth Gibbons
Thanks for the Dance - Leonard Cohen
Great Holker Lime - Immigrant
The Book of Traps and Lessons - Kate Tempest
The Route to the Harmonium – JY
Crow Hill – Mersault
Orkestra Digitalis – Future Pilot AKA
The Practice of Love – Jenny Hval
Guesswork – Lloyd Cole
Chanctonbury Rings – Justin Hopper &Sharon Kraus with the Belbury Poly

ALPHABET - Alva Noto + Anne-James Chaton
Ecstatic Computation - Caterina Barbieri
On Time Out of Time - William Basinski
Animated Violence Mild - Blanck Mass
Everywhere, an Empty Bliss - The Caretaker
Yearning fro the Infinite - Max Cooper
Volume Massimo - Alessandro Cortini
I – Follakzoid
The Undivided Five - A Winged Victory for the Sulllen
With Voices - Machinefabreik

10 - Withered Hand
Place of the Grave - The Aliens
Repetition - Max Cooper
Under the Moon – Morgan Lebus
Love is on the Wat – Karen Less
KKIJ - King Creosote
Cure IlCure - Maranta

V/A - ASIP 2019 Label Compilation
V/A - Touched by Silence (Touched music label sells discs in aid of Cancer Research, well worth investing in)
V/A - Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental and New Age Music 1980-1990
V/A – Pop Ambient 2020
V/A – Wayne McGregor: Collaborations
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Sneelock » 03 Jan 2020, 16:20

I liked that Flying Lotus pretty much.
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Re: BCB - Best album of 2019

Postby Darkness_Fish » 03 Jan 2020, 16:34

I really don't have much from 2019 at all so far:

Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
Holly Herndon - PROTO
Swans - Leaving Meaning

One thing's for certain though, the female of the species seem to be advancing the artform much more than the male. Those first 2 albums in particular are essential.
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