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Top 22 Music Albums of 2019 by JamesMowbray (2019)  

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Chart updated: 02/16/2019 14:15 (Created: 02/02/2019 14:38). Chart size: 22 albums.

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TemporalCanada Julia Kent

(First added to chart: 02/05/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2019:31Rank Score:5
Rank in 2010s14,438Overall Rank:53,701
Average Rating:  76/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Remind Me TomorrowUnited States Sharon Van Etten

(First added to chart: 02/05/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2019:1Rank Score:78
Rank in 2010s3,165Overall Rank:16,409
Average Rating:  77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?United States Deerhunter

(First added to chart: 02/05/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2019:3Rank Score:42
Rank in 2010s4,929Overall Rank:23,565
Average Rating:  73/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Quiet SignsUnited States Jessica Pratt
This record's so great at building an effortlessly dreamlike landscape. Most of the tracks here are little more than a repetitive guitar with vocals, but the way the two go together works on every track. Jessica's voice is the main factor holding everything together, it takes a short while to get used to it but once you're there it beautifully occupies the spaces left by the instrumentals with its echoing effects. The odd instrumental flairs are also great whenever they appear, breathing new life into certain sections of the tracks.

It's a great album that arranges a small amount of elements perfectly. There's not a huge amount of variation here, but this isn't so much a problem on a sub 30 minute album. I'm sure I'll only like it more with time.
(First added to chart: 02/09/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2019:8Rank Score:24
Rank in 2010s6,504Overall Rank:29,089
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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It Won/t Be Like This All The TimeUnited Kingdom The Twilight Sad

(First added to chart: 02/05/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2019:22Rank Score:8
Rank in 2010s11,429Overall Rank:44,551
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Tip Of The SphereUnited States Cass McCombs
Tip Of The Sphere is a bit slow to get going. Opener 'I Followed the River South to What' is thoroughly unlikable. The same guitar plays for the run time, and the vocals aren't much more varied. It gets pretty draining after a minute and then goes on for another six.

Luckily things pick up after this, there's some good storytelling in 'The Great Pixley Train Robbery'; 'Estrella' is little bland but overall inoffensive; the backing synths on 'Absentee' almost sound like they're singing in duet with Cass, or sometimes going off on their own tangent which could be chaotic but the mixing keeps the structure from being damaged. Lead single 'Sleeping Volcanoes' is overtly political but does well to avoid the really blunt commentary that's all too tempting at the moment. It adds up to a track with equal parts of hope, sadness and disillusionment.

The next couple of tracks are similar in terms of having a calming repeated guitar line and rewarding lyrics if you don't drift off. 'American Canyon Sutra' shifts up the pace being anchored by light percussion and a single note on the bass. The lyrics are again expressing disillusionment but they have a sharper edge than those on 'Sleeping Volcanoes'. 'Tying Up Loose Ends' is the most emotionally impactful track here, with lyrics reflecting on the loss of connection to extended family, and more broadly connection to the past and the prior identities it carries.

The ten minute closer had me concerned considering how poor the seven minute opener was, but fortunately 'Rounder' outdoes its opposing bookend completely. There's more upbeat guitars that this time carry some impact when they repeat. It also features one of the stronger vocal performances of the album. It unexpectedly ends with a long instrumental passage which nicely closes out the album.

Tip of the Sphere may have a wobbly start but after this is out of the way it's a very calm and subtle record with great lyrics and guitar work. It maintains a feel throughout but the individual tracks are varied enough to make most stand out. Worth repeated listens for the lyrics if nothing else.
(First added to chart: 02/15/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2019:53Rank Score:2
Rank in 2010s22,274Overall Rank:76,932
Average Rating:  72/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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LadytronUnited Kingdom Ladytron
I hadn't heard of Ladytron before this self titled release, so fortunately for me their 7 year hiatus preceding this album has completely passed me by. Though I'm glad I've found them now because this project is pretty great.

The album often has the sound of a 2000s electropop album but the lyrics and atmosphere excellently subvert this. The artificial sounding synths and drums repeat to a disorientating effect and often sound part of a much bigger, and darker picture. The vocals themselves sound distant but always seem to have enough reverb to break through all the layers of instrumentation and get across some pretty grim lyrics, that again work against the atmosphere that this kind of music is associated with. Overall it sounds like if an early 00s pop album had been forced to experience the last 15 years like the rest of us, and had felt slightly more worn out at things as a result.

The album does get a bit less impactful as it goes. It's not that the later songs are any worse than the earlier ones but the tracklist does sound fairly similar throughout, maybe it could use a bit of an edit. However, this doesn't take away from the fact that it occupies a pretty unique space. I've never heard this style of music carrying the atmosphere that Ladytron does.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2019:17Rank Score:11
Rank in 2010s10,127Overall Rank:40,473
Average Rating:  73/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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After Its Own Death / Walking In A Spiral Towards The HouseUnited States Nivhek
Both tracks here are long ambient two-parters. 'After Its Own Death' is a varied and fascinating piece. It plays more like a patchwork of complementary vignettes than a single ambient piece and this works to its advantage. There's several silences that form the space between the choral arrangements, vocal samples, reverb drenched guitars and drone elements, just to give a few examples of what you find on this track. Despite the difference in the individual sounds of these elements they feel connected in tone and distance, making each new part feel unexpected but coherent. 'Walking in a Spiral Towards the House' is much more pedestrian. It carries the same atmosphere as the prior track but is far less interesting and varied. It feels almost like an unnecessarily long 20 minute outro and doesn't feel like any kind of step forward in the ambient genre, though it's still perfectly listenable. Overall it's still a decent and interesting record mostly because 'After Its Own Death' makes up the bulk of the runtime, but I'm not sure how often I'll be returning to 'Walking in a Spiral...'.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2019:58Rank Score:2
Rank in 2010s23,020Overall Rank:79,212
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Pure Imagination, No CountryUnited States Dave Harrington Group

(First added to chart: 02/06/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2019:200Rank Score:0
Rank in 2010s27,265Overall Rank:92,419
Average Rating:  73/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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10. (11) Up1

Czarface Meets GhostfaceUnited States Czarface & Ghostface Killah
On their second collaborative album after last year's 'Czarface Meets Metal Face' with MF DOOM, Czarface once again deliver a solid project, but don't really up the stakes. This isn't really a problem though, you can't have a go at a group that delivers this quality of beats and lyrics on every single album. It marks another successful collaboration and you can hear Ghostface's influence beyond his verses, the beats here are quite a lot harsher than on previous Czarface releases. This lets the instrumentals suit Ghost's loud and aggressive style. Credit is also due to Inspectah Deck and Esoteric for adapting to this change. If a 'Czarface Meets _______' album is the new normal then I have a very long wishlist of future collaborations off of the strength of the two records we already have.
(First added to chart: 02/16/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2019:30Rank Score:5
Rank in 2010s14,176Overall Rank:52,980
Average Rating:  74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Top 22 Music Albums of 2019 composition

Artist Albums %


Ladytron 1 5%
Rustin Man 1 5%
Nivhek 1 5%
Dreezy 1 5%
Dave Harrington Group 1 5%
AJ Tracey 1 5%
Czarface & Ghostface Killah 1 5%
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Country Albums %


United States 15 68%
United Kingdom 6 27%
Canada 1 5%

Top 22 Music Albums of 2019 chart changes

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I highly recommend Witching Hour by Ladytron and basically everything else. Overlooked band!
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