2019 Music Journal

The Best of 2019:
1. Owel – Paris B+
2. Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride B+
3. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? B+
4. Andrew Bird – My Finest Work Yet B
5. John Paul White – The Hurting Kind B
6. Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram B
7. Sigrid – Sucker Punch B
8. Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream B-
9. Switchfoot – Native Tongue B-
10. Band of Skulls – Love Is All You Love B-

Honorable Mention:
11. Copeland – Blushing B-
12. Kings Kaleidoscope – Zeal B-
13. Joy Williams – Front Porch B-
14. Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns B-
15. The Han Solo Project – Admiral Ackbar’s Lonely Limbs Club Band B-
16. Charlie Peacock – Lil’ Willie B-
17. Dream Theater – Distance Over Time B-

The Rest:
Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks C+
The Japanese House – Good at Falling C+
Martin Smith – Iron Lung C+
Over the Rhine – Love & Revelation C+
Gary Clark, Jr. – This Land C
Chris Rice – Untitled Hymn: A Collection of Hymns C
Chatham County Line – Sharing the Covers C

Dishonorable Mention:

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:

My Epic – Violence EP A-
Spoon – Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon B+
Various Artists – Blurescent: More Than Music, Volume 1 B
Thrice – Deeper Wells EP B
Kings Kaleidoscope – The Rush EP B
Lisa Hannigan and s t a r g a z e – Live in Dublin B-
Jason Wade – Gresham EP B-
Iron & Wine / Calexico – Years to Burn B-
Umphrey’s McGee – Anchor Drops Redux B-
Switchfoot – Live from the Native Tongue Tour B-
Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes Naked B-
Gungor – Archives B-
Cindy Morgan – Autumn & Eve: Old Testaments, Vol. I B-
Andy Moore – Endless Wave C+
Norah Jones – Begin Again C+

Bon Iver – i, i
The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth
Jesca Hoop – Stonechild
Tom Hummer – Real Life
Iron & Wine – Live at Third Man Records
The Last Bison – Hüshed Tracks
Lights – Skin & Earth Acoustic
Lovebites – Daughters of the Dawn – Live in Tokyo 2019
Meg & Dia – happysad
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project
Skillet – Victorious
Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold
Jeff Tweedy – WARMER

Eagerly Anticipating:
Tool – Fear Inoculum (August 30)
The New Pornographers – In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (September 27)
Elbow – Giants of All Sizes (October 11)
Coyote Kid – The Skeleton Man (October)
Steven Delopoulos
Northern Abbey
Rina Sawayama
Tame Impala

Meagerly Anticipating:
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days (August 23)
Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP (September 6)
Belle & Sebastian – Days Of The Bagnold Summer OST (September)
Brittany Howard – Jaime (September)
Wilco – Ode to Joy (October 4)
Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky (October 18)
Annie Moses Band – Under the Tree of Life
Future of Forestry
Kevin Max – Black Sheep of the Fold
Pearl Jam
The Secret Sisters

See You in 2020:
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (February 21)
Alanis Morissette

Rumors, Hearsay and Development Hell:
Broken Bells
dc Talk
Dixie Chicks
Empire of the Sun
Japanese Breakfast
Sarah Masen
Modest Mouse
Leigh Nash
Passion Pit
Regina Spektor
Sigur Rós
Tim Be Told

Last Update: 8/16/19

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