2019 Music Journal

The Best of 2019:
1. Coyote Kid – The Skeleton Man A-
2. Owel – Paris B+
3. Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride B+
4. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? B+
5. Meg & Dia – happysad B+
6. Jimmy Eat World – Surviving B
7. Sigrid – Sucker Punch B
8. Andrew Bird – My Finest Work Yet B
9. Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram B
10. John Paul White – The Hurting Kind B

Honorable Mention:
11. Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream B-
12. Elbow – Giants of All Sizes B-
13. Kings Kaleidoscope – Zeal B-
14. Switchfoot – Native Tongue B-
15. Band of Skulls – Love Is All You Love B-
16. Copeland – Blushing B-
17. Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days B-
18. The New Pornographers – In the Morse Code of Brake Lights B-
19. Joy Williams – Front Porch B-
20. Global Genius – New Folk B-

The Rest:
Tom Hummer – Real Life B-
Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns B-
Charlie Peacock – Lil’ Willie B-
The Han Solo Project – Admiral Ackbar’s Lonely Limbs Club Band B-
Jesca Hoop – Stonechild B-
Dream Theater – Distance Over Time B-
Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky B-
Coldplay – Everyday Life C+
Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold C+
Bon Iver – i,i C+
Brittany Howard – Jaime C+
The Japanese House – Good at Falling C+
The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth C+
Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks C+
Tool – Fear Inoculum C+
Grace Potter – Daylight C+
Thom Yorke – ANIMA C+
Martin Smith – Iron Lung C+
Over the Rhine – Love & Revelation C
M83 – DSVII C
Belle & Sebastian – Days of the Bagnold Summer C
Hollow Coves – Moments C
Gary Clark, Jr. – This Land C
Chris Rice – Untitled Hymn: A Collection of Hymns C
Chatham County Line – Sharing the Covers C
Global Genius – Life C

Dishonorable Mention:
Jeff Tweedy – WARMER D+
Wilco – Ode to Joy D
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project D
Skillet – Victorious F

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Derek Webb – Stockholm Syndrome: Live in Texas A
My Epic – Violence EP A-
Spoon – Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon B+
Darlingside – Look Up & Fly Away EP B+
Death Cab for Cutie – The Blue EP B
Sawyer – Less Than More Than EP B
Various Artists – Blurescent: More Than Music, Volume 1 B
The Last Bison – Hüshed Tracks B
Thrice – Deeper Wells EP B
Kings Kaleidoscope – The Rush EP B
Lovebites – Daughters of the Dawn – Live in Tokyo 2019 B-
Lights – Skin & Earth Acoustic B-
Lisa Hannigan and s t a r g a z e – Live in Dublin B-
Jason Wade – Gresham EP B-
R.E.M. – Monster (25th Anniversary Edition – Remix) 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-
Charlie Peacock – Family Fiddle EP B-
The Last Bison – The Last Bison on Audiotree Live C+
Iron & Wine – Live at Third Man Records C+
Andy Moore – Endless Wave C+
Merriment – Funny Thing EP C
Norah Jones – Begin Again C
Northern Abbey – Ceremonies EP C-

Digesting:
Jax Anderson – Heal EP
Future of Forestry – Light Has Come
Sara Groves – Joy of Every Longing Heart
Joe Henry – The Gospel According to Water
Jars of Clay & SHEL – A Family Christmas EP
Medical Morning – Ghost Riot – Volume 1
Andrew Peterson – Behold the Lamb of God (20th Anniversary Edition)
Plumb – Behold

Already Released, Need to Hear It:
The Japanese House – Something Has to Change EP
Kevin Max – Black Sheep of the Fold
Relient K – All Work and No Playlist

See You in 2020:
The Innocence Mission – See You Tomorrow (January 17)
Colony House – Leave What’s Lost Behind (January 24)
Green Day – Father of All… (February 7)
The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light (February 7)
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush (February 14)
Tennis – Swimmer (February 14)
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (February 21)
Derek Webb – Targets (February 21)
The Secret Sisters – Saturn Return (February 28)
Haim
Kevin Max – Revisiting This Planet
John Mayer
Alanis Morissette
Mumford & Sons
Pearl Jam
Phantogram
Rina Sawayama

Rumors, Hearsay and Development Hell:
Annie Moses Band – Under the Tree of Life
Blindside
Broken Bells
dc Talk
Steven Delopoulos
Dixie Chicks
Doves
Empire of the Sun
Incubus
Japanese Breakfast
The Japanese House
Sarah Masen
Modest Mouse
Leigh Nash
Passion Pit
Rostam
Regina Spektor
Sigur Rós
Sucré
Tim Be Told
Matt Wertz
Alex Wong

Last Update: 12/13/19

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