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:

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
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+

Digesting:
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)
Haim
Alanis Morissette

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

Last Update: 8/16/19


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