2019 Music Journal

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

Honorable Mention:
11. John Paul White – The Hurting Kind B
12. Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream B-
13. Elbow – Giants of All Sizes B-
14. Kings Kaleidoscope – Zeal B-
15. Switchfoot – Native Tongue B-
16. Band of Skulls – Love Is All You Love B-
17. Copeland – Blushing B-
18. Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days B-
19. Bruce Hornsby – Absolute Zero B-
20. The New Pornographers – In the Morse Code of Brake Lights B-

The Rest:
Joy Williams – Front Porch B-
Global Genius – New Folk B-
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+
Caroline Polachek – Pang C+
Bon Iver – i,i C+
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising 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+
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow C+
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues C+
Grace Potter – Daylight C+
Starflyer 59 – Young in My Head 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
Joseph Arthur – Come Back World 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:
Collective Soul – Blood C+
Wilco – Ode to Joy D+
Jeff Tweedy – WARMER D+
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project D
Skillet – Victorious F

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Derek Webb – Stockholm Syndrome: Live in Texas A
My Epic – Violence EP A-
Geographer – New Jersey EP A-
Finneas – Blood Harmony EP B+
Spoon – Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon B+
Jars of Clay & SHEL – A Family Christmas EP B+
Andrew Peterson – Behold the Lamb of God (20th Anniversary Edition) B+
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin: Live at Red Rocks 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
Jax Anderson – Heal EP B
The Last Bison – Hüshed Tracks B
Kings Kaleidoscope – The Rush EP B
Lovebites – Daughters of the Dawn – Live in Tokyo 2019 B-
Future of Forestry – Light Has Come B-
Thrice – Deeper Wells EP 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-
Sara Groves – Joy of Every Longing Heart C+
Plumb – Behold C+
Medical Morning – Ghost Riot – Volume 1 C+
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:
black midi – Schlagenheim
Joe Henry – The Gospel According to Water

Already Released, Need to Hear It:
Kevin Max – Black Sheep of the Fold
Relient K – All Work and No Playlist

Last Update: 8/14/20

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