2019 Music Journal

The Best of 2019:
1. Owel – Paris B+
2. Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride B+
3. Andrew Bird – My Finest Work Yet B
4. John Paul White – The Hurting Kind B
5. Switchfoot – Native Tongue B-
6. Copeland – Blushing B-
7. Joy Williams – Front Porch B-
8. Kings Kaleidoscope – Zeal B-
9. Band of Skulls – Love Is All You Love B-
10. Dream Theater – Distance Over Time B-

Honorable Mention:
11. Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks B-

The Rest:
The Japanese House – Good at Falling C+
Over the Rhine – Love & Revelation C+

Dishonorable Mention:

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
My Epic – Violence EP B+
Various Artists – Blurescent: More Than Music, Volume 1 B
Kings Kaleidoscope – The Rush EP B
Gungor – Archives B-
Cindy Morgan – Autumn & Eve: Old Testaments, Vol. I B-
Norah Jones – Begin Again C+

Digesting:
Chatham County Line – Sharing the Covers
Gary Clark, Jr. – This Land
Andy Moore – Endless Wave
Martin Smith – Iron Lung
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram
Umphrey’s McGee – Anchor Drops Redux

Eagerly Anticipating:
Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream (July 26)
Steven Delopoulos
Haim
Rina Sawayama – RS1
Sleater-Kinney

Meagerly Anticipating:
Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes Naked (May 31)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days (May 31)
Iron & Wine / Calexico – Years to Burn (June 14)
Annie Moses Band – Under the Tree of Life (Spring)
Alter Bridge
Broken Bells
Coldplay
Future of Forestry
Norah Jones
Marah in the Mainsail
Kevin Max – Black Sheep of the Fold
Alanis Morissette
Leigh Nash
Pearl Jam
Tame Impala

Morbidly Anticipating:
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (May 31)
The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth (July)
Skillet – Victorious (August 2)

Rumors, Hearsay and Development Hell:
Doves
Japanese Breakfast
Modest Mouse
Rostam
Regina Spektor
Sigur Rós
Sucré
Tim Be Told
Tool

Last Update: 5/22/19


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