2019 End of year lists (1 Viewer)

hermie

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 26, 2003
Threads
111
Messages
6,557
Location
blemmer
Website
Visit site
Big Thief deserve a mention too for two albums, five deadly singles and a good set in Vicar st. Best 2018 album I didn't get around to until this year - Sumac, Love in Shadow.
 

sleepy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Threads
32
Messages
2,052
Website
www.facebook.com
Does anyone else find it happening that they go through end of year lists and think "Wow, I've missed out on so many good albums, I must listen to all these", download them and then listen to them commuting in and out of work, and then find you can't really can't get in to them because travelling to work at this time of year is generally fucking horrendous.
 

hiadudiad?

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Sep 8, 2003
Threads
318
Messages
18,251
Location
A white house with a folly
I download and listen to new albums all the time but there are too many of them and I don't don't properly get to grips with them so they get forgotten when the next new ones arrive. Then, when I do have a time I go and listen to some classic rock that I've been listening to since I was a teenager.
 

prefuse

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2007
Threads
198
Messages
5,248
Yeah, there is so much music that's easily available now,.... or even what I have at home that it's hard to really listen & absorb albums like I did when I only had a handful of records & cassettes. First world problems eh....
 

sleepy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Threads
32
Messages
2,052
Website
www.facebook.com
Yeah, there is some much music available now, or even what I have at home that it's hard to really listen & absorb albums like I did when I only had a handful of records & cassettes. First world problems eh....
There is that too. Too much choice.
 

Lili Marlene

Fast as You Can
Contributor
Joined
Oct 14, 2002
Threads
289
Messages
26,576
Location
Way beyond the Rubicon
The great "democraticization" of listening and the removal of non-centralized gatekeepers (local music press/local charts/ local anything) has meant you either trust your streaming service algorithm/whoever is paying them to put songs on their playlists, or you're on your own.
 

dunderhead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Threads
168
Messages
2,934
Cate Le Bon's Reward is probably my favourite of the year. After @hermie recommending Mug Museum as a good starting point for her, her most recent one I kept on going back to. picked up the physical album last month.

posted about it on worth a listen thread but Uzun Havalar by Anadol is a gem.

Flora by Polypores was a great ambient find.

Really enjoyed that Mary Somerville record too.
 

sleepy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Threads
32
Messages
2,052
Website
www.facebook.com
The stuff I liked most from this year, in no particular order was:

Laura Stevenson: The Big Freeze Album
Pup: Morbid Stuff
The new American Football album
The new Chemical Brothers album
Purple Mountains
Gum Takes Tooth (must listen to that again)
Girl Band: The Talkies
The new Bats album
Torche: Admission
Ezra Furman: 12 Nudes
Julia Jacklin: Crushing
The new Sleater-Kinney
 

_Katie_

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2012
Threads
26
Messages
1,024
Location
Dublin

 

dunderhead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2005
Threads
168
Messages
2,934
couple of honourable irish mentions to that Ordnance Survey album Relative Phase too. Really nice mellow electronic listen from Mr former Somadrone

and also that instrumental solo acoustic guitar record by Jonny Dillon
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create a thumped.com account. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Support thumped.com

Support thumped.com and upgrade your account

Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.

Upgrade now

Latest posts

Trending Threads

Latest threads

Top