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2019 album reviews
Scroll down and you will find the list of all 2019 album reviews published so far. New reviews are marked with .
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100 Gecs 1000 Gecs (Dog Show) dance-pop 7/10
75 Dollar Bill I Was Real (Thin Wrist) prog-rock 6/10
Abyssal A Beacon in the Husk (Profound Lore) metal 5/10
Alcest Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast) blackgaze 6/10
Saba Alizadeh Scattered Memories (Karl) ambient 6/10
Amateur Hour Framtiden Tillhor Inte Oss (Happiest Place) psych-rock 6.5/10
Oren Ambarchi Simian Angel (Editions Mego) post-rock 6/10
Amnesia Scanner Lexachast (Pan) dance 6/10
Avey Tare Cows on Hourglass Pond (Domino) songwriter 5/10
Baroness Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) pop-metal 4/10
William Basinski On Time Out Of Time (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Beat Circus These Wicked Things (Innova) prog-rock 6/10
Bent Knee You Know What They Mean (Inside Out) prog-rock 6/10
Big Thief U.F.O.F. (4AD) folk-rock 6/10
Big Thief Two Hands (4AD) folk-rock 5/10
Black Dresses Thank You (Black Squares) glitch-pop 5/10
Black Dresses Love And Affection For Stupid Little Bitches (2019) (Black Squares) glitch-pop 5/10
Black Midi Schlagenheim (Rough Trade) post-rock 6/10
Black Monument Ensemble Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem) prog-rock 7/10
Black to Comm Seven Horses For Seven Kings (Thrill Jockey) noise 5/10
Black to Comm Before After (Thrill Jockey) noise 5/10
Blanck Mass Animated Violence Mild (Sacred Bones) industrial 6/10
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent) death-metal 6/10
Blush Response Fissures In The Megastructure (Schematic Music) techno 5/10
Axel Boman Le New Life (Studio Barnhus) house 6/10
Bon Iver i,i (Jagajuwar) songwriter 6/10
Danny Brown Uknowhatimsayin (Warp) rap 6/10
Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Camellia Blackmagik Blazing (2019) (Kamel Camellia) dance 7/10
Caretaker Everywhere at the End of Time (self) sample & ambient 7/10
Laura Luna Castillo Folksonomies (Cudighi) ambient 6/10
Nick Cave Ghosteeen (Ghosteen) songwriter 5/10
Sarah Mary Chadwick Queen Who Stole the Sky (Inertia) songwriter 6/10
Richard Chartier Variable Dimensions (Line) ambient 5/10
Clipping There Existed an Addiction to Blood (SubPop) rap 7/10
Jacob Collier Djesse Vol. 2 (Decca) pop 5/10
Colour Haze We Are (Elektrohasch) stoner 5/10
Comet Is Coming Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (Impulse) jazztronica 6/10
Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade) prog-metal 6/10
Dave Psychodrama (Neighbourhood) hip-hop 7/10
Richard Dawson 2020 (Rough Trade) songwriter 5/10
Deathspell Omega The Furnaces of Palingenesia (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) metal 5/10
Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD) dream-pop 6/10
Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell (Interscope) pop 6/10
Drowse Light Mirror (Flenser) songwriter 5/10
Eartheater Trinity (Chemical X) avant-pop 6/10
Ecco2k E (Year0001) emo-rap 7/10
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? (Darkroom) dance-pop 6/10
Eluvium Virga I (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Eluvium Pianoworks (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Empath Active Listening: Night on Earth (Get Better) punk-pop 6/10
Employed to Serve Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm) metalcore 6/10
Endon Boy Meets Girl (Black Smoker) noise 6/10
Esoctrilihum The Telluric Ashes of the OĻ Vrth Immemorial Gods (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
EvilDewer The Voynich Manuscript (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
FACS Lifelike (Trouble in Mind) post-rock 5/10
Fennesz Agora (Touch) ambient 5/10
Fire-toolz Field Whispers (Orange Milk) prog-rock 6/10
FKA Twigs Magdalene (Young Turks) pop 5/10
Florist Emily Alone (Double Double Whammy) folk 6/10
Flying Lotus Flamagra (Warp) hip-hop 4/10
Flying Luttenbachers Imminent Death (ugEXPLODE) prog-rock 6/10
Flying Luttenbachers Shattered Dimension (ugEXPLODE) prog-rock 6/10
Nils Frahm All Encores (Erased Tapes) ambient 6/10
Friendship Undercurrent (Southern Lord) hardcore 6/10
Alex G House of Sugar (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Girl Band The Talkies (Rough Trade) noise-rock 6/10
Kim Gordon No Home Record (Matador) songwriter 7/10
Ariana Grande Thank U Next (Republic) dance-pop 4/10
Green Milk From The Planet Orange Third (Inferior Planet) prog-rock 6/10
Gruzja Jeszcze Nie Mamy Na Was Pomyslu (self) metal 4/10
Aldous Harding Designer (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Have a Nice Life Sea of Worry (Flenser) alt-pop 4/10
Tim Hecker Anoyo (Drag City) glitch 5/10
Holly Herndon Proto (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Himukalt Sex Worker (Total Black) industrial 4/10
Hiss Golden Messenger Terms of Surrender (Merge) roots-rock 4/10
Bruce Hornsby Absolute Zero (Zappo) songwriter 7/10
Brittany Howard Jaime (ATO) songwriter 5/10
Hval The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones) songwriter 4/10
Iglooghost XYZ (Gloo) post-hop 5/10
Ikarus Mosaismic (Ronin Rhythm) prog-rock 5/10
Injury Reserve Injury Reserve (Loma Vista) hip-hop 7/10
Simon Joyner Pocket Moon (Ba Da Bing, 2019) songwriter 4/10
Jpegmafia All My Heroes Are Cornballs (EQT) rap 6/10
Kaatayra No Ruidar da Mata que Mirra (self) metal 7/10
Kaatayra Nascido Sob o Signo Incivilizatorio (self) metal 6/10
Kablam Confusia (self) post-dance 6/10
Kayo Dot Blaspheme (Flenser) post-rock 5/10
Julia Kent Temporal (Leaf Label) ambient 6/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Fishing For Fishies (Flightless) garage 6/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Infest The Rats' Nest (Flightless) metal 4/10
Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka (Polydor) songwriter 6/10
Klein Lifetime (Ijn) electronic 6/10
Mark Kozelek Joey Always Smiled (Caldo Verde) songwriter 4/10
Lambchop This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) (Merge) glitch-pop 4/10
Land of Kush Sand Enigma (Constellation) post-rock 6/10
Mark Lanegan Somebody's Knocking (Heavenly) songwriter 4/10
Lankum The Livelong Day (Rough Trade) folk 6/10
Cate LeBon Reward (Mexican Summer) songwriter 6/10
Lingua Ignota Caligula (Profound Lore) songwriter 7/10
Liturgy H.A.Q.Q. (YLYLCYN) prog-metal 7/10
Los Siquicos Litoralenos Medianos Exitos Subtropicales Vol 2 - El Relincho Del Tiempo (self) free-folk 6.5/10
Lower Dens The Competition (Ribbon) synth-pop 4/10
Lunacy Age Of Truth (Third Coming) gothic 6/10
Galcher Lustwerk Information (White Material) house 4/10
M83 DSVII (Mute) synth-pop 4/10
Barrett Martin Songs of the Firebird (self) world-jazz 5/10
Matmos Plastic Anniversary (Thrill Jockey) electronic 5/10
Mekons Deserted (Bloodshot) alt-rock 4/10
Mesarthim Ghost Condensate (self) metal 6/10
Mike Tears of Joy (self) hip-hop 6/10
Minus 5 Stroke Manor (Yep Roc) power-pop 6/10
Monolord No Comfort (Relapse) doom-metal 4/10
Roy Montgomery After Nietzsche (Aguirre) songwriter 6/10
Moodymann Sinner (Peacefrog) house 4/10
Moor Mother Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes (Don Giovanni) abstract 6/10
Kevin Morby Oh My God (Dead Oceans) songwriter 5/10
Motorpsycho The Crucible (Rune Grammofon) prog-rock 6/10
Bob Mould Sunshine Rock (Merge) songwriter 4/10
Mountain Goats In League With Dragons (Merge) pop 4/10
National I am Easy to Find (4AD) roots-rock 5/10
New Pornographers In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Concord) pop 4/10
Nivhek After its own Death (W.25th) ambient 7/10
Karen O & Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG) disco 6/10
Oh Sees Face Stabber (Castle Face) psych-rock 7/10
Angel Olsen All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 5/10
Bill Orcutt Odds Against Tomorrow (Vin du Select Qualitite) guitar 7/10
Oso Oso Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown) emo 4/10
Amanda Palmer There Will Be No Intermission (Cooking Vinyl) songwriter 6/10
Panda Bear Buoys (Domino) songwriter 4/10
Panda Rosa Bioconcrete (self) post-rock 6/10
Pere Ubu The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red) new wave 6/10
Pharmakon Devour (Sacred Bones) industrial 7.5/10
Pile Green and Gray (Exploding In Sound) post-rock 4/10
Pixies Beneath the Eyrie (BMG) power-pop 5/10
Polo G Die a Legend (Columbia) trap 6/10
Pom Poko Birthday (Bella Union) power-pop 6/10
Kyle Press Overtones, Drones, And Saxophones (No Rent) avantgarde 7/10
Prizes Roses Rosa Anubis (self) post-rock 5/10
Purple Mountains Purple Mountains (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
RAIC Multiplicity (Thirsty Leaves) noise-rock 7.5/10
RAIC Haxan (Thirsty Leaves) noise-rock 5/10
RAIC Chance Operations (Blight) noise-rock 6/10
RAIC Lamentations (Arachnidiscs) noise-rock 7/10
Julia Reidy Brace Brace (Slip) instrumental 6/10
Julia Reidy In Real Life (Black Truffle) instrumental 6/10
Robert Rich Tactile Ground (self) ambient 6/10
Steve Roach Bloom Ascension (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Steve Roach Trance Archeology (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Claire Rousay Friends (self) avantgarde 6/10
Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker Little Common Twist (Dead Oceans) free-jazz 6/10
Gavilan Russom The Envoy (Ecstatic) post-rock 6/10
Sadaf History of Heat (2019) (Blueberry) songwriter 8/10
Santana Africa Speaks (Concord) pop-jazz 4/10
Secluded Alchemist Wintry Beauty Of Nature/ A Glacial Grave (Ancient Meadow) ambient 6/10
Ty Segall First Taste (Drag City) songwriter 4/10
Self Esteem Compliments Please (Universal) songwriter 6/10
Sematary Rainbow Bridge 1 (self) drill 6/10
Sewerslvt Drowning in the Sewer (self) breakcore 6.5/10
Sheer Mag A Distant Call (Static Shock) hard-rock 6/10
Shit & Shine No No No No (OOH-sounds) dance 4/10
Shit & Shine Doing Drugs Selling Drugs (Riot Season) dance 4/10
Show me the Body Dog Whistle (Loma Vista) rap-punk 6/10
Signor Benedick the Moor Spirit Realm.Final (Deathbomb Arc) hip hop 6/10
Sirom Svet Ki Spece Konju Cvet/ A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For A Horse (Glitterbeat) free-folk 6.5/10
Skullflower Purity (Turgid Vermin) noise 4/10
Solange When I Get Home (Columbia) dance-pop 6/10
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars (Columbia) songwriter 4/10
Stereo Total Ah Quel Cinema (Staatsakt) Brit-pop 5/10
Carl Stone Baroo (Unseen Worlds) avantgarde 6/10
Andy Stott It Should Be Us (Modern Love) techno 6/10
Carl Stone Himalaya (Unseen Worlds) avantgarde 7/10
Sudan Archives Athena (Stones Throw) songwriter 6/10
Sun Kil Moon I Also Want To Die In New Orleans (Caldo Verde) songwriter 5/10
Sunn O))) Life Metal (Southern Lord) drone 5/10
Sunn O))) Pyroclasts (Southern Lord) drone 6/10
Sunwatchers Illegal Moves (Trouble In Mind) instrumental 7/10
Sutekh Hexen Sutekh Hexen (Cyclic Law) abstract 6/10
Swans Leaving Meaning (Young God) alt-rock 6/10
Yann Tiersen All (Mute) ambient 6/10
Tindersticks No Treasure But Hope (City Slang) songwriter 4/10
To Live and Shave in LA As Gods Are Skinned (Independent Woman) noise 6/10
Amon Tobin Fear in a Handful of Dust (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Amon Tobin Long Stories (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Tool Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional) metal 5/10
Tropical Fuck Storm Braindrops (Flightless) garage-rock 6/10
Tyler the Creator Igor (Columbia) rap 6/10
Uboa The Origin of My Depression (Uboa) songwriter 6/10
Ulwhednar Razor Mesh Fencing (Northern Electronics) ambient 7/10
Urok Urok (Chant) noise-rock 7/10
Vagabon Vagabon (Nonesuch) songwriter 5/10
Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride (Columbia) pop 6/10
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6/10
Vehemence Par le Sang Verse' (Antiq) black-metal 7/10
Levon Vincent World Order Music (Novel Sound) house 6.5/10
Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretely Canadian) songwriter 6/10
Weezer Weezer (Black Album) (Atlantic) pop 5/10
Kanye West Jesus Is King (Good Music) rap 4/10
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising (Subpop) pop 6/10
Wilco Ode to Joy (dBpm) roots-rock 5/10
Chelsea Wolfe Birth of Violence (Sargeant House) songwriter 5/10
Billy Woods Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Billy Woods Terror Management (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 5/10
Shannon Wright Providence (Vicious Circle) songwriter 7/10
Xin Melts into Love (Subtext) dance 6/10
Xiu Xiu Girl With Basket of Fruit (Polyvinyl) noise-rock 6/10
Yeule Serotonin II (Bayonet) noise-rock 6/10
Yola Walk Through Fire (Easy Eye Sound) country-soul 5/10
Thom Yorke Anima (XL) dance-pop 6/10
Young Thug So Much Fun (Atlantic) trap 5/10
Your Old Droog Jewelry (Mongoloid Banks) hip-hop 6/10
Your Old Droog Transportation (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 5/10
Your Old Droog It Wasn't Even Close (Mongoloid Banks) hip-hop 6/10
Brock Zeman Hey Tom (Busted Flat) songwriter 6/10
Zu Terminalia Amazonia (House of Mythology) post-rock 6/10

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