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|dedex's "Yet another 2019 list"|
Only waited to listen to Fen to do the list. Twas a good year, innit? I'm especially glad my top 2 records are those of artists I've never listened to before. The last 3 spots are destined to my top 3 EPs.
The Crescendo of Dusk
ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL/AMERICAN FOLK
Now I gotta go back to Canada to watch northern lights listening to this
LO-FI BLACK METAL/EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK/AMBIENT
All aboard the hype train, destination: first full-length
MOAR SCREAMO SHIT
A band to watch in the coming years
The Furnaces of Palingenesia
BLACK METAL POUNDING HARD
Black Metal, part 4. It's much less dissonant than what we are used to with them, and it also has some tasty riffs. First time I rated BAN above DsO, weird. The one to jam when you wanna break yo neck.
|18||Erika de Casier|
Breezy R&B mixed with 90s pop nostalgia. Kudos for the kinda spacey production, it gives an even sexier feeling to an already sexy album. In fact, it's more sensual than explicitly sexy (vs. Slayyyter for example), and I thus find it less blundering and more delicate. Songs to have sexy time to.
American Football (LP3)
The post-rock ending of Doom in Full Bloom, Rachel Goswell & Hayley Williams, YASSSSS. Apart from that fanboyism, it sure is pretty (thx to the dream pop addition), but it's much less impactful than LP1, maybe because they traded the math for the post.
|16||(Sandy) Alex G|
House Of Sugar
ELLIOTT SMITH BUT IN THE 2010'S
Sometimes it sounds like dungeon synthpop, some other times it sounds like an unknown gem off the 80s or 90s.
Ce Monde Est Cruel
CONSCIOUS YET BOASTFUL FRENCH RAP
There had to be a French rap album. This time he took the banger highway to get
a new crowd of "conscious" ienclis who realize only now that he does say some pretty deep
No playlist for this, but it's on Spotify. Ain't nobody gonna listen to this so it's not a big deal.
Hidden History of the Human Race
Y'all know this by now. Everybody still arguing if this tech death or OSDM or the best dm record of the decade (it's Gorguts)
|13||Downfall of Gaia|
Ethic of Radical Finitude
Black Metal, part 3: The earthy one (Ground). Thanks to the doom additions, the record is less oppressive than their previous outputs. There emerges a moody atmosphere, not as cold as Falls of Rauros (deeply rooted in Winter), but more down-to-earth than the other bm records of this list. The one to jam in Autumn (not in September tho, but more November-style).
|12||Tyler, the Creator|
R&B AND LOVE STUFF
Outgrowing hip hop to become a synthy R&B star => on his way to become a true superstar in 2020.
|11||Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket|
Det Onda. Det Goda. Det Vackra. Det Fula.
WHINY EUROPEAN SKRAMZ
Late year contender bringing the best of European screamo.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood
SPOOKY INDUSTRIAL HIP HOP
Last year was Daughters. This year, you can scare kids with clipping.
|9||Blut Aus Nord|
Black Metal, part 2: The esoteric one (Water). This one tops Cosmosophy as their best 2010s release. It's atmospheric, very melodic (those riffs are spicey), but what makes this album different are also the vocals: they are extremely low on the mix - which makes them sound like chant instead of screams (when they are not straight-up chants) -, making the whole album one of their most esoteric. The one to jam before doing a sacrificial ritual.
He lets go of introspection and narrative to focus on delivering party anthems. He fully understood the concept of a banger album: it's only 30 minutes long, perfect for a lil flex session at the club.
AMBIENT POP/GLITCH POP/R&B
Contrary to her previous releases, where she displayed an almost animal fierceness in love, Twigs agrees here to show her vulnerability. This sensibility was always present in her art, however much more in the form (the music per se) than in the content (what she is saying to us). While she has not totally lost her violent endeavours (“sad day” is full of sentences you wouldn’t want to hear), Magdalene reveals itself melancholic without ever losing FKA Twigs’ typical ethereal aspect. This melancholy is perhaps perfected in the second track, “home with you”, and the ‘I didn’t know you were lonely’ line. Sound-wise, and with the help of an armada of super-producers (Jaar, Lopatin, Arca, and (oh boy) Skrillex among others), she finally perfects what was hinted in M3LL155X and delivers a masterful glitchy ambient R&B record. A beautiful November record to listen to when all the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.
|6||Falls of Rauros|
Patterns in Mythology
COLD ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL
Black Metal, part. 1: The melodic one (Air). Oh yeah melodeez everywhere. This one takes my tremolo crown this year. The one to jam in Winter.
Four of Arrows
INDIE ROCK/MIDWEST EMO/THAT BAND FROM THE 90'S WITH A FEMALE SINGER
Miss the 90s autumn afternoons? Let's go for a nostalgia trip.
Yay a Belgian band made it to the top 10! Put a gritty female, voice, a punky pounding bass, furious drums and a guitar oscillating between shoegaze, post-hardcore, noise rock and something that resembles tremolo picking, and you have Brutus, the next best band.
|3||Cult of Luna|
A Dawn to Fear
CULT OF LUNA
Ofc it was gonna be there. Some things are immutable, Arsenal finishing 4th and Cult of Luna are of this kind.
2013 was when a band took influence by screamo to popularize blackgaze and shake the heavy scene. 2019 is when a screamo band is influenced by blackgaze and releases the best heavy album of the year. Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.
BAROQUE POP/CHAMBER POP/BEAUTIFUL
So special imma play it to my mom. The closest to a classic this year.
|Who dedex is he the one wot made this list?|
|Nice list bro, I greatly respect your huge spectrum of your taste. And I'm very happy about Hajduk made it to your list!|
And "The one to jam before doing a sacrificial ritual." - Hallucinogen is pretty much not the right album for that, hahaha! (Try some early Samael or Tormentor sometime! ;])
|the fuck is normiecore|
|Lmao I'm french and I didn't expect to see 15 here. Guy is funny but his "couscious" writing is pretty embarassing to me.|
|johnny th you sayin'|
thx garas ! idk the record was quite esoteric with all these chants, made me want to kill something with an appropriate amount of respect - a sacrificial ritual felt about right
|Relinquished it's what I listen to|
Hey Evenoss ! That's why I put some guillemets (don't know how to say it in English), very few current French rappers have the IAM/Kery James level of consciousness
|Very few current French rappers have the IAM/Kery James level of consciousness|
Yea that's right. Also, songs like La Canaille's "Le Soulèvement Aura Lieu" or Solaar's "RMI" come to my mind when I think of top-tier conscious writing.
|Never listened to La Canaille, will give it a listen!|
|thanks garas but no thanks Bedex huh you ungrateful lil stront|
jk nice list bud, kudos for the work put in
|Nice staff-core list|
|18 is good tho |
|Bold list dede|
|If you like cold try NONE|
|Sorry, thanks Bedex for Erika de Casier and Georgie Sweet. In 2012 you rec'd me Lustre, in 2019 you rec me stuff that I can listen to with me mama. Who would have thought?|
aw thx potsy, one day I'll take over mx
Defbro, I checked NONE's album arts and it does seem cold. Might give it a listen.
|lol'd at that|
|Demon of the Fall|
|I don't think your blurb for CoL is true anymore man, this isn't Wenger's team... it's worse. Nice picks though, quite a few will feature on my Sput-normie-core list too.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|@Pots: a few of these picks have hardly any ratings, I think you just saw the popular ones and focused on them. Tough crowd.|
|@Demon, this season is a true nightmare... A 4th place would be miraculous.|
and thanks for the support :3
|Demon of the Fall|
|Nuvolascura sounds like it was created to get on my nerves, far too chaotic for my tastes. Screamo for people who dig grind, or something. I guess it has a touch of the Off Minor's about it, but less interesting (and I don't even like Off Minor). Apologies for randomly rambling on your list dedex.|
|u wot m8 u don't like Off Minor???|
Ah, shame, their chaotic side is precisely what makes me pp hard.
but damn you don't even like The Heat Death of the Universe?
|I like this list a lot (at least they're not 80)...plenty are on mine as well (1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19), and some that aren't I enjoyed too (4, 6, 7).|
It was my first time with State Faults and Weyes Blood as well...really good albums!
|Thank you fellow Dede! I love it when I'm surprised by artists/bands I didn't know about!|
|damn you don't even like The Heat Death of the Universe? |
|Demon of the Fall|
|Yeah, on two separate occasions someone 'shoutboxed' me just to complain about my score for Heat Death, even though I hadn't talked about it elsewhere (as far as I can remember).|
|Fair enough bruv, you prefer your screamo post-rockier then? If you liked the Vi Som etc record, you should check Suis La Lune - Heir.|
|Demon of the Fall|
|Yes, love the Vi Som record, also the Cara Neir one (which is a bit different, more towards the blackened crust/hardcore side I guess, but does have the skramz). State Faults was generally enjoyable too.|
I'm not massively up on my screamo, so I intend on dabbling a fair bit more next year (once the dust has settled on 2019). It's definitely a successful new discovery for the year. I've heard about Suis La Lune, so that will be a priority listen for sure, thanks.
|Do Cara Neir dede|
|I listened to a fair bunch of European screamo, so lmk if you want some recs Demon|
ok i will check Cara Neir, but only because you told me to
|I'm like Demon,in this case. Don't dig screamo much (in its core), but State Faults, Vi Som and Cara Neir (this last one is crrrrraaaaazy) I dig a lot.|
|Jamming now, it's really really cool. Thanks boys!|
|Will jam that as well m/ I also have the discog run to do|
|Its this actually:|
"So special imma play it to my mom."
|oooh 99% of this is unfamiliar, i will check, thanks for making this! |
|weyes blood is so fucking amazing man|
|Buuudge! You back! Xoxo|
|cheers budge !|
|I reeeaally loved 18. 1 was also very good agreed. And some of the others too! Nice choices!|
|Nice, a new recruit to the Erika hype !|
|Yeah she's amazing! Really wish there was a CD version of that release|
|Come on Trif you know you want to 4.5 it|
|Hahaha you guys!|
I need to spend some more time with it before I 4.5 it. It could very well happen though, it's very good.
|A nice list, interesting choice, a lot of things that makes me want to discover! Nice to put Vald, it's great French rapper!|
|Thanks ZZ, I'm glad there's another French rap aficionado !|
|Great list! And clipping. seems to be on almost everyone's list recently, even Kmac has clipping. in his list.|
Probably a testament to how awesome they are
|Cheers rellik ! You should def give clipping. a listen, I listened to it nonstop in October|
|gonna listen to a few of these later|
|I made a list with all the records I need to catch up with and included some from your list I found quite interesting. Thank you very much, dedex!|
|Glad to be of any help Eclipse !|
|I already listened to clipping. lol I was just saying |