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03.17.20 Songs of the dedexcade12.09.19 dedex's "Yet another 2019 list"

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.
23Panopticon
The Crescendo of Dusk


ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL/AMERICAN FOLK


Now I gotta go back to Canada to watch northern lights listening to this


https://thetruepanopticon.bandcamp.com/album/the-crescendo-of-dusk
22Hajduk
Природа


LO-FI BLACK METAL/EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK/AMBIENT


Thanks garas!


https://hajduk.bandcamp.com/album/--3
21Georgie Sweet
Stories


NEO-SOUL/TRIP-HOP


All aboard the hype train, destination: first full-length


https://futuristicamusic.bandcamp.com/album/stories
20Nuvolascura
Nuvolascura


MOAR SCREAMO SHIT


A band to watch in the coming years


https://nuvolascura.bandcamp.com/album/nuvolascura
19Deathspell Omega
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.


https://deathspellomega.bandcamp.com/album/the-furnaces-of-palingenesia
18Erika de Casier
Essentials


SEXY R&B


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5SDLZXEcwA&list=PLP412aJWAc1babbgOMBtXwg7W0VrV8a0y
17American Football
American Football (LP3)


KINSELLACORE


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.


https://americanfootball.bandcamp.com/album/american-football-lp3
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.


https://sandy.bandcamp.com/album/house-of-sugar
15Vald
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
stuff.


No playlist for this, but it's on Spotify. Ain't nobody gonna listen to this so it's not a big deal.
14Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race


TECH DEATH


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)


https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-history-of-the-human-race
13Downfall of Gaia
Ethic of Radical Finitude


SLUDGY ATMOBLACK


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).


https://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com/album/ethic-of-radical-finitude
12Tyler, the Creator
IGOR


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL-xjba6GvQ&list=PLhYIfzwSgFWdIm1D_X1JuPMGJxBdRbC8S
11Vi 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.


https://zegemabeachrecords.bandcamp.com/album/det-onda-det-goda-det-vackra-det-fula
10clipping.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood


SPOOKY INDUSTRIAL HIP HOP


Last year was Daughters. This year, you can scare kids with clipping.


https://clppng.bandcamp.com/album/there-existed-an-addiction-to-blood
9Blut Aus Nord
Hallucinogen


BEAUTIFUL RIFFS


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.


https://blutausnord.bandcamp.com/album/hallucinogen
8Denzel Curry
Zuu


BOP TRAP


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibxqnEnOcEQ&list=PL1-eQOG75OnQhQjIkslze01RLInxJEBZQ
7FKA Twigs
Magdalene


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fop8j8QWsA&li
6Falls 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.


https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/patterns-in-mythology
5Great Grandpa
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.


https://greatgrandpa.bandcamp.com/album/four-of-arrows
4Brutus (BE)
Nest


POST-HARDCORE/SHOEGAZE/AMAZING BLEND


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.


https://wearebrutus.bandcamp.com/album/nest
3Cult 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.


https://cultofluna.bandcamp.com/album/a-dawn-to-fear
2State Faults
Clairvoyant


SCREAMO/BLACKGAZE/POST-ROCK


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.


https://nosleeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/clairvoyant
1Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising


BAROQUE POP/CHAMBER POP/BEAUTIFUL


So special imma play it to my mom. The closest to a classic this year.


https://weyesblood.bandcamp.com/album/titanic-rising
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