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Doof's Edgy 2019 So Far (in 70 releases)

On holiday over Easter for two and a half weeks and I'll be checking very little music or posting here so here's a 2019 so far list. Warning: It's edgy. Features percentage ratings.
The Black Album


No Weezer you can't add both scores together to get a 5%.
The Teal Album

68Florida Georgia Line
Can't Say I Ain't Country

Sandwich, Ducks and Dishwasher

66Devin Townsend

65Bring Me The Horizon

64Malibu Ken
Malibu Ken


Couldn't get beyond the delivery. Sorry, unlistenable as a result.
63Billie Eilish
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?


Didn't detect any original ideas coming from here, but she's 17, so ok.
62Stella Donnelly
Beware Of The Dogs


Big message(s), not a lot of musical content going down
61Ariana Grande
Thank U, Next

60Xiu Xiu
Girl with Basket of Fruit

[25%] you were


Worst 'negative impact caused by vocals' of the year so far.
Everything’s For Sale



When I Get Home


Not unpleasant to listen to but has absolutely nothing drawing me back. Whole thing screams 'artistic affectation'.
54White Lies

What Chaos Is Imaginary




Too moan and groan, too all one tone, too cheesy and telegraphed. Heavy handed.


Well made but generic to an insulting degree.
49James Blake
Assume Form


A third of this album is very good though. But only a third.
48Julia Jacklin

47Meat Puppets
Dusty Notes

46Jenny Lewis
On The Line

45Jon Fratelli
Bright Night Flowers


Has a couple of songs I like a lot, overall very by the numbers stuff.
44And The Kids
When This Life Is Over

43The Twilight Sad
It Won/t Be Like This All the Time




Still working with this one.
Future Ruins

40Shy FX
Raggamuffin SoundTape


Fair play but I don't really think this was entirely necessary.
39DJ Jenifa
Jag Trax


So maybe the success of last year's A.A.L N Jaar sideline isn't so easy to replicate after all. Just ok this.
38Bob Mould
Sunshine Rock

37Panda Bear


Downloaded 'Inner Monologue' as it was intriguing. The rest is a pleasant listen but he needed to take more risks than he did here.
Nowhere Now Here


Actually not bad for a post rock album in 2019.
35Cherry Glazerr
Stuffed and Ready

34Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow

33Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet


Little to make this stand out, but well enough written and performed.
32Strand of Oaks


Sounded promising, rated after one listen so need to return.
31Default Genders
main pop girl 2019


Back on the fence with this - need to force myself to listen to it again. Prob not a good sign.
30John Garcia
John Garcia and the Band of Gold


Meat and potatoes from John.
29Mercury Rev
Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited'


A bit shit around the edges but I still kinda like it. The idea of it more than anything else maybe.
28The Gloaming
The Gloaming 3

27Michael Chapman
True North


Slightly disappointing.
The Crucible

25The Tiger Lillies
Devil's Fairground


Haven't given this enough time yet but it seems a minor return to form for 'em.
In the Blank Space


Let's all channel Thom Yorke together...
23Rustin Man
Drift Code


Some of this is really strong, great grumbly antiquated stuff. Sadly, as a full album listen - somewhat lacking.
22Oso Leone
Gallery Love


20These New Puritans
Inside the Rose


Something great is happening here but I haven't fully decoded it yet. For now...I like it.
19Jessica Pratt
Quiet Signs


Disappointment of 2019 so far really - a good album, but lacking variety, and not so good it really demands attention. Sorry Jess.
18Robert Forster


This is wonderfully boring, like seriously, this has grown on me so much as a background listen but it is very MOR. In a great way. Not many people can get away with that sort of thing = talent.
17Little Simz


Listened to this again yesterday after a's well made but maybe a little 'on the nose' in its courting of current trends. 74% is about right.
16Steve Mason
About The Light

Illegal Moves



Might be underrating this after only three tries - has moments very reminiscent of 'Endless Summer' and that's still the sound that suits him best imo
13Czarface and Ghostface Killah
Czarface Meets Ghostface


Thought this was surprisingly decent - preferred it to the MF Doom one personally but I've always liked Ghost's style.


Huge sounding trip hop meets post rock-ish cinematic sweep - a tiny bit of editing and this could have been right up there.
11Sleaford Mods
Eton Alive


Not their finest hour but on the 'battle choons' they still bring home the Brexit bacon. The slow stuff sounds like Hot Chip without the nerd thing going for it - so skippable.
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?


A release that holds practically zero surprises but still scratches that itch all the same. A bit of 'Berlin trilogy' loving going on for sure.
9Ry x


Still sort of disposable and wallpaper-ish...and yet also of a high quality that's hard to dispute. Great voice...he could be doing even more with it but this is solid.


Playful house album with its own flavour to it.
7William Tyler
Goes West


Consistently releasing some of the best instrumental guitar music going,
6Haruomi Hosono
Hochono House


Fun little retrospective experiment from Hosono - he revisits his debut and then, I guess you say, 'reimagines' it. In reverse. Sort of.
5The Delines
The Imperial


My highest rated Willy Vlautin album too - again, similar to the Cass comment this might not hold out but I'd struggle to understand someone not rating this among his very best.
Love Is


Very impressive debut along the lines of David Sylvian/Thomas Feiner/Antony Hegarty/etc. Another grower, the song writing blossomed here. I had a few early doubts.
3Cass McCombs
Tip of the Sphere


At the moment I have this rated as his best yet...not sure if that will prove accurate in the long run but which ever way things go this is very close to his best. More of a jam rock and mellow rambling vibe to this one.
2avey tare
Cows On Hourglass Pond


His most consistent solo release and the most consistent AnCo affiliated release since 'Strawb Jam' if we're being honest here. The opener and closer are perfect and what falls between fluctuates very little in quality - all super high. He hasn't reinvented the wheel but he's sure refined it.
This (is what I wanted to tell you)


Growing every spin, bringing in the Bon Iver drummer was a genius move, this is such a consistent listen and with it being the second release using this approach both the band and audience seem to be settling down into things. No surprise factor this time, no accusations of being a gimmick release, just a sturdy bastard of a long player.
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