Best of 2019

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

-Leonard Bernstein

Before this garbage year is a wrap, a sincere thank you to the artists that made some of our favorite records of 2019:

  • Tindersticks – No Treasure But Hope (Lucky Dog / City Slang)
  • Jesca Hoop – Stonechild (Memphis Industries)
  • Cate Le Bon – Reward (Mexican Summer)
  • Jay Glass Dubs – Epitaph (Bokeh Versions)
  • Denzel Curry – ZUU (Ph Recordings / Loma Vista Recordings)
  • Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness (Diary Records / Island Records)
  • Gruff Rhys – Pang! (Rough Trade)
  • Pelada – Movimiento Para Cambio (PAN)

and some of our favorite reissues:

  • Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends (Stephen Duffy / Needle Mythology)
  • Dolly Mixxture – Demonstration Tapes
  • Malaria! – Compiled 2.0 (Moabit Music)
  • Marcia Griffiths – Play Me Sweet and Nice (Trojan Recordings)
  • Blue Boy – Unisex (Sarah Records)

and our single favorite release of 2019: