Friday, December 27, 2019

On the Right Side of 2019

    I don't know if it's a sign of age, but the fact that a decade is soon to end hasn't really entered my consciousness.  And even though it's only 4 days away, I still don't really have any thoughts, let alone deep thoughts, on the subject.  Anyway, here's my favorite tracks from 2019 with the usual disclaimer that I don't include any artist who appeared on the best of compilations from the previous two years.   And since it's the end of a decade, I've re-upped all my previous best of compilations 20092010201120122013201420152016, 2017, 2018).  

Download all three discs 

Disc 1

Lark Angel Olsen
Glorious Sudan Archives
Spider Web, Pt. 1 The Budos Band
You'll Need A New Backseat Driver The New Pornographers
Please Don't Call Me Crazy The Cactus Blossoms
Andromeda Mekons
Mariners Apartment Complex Lana Del Rey
South Fourth Street Ransom Pier
Human Molly Sarle
All My Happiness is Gone Purple Mountains
Black Light The Dream Syndicate
Song For Winners Nick Waterhouse
Stay Flo Solange
Flor do Real Sessa
Courtyard Mercury Rev (w/Beth Orton)
Ride Out In The Country Yola
Duchess Erin Rae
1988 Swimming Bell
Disc 2
Jupiter 4 Sharon Van Etten
Empty Locket Eleni Mandell
Prazer Em Te Conhecer Allah-Las
Warranty Meat Puppets
David Buxkemper Dale Watson
Big Bear in the Sky Chuck Mead
Lost Faith Bob Mould
Passaic 1975 The Mountain Goats
Wrong About The Rain Sandro Perri
Sabana de luz Helado Negro
Stay High Brittany Howard
Secret Medicine Vagabon
Where Are You Sonny? The Delines
Chemical Beck
Hot Summer Cool Ghouls
Get Set Go Kid SOAK
Bogeyman Kim Lenz
Crowded Table The Highwomen
Disc 3
Spinning Song Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love) Michael Kiwanuka
ZORA Jamila Woods
Goyita Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Something To Do Vivian Girls
Follow Me Fabienne Delsol
Letter Juan Wauters
Moving On Leonard Cohen
Lonely Ain't Hardly Alive Robbie Fulks
Everybody's Crying Mercy Bonnie Raitt
Train Train Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
Vagabond Steve Gunn
Anyhow Kelsey Waldon
Sing Along Sturgill Simpson
Tell Me When It's Over The Three O'Clock
iMi Bon Iver
When The Family Flies In Julia Jacklin
Belongs to God Raphael Saadiq


Berni said...

Nice reviews. Thank you! Permission denied for 2018 and 2017 though.

heartsofstone said...

What an awesome comp. Thanks so much for the thoughtful work in putting this together.

Ishkabibliophile said...


I think I fixed the links.


Ishkabibliophile said...


Glad you liked it! Definitely a good year for music.


Berni said...

Thank you very much!