12/14/19

Best of 2019

I listened to more new music in 2019 than I did the year before, which was quite a step back from previous years. In 2018 I spent more time digging into back catalogs than I did exploring new music, and was still listening to a lot of talk-y podcasts. This year I moved a tape deck to a permanent place in the kitchen, instituted a 'less TV/more records' policy in the livingroom, and thinned my talk-y podcast queue considerably - down to like, just two - which has resulted in more music-listening space on the bike and at work. It's so nice.

I still kept up with as much new punk and hardcore as ever. Punk in 2019 is better than it's ever been. I streamlined my interest in new rap music to a chunk of bangers from trusted sources, rather than trying to take it all in, which is easy for an old person like me that doesn't give a shit about a trap beat anymore and wants nothing to do with sad boy, cloud, or any of that talentless fake shit. I added in more beat tapes, which, oddly enough, given my lifelong love of hip-hop, was never really my thing. It seems that as I crawl deeper and deeper into jazz music, as any old-timer would, my tolerance and appreciation of instrumental music in general has expanded.

I used to spend an insane amount of time writing out blurbs for these and uploading all the album art. People really liked it, and that was cool. But I don't have the time anymore. Sorry.

Anyway, here it is...

Best of 2019 (A to Z)

Abysmalist - Reflections of Horror CS (Caligari)
Alan Braufman & Cooper-Moore - Live at WKCR May 22, 1972 (Control Group)
Apollo Brown - Sincerely, Detriot (Mello Music Group)
Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk - Ground & Water
Chain Cult - Shallow Grave EP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
Condor - Singles 2017-2018 LP (Beach Impediment)
Crimeapple & DJ Skizz – Wet Dirt (Duape)
Cyberplasm - The Psychic Hologram LP (Iron Lung)
D7Y - Self-Titled LP (Iron Lung)
Dare - Welcome to the O.C. CS
Deafkids - Metaprogamacao LP (Neurot)
Diat - Positive Disintegration LP (Iron Lung)
Disturbers - Infidel Producer CS (I Had an Accident)
DJ Nikoless - Hiss-story, vol. 1 CS (Icy Palms)
DJ Raw B & Luke Sick - Born Illness CD (Clean Cut)
Don't Trust a Soul - Demo '19
Dreadeye - The World Has Left Us Behind LP (Iron Lung)
Eddou XL - No Mistakes in Jazz
Foghorn - Demo
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana (Madlib Invazion / ESGN)
Game - No One Wins LP (Beach Impediment)
Gang Starr - One of the Best Yet CD (Gang Starr Enterprises)
G-Pek & Luke Sick - Dankslob II & III CS (Megakut)
Haircut - Sensation 7" (Beach Impediment)
Heterofobia - Queremos Ver El Mundo Arder LP (Drunken Sailor)
Hexenbrett - Erste Beschworung CS (Caligari)
Ill Bill & Stu Bangas - Cannibal Hulk (Uncle Howie)
Immortal Fate – Demos CD (RFL / Nuclear Ass)
Institute - Readjusting the Locks LP (Sacred Bones)
Irreal - Fi Del Mon LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
Jarada - Ma'agal Sina'a LP (Doomtown)
Jaimie Branch - Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
Kokoroko - Self-Titled EP (Brownswood)
L.O.T.I.O.N. - World Wide W.E.B. LP (Toxic State)
Larma - Self-Titled LP (Beach Impediment)
Loose Nukes - Behind the Screen 7" (Beach Impediment)
Lugerlex - Monkey Dust CD (Bloody Monk)
Malcria - El Reino De Lo Falso LP (Iron Lung)
Minima – Self-Titled LP (Static Shock)
Mock Execution - Reality Attack 7" (Lengua Armada)
Muro - Ataque Hardcore Punk LP (Beach Impediment)
Nasti - Live at Nasti CS (Iron Lung)
Nosferatu - Solution A LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
Nihilith / Tentacle Centipede split EP
Nimzo - The Transformation of Things
Nimzo - Waves, Vibes and Frequiencies CS
Nosferatu - Solution A LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
Obsessio - Self-Titled LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
Ohyda - Koszmar LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)
On Tilt - The Tiltalation CS (I Had an Accident)
Physique - The Evolution of Combat LP (Distort Reality)
Physique - The Rhythm of Brutality 10" (Distort Reality)
Protocol - Bloodsport CS (Dynastic Yellow Star)
Rakta - Falha Comum LP (Iron Lung)
Rakta & Deafkids - Forma/Sigilo 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
S-Brothers - Back to the Scene of the Blunts CS (Needle to the Groove)
Schoolboy Q - Crash Talk (TDE)
Slant - Vain Attempt 7" (Iron Lung)
Slauson Malone - A Quiet Farwell, 2016-2018
Soga - Demo LP (Iron Lung)
Subversive Rite - Songs for the End Times LP (Bloody Masters)
Tony Molina - Songs from Mateo County LP (Smoking Room)
Unurnment - Spiritual Penury CS (Maggot Stomp)
Vaaska - Inconcentes Condenados 7" (Beach Impediment)
Veins - Self-Titled 7" (Youth Attack)
Wildstyle - Cause 4 a Riot CS (Icy Palms)
Yeulma - Black Beats Bloc-Note CS (Errata C20 Series)

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