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RED CAT STAFF TOP 10 LISTS OF 2019

LASSE

 Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

Black Pumas – Black Pumas

Thom Yorke – Anima

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs

Gal Gracen – Fantasy Gardens

Fennez – Agorra

Carla dal Forno – Look up Sharp

Allesandro Cortini – Volume Massimo

 

Show – Thom Yorke @ QE

 

 DAVE

Operators – Radiant Dawn

Nick Cave – Ghosteen

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

Bat For Lashes – Lost Girls

Lightning Dust – Spectre

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Colorado

David Kilgour – Bobbie’s A Girl

Carla Dal Forno – Look Up Sharp

Gal Gracen – Fantasy Gardens

Alessandoro Cortini –

 

OLIVIA

Taylor Swift – Lover

Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated

 

LUKE

 LPs:

Black Midi – Schlagenheim

Bill Callahan – Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest

Quelle Chris – Guns

Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana

Aldous Harding – Design

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback – Little Common Twist  /  Swans – Leaving Meaning.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Colorado

 

EPs:

Squid – Town Centre

Andy Stott – It Should Be Us

Yu Su – 泉出通川为谷 / Roll With the Punches

 

Re-Issues / Archival / Compilations:

David Berhman – On the Other Ocean

Joanna Brouk – The Space Between

James Brown  – Live at Home with His Bad Self

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Live 1975 – The Rolling Thunder Revue

Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis

Lee Moses – How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972

The Pop Group – Y

The Replacements – Dead Man’s Pop

Stereolab – Mars Audiac Quintet  /  Transient Random-Noisebursts with Announcements

Various Artists – Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980–1990

 

Favourite Live Sets:

01/11: Sumac @ The Astoria

01/19: Colter Wall @ The Commodore

04/02: Spiritualized @ The Commodore

05/15: Neil Young (solo) @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

08/02: FET.NAT @ Sappyfest in Moncton, NB

08/03: Shotgun Jimmie @ Sappyfest in Moncton, NB

08/04: WHOOP-Szo @ Sappyfest in Moncton, NB

08/24: C. Diab @ The Toast Collective

09/20: Fontaines D.C. @ The Fox Cabaret

10/07: Oh Sees @ The Rickshaw

11/27: Moon Duo @ Venue

 

FLORENCE

Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love

Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising

Patience – Dizzy Spells

Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror

Lust for Youth – Lust for Youth

Caroline Polachek – Pang

Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated

HTRK – Venus in Leo

Cate Le Bon – Reward

Metronomy – Metronomy Forever

 

ERIC

Charli XCX – Charli (Asylum)

Holly Herndon – Proto (4AD)

Jakob Ullmann – Fremde Zeit Addendum 5: Solo V für Klavier (Edition RZ)

Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones)

Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code (iDEAL Recordings)

Kedr Livanskiy – Your Need (2MR)

Kim Gordon – No Home Record (Matador)

King Midas Sound – Solitude (Cosmo Rhythmatic)

Le Poème Harmonique / Vincent Dumestre – Anamorfosi (Alpha)

100 Gecs – 1000 Gecs (Dog Show Records)

 

Favourite 2019 Reissues:

“Blue” Gene Tyranny – Out of the Blue (1978) (Unseen Worlds)

David Behrman – On the Other Ocean (1978) (Lovely Music)

Don Cherry – Don Cherry (AKA Brown Rice) (1975) (A&M Records)

John Coltrane – Blue World (1964) (Impulse!)

Mark Hollis – Mark Hollis (1998) (Polydor)

Robert Ashley – Private Parts (1978) (Lovely Music)

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thousand Knives of (1978) (Wewantsounds)

Scott Ross – Bach: Keyboard Works (1976-1988) (Erato)

Stereolab – Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements (1993); Mars           Audiac Quintet (1994); Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)

Various Artists – You’re Not From Around Here (Numero Group)

 

FORD’S TOP TEN FOR 2019

STRANGE GODS: Mountain Goats – In League With Dragons

GRAVEN IMAGES: Y.P. Tortelier & Iceland Phil. – Gounod Symphonies 1 & 2

CUSSIN’: Ezra Furman – Twelve Nudes/ Mekons – Deserted

CHILLIN’: Mdou Moctar – Ilana (The Creator)/ WHOOP-Szo – Warrior Down

PARENTS: Jesca Hoop – Stonechild

KILLIN’: Show Me The Body – Dog Whistle/ black midi – Schlagenheim

FORNICATION: Ifriqiyya Electrique – Laylet El Booree

THEFT: Jan Bartoš – Janáček Piano Works

LIES: Black To Comm – Seven Horses For Seven Kings

NEIGHBOUR’S STUFF: Blessed – Salt/ nêhiyawak – nipiy

 

FORGOTTEN 11TH COMMANDMENT HONORABLE MENTION: new releases by Buke & Gase, Pere Ubu, and Lightning Dust who ALL placed in my 2013 Top 10. Welcome back.

 

PENNY

Zig Zags – You’ll Never Take Us Alive

Amyl and the Sniffers – S/T

Willie Nelson – Ride me back Home

Mission of Christ – S/T Reissue

Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs

Lightning Dust – Spectre

Chain Whip – S/T

Vulture – Ghastly Waves and Battered Graves

Guitar Wolf – Jett Wolf

Hayes Carll – What it is

Bob Dylan – Rolling Thunder Box Set

 

NEN

Julia Jacklin – Crushing

Aldous Harding – Designer

Art D’Ecco – Trespasser

Country Side of Harmonica Sam – Broken Bottle Broken Heart

Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

Black Pumas – S/T

Wilco – Ode to Joy

Nick Cave – Ghosteen

Peggy Sue – Vices

Actors – It will Come to You

And anything from COLEMINE RECORDS – they can do no wrong!

Delicious Find from 1969: Mistress Mary – Housewife

Fave Book – Tanya Tagaq – Split Tooth