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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