My Favorite Music of 2019

My favorite music of the year. Interested to see what I missed or just don’t know about, what endures and what changes, and to spend more time with some records I haven’t gotten very deep into yet.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

Purple Mountains – s/t

Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance

Lana Del Rey – NFR!

Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You

Heather Valley – Desert Message 

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – Take Heart, Take Care

Karen and the Sorrows – Guaranteed Broken Heart

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

Molly Sarlé – Karaoke Angel  

Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – Lost Wisdom, Part Two

Buddy & Julie Miller – Breakdown on 20th Avenue South

The Delines – The Imperial

The Paranoid Style – A Goddamn Impossible Way of Life

Joan Shelley – Like the River Loves the Sea

Other stuff I loved: 

(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar; Alexa Rose – Medicine for Living; Bonnie Prince Billy – I Made a Place; Kate Teague – s/t EP; Ian Noe – Between the Country; Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest; Jake Xerxes Fussell – Out of Sight; Tom Russell – October in the Railroad Earth; Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars; Spencer Thomas – Hangin’ Tough; Craig Finn – I Need a New War; Heather Woods Broderick – Invitation; Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising; Rod Melancon – Pinkville; Jenny Lewis – On the Line; Bark Terminal Everything; Damien Jurado – In the Shape of a Storm; Mark Lanegan – Somebody’s Knocking; Kevin Morby – Oh My God; Will Johnson – Wire Mountain; Neil Young – Colorado; Jack Oblivion and the Dream Killers – Lost Weekend; Simon Joyner  Pocket Moon


Here’s a playlist with some of my favorite songs of the year: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3hCkzHw0WFMBGlalSRoAgi?si=_g-f-72oROOsqoJ5DcLSQw