Winstonsdads top ten albums of the year


I have made a playlist of my top ten albums of the year

  1. The national -I am easy to find – I loved their early albums. This is great and the track I picked mentions REM
  2. Deliluh – Beneath the floors – these Toronto noiseniks remind me in places of the late great slint, a chance finds from listening to Marc Riley. on radio five.
  3. FONTAINES DC- Dogrel any band that mentions James Joyce in a lyric always piques my interest
  4. Black Midi -Schlagenheim – They nearly missed the list after a weird interview in the recent Marc Riley session but these are leftfield and unique.
  5. Murder Capital- When I have fears another Irish punk band these are slower and darker than FONTAINES DC more like an irish Joy divison for the 21st century.
  6. Nick Cave and the bad seeds- Ghostteen his best record for years there is a deep sorrow at its heart.
  7. Robert Forester-Inferno a lot about aging in this album by the former Go-betweens singer
  8. Leonard Cohen- Thanks for the dance Cohen record these songs in the weeks before he did and his son arranged them they are laments and here in my choice a more political song in Puppets
  9. Purple Mountains- Purple Mountains heavy songs full of sadness even more so given that David Berman the former silver Jews singer and the man behind Purple Mountains took his own life weeks after this came out makes these songs even more heartbreaking to listen too.
  10. Richard Dawson – 2020 the folk singer electronic crossover that is Dawson is unique almost baroque in places so a song about Jogging sounds like it is from Tudor times but with 21st-century issues.

Honorable mentions for Idles, Lloyd cole Sturgill Simpson just missed the list. A year that I discovered so great new bands mainly via 6 music. What has rocked your world this year?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy746books
    Dec 18, 2019 @ 09:51:46

    I’ve been reading about Purple Mountains everywhere! Time to give them a listen I think.


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December 2019


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