My Favorite Albums of 2019

Last year I did podcasts so this year I’ll do music.

Singer/Songwriter/Indy

Purple Mountain - Purple Mountain - Reminds me of 'I love you, honeybear' as album with superb songwriting and pacing.

Purple Mountain - Purple Mountain - Reminds me of 'I love you, honeybear' as album with superb songwriting and pacing.

Craig Finn - I Need a War - Get beyond the voice sounding like Springsteen and it’s brilliant work.

Craig Finn - I Need a War - Get beyond the voice sounding like Springsteen and it’s brilliant work.

Jenny Lewis - On the Line - Catchy Singer/Songwriter grew on me like last year’s Kacey Musgrave.

Jenny Lewis - On the Line - Catchy Singer/Songwriter grew on me like last year’s Kacey Musgrave.

Eerie Wanda - Pet Town - Nice soft tunes, bring some bubblegum.

Eerie Wanda - Pet Town - Nice soft tunes, bring some bubblegum.

Electro

Crazy P - Age of the Ego - near perfect neo-Disco.

Crazy P - Age of the Ego - near perfect neo-Disco.

Xeno & Oaklander - Hypnos - New-new wave? DM fans should circle.

Xeno & Oaklander - Hypnos - New-new wave? DM fans should circle.

High Tides - Paradise Daze - Could be for Washed Out fans who don't want singing.

High Tides - Paradise Daze - Could be for Washed Out fans who don't want singing.

Move D - Building Bridges (DJ Mix) - Background beats.

Move D - Building Bridges (DJ Mix) - Background beats.

Leif - Loom Dream - electronic soundscape

Leif - Loom Dream - electronic soundscape

Lindstrom - On a Clear Day I Can See You Forever - Only 4 songs, but impactful and unpredictable

Lindstrom - On a Clear Day I Can See You Forever - Only 4 songs, but impactful and unpredictable

Teebs - Anicca - Nice sounding and consistent.

Teebs - Anicca - Nice sounding and consistent.

Country / Folk / Blues

Tyler Childer - Country Squire - West Kentucky country, awesome voice

Tyler Childer - Country Squire - West Kentucky country, awesome voice

Cody Jinks - The Waiting -  Still slinging that outlaw stuff

Cody Jinks - The Waiting - Still slinging that outlaw stuff

Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication - Me & Jack best song of the year?

Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication - Me & Jack best song of the year?

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition - Incredible voice, excellent production quality

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition - Incredible voice, excellent production quality

Ellen Jewell - Gypsy - Swampy

Ellen Jewell - Gypsy - Swampy

William Tyler - Goes West - Nice instrumental acoustic

William Tyler - Goes West - Nice instrumental acoustic

Metal

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rat’s Nest. - Year’s goto metal album from an aussie band that isn’t really a metal band.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rat’s Nest. - Year’s goto metal album from an aussie band that isn’t really a metal band.

Russian Circle - Blood Years - Engaging Instrumental

Russian Circle - Blood Years - Engaging Instrumental

Sleep Terror - Abreaction - Surf + Metal + Prog and only 23 mins long

Sleep Terror - Abreaction - Surf + Metal + Prog and only 23 mins long