Staff Picks for the Best of 2019

Another year, another year end list!  2019 was another great year for music.  We’d like to share with you our favourites of the year!

We’re still waiting to get everyone’s list, but here’s a couple to start.
 We’ll add them as we get them.
Last year, hilariously I was the only one that actually submitted one…better
luck this time!  Also, it should be noted
that since this is still November when we are posting this…if something great comes out before December 31st, we’ll add it to our lists.

Here we go…


Every year it’s a goddamn nightmare trying to narrow this down to a top 10…so this year I didn’t.  My house, my rules!  Believe it or not, it was really hard to narrow my lists down to this. As per usual, I’m listing mine in alphabetical order.  I can never pick a favourite…except for last year when it was Sleep’s The Sciences. No. Brainer.

New Albums
Amyl and the Sniffers – S/T
Bad Breeding – Exiled
-Billie Eilish — When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
-Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
-Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
-The Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
-Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions
-DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age
-Exhumed – Horror
-Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
-Frankie and the Witch Fingers – ZAM
-Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir
-King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest
-Mdou Moctar – Ilana (The Creator)
-Minimal Violence – InDreams
-Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
-Orville Peck – S/T
-Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – And Now for the Whatchamacallit
-Ride – This Is Not A Safe Place
-Sunn O))) – Life Metal / Pyroclasts
-Thom Yorke – Anima
-Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance

Reissues / Comps
Boris – Akuma No Uta / Boris at Last – Feedbacker
-Cain – S/T
-James Brown – Sho is Funky Down Here
-Modern Harmonic / Something Weird Soundtrack Series — Space Thing – Missile to the Moon / She Demons / Date Bait / High School Caesar / Mr. Peters’ PetsIt’s A Revolution Mother
-Mort Garson – Mother Earth’s Plantasia
-Stonewall – S/T
-Various – Spook Show Spectacular a-Go-Go
-Various – Strut My Stuff: Obscure Country & Hillbilly Boppers

Best Concerts

-Mdou Moctar @ The Fox
-Neil Young @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
-Plack Blague @ CBDB’s
-Psycho Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay
-The Raconteurs @ Neptoon Records


Mueran Humanos – Hospital Lullabies
Rakta – Falha Comum
Bad Breeding – Exiled
Witchtrial – Self Titled
Nosferatu – Solution A
Frustration – So Cold Streams
Boy Harsher – Careful
Fontaines DC – Dogrel
Uranium Club – Cosmo Cleaners…

Homeless Cadaver – Fat Skeleton
Civic – Selling, Sucking, Blackmail, Bribes
Chats – Pub Feed
Kriegshog – Paint it Black
Elevators – Your I’s Are Too Close Together
Clarko – Medeocre Man
Loose Nukes – Behind the Screen


New Albums

-fontaines dc- dogrel
-nick cave- ghosteen
-sleaford mods- eton alive
-mike adams at his honest weight- there is no feeling better
-amyl and the sniffers- s/t
-carly rae jepsen- dedicated
-big thief – ufof
-charly bliss – young enough
-denzel curry – zuu
-juice wrld- death race for love
-2 chainz- rap or go to the league
-danny brown- uknowhatimsayin
-the rhythm method – how would you know I was lonely
-rapsody- eve
-ride- this is not a safe place
-young thug- so much fun
-freddie gibbs and madlib – bandana
-sunbeam sound machine- goodness gracious
-jeanines- jeanines
-martha- love keeps kicking
-nilufer yanya – miss universe
-dj shadow – our pathetic age
-flying fish cove- at moonset
-american football- 3
-better oblivion community centre – s/t


-Everything but The Girl – Amplified Heart
-Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded
-Beth Gibbons
-Arab Strap
-Spook Show Spectacular