ALBUMS/EPS/SONGS OF 2019 - LOOKING FORWARD TO/BEST OF

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  1. brady

    brady Gibs you ignorant slut LPA Super Member

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    This is the last update for the year. Time to dive into end of the year lists.

    TIER 1 - DIAMOND RANK

    • Bring Me The Horizon - amo
    • Local Natives - Violet Street
    • MisterWives - mini bloom-
    • Harry Styles - Fine Line*
    • Bring Me The Horizon - Music to: GO TO-*
    TIER 2 - PLATINUM RANK
    • Polyenso - Year of the Dog-
    • TENDER - Fear of Falling Asleep
    • Broods - Don't Feed The Pop Monster
    • Mansionair - Shadowboxer
    • The Japanese House - Good At Falling
    • Copeland - Blushing
    • SYML - SYML
    • James Blake - Assume Form
    • Fractures - Reset-
    • Bastille - Doom Days
    • Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding
    • flor - ley lines
    • Chase Atlantic - PHASES
    • Bon Iver - i,i
    TIER 3 - GOLD RANK
    • Chase Atlantic - DON'T TRY THIS-
    • The Score - Pressure-
    • Billie Eilish - WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
    • Crywolf - widow [OBLIVION Pt. I]
    • Stephen - it's too much love to know my dear-
    • blackbear - ANONYMOUS
    • Aries - WELCOME HOME
    • OWEL - Paris
    • Tycho - Weather
    • half•alive - Now, Not Yet
    • Friendly Fires - Inflorescent
    • Bad Books (Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine) - III
    • Half the Animal - Summertime High EP-
    • City and Colour - A Pill for Loneliness
    • Alessia Cara - This Summer-
    • PVRIS - Hallucinations-
    • Vancouver Sleep Clinic - Onwards to Zion
    • VÉRITÉ - new skin
    TIER 4 - SILVER RANK
    • Ariana Grande - thank u, next
    • Hozier - Wasteland, Baby!
    • Periphery - Periphery IV: HAIL STAN
    • AJR - Neotheater
    • Flume - Hi, This Is Flume (Mixtape)
    • Khalid - Free Spirit
    • The Score - Stay-
    • Chance The Rapper - The Big Day
    • Razor Red Noise - Return to Polychrome
    • Avicii - TIM
    • Lil Nas X - 7 EP-
    • Coldplay - Everyday Life*
    • ATO - EP3-*
    TIER 5 - BRONZE RANK
    • Watsky - COMPLAINT
    • Future - Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD
    • Mike Posner - A Real Good Kid
    • Switchfoot - NATIVE TONGUE
    • Kanye West - JESUS IS KING
    ANTICIPATING//QUEUE
    TOP SONGS

    KEY:

    * = new addition
    ~ = adjustment
    - = ep
     
  2. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

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    Last one

    TIER 1
    TIER 2
    TIER 3
    * new additions
     
  3. Blake

    Blake Leave a Trace LPA Super Member

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    Albums of the Year 2019: Final Ranking
    The top 15 has shifted around a lot.

    The Great:

    1. Taylor Swift- Lover
    2. Wallows- Nothing Happens
    3. Billie Eilish- When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    4. Harry Styles- Fine Line*
    5. Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker- Brent
    6. AJR- Neotheater
    7. The National- I Am Easy to Find
    8. The Dangerous Summer- Mother Nature* (Forgot to put this on the list earlier in the year for some reason, been listening to it since release)
    9. Wage War- Pressure
    10. American Football- American Football
    11. Melanie Martinez- K-12
    12. James Arthur- You
    13. James TW- Chapters
    14. McCafferty- The House With No Doorbell*
    15. Keane- Cause and Effect
    16. Ed Sheeran- No. 6
    17. Lana Del Rey- Norman Rockwell
    18. Mariana’s Trench- Phantoms
    19. While She Sleeps- So What?
    20. Free Throw- What’s Past is Prologue

    The Good:
    21. Dinosaur Pile-Up- Celebrity Mansions*
    22. Our Last Night- Overcome The Darkness*

    23. Microwave- Death Is A Warm Blanket
    24. Hardy- Hixtape Vol. 1
    25. Cassadee Pope- Stages
    26. Our Last Night- Let Light Overcome
    27. Jimmy Eat World- Surviving
    28. Blackpink- Kill This Love
    29. Better Oblivion Community Center- Better Oblivion Community Center
    30. The Head and the Heart- Living Mirage
    31. Lady Antebellum- Ocean*
    32. Greetings From.... Jake by Jake Owen
    33. Catfish and the Bottlemen- The Balance
    34. Nothing, Nowhere x Travis Barker- Bloodlust
    35. Local Natives- Violet Street
    36. Thomas Rhett- Center Point Road
    37. Mallrat- Driving Music
    38. Yonaka- Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow
    39. Sleeping With Sirens- How It Feels To Be Lost
    40. Silversun Pickups- Widow’s Weed
    41. Being As An Ocean- Proxy
    42. Carly Rae Jepsen- Dedication
    43. Clairo- Immunity
    44. Born of Osiris- The Simulation
    45. Ariana Grande- Thank U, Next
    46. Baby Metal- Metal Galaxy
    47. Maddie and Tae- Everywhere I’m Going*
    48. Tiny Moving Parts- Breathe*

    49. ROAM- Smile Wide
    50. Starset- Divisions
    51. The Japanese House- Good At Falling
    52. Too Close To Touch- I’m Hard To Love But So Are You
    53. YBN Cordae- The Lost Boy
    54. The Twilight Sad- It Won’t Be Like This All The Time*
    55. The Lumineers- III

    The Okay:
    56. Set It Off- Midnight
    57. Pete Yorn- Caretaker
    58. Alter Bridge- Walk The Sky
    59. Sum 41- Order in Decline
    60. Of Monsters and Men- Fever Dream
    61. Grayscale- Nella Vita
    62. Varials- In Darkness
    63. Killswitch Engage- Atonement
    64. Bastille- Doom Days
    65. Crown the Empire- Sudden Sky
    66. BTS- Map of the Soul: Persona
    67. Kayak Jones- You Swear It’s Getting Better Everyday
    68. Tool- Fear Inoculum
    69. Badflower- Ok, I’m Sick*
    70. Blake Shelton- Fully Loaded: God’s Country*

    71. Foals- Everything Not Saved Will Be List Part 1
    72. Simple Creatures- Strange Love
    73. Toro Y Moi- Outer Space
    74. Death Cab For Cutie- The Blue EP
    75. P!nk- Hurts 2B Human
    76. Waterparks- Fandom
    77. Jason Andean- 9*
    78. Beabadoobee- Space Cadet
    79. Post Malone- Hollywood’s Bleeding
    80. The Fever 333- Strength in Numbers
    81. Pup- Morbid Stuff
    82. Cage the Elephant- Social Cues
    83. Two Door Cinema Club- False Alarm
    84. Andersen Paak- Ventura
    85. Broods- Don’t Feed the Pop Monster
    86. Lil Peep- Everybody’s Everything*
    87. Emarosa- Peach Club
    88. Alessia Cara- This Summer
    89. Avril Lavigne- Head Above Water
    90. All-American Rejects- Send Her to Heaven
    91. SWMRS- Berkeley’s On Fire*
    92. Xxxtentacion- Bad Vibes Forever*

    93. Khalid- Free Spirit
    94. Korn- The Nothing
    95. Schoolboy Q- Crash Talk
    96. Luke Combs- What You Get Is What You See*
    97. Frenship- Vacation
    98. Danny Brown- ulnowhatimsaying?*
    99. Dodie- Human EP

    The Bad:
    100. The Script- Sunsets and Full Moons*
    101. Mashmellow- Joytime III
    102. I Prevail- Trauma
    103. Flume- Hi This Is Flume
    104. Collective Soul- Blood*
    105. FKA Twigs- Magdeline*

    106. Suicide Boys x Travis Barker- Live Fast, Die Whenever
    107. Puddle of Mudd- Welcome to Galvania
    108. Issues- Beautiful Oblivion
    109. Can’t Swim- Foreign Language
    110. Earl Sweatshirt- Feet Of Clay*

    Please Retire:
    111. The Who- WHO*

    112. Bring Me The Horizon- Amo
    113. Chance the Rapper- The Big Day
    114. Poppy- Choke

    Undecided where to rank:
    Kanye West- Jesus Is King
    Saint Asonia- Flawed Design

    * and Bold= New to the list

    Songs of the Year: (Non-critic version, I want to make a critics version with no repeat artists at some point)
    1. Taylor Swift- Cruel Summer
    2. Badflower- X Ana X*
    3. Wallows- Only One
    4. Taylor Swift- Paper Rings
    5. Wallows- Scrawny
    6. Wallows- Treacherous Doctor
    7. Badflower- Girlfriend*
    8. Taylor Swift- I Think He Knows
    9. Taylor Swift- Soon You’ll Get Better
    10. Taylor Swift- Death By A Thousand Cuts
    11. Taylor Swift- Cornelia Street
    12. American Football ft. Hayley Williams- Uncomfortably Numb
    13. Babymetal- Elevator Girl (Japanese Version)
    14. Wallows- Remember When*
    15. Chelsea Cutler- Sometimes*

    16. Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker- Please
    17. Harry Styles- Falling*
    18. Badflower- Daddy*

    19. Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker- You Were Good To Me
    20. The Dangerous Summer- Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up
    21. The National- Rylan
    22. Wallows- I'm Full*

    Songs of the Year Playlist (includes all favorites from this year, not just top 10):
    https://open.spotify.com/user/123591090/playlist/7asEizkxyIH0bBYSDE3jdv?si=TtervXwtSw-I_H7IL58xLQ
     
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  4. Sasuke

    Sasuke Purity Ring fanboy LPA Super Member

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    My top 10 albums of the year:

    10. Starset - Divisions
    Genre: Alternative Rock / Electronic Rock
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    Favorite songs: Perfect Machine, Where the Skies End, Telekinetic, Diving Bell and Manifest
    Favorite moment of the album: the chorus chord progression of "Perfect Machine" and the intro/post-chorus riff of "Where the Skies End".
    Main appeal of the album: The over the top cinematic vibe you get from Starset in general.

    9. Mahalia - Love and Compromise
    Genre: R&B / Pop
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    Favorite songs: Karma, Do Not Disturb, I Wish I Missed My Ex, Consistency, Hide Out and What You Did.
    Favorite moment of the album: Mahalia's flow in the verses of "Hide Out" + the outro of "Karma".
    Main appeal of the album: The charismatic personality of Mahalia mixed with the funky and oldschool vibe of the production.

    8. Slayyyter - Slayyyter
    Genre: Electropop / Bubblegum Pop
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    Favorite songs: Alone, Candy, Celebrity, Devil, Mine and Motorcycle.
    Favorite moment of the album: The glitchy chorus of "Alone".
    Main appeal of the album: This is definitely not the style of music I listen to everyday, but Slayyyter has the incredible talent to let every single note she sings to be catchy af.

    7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
    Genre: Pop
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    Favorite songs: Julien (best pop song of 2019), Now That I Found You, Right Words Wrong Time, Too Much, Automatically In Love, Everything He Needs: Happy Not Knowing and Feels Right.
    Favorite moment of the album: The pre-chorus and last chorus of "Julien".
    Main appeal of the album: If you're looking for good ass pop then there no one better than CRJ, sugary sweet songs with catchy melodies for whole days.

    6. Kim Petras - Turn Off the Light
    Genre: Electropop
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    Favorite songs: Close Your Eyes, Tell Me It's a Nightmare, Wrong Turn, There Will Be Blood, In the Next Life, Turn off the Light and Massacre.
    Favorite moment of the album: The chorus of "Close Your Eyes".
    Main appeal of the album: Kim's voice and the amazing production.

    5. Ariana Grande - thank u, next
    Genre: Pop
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    Favorite songs: NASA, fake smile, in my head, bloodline, bad idea, make up, needy and break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored.
    Favorite moment of the album: the outro of "bad idea".
    Main appeal of the album: I don't give 2 fucks about Ariana Grande's private life (which most of the album is about), I'm only for the catchy bops and how consistently great this album is.

    4. Rosie Lowe - YU
    Genre: Alternative R&B
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    Favorite songs: Birdsong, Little Bird, Pharoah, Mango, ITILY, The Way and Royalty.
    Favorite moment of the album: the entirety of "Birdsong" and the beat switch from "Little Bird".
    Main appeal of the album: One of my favorite discoveries of the year, I was mostly impressed by the funky production and the amazing songwriting.

    3. Bring Me the Horizon - amo
    Genre: Alternative Rock / Pop Rock
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    Favorite songs: Mantra, wonderful life, i don't know what to say, sugar honey ice & tea, why you gotta kick me when i'm down?, medicine, nihilist blues, in the dark and mother tongue.
    Favorite moment of the album: the last chorus of "wonderful life" and the solo of "i don't know what to say".
    Main appeal of the album: It's BMTH duh, but seriously metalcore or pop these duds know exactly how to write bangers! and this album has plenty of them.

    2. Periphery - Periphery IV: Hail Stan
    Genre: Progressive Metal / Djent
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    Favorite songs: Satellites, Garden in the Bones, Reptile, Blood Eagle, It's Only Smiles, Crush and Sentient Glow.
    Favorite moment of the album: There's too many but my favorites are the 2nd chorus riff of "Satellites" and the breakdown of "Reptile".
    Main appeal of the album: Does it Djent? fuck yeah! My favorite Periphery album and like all their albums their main appeal is the perfect balance of heavy/groovy/technically complex riffs and the catchy songwriting with most focus on huge choruses.

    1. Leprous - Pitfalls
    Genre: Progressive Rock / Art Rock
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    Favorite songs: The Sky is Red, Distant Bells, At the Bottom, I Lose Hope, Foreigner, By My Throne, Below... Basically the whole fucking album lol.
    Favorite moment of the album: It has too many but my most favorite is the last 4 minutes of "The Sky is Red", the epitome of epic!
    Main appeal of the album: Holy shit this band, I've so obsessed with them since I've discovered them. Everything about them is perfect (from the top-notch vocals, the yet extremely complex but addicting riffs and those incredible polyrhythmic drum grooves man!), the perfect band. And they also have the talent to nail every musical direction they like to choose (if you're aren't familiar with them they used to be a heavy Prog Metal band but have constantly gone "softer" by every release). Every single one of their album has an unique sound to it that make them stood out so much in an incredible discography.

    My top 10 songs of 2019:
    1. Leprous - The Sky is Red
    2. Bring Me the Horizon - Ludens
    3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Julien
    4. Rosie Lowe - Birdsong
    5. Periphery - Satellites
    6. Rosie Lowe - Little Bird
    7. PVRIS - Nightmare
    8. Periphery - Garden in the Bones
    9. Rosie Lowe - Pharoah
    10. Periphery - Reptile
     
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  5. brady

    brady Gibs you ignorant slut LPA Super Member

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    MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2019

    #10: Bon Iver - i,i
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    Genre: Folk / Alternative
    Favorite Songs: "iMi" "Hey, Ma" "U (Man Like)" "Naeem" "Salem"

    #9: James Blake - Assume Form
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    Genre: R&B / Electronic / Alternative
    Favorite Songs: "Mile High" "Tell Them" "Into The Red" "Where's The Catch?" "Don't Miss It"

    #8: Broods - Don't Feed The Pop Monster
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    Genre: Indie Pop / Electronica
    Favorite Songs: "Sucker" "Peach" "Everytime You Go" "Too Proud" "To Belong"

    #7: TENDER - Fear of Falling Asleep
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    Genre: Psychedelic Pop / Indie
    Favorite Songs: "Handmade Ego" "Bottled Up" "Fear of Falling Asleep" "Tar" "Can't Show My Face" "More or Less"

    #6 Mansionair - Shadowboxer
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    Genre: Indie Electronic
    Favorite Songs: "Alibi" "Easier" "Technicolor" "Astronaut (Something About Your Love)" "Waiting Room" "Harlem"

    #5: Bastille - Doom Days
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    Genre: Pop / Alternative
    Favorite Songs: "Quarter Past Midnight" "The Waves" "Doom Days" "4AM" "Joy"

    #4: The Japanese House - Good At Falling
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    Genre: Electropop / Indie
    Favorite Songs: "went to meet her (intro)" "Maybe You're the Reason" "Wild" "Follow My Girl" "somethingfartoogoodtofeel" "Lilo" "Everybody Hates Me"

    #3: Bring Me The Horizon - amo
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    Genre: Rock / Alternative
    Favorite Songs: "i apologise if you feel something" "nihilist blues (feat. Grimes)" "ouch" "why you gotta kick me when i'm down?" "fresh bruises" "heavy metal (feat. Rahzel)" "i don't know what to say"

    #2: Harry Styles - Fine Line
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    Genre: Soft Rock / Pop
    Favorite Songs: "Golden" "Watermelon Sugar" "Adore You" "Cherry" "Falling" "She" "Sunflower, Vol. 6" "Fine Line"

    #1: Local Natives - Violet Street

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    Genre: Indie Rock
    Favorite Songs: "Vogue" "When Am I Gonna Lose You" "Cafe Amarillo" "Megaton Mile" "Garden Of Elysian" "Gulf Shores" "Tape Dance"

    MY TOP TEN SONGS OF 2019


    #10: TENDER - "Fear of Falling Asleep"
    #9: Bastille - "4AM"
    #8: Bon Iver - "Naeem"
    #7: Harry Styles - "Fine Line"
    #6: EDEN - "projector"
    #5: Mike Shinoda - "Prove You Wrong"
    #4: Local Natives - "Tap Dancer"
    #3: Chase Atlantic - "STUCKINMYBRAIN"
    #2: OWEL - "Get Out Stay Out"
    #1: Bring Me The Horizon -
    "i don't know what to say"

    Top Ten Albums Playlist
    Top 50 Songs Playlist
     
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  6. Moridin

    Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    My very late, but fairly final list for 2019:

    –Released–

    8.5/10
    Opeth - In Cauda Venenum -- (All Things Will Pass, Continuum, Universal Truth)
    Jinjer - Micro [EP] – (Teacher, Teacher!, Perennial, Ape)

    8/10

    Jinjer - Macro (Home Back, Retrospection, Pit of Consciousness)
    Suns of the Tundra - Murmuration (Murmuration, Sunflower, Echo of an Angel)
    Tool - Fear Inoculum – (Invincible, Pneuma, Fear Inoculum)
    Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mettavolution (Terracentric, Cumbé, Mettavolution)

    7.5/10
    Helms Alee - Nocticula (Be Rad Tomorrow, Interachnid)
    Reignwolf - Hear Me Out (Son of a Gun, Wanna Don't Wanna)
    William DuVall - One Alone ('Til the Light Guides Me Home, The Veil of All My Fears)
    Russian Circles - Blood Year – (Kohokia, Quartered)
    Lisa Hannigan - Live in Dublin – (Barton, Fall)
    Yvette Young - Piano [EP] – (Yearn, Jolt)

    7/10
    Hozier - Wasteland, Baby – (Wasteland, Baby!, Dinner & Diatribes)
    Devin Townsend - Empath – (Genesis, Evermore)
    Baroness - Gold & Grey – (Borderlines, Seasons)

    Still Have to Listen To
    ORK - Ramagehead
    Mark Morton - Anesthetic
    Pelican - Nighttime Stories
    Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
    Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not?
    Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence
     
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