2019 has been an interesting year for the site. I (Dan) have taken a step back from the day to day running of the site to focus on other projects. It was a big thing for me given the 10 years or so I’d put in to it but I’m ecstatic to say the mantle has been picked up brilliantly by Adriana & Lance who have kept things running beautifully smoothly and with constant good grace. A massive thanks to them.

 

Meanwhile, Sander & Charlie have kept the Metal & Live parts of the site respectively ticking along nicely. Big thanks to them too. And to Hannah for keeping it all running! And finally a huge thanks, as ever, to the heroic efforts of all of our writers, the bands, Labels, PRs and, of course, you the readers for making this all worth while.

 

The year has given us another bumper crop of weird, challenging, crazy fun music. So I’ll stop babbling on & let you get to what you’re really here for; our writers’s poll of what they think the best records of 2019 were. Happy browsing & all the best for 2020.

1

A Dawn To Fear


Cult Of Luna

2

Spiritual Instinct


Alcest

3

Caligula


Lingua Ignota

4

Nowhere, Now Here


MONO

5

Nest


Brutus

6

Sonic Citadel


Lightning Bolt

7

Sunless


PSOTY

8

Western Stars


Bruce Springsteen

9

Fear Inoculum


Tool

10

Wraith


Teeth Of The Sea

11

Animal Choir


Her Name Is Calla

12

Hidden History Of The Human Race


Blood Incantation

13

Blood Year


Russian Circles

14

Why Aren’t You Laughing?


GOLD

15

Purple Mountains


Purple Mountains

16

Mænad


E-L-R

17

Rammstein


Rammstein

18

Kiwanuka


Michael Kiwanuka

19

Mu!


Gnoomes

20

Nocebo


Elizabeth Colour Wheel

The Full List

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