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Yeah this year was... weird to say the least. Hope to discover new things that I like through this section since I devoted even less time for new music than I did last year :rip: 

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23 hours ago, Tom Vercetti said:

Yeah this year was... weird to say the least. Hope to discover new things that I like through this section since I devoted even less time for new music than I did last year :rip: 

Hope so too, brethren. I spent a lot of time with older music too, meaning I didn't get to spend as much with all of my newer releases. But I think I did ok about keeping up w/ a fair number of projects.

23 hours ago, mokitsu said:

not much alt/electronic music caught my attention this year so im excited to see what u have in store

 

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A lot of this year's big 'alt' releases... didn't do all that much for me. Not that they were bad, but in the sense that they didn't resonate on a personal level. So we'll see where they end up. With electronic and hip hop, there was a little more that I enjoyed.

23 hours ago, Tsareena said:

perched for taste

 

22 hours ago, Madame X said:

excited for this 

 

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22 hours ago, Ewan Chaos said:

You constantly serve taste, yup. Can't wait

 

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20 hours ago, TRF. said:

the talent :jonny5:

 

20 hours ago, DancingShoes said:

How exciting :jonny:

 

15 hours ago, Pink Matter said:

You're a server, so I'm expecting something good!

 

1 hour ago, Blue Rose said:

Here come the taste 

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Thanks guys <3. Anyway my lists are coming but still not ready. In the meantime I think I'll recap 2019 (I never published a songs list for this year so that'll be new) and then highlight some of the older music that spoke to me in 2020 as well.

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Tbt to 1 year ago :chick2:

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"what's COVID?"

 

 

Presenting...

 

50 Favorite Albums Of 2019:

50. 100 gecs - 1000 gecs

(hyperpop)

49. Thom Yorke - Anima

(glitch pop, ambient pop)

48. Brittany Howard - Jaime

(psychedelic soul, singer/songwriter)

47. Chance デラソウル [Chance de la Soul] - All Together Now!

(future funk)

46. The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

(jazz fusion, nu jazz)

45. Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats - Anger Management

(hardcore hip hop, trap)

44. black midi - Schlagenheim

(noise rock, math rock, experimental rock)

43. Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile

(indietronica, ambient pop, art pop)

42. Kai Whiston - No World as Good as Mine

(UK bass, experimental rock)

41. Ms Nina - Perreando por fuera, llorando por dentro

(neoperreo)

 

40. Bon Iver - i,i

(art pop)

39. Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated

(dance-pop, synthpop)

38. Flying Lotus - Flamagra

(nu jazz, glitch hop)

37. Flume - Hi This Is Flume

(wonky)

36. Kim Gordon - No Home Record

(post-industrial, noise rock)

35. Kim Petras - Clarity

(electropop, contemporary r&b)

34. Megan thee Stallion - Fever

(Southern hip hop, trap)

33. Erika de Casier - Essentials

(contemporary r&b, alternative r&b)

32. Kelsey Lu - Blood

(art pop, chamber pop)

31. Blood Orange - Angel's Pulse

(alternative r&b)

 

30. Spellling - Mazy Fly

(art pop, minimal synth, darkwave)

29. Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

(UK hip hop)

28. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

(singer/songwriter, ambient pop)

27. Hannah Diamond - Reflections

(bubblegum bass, electropop)

26. Denzel Curry - Zuu

(trap, Southern hip hop)

25. Lana del Rey - Norman ****ing Rockwell!

(singer/songwriter, art pop)

24. Andy Stott - It Should Be Us

(dub techno, UK bass)

23. Anderson .Paak - Ventura

(neo-soul, contemporary r&b, funk)

22. Shinichiro Yokota - I Know You Like It

(deep house)

21. Swans - leaving meaning.

(post-rock, experimental rock)

 

20. Kaytranada - Bubba

(alternative r&b, house)

19. Ecco2K - E

(alternative r&b, art pop)

18. Caroline Polachek - Pang

(art pop)

17. Slayyyter - Slayyyter

(electropop/hyperpop, dance-pop)

16. Burial - Tunes 2011-2019 (comp.)

(future garage)

15. Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album

(contemporary r&b, pop)

14. SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides Remix Album (Non Stop)

(deconstructed club, techno, UK bass)

13. Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places

(abstract hip hop, East Coast hip hop)

12. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

(baroque pop, art pop)

11. JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs

(experimental hip hop, glitch hop)

 

10. Little Simz - Grey Area

(UK hip hop, conscious hip hop)

9. Kelela & Asmara - Aquaphoria (DJ mix)

(ambient, ambient pop)

8. Charli XCX - Charli

(electropop/hyperpop, bubblegum bass)

7. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

(neo-soul, psychedelic soul, hip hop)

6. Danny Brown - uknowhatimsayin?

(hip hop)

5. (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar

(indie folk, neo-psychedelia)

4. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!

(neo-soul)

3. FKA twigs - Magdalene

(art pop, glitch pop)

2. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata

(gangsta rap)

1. Solange - When I Get Home

(alternative r&b, neo-soul, art pop)

 

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The #1 is :clap3: 

 

is this updated or what you had originally last year?  100 gecs deserves more!

 

I think our slayyyter and Magdalene positions are exactly the same 

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100 gecs deserves less! Their dj mix from the same year is slightly more entertaining however. Besides that, 2019 had some great moments from this list. And When I Get Home is def solange's best album. 

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And we're live!! With my:

 

Top 10 songs of 2019.

 

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10. Holly Herndon - "Frontier"

 

 

 

It's technological, but it's very emotional. The choral elements are a complementary foil to the normal artificiality of Holly's experiments. This is absolutely a mind-bending song for me.

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9. City Girls - "Act Up"

 

 

Pretty much every bar dropped in this song is straight gas. I think JT, Miami and Lil Yachty's ("secret") contributions here are all quite endearing in different ways. Really nice beat that just hits a good tone for me. An obvious party-starter that we can already see influencing the new scene (on songs produced by Juicy J and Skrillex, both featuring the vocal talents of Ty Dolla $ign). Definitely one of the highest-energy big chart hits of that year.

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8. Clairo - "Bags"

 

 

This has clicked with me a good bit harder than the rest of her songs have so far. But Clairo and Rostam kicked up a really tender, cute, and PRETTY mixture here. Think this does an excellent job of bridging the gap between her 'bedroom pop' stylings and something more classic-sounding.

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7. Lil Uzi Vert - "Sanguine Paradise"

 

 

 

A big bop from Sir Uzi, who's been impressing me lately after I'd had him boxed in as the "XO tour life guy." Don't have too much to say here other than that this one is very triumphant sounding. I've started to treasure my memories of walking around the city with this in my headphones before the world shut down.

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