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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1707

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« on: January 10, 2020, 09:38:41 am »
I guess it's about that time, and I'm sat here deskwarming with nothing better to do (no, I'm not lesson planning. please don't call the Deskwarming Police!). Might as well see what stood out to everyone this year, and perhaps introduce y'all to some good stuff you might've missed.

Without further ado, here are my picks:

10)  Rotting Christ - The Heretics. (Black Metal, Greece)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Bt38pbvlo&fbclid=IwAR2H-pjm8RHd0-pmF67ujxg2fFolyfuNjOmBx_qWIiZ4-pEaaM8SFr0ZyA8


9)  MONO - Nowhere Now Here. (Post-rock, Japan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhYGWNMSS-Q&fbclid=IwAR3uU1JIpcOd4c4ugkXWVq2fJGpk1ZuL1zBiclt_ofV6B7pzhZvlVOU9DZY


8 )  Boris - LφVE & EVφL. (Doom/Experimental, Japan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmK_EQWoorM&fbclid=IwAR0nnjaTr5ZgF_mSuEP7aC0uikbkEHyewpK7kObgBvcHoqbStmmOXbPUQGw


7)  Devourment - Obscene Majesty. (Brutal Death Metal, USA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfewJfnPyo0&fbclid=IwAR38AfTIYCIcHdfuagL8EGb8Zy4kWgPtOcIK5zApQab7DVJTipalt8z7k3Q


6)  Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits. (Punk, Japan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkWfFXnLpYg&fbclid=IwAR2hZbXrn9y5eYpFh7S7QFR9hQ1bMTqzCZvzG2rA0oZiwN9vPkJEYt6dNPA


5)  Black Pumas - Self-titled. (Neo-Seoul/R&B, USA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G383538qzQ&fbclid=IwAR04A6y6dbjb6GsPz5MYFQHRqe1YhPeGCbREWOCymjsoMDK_kmsOf9-Hyvo


4)  Sunn O))) - Life Metal / Pyroclasts. (Drone, USA. Technically two albums, but both released this year, so I'll lump them together.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y20qC3qgpps&fbclid=IwAR16N_oVkb33KtMBRwSON9wSLAoG_vvKHpbKOv2p7VDFJ69BU0bxaQi19vc


3)  Intocable - Percepcion (Tejano / Norteno, USA. Waygook won't let me use Spanish accent marks, and that annoys me.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R2iRbR-hOw&fbclid=IwAR0yUQYO_ppcwEr50y7jbIqDVU27fI9kUJ1Y1ZoYKtDspsDl1pTbgUDIaIQ

2)  Glassing - Spotted Horse. (Post-Rock / Hardcore, USA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgx_HIgyfuM&fbclid=IwAR170TwGovxJjRaIAqOLPrkt6b_cpohWLw2i3STo__aIeof1UARm2BvykWw


1)  Twilight Force - Dawn of the Dragonstar. (Power Metal, Norway/Italy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmHOIDUApfA&fbclid=IwAR3kERaEWklh9OSbqwRlddpdGmLatqFsuE2XKCG7DcZuZnRdk4_wvahMvgg
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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3819

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 10:03:37 am »
no particular order. there hasn't been many new releases i've cared about this year

thom yorke - anima
jenny lewis - on the line
nick cave & the bad seeds - ghosteen
wilco - ode to joy


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 10:26:18 am »
I think the only two 2019 albums i actively listened to were

Devin Towsend - Empath
Darkthrone- Old star

I heard other things in passing but didnt listen enough to pass an real judgment.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 12:01:04 pm »
No love for the new Tool album?


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 12:05:44 pm »
I listened through it once. Nothing grabbed me. The only things that stood out to me where the parts that sounded almost exactly the same as parts from 10,000 days. I'm sure I'll give it another go at some stage.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 12:13:58 pm »
I think the only two 2019 albums i actively listened to were

Devin Towsend - Empath
Darkthrone- Old star

I heard other things in passing but didnt listen enough to pass an real judgment.
I feel you. 2019 wasn't a big year for me either, musically. Think the birth of my daughter had something to do with that (can't hear music over the crying lol). But if I had to choose a standout, it'd be Russian Circles - Blood Year. Can't recommend them enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79btD88nFbY&list=PLQpjS6Zr5hIFZCNZgW_9HjUiySDm6KTVb&index=2
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  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 01:56:04 pm »
I've been looking forward to Mister Tim starting this thread again.  Nice one!

Yeah same here, didn't get into too much new stuff this year.  The only standouts for me were Sunn O)))'s two new albums.  Loved both equally.  The new Boris album was ok but I find myself just going back to their older stuff.

Went to only one gig this year (the absolute crying shame of living in Korea); Deafheaven in Seoul which was brilliant  8)  I thought I'd see a few more foreigners there to be honest haha.

EDIT:  Big shoutout to Titus Groan for his music posts all year.  Pretty much everything he shares is gold.
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  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1707

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 02:34:58 pm »
The new Boris album was ok but I find myself just going back to their older stuff.

Yeah, they're one of my favorite bands and their last album was far and away my favorite album the year it came out, so the new one didn't really stand a chance at living up to my expectations. It did grow on me a fair bit after a few listens, especially when I listened to it when I was in a mood that was more receptive to the sort of atmosphere they were going for this time around. That's Boris for you, I guess. They've always been all over the place, and I love them for it.

It's weird to me to see people saying this wasn't a good year for music. I actually really struggled to whittle my list down to ten, given all the great music I got this year. The above-mentioned Devin Townsend, for example, was on my list for a few months, and it was fairly last minute that I bumped it off in favor of the new Rotting Christ.


  • fka
  • Expert Waygook

    • 504

    • September 05, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 03:03:17 pm »
I'll do my top 10 Korean releases since it seems apropos for this site, and anything that isn't K-Pop doesn't get much attention on here. In no particular order:

Park Jiha - Communion

https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/stream-park-jiha-s-communion-in-full

Salamanda - Our Lair

https://tonalunity.bandcamp.com/album/our-lair

Awful Grey - Yage

https://vacuumpress.bandcamp.com/album/yage

Tengger - Segye

https://cful.bandcamp.com/album/tengger-segye

David Thomas Broughton and Itta - Trembling Flower / Unsettled Ghosts

https://bloxhamtapes.bandcamp.com/album/trembling-flower-unsettled-ghosts

Yetsuby - Heptaprism

https://yetsuby.bandcamp.com/album/heptaprism

Puredigitalsilence - Circumfluence

https://daehanelectronics.bandcamp.com/album/circumfluence

Clear State - Black Thetan

https://jejudigital.bandcamp.com/album/black-thetan

Tengger - Spiritual / Spiritual 2

https://extranoir.bandcamp.com/album/tengger-spiritual-3

https://tenggerbbib.bandcamp.com/album/spiritual-2


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2020, 10:26:08 am »
The new Boris album was ok but I find myself just going back to their older stuff.

Yeah, they're one of my favorite bands and their last album was far and away my favorite album the year it came out, so the new one didn't really stand a chance at living up to my expectations. It did grow on me a fair bit after a few listens, especially when I listened to it when I was in a mood that was more receptive to the sort of atmosphere they were going for this time around. That's Boris for you, I guess. They've always been all over the place, and I love them for it.

It's weird to me to see people saying this wasn't a good year for music. I actually really struggled to whittle my list down to ten, given all the great music I got this year. The above-mentioned Devin Townsend, for example, was on my list for a few months, and it was fairly last minute that I bumped it off in favor of the new Rotting Christ.

I completely forgot that their Tears EP came out last year as well.  I listened to that a lot haha.

Also forgot about this.  I think there are a few Ghost fans on Waygook, what did people think of it?  I loved it but I hope their next new music is darker and heavier.  Hopefully we'll get an EP in 2020.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM



Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2020, 10:04:00 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7jResTj9qc

Daemon was the only good album I heard.
Does your wife submit to you?


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 08:43:53 am »
Nice!!  Good to see some Mayhem love here.  I have to admit I haven't listened to the new one yet but I will do after listening to that single.

Late last year I went through a short phase of obsession with Mayhem.  God knows how many times I listened to their first album and Live in Leipzig.  Them and Darkthrone.  I'd listen to Transilvanian Hunger (song) on repeat when I exercised haha.  What a time to be alive!  :laugh:


Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2020, 11:57:20 am »
Nice!!  Good to see some Mayhem love here.  I have to admit I haven't listened to the new one yet but I will do after listening to that single.

Late last year I went through a short phase of obsession with Mayhem.  God knows how many times I listened to their first album and Live in Leipzig.  Them and Darkthrone.  I'd listen to Transilvanian Hunger (song) on repeat when I exercised haha.  What a time to be alive!  :laugh:

The 1349 record had some great tracks too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQQjqbuorgo
Does your wife submit to you?


  • LIC
  • Expert Waygook

    • 842

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2020, 03:21:36 pm »
1. KISS Alive!
2. The White Album
3. Harvest Gold
4. Van Halen
5. Led Zeppelin 2
6. The Wall
7. The Best of Hank Snow
8. All the World's a Stage
9. Not Fragile
10. Amadeus Soundtrack


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5844

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2020, 03:25:17 pm »
1. KISS Alive!

The best thing Kiss ever did in their entire career was be in the movie "Detroit Rock City."
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1707

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 03:33:23 pm »
1. KISS Alive!
2. The White Album
3. Harvest Gold
4. Van Halen
5. Led Zeppelin 2
6. The Wall
7. The Best of Hank Snow
8. All the World's a Stage
9. Not Fragile
10. Amadeus Soundtrack

We get it. You're old and you don't like the newfangled musics of the youth of today. This thread isn't for you. Perhaps you could post in one of the several threads you've started about old-timey music instead?


  • alexisalex
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1065

    • March 02, 2014, 05:10:24 pm
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 04:36:10 pm »
Did you hear Gloryhammer's new album last year, Mister Tim?  Another 2019 release I forgot about haha.  They're probably my favourite Power Metal band.  So many good songs across all three of their albums.


  • LIC
  • Expert Waygook

    • 842

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 11:27:41 am »
1. KISS Alive!
2. The White Album
3. Harvest Gold
4. Van Halen
5. Led Zeppelin 2
6. The Wall
7. The Best of Hank Snow
8. All the World's a Stage
9. Not Fragile
10. Amadeus Soundtrack

We get it. You're old and you don't like the newfangled musics of the youth of today. This thread isn't for you. Perhaps you could post in one of the several threads you've started about old-timey music instead?

Actually I'm 21, I just appreciate good music. I wonder how many albums Mayhem will be selling in 2080?


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 3819

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2020, 11:58:16 am »
1. KISS Alive!
2. The White Album
3. Harvest Gold
4. Van Halen
5. Led Zeppelin 2
6. The Wall
7. The Best of Hank Snow
8. All the World's a Stage
9. Not Fragile
10. Amadeus Soundtrack

We get it. You're old and you don't like the newfangled musics of the youth of today. This thread isn't for you. Perhaps you could post in one of the several threads you've started about old-timey music instead?

Actually I'm 21, I just appreciate good music. I wonder how many albums Mayhem will be selling in 2080?
that's wonderful, but it still has nothing to do with the thread title


Re: Your Top 10 Albums of 2019?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2020, 12:30:38 pm »
Any musos here interested in starting a band? Something post-rockish?