The Agit Reader

Staff Picks for the Best of 2019

February 6th, 2020  |  by Staff

Matthew Lovett

1. Oso Oso, Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown Records)
2. Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Cosmic Thrill Seekers (Counter Intuitive Records)
3. Mannequin Pussy, Patience (Epitaph Records)
4. Pup, Morbid Stuff (Rise Records)
5. Big Thief, Two Hands (4AD)
6. Glass Beach, The First Glass Beach Album (Run for Cover Records)
7. (Sandy) Alex G, House of Sugar (Domino Records)
8. Westkust, Westkust (Run for Cover Records)
9. Chastity Belt, Chastity Belt (Hardly Art Records)
10. Girlpool, What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti- Records)

Kevin J. Elliott

1. Big Thief, Two Hands (4AD)
2. Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising (Sub Pop Records)
3. (Sandy) Alex G, House of Sugar (Domino Recording Co.)
4. Empath, Active Listening: Night on Earth (Get Better Records)
5. Aldous Harding, Designer (4AD)
6. Nilufer Yanya, Miss Universe (ATO Records)
7. Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated (Interscope Records)
8. Royal Trux, White Stuff (Fat Possum Records)
9. Jessica Pratt, Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer Records)
10. Crumb, Jinx (self-released)

Matt Slaybaugh

1. David Byrne, American Utopia on Broadway (Nonesuch Records)
2. Meitei, Komachi (Métron Records)
3. Solange, When I Get Home (Columbia Records)
4. M83, DSVII (Mute Records)
5. Kim Gordon, No Home Record (Matador Records)
6. Yutaka Hirose, Nova + 4 (WRWTFWW Records)
7. Nerija, Blume (Domino Recording Co.)
8. Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, Bandana (Keep Cool Records)
9. Rainbowdragoneyes, The Messenger (Iam8bit)
10. Four Tet, Live at Alexandra Palace, 8th and 9th May 2019 (self-released)

Richard Sanford

1. The Delines, The Imperial (Decor Records)
2. Alison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom, Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)
3. Moor Mother, Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes (Don Giovanni Records)
4. Angel Bat Dawid, The Oracle (International Anthem)
5. Steve Earle, Guy (New West Records)
6. Ryan Jewell Quintet, Vibration! (Two Rooms Records)
7. Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Lee (Columbia Records)
8. Purple Mountains, Purple Mountains (Drag City Records)
9. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
10. Chuck Mead, Close to Home (Plowboy Records)

Nate Knaebel

1. Trash Kit, Horizon (Upset the Rhythm)
2. Aquarian Blood, A Love That Leads to War (Goner Records)
3. 75 Dollar Bill, I Was Real (Thin Wrist)
4. Terry and Louie, A Thousand Guitars (Tuff Break)
5. Ex Hex, It’s Real (Merge Records)
6. Thurston Moore, Spirit Counsel (Daydream Academy)
7. Golden Pelicans, Grinding for Gruel (Total Punk)
8. The Snakes, Mini-LP (Anti Fade Records)
9. Kim Gordon, No Home Record (Matador Records)
10. Mdou Moctar, Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds)

Stephen Slaybaugh

1. Crows, Silver Tonues (Bailey Records)
2. Operators, Radiant Dawn (Last Gang Records)
3. Edwyn Collins, Badbea (AED Records)
4. The Yummy Fur, Piggy Wings (Rock Action Records)
5. Ride, This Is Not a Safe Place (Wichita Recordings)
6. Girl Band, The Talkies (Rough Trade Records)
7. Patience, Dizzy Spells (Night School Records)
8. Aldous Harding, Designer (4AD)
9. Cherubs, Immaculada High (Relapse Records)
10. Sacred Paws, Run Around the Sun (Rock Action Records)



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