On our Best Albums list, 2019 brought us future classics from Fontaines D.C., Dave, The Murder Capital, FEET, slowthai and black midi to name just a few. Those and plenty more feature too on our favourite tracks of the year.
Picked out by editor David Smith from the hundreds which have featured on these pages during the past twelve months, Sinead O’Brien, Dry Cleaning, Black Country New Road, Kate Tempest and Working Men’s Club are just some who have added to a year which, whilst nostalgia has continued its grip on the mainstream, has quietly created a vintage all of its own.
20: Courtney Barnett – Everybody Here Hates You
19: slowthai – Peace Of Mind
18: Liz Lawrence – None Of My Friends
17: Pottery – Lady Solinas
16: Idles – Mercedes Marxist
15: Mystery Jets – Hospital Radio
14: Kate Tempest – People’s Faces (Streatham Version)
13: Foals – Sunday
12: Squid – The Cleaner
11: LIFE – Moral Fibre
10: Dry Cleaning – Goodnight
9: Little Comets – American Tuna
8: FEET – Outer Rim
7: black midi – Ducter
6: Sinead O’Brien – A Thing You Call Joy
5: Fontaines D.C. – Big
4: W. H. Lung – Inspiration!
3: Black Country, New Road – Sunglasses
2: Dave – Streatham
1: Working Men’s Club – Teeth