Our favourite records released this year (voted for by our contributors) – and a reminder of what they are
40. Holly Herndon
The only album made in 2019 with the aid of an “A.I. baby” called Spawn.
Read Reef Younis’ review, listen to Holly on Midnight Chats or check out our cover feature interview.
39. These New Puritans
Inside The Rose
Another change for the experimental Barnett brothers, now pairing post-rave with dark orchestrations.
Check out Tom Critten’s review, and Fergal Kinney’s feature interview.
38. William Tyler
An album of pastoral guitar instrumentals from the big skies of Tyler’s Deep South.
Take a look at Sam Walton’s write up about the album.
36. Common Holly
When I Say To You Black Lightning
Folk musician Brigitte Naggar’s looser, more atonal second album of creepy lullabies.
Hayley Scott reviewed the album.