2019 was a pretty great year personally and for music. This year, I revisited the genres I ignored for a while and delved back into the things that I love.
Also, I’ve been doing this damn list for like 11 years now. Can you believe it? The older I get, the harder it is to “stay with the times.” So, if there’s anything you think I missed, please let me know. This year, I’m going to be lazy and write one sentence reviews.
Oh, also, also, I made a 2010s list that might be interesting to some of you. Come check that out.
20. Steve Lacy Apollo XXI
19. YBN Cordae The Lost Boy
18. Snooze Familiaris
17. Jail Socks It’s Not Forever
16. Downhaul Before You Fall Asleep
15. Kehlani While We Wait
14. Forests Spending Eternity in a Japanese Convenience Store
13. Girlpool What Chaos is Imagery
12. DaBaby KIRK
11. Knocked Loose A Different Shade of Blue
Y’all ever just wanna punch something real hard?
9. Trembler S/T
Every time I hear this band I’m like, “Oh, why didn’t I think of that?”
It grooves so well.
This one really came out of nowhere for me, and I’m glad it did.
I’M STRAIGHT EDGE NOW?
Julia really knows how to put together a tune.
Want to revisit all your teenage angst? Why not try Free Throw?
I assume you have to be some urban leftist to like this band.
The only album on this list to make my decades list.