Here it is, as usual, my ranking of the best records of the year.
I’ve always done this ranking, even before the Internet. I did it on a personal diary; now I do it on every blog I manage and, of course, on Facebook, Twitter, and I send it as a link to friends.
It is not the ranking of the best album “technically” released in the year, but it is my ranking.
These are the records I have listened to, loved, and have left a personal mark on me.
Here it is, the Top10, plus another twenty records that have been basic in the soundtrack of my life in 2019.
It was not a great year in so many aspect for myself, and here the ranking reflects the moods , the joys, and sorrows.
The year is over, time to start again for a new 365-day adventure (366 this year ..).
Integrity, faith, hopes, real values are part of this record that will be next to me till I will be alive. No doubt it’s now just my album of the year, but when I will write down the best album of the decade, it will be so high.
A duo from Norway. Classical folk-electro-indie. If you are looking for something cool to impress a new girl or to be the coolest in the middle of a bunch of with grey beard and they, think they are cool just because they called themselves “Hipsters”?
So far, I have never been disappointed with the young Londoner. Another masterpiece from James. A lot of guests in this new record that maybe so many will forget to put at the top of the year because they went out on the last 15th of January.
There is something magic in the cover of this second album of FKA Twigs, after for years from her first album. The album touch different issues, from the difficult to manage the popularity she is having and the pain of the end of a relationship. She turns these issues in a beautiful lament, and the distortion of the cover of the album gives everyone the image of what she is talking about inside her lyrics.
Something is strange in Lana Del Rey. I saw her live a few years back, and I almost slept after twenty minutes. She didn’t put out an excellent performance, but maybe her music isn’t right to be played in a big venue, and this last record proves my point.
He is one of the artists of the decade. I buy Bon Iver records regardless of whether I’ve heard them before or not. So I did the same for this new record, and once again, I was not disappointed. The surprise “Bon Iver” is no longer present on his albums, but the quality of his songs is always high, and so this new work of 2019 also ends up in the Top Ten of my records of the year.
Well, well, well… I don’t know what I was doing between August 2018 and January 2019, but I had ignored the existence of the record for four months. When I read that Aaron Dessner of The National and Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) had made a record together under the name Big Red Machine, I thought: what do I do? Do I commit suicide in shame, or do I ignored and pretend it’s 2019? I did this, and here is the reason why it is in my ranking this year.