2019 Tracks of the Year

Don’t think we have a thread for this yet so here goes - what are your top 5 (or more, I’m not precious) tracks of the year? No formal poll, no need to overthink it. Lists please. To kick things off mine would look something like:

In Time - Self Esteem
Positive - Hot Chip
Rylan - The National
Rocket Fuel - DJ Shadow / De La Soul
Venice Bitch - Lana Del Rey

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No particular order…

Lizzo - Juice
Thom Yorke - Not the News
FKA Twigs - Cellophane
Little Simz - Venom
Mahmood - Soldi
Hot Chip - Hungry Child
Jessie Ware - Adore You
Lifafa - Jaago
Kelsey Lu - Poor Fake
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy

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You can make a great 1 syllable list

Juice
Not
Pang
Drunk (II)

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In no order

Not - Big Thief
He - Jai Paul
Can’t Believe The Way You Flow - James Blake
Simpatico People - W. H. Lung
Cellophane - FKA twigs
Only Human - KH (track of the year)
Low Light - Holodrum
BETTY - Jamila Woods
Two Halves - Richard Dawson
Teeth - Working Men’s Club
Bags - Clairo

Probably forgot loads.

10 - Lana Del Ray - Venice Bitch
9. James Blake - Barefoot in the Park (feat. Rosalia)
8. Ariana Grande - Needy
7. Black Midi - BMBMBM
6. Press Club - Suburbia
5. Jay Som - Superbike
4. Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs
3. Brutus - War
2. Bon Iver - Naeem
1 - Big Thief - Not

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Top 'o the head

Yellow Eyes - No Dust
Holly Herndon - Frontier
Eartheater - High Tide
Caroline Polachek - So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
JPEGMAFIA - Free the Frail
Big Thief - Not
Danny Brown - Dirty Laundry
Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes
Liturgy - God of Love
Mount Eerie - Love Without Possession
Battles - Titanium 2 Step
Have a Nice Life - Trespassers W
Greet Death - New Hell
James Massiah - Natural Born Killers (Ride For Me)
Perfume Genius - Eye in the Wall
Blood Incantation - Inner Paths (to Outer Space)

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Cate Le Lon - Daylight Matters (though I could have picked a couple from this album)
Big Thief - Not
Better Oblivion Community Center - Dylan Thomas
Thom Yorke - I Am a Very Rude Person
Fontaines D.C. - Television Screens (album was a bit meh to me, but this ones a cracker)
Vanishing Twin - Magician’s Success (scratches that broadcast/stereolab itch for anyone not heard it!)
Mannequin Pussy - Drunk II
Tyler, The Creator - EARFQUAKE
Purple Mountains - Snow is Falling in Manhattan
Helado Negro - Running

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Tropical Fuck Storm - Paradise

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Top 5

American Football - Every Wave to Ever Rise
Lizzo - Juice
Brockhampton - Sugar
Ariana Grande - thank u, next
Solange - Almeda

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Black Country New Road - Sunglasses
Oso Oso - Basking in the glow
Ross from Freinds - Epiphany
The Murder Capital - Green & Blue
Nathan Micay - Romance dawn for the cyber world
Sacred Paws - The Conversation
Squid - The Cleaner

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20 for 2019, in order of descending character length:

The Japanese House - Maybe You’re The Reason
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Bright Horses
Pye Corner Audio - Dancing Shadows
Teeth Of The Sea - Gladiators Ready
Hayden Thorpe - Earthly Needs
Lindstrøm - Really Deep Snow
Anna Meredith - Inhale Exhale
Jenny Hval - Ashes To Ashes
Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus
Hot Chip - Clear Blue Skies
Marika Hackman - All Night
Richard Dawson - Jogging
Self Esteem - She Reigns
Lankum - The Wild Rover
Bobby Krlic - Fire Temple
FKA Twigs - Cellophane
Rosie Lowe - Birdsong
Weyes Blood - Movies
Bon Iver - Salem
Plaid - Ops

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One from each of my top 14 albums, in no order other than Wildflower probably being the song of the year.

Palm Haze - Wildflower
Big Thief - Not
Strange Ranger - Living Free
Pile - A Labyrinth with No Center
Pedro the Lion - Yellow Bike
The National - Rylan
Tropical Fuck Storm - Aspirin
Billy Corgan - Rider
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
Alcest - Les jardins de minuit
MONO - Nowhere, Now Here
Spielbergs - 4AM
The Murder Capital - On Twisted Ground
Sasami - Not the Time

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And a few more, from other good albums and EPs in the order I heard them.

Hollow Comet - The Way I Wanted To
Sharon Van Etten - Hands
Twilight Sad - VtR
Better Oblivion Community Center - Big Black Heart
Priests - Control Freak
Self Defense Family - Rest in Peace for the Error Shall Not Be Repeated
Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus
Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won’t Hold
Modern Nature - Peradam
Tool - 7empest
Alex G - Walk Away
Wilco - One and a Half Stars
Underground Lovers - Rocky Endings (A Left Turn)
Have a Nice Life - Science Beat
Greet Death - Circles of Hell
Spielbergs - This Is Not the End

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Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
Tierra Whack - Only Child
Lana Del Rey - Hope is a Dangerous Thing
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Waiting For You
Richard Dawson - Jogging
Solange - Stay Flo
Purple Mountains - All My Happiness is Gone
Rapsody- Ibtihaj
Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Giannis

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Too many to choose from. So no order here, but

Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes
Self Esteem - The Best
American Football - Every Wave to Ever Rise
Charly Bliss - Capacity
Hot Chip - Melody of Love
Lizzo - Juice
MUNYA - Blue Pine
Big Thief - Not
Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
Hand Habits - placeholder
Rosie Tucker - Habit
Aldous Harding - The Barrel
Sun June Monster Moon
illuminati hotties - i wanna keep yr dog
Florist - Time is a Dark Feeling
Liturgy - God of Love
Julien Baker - Tokyo
Lucy Dacus - Fool’s Gold
Caroline Polachek - So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
Tierra Whack - Unemployed
Vagabon - Water Me Down
Pedro the Lion - Yellow Bike
BODEGA - How Did This Happen?

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Charli XCX - Gone feat Christine and the Queens

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Gonna still be putting this on at parties when I’m in my 70s

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No order

17 - Sharon Van E
Work - Marie Davidson (Soulwax remix)
Steve Lacy - Hard CD
Sleater Kinney - Dog\Body
Harmony Hall - Vampire Weekend
Hey ma - Bon Iver
Not - Big Thief
Stay Flo - Solange
Daylight Matters - Cate Le Bon
Hero - Kiwanuka
Hungry Child - Hot Chip
The Archer - Taylor Swift
Teeth - WMC

Off the top of my head, and in no order:

All Mirrors - Angel Olsen
Gone - Charli XCX/Christine (obvs banger of the year)
I THINK - Tyler, the Creator
Ginger - Brockhampton
Seventeen - Sharon van Etten
Hollywood - Nick Cave & TBS
Not - Big Thief
Hungry Child - Hot Chip

AA Williams - Terrible Friends
Ithaca - Youth vs Wisdom
Swans - The Hanging Man
Cult of Luna - Nightwalkers
Teeth Of The Sea - Visitor
Brutus - War
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hollywood

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