This is the latest year in scope for this entire series - but hopefully not too recent to reminisce about given all that has happened since.
A reminder of the premise of the thread
Rate the music of the year out of ten, based on the albums, singles, gigs, whatever that stand out for you that year. Non-musical nostalgia is welcome in the thread but that’s beside the point of the poll.
Everyone may nominate one album and one song from the year which will then be collated into side-polls on the final day of the thread (in one week) - please make it clear when you post a nomination for the poll, e.g
|Rank||Year||Rating||Top Album||Top Song|
|1||1997||8.60||Radiohead - OK Computer||The Beta Band - Dry The Rain|
|2||1967||8.48||Love - Forever Changes||Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning|
|3||2013||8.29||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away||Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street|
|4||2004||8.10||Madvillain - Madvillainy / Arcade Fire - Funeral||The Walkmen - The Rat|
|5||2014||7.69||FKA Twigs - LP1||FKA Twigs - Two Weeks|
|6||1970||7.61||Neil Young - After the Goldrush||Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up|
|7||1976||7.47||David Bowie - Station to Station||Bob Dylan - Hurricane|
|8||1986||7.42||Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring||New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle|
|9||2009||7.10||Fever Ray - Fever Ray||Animal Collective - My Girls|
|10||1974||6.95||Neil Young - On The Beach||Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Bottle|
2019 was the year that the PotUS Donald Trump was impeached for asking Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, when a suicide was done to Jeffery Epstein, child sex provider to the rich and powerful, the 850-year old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris suffered a catastrophic fire and Hong Kong was the scene of riotous protests amid plans to allow extradition to China.
We said goodbye to Keith Flint, Scott Walker, Doris Day, Niki Lauda, Rutger Hauer, Toni Morrison, Robert Mugabe, Ginger Baker, Clive James and Gary Rhodes
How good was the music?
(Poll open until evening of Tuesday 15th March, album and song polls will go up evening of Sunday 13th based on your nominations)
Some lists for inspiration:
DIS forum 2019 - Albums of the year - RESULTS
Best Albums of 2019 : Best Ever Albums
Best albums of 2019 - Rate Your Music
The 50 best albums of 2019
Nominations will be tallied here as the week goes on:
My Nomination: Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!
My nomination: BCUC - The Journey with Mr Van Der Merwe