Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2019

Posted On 14 Dec 2019 at 9:57 pm

The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this year’s Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date order. Enjoy and investigate………

1. BLOOD RED SHOES – GET TRAGIC
Released 25th January on Jazz Life
Brighton & Hove News gig review

2. GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB – LOST IN SPACE
Released 25th January on Easy Star Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

3. THE PACK – DEAD RONIN
Released 25th January on Overground Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

4. CALVA LOUISE – RHINOCEROS
Released 1st February on Modern Sky UK
Brighton & Hove News gig review

5. COSEY FANNI TUTTI – TUTTI
Released 8th February on Conspiracy International

6. HEALTH – VOL4::SLAVES OF FEAR
Released 8th February on Loma Vista Recordings
Brighton & Hove News gig review

7. CHAI – PUNK
Released 13th February on Heavenly Recordings
Brighton & Hove News gig review

8. PIROSHKA – BRICKBAT
Released 15th February on Bella Union

9. BAYONNE – DRASTIC MEASURES
Released 22nd February on City Slang
Brighton & Hove News gig review

10. FEWS – INTO RED
Released 1st March on Play It Again Sam
Brighton & Hove News gig review

11. SNAPPED ANKLES – STUNNING LUXURY
Released 1st March on The Leaf Label
Brighton & Hove News gig review

12. THE COATHANGERS – THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Released 8th March on Suicide Squeeze Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

13. CROWS – SILVER TONGUES
Released 22nd March on Balley Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

14. SLEEPER – THE MODERN AGE
Released 22nd March on Gorsky Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

15. HANDS OFF GRETEL – I WANT THE WORLD
Released 29th March on Puke Pop Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

16. GIRLI – ODD ONE OUT
Released 5th April on PMR/Virgin EMI Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

17. FONTAINES D.C. – DOGREL
Released 12th April on Partisan Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

18. PET SHOP BOYS – INNER SANCTUM . THE SUPER TOUR LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON
Released 12th April on x2

19. RAMONES – LIVE AT THE PALLADIUM, NEW YORK, NY (12/31/79)
Released 13th April on Sire/Rhino Records

20. STEALING SHEEP – BIG WOWS
Released 19th April on Heavenly Recordings
Brighton & Hove News gig review

21. TR/ST – THE DESTROYER (PART 1)
Released 19th April on Royal Mountain Records/Grouch
Brighton & Hove News gig review

22. DEATH & VANILLA – ARE YOU A DREAMER?
Released 10th May on Fire Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

23. AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS – AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
Released 24th May on Rough Trade Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

24. PLASTIC MERMAIDS – SUDDENLY EVERYONE EXPLODES
Released 24th May on Sunday Best
Brighton & Hove News gig review

25. AURORA – A DIFFERENT KIND OF HUMAN (STEP II)
Released 7th June on Decca Records

26. RICHARD HAWLEY – FURTHER
Released 7th June on BMG Rights Management
Brighton & Hove News gig review

27. HATCHIE – KEEPSAKE
Released 21st June on Heavenly Recordings
Brighton & Hove News gig review

28. U.K. SUBS – SUBVERSIONS II
Released 28th June on Cleopatra Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

29. BABII – HIIDE
Released 5th July on Death Waltz Originals
Brighton & Hove News gig review

30. PENELOPE ISLES – UNTIL THE TIDE CREEPS IN
Released 12th July on Bella Union
Brighton & Hove News gig review

31. BUZZCOCKS – LIVE 1990 & 1992
Released 16th August on Demon Records

32. NATURE OF WIRES – MODUS
Released 16th August on AnalogueTrash

33. SCARE TAXI – DEATH BY MUSIC
Released 28th August on Not On Label
Brighton & Hove News gig review

34. L’ÉPÉE – DIABOLIQUE
Released 6th September on ‘a’ Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

35. JONTEKNIK – TECTONICS
Released 13th September on The People’s Electric

36. THE FIN. – WASH AWAY
Released 13th September on White Noise Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

37. FREE LOVE – EXTREME DANCE ANTHEMS
Released 20th September on Optimo Music
Brighton & Hove News gig review

38. MOON DUO – STARS ARE THE LIGHT
Released 27th September on Sacred Bones Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

39. SUI ZHEN – LOSING, LINDA
Released 27th September on Cascine

40. IAMWARFACE – YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Released 4th October Self Release
Brighton & Hove News gig review

41. BLUE HAWAII – OPEN REDUCTION INTERNAL FIXATION
Released 11th October on Arbutus Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

42. KINCAID FT. BLANCMANGE – LATE FOR SUM
Released 11th October on Blanc Check Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

43. PICK A PIPER – SIGHT
Released 18th October on Tin Angel Records

44. ANNA OF THE NORTH – DREAM GIRL
Released 25th October on 300 Entertainment

45. TR/ST – THE DESTROYER (PART 2)
Released 1st November on Royal Mountain Records/Grouch
Brighton & Hove News gig review

46. WILLIAM DOYLE – YOUR WILDERNESS REVISITED
Released 1st November on William Doyle Records

47. OMD – LIVE AT THE LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
Released circa 8th November on White Noise Touring
Brighton & Hove News gig review

48. DOG IN THE SNOW – VANISHING LANDS
Released 15th November on Bella Union
Brighton & Hove News gig review

49. IDLES – A BEAUTIFUL THING: IDLES LIVE AT LE BATACLAN
Released 6th December on Partisan Records
Brighton & Hove News gig review

50. GARY NUMAN WITH THE SKAPARIS ORCHESTRA – WHEN THE SKY CAME
DOWN (LIVE AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER)
Released 13th December on BMG
Brighton & Hove News gig review

The Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2018 can be viewed HERE.

The Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2017 can be viewed HERE.

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