2019 Year in Music – Electric Adolescence for AudioStream

This year followed a similar trajectory as the last, where the state of politics has been rapidly decaying, but at least TV has been really good. So while Britain may only be around for a few more months and America seems to be rehearsing for a new civil war, we can at least enjoy Baby Yoda and have a new season of Barry to look forward to.

While I haven’t heard many people describing this year in music as being particularly revolutionary, a steady stream of solid releases made 2019 more than palatable. What I consider the best musical moments didn’t involve many breakout artists presenting a wholly new sound as much as those who debuted in recent years presenting a more refined version of the sound that made them famous. While the first half of this selection favors a soft and plaintiff palette, the second becomes more socially aspirational with a range of dance music that hits harder than my usual fare. – Scott Eastlick

  • Tony or Tony - Wish Good
  • Men I Trust - Numb
  • Helado Negro - Todo Lo Que Me Falta
  • FKA Twigs - Cellophane
  • Rhye - Needed
  • Thom Yorke- I Am a Very Rude Person
  • Josephine Wiggs - The Weeping of the Rain
  • Nilufer Yanya - “Sparkle” God Help Me
  • Cate Le Bon - Daylight Matters
  • Coucou Chloe - Waiting
  • Panda Bear - Dolphin
  • Caribou - Home
  • HNNY - So Good
  • Tierra Whack - Wasteland
  • Zero Years Kid - Verloren in de taal
  • The Golden Filter - All the Queens
  • Chromatics - The Sound of Silence
  • Bela Boo - You Girlfriend
  • Yu Su - Watermelon Woman (Edit)
  • Pender Street Steppers - Our Time 
  • Tyler, the Creator - Exactly What You Run From You End Up Chasing
  • Sky Civilian - If I Had
  • Kornel Kovacs - Marathon
  • Galcher Lustwerk - Another Story
  • Billie Eilish - ilomilo
  • Solange - Exit Scott
  • Shigeto- Back to Basics (Excerpt)
  • Damon Locks - The Colors That You Bring
  • Gang Starr - The Sure Shot
  • Yeule - Your Shadow
  • Brittany Howard - Run to Me
  • Burial - Old Tape
  • Floating Points - Bias
  • Four Tet - Only Human
  • Dreamcast & ZDBT - Take a Chance (On Love)
  • Jayda G - Conclusion
  • Blood Orange - Something To Do
  • Nils Frahm - A Walking Embrace
  • Lana Del Rey - Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have

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