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2019 End Of Year Lists Now Being Added

Included on this page are selections that have been favourably reviewed in some or all of the following publications NME, Q and Uncut plus any other publication that catches my eye in the newsagent from time to time.

The Year So Far Archive

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

In The Shops Soon (UK)


  Expected Sometime During 2019

Lucinda Williams
Roy Harper
PJ Harvey
Jarvis Cocker
The Cure
Ryan Adams - (3 Albums  - er ... probably not now!)
Rolling Stones
Baxter Dury
Run The Jewels


Larkin Poe - Venom & Faith
Kiran Leonard - Western Culture
J Mascis - Elastic Days
Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions
Richard Swift - The Hex
Rosali - Trouble Anyway
Jeff Tweedy - Warm
Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Untethered
Bruce Springsteen - Springsteen On Broadway
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Steve Gunn - The Unseen Between
Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
Steve Mason - About The Light
The Bevis Frond - We're Your Friends Man
Blake Mills - Look
Anderson.Paak - Oxnard
Toy - Happy In The Hollow

William Tyler

Willian Tyler - Goes West
Kaia Kater - Grenades
Ian Brown - Ripples


Beirut - Gallipoli
Michael Chapman - True North
James Blake - Assume Form
Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs
Panda Bear - Buoys
Mercury Rev - Bobby Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited
The Specials - Encore
Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock
Rustin Man - Drift Code
Robert Forster - Inferno
Lambchop - This (Is What I Want To Tell You)
Paul Weller - Other Aspects


Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1
The Comet Is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
Karen O & Dangermouse - Lux Prima
Jenny Lewis - On The Line
Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive
Pond - Tasmania
Lucy Rose - No Words Left

Cinematic Orchestra 2019

Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe
Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied
White Denim - Side Effects
The Unthanks - Lines: Parts One, Two & Three
These New Puritans - Inside The Rose
Anderw Bird - My Finest Work Yet
Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy
The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
Stealing Sheep - Big Wows
Aldous Harding - Designer
The National - I Am Easy To Find
Mavis Staples - We Get By
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
Solange - When I Get Home
Morrissey - California Son
Cate Le Bon - Reward
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishes
Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks (Acoustic)
Bill Callaham - Shephard In A Sheepskin Vest
The Divine Comedy - Office Politics
Bruce Sprinsteen - Western Stars
Dylan LaBlank - Renegade
Richard Hawley - Further

Hot Chip 2019

Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstacy
Peter Perrett - Human World
Chris Brown Brotherhood - Servents Of The Sun
Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave South
Black Peaches - Fire In The Hole
Calexio & Iron & Wine - Years To Burn
Trash Kit - Horizon
Aldous Harding - Designer
The Flaming Lips - King's Mouth
The Black Keys - Let's Rock
75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real
Black Midi - Schlagenheim
Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
Jane Weaver - Loops In The Secret Society
Kate Tempest - The Book Of Traps And Lessons
Two Door Cinems Club - False Alarm
Jesca Hoop - Stonechild
Africa Express - Egoli
The Waterboys - Where The Action Is
Thom Yorke - Anima
Frightened Rabbit - Tiny Changes
Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold
School Of Language - 45
The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru The Passion
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest
Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes
The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place
Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawny Yawn
Edwin Collins - Badbea
Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend
Babybird - Photosynthesis
Ty Segall - First Taste
The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
Frank Turner - No Man's Land
Brittany Howard - Jaime
Oh Sees - Face Stabber

Bon Iver I,I

Bon Iver I,I
Wilco - Ode To Joy
Belle And Sebastian - Days Of Bagnold Summer
His Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surender
Jenny Hval - The Practice Of Love
Tinariwen - Amajdar
Gruff Rhys - Pang!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Colorado
Richard Dawson - 2020
Big Thief - Two Hands
Elbow - Giants Of All Sizes
Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.2
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
Sean O' Hagen - Radum Calls, Radum Calls
Angel Olson - All Mirrors
Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
The Who - Who
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Made A Place
FKA Twigs - Magdalene
Van Morrison - Three Chords & The Truth
The Pernice Brothers - Spread The Feeling
Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres - The Decalogue
Underworld - Drift Series 1
Leonard Cohen - Thanks For The Dance
Beck - Hyperspace

Re Issues/Compilations

Brian Eno - Discreet Music/Ambient 1 & 4/Music For Films
Rolling Stones - Beggers Banquet
Super Furry Animals - At The BBC
Paul McCartney & Wings - 1971-1973 Box Set
Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 20th Anniversery Edition
Terry Callier - The New Folk Sound Of.../What Color Is Love
Neil Young - Songs For Judy
Buzzcocks - Another Music From A Different Kitchen/Love Bites
The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord
The Fall - 58 Golden Greats
Third Ear Band - Elements 1970-1971 / Music From Macbeth
Badfinger - Badfinger/Wish You Were Here
The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
Stereolab - Peng!/The Group Played "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music"
Prefab Sprout (Paddy McAloon) - I Trawl The Megahertz
Michael Rother - Solo
David Sylvian - Brillant Trees
Metronomy - Nights Out
Family - At The BBC
The Ruts - The Crack
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth/Secrets Of The Beehive
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music Vils. 1 & 2
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Roots/Back To The World
Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
Waren Zevon - My Ride's Here

Kate Bush - Other Sides

Kate Bush - The Other Sides
Various Artists - Steve Lamacq: Lost Alternatives
Stereolab - Tranient Random-Noise.../Mars Audiac Quintet
The Fall - Bend Sinister
Neil Young - Dead Man
Neil Young + Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady/A Different Kind Of Tension
Tanerine Dream - In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979
Bob Dylan - The Rolling Thunder Review: The Live Recordings
Julian Cope - Autogeddon
Doves - Lost Souls/The Last Broadcast/Some Cities
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell: 25th Annerversary Edition
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Traffic - The Studio Albums 1967-1974
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - Extended Edition
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun: A Good Beginning
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Do It Yourself: 40th Anniversery Edition
Greatful Dead - Aoxomoxoa: 50th Anniversery Edition
The La's - BBC In Session
Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack
Janet Jackson - Control
Pink Faries - The Polydor Years
Gomez - Liquid Skin
My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition
Kathryn Williams - Anthology Box Set
Various Artists - Woodstock 50
Prefab Sprout - 1st 4 Albums
Manu Chao - Clandestino - Bloody Border
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup/Dots & Loops/Cobra & Phases....

Genesis Live At Farnborough Tech

Genesis - Live At Farnborough Tech 27th May 1972
Gong - Love From Planet Gong - The Virgin Years 1973-'75
The Beatles - Abbey Road [Deluxe 50th Anniversery Edition]
Dinosour Jr. - Green Mind/Where You Been/Without A sound...
Caravan - The Decca/Deram Years
The Kinks - Arthur (Or The Decline & Fall Of The British Empire) 50th Anniversery Edition
Richard Thompson - Across A Crowded Room: Live At Barrymore's 1985
Gene Clark - No Other
R.E.M. - Monster - 25th Anniversery Edition
Billy Bragg - Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC.
Prince - 1999 [Deluxe Edition]
Super Furry Animals - Guerrilla [20th Anniversery Edition]
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Go-Betweens - G Stands For Go-Betweens: Volume 2 - 1985-1989
The Band - The Band 50th Anniversary Reissue
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender: 20th Anniversary Edition
Jimi Hendrix - The Fillmore East Concerts
Pulp - His 'N' Hers - 25th Anniversary Edition


Orbital - The End Is Nigh
Paul Weller - Moven' On
Manic Street Preachers - People Give In
Sleaford Mods - Stick In A Five And Go
Spritualized - Here It Come (The Road) Lets Go
Suede - Life Is Golden
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Such A Remarkable Day
Courtney Barnett - Gripping Self Doubt And....
John Grant - Preppy Boy
Thundercat - King Of The Hill
Beirut - Gallipoli
Young Fathers - Border Girl
Broken Bells - Shelter
Julia Holter - Whether
Kurt Vile - One Trick Ponies
The Specials - Vote For Me
Steve Mason - Walking Away From Love
Tom Williams - Early Morning Rain
Mercury Rev - Sermon
Unloved - Love
The Chemical Brothers - MAH
Anna Calvi - Chain
Kathryn Joseph - Weight
Catfish & The Bottlemen - Longshot
Beirut - Landslide
Foals - Exit
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Truce Of Twilight
Panda Bear - Token
Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall
White Denim - Shanalala
Interpol - Fine Mess
Jungle - Casio
Anderson.Paak - King James
The Black Keys - Lo\Hi
The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On
Stealing Sheep - Show Love
Tame Impala - Patience
Fat White Family - Tastes Good With The Money
Hot Chip - Hungry Child
She Drew The Gun - Paradise
Rollin Blackouts C.F. - In The Capital
The Specials - Embarrassed By You
Catfish & The Bottlemen - 2all
James Yorkston - Shallow
Two Door Cinema Club - Talk
Mumford & Sons - Beloved
Vampire Weekend - This Life
Aldous Harding - The Barrel
Big Thief - UFOF
Anderson .Paak - King James
Beck - Saw Lightning
The National - You Had Your Soul With You
Cinematic Orchestra - Zero One/This Fantasy
Karen O & Danger Mouse - Turn The Light
Courtney Barnett - Everybody Here Hates You
Cate Le Bon - Daylight Matters
Foals - In Degrees
White Denim - Small Talk (Feeling Control)
Beirut - When I Die
Panda Bear - Bouys
Kate Tempest - Firesmoke
Ride - Future Love
Sharon Van Etten - No One's Easy To Live
Sleaford Mods - Disclosure
Pottery - The Craft
Bon Iver - Hey, Ma
Hot Chip - Melody Of Love
Gaz Coombes - Salamander
Idles - Mercedes Marxist
Steeling Sheep - Why Haven't I
Tame Impala - Borderline
Pixies - On Geaveyard Hill
Ezra Furman - Calm Down
Jarv Is - Mus I Evolve?
Underworld - Listen To Their No/Soniamode
Bat For Lashes - Kids In The Dark
Metronomy - Salted Caramel Ice Cream
The National - Rylan
Sufjan Stevens - Love Youself
Thom Yorke - Not The News / Dawn Chorus
Aldous Harding - Fixture Picture
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Nineteen Seventeen
Michael Kiwanuka - Money
Frank Turner - Sister Rosa
Africa Express Feat. Gruff Rhys - Johannesburg
Belle & sebastian - Sister Buddha
The Chemical Brothers - Eve Of Destruction
Fat White Family - Fridge Runner
Rosie Lowe - The Way
Bon Iver - Naeem
Black Midi - Ducter
Foals - Black Bull
Ride - Repetition
Anna Calvi - Indies Or Paradise
Belle & sebastian - Sister Buddha
Elbow - Dexter & Sinister
Four Tet - Dreamer
The Murder Capital - Don't Cling To Life
Brittany Howard - Stay High
Gruff Rhys - Pang!
Hot Chip - Spell
Anderson.Paak - Jet Black
Big Thief - Not
Elbow - Empires
Foals - The Runner
The National - Oblivions
Thom Yorke - Traffic
Richard Dawson - Jogging
Kate Tempest - Peoples Faces
Missy Elliott - Throw It Back
Beck - Uneventful Days
The Murder Capital - More Is Less
PJ Harvey - Red Right Hand
Bat For Lashes - Desert Man
Beck - Uneventful Days
Ride - Jump Jet
Michael Kiwanuka - Hero
Tame Impala - It Might Be Time
Angel Olson - What It Is
Elbow - White Noise White Heat
The Murder Capital - More Is Less
Kathryn Joseph - Whole
Graham Coxon - She Knows


Selected Gigs

Michael Chapman
Ryley Walker & Band - Canciled
Willian Tyler
Doves - London
Nick Lowe - Nationwide
Elvis Costello - March 2020