Weekly Release Dump

Friday, 17 January

Absolute Terror Field – Psychospirtual

65:10
free improvisation, noise
Chicago, Illinois
Neutral Archive

Algiers – There Is No Year

39:46
jazz fusion, hip-hop
Atlanta, Georgia
Matador

Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, and Lucas Niggli – Kalan Teban

60:13
world fusion
Zurich, Switzerland
Intakt

¡Fiasco! – Arson

34:29
modern jazz
Washington, D.C.
Independent

Garganjua – Toward the Sun

48:40
doomgaze
Leicester, UK
Holy Roar

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I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XXIII: 3-1

That’s it! This is the best! Those three albums are the absolute crème de la crème! I wouldn’t let any of those three fall down any further on the list. That’s just how intensely good they are, how gratifying to listen to, how aurally cathartic and heavenly gifted. These are my top 3 albums of 2019.

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: Read more

I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XXII: 10-4

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: 619-520

Part XVI: 519-420

Part XVII: 419-334

Part XVIII: 333-221

Part XIX: 220-121

Part XX: 120-21

Part XXI: 20-11

Part XXII: 10-4

10: Car Made of Glass – Every Song Is a Good Song (Montgomery Street)

California’s Car Made of Glass is a peculiar thing indeed. Though it started as a sort of emoviolence, grindcore, and … Read more

I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XXI: 20-11

Engage phase 3! This is the ranked portion of our best of 2019 extravaganza! These are the 20 albums I remember the most fondly, those that resonated the most with me, and of which I keep the most vivid memories. So, let’s begin the last stretch of this comically long journey with numbers 20 through 11!

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: Read more

I Can’t Believe This Is Called Music! Top 2019 Albums of 2019, Part XX: 120-21

Part I: 2019-1920

Part II: 1919-1820

Part III: 1819-1720

Part IV: 1719-1620

Part V: 1619-1520

Part VI: 1519-1420

Part VII: 1419-1320

Part VIII: 1319-1220

Part IX: 1219-1120

Part X: 1119-1020

Part XI: 1019-920

Part XII: 919-820

Part XIII: 819-720

Part XIV: 719-620

Part XV: 619-520

Part XVI: 519-420

Part XVII: 419-334

Part XVIII: 333-221

Part XIX: 220-121

Part XX: 120-21

Maria Faust, Tim Dahl, and Weasel Walter – Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out)

The alto sax, bass, and drums trio made of Faust, Dahl, and Walter aims to bridge Eastern European folk and experimental jazz. Maria Faust’s Estonian heritage … Read more