Best Of: March 2019

April 1st, 2019

Holy hell this has been a month for new records. Still a few albums to sink my teeth into (see below), but for now, here's everything I made my way through in March.

Before I get there, an addition to February’s list -- adding Gary Clark Jr.’s feature-length “This Land” in at #3 with a score of 8.9. A big fan of the singles, I was not disappointed by the record, and would firmly recommend!

And, March (standouts in bold):

#1: The Worn Flints - Gloria Avenue (9)

(I had to make another post to review this one since it was a bit too long to post in the middle of the list. This is an outstanding record.)

#2: Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 (8.7)

#3: Stella Donnelly - Beware the Dogs (8.5)

#4: Jenny Lewis - On The Line (8.0) *

#5: American Football - LP3 (7.9)

#6: Potty Mouth - Snafu (7.7)

#7: billie eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (7.6)

#8: Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima (7.5)

#9: White Denim - Side Effects (7)

#10: Helando Negro - This is How You Smile (6.7)

#11: Hand Habits - placeholder (6.5)

#12: Spice Boys - Speed 2 [EP] (6.5)

#13: Wallows - Nothing Happens (6.5)

#14: Sun Kil Moon - I Also Want to Die in New Orleans (6.5)

#15: Flume - Hi This Is Flume [EP] (6.4) *

#16: SASAMI - s/t (6.3)

#17: The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way (6.3)

#18: Hozier - Wasteland, Baby! (6.3)

#19: Flora Cash - PRESS [EP] (6)

#20: Royal Trux - White Stuff (5.9)

#21: Sundara Karma - Ulfilas’ Alphabet (5.5)

#22: POND - Tasmania (5)

#23 Weezer - s/t (Black Album) (5)

#24: Sigrid - Sucker Punch (4)

#25: The Maine - You Are OK (3.5) *

#26: Dido - Still on My Mind (3)

#27: The Strumbellas - Rattlesnake (3)

 

* denotes late additions.

 

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Records I missed, but may circle back to before July 1st:

  • The Japanese House - Good at Falling
  • Strand of Oaks - Eraserland
  • Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
  • Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied

 

What else should I hear? Let me know! grayson@cd1025.com

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