Albums Of The Year 2019  – numbers 51 to 200Albums Of The Year 2019 – numbers 51 to 200

as chosen by writers & contributors to Louderthanwar – website

Compiling the Albums of the Year has become near impossible task with more than twenty contributors picking a completely different ten albums with barely any crossover… (Because so many different genres are covered and because we are scattered all over the UK and beyond). So these 150 odd are not in-order, and I’ve not even numbered them.  They are all number 51 if you like. 

The Top 50 will come later …. they are based on multiple votes and points – but all of the following are recommended by at least one of the Louder Than War Website ‘family’ of contributors.   Highlighted ones link to the LTW review…. to begin with, but seek out the rest yourselves x 

51# joint

Thom Yorke: Anima

Cosey Fanni Tutti: Tutti

Fka Twigs : Magdalene

Yola  : Walk Through Fire

William Doyle : Your Wilderness Revisited

Fat White Family:  Serfs Up

Richard Hawley – Further

Electrajets- Transatlantic Tales

Petrol Girls: Cut and Stitch

Active Slaughter:  Set The World Alight

Warmduscher: Tainted Lunch

Brix & The Extricated – Super Blood Wolf Moon

Queen Zee –  Queen Zee

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Band of Holy Joy – Neon Primitives  

Self Esteem – Compliments Please

Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons

Def Robot – What Manchester Thinks Today, The World Does Tomorrow.

Def Robot – Sabbatical 

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind – CollectiV

Earth Tongue: Floating Being

The Elevator Mood – The Elevator Mood 

Xqui :  Elemental

The Melamine Division Plates – Novosibirsk

Comet Gain: Fireraisers Forever!

Alternative TV: Primitive Emotions

Tensheds: Deathrow Disco

Iggy Pop: Free

Trupa Trupa – Of The Sun

The Reverse Cowgirls : Bag O’ Bones 

Daniel O’ Sullivan: Folly

Bad Breeding : Exiled 

no-man – Love You To Bits

Lingua Nada – Dijnn

Kicked In The Teeth – Kicked In The Teeth

City Miles – Social Upheaval

Husky Loops :  I Can’t Even Speak English

Emptifish :  Sonic Love

Shot Balowski – Shot Balowski

Domiciles – This is Not a Zen Garden 

Jeffrey Lewis and the Voltage -Bad Wiring

Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

Austerity – Anarcho Punk Dance Party

Wilco  – Ode to Joy

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life – Don’t Turn Away

Psychotic Monks – Private Meaning First

Lingua Ignota – Caligua

Gazel – Gazel’s Book Of Souls

Plastic Mermaids :  Suddenly Everyone Explodes

The Lovely Basement – Just Because You Can 

Behavior – Spirits & Embellishments

Föllakzoid – I

Fabienne Delsol – Four

Kerosene – Circadian

Camille O’ Sullivan -Camille O’Sullivan sings Nick Cave live

Anna of the North – Dream Girl

Mica Levi: Monos

Aniiml  – Oh Awe

Charli XCX –  Charli

Assassin Of Sound: Earth Suite

Modern Nature – How To Live

Matmos: Plastic Anniversary

Flesh Tetris- Wrong Kind of Adults

Equinox   Correction

Paul Den Heyer- Everything So Far

The Amazons – Future Dust

Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations Light Up In ‘The Discredited Language of Angels’

Rosalie Cunningham – Rosalie Cunningham

Elizabeth Joan Kelly – Farewell, Doomed Planet

Whettman Chelmets  – Long Read Memories

Fader –  In Shadow

Park Jiha  – Philos

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry  – Heavy Rain

Vukovar  – Cremator

Palavas  – Played

Ifriqiyya Electrique Laylet el Booree

Moor Mother:  Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes

Test Dept : Disturbance

Snekhoose – Oscar Pray For Oscar The Dog

Four Candles – Nettle Rash

Snakerattlers   All Heads Will Roll 

Hot Sauce Pony – Hot Sauce Pony

Repo Man -I Can Live With It If You Can, Son

Hawkwind – All Aboard The Skylark.

The Rhythm Method : How Would you know I was Lonely ?

Grace Lightman : Silver Easter

Life : A Picture Of Good Health

When Young : Reasons to Dream

Hope – Hope

Spearmint – Are You from the Future? (HitBack)

Bikini Bottoms – Bikiniland (Mental Records)

Rev Magnetic – Versus Universe (Rock Action)

The Co-Operators And Friends – Rhythms From the Kitchen Sink

One Eyed Wayne – Saucy Postcards, Super Creeps

Anton Barbeau – Berliner Grotesk

The Armoires – Zibaldone

Hand And Leg – Lust In Peace

Hildur Guonadottir: Joker OST

Sarathy Korwar: More Arriving

Active Minds – Religion is Nonsense

Grade 2 – Graveyard Island

King of Pigs – Hunger Filth Fear Death

Virus – Pathogens

Subvision- Subvision

The Sweet Things –  In Borrowed Shoes, On Borrowed Time 

Heightened Senses – The Cathode Ray (Stereogram Recording

Frank Carter – End Of Suffering

The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The Time

St Pierre Snake Invasion – Caprice Enchanté

Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt. 1

Honeyblood – In Plain Sight

The Regrettes – How Do You L

Hatchie – Keepsake

Ioanna Gika – Thalassa

Siobhan Wilson – The Departure

Billie Eilish – When we fall asleep where do we go?

Iamthemorning – The Bell

Evan Carson – Ocipinski

The Blackheart Orchestra – Mesmeranto

Loscil – Equivalents

De Staat – Bubble Gum

Snapped Ankles – Stunning Luxury

Lamb – The Secret Of Letting Go

Witch Of The East – Queen of Insecurity

Sebadoh – Act Surprised

Clipping – There was an addiction to blood

Strange Unit – Stage Unit

Rainbow Grave – No You

Saul Williams – Encrypted & Vulnerable

The Wonder Stuff – Better Being Lucky

False Idols – Brainfreeze

The Scaners – II

The Embrooks – We Who Are

The Briefs – Platinum Rats

Iguana Death Cult – Nude Casino

Mano McLaughlin – Then Lightning

King Salami & The Cumberland 3 – Kiss My Ring

Weird Omen – Surrealistic Feast

PF2 – Pill Fangs

Crush – Floating Points

Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs 

House of Sugar – (Sandy) Alex G

Miss Universe – Nilufer Yanya

Cate Le Bon -Reward

Michael Monroe – One Man Gang

Jesse Malin – Sunset Kids

David J – Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure

Ezra Furman – Twelve Nudes

Desparate Journalist – In Search Of The Miraculous

Pixies – Beneath The Eyrie

Stray Cats – 40

Gruff Rhys – Pang!

The Claim – New Industrial Ballads

Melby – None of This Makes Me Worry

The Hare and Hoofe – The Hare and Hoofe

Paul Den Heyer- Everything So F

Papernut Cambridge – Nutlets 2 (1978-2001)

Emily Fairlight – Mother of Gloom

Theatre Royal – Singles 2010-18

GospelbeacH- Let it Burn

Dragon welding- Dragon Welding

Vinny Peculiar – While You Still Can.

Dream Nails  -Take Up Space

Personal Best – What You At

Mavis Staples – We Get By

Otoboke Beaver –  Itekoma Hits

Am I Dead Yet?  -Am I Dead Yet?

The Fallen Leaves – Minimum/ Maximum 


Compiled by Ged Babey 

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


  1. Wow! 2 DEF ROBOT albums and a KEROSENE album!
    So pleased and grateful right now!
    Big thanks to all that voted.
    It’s an honour to be amongst great artists.
    Bring on 2020 and the live shows!


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