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2019: so far so good

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2019 so far… Album releases & * ratings (see further on for fresh posts); thanks for pic by Casper Johansson
This is the selections of one person: MCS. I hope they can guide you into enjoying the most modern and innovative music today.
Top 20:-
1. TOOL – Fear Inoculum {*9}
2. The FLAMING LIPS – King’s Mouth: Music And Songs {*9}
3. Sharon VAN ETTEN – Remind Me Tomorrow {*9}
4. The NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights {*9}
5. FONTAINES D.C. – Dogrel {*8}
6. The NATIONAL – I Am Easy To Find {*8}
7. GUIDED BY VOICES – Zeppelin Over China {*8}
8. GUIDED BY VOICES – Warp And Woof {*8}
9. FOALS – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1 {*8}
10. Billie EILISH – When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? {*8}
11. The TWILIGHT SAD – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time {*8}
12. TEMPLES – Hot Motion {*8}
13. THESE NEW PURITANS – Inside The Rose {*8}
14. SLIPKNOT – We Are Not Your Kind {*8}
15. Joe JACKSON – Fool {*8}
16. PANDA BEAR – Buoys {*8}
17. Cate LE BON – Reward {*8}
18. WHITE LIES – Five {*8}
19. DREAM THEATER – Distance Over Time {*8}
20. Richard DAWSON – 2020 {*8}

A-Z artists (the others…)
(ALABAMA SHAKES‘) Brittany HOWARD – Jaime {*8}
The ALARM – Sigma {*6}
Jon ANDERSON – 1000 Hands: Chapter One {*7}
The AVETT BROTHERS – Closer Than Together {*6}
Devendra BANHART – Ma {*8}
BASTILLE – Doom Days {*7}
BAT FOR LASHES – Lost Girls {*8}
BEIRUT – Gallipoli {*7}
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – Days Of The Bagnold Summer (soundtrack) {*7}
BIFFY CLYRO – Balance, Not Symmetry (soundtrack) {*8}
Andrew BIRD – My Finest Work Yet {*7}
The BLACK KEYS – Let’s Rock {*7}
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS – Underdog Heroes {*7}
BLACK STAR RIDERS – Another State Of Grace {*6}
James BLAKE – Assume Form {*7}
BLINK-182 – Nine {*5}
BLOC PARTY – Silent Alarm Live (live) {*6}
BON IVER – i,i {*8}
BRING ME THE HORIZON – Amo {*7}
Ian BROWN – Ripples {*6}
CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Social Cues {*7}
CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE – Years To Burn {*7}
Lewis CAPALDI – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent {*8}
Eliza CARTHY – Restitute {*7}
Nick CAVE And The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen {*8}
Michael CHAPMAN – True North {*7}
CIRCA WAVES – What’s It Like Over There? {*7}
CITY AND COLOUR – A Pill For Loneliness {*6}
Lloyd COLE – Guesswork {*7}
Edwyn COLLINS – Badlea {*8}
(Alice COOPER off-cut) HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES – Rise {*6}
Alice COOPER – Breadcrumbs {*6}
The CRANBERRIES – In The End {*7}
(CREED’s) Scott STAPP – The Space Between The Shadows {*6}
Sheryl CROW – Threads {*7}
Cherie CURRIE & Brie Darling – The Motivator {*5}
Roger DALTREY – The Who’s Tommy Orchestral {*6}
The DARKNESS – Easter Is Cancelled {*7}
Miles DAVIS – Rubberband {*6}
DEERHUNTER – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? {*7}
Lana DEL REY – Norman Fucking Rockwell! {*8}
The DIVINE COMEDY – Office Politics {*7}
Peter DOHERTY & The Puta Madres – Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres {*7}
The DREAM SYNDICATE – These Times {*8}
Steve EARLE & The Jukes – Guy {*7}
ELBOW – Giants Of All Sizes {*8}
(EVERCLEAR‘s) Art ALEXAKIS – Sun Songs {*7}
FAT WHITE FAMILY – Serf’s Up! {*7}
FEEDER – Talulah {*6}
Sam FENDER – Hypersonic Missiles {*8}
FOCUS – Focus 11 {*7}
Peter FRAMPTON Band – All Blues {*6}
Jon FRATELLI – Bright Night Flowers {*7}
Liam GALLAGHER – Why Me? Why Not. {*7}
GANG OF FOUR – Happy Now {*6}
Howe GELB – Gathered {*6}
Thea GILMORE – Small World Turning {*7}
GONG – The Universe Also Collapses {*7}
GOO GOO DOLLS – Miracle Pill {*6}
(GRANDADDY‘s) Jason LYTLE – Arthur King Presents Jason Lytle: Nylon And Juno {*6}
David GRAY – Gold In A Brass Age {*7}
Steve HACKETT – At The Edge Of Light {*8}
Peter HAMMILL – Not Yet Not Now (live) {*6}
PJ HARVEY – All About Eve (soundtrack) {*6}
Richard HAWLEY – Further {*8}
Peter HOOK – New Order’s Technique & Republic {*6}
Jesca HOOP – Stonechild {*7}
HOT CHIP – A Bath Full Of Ecstasy {*7}
HOZIER – Wasteland, Baby! {*7}
IDLEWILD – Interview Music {*7}
(JANE’S ADDICTION’s) Perry FARRELL – Kind Heaven {*6}
Rickie Lee JONES – Kicks {*6}
Damien JURADO – In The Shape Of The Storm {*7}
KAISER CHIEFS – Duck {*6}
KEANE – Cause And Effect {*6}
Dermot KENNEDY – Without Fear {*7}
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Atonement {*7}
KORN – The Nothing {*8}
(Mark KOZELEK’s) SUN KIL MOON – I Also Want To Die In New Orleans {*6}
Mark KOZELEK with PETRA HADEN – Joey Always Smiled {*4}
L7 – Scatter The Rats {*6}
LAMBCHOP – This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) {*6}
Jamie LAWSON – The Years In Between {*6}
The LEMONHEADS – Varshons II {*6}
LIGHTNING DUST – Spectre {*7}
Nils LOFGREN – Blue With Lou {*7}
The LONG RYDERS – Psychedelic Country Soul {*7}
The LUMINEERS – III {*7}
MADONNA – Madame X {*7}
Stephen MALKMUS – Groove Denied {*7}
MARINA – Love + Fear {*7}
Steve MASON – About The Light {*7}
John MAYALL – Nobody Told Me {*7}
MEAT PUPPETS – Dusty Notes {*7}
MERCURY REV – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweet Revisited {*6}
Keb’ MO’ – Oklahoma {*7}
MOBY – Long Ambients 2 {*5}
Aidan MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT – What The Night Bestows Us (live) {*6}
Eddie MONEY – Brand New Day {*5}
The MONOCHROME SET – Fabula Mendax {*8}
James MORRISON – You’re Stronger Than You Know {*7}
MORRISSEY – California Son {*7}
Bob MOULD – Sunshine Rock {*7}
The MOUNTAIN GOATS – In League With Dragons {*7}
Marissa NADLER – Droneflower {*7}
NEW MODEL ARMY – From Here {*8}
NEW ORDER – ∑ (No,12k,Lg,17Mif) So It Goes… (live) {*7}
Willie NELSON – Ride Me Back Home {*6}
OF MONSTERS AND MEN – Fever Dream {*7}
Angel OLSEN – All Mirrors {*8}
(The ONLY ONES’) Peter PERRETT – Humanworld {*7}
OPETH – In Cauda Venenum {*7}
PAPA ROACH – Who Do You Trust? {*6}
Alan PARSONS – The Secret {*6}
PASSENGER – Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All {*6}
PERE UBU – The Long Goodbye {*7}
PIXIES – Beneath The Eyrie {*8}
Iggy POP – Free {*7}
(PORTISHEAD’s) Beth GIBBONS – Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No.3… {*7}
Jessica PRATT – Quiet Signs {*7}
(PRETENDERS‘) Chrissie HYNDE – Valve Bone Woe {*6}
QUEENSRYCHE – The Verdict {*8}
RAMMSTEIN – Rammstein {*8}
Gruff RHYS – Pang! {*7}
RIDE – This Is Not A Safe Place {*8}
Freya RIDINGS – Freya Ridings {*7}
RIVAL SONS – Feral Roots {*8}
Alasdair ROBERTS – The Fiery Margin {*7}
Robbie ROBERTSON – Sinematic {*7}
RUNRIG – The Last Dance (Farewell Concert) {*7}
Kate RUSBY – Philosophers, Poets & Kings {*7}
SANTANA – Africa Speaks {*7}
Jack SAVORETTI – Singing To Strangers {*6}
SAVOY BROWN – City Night {*7}
SAXON – The Eagles Has Landed 40 Live {*7}
Leo SAYER – Selfie {*4}
SEBADOH – Act Surprised {*7}
Ed SHEERAN – No.6 Collaborations Project {*6}
SIMPLE MINDS – Live In The City Of Angels {*8}
Sturgill SIMPSON – Sound & Fury {*7}
(SILVER JEWS off-shoot) PURPLE MOUNTAINS – Purple Mountains {*8}
SLEAFORD MODS – Eton Alive {*7}
SLEATER-KINNEY – The Center Won’t Hold {*7}
SLEEPER – The Modern Age {*7}
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS – How It Feels To Be Lost {*6}
(SLOWDIVE off-shoot) The SOFT CAVALRY – The Soft Cavalry {*7}
(SMOG’s) Bill CALLAHAN – Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest {*8}
SNOOP DOGG – I Wanna Thank Me {*7}
SOAK – Grim Town {*7}
SOFT CELL – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (live) {*8}
SON VOLT – Union {*7}
SOUNDGARDEN – Live From The Artists Den (live) {*7}
The SPECIALS – Encore {*8}
Bruce SPRINGSTEEN – Western Stars {*7}
(STARSAILOR’s) James WALSH – Tiger On The Bridge {*7}
STATUS QUO – Backbone {*6}
STEELEYE SPAN – Est’d 1969 {*7}
STING – My Songs {*5}
(The STROKES‘ offshoot) CRX – Peek {*6}
SUM 41 – Order In Decline {*8}
SWERVEDRIVER – Future Ruins {*7}
(TALK TALK’s) RUSTIN MAN – Drift Code {*8}
The TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream {*8}
THUNDER – Please Remain Seated {*7}
Robin TROWER – Coming Closer To The Day {*7}
Frank TURNER – No Man’s Land {*7}
Nik TURNER – The Final Frontier {*7}
Jeff TWEEDY – Warmer {*6}
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – False Alarm {*7}
UB40 – For The Many {*6}
U.K. SUBS – Subversions II {*6}
The UNTHANKS – Lines: Parts One, Two & Three {*7}
VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Father Of The Bride {*8}
VANGELIS – Nocturne: The Piano Album {*6}
VIOLENT FEMMES – Hotel Last Resort {*7}
Tom WALKER – What A Time To Be Alive {*7}
The WATERBOYS – Where The Action Is {*7}
Jane WEAVER – Loops In The Secret Society {*7}
The WEDDING PRESENT – Live 2017 (Part 2) (live) {*6}
WEEZER – Weezer “Teal Album” {*4}
WEEZER – Weezer “Black Album” {*7}
Paul WELLER – Other Aspects: Live At The Royal Festival Hall {*7}
(Jack WHITE’s) The RACONTEURS – Help Us Stranger {*8}
WHITE DENIM – Side Effects {*7}
WHITESNAKE – Flesh & Blood {*7}
WILCO – Ode To Joy {*7}
(YEAH YEAH YEAH’s) Karen O – Lux Prima {*8}
YES – 50 Live (live) {*7}
Thom YORKE – Anima {*7}
James YORKSTON – The Route To The Harmonium {*8}
Jesse Colin YOUNG – Dreamers {*7}

Stop Press: new posts from July 2019 onwards:-
BADLY DRAWN BOY
BANGLES
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
Mike BLOOMFIELD
The BLUES PROJECT
BRINSLEY SCHWARZ
Sandy BULL
Paul BUTTERFIELD
Lewis CAPALDI
CHICKEN SHACK
Gerry CINNAMON
CIRCA WAVES
Betty DAVIS
DOVES
The DREAM SYNDICATE
Billie EILISH
The ELECTRIC FLAG
Sam FENDER
FEVER TREE
The FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS
FOGHAT
FONTAINES D.C.
The FREE DESIGN
The GO-GO’S
GRANDADDY
GREEN ON RED
GREENSLADE
Tom GRENNAN
GRIZZLY BEAR
ICE CUBE
ICE-T
IDLES
Joe JACKSON
JAMIROQUAI
JAY-Z
Dermot KENNEDY
KOOL & THE GANG
Al KOOPER
Kris KRISTOFFERSON
L7
LIGHTNING DUST
LIVE
The LONG RYDERS
Nick LOWE
MINISTRY
MOBY
MOBY GRAPE
Eddie MONEY
James MORRISON
MUD
MUNGO JERRY
Willie NELSON
The NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
OPETH
Gilbert O’SULLIVAN
PINK FAIRIES
POCO
Alan PRICE
Maddy PRIOR
RAG’N’BONE MAN
The RAIN PARADE
Chris REA
Freya RIDINGS
Minnie RIPERTON
RIVAL SONS
SAVOY BROWN
Leo SAYER
SILVER JEWS
SLINT
SLOWDIVE
SPARKLEHORSE
SPIN DOCTORS
STORMZY
SUM 41
TEMPLES
David THOMAS
TRAIN
TRICKY
The TWILIGHT SAD
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
Melvin VAN PEEBLES
Tom WALKER
Jane WEAVER
Link WRAY
YOUNG FATHERS
Warren ZEVON
The ZUTONS
note: to access all press Q on bar and type in artist’s name; try other artists also (there are around 2,000 available).

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