Staff Best Of 2019 Lists

As 2018 comes to a close, the staff would like to share the music and gift items that made an impression on them this year. See what made your own list, and maybe find something new to check out.

Tom 

Minneapolis 

1. Ludovico Einaudi - Seven Days Walking (7 CD box set or any of the single/day CDs)

2. Moon Duo - Stars Are The Light 

3. Hayden Pedigo - Valley Of The Sun 

4. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi - There Is No Other 

5. Tyler Childers - Country Squire 

6. Follakziod -

7. Donna Grantis - Diamonds & Dynamite 

8. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisted 

9. Charlie Parr - Charlie Parr 

10. Joe Henry - Gospel According To Water

Luke

Minneapolis 

Anthony Naples - Fog FM/ Take Me With You 

Baxter Dury - B.E.D. 

VA Numero - You’re Not From Around Here 

She Passed Away - Reissues 

Hiro Kone - A Fossil Begins To Bray 

Orville Peck - Pony 

Laurel Halo - DJ Kicks 

Boy Harsher - Country Girl EP/Careful 

Kim Gordon - No Home 

Mega Bog - Dolphine

Jacob 

Minneapolis 

Top 10 Albums 

Vanishing Twin - The Age of Immunology 

Chris Cohen - Chris Cohen 

Crumb - Jinx 

Kazu - Adult Baby 

Cate Le Bon - Reward 

These New Puritans - Inside the Rose 

King Midas Sound - Solitude 

Death and Vanilla - Are You a Dreamer? 

Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury 

Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne 

Top 10 Reissues 

Stereolab - Dots and Loops 

Duster - Stratosphere 

Cocteau Twins - Four-Calendar Cafe 

Insides - Euphoria 

Massive Attack - Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part 2 

R.E.M. - Monster 

Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded 

GAS - Pop 

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season 

Chicago Odense Ensemble - Chicago Odense Ensemble 

Sarah 

Minneapolis 

Swans - leaving meaning. 

Kim Gordon - No Home Record 

Carter Tutti Void - Triumvirate 

Thom Yorke - Anima 

Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation 

Moon Diagrams - Trappy Bats 

Félicia Atkinson - The Flower and the Vessel 

Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love 

Black Midi - Schlagenheim 

Cate Le Bon - Reward 

Cris 

Duluth 

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow 

Korn – The Nothing 

Chelsea Wolfe – The Birth of Violence 

Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive 

DIIV – Deceiver 

The Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery 

Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror 

Amyl and the Sniffers – Amyl and the Sniffers 

The Fat White Family – Serfs Up! 

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana 

Billy 

Duluth 

Orville Peck - Pony 

PUP - Morbid Stuff 

FIDLAR - Almost Free 

The Menzingers - Hello Exile 

Sum 41 - Order In Decline 

Cokie The Clown - You’re Welcome 

Oliver Tree - Do You Feel Me? 

Post Malone - Hollywood’s 

Bleeding 

Clinic - Wheeltappers and Shunters 

BLARF - Cease & Desist 

Kendall 

Minneapolis 

1. Nivhek - After its own death/ Walking in a spiral towards the house 

2. The Comet Is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery 

3. Boy Harsher - Careful 

4. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

5. Faye Webster - Atlanta 

Millionaires Club 

6. Dua Saleh - Nūr 

7. Swans - leaving meaning. 

8. Alberich - Quantized Angel 

9. Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation 

10. Pharmakon - Devour 

Abbi 

Duluth 

1. Dope Lemon - Smooth Big Cat 

2. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 

3. Motley Crue -The Dirt Soundtrack 

4. Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence 

5. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You 

6. Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis 

7. Big Thief - U.F.O.F 

8. Clinic - Wheeltappers and Shunters 

9. Clipping - There Existed An Addiction to Blood 

10. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 

Emily 

Minneapolis 

1. Tyler, the Creator - Igor 

2. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 

3. Charli XCX - Charli 

4. Julia Jacklin - Crushing 

5. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 

6.Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI 

7. Carly Rae Jepson - Dedicated 

8. Toro y Moi - Outer Peace 

9. Velvet Negroni - Neon Brown 

10.Cate le Bon - Reward

Mady 

Duluth 

1. Clinic – Wheeltappers and Shunters 

2. Various artists – Self Discovery for Social Survival 

3.Thom Yorke – Anima 

4. Sneaks – Highway Hypnosis 

5. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors 

6. Dope Lemon – Smooth Big Cat 

7. Various artists – Late Night 

Tales: Floating Points 

8. Clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood 

9. Combo Chimbita – Ahomale 

10. Metronomy – Metronomy Forever 

Brant 

Minneapolis 

1. South of Reality - Claypool Lennon Delirium 

2. American Love Call - Durand Jones & The Indications 

3. Intermodal Blues - Michael Rossetto 

4. Charlie Parr - Charlie Parr 

5. Rachael & Vilray - Rachael Price & Vilray 

6. Walk Through Fire - Yola 

7. Any Human Friend - Marika Hackman 

8. Signs - Tedeschi Trucks Band 

9.Full Circle & Then Some - Trigger Hippy 

10.Canterbury Girls - Lily & Madeleine 

David (Chilly) 

Minneapolis 

10. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettavolution 

9. Indubious - Beleaf 

8. Pepper – Local Motion 

7. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Stay Human Vol. II 

6. Brittany Howard - Jaime 

5. 311 - VOYAGER 

4. Cas Haley – Lessons & Blessings 

3. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 

2. Satsang - Kulture 

1. Stick Figure – World On Fire 

Will 

Minneapolis 

1. Eliabeth Colour Wheel - Novebo 

2. Lingua Ignota - Caligula 

3. Horse Jumper Of Love - So Divine 

4. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy! 

5. Carla Dal Forno - Look Up Sharp 

6. The Body - Remixed 

7. Xiu Xiu - Girl With Basket Of Fruit 

8. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountians 

9. Girl Band - The Talkies 

10. The Quiet Temple - The Quiet Temple 

Jocie 

Duluth 

Tempers - Private Life 

2. Methyl Ethel - Triage 

3. Vivian Girls - Memory 

4. Boy Harsher - Careful 

5. Cate Le Bon - Reward 

6. Sandy (Alex G) - House Of 

Sugar 

7. Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima 

8. Swans - Leaving Meaving 

9. Girlpool - What Chaos Is Imaginary 

10. Ada Lea - What We Say In Private 

Evan 

Minneapolis 

Doja Cat - Hot Pink 

Danny Brown - uknowhatimsaying? 

FKA Twigs - Magdelene 

Charli XCX - Charli 

Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY! 

Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? 

Tyler, The Creator - IGOR 

Foals - Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost 

Solange - When I Get Home 

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind 

Jon Jon 

Minneapolis 

1. FKA twigs - Mary Magdalene 

2. Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet 

3. Kelsey Lu - Blood 

4. Thom Yoke - Anima 

5. Flying Lotus - Flamagra 

6. Lady Midnight - Death Before Mourning 

7. The Comet Is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery 

8. Solange - When I Get Home 

9. Vagabon - Vagabon 

10. Dua Saleh - Nur 

Reissues 

1. John Coltrane - Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings 

2. The Roots - Things Fall Apart 

3. Tina Brooks - Minor Move 

4. Prince - 1999 

5. Marvin Gaye - Your The Man 

6. Eric Dolphy - Musical Prophet :The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions 

7. Stereolab -Mars Audiac Quintet /Dots And Loops/ Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night 

8. Massive Attack - Mezzanine 

9. Curtis Mayfield - Keeping On Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums , 1970-1974 

10. Cold Front - Beyond The Beat 

Chelsea 

Minneapolis 

Music: 

1. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

2. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 

3. FKA Twigs - MAGDALENE 

4. Cate Le Bon - Reward 

5. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow 

6. Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima 

7. AURORA - A Different Kind Of Human(Step II) 

8. Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready 

9. Ex Hex - It’s Real 

10. Kelsey Lu - Blood 

Gifts: 

1. Honey Belle crystal facial rollers 

2. Broken Top candles 

3. 4ocean beaded bracelets 

4.Vixed banana bread mix 

5. Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy(book) 

6. Electric Fetus blue and orange pom beanie 

7. Frida Kahlo pillow 

8.See And Be Seen clothing 

9. New Phone, Who Dis? game 

10. Ambrosia fragrance oil 

Corinne 

Minneapolis 

1. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

2. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel 

3. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE 

4. Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe 

5. Yola - Walk Through Fire 

6. Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings 

7. Toro Y Moi - Outer Peace 

8. Prince - Originals 

9. Orville Peck - Pony 

10. Night Moves - Can You Really Find Me 

Millie 

Minneapolis 

1. Girl Band- Talkies 

2. Holly Herndon - Proto 

3. Black Midi- Schlagenheim 

4. Big Thief- Two Hands 

5. Angel Bat Dawid- Oracle 

6. Cate le Bon- Reward 

7. Carla Dal Forno- Look up sharp 

8. Froth- Duress 

9. Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky- Droneflower 

10. Nivhek- After its own death/ Walking in a spiral towards the house 

Orion 

Minneapolis 

Cate Le Bon - Reward 

Uranium Club - Cosmo Cleaners: The Higher Calling of Business Provocateurs 

Angel Olsen - All Mirror 

Nivhek - After Its Own Death/ Walking In a Spiral Towards the House 

Shannon Lay - August 

Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 

Omni - Networker 

Girl Band - The Talkies 

Oh Sees - Face Stabber 

Clinic - Wheeltappers & Shunters 

Top Reissues 

Stereolab - All of ‘em 

Mort Garson - Mother Earth’s Plantasia 

David Bowie - Space Oddity 

Mikey Young - You Feelin’ Me? 

Devo - Turn Around 

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto 

The Kinks - Arthur 

Crass - Penis Envy 

Thee Oh Sees - Cool Death of Island Raiders 

Insides - Euphoria 

Jordan 

Minneapolis 

Music: 

1. Big Thief – U.F.O.F. 

2. The Japanese House– Good At Falling 

3. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising 

4. Faye Webster – Atlanta Millionaires 

5. Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow 

6. Sasami - Sasami 

7. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy! 

8. Empath– Active Listening: Night On Earth 

9. Caroline Polachek – Pang 

10. Floating Points – Crush 

Gift Dept: 

1. Finger Hands 

2. Flexible Roll-Up Piano 

3. CBD Bath Bomb 

4. Woodchuck Real Wood Journal 

5. Olivina Mountain Sage Deodorant 

6. Vixed Banana Bread 

7. Seeking Balance Relax Candle 

8. E.F. Orange/Blue Pom Beanie 

9. Adam Turman Boundary Water Puzzle 

10. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty 

Drew 

Minneapolis 

Blood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human Race 

Darkthrone - Old Star 

Sanguine Eagle - Storm Mysticism 

Sanguine Eagle - Shores Of Avarice 

Mystifier - Prognoti Mavri Magiki Dynasteia 

Profanatica - Rotting Incarnation Of God 

False - Portent 

Exhumed - Horror 

Diocletian - Amongst the Flames of a Burning God 

Vastum - Orificial Purge 

Jane 

Minneapolis 

Glorious Sons - A War in Everything 

The Beaches - The Professional 

The Dirty Nil - Master Volume (Deluxe Edition) 

Eagles of Death Metal - The Best Songs We Never Wrote 

LIZZO - Cuz I Love You 

Tool - Fear Inoculum 

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind 

The Doors - The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary) 

Weezer - Black Album 

Danny Brown - uknowwhatinsayin¿ 

Brett 

Minneapolis 

1. Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA 

2. Levitation Room - Headspace 

3. L’Epee - Diabolique 

4. the Comet is Coming - the Afterlife 

5. Moon Duo - Stars are the Light 

6. Josefin Ohrn - the Liberation 

7. Proper Ornaments - Six Lenins 

8. Sharon Van Etton - Remind Me Tomorrow 

9. TR/ST - the Destroyer 2 

10. Quiet Temple - the Quiet Temple 

Patrick 

Minneapolis 

1. Cate Le Bon - Reward 

2. Crumb - Jinx 

3. Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile 

4. Steve Lacy - Apollo XII 

5. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

6. Metronomy - Metronomy Forever 

7. The Comet Is Coming - The Afterlife 

8. Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club 

9. Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness 

10. Toro y Moi - Outer Peace 

Phil 

Minneapolis 

The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor 

Cate LeBon - Reward 

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 

The Monochrome Set - Fabula Mendax 

Kacy & Clayton - Carrying On 

Shana Cleveland - Night of the Worm Moon 

Belle & Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer 

Rustin Man - Drift Mode 

Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man 

Sam Phillips - World On Sticks 

Reissues 

Gene Clark - No Other 

The Beatles - The Singles Collection 

Bob Dylan - The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recording 

The Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC) - 25 O’Clock & Psonic Psunspot 

Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Keeping On: Studio Album 1970-1974 

Reigning Sound - Abdication... For Your Love 

Fred Neil - Fred Neil 

Marvin Gaye - You’re The Man 

Jane Weaver - Loop In The Secret Society 

R. Stevie Moore - Afterlife 

Max 

Minneapolis 

Top Ten Music: 

1. Dua Saleh - Nūr 

2. Velvet Negroni - Neon Brown 

3. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy! 

4. Jay Som - Anak Ko 

5. FKA Twigs - Magdalene 

6. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising 

7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana 

8. Young Nudy & Pi’erre Bourne - Sli’merre 

9. Charli XCX - Charli 

10. The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery 

Top 10 Reissues: 

1. V/A - Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 

2. Duster - Capsule Losing Contact 

3. Makoto Terashita Meets Harold Land - Topology 

4. Barbara Howard - On The Rise 

5. V/A - Time For Peace Is Now (Gospel Music About Us) 

6. Andrew Hill - Black Fire 

7. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys 

8. Miyasaka +5 - Animal’s Garden 

9. Mort Garson - Plantasia 

10. Sam Rivers - Contours 

Chad 

Minneapolis 

1. Modern Nature - How To Live 

2. Rails - Cancel The Sun 

3. Big Thief - Two Hands 

4. William Tyler - Goes West 

5. Bedouine - Bird Songs of a Kill Joy 

6. Joan Shelley - Like the River Loves the Sea 

7. Mega Bog - Dolphine 

8. Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest 

9. Minami Deutsch - With Dim Light 

10. Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo 

Malachy 

Duluth 

1. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Later 

2. Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain 

3. Big Thief - U.F.O.F 

4. Fontaines D.C.- Dogrel 

5. Little Simz - Grey Area 

6. Ian Noe - Between The Country 

7. Nérija - Blume 

8. Dehd - Water 

9. Tim Hecker - Anoyo 

10. Big Thief - Two Hands 

Brad 

Minneapolis 

Mayra Andrade - Manga 

Nerija - Blume 

Black Pumas - Black Pumas 

Blood Orange - Angel’s Pulse 

Nella - Voy 

Theo Croker - Star People Nation 

Tom Harrell - Infinity 

Chrissie Hynde - Valve Bone Woe 

Roberto Fonseca - Yesun 

Kokoroko - Kokoroko 

Reissues 

Tina Brooks - Minor Move 

David Bowie - Space Oddity 

Everything But The Girl - Amplified Heart 

Woody Shaw Quintet - Basel 1980 

Gene Clark - No Other 

Lloyd McNeill - Treasures 

Nelson Angelo e Joyce - Neslon Angelo e Joyce 

Popol Vuh - Einsjäger & Siebenjäger 

Paul 

Minneapolis 

1. Meat Puppets - Dusty Notes 

2. Jesca Hoop - Stonechild 

3. New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights 

4. Paranoyds - Carnage Bargain 

5. Black Midi - Schlagenheim 

6. Sacred Paws - Run Around the Sun 

7. Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality 

8. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel 

9 Scrunchies - Stunner 

10. R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Reissue) 

Kara 

Minneapolis 

Feeding Leroy - Love Is A Gamble 

Galactic - Already Ready 

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors 

Kind Country - Hard Times 

Rodreigo Y Gabriela - Mettavolution 

Anderson Pak - Ventura 

Ginstrings - Size Of Tour Shadow 

Khruangbin - Con To De Al Mundo 

Trample By Turtles - Life Is Good On The Road 

Neil Young - Colorado 

Top Gifts: 

PAX3 

Broken Top Candle Co 

Michael Brawer Electric Fetus Print 

The Witches Book Of Self Care 

Protest Stencil Tool Kit 

Chinook Book 

Macromay Plant Hanger 

2020 Wild Women Calendar 

Dronken Botantist Book 

Geode 

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