15 years ago, when I started doing an annual 200 strong favourite tracks of the year list , I’d spend months writing reviews for each and every tune. I don’t have that kind of time anymore but thankfully 2019’s bumper crop of musical delights stand quite happily on their own, sans my waffle.

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(TOP 200 TRACKS OF 2019)



101.Too Much'Patent Leather'

102.etana'Rock My Body'


104.Brother Culture'Selassie Historical'

105.Natty x Mala XX Benjamin ZephaniahWord & Sound

106.Black Midi'Talking Heads'

107.Tanya Tucker'Bring My Flowers Now'

108.The Little Shadows'Time For Peace'

One of many highlights from Luaka Bops ‘World Spirituality Classics 2’ compilation of lost gospel gems from the 70s. These undeniably soulful, passionate, and urgent songs from obscure 45’s, dug up from a long dormancy in attics, sheds and crates across the American south, are a subset of seventies-era gospel, focusing not on Jesus or God, but instead on ourselves, and how we exist with each other.

109.Aldous Harding'The Barrel'

110.Kano'Class of Deja (feat. D Double E & Ghetts)' / 'Free Years Later' / 'Trouble'

111.The 100 Knights Orchestra'Soul Fugue'

112.Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble'The Colors That You Bring'

113.The Murder Capital'Green & Blue'

114.Khruangbin'Mary Always'

115.LCSM (Likwid Continual Space Motion)'Earthbound'

116.Swim Deep'To Feel Good'

117.AceMo'Where They At??? (ft. John FM)'

118.Stella Donnelly'Old Man'

119.James Massiah'Natural Born Killers (Ride for Me)'

120.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley'Who Made Your Body Like Dat'

121.Logic'Homicide (feat. Eminem)'


123.YBN Cordae'Broke As Fuck' / 'Have Mercy'

124.Working Men's Club'Bad Blood'

125.BADDA GENERAL'Sicka Dan Di Average'

126.Kevin Morby'Nothing Sacred / All Things Wild'

127.Flowdan'Bob Marley (Wrongtom's Tuff Wrong Remix)' / 'Welcome to London'

128.Marika Hackman'all night'

129.Vampire Weekend'Harmony Hall' / '2021'

130.Sleater-Kinney'The Dog / The Body'

131.Psychedelic Porn Crumpets'Bill's Mandolin'

132.King Midas Sound'You Disappear'

133.Islam Chipsy'EL DAYNASOUR (feat. EEK)'

134.Loyle Carner'Loose Ends (feat. Jorja Smith)'


136.Michael Kiwanuka'Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)'

137.Danny Brown'Dirty Laundry'

138.Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy'Zawaj زواج.'

139.Jaimie Branch'nuevo roquero estÈreo'

140.Kornél Kovács'Marathon'

141.Local Artist'Touch Tone'

142.Leila Samir'Anxiety'

143.DJ Plead'Salt and Pepper'

144.Aurora Halal.'Eternal Blue (Wata Igarashi Crossing Remix)'

145.Bella Boo'Do The Right Thing (feat. Axel Boman) (Original mix)'

146.Spike Fuck'Junkie Logic'

147.Kaleta & Super Yamba Band'MËdaho'

148.Petter Eldh & Koma Saxo'Fanfare for Komarum'

149.FKA twigs'Cellophane'

150.Caroline Polachek'So Hot You're Hurting My Feeling'