50 Random Albums: A 2019 Music Retrospective

Welcome to the Roaring 20’s!!

Now is the time to find out how I spent 2019, music-wise.

In 2019 I added 50 new albums to my library. I witnessed 47 concerts (or the greater number of 91 music sets). I also wrote reviews for 36 concerts for the blog about DC! Check out the reviews here.

Top Albums Listened to in 2019*

  1. ‘Father of the Bride’ by Vampire Weekend
  2. ‘Fever Dream’ by Of Monsters and Men
  3. ‘Any Random Kindness’ by HÆLOS
  4. ‘I Am Easy to Find’ by The National
  5. ‘On the Line’ by Jenny Lewis
  6. ‘Good at Falling’ by The Japanese House
  7. ‘Amidst the Chaos’ by Sara Bareilles
  8. ‘Hell-On’ by Neko Case
  9. ‘The Balance’ by Catfish and the Bottlemen
  10. ‘When My Heart Felt Volcanic’ by The Aces
Honorable mentions:
  • ‘Love + Fear’ by MARINA
  • ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ by Arctic Monkeys
  • ‘Baby Teeth’ by Dizzy
*Does not have to have been released in 2019.

Bonus #1: Top Concerts of 2019

  1. Sara Bareilles @ The Anthem (11/20/19)
  2. Broods @ Fillmore Silver Spring (4/20/19)
  3. HÆLOS @ U Street Music Hall (4/6/19)
  4. Mandolin Orange @ Lincoln Theatre (11/14/19)
  5. Titus Andronicus @ L’Escogriffe Bar (Montreal) (10/27/19)
  6. Of Monsters and Men @ The Anthem (9/4/19)
  7. Phantogram @ The Anthem (9/6/19)
  8. Gogol Bordello @ Rams Head Live (3/22/19)
  9. Metric @ Fillmore Silver Spring (2/15/19)
  10. MARINA @ The Anthem (9/18/19)
Honorable mentions:
  • Daddy Long Legs @ Hill Country Live DC (6/22/19)
  • The Wild Reeds @ U Street Music Hall (4/16/19)
  • Jade Bird @ 9:30 Club (9/28/19)
  • Deep Sea Diver @ 9:30 Club (10/2/19)
  • The Joy Formidable @ Rock and Roll Hotel (11/29/19)
* Highlighted in blue are concerts I wrote about.

Bonus #2: Most Listened to Songs in 2019 (According to iTunes)

  1. ‘Harmony Hall’ by Vampire Weekend (31)
  2. ‘Swim’ by Dizzy
  3. ‘Fire’ by Sara Bareilles
  4. ‘Stuck’ by The Aces
  5. ‘Something Good’ by Dead Sara
  6. ‘Maybe You’re the Reason’ by The Japanese House
  7. ‘In Time’ by Dizzy
  8. ‘Bad Love’ by The Aces
  9. ‘This Life’ by Vampire Weekend
  10. ‘Alligator’ by Of Monsters and Men
  11. ‘Wild Roses’ by Of Monsters and Men
  12. ‘Sleepwalker’ by Of Monsters and Men
  13. ‘Stay’ by The Aces
  14. ‘We Talk all the Time’ by The Japanese House
  15. ‘i saw you in a dream’ by The Japanese House
  16. ‘Maria Tambien’ by Khruangbin
  17. ‘Ahay’ by Of Monsters and Men
  18. ‘Róróró’ by Of Monsters and Men
  19. ‘Waiting for the Snow’ by Of Monsters and Men
  20. ‘Vulture, Vulture’ by Of Monsters and Men
  21. ‘Stuck in Gravity’ by Of Monsters and Men
  22. ‘Bambina’ by Vampire Weekend
  23. ‘Big Blue’ by Vampire Weekend
  24. ‘How Long’ by Vampire Weekend
  25. ‘Last One’ by The Aces (8)

Bonus #3: All Albums Acquired in 2019

  1. ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ by Stone Temple Pilots
  2. ‘Hell-On’ by Neko Case
  3. ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ by Arctic Monkeys
  4. ‘American Utopia’ by David Byrne
  5. ‘Be The Cowboy’ by Mitski
  6. ‘The ’59 Sound’ by The Gaslight Anthem
  7. ‘Little Dark Age’ by MGMT
  8. ‘Always Ascending’ by Franz Ferdinand
  9. ‘The Now Now’ by Gorillaz
  10. ‘Come Tomorrow’ by Dave Matthews Band
  11. ‘Pacific Daydream’ by Weezer
  12. ‘Take Me To The Disco’ by Meg Myers
  13. ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ by Jimi Hendrix
  14. ‘All Nerve’ by The Breeders
  15. ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ by Courtney Barnett
  16. ‘Blood’ by Rhye
  17. ‘Thank You For Today’ by Death Cab for Cutie
  18. ‘Exile in Guyville’ by Liz Phair
  19. ‘The Platinum Collection’ by David Bowie (x3)
  20. ‘Stuffed & Ready’ by Cherry Glazerr
  21. ‘I’m All Ears’ by Let’s Eat Grandma
  22. ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ by Ten Fé
  23. ‘Amidst the Chaos’ by Sara Bareilles
  24. ‘Baby Teeth’ by Dizzy
  25. ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ by Courtney Marie Andrews
  26. ‘Simulation Theory’ by Muse
  27. ’28 Days in the Valley’ by Dorothy
  28. ‘Tides of a Teardrop’ by Mandolin Orange
  29. ‘Sing and Play Traditionals EP’ by Mandolin Orange
  30. ‘When My Heart Felt Volcanic’ by The Aces
  31. ‘Good at Falling’ by The Japanese House
  32. ‘Father of the Bride’ by Vampire Weekend
  33. ‘The Balance’ by Catfish and the Bottlemen
  34. ‘Satis Factory’ by Mattiel
  35. ‘Years to Burn’ by Calexico and Iron & Wine
  36. ‘The Best of Luck Club’ by Alex Lahey
  37. ‘Living Mirage’ by The Head and the Heart
  38. ‘I Am Easy to Find’ by The National
  39. ‘Sometimes Just the Sky’ by Mary Chapin Carpenter
  40. ‘Love + Fear’ by MARINA
  41. ‘On the Line’ by Jenny Lewis
  42. ‘Begin Again’ by Norah Jones
  43. ‘Fever Dream’ by Of Monsters and Men
  44. ‘A Balloon Called Moaning 10 Year Anniversary’ by The Joy Formidable
  45. ‘Stars Are the Light’ by Moon Duo
  46. ‘Hasta El Cielo’ by Khurangbin
  47. ‘All Mirrors’ by Angel Olsen
  48. ‘Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough’ by Bleached
  49. ‘Any Random Kindness’ by HÆLOS
  50. ‘Schlagenheim’ by black midi

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