Grimey’s Staff Picks - Best of 2019 (Mid-Year)


Doyle Davis

new releases…

Guided By Voices - Warp & Woof

Guided By Voices - Zeppelin Over China

Feels - Post Earth

Gauche - A People's History of Gauche

Crumb - Jinx

The Robe - The Robe

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

Black Pumas - Black Pumas

Durand Jones & The Indications - American Love Call

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

Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you)

Jenny Lewis - On The Line


Mike Grimes

I’ll cut to the chase.

My favorite record so far this year is.……………..


Faye Webster ‘Atlanta Millionaires Club’!

Just leave it at that for now! Buy it, people!!


Anna Lundy

Records I've Enjoyed Listening to So Far This Year by Anna L.

Pip Blom - Boat LP (Heavenly)

The Coathangers - Devil You Know LP (Suicide Squeeze)

Feels - Post-Earth LP (Wichita)

Gauche - A People's History of Gauche LP (Merge)

Hand Habits - Placeholder LP (Saddle Creek)

Priests - The Seduction of Kansas LP (Sister Polygon)

Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains LP (Drag City)

Sacred Paws - Run Around the Sun LP (Merge)


Joshua Walker

New Albums:

Starflyer 59--Young In My Head

Swervedriver--Future Ruins

Steve Mason--About the Light

Jenny Lewis--On The Line

Andrew Bird--My Finest Work Yet

Murray A. Lightburn--Hear Me Out

Yann Tiersen--All

Mercury Rev--Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited

Pedro the Lion--Phoenix


The Soft Cavalry--The Soft Cavalry

The Appleseed Cast--The Fleeting Light of Impermanence

Mike Adams at His Honest Weight--There is No Feeling Better

David Allred--The Cell

Richard Hawley--Further

Edwyn Collins--Badbea

Interpol--A Fine Mess

The National--I Am Easy to Find

Clinic--Wheeltappers and Shunters

Qasim Naqvi--Teenagers

The Cranberries--In the End

Beth Gibbons--Henryck Gorecki : Symphony No. 3

The Chemical Brothers--No Geography

UNKLE--The Road Part II / Lost Highway

Weezer--Weezer (Black Album) / Teal Album

Stuart A. Staples--High Life

Toy--Happy in the Hollow

Nils Frahm--Encores 2


Duster--Capsule Losing Contact (box set)

Phil Collins--Serious Hits...Live

For Against--90's Vinyl Reissues (box set)

Travis--The Man Who (box)

The Fire Theft--The Fire Theft

Stereolab--Mars Audiac Quintet / Transient Random Noise-Bursts

The Wannadies--Yeah / Bagsy Me / Be a Girl

The Promise Ring--Horse Latitudes

Fanfarlo--The Reservoir

Codes in the Clouds--Paper Canyon

The Cardigans--Emmerdale / Life / Gran Turismo / First Band on the Moon / Super Extra Gravity

The Innocence Mission--Befriended


Rodrigo Avendano

Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Cate Le Bon - Reward

Tim Presley - I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk

The Robe - The Robe

Prince - Originals

Mega Bog - Dolphine

Panda Bear - Buoys

Nots - 3

Priests - The Seduction of Kansas

Ben LaMar Gay - Confetti in the Sky Like Fireworks

Solange - When I Get Home

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis


Kaelin Baudier

Crumb - Jinx

Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Tyler, the Creator - Igor

Big Thief - UFOF

Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaire’s Club

Flying Lotus - Flamagra

Toro Y Moi - Outer Space

Charly Bliss - Young Enough

Julia Jacklin - Crushing

Anderson .Paak - Ventura

Akiko Yano - Iroha Ni Konpeitou (Reissue)


Jason Bennett

New Albums:

Jake Xerxes Fussell - Out Of Sight

Julia Jacklin - Crushing

Royal Trux - White Stuff

Bill Mackay - Fountain Fire

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between

Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Cate Le Bon - Reward


Neil Young & Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa

Prince - Originals

Van Duren - Waiting: The Van Duren Story

Marvin Gaye - You're The Man


Hanif Abdurraquib - Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest

Ryan H. Walsh - Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968


Henry Burch

When I Get Home - Solange

Flamagra - Flying Lotus

Rap Or Go To The League - 2 Chainz

Mars Audiac Quintet - Stereolab (REISSUE)

Essentials - Erika de Casier

Schlagenheim - Black Midi

A Quiet Farwell, Twenty Sixteen To Twenty Eighteen - Slauson Malone

Legacy! Legacy! - Jamila Woods

Originals - Prince

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? - Chinatown Slalom

Bandana - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

Igor - Tyler, the Creator

Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) - Jai Paul

Electric Lady Sessions - LCD Soundsystem

Angel’s Pulse - Blood Orange


Anna Chittom

Mammoth Penguins - There's No Fight We Can’t Both Win

Jenny Lewis - On The Line

Telekinesis - Effluxion

Julia Jacklin - Crushing

Mattiel - Satis Factory

John Vanderslice - The Cedars

Cass McCombs - Tip of the Sphere

Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Only - s/t

Hand Habits - Placeholder

Sean Nelson - Nelson Sings Nilsson

Drugdealer - Raw Honey

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Hatchie - Keepsake

Sasami - s/t

Small Feet - With Psychic Powers

Palehound - Black Friday

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

Chris Staples - Holy Moly

Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club

Meernaa - Heart Hunger

Stef Chura - Midnight

Starflyer 59 - Young In My Head

Sunflower Bean - King Of The Dudes Ep

Tyler The Creator - Igor

Panda Bear - Buoys

Jacob Eckert

(all sub-lists roughly in order with favorites at the top)

New Releases:

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Juan Wauters - La Onda Di Juan Pablo

Panda Bear - Buoys

Chris Cohen - Chris Cohen

Juan Wauters - Introducing Juan Pablo

The Robe - The Robe

Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis

Cate Le Bon - Reward


Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (Career-spanning box set, ~1996-2000)

Thee Oh Sees - Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion (2008), Cool Death of Island Raiders (2007), AND Grave Blockers EP (2006)

Akiko Yano - Iroha Ni Konpeitou (1977) and Japanese Girl (1976)

Renaldo and the Loaf - Songs for Swinging Larvae / Songs from the Surgery (1981)

Coil - The Gay Man's Guide to Safer Sex (1992)

Laurie Spiegel - Unseen Worlds (1991)

Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi (1981)

Prefab Sprout - I Trawl the Megahertz (2003)

Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya - The Aegean Sea (1979)

Celia - Celia (1971)

Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon (2009)


Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR, and Boogie 1976-1986 (Light in the Attic)

Kankyo Ongaku (Japanese Ambient, Environmental, and New Age Music 1980-1990) (Light in the Attic)

Outro Tempo II: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1984-1996 (Music From Memory)

Electrical Language (Independent British Synth Pop 78-84) (Cherry Red)

Tyler Glaser

New Releases:

1. Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

2. Jeff Tweedy - Warmer

3. Anderson .Paak - Ventura

4. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars

5. Caroline Spence - Mint Condition

6. Chuck Cleaver - Send Aid

7. Tyler The Creator - Igor

8. Josh Ritter - Fever Breaks

9. Richard Hawley - Further

10. Guided By Voices - Warp & Woof

Reissues/Live Releases:

Bob Dylan - Rolling Thunder Review

Marvin Gaye - You're The Man

Prince - Originals

Neil Young - Tuscaloosa

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks Test Pressing


Rollum Haas

Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared

Cate Le Bon - Reward

Priests- The Seduction Of Kansas

Chemical Brothers - No Geography

Prince - Originals


Dilyn Jones

Bamboo - Minoru Muraoka*

Careful - Boy Harsher

Hats - The Blue Nile*

Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese ... Music 1980-1990 - V/A (Light In The Attic)

L'Univers De La Mer - Dominique Guiot*

Outer Peace - Toro y Moi

Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop ... 1976-1986 - V/A (Light In The Attic)

Planisphere - V/A (Numero Group)

Reward - Cate Le Bon

Serenitatem - Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano

The Robe - The Robe

Twin Peaks: Season Two Music & More - Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch

Uzun Havalar - Anadol

*reissued title


Joey Mooradian

New Albums:

Thom Yorke - Anima

Jake Xerxes Fussell - Out Of Sight

Prince - Originals

The Robe - The Robe

Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

The National - I Am Easy to Find

AA Bondy - Enderness

Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy

Aldous Harding - Designer

Caroline Spence - Mint Condition

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

Cass McCombs - Tip of the Sphere

Panda Bear - Buoys

Hand Habits - placeholder

Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk OST

Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains

Deerhunter- Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Durand Jones & The Indications - American Love Call

Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

Will Kimbrough - I Like It Down Here

Books out this Year:

Wild and Crazy Guys - Nick De Semlyen


Will Orman

2019 faves so far (alphabetical):

A-WA - Bayti fi Rasi (S-Curve Records)

Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation (Editions Mego)

Big Thief - U.F.O.F. (4AD)

Charly Bliss - Young Enough (Barsuk Records)

Control Top - Covert Contracts (Get Better)

Crumb - Jinx (Crumb)

Holly Herndon - PROTO (4AD)

Sofia Kourtesis - Sofia Kourtesis (Studio Barnhus)

Kali Malone - The Sacrificial Code (iDEAL Recordings)

The National - I Am Easy to Find (4AD)

Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house (Yellow Electric/W.25TH)

Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer)

SASAMI - Sasami (Domino)

Stealing Sheep - Big Wows (Heavenly Recordings)

Tiger & Woods - AOD (Running Back)

Xiu Xiu - Girl with Basket of Fruit (Polyvinyl Record Co.)


Luke Schneider

Weyes Blood--Titanic Rising

Julia Jacklin--Crushing

His Name is Alive--All the Mirrors in the House


Vanishing Twin--Age of Immunology

Hayden Pedigo--Valley of The Sun

William Tyler--Goes West

Caroline Spence--Mint Condition

Craig Leon--Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol 2


Nick Widener

Hello there. Here are music for your ear holes to listen to with your ears to make your ears feel better. Ranked in no ranking order. Therefore, they are unranked. A ranking of unranked music for your earholes.

Drab Majesty - Modern Mirror

Aldous Harding - Designer

Thom Yorke - Anima

White Lies - Five

Cate Le Bon - Reward

Tycho - Weather