Best Of 2019: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year

1) Umut Adan Bahar (Riverboat)
2) Azam Ali Phantoms (Terrestrial Lane)
3) Olcay Bayir Rüya – Dream For Anatolia (ARC)
4) Analea Brown Queendom (Mensch House)
5) Ibibio Sound Machine Doko Mien (Merge)
6) Mdou Moctar Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds)
7) Poranguí Poranguí (Sol Creation)
8) Rachid Taha Je Suis Africain (Naïve/Believe)
9) Tartit Amankor/The Exile (Riverboat)
10) Tinariwen Amadjar (Anti-)

Best Of 2019: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year

1) Kelly Ruth Forms (Pseudo Laboratories)
2) Stelzer/Murray Commuter (Humanhood)
3) Kyle Eyre Clyd Eggshell (Yew)
4) Thurston Moore Spirit Counsel (Daydream Library)
5) Jason Lescalleet This Is What I Do Volume 21 (Glistening Examples) 
6) Soft Issues Soft Issues (Opal Tapes)
7) Glenn Branca The Third Ascension (Systems Neutralizers)
8) Manja Ristić The Black Isle (Flag Day) 
9) The Dead C We Don’t Know Anymore (Afterhours Eden Prostitute)  
10) Marcia Bassett/Bob Bellerue Endless Parabolas (Humanhood)

Best Of 2019: Punk

MAGNET’s Tim Stegall picks the best punk releases of the year

1) The Flesh Eaters I Used To Be Pretty (Yep Roc)
2) Amyl And The Sniffers Amyl And The Sniffers (ATO)
3) Generation X Generation X Deluxe Edition (Chrysalis)
4) Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders The Past Came Callin’ (Hound Gawd!)
5) Buzzcocks Another Music In A Different Kitchen; Love Bites; A Different Kind Of Tension; Singles Going Steady (Domino)
6) Teenage Cavegirl Candy Cigarettes (Teenage Cavegirl)
7) D.O.A. 1978 (Sudden Death)
8) Louder Than Death Stop Und Fick Dich! (In The Red)
9) X Los Angeles; Wild Gift; Under The Big Black Sun; More Fun In The New World (Fat Possum)
10) The Dum Dum Boys Let There Be Noise (In The Red)

Best Of 2019: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year

1) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Bandana (Keep Cool/Madlib Invazion/ESGN/RCA)
2) Lizzo Cuz I Love You (Nice Life/Atlantic)
3) Young Thug So Much Fun (300/Atlantic)
4) Czarface/Ghostface Killah Czarface Meets Ghostface (Silver Age)
5) Maxo Kream Brandon Banks (Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA)
6) Dave Psychodrama (Neighbourhood)
7) Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿ (Warp)
8) Skepta Ignorance Is Bliss (Boy Better Know)
9) Slowthai Nothing Great About Britain (Method/True Panther)
10) Megan Thee Stallion Fever (1501 Certified/300)

Best Of 2019: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year

1) Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society Mandatory Reality (Eremite) 
2) Dustin Laurenzi Snaketime: The Music Of Moondog (Astral Spirits/Feeding Tube)
3) John Butcher/Rhodri Davies Drunk On Dreams (Cejero)
4) Jaimie Branch Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise (International Anthem)
5) Eucalyptus Kick It Till You Flip It (Lorna/Havn)
6) Jacob Wick Feel (Thin Wrist)
7) Christian Lillinger Open Form For Society (Plaist)
8) Ken Vandermark Momentum 4: Consequent Duos 2015>2019 (Audiographic)
9) Dave Rempis/Brandon Lopez/Ryan Packard The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic)
10) Catherine Christer Hennix The Deontic Miracle: Selections From 100 Models Of Hegikan Roku (Blank Forms Editions/Empty Editions)