[LIST] McG’s Backroom Favorites of 2019 and the Decade

With the final flip of the calendar, the DJs in McG’s Backroom list their favorite releases of 2019 and of the expiring decade (2010-19).

If any gems are missing from their lists, please let them know in the comments section below. They are always in the market to discover new music.

And be sure to support artists — go to see them live and buy their merch! This helps them continue to make great music for all of us to discover, share, and enjoy.

Album cover from Meat Puppets’ Dusty Notes

McG’s Favorite Albums of 2019

  1. Meat Puppets — Dusty Notes (Megaforce)
  2. Gang of Four — Happy Now (Gill Music)
  3. Sarathy Korwar — More Arriving (Leaf)
  4. Hide — Hell is Here (Dais)
  5. Föllakzoid — I (Sacred Bones)
  6. The Gotobeds — Debt Begins at 30 (Sub Pop)
  7. Swans — Leaving Meaning (Young God)
  8. Mdou Moctar — Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds)
  9. FACS — Lifelike (Trouble in Mind)
  10. Stereocilia — The Silence That Follows (Drone Rock)

McG’s Favorite Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

  1. Mogwai — Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Rock Action)
  2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds — Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed)
  3. Swans — The Seer (Young God)
  4. Swans — To Be Kind (Young God)
  5. Swans — The Glowing Man (Young God)
  6. Wire — Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
  7. Wire — Wire (Pink Flag)
  8. Savages — Silence Yourself (Matador)
  9. Grinderman — Grinderman 2 (Mute)
  10. A Tribe Called Quest — We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
Album cover from La Jungle’s Past // Middle Age // Future

Eric Bensel’s Favorite Albums of 2019

  1. La Jungle — Past // Middle Age // Future (Black Basset)
  2. Föllakzoid — I (Sacred Bones)
  3. Lightning Bolt — Sonic Citadel (Thrill Jockey)
  4. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete — De Facto (Sonic Cathedral)
  5. Cocaine Piss — Passionate and Tragic (Hypertension)
  6. Moon Duo — Stars Are The Light (Sacred Bones)
  7. Équipe de Foot — Marilou (Yapéno)
  8. Psychic Lemon — Freak Mammal (Drone Rock)
  9. Stereocilia — The Silence That Follows (Drone Rock)
  10. Aneurysm — Awareness (Tor Johnson)

Eric Bensel’s Favorite Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

  1. My Bloody Valentine — m b v (mbv)
  2. Suede — Night Thoughts (Warner Music)
  3. Carlton Melton — Mind Minerals (Agitated)
  4. Moon Duo — Occult Architecture Vol I. (Sacred Bones)
  5. Mike Watt — Hyphenated-Man (Clenched Wrench)
  6. La Jungle — Past // Middle Age // Future (Black Basset)
  7. Surfbort — Friendship Music (Cult)
  8. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete — Balance (Sonic Cathedral)
  9. Noyades — Go Fast (S.K)
  10. Whores — Gold (Steamhammer)

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