The Best Albums of 2019, #16

16. Lingua Ignota, Caligula (Profound Lore) Whenever I think of fellow men listening to the brutally, relentlessly confrontational feminist manifesto that is Kristin Hayter’s second album under her Lingua Ignota moniker, I cant help but default to a classic exchange on Friends where a character is trapped in a horrible one-woman show, with the woman […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #5

5. Gwenno, Le Kov (Heavenly) Best remembered as a member of the Pipettes, a band whose first album I still adore, Gwenno Saunders kicked off her solo career in 2015 with Y Dydd Olaf. A jaw-dropping sci-fi concept album sung primarily in Welsh that mined the innovative sounds of such art rock legends as Can, […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #20

20. Kelly Moran, Ultraviolet (Warp) I greatly admired Kelly Moran’s 2017 album Bloodroot, which saw the talented composer performing restrained, minimalist pieces on what she describes as “prepared piano” – in other words, piano that has been altered by various foreign objects to create sounds both dissonant and percussive. Where that album felt alluring and […]

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