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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2019


slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

Northampton’s child has released the defining UK album of this year. slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain is a piercing observation on the imperfections of Great Britain, as well as providing an autobiographical story that makes him captivating and relatable. A bold, daring artist who’s lyrical ability speaks for itself. REVIEW / STREAM


Solange – When I Get Home

Solange really exceeded all expectations on her fourth studio album When I Get Home. The tracks act as snippets of her imagination and creativity, as their catchy melodies and beautiful aura make this an incredibly important listen. STREAM


30/70 – Fluid Motion

Australian jazz and neo-soul has been amazing this year, and partly thanks to the incredible new album from the highly talented Melbourne-based group 30/70 titled Fluid Motion. Soulful, intricate cuts and incredible beats throughout make this such an engaging, soulful and moving album. Definitely ones to watch for next year. REVIEW / STREAM


Flying Lotus – Flamagra

According to Spotify, this is my most played album of 2019. It’s easy to understand why. I’ve always been a massive fan of the LA legend, who has consistently put out incredible work. While Flamagra might not be considered his strongest work, it’s still an album that has had massive replay value due to its experimentation and incredible diversity in sound. REVIEW / STREAM


FKA Twigs – MAGDALENE

This album is simply stunning. FKA Twigs’ aura and utter beauty is translated fully on MAGDALENE, which provides some of the most ethereal, stunning, emotive, textured and lavish compositions this year. It’s simply THAT good. STREAM


So there you have it, my top 25 albums of 2019 in no particular order. Again, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has released music over the past year, it’s really a dream to be able to listen to such incredible art. Everyone I’ve reviewed – reason is that I think you’re dope, so keep the great music going and I wish you all so much happiness, success and good health in 2020.

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. I run In Search Of Media with the aim of giving a platform to independent beatmakers, rappers and talented musicians. I also hope to make this a home for music discovery, interesting film analysis, exhibition reviews and other interesting content for all of you guys to dive in to. I hope to start a podcast and documentary-style project soon. If you're looking to be a part of this creative project, please go to the contact page and drop me an email, or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I also write for 'Music Is My Sanctuary.' Thanks 🙏

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