The Quiet Revolution’s albums of the year: mid-year review

It’s that time again. Just over 6 months into 2019 and it’s been another superb year for music as far as I’m concerned. Here are my favourite releases to date.

They’re not in any order of preference, I like them all as much.

Please do feel free to comment and start a discussion going. And let me know what your favourite releases are…

William the Conqueror: Bleeding on the soundtrack (Loose Music)

Grace Petrie: Queer as folk (Robot needs a home)

Lau: Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records)

Marry Waterson and Emily Barker: A window to other ways (One Little Indian)

Harbottle and Jonas: The sea is my brother (Brook View Records)

Katie Spencer: Weather Beaten (KRS Music)

Jeremy Tuplin: Pink Mirror (Trapped Animal Records)

The Delines: The Imperial (Decor Records)

Kalyn Fay: Good Company (Horton Records)

Peter James Millson: Low-key (Significant Records)

Megson: Con-tra-dic-shun (EDJ Records)

Abigail Lapell: Getaway (Coax Records)

Buffalo Blood: Buffalo Blood (Eel Pie Records)

Pete Gow: Here there’s no sirens (Clubhouse Records)

Lula Wiles: Love gone wrong (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Sir Silence and Lady Hush: It’s time she said (Hushland Records)

Andrew Bird: My finest work yet (Lorna Vista Recordings)

Danni Nicholls: The Melted Morning (Danni Nicholls)

Sean Taylor: The Path into the blue (Sean Taylor)

Damien Jurado: In the shape of a storm (Loose Music)

Mike Vass: Save his calm (Unroofed Records)

Odette Michell: The Wildest Rose (Odette Michell)

Jacob and Drinkwater: This Old River (Polyphonic Records)

Jones: Carver’s Law (Meme Records)

Her Crooked Heart: To love to leave to live (Her Crooked Heart)

Anna Tivel: The Question (Fluff and Gravy Records)

Humbird: Pharmakon (Humbird)

The Alvarez Theory: The Alvarez Theory (Alvarez Theory)

Glen Hansard: This Wild Willing (Anti Records)

Ryan Bingham: American Love Song (Axter Bingham Records)

Son Volt: Union (Transmit Sound)

Josh Ritter: Fever Beats (Pytheas Recordings)

The Little Unsaid: Atomise (Reveal Records)

Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls (Bella Union Records)

Edgelarks: Feather (Dragonfly Roots Records)

Peter Bruntnell: King of Madrid (Domestico Records)

Kenneth J Nash: The Explorer EP (Old Hotel Records)

Caroline Spence: Mint Condition (Rounder Records)

The Tallest Man on Earth: I love you, it’s a fever dream (Birds Records)

Paul McClure: Market Town (Clubhouse Records)

Nev Cottee: River’s Edge (Wonderful Sound)

Harry Harris: I feel drunk all the time (Harry Harris)

Norrie McCulloch: Compass (Black Dust Records)

Carly Dow: Comet (Carly Dow)

Findlay Napier and Megan Henwood: The Story Song Scientists EP (Dharma Records)

The Felice Brothers: Undress (Yep Roc)

Jamie Freeman: Dreams of falling (Union Music Label)

Emily Mae Winters: High Romance (Emily Mae Winters)

Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a sheepskin vest (Drag City)

The Willows: Through the wild (Elk Records)

23 July 2019 playlist

Ben Harper Uneven days digital download single (2019 Anti Records) 

The Tallest Man on Earth I’m a stranger now from I Love You, It’s A Fever Dream (2019 Birds Records)

Josienne Clarke Time of the season from Things I didn’t need single (2019 Rough Trade Records)

I See Hawks in L.A  & The Good Intentions Things like this from Hawks with Good Intentions (2019 Western Seeds Records) 

Session Americana The Night from North East (2019 Session Americana)

The Memory Band After night single (2019 Static Caravan)

Bedouine Under the night  from Bird songs of a killjoy (2019 Spacebomb) 

Humbird Eve boards a train from Pharmakon (2019 Humbird)

Her Crooked Heart I fell in love from To love to leave to live (2019 Her Crooked Heart)

Harry Harris Marathon from I feel drunk all the time (2019 Harry Harris) 

Paul McClure Sing with me from Market Town (2019 Clubhouse Records 

Bill Callahan What comes after certainty from Shepherd in a sheepskin vest (2019 Drag City) 

The Felice Brothers Undress from Undress (2019 Yep Roc)

Owen Tromans Danebury variations double A-side single (2019 C&P Sacred Geometry)

Carly Dow Tiger’s eye from Comet (2019 Carly Dow)

Jones Morning pockets from Carver’s Law (2019 Meme Records) 

Paul McClure Sing to the stars from Market Town (2019 Clubhouse Records

Daughter of Swords Dawnbreaker from Dawbreaker (2019 Bella Union Records)

Mountain man Slow wake up Sunday morning from Magic Ship (2018 Bella Union Records)

Jamie Freeman The Fire from Dreams about falling (2019 Union Music Label) 

State of the Union Rent from State of the Union (2011 Reveal Records)

Emily Mae Winters Come love in my heart and pay no rent from High Romance (2019 Emily Mae Winters)

Ben Walker (featuring Bella Hardy) The Island from Echo (2019 Folkroom Records) 

Mike Vass As I’ve grown older from Save His Calm (2019 Mike Vass) 

Nev Cottee Local hero from River’s Edge (2019 Sometime Songs)