THE BIG BEAT: Second Best of 2019

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Photo credit Sheer Mag (Photo courtesy of One Beat PR)
By 93XRT

Years ago, we realized that trying to squeeze all of the best tracks of the year into one show was a fool's errand, so we now like to spread it out over two shows. This is the first of the two. Yeah, yeah, everyone else is done with their best-of lists, but this week and next week worked best for us, so here ya go. Enjoy!



Theophilus London & Tame Impala - "Whiplash" (my bebey/independently popular.)

Liza Anne - "Devotion" (Partisan)

Interpol - "Fine Mess" (Matador)


Oso Oso - "dig (II)" (Triple Crown)

Soccer Mommy - "lucy" (Loma Vista/Concord)

Hot Chip - "Melody of Love" (Domino)

IDLES - "Mercedes Marxist" (Partisan)

A Certain Ratio - "Houses in Motion" (Mute)

Sheer Mag - "Hardly to Blame" (Wilsuns RC)


Westerman - "Kathy's Song" ([PIAS])

Craig Finn - "Blankets" (Partisan)

Amyl & The Sniffers - "Got You" (ATO)

(Sandy) Alex G - "Southern Sky" (Domino)


American Football - "Uncomfortably Numb (feat. Hayley Williams)" (Polyvinyl)

DJ Shadow - "Kings & Queens (feat. Run The Jewels)" (Mass Appeal)

Titus Andronicus - "(I Blame) Society" (Merge)


Orville Peck - "Dead of Night" (Sub Pop)

Tycho - "Easy" (Mom + Pop)

The National - "Rylan" (4AD)

James Blake - "Where's the Catch? (feat. Andre 3000)" (Republic)

TR/ST - "Gone" (Luminelle/Fat Possum)

Belle & Sebastian - "Sister Buddha" (Matador)


Sampa The Great - "Final Form" (Ninja Tune)

Roosevelt - "Falling Back" (W Records)

Ex Hex - "Rainbow Shiner" (Merge)

Grimes - "Violence (feat. i_o)" (4AD)