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31st December 2019

Top 5 Albums of 2019

We asked a few friends of Psych Night what their favourite records of 2019 were …

André Leo
– Psych Night / Medicine Boy

1) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds –
Ghosteen
2) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
3) Swans – Leaving Meaning
4) RF Shannon –  Rain on Dust
5) Kim Gordon – No Home Record
  Barry De Villiers
– Roundabout Films


1)Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
2) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
3) Moon Duo – Stars Are the Light
4) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
5) Yndian Mynah – Velvet Youth
Calvin Love

1) Reverend Baron – Overpass Boy
2) Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
3) Cate Le Bon – Reward
4) Luke Lalonde – The Perpetual Optimist
5) Korey Dane – The Big Undone
Calvin Siderfin
– Dangerfields / Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys

1) Pinemoon – Miracle
2) Be Forest – Knockturne
3) The Golden Dregs – Hope is for the Hopeless
4) Froth – Duress
5) DIIV – Deceiver
Cam Lofstrand
– Black Math / Hadeda

1) Girl Band – The Talkies
2) Black Midi – Schlagenheim
3) Filmmaker – Somber Realm
4) Prettiest Eyes – Vol. 3
5) Andy Stot – It Should Be Us (EP)
Clayton Human

1) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
2) Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs
3) Jordon Moser – Long Night
4) Aldous Harding – Designer
5) The Mystery Lights – Too Much Tension
Dylan Rooibokkie
– Black Lung

1) The Dollfins – It’s Not Even Bad
2) The Murlocs – Manic Candid Episode
3) Julia Robert – Pop Bullies
4) Ty Segal – First Taste
5) White Fence – I Have to Feed Larry’s Hawk
Desmond Kannemeyer
– Runaway Nuns / The Cooking Kitchen

1) Julia Robert – Pop Bullies
2) The Klubs – Cult Party Pt. 1: Male Plague
3) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
4) Yndian Mynah – Velvet Youth
5) Deadly Bites – Mind Drain EP
Georgia Van Zyl
– Endless Daze Site Mom

1) Thom Yroke – Anima
2) Aldous Harding – Designer
3) Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
4) Devendra Banhart – Ma
5) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
Helen Wells
– Hyroine / Twin Weaver / Thor Rixon

1) Alice Phoebe Lou – Paper Castles
2) Gourmet – Peace Forever Seaside Senegal Castle
3) Hush Moss – Lördagsgodis
4) Young Yosef – Young Yosef
5) Orah & the Kites – A Woman Cloaked in Thunder
Hezron Chetty

1) Soundwalk Collective / Patti Smith – The Peyote Dance
2) Khruangbin – Hasta El Cielo
3) Santana – Africa Speaks
4) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
5) Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
Ines Soutschka
– Julia Robert / Now Now Just Now

1) Aldous Harding – Designer
2) Fat White Family – Serfs Up!
3) Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima
4) The Klubs – Cult Party Pt. 1: Male Plague
5) Starcrawler – Devour You
Joshua Van Zyl
– Dangerfields / Dr Lovefield & The Lovemakers

1) Devendra Banhart – Ma
2) Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
3) Froth – Duress
4) L’Épée – Diabolique
5) Orville Peck – Pony
Joy Jessica Steyn
– Musician / tattoo artist

1) Kim Gordon – No Home Record
2) Carla dal Forno – Look Up Sharp
3) HTRK – Over the Rainbow
4) Boy Harsher – Country Girl Uncut
5) Cate Le Bon – Reward 
Lucas Swart
– Dangerfields / Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys

1) Ruby Haunt – The Middle of Nowhere
2) Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
3) Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
4) DIIV – Deceiver
5) Yndian Mynah – Velvet Youth
Lucy Kruger
– Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys / Medicine Boy

1) Big Thief – Two Hands
2) Big Thief – U.F.O.F
3) Aldous Harding – Designer
4) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
5) Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs
Maeve Fourie
– band & project manager / booking agent

LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
Swans – Leaving Meaning
Julia Robert – Pop Bullies
Devendra Banhart – Ma
Mark Reitz
– Psych Night / photographer

1) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
2) Big Thief – Two Hands
3) Black Mountain – Destroyer
4) The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger
5) Fat White White Family – Serfs Up!
Micah Donnoli
– Psych Night / Admin Guy

1) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
2) Fat White Family – Serfs Up!
3) Black Mountain – Destroyer
4) Mdou Moctar – Ilana (The Creator)
5) KOKOKO! – Fongola
Nicolaas Rossouw
– Retro Dizzy / Dangerfields / Dr Lovefield & The Lovemakers

1) Allah Las – LAHS
2) Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
3) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
4) DIIV – Deceiver
5) The Babe Rainbow – Today
Neil Buchner Jr
– PXLS

1) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
2) Thom Yorke – Anima
3) Kim Gordon – No Home Record
4) Floating Points – Crush
5) Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Nikola Vlok

1) Caroline Polachek – Pang
2) Alice Phoebe Lou – Paper Castles
3) Aldous Harding – Designer
4) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
5) The Chemical Brothers – No Geogrpahy
Ntokozo Mzimela
– Orah & The Kites

1) Jerkcurb – Air Con Eden Album
2) Steve Lacey – Apollo XXI
3) Blood Orange – Angel’s Pulse
4) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
5) Brittany Howard – Jaime
Paul de Villiers
– Dangerfields

1) Hayden Thorpe – Diviner
2) Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
3) Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
4) Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys – Sleeping Tapes for Some Girls
5) FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Pierre Rommelaere
– photographer / booking agent

1) Yndian Mynah – Velvet Youth
2) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
3) Dangerfields – Echoes & Pulses
4) Cosmonauts – Star 69
5) L’Épée – Diabolique
Richard Liefeldt
– Retro Dizzy / Dr Lovefield & the Lovemakers

1) Big Thief – Two Hands
2) The Dollfins – It’s Not Even Bad
3) Medicine Boy – A Mirror (single)
4) Black Lung – Sick
5) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
Robin Molteno
– Gunstreet Mag / Casual Sex

1) King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rat’s Nest
2) Unknown Mortal Orchestra – SB-06
3) Alice Phoebe Lou – Something Holy (7”)
4) Fat White Family – Tastes Good With The Money (10”)
5) Alfa Mist – Naiyti (Structuralism single)
Rouleaux van der Merwe
– Permanent Record

1) Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel
2) Orville Peck – Pony
3) Moon Duo – Stars Are the Light
4) Julia Robert – Pop Bullies
5) Oh Sees – Face Stabber
Ruan Vos
– PXLS / Glitch Culture

1) Kim Gordon – No Home Record
2) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
3) Swans – Leaving Meaning
4) Soundwalk Collective / Patti Smith – Mummer Love
5) Nivhek – After it’s own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
Sade Sanchez
– L.A Witch

() Black Mountain –
Destroyer
() Beak – Life Goes On
() The Coathangers – The Devil You Know
() Cherry Glazer – Stuffed & Ready
() Night Beats – Myth of a Man
Simon Berndt
– Psych Night / One Horse Town Illustration

1) YAK – Pursuit of Momentary Happiness
2) Kadavar – For the Dead Travel Fast
3) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
4) L’Epée – Diabolique
5) Kevin Morby – Oh My God
Warren Talbot
– Vans

1) Allah Las – LAHS
2) The Babe Rainbow – Today
3) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing for Fishies
4) Temples – Hot Motion
5) Julia Robert – Pop Bullies
Warren Fisher
– Now Now Just Now / Black Lung / Bellville Studios

1) Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima
2) Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
3) The Murder Capital – When I Have Fears
4) Warmduscher – Tainted Lunch
5) Pottery – No. 1
Wentzel van der Gryp
– Roastin’ Records

1) Mac Motel – Good Boy
2) Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
3) Alice Phoebe Lou – Paper Castles
4) Peasant – Unrest Eternal
5) Panda Bear – Buoys
Zach Lees
– photographer / Crocs guy

1) Alice Phoebe Lou – Paper Castles
2) Bon Iver – i,i
3) Mama Auito – Well Rested in Peace
4) Ras – Ras
5) The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger