Weekly Update Albums of the Year 2019, Year In Review, Reissues of 2019.

Purple Mountains, American Football, Stereolab, Oh Sees, Kim Gordon, Little Simz, Lil Nas X, FKA twigs, Bill Callahan.

Happy New Year to all! We hope you’ve recovered from Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings antics and had an excellent Christmas. Here we are with our Weekly Update, though it’s a bit of a teeny one as it’s that time of year where record releases are a bit in limbo. We can indulge you with a bit of Norman news, including our Albums of the Year 2019 feature!


  • We’ve revealed our Top 50 Albums of the Year! Check out the feature to see who we selected for our favourite album of 2019, plus our favourite reissues, near-misses, bestsellers & our Year In Review rundown.
  • No weekly playlist this week, however we’ve created an AOTY Playlist featuring hours of our favourite tracks from last year.
  • We’ve announced the winners to our American Football competition, but there’s still a chance to snap up a copy of one of our exclusives!
  • Purple Mountains. A couple of handfuls of records have arrived from the Silver Jews man David Berman, who tragically passed away last year.

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Words: Tom.

Work: Ian, Benn, Nathon, Phil, Jamie, Will, Daoud, Ant, Tom & Fred.

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Best records this week

According to our review team at least...

Leonard Cohen

Thanks For The Dance

9/10 from Will

There's a poem by Roger McGough called 'All For Laurie Lee' in which McGough apostrophises "the words" and suggests that language itself only truly "works" for the writer Laur...read on »


Ars Moriendi

9/10 from Will

There's some music on YouTube apparently written by Richard The Lionheart (Richard I, the old king of England and France) that I absolutely adore. It's full of medieval motifs...read on »

The Home Current

An Evening With The Home Current

8/10 from Fred MG

It’s quite a bold move, presenting your new work as a purchasable mix. While jockeying tunes is part and parcel of the club experience, asking people to buy pre-blended ...read on »

Featured albums

Purple Mountains
American Football