End Of Year Lists 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2019 has whizzed past and all we have now is the memories and the credit bill which is maxed out which concert ticket purchases. So much as happened – the good, the bad and the indifferent. It is time now to reflect on the year that was…

Some of our team has taken stock and looked back on the best album releases this year, concert experiences and our vision for next year… what are yours?

Rob Lyon

Top 5 Shows

  1. U2/ Noel Gallagher – Adelaide Oval
  2. You Am I – The Gov
  3. From The Jam – The Gov
  4. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul – Thebarton Theatre
  5. Jeff Tweedy – The Gov

Top 5 Albums

  1. Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not?
  2. Catfish & The Bottlemen – The Balance
  3. White Lies – Five
  4. Black Pumas – Self-Titled
  5. The Black Keys – Let’s Rock

Favourite Single 2019
City Calm Down – Stuck (On The Eastern)

Bronwen Caple
Top 5 Shows – In No particular order

  1. Hugh Jackman – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  2. Lany – The Gov
  3. Maggie Rogers – Thebarton Theatre
  4. The Maine – Lion Arts Factory
  5. The 1975 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Top 5 Albums

  1. The Maine – You Are Ok
  2. The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
  3. All Time Low – It’s Still Nothing Personal
  4. G Flip – About Us
  5. Gnash – We

Favourite Single 2019
Congrats – Cut Down The Middle

Samuel Phillips
Top 5 Shows

  1. ANTHRAX/ Slayer – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  2. Northlane – Lion Arts Factory
  3. Sevendust – The Gov
  4. The Tea Party – HQ
  5. Devildriver – Lion Arts Factory

Top 5 Albums

  1. Northlane – Alien
  2. Korn – The Nothing
  3. Thornhill – The Dark Pool
  4. Diamond Construct – Self-Titled
  5. Slipkont : We Are Not Your Kind

Favourite Single 2019
Northlane – Bloodline

Sofie Marsden
Top 5 Shows

  1. Static-X – The Croxton
  2. Combichrist – The Corner Hotel
  3. Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse
  4. Enter Shikari – The Croxton
  5. Ne Obliviscaris – 170 Russell

Top 5 Albums

  1. Motionless In White – Disguise
  2. Rammstein – Rammstein
  3. Aesthetic Perfection – Into The Black
  4. Front Line Assembly – Wake Up The Coma
  5. Tool – Fear Inoculum

Favourite Single 2019
Motionless In White – Disguise

Anastasia Lambis
Top 5 Shows

  1. Madonna – Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami
  2. Maggie Rogers – Thebarton Theatre
  3. Lisa Fischer – Festival Theatre
  4. Montaigne – The Gov
  5. Amy Shark – Adelaide 500

Top 5 Albums

  1. Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life
  2. Madonna – Madame X
  3. Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
  4. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go
  5. Prince – Originals

Favourite Single 2019
Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness

Sarah Bulach
Top 5 Shows

  1. Hardcore Superstar – The Gov
  2. Joan Jett – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  3. Fiona O’Laughlan – Thebarton Theatre
  4. Killing Heidi – The Gov
  5. Harley Breen – The Arkaba

Top 5 Albums

  1. Crashdiet – RUST
  2. 2-5: Still waiting for something good.

Favourite Single 2019
CRASHDÏET – Rush

Lindsay Bulach
Top 5 Shows

  1. Hardcore Superstar – The Gov
  2. Little Steven – Thebarton Theatre
  3. Europe – Club CITA, Tokyo
  4. Alien weaponry – Enigma Bar
  5. Nocturness – Gorelesque (Fringe)

Top 5 Albums

  1. Crashdiet – Rust
  2. Exocett – Mighty Jungle
  3. Michael Monroe – One Man Gang
  4. Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild
  5. Wednesday 13 – Necrophaze

Favourite Single 2019
Michael Monroe – Last Train to Tokyo

Anita Kertes
Top 5 Shows

  1. Foals – Hordern Pavilion
  2. Gang of Youths – St Jeromes Laneway Festival, Hart’s Mill
  3. Belinda Carlisle – The Gov
  4. Carmen – Adelaide Festival, Festival Theatre
  5. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – The Gov

Top 5 Albums

  1. Bon Iver – i,i
  2. Foals – Nothing Saved Will Be Lost Parts 1 & 2
  3. Gold Fields – Dalawa
  4. Nick Murphy – Run Fast, Sleep Naked
  5. RyX – Unfurl

Favourite Single 2019
Bon Iver – Hey, Ma

Iain McCallum
Top 5 Shows

  1. Beartooth – The Gov
  2. Cavalera Brothers – The Gov
  3. Yungblud – The Gov
  4. Hands Like Houses – HQ
  5. Superheist – Fowlers Live

Top 5 Albums

  1. Killswitch Engage – Atonement
  2. Northlane – Alien
  3. The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled
  4. While She Sleeps – So What?
  5. Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind

Favourite Single 2019
What’s a single

Jason Leigh
Top 5 Shows

  1. Neneh Cherry, WWWATER – The Gov
  2. Megan Mullally and her band Nancy and Beth – Dunstan Playhouse
  3. Robert Forster – The Gov
  4. Joan as a Police Woman – The Gov
  5. Rachel Baiman, Aaron Thomas – The Wheatsheaf Hotel

Top 5 Albums

  1. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
  2. The National – I Am Easy to Find
  3. Julia Jacklin – Crushing
  4. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
  5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

Richard De Pizzol
Top 5 Shows

  1. U2 – Adelaide Oval
  2. Kasey Musgraves – The Palais, Melbourne
  3. Sun Kil Moon – The Espy, Melbourne
  4. Robert Forster/ RVG – The Espy, Melbourne
  5. Angie McMahon / Haley Heynderickx – The Gov

Top 5 Albums

  1. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  2. Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life
  3. Robert Forster – Inferno
  4. Thelma Plum – Better in Blak
  5. Angie McMahon – Salt

Favourite Single 2019
Holy Holy – Faces

Peter Pap
Top 5 Shows

  1. Wednesday 13 – The Gov
  2. Static x – The Gov
  3. Jimmy Barnes – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  4. Grinspoon – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  5. Karen Lee Andrews – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Top 5 Albums

  1. Alterbridge – Walk The Sky
  2. Karen Lee Andrews – Far From Paradise
  3. Jimmy Barnes – My Criminal Record
  4. Wednesday 13 –Necrophaze
  5. Michael Sweet –10
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