What another great year for music! It is always a challenge to sit down, reflect and try to narrow down all our favorite albums of the year (let alone a full decade!) into a simple list. Here at Tape Op we are frequently making music suggestions to each other and since there is nothing like a friend's reccomendation, we hope you find some favorites of your own and discover something new on our lists.
Happy Holidays and New Year from your friends at Tape Op!
Larry, John, Geoff, Marsha, Anthony, Scott and Andy

Larry Crane's Picks for 2019
Yola - Walk Through Fire
Wilco - Ode to Joy
Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold
Jessy Wilson - Phase
Pink Floyd - The Later Years
Lily & Madeleine - Canterbury Girls
Federale – No Justice
Jeff Lynne’s ELO - From Out of Nowhere
Peter Gabriel -  Flotsam and Jetsam
Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno ‎– Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (Extended Edition)
Nérija - Blume
The Black Keys - Let’s Rock
Durand Jones & the Indications - American Love Call
Julian Lage - Love Hurts

John Baccigaluppi's 2019 Picks:
The National - I Am Easy To Find  (album and short film)
Nerija - Blume
Bon Iver - i, i
Arlo Parks - every track she released this year
The Replacements - Dead Man’s Pop (Don’t Tell a Soul remixed)

John's Dozen from the Decade:
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
The National - I Am Easy To Find
Wilco - The Whole Love
Beck - Morning Phase
David Bowie - Blackstar
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Moses Sumney - Aromanticism
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Juana Molina - Wed 21
Big Thief - Masterpiece
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

Geoff Stanfield's 2019 Picks
Black Pumas - Black Pumas
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Heavy Rain
Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding
Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan - Epistrophy (Live at the Village Vanguard)
Tycho - Weather
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (Todo El Mundo En Dub)
Tinariwen - Amadjar
Brittany Howard - Jaime
Altin Gün - Gece

Geoff's Favs of the Decade:
Subatomic Sound System (featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry") - Super Ape Returns to Conquer
Moses Sumney - Aromaticism
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
David Bowie - Blackstar
Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD
Vanduras - In the Dark 
Circles Around the Sun - Interludes for the Dead
Temples - Sun Structures
Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Cedric Burnside - Benton County Relic

Marsha Vdovin's 2019 Picks:
James Blake - Assume Form 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

Anthony Sarti's 2019 Picks:
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Grimes - My Name is Dark (Single)
RL Grime - NOVA Pure 
Poppy - I C U (Music to Read To)
Tycho - Weather
Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version)
The Anix - Hologram (Deluxe Edition)
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age
Bring Me The Horizon - amo
Charli XCX - Charli

Andy Hong's 2019 Picks:
Lily & Madeleine - Canterbury Girls
Danger Mouse & Karen O - Lux Prima
Lists - EP 2
Meernaa - Heart Hunger
The Japanese House - Good At Falling
Marquis Hill - Love Tape
Barrett Martin Group - Songs of the Firebird
65daysofstatic - replicr, 2019
Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
Reason Define - In Memory...
Bring Me The Horizon - amo
Astronoid - Astronoid
Endless Dive - Falltime
We Lost the Sea - Triumph & Disaster

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