The Music 2019 Writers' Poll: Karen Lowe

24 December 2019 | 5:01 pm | Karen Lowe

Here's what The Music's writers rated in 2019…

Album Of The Year

  1. FIDLAR - Almost Free
  2. Desert Sessions - Vols 11 & 12
  3. Mini Mansions - Guy Walks Into A Bar...
  4. The Saboteurs - Help Us Stranger
  5. The Black Keys - "Let's Rock"

Song Of The Year

  1. FIDLAR - Kick
  2. Desert Sessions - Chic Tweetz
  3. Mini Mansions - GummyBear
  4. The Saboteurs - Only Child
  5. Manhigh. - Sorry Doll

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Artist Of The Year

  1. Mini Mansions
  2. The Saboteurs
  3. The Prodigy
  5. The Black Keys

International Artist Live Performance Of The Year

  1. The Prodigy 
  2. Mini Mansions
  3. Arctic Monkeys
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Nick Oliveri

Australian Artist Live Performance Of The Year

  1. Grinspoon
  2. Command A Panda
  3. Birds Of Tokyo
  4. Fuzz Toads
  5. Butterfingers

TV Show Of The Year

  1. The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
  2. Mindhunter 
  3. Sex Education

Movie Of The Year

  1. Joker
  2. It Chapter Two
  3. Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Highlight Of The Decade

I've had a few highlights this decade - including getting to shoot most of my favourite bands and interviewing my favourite bands (some in person). This year one of the highlights would have been seeing The Prodigy live one more time, seeing Josh Homme play on the drums with Eagles Of Death Metal in SoCal and being up, close and personal for Tenacious D at The Wiltern. Really though, just the ability to be able to attend as many shows as possible and shooting most of them are some of my greatest highlights.

Prediction For Next Decade 

Queens Of The Stone Age and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will put out at least two more albums, Metallica will finally tour Down Under and I will get to meet James Hetfield at last. Rock'n'roll won't die but will remain undercover for a while longer until the emergence of a new hard-rock/punk/metal festival that will also tour Perth.