The Music 2019 Writers' Poll: Mac McNaughton

23 December 2019 | 9:11 am | Mac McNaughton

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

Album Of The Year

  1. Underworld - Drift Series 1 Sampler Edition
  2. Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy
  3. Thom Yorke - Anima
  4. The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
  5. No Mono - Islands Part 2
  6. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1
  7. 808 State - Transmission Suite
  8. Elbow - Giants Of All Sizes
  9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
  10. DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

Song Of The Year

  1. Hot Chip - Hungry Child
  2. The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On
  3. Lizzo - Juice
  4. DJ Shadow - Rocket Fuel

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Artist Of The Year

  1. Tones & I
  2. Underworld
  3. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
  4. Lizzo
  5. Flume

International Artist Live Performance Of The Year

  1. Underworld
  2. Orbital
  3. Christine & The Queens
  4. Peter Hook & The Metropolitan Orchestra

Australian Artist Live Performance Of The Year

  1. Feels
  2. No Mono
  3. Tomas Ford
  4. Regurgitator

TV Show Of The Year

  1. Wentworth
  2. Australian Survivor
  3. The Toys That Made Us

Movie Of The Year

  1. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  2. Joker
  3. Doctor Sleep

Highlight Of The Decade

I said it 12 months ago in these pages but I'm still pinching myself that same-sex marriage is a thing, now! Also, after all these years of being a music fan, writing for this fine magazine and meeting many of my idols, it's nice to know meeting the likes of DJ Shadow, Howard Jones and Peter Hook can still result in me stammering like I've forgotten 99.5% of my vocabulary.

Prediction For Next Decade

I hate to be a doom-monger but I'm glad I'm not a parent 'cause my kids would be deeply resentful of the world we'd be leaving 'em. On the plus side, airlines such as Qantas are finally starting to make serious efforts to make significant reductions in their waste and energy expenditure. Environmentally responsible corporate actions are possible. More... much more, please!