Year-End Lists

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Rough Trade: Albums of the Year 2019

13 November 2019

Rough Trade: Albums of the Year 2019

[see also 2020]

  1. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  2. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  3. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  4. Little SimzGREY Area
  5. black midiSchlagenheim
  6. Sleaford ModsEton Alive
  7. Cate Le BonReward
  8. Vanishing TwinThe Age of Immunology
  9. Ex:ReEx:Re
  10. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  11. BeckHyperspace
  12. Jay SomAnak Ko
  13. Iggy PopFree
  14. Kit SebastianMantra Moderne
  15. The DelinesThe Imperial
  16. CrumbJinx
  17. Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call
  18. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  19. Swansleaving meaning.
  20. Marika HackmanAny Human Friend
  21. Bat for LashesLost Girls
  22. DIIVDeceiver
  23. NérijaBlume
  24. Orville PeckPony
  25. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  26. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  27. FoalsPart 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
  28. Amyl and The SniffersAmyl and The Sniffers
  29. Cigarettes After SexCry
  30. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  31. The Murder CapitalWhen I Have Fears
  32. KOKOKO!Fongola
  33. The Fat White FamilySerfs Up!
  34. FKA twigsMagdalene
  35. Karen O & Danger MouseLux Prima
  36. The Twilight SadIt Won/t Be like This All the Time
  37. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  38. Toro y MoiOuter Peace
  39. The RailsCancel the Sun
  40. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  41. Mac DeMarcoHere Comes the Cowboy
  42. PondTasmania
  43. Aldous HardingDesigner
  44. BarrieHappy to Be Here
  45. Kate TempestThe Book of Traps and Lessons
  46. Cross RecordCross Record
  47. Shuraforevher
  48. Joe Armon-JonesTurn to Clear View
  49. TemplesHot Motion
  50. Penguin CafeHandfuls of Night
  51. Pip BlomBoat
  52. Jacques GreeneDawn Chorus
  53. AlcestSpiritual Instinct
  54. TurnoverAltogether
  55. Sault5
  56. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  57. Jordan RakeiOrigin
  58. WilcoOde to Joy
  59. OhtisCurve of Earth
  60. Dermot KennedyWithout Fear
  61. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  62. Flying LotusFlamagra
  63. Robert ForsterInferno
  64. Helado NegroThis Is How You Smile
  65. Girl RayGirl
  66. MattielSatis Factory
  67. TalliesTallies
  68. DrahlaUseless Coordinates
  69. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  70. PatienceDizzy Spells
  71. TOYHappy in the Hollow
  72. TindersticksNo Treasure But Hope
  73. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  74. Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving
  75. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  76. Tyler ChildersCountry Squire
  77. RatsoStubborn Heart
  78. Richard Dawson2020
  79. Julia JacklinCrushing
  80. Brittany HowardJaime
  81. Frank Carter & The RattlesnakesEnd of Suffering
  82. LizzoCuz I Love You
  83. Oh SeesFace Stabber
  84. Snapped AnklesStunning Luxury
  85. Rex Orange CountyPony
  86. Drab MajestyModern Mirror
  87. Thom YorkeAnima
  88. Girl BandThe Talkies
  89. Blackwater HolylightVeils of Winter
  90. DehdWater
  91. A.A. BondyEnderness
  92. Jade BirdJade Bird
  93. Liam GallagherWhy Me? Why Not.
  94. ToolFear Inoculum