Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

20 December 2019

The Guardian: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  2. DavePsychodrama
  3. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  4. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  5. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  6. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  7. FKA twigsMagdalene
  8. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  9. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  10. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  11. Caroline PolachekPang
  12. Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka
  13. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  14. Little SimzGREY Area
  15. Richard Dawson2020
  16. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  17. Hot ChipA Bath Full of Ecstasy
  18. Cate Le BonReward
  19. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  20. ClairoImmunity
  21. Charli XCXCharli
  22. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  23. Nilüfer YanyaMiss Universe
  24. Aldous HardingDesigner
  25. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  26. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  27. Taylor SwiftLover
  28. LizzoCuz I Love You
  29. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  30. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  31. James BlakeAssume Form
  32. Brittany HowardJaime
  33. MUNASaves the World
  34. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  35. The Murder CapitalWhen I Have Fears
  36. Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
  37. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  38. black midiSchlagenheim
  39. W.H. LungIncidental Music
  40. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  41. These New PuritansInside the Rose
  42. The Japanese HouseGood at Falling
  43. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  44. (Sandy) Alex GHouse of Sugar
  45. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  46. Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call
  47. Flying LotusFlamagra
  48. King PrincessCheap Queen
  49. The Fat White FamilySerfs Up!
  50. KanoHoodies All Summer