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.

NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

17 December 2019

NME: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  2. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  3. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  4. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  5. Little SimzGREY Area
  6. FKA twigsMagdalene
  7. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  8. Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka
  9. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  10. ClairoImmunity
  11. Bring Me the Horizonamo
  12. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  13. SlipknotWe Are Not Your Kind
  14. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  15. FoalsPart 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
  16. LizzoCuz I Love You
  17. DavePsychodrama
  18. The Chemical BrothersNo Geography
  19. Amyl and The SniffersAmyl and The Sniffers
  20. Post MaloneHollywood's Bleeding
  21. Kanye WestJesus Is King
  22. James BlakeAssume Form
  23. AJ TraceyAJ Tracey
  24. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  25. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  26. PUPMorbid Stuff
  27. KanoHoodies All Summer
  28. JPEGMAFIAAll My Heroes Are Cornballs
  29. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  30. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  31. Octo OctaResonant Body
  32. Dessert SessionsVols. 11 & 12
  33. Bon Iveri,i
  34. DIIVDeceiver
  35. Denzel CurryZUU
  36. BTSMap of the Soul: Persona
  37. StormzyHeavy Is The Head
  38. Sam FenderHypersonic Missiles
  39. Orville PeckPony
  40. Doja CatHot Pink
  41. Taylor SwiftLover
  42. Anderson .PaakVentura
  43. ColdplayEveryday Life
  44. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  45. MadonnaMadame X
  46. SneaksHighway Hypnosis
  47. Charli XCXCharli
  48. Rex Orange CountyPony
  49. Juice WRLDDeath Race for Love
  50. The Japanese HouseGood at Falling