Year-End Lists

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Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

10 December 2019

Pitchfork: The 50 Best Albums of 2019

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  2. FKA twigsMagdalene
  3. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  4. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  5. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  6. Bad BunnyX 100PRE
  7. Helado NegroThis Is How You Smile
  8. FenneszAgora
  9. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  10. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  11. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  12. Brittany HowardJaime
  13. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  14. BeyoncéHomecoming: The Live Album
  15. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  16. Bon Iveri,i
  17. (Sandy) Alex GHouse of Sugar
  18. ClairoImmunity
  19. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  20. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  21. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  22. Cate Le BonReward
  23. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  24. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  25. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  26. Burna BoyAfrican Giant
  27. FloristEmily Alone
  28. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  29. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  30. Oso Osobasking in the glow
  31. MikeTears of Joy
  32. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  33. Polo GDie a Legend
  34. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  35. Mannequin PussyPatience
  36. Denzel CurryZUU
  37. Nilüfer YanyaMiss Universe
  38. RapExport
  39. Aldous HardingDesigner
  40. Thom YorkeAnima
  41. Blood IncantationHidden History of the Human Race
  42. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  43. Rico Nasty & Kenny BeatsAnger Management
  44. Holly HerndonPROTO
  45. DaBabyBaby on Baby
  46. CHAIPunk
  47. BarkerUtility
  48. Danny Brownuknowhatimsayin¿
  49. Faye WebsterAtlanta Millionaires Club
  50. Floating PointsCrush