Year-End Lists

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PopMatters: The 70 Best Albums of 2019

09 December 2019

PopMatters: The 70 Best Albums of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017, 2012, 2011]

  1. FKA twigsMagdalene
  2. slowthaiNothing Great About Britain
  3. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  4. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  5. DavePsychodrama
  6. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  7. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  8. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  9. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  10. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  11. Little SimzGREY Area
  12. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  13. BaronessGold & Grey
  14. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  15. UnderworldDRIFT Series 1 Sampler Edition
  16. Hot ChipA Bath Full of Ecstasy
  17. Jordan RakeiOrigin
  18. Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka
  19. RapsodyEve
  20. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  21. KanoHoodies All Summer
  22. Gary Clark Jr.This Land
  23. Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call
  24. Lingua IgnotaCaligula
  25. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  26. HælosAny Random Kindness
  27. HatchieKeepsake
  28. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  29. Holly HerndonPROTO
  30. Ekiti SoundAbeg No Vex
  31. clipping.There Existed an Addiction to Blood
  32. Vanishing TwinThe Age of Immunology
  33. YolaWalk Through Fire
  34. WevalThe Weight
  35. JPEGMAFIAAll My Heroes Are Cornballs
  36. OpethIn Cauda Venenum
  37. Brittany HowardJaime
  38. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  39. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  40. Marika HackmanAny Human Friend
  41. Mark Lanegan BandSomebody's Knocking
  42. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisithere is no Other
  43. Sampa the GreatThe Return
  44. Sleaford ModsEton Alive
  45. Caroline PolachekPang
  46. Cate Le BonReward
  47. Cherry GlazerrStuffed & Ready
  48. The Twilight SadIt Won/t Be like This All the Time
  49. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  50. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  51. Loraine JamesFor You and I
  52. Devin TownsendEmpath
  53. Blanck MassAnimated Violence Mild
  54. LizzoCuz I Love You
  55. Adia VictoriaSilences
  56. A Winged Victory For The SullenThe Undivided Five
  57. Thom YorkeAnima
  58. Anna MeredithFibs
  59. Boy HarsherCareful
  60. ElbowGiants of All Sizes
  61. SlayyyterSlayyyter
  62. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  63. Jade BirdJade Bird
  64. black midiSchlagenheim
  65. Charly BlissYoung Enough
  66. Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee
  67. Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won't Hold
  68. The HighwomenThe Highwomen
  69. Orville PeckPony
  70. Angel Bat DawidThe Oracle