Year-End Lists

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Quietus: Albums of the Year 2019

02 December 2019

The Quietus: Albums of the Year 2019

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

  1. Loraine JamesFor You and I
  2. Richard Dawson2020
  3. Caterina BarbieriEcstatic Computation
  4. William DoyleYour Wilderness Revisited
  5. These New PuritansInside the Rose
  6. Vanishing TwinThe Age of Immunology
  7. black midiSchlagenheim
  8. The Fat White FamilySerfs Up!
  9. Brighde ChaimbeulThe Reeling
  10. Sunn O)))Life Metal
  11. KarennGrapefruit Regret
  12. Moor MotherAnalog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
  13. Sleaford ModsEton Alive
  14. HarrgaHéroïques Animaux de la Misère
  15. The Utopia StrongThe Utopia Strong
  16. Snapped AnklesStunning Luxury
  17. DeafkidsMetaprogramação
  18. BarkerUtility
  19. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  20. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  21. FKA twigsMagdalene
  22. The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  23. LizzoCuz I Love You
  24. International Teachers of PopInternational Teachers of Pop
  25. MSYLMADhil-un Taht Shajarat Al-Zaqum
  26. Richard SkeltonBorder Ballads
  27. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  28. Tony NjokuYour Psyche's Rainbow Panorama
  29. Teeth of the SeaWraith
  30. Errant MonksPsychopposition
  31. Errant MonksThe Limit Experience
  32. 75 Dollar BillI Was Real
  33. Alexander TuckerGuild of the Asbestos Weaver
  34. Yao Bobby & Simon GrabDiamonds
  35. John TilburyThe Tiger’s Mind
  36. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  37. Sly & The Family DroneGentle Persuaders
  38. Holly HerndonPROTO
  39. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  40. Hey ColossusFour Bibles
  41. Cosey Fanni TuttiTUTTI
  42. Theon CrossFyah
  43. GholdInput>chaos
  44. Shit and ShineDoing Drugs, Selling Drugs
  45. Black to CommSeven Horses For Seven Kings
  46. LoftAnd Departt From Mono Games
  47. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  48. Nkisi7 Directions
  49. Philip ThomasChristian Wolff – Preludes, Variations, Studies and Incidental Music
  50. Stephen MallinderUm Dada
  51. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  52. Ifriqiyya ElectriqueLaylet El Booree
  53. Abdu AliFiyah!!!
  54. Oli XLRogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer
  55. Rian TreanorAtaxia
  56. Yugen BlakrokAnima Mysterium
  57. MatmosPlastic Anniversary
  58. DeerhunterWhy Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
  59. Blood IncantationHidden History of the Human Race
  60. Floating PointsCrush
  61. Debby FridayDeath Drive
  62. DavePsychodrama
  63. Buck YoungBuck II: Where Do You Want It?
  64. Giant SwanGiant Swan
  65. Tunes of NegationReach the Endless Sea
  66. Dis FantasyDis Fantasy
  67. Shanti CelesteTangerine
  68. ShortparisТак закалялась сталь (Thus The Steel Was Tempered)
  69. KleinLifetime
  70. Cate Le BonReward
  71. Jennifer WalsheAll The Many Peopls
  72. TriplegoYeux Rouges
  73. Headie OneMusic x Road
  74. Whistling ArrowWhistling Arrow
  75. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  76. My DiscoEnvironment
  77. Ana Roxanne~~~
  78. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  79. RaktaFalha Comum
  80. Oliver CoatesJohn Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky + Three High Places
  81. Bill OrcuttOdds Against Tomorrow
  82. King Midas SoundSolitude
  83. Kate TempestThe Book of Traps and Lessons
  84. Felicia AtkinsonThe Flower and the Vessel
  85. SoteParallel Persia
  86. MeatraffleBastard Music
  87. Carter Tutti VoidTriumvirate
  88. Carl Gari & Abdullah MiniawyWhities 023 (The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor)
  89. Thurston MooreSpirit Counsel
  90. Meemo CommaSleepmoss
  91. MembranesWhat Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away
  92. Gum Takes ToothArrow
  93. FenellaFenella
  94. Laura Cannell & Polly WrightSing as the Crow Flies
  95. WarmduscherTainted Lunch
  96. MoE and Mette RasmussenTolerancia Picante
  97. Mega BogDolphine
  98. John ZornTractatus Musico-Philosophicus: Philosophical Investigations from the Invisible Theatre
  99. Matana RobertsCOIN COIN Chapter Four: Memphis
  100. Alameda 5Eurodrome
  101. ScornCafe Mor