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.

Slant: The 25 Best Albums of 2019

16 December 2019

Slant Magazine: The 25 Best Albums of 2019

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

  1. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  2. FKA twigsMagdalene
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  4. Thom YorkeAnima
  5. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  6. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  7. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  8. ClairoImmunity
  9. Alex CameronMiami Memory
  10. Jenny HvalThe Practice of Love
  11. Hot ChipA Bath Full of Ecstasy
  12. MadonnaMadame X
  13. Bruce SpringsteenWestern Stars
  14. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  15. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  16. Todd SniderCash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3
  17. The RaconteursHelp Us Stranger
  18. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  19. The RegrettesHow Do You Love?
  20. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  21. Holly HerndonPROTO
  22. ChromaticsCloser to Grey
  23. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  24. Brittany HowardJaime
  25. Bonnie “Prince” BillyI Made a Place