Best New Albums of the Week (Jan. 21-Jan. 27) — Plus, an updated list of the Best Albums of 2019!

New Albums from this Week, Ranked:

6. XXXTENTACION Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4 – XXXTENTACION

Highlights: “Sauce!” / “Gassed Up!”


5. Goes West – William Tyler

Highlights: “Rebecca” / “Virginia Is For Loners”


4. Love Hates What You Become – Lost Under Heaven

Highlights: “Love Hates What You Become” / “Savage Messiah”


3. Homebrew – DIRE GNOME

Highlights: “Skinshifter” / “The Undesignated Flightpath of a Teenage Astronaut”


2. Almost Free – FIDLAR

Highlights: “By Myself” / “Almost Free”


  1. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center

Highlights: “Dylan Thomas” / “Didn’t Know What I Was In For”


Best Albums of 2019, So Far

  1. IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME – The Twilight Sad (2nd week)
  2. Phoenix – Pedro the Lion (2nd week)
  3. Outer Peace – Toro y Moi (2nd week)
  4. Remind Me Tomorrow – Sharon Van Etten (2nd week)
  5. Heard It In A Past Life – Maggie Rogers (2nd week)
  6. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center (1st week)
  7. Almost Free – FIDLAR (1st week)
  8. Assume Form – James Blake (2nd week)
  9. Future Hndrxx Presents: THE WZRD – Future (2nd week)
  10. Homebrew – DIRE GNOME (1st week)
  11. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? – Deerhunter (2nd week)
  12. Love Hates What You Become – Lost Under Heaven (1st week)
  13. Goes West – William Tyler (1st week)
  14. XXXTENTACION Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4 – XXXTENTACION (1st week)


Quick aside regarding the Twilight Sad:

I got a tattoo for their new album yesterday. It’s that good.

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