The Top “However Many Albums I’ve Listened To In 2019” Albums Of 2019, So Far

The Big Freeze

  • Laura Stevenson’s chilly new album is smooth, euphonic, and relentlessly intimate. Truly a revelation.

Titanic Rising

  • Weyes Blood’s new album Titanic Rising is a cinematic masterpiece. An unbelievable feat of sweeping everythings, it is easily one of the best albums of 2019.

The Seduction of Kansas

  • Priests is back with a solid new album. It’s a different direction for the band. Lyrically, they’ve gone more literary and symbolic. Sonically, it doesn’t hit as hard as it used to. The glaring lack of chops in guitar and drums becomes apparent because of this. It’s still good, I guess. But it’s not really punk anymore, which I loved about them, and is why I own two of their official merch shirts.

Me You They We

  • Ages and Ages is neat. This album is fine.

Morbid Stuff

  • When I was in Chicago a few months ago, I met someone who loved PUP. Like, it was one of their favorite bands. I turned them on to Japandroids, whom I felt paralleled much of the sensibilities of PUP. PUP’s new album rivals the best output of Japandroids. I really, really enjoyed it.

LOVE

  • Not really my favorite type of pop, but a solid pop record nonetheless. I prefer Maggie and Sigrid’s brand of pop, personally.

 


  1. Paris – OWEL
  2. IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME – The Twilight Sad
  3. Titanic Rising – Weyes Blood
  4. PSYCHODRAMA – Dave
  5. Phoenix – Pedro the Lion
  6. Heard It In A Past Life – Maggie Rogers 
  7. Sucker Punch – Sigrid
  8. To Each His Own – E.B. The Younger
  9. When I Get Home – Solange
  10. Remind Me Tomorrow – Sharon Van Etten 
  11. In Search of the Miraculous – Desperate Journalist
  12. LP3 – American Football
  13. Outer Peace – Toro y Moi
  14. Beware of the Dogs – Stella Donnelly
  15. Crushing – Julia Jacklin
  16. The Big Freeze – Laura Stevenson
  17. Girl With Basket Of Fruit – Xiu Xiu
  18. WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
  19. Morbid Stuff – PUP
  20. Ulfilas’ Alphabet – Sundara Karma
  21. Gallipoli – Beirut 
  22. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center 
  23. Rap Or Go To The League – 2 Chainz
  24. The Seduction of Kansas – Priests
  25. Olympic Girls – Tiny Ruins 
  26. Good At Falling – The Japanese House
  27. Me You They We – Ages and Ages
  28. Nowhere Now Here – MONO 
  29. Electric Lady Sessions – LCD Soundsystem
  30. The Door to Doom – Candlemass
  31. Tasmania – Pond
  32. On The Line – Jenny Lewis
  33. SUGA – Kyle Dion
  34. This is Not the End – Spielbergs
  35. Almost Free – FIDLAR
  36. FIVE – White Lies
  37. Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken
  38. Betty – Betty Who
  39. Assume Form – James Blake
  40. LOVE – MARINA
  41. Everythings For Sale – Boogie
  42. Future Hndrxx Presents: THE WZRD – Future
  43. GREY Area – Little Simz
  44. Five Stars – Higher Brothers
  45. The World Is Yours 2 – Rich The Kid
  46. Homebrew – DIRE GNOME 
  47. placeholder – Hand Habits
  48. This Is How You Smile – Helado Negro
  49. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? – Deerhunter
  50. Vernissage My Heart – Bilderbuch
  51. Stuffed & Ready – Cherry Glazerr 
  52. AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey
  53. Death Race For Love – Juice WRLD
  54. Love Hates What You Become – Lost Under Heaven
  55. Berkeley’s On Fire – SWMRS
  56. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR – HEALTH 
  57. Goes West – William Tyler
  58. What Chaos Is Imaginary – Girlpool 
  59. Zeppelin Over China – Guided By Voices 
  60. Nothing Happens – Wallows
  61. Helium – HOMESHAKE 
  62. Groove Denied – Stephen Malkmus
  63. American Love Call – Durand Jones & The Indications
  64. Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt 
  65. XXXTENTACION Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4 – XXXTENTACION 
  66. Lux Prima – Karen O and Danger Mouse
  67. Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited – Mercury Rev

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