Top 104 Albums of 2019

In the interim since the last albums update, I’ve listened to twenty new LPs. Like most works of art, I, as someone whose ability to create art isn’t particularly impressive, can at least appreciate the majority of them. There are a few outliers, of course. The new Vampire Weekend was such a stark drop-off from Modern Vampires of the City, and the whiplash of loving that record and loathing this one so harsh, that it just had to be one of the lowest ranking LPs of the year so far. It was my civic duty.

20. Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

19. A Gaze Among Them – Big Brave

18. Escape From New York – Beast Coast, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies

17. Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy

16. Dedicated – Carly Rae Jepsen

  • This one being as low as it as really surprised me. I loved Emotion. Still a firm believer in CarJep and her inflatable sword.

15. RAMMSTEIN – Rammstein

14. Injury Reserve – Injury Reserve

  • If only every track worked as well as Rap Song Tutorial, which honed every quirk the instrumental trio was going for into one 2:22 masterpiece.

13. Nothing Great About Britain – slowthai

12. U.F.O.F. – Big Thief

11. Happy to Be Here – Barrie

10. Here Comes The Cowboy – Mac DeMarco

9. Flamagra – Flying Lotus

8. Reasons To Dream – whenyoung

7. The Best of Luck Club – Alex Lahey

6. I Am Easy to Find – The National

5. LEGACY! LEGACY! – Jamila Woods

4. Atlanta Millionaires Club – Faye Webster

3. Fever – Megan Thee Stallion

2. IGOR – Tyler, The Creator

  • I suspect this album, which I really liked upon first listen, will grow on me.

1. Young Enough – Charly Bliss

  • #1. Top ten of the year. I love this album.

  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. Young Enough – Charly Bliss
  8. Sucker Punch – Sigrid
  9. To Each His Own – E.B. The Younger
  10. When I Get Home – Solange
  11. Remind Me Tomorrow – Sharon Van Etten 
  12. In Search of the Miraculous – Desperate Journalist
  13. LP3 – American Football
  14. Outer Peace – Toro y Moi
  15. Beware of the Dogs – Stella Donnelly
  16. Oh My God – Kevin Morby
  17. Crushing – Julia Jacklin
  18. Raw Honey – Drugdealer
  19. IGOR – Tyler, The Creator
  20. The Big Freeze – Laura Stevenson
  21. Girl With Basket Of Fruit – Xiu Xiu
  22. WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
  23. Morbid Stuff – PUP
  24. Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
  25. Dogrel – FONTAINES D.C.
  26. Guns – Quelle Chris
  27. Atlanta Millionaires Club – Faye Webster
  28. Ulfilas’ Alphabet – Sundara Karma
  29. ARIZONA baby – Kevin Abstract
  30. Anger Management – Rico Nasty, Kenny Beats
  31. LEGACY! LEGACY! – Jamila Woods
  32. I Am Easy to Find – The National
  33. Gallipoli – Beirut 
  34. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center 
  35. Ventura – Anderson .Paak
  36. The Best of Luck Club – Alex Lahey
  37. Reasons To Dream – whenyoung
  38. Designer – Aldous Harding
  39. Invitation – Heather Woods Broderick
  40. Flamagra – Flying Lotus
  41. Here Comes The Cowboy – Mac DeMarco
  42. CrasH Talk – ScHoolboy Q
  43. Rap Or Go To The League – 2 Chainz
  44. Happy To Be Here – Barrie
  45. The Seduction of Kansas – Priests
  46. Olympic Girls – Tiny Ruins 
  47. Good At Falling – The Japanese House
  48. U.F.O.F. – Big Thief
  49. Me You They We – Ages and Ages
  50. Nowhere Now Here – MONO 
  51. Electric Lady Sessions – LCD Soundsystem
  52. The Door to Doom – Candlemass
  53. Tasmania – Pond
  54. On The Line – Jenny Lewis
  55. Nothing Great About Britain – slowthai
  56. SUGA – Kyle Dion
  57. This is Not the End – Spielbergs
  58. Almost Free – FIDLAR
  59. FIVE – White Lies
  60. Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken
  61. Injury Reserve – Injury Reserve
  62. Betty – Betty Who
  63. Assume Form – James Blake
  64. CORRESPONDENCE – Jens Lekman, Annika Norlin
  65. RAMMSTEIN – Rammstein
  66. LOVE – MARINA
  67. Everythings For Sale – Boogie
  68. Future Hndrxx Presents: THE WZRD – Future
  69. GREY Area – Little Simz
  70. Dedicated – Carly Rae Jepsen
  71. Warp and Woof – Guided By Voices
  72. Laughing Matter – Wand
  73. Five Stars – Higher Brothers
  74. The World Is Yours 2 – Rich The Kid
  75. Homebrew – DIRE GNOME 
  76. Apollo XXI – Steve Lacy
  77. placeholder – Hand Habits
  78. This Is How You Smile – Helado Negro
  79. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? – Deerhunter
  80. Escape From New York – Beast Coast, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies
  81. Vernissage My Heart – Bilderbuch
  82. Stuffed & Ready – Cherry Glazerr 
  83. AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey
  84. Death Race For Love – Juice WRLD
  85. Love Hates What You Become – Lost Under Heaven
  86. Berkeley’s On Fire – SWMRS
  87. VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR – HEALTH 
  88. Goes West – William Tyler
  89. What Chaos Is Imaginary – Girlpool 
  90. Zeppelin Over China – Guided By Voices 
  91. Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
  92. Nothing Happens – Wallows
  93. Helium – HOMESHAKE 
  94. Groove Denied – Stephen Malkmus
  95. A Gaze Among Them – Big Brave
  96. American Love Call – Durand Jones & The Indications
  97. Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt 
  98. XXXTENTACION Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4 – XXXTENTACION 
  99. Where Polly People Go To Read – Gus Dapperton
  100. Lux Prima – Karen O and Danger Mouse
  101. Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
  102. Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited – Mercury Rev
  103. Life Metal – Sunn O)))
  104. Violet Street – Local Natives

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