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Top Albums of 2019

Every year for this past decade I have released a top albums of the year at the new year. As I was making this years list I took a look at the archives of these lists and was blown away that the first one I did was for 2010.

An important note when reviewing my list for this year and past years if you want to look back. The criteria for the albums on these lists are all albums I have listened to a lot, that were also released in the year of the list. Many times, the album I listen to the most throughout the year, does not make the list because it was released the year prior and I missed it when it was released. So if there are glaring omissions, that may be why.

This year was a good one for music. I feel that my list got longer than it normally is because as I was scrolling through spotify I was really excited about a lot of these albums.

At the top of this year it will need to be -Ugh, those feels again by Snoh Aalegra. I listened to this album so much this past year. It was also an album release that I added to my calendar and was consciously counting down the days for. That doesn't happen too much anymore.

Snoh Aalegra - Ugh, those feels again

James Blake - Assume Form

Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning

Raveena - Lucid

Tyler, The Creator - IGOR

Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY 01

Ari Lennox - Shea Butter Baby

Bon Iver - i,i

Anderson. Paak - Ventura

Jordan Rakei - Origin

Mac Ayres - Juicebox

Chris LaRocca - Saudade

GoldLink - Diaspora

Honourable Mention

Rapsody - Eve

Rex Orange County - Pony

Maggie Rogers -Heard It In A Past Life

Lief Vollebekk - New Ways

Goeffroy - 1952

Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

Kaytranada - BUBBA

Rhye - Spirit

Thrupence - Piano Works


Albums I know are great but haven't listened to enough

Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Solange - When I Get Home

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

Brittany Howard - Jaime

SiR - Chasing Summer

This list is a lot longer than years prior. If you're keen at all on those past years you can find them here

What are some of your favourite albums of last year?