I’ve finally narrowed my list of favorite music releases of 2019 to 22. I tried my hardest to get it lower, but I just couldn’t boot any more from the list.

With that said, here’s the general order of preference:

  1. Clairo - Immunity
  2. King Princess - Cheap Queen
  3. Bon Iver - i,i
  4. Hatchie - Keepsake
  5. Better Oblivion Community Center - s/t
  6. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
  7. Middle Kids - New Songs for Old Problems
  8. Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock
  9. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
  10. Maggie Rogers - Heard it in a Past Life
  11. Mannequin Pussy - Patience
  12. Tyler the Creator - IGOR
  13. Anderson .Paak - Ventura
  14. The New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
  15. Earthgang - Mirrorland
  16. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
  17. Khalid - Free Spirit
  18. Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs
  19. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Bandana
  20. Tank and the Bangas - Green Balloon
  21. Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!
  22. The Japanese House - Good at Failing

Feel free to listen along:

Are there any releases I missed, that you think I’d dig? Feel free to share in the comments.

If you don’t have Apple Music and are in need of some instant gratification, here are a few of my favorite performances from these artists:

Stella Donnelly:


Sharon Van Etten:

King Princess:

Maggie Rogers:

Middle Kids: