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:


I am a patient boy.

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