FLOOD's Best Albums of 2019

FLOOD's Best Albums of 2019

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25. The Flaming Lips - King's Mouth

The Flaming Lips - King's Mouth
April 13, 2019
Critic Score
71
20 reviews

24. SASAMI - SASAMI

March 8, 2019
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

22. Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars

June 14, 2019
Critic Score
83
27 reviews

With a vocal sound richer and warmer—even friendlier—than it has been in the past, it appears as if the sun and the Western stars have indeed done Bruce some good.

20. Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
She went through a damn lot of heartache to get to this point, but this record shows us what she’s become: optimistic, unapologetic, head-over-heels in love with herself.

19. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
Each track is like an act of a play, so the record is both a fleshed-out story and a vibrant character study, with Tyler opening up about new facets of himself and blurring the line between fiction and autobiography—one of the songwriting techniques Tyler does best.

17. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
78
36 reviews

By no means a perfect album, Father of the Bride finds Vampire Weekend pulsing through another fine, finessed phase.

15. Taylor Swift - Lover

August 23, 2019
Critic Score
73
24 reviews

14. Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center

January 23, 2019
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

Overall, Better Oblivion Community Center doesn’t necessarily explore any new territory, but it does unite two people who feel the same way, and are able to explain this feeling in undeniable harmony. It’s haunting, it’s sad, it’s human.

11. PUP - Morbid Stuff

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

10. (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

9. Big Thief - Two Hands

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
86
20 reviews

8. Denzel Curry - ZUU

May 31, 2019
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
92
30 reviews

Everything might be as distant as the stars. But Nick Cave, on Ghosteen, makes empathy and elegy seem so near and touchable.

6. Oso Oso - Basking in the Glow

August 16, 2019
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

5. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
31 reviews
Del Rey and her noble Norman Rockwell-ian fantasies have moved past their original dreaminess and onto something harder and more real. Brava.

4. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
87
32 reviews

3. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
89
29 reviews

MAGDALENE dances along without ever dipping into easy catharsis, consumed with pain but unwavering in its determination to fight through it.

Original Source: http://floodmagazine.com/71913/the-best-albums-of-2019/
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