Crack Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2019

Crack Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2019

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49. Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

48. Headie One - Music X Road

August 23, 2019
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

47. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
86
27 reviews

Titanic Rising sounds cathartic and triumphant.

46. PTU - Am I Who I Am

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

45. Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

February 8, 2019
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

Her sparse instrumentation and delicate melodies demand calm attentiveness; few artists can silence a room as intently as Pratt does.

44. Caroline Polachek - Pang

October 18, 2019
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

43. Barker - Utility

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

42. Burna Boy - African Giant

July 25, 2019
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

41. Leif - Loom Dream

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

40. Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

April 12, 2019
Critic Score
91
20 reviews

36. Holly Herndon - PROTO

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

35. rRoxymore - Face To Phase

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
77
1 review

34. DaBaby - Baby On Baby

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

33. Julia Jacklin - Crushing

February 22, 2019
Critic Score
84
27 reviews

30. Maxo Kream - Brandon Banks

July 19, 2019
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

29. Eartheater - Trinity

Eartheater - Trinity
October 18, 2019
Critic Score
73
1 review

27. Girl Band - The Talkies

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

The Talkies is an album so viscerally brilliant it stays with you long after you’ve stopped listening, the silence ringing in your ears.

26. Efdemin - New Atlantis

February 15, 2019
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

24. Loraine James - For You and I

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

23. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana

June 28, 2019
Critic Score
84
25 reviews

At 16 tracks, it occasionally feels a touch too indulgent, but that’s easily forgiven when you wonder how many more records of this quality we might get if more of hip-hop’s key figures were as open-minded as these two.

22. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
83
22 reviews

21. Murlo - Dolos

February 22, 2019
Critic Score
80
1 review

20. Summer Walker - Over It

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

18. Solange - When I Get Home

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
82
23 reviews

17. Kedr Livanskiy - Your Need

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

14. Octo Octa - Resonant Body

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

13. Quelle Chris - Guns

March 29, 2019
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

12. Little Simz - GREY Area

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
87
17 reviews

This is Simz at her most enjoyable, delivering everything that makes her distinct but with a welcome layer of polish.

10. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

The Practice of Love is an ambitious undertaking and a bold new direction for Hval. It is, in a word, spellbinding.

9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
92
30 reviews

On Ghosteen Cave seems more vital than ever, a master of his craft who has taken the immense nature of grief and channelled it into an album that burns with beauty.

8. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

Norman Fucking Rockwell! feels like an album built to resist time – one of those songwriters’ records that could have been made whenever: Graceland, Blue, Tapestry.

6. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
87
32 reviews

Resplendent and theatrical, All Mirrors is Olsen’s most ambitious and best album yet.

5. Anthony Naples - Fog FM

June 13, 2019
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

4. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

On IGOR, Tyler is at his most vulnerable and heartfelt, and it suits him perfectly.

2. Kano - Hoodies All Summer

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
12 reviews
Each track is strikingly vivid, and several are accompanied with snippets of speech, as if they are intended to be experienced as intimate documentaries. Kano has taken the central themes from his last musical outing – joy and trauma, the clash of solidarity and claustrophobia of living in a close-knit community – and delved yet deeper.

1. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
89
29 reviews

Directly contrasting the cohesion of her previous releases, the veritable tapestry of sounds woven into MAGDALENE is among the album’s most rewarding assets.

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