Crack Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2019

Crack Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2019

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49.

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
76
24 reviews

48.

August 23, 2019
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

47.

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
87
30 reviews

Titanic Rising sounds cathartic and triumphant.

46.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

45.

February 8, 2019
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

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

44.

October 18, 2019
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

43.

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

42.

July 25, 2019
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

41.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

40.

April 12, 2019
Critic Score
90
22 reviews

36.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

35.

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
77
1 review

34.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

33.

February 22, 2019
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

30.

July 19, 2019
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

29.

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

27.

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
81
24 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.

February 15, 2019
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

24.

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

23.

June 28, 2019
Critic Score
84
26 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.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

21.

February 22, 2019
Critic Score
80
1 review

20.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

18.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

17.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

14.

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

13.

March 29, 2019
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

12.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
87
18 reviews

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

10.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

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

9.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
93
34 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.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
33 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.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

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

5.

June 13, 2019
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

4.

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

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

2.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
85
16 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.

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
32 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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