Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2019

Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2019

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24.

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

23.

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

22.

October 2, 2019
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

21.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

20.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

19.

August 9, 2019
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
The album harnesses the band’s infectious enthusiasm for their material to make the familiar sound new again.

18.

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
87
30 reviews

17.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
75
27 reviews

Help Us Stranger is another compelling exhibit in the band’s continuing quest to prove that there’s still more to be mined from the supposedly anachronistic guitar-rock template.

15.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

LEGACY! LEGACY! chronicles the adversity that women of color regularly face, but at the heart of Woods’s music is an urgent desire to heal and be healed.

12.

June 14, 2019
Critic Score
70
23 reviews

Madame X sounds like the work of an artist reawakened, and one who’s got something to say.

10.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

9.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

8.

August 2, 2019
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

The album is steeped in warm acoustics juxtaposed by austere observations about life and love.

6.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
79
41 reviews

Taken on its own terms ... Father of the Bride is generous with its rewards.

5.

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

Jepsen’s fourth album, Dedicated, is a carefully calibrated attempt at brand extension, reprising the effervescent pop of her last two albums while at the same time acknowledging that the 33-year-old is now a full-grown woman.

4.

June 27, 2019
Critic Score
82
33 reviews

The album’s juxtaposition of lyrical techno-dread with austere, ghostly electronic music is satisfyingly unsettling.

3.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
93
34 reviews

On Ghosteen, Cave doesn’t offer any answers, but there’s comfort to be found in keeping the questions open-ended.

2.

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
32 reviews

The album is a knotty meditation on the process of separating self-perception from public perception, and of twigs’s reclamation of her body and work as hers and hers alone.

1.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

With Norman Fucking Rockwell ... she’s made an album with the unfettered focus and scope worthy of her lofty repute.

Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/the-25-best-albums-of-2019/
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9mo
Boring. So predictable. Is there a list out there that can really surprise?
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