Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2019

Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2019

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24. Brittany Howard - Jaime

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

23. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

22. Chromatics - Closer To Grey

October 2, 2019
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

21. Holly Herndon - PROTO

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

20. Big Thief - U.F.O.F.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
83
22 reviews

19. The Regrettes - How Do You Love?

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. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising

April 5, 2019
Critic Score
86
27 reviews

17. The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
75
25 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. Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
86
19 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. Madonna - Madame X

June 14, 2019
Critic Score
69
18 reviews

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

10. Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

9. Alex Cameron - Miami Memory

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
76
15 reviews

8. Clairo - Immunity

August 2, 2019
Critic Score
74
21 reviews

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

6. Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
78
36 reviews

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

5. Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
77
26 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. Thom Yorke - ANIMA

June 27, 2019
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

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

3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
92
30 reviews

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

2. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
89
29 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. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
31 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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2mo
Boring. So predictable. Is there a list out there that can really surprise?
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