Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2019

Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2019

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51.

Jaws - The Ceiling
April 5, 2019
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

50.

Liz Lawrence - Pity Party
October 25, 2019

48.

May 31, 2019
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

47.

King Nun - Mass
October 4, 2019
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

46.

May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

45.

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
73
17 reviews

Sure, it’s extremely well-produced and polished, to a point of occasional sickly sweetness, and the sometimes squeaky vocals and cheesy, inoffensive themes might not be to everyone's taste, but Metal Galaxy had me bopping along with a beaming smile throughout its whole 57 minute runtime, which is more than I can say for most metal releases this year.

43.

October 25, 2019
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

His previous self-released work featured a lot of youthful optimism, and Pony is a matured evolution of this. He’s successfully maintained his signature spirited and upbeat sound but delivered it in a fresh and un-sickly package.

42.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

While every texture isn’t perfect on this record, (Sandy) Alex G has flexed all of his songwriting credentials.

41.

August 16, 2019
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

39.

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

38.

August 9, 2019
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

It’s a giant leap from We Slept At Last.

37.

January 18, 2019
Critic Score
84
39 reviews

Releasing her fifth studio album Remind Me Tomorrow, she tests the boundaries with what she can do, and has gone further than she ever imagined.

35.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

It’s distinctly Two Door Cinema Club but it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard from them before. It’s clever. It’s big-league. It’s ballsy. And most of all it’s fun.

32.

January 25, 2019
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

Amo is a record that pushes and pulls you, whether a hardcore fan or a casual listener, into almost every direction imaginable.

31.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
81
25 reviews
Amongst their infectious mystery, black midi offer an enticing musicality that transcends scene or common genre, but instead captures modern virtuosity at its finest.

30.

February 8, 2019
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

28.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

Late Night Feelings is a very listenable album with some excellent highlights, but a grand and new sonic statement it is not.

26.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
73
13 reviews

The LP is a declaration of love, a going-back-to-the-roots, a bucolic dream of Australia.

25.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

24.

August 9, 2019
Critic Score
82
39 reviews

There’s a warmth to the album overall, delicately balanced with vulnerability, making it equal parts comforting and heartbreaking.

23.

August 16, 2019
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard aren’t just exploring their musical capabilities – they’re telling a story.

21.

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

A tumultuous mix of experimental jazz, psychedelic-infused guitar licks, and a vibrant array of warm tones seep through elements of bass guitar and synth – Jaime is sensational in its depiction of female sexuality, overcoming religious guilt and understanding comeuppance.

20.

October 18, 2019
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

It’s triumphant, exciting and eminently listenable.

19.

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

18.

April 19, 2019
Critic Score
70
24 reviews

Social Cues spans 13 tracks laden with honey-sweet vocals and warm synths played over darker, seductive undertones, resulting in their most sophisticated and captivating offering yet.

17.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
93
34 reviews

Despite a few questionable experimental moments (that simply make the albums more Bad Seeds-eque) the highlights soar to towering heights, making the piece a triumph.

16.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

This is one of Kano’s strongest albums yet that has seen him take a more extrinsic outlook than on previous record Made In The Manor.

15.

January 18, 2019
Critic Score
72
26 reviews

It's this strong songwriting that brings all these new sounds and styles together and is what will continue to set her apart from her contemporaries.

14.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

Hypersonic Missiles isn’t just a collection of songs from a talented young man, it’s an education for anyone who wants to know the confusing reality of life in Great Britain in 2019 when you haven’t been handed everything on a plate.

12.

Matt Maltese - Krystal
November 8, 2019
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

11.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

9.

November 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
32 reviews

8.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

Ultimately, Fear Inoculum is a record that will never lose its potency; it'll be passed down from this generation to the next, and the generation after that. And, crucially, the Tool back catalogue retains its prestige and indispensable greatness.

7.

April 12, 2019
Critic Score
90
22 reviews

Dogrel definitely delivers on the tremendous hype, after their singles have done anything but fall on deaf ears. Watch this space.

6.

April 19, 2019
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

A truly honest, empowering album of advice to dance, love and live your life by.

5.

November 1, 2019
Critic Score
86
28 reviews

Blending a range of influences, sounds and themes to ensure a creative and compelling end result, this is one of the very finest recent R&B records, blending the personal, political, and pure to dazzling effect.

4.

March 8, 2019
Critic Score
89
12 reviews

3.

March 8, 2019
Critic Score
81
26 reviews
They may be a man down, but Foals have recalibrated and returned with a newfound creative synergy, culminating in something phenomenal and compelling, transcending us all.

2.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
87
18 reviews
Original Source: https://www.gigwise.com/features/3367915/gigwise-51-best-albums-of-2019
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