Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2019

Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2019

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100.

March 1, 2019
Critic Score
87
18 reviews

99.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews
This album makes you think more and more with each listen as its layered brilliance unravels in new, exciting ways.

98.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
85
17 reviews
Even if the Death Grips comparisons have always been ill-fitting, on his latest record it's clear, now more than ever, that Peggy is in his own lane.

97.

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
80
28 reviews
A challenging, interesting, and demanding album that cues up a bright, loud future for Gordon's solo career.

96.

October 11, 2019
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

95.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Dissolution
November 22, 2019
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

94.

March 8, 2019
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

Though Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) might not have diagrammed a 12-step program for smiling, the resulting model is informed by a spirit of persistence that one cannot help but be influenced by.

93.

March 8, 2019
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

Foals are not yet a bad band, they are still too competent for that, but this record's promise is blunted by its workmanlike enthusiasm.

92.

July 26, 2019
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

91.

May 24, 2019
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

Atlanta Millionaires Club is an intriguing step up from Webster, and she's given herself permission to proceed in a number of directions from here.

88.

Luke Temple - Both-And
September 13, 2019
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

85.

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
79
27 reviews

They have been put on this planet to create beautiful, awe-inspiring packages of synth pop and alternative dance, a charge that A Bath Full of Ecstasy more than delivers on.

84.

November 22, 2019
Critic Score
69
14 reviews

83.

April 12, 2019
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

No Geography, the duo's ninth full-length over 25 years, is a seamless mix that throws in everything plus the kitchen sink.

82.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

LEGACY! LEGACY! educates and enrages but also moves, heals, and leaves you full-hearted with hips and shoulders swaying to each track's studied and hypnotic groove.

81.

SOAK - Grim Town
April 26, 2019
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

Granted, Grim Town does stretch on for a few minutes too long. But Monds-Watson still proves that the scenic route to adulthood is no less engaging—and certainly, that extra mile makes the humble closer "Nothing Looks the Same" all the more cathartic.

80.

May 10, 2019
Critic Score
79
15 reviews

This is one of those rare records that sounds like a Greatest Hits compilation and simultaneously a summer mixtape while, by the time winter rolls around, we'll be digging deeper into the reflective, cracked mirror lyrics to provide us with a little familiar, melancholic comfort.

79.

February 8, 2019
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

Her sound has gained a wide-scope cinematic feel without losing any of its raw intimacy.

78.

October 18, 2019
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

77.

Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
November 8, 2019
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

76.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

Cameron's third full-length sees him take on female perspectives to the toxic masculinity problem.

75.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

With mercury in her reach, Wolfe recoiled to find freedom, Birth of Violence's folk and country comfortability hitting her resourcefulness in a tornado.

74.

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
65
13 reviews
Spend time with this album. I categorically promise you that it was leave you elated. And then press play again.

72.

October 18, 2019
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

No doubt a gamble to make a wholesale change in your sound after an acclaimed debut, Tamko delivers a confidently mature album with the sonics to match.

70.

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

69.

Earthquake Lights - Distress Signals
April 12, 2019
Critic Score
70
1 review

67.

Electric Youth - Memory Emotion
August 9, 2019
Critic Score
60
4 reviews

64.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

House of Sugar tilts its cap at longtime (Sandy) Alex G fanatics, while opening a wide space for newcomers to dive into.

63.

April 19, 2019
Critic Score
73
20 reviews

On Serfs Up the band apparently shifted from cocaine and heroin to Ketamine and weed and, while correlation does not imply causation, this is a record less obtuse than previous offerings, though equally placed on a stage of ugliness.

62.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

Twelve Nudes is a protest album ... it's also a fantastic, filthy, punk rock record that offers to cement Furman's growing reputation as one of the best and, coincidentally, most important artists working today.

61.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

60.

C Duncan - Health
March 29, 2019
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

Health is easily Duncan's most three-dimensional release yet. It's fun, yet sincere, with top-notch compositions and arrangements that make it one of the best indie pop releases of 2019.

58.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
73
24 reviews

Influences begin to blend with the uninspired, and with that, Forever Turned Around fails to pack the punch Light Upon the Lake did so effortlessly.

57.

March 22, 2019
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

It's easily their most relaxed and thematically cohesive record, with darker undertones than expected, even for a band known to make emo rock.

55.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

Ode to Joy is a seemingly small-scale record; a pale-skinned beauty of an album that has much to say, says it deliberately, often quietly; like a whisper of advice from an old friend reminding you that you, me, we... need to carry on.

51.

September 13, 2019
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

Despite these brief lulls, Charli is another winning release from an artist who won't be stopped in pushing pop music into the 22nd century.

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