American Songwriter's Top 25 Albums of 2019

American Songwriter's Top 25 Albums of 2019

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Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
87
32 reviews

It may take some time and uninterrupted concentration, but the expansive All Mirrors grows on you with repeated plays.  It’s worth the effort.

Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

June 14, 2019
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

This is music to float in. It falls through the cracks between folk, country, jazz and even experimental; chugging and moseying along at its own deliberate pace.

Brittany Howard - Jaime

September 20, 2019
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

Despite its relatively brief 36 minute playing time, the disc’s concepts and sheer obliqueness makes it linger far longer as a bold declaration from a restlessly creative artist with plenty on her mind.

Duster - Duster

Duster - Duster
December 13, 2019
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

Duster is the band’s most sonically ambitious record to date and they have learned more than a few tricks in their time apart.

Dylan Leblanc - Renegade

Dylan Leblanc - Renegade
June 7, 2019
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

J.S. Ondara - Tales of America

February 1, 2019
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

November 1, 2019
Critic Score
86
25 reviews

This isn’t as immediately powerful or riveting as Love & Hate. But the multifaceted material, along with the pioneering, organic and often offbeat production, grows on you.

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth
April 5, 2019
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

January 18, 2019
Critic Score
85
36 reviews
This album manages to be striking even when the words are minimized or backgrounded.

Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury

September 27, 2019
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

Those with open minds and an affinity for ’80s sounds should warm up to this unanticipated, intense but generally enticing music.

The Highwomen - The Highwomen

September 6, 2019
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

This is a much needed shot in the arm from talented female singer-songwriters.

The Lumineers - III

The Lumineers - III
September 13, 2019
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

June 21, 2019
Critic Score
75
25 reviews

The ease with which they fall into these songs, picking up where they left off on 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely, shows the four piece has a connection that may transcend the music.

Yola - Walk Through Fire

February 22, 2019
Critic Score
74
6 reviews
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