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2019 Music Year End List Aggregate

These numbers are obtained from the 128 lists found at the end of this page.


Honorable Mention:
Clairo - Immunity (49), Caroline Polachek - Pang (48), Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center (48), The Highwomen - The Highwomen (48), Ari Lennox - Shea Butter Baby (46), JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs (46), Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury (46), Rapsody - Eve (45), Lingua Ignota - Caligula (44), Maggie Rogers - Heard It In A Past Life (44), Denzel Curry - ZUU (44), Beyoncé - HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM (42), Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe (42), Loraine James - For You and I (41), Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (41), Summer Walker - Over It (41), Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places (40), Flying Lotus - Flamagra (40), Sampa The Great - The Return (39), Burna Boy - African Giant (39), Richard Dawson - 2020 (37), PUP - Morbid Stuff (37), Holly Herndon - PROTO (37), Mannequin Pussy - Patience (36), Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls (35), Young Thug - So Much Fun (35), Fat White Family - Serfs Up! (34), Sunn O))) - Life Metal (34), Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile (34), 75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real (32), Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive (32), King Princess - Cheap Queen (32), DaBaby - Baby On Baby (32), Wilco - Ode to Joy (31), The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears (31), Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee (31), DaBaby - KIRK (31), Caterina Barbieri - Ecstatic Computation (30), The Chemical Brothers - No Geography (30), Baroness - Gold & Grey (30), Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club (30), Vanishing Twin - The Age Of Immunology (28), Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle (27), Octo Octa - Resonant Body (27), Anderson .Paak - Ventura (27), Sudan Archives - Athena (27), Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings (27), Hot Chip - A Bath Full of Ecstasy (27), Rammstein - Rammstein (26), Gary Clark Jr. - This Land (26)
How Points are Measured

Ranked Lists
1st Place:
10 points
2nd Place:
8 points
3rd place:
6 points
Top 10:
5 points
Top 25:
3 points
Other:
1 point
Unranked Lists
10 Albums or Less:
5 points
25 Albums or Less:
3 points
More than 25 Albums:
1 point
Recent Additions
Jan 20
NBHAP
Jan 13
Magnet, The Key, Chorus.fm
Jan 06
MondoSonoro, Good Morning America, Idolator, Okayplayer
Jan 05
Norman Records
Jan 02
Obscure Sound, Passion of the Weiss, Spill Magazine, American Songwriter, Under the Radar
Dec 31
Kerrang!
Dec 30
The Young Folks, The Observer: Kitty Empire
Dec 28
XLR8R
Dec 27
Vinyl Me, Please, The Wild Honey Pie, GQ [UK], WIRED
Dec 26
Magnetic
Dec 25
The Music
Dec 24
Far Out Magazine, Esquire (UK), BrooklynVegan
Dec 23
Classic Rock Magazine, Vibe, Dummy
Dec 22
musicOMH, Complex UK, Spectrum Culture
Dec 21
The Needle Drop, Thrillist
Dec 20
Sputnikmusic, The Alternative, NOW Magazine, Gigwise, The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, The Guardian
Dec 19
MTV News, Yahoo Entertainment, FACT, The FADER, The A.V. Club
Dec 18
Mixmag, PAPER, Clash
Dec 17
The Vinyl Factory, Q Magazine, God Is In The TV, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Hypebeast, USA Today, No Ripcord
Dec 16
Junkee, Northern Transmissions, NME, DJ Mag, Metal Hammer
Dec 15
Louder Than War, Gothamist, Gaffa (Denmark), Gaffa (Sweden)
Dec 13
Bandcamp Daily, PEOPLE, The Wall Street Journal: Mark Richardson, Us Weekly
Dec 12
Noisey, Slant Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Esquire
Dec 11
The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich, Los Angeles Times: Mikael Wood, Les Inrocks, Dazed, NPR Music
Dec 10
Resident Advisor , Billboard, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, Slate, Loud and Quiet
Dec 09
Chicago Tribune: Greg Kot, Fresh Air: Ken Tucker, Associated Press, OOR, Radio X, The Washington Post: Chris Richards, Crack Magazine, PopMatters
Dec 05
AllMusic, Fopp, Rolling Stone, KCRW, The New York Times: Jon Caramanica, The New York Times: Jon Pareles
Dec 04
Vulture, FLOOD, The Wire
Dec 03
Gorilla vs. Bear, Double J, Complex, GQ, Stereogum, The Ringer, Treble
Dec 02
Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Glide, Paste, The Quietus
Dec 01
Albumism
Nov 29
Bleep
Nov 27
Piccadilly Records, TIME
Nov 26
Drift, The Skinny
Nov 25
Alternative Press, Revolver, BBC Radio 6 Music
Nov 21
Uncut
Nov 16
MOJO
Nov 12
Decibel, Rough Trade
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Comments
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1mo
that's history
1y
Norman Records and Idolator are out
1y
Lana is truly winning last year, wow. We love to see it
1y
Please, consider adding Nialler9 Top 40 Albums of 2019, it’s a well known music blog from Ireland (2)
1y
GQ Russia (different from english version)
https://www.gq.ru/entertainment/best-albums-2019
1y
The Music (Australia) are out, sumbitted it x
1y
ya'll need to relax
1y
Missing Spectum Culture
1y
Can admin post the criteria needed for the lists to be included into the aggregate? Anyway, why did both NPR lists (Ken Tucker and general consensus) count but not for Rolling Stone?
1y
yikes list
1y
Why are you deleted BBC News list?
1y
San Jose Mercury News has both a year-end list of 2019 albums and a decade-end list for the 2010s yet to be included.
1y
Still wondering why the admin refused to add Variety's lists even though I've submitted it via Suggested List. It's not like they are some random unknown websites to begin with. Anyway, Atwood Magazine and Riff Magazine should be counted since they are doing album reviews too.
1y
Can we use the Suggested List form to submit lists instead of making the entire comment section about it.

And can the Sufjan, Jon, ThisIsMyShow, Spacelized person stop making multiple accounts to suggest the same lists over and over. It's not helping anything.
1y
It’s missing Rob Sheffield’s list from RS
1y
Q Magazine list also out! Scene and Mercury News still not added tho
1y
Rob Sheffield posted his individual top 20 albums of 2019 for Rolling Stone (not their staff consensus) I submitted it.
1y
Is there any way for AOTY to provide a breakdown of the countries providing the lists? Surely the American websites/publications lead the way, but how well represented is the UK? Or other nations - Canada? Australia?

Also, what is the list breakdown by genre?

I am NOT complaining in the slightest, just wondering what it all would look like...
1y
Mtv published list tody
1y
Guys please don't stop updating. Complex UK, Gaffa Sweden, Scene, Mercury News, Esquire are out and they are all reliable!
1y
Bandcamp has their full list out now too.
1y
Slant and Vice are out!
1y
The Observer: Scene has posted a list
1y
Scene’s Best Albums of 2019 is also out!!
1y
Where's the Variety's list? They're reliable critic
1y
"Lover" deserves more.
1y
Though the rest of Resident Adviser's list was unranked, they ranked MAGDALENE as the best album of the year. +10.
1y
REAGE WIZEBLAD
1y
NPR still not added?
1y
lol lana del ray
1y
Well Norman FM is absolutely the best album of the year
1y
NPR dropped a top 10 list earlier today
1y
Exclaim!, Variety and OOR lists are still not included?
1y
What about Variety lists?
1y
COME ON LANA YOU CAN DO THIS
1y
We have at least 70 more end of year lists to formulate a better aggregate, I'm very excited to see if there are any big change-ups!
1y
STUPID HORSE I JUST FELL OUT OF THE PORSCHE
1y
Resident not included? www.resident-music.com/collection&path=31344
1y
Why Rich Brian album isnt on top 50?
1y
Dedicated deserves top 10 at least!!!!!!!!!
1y
Bruh where the fuck is IGOR
1y
You added then removed Uncut's 75 albums of the year (Weyes Blood is #1 on this list.) Is there a reason for this?
1y
15/11 Your algorithm is off. Weyes blood has too many points - it's not top of either list.
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