Best Albums of 2019


The Top Ten

1 Igor - Tyler, the Creator

I bet Tool's new album will be #1 as soon as it drops. I bet good money. If I lose my bet (that in the end, Tool will be #1), I will make a list called "Why albums suck and Pet Sounds is the worst album of all time." - JoLeKosovo

Definitely an unexpected album from Tyler but damn fantastic and shows how much he's evolved as an artist - Mcgillacuddy

Deserving of number 1 for now. Let's see how Tool's album will do. - DarkBoi-X

Amazing album, Tyler clearly shows how much he's developed as an artist. 10/10 - AlphaQ

2 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish

Trash album.

So good - ElSherlock

I wasn't a big fan of her 2017 EP. But this album is just amazing! - Mesel

This caught me off guard. actually a pretty good album - winterbreeze

3 Hexed - Children of Bodom

Very very VERY Underrated - DarkDamien

Make metal great again

Great album. My favorite metal album so far. List - Best Songs On Children of Bodom's Hexed - Metal_Treasure

Not out yet, But I’m sure It will be great! In fact It’s coming out tommorrow. - MegadethFan07

4 Fear Inoculum - Tool

My favorite album of the year. - RadioHead03

Best prog metal album of the 2010s

The new sound of tool is amazing, all the riffs in 7empest to maynards vocals in culling voices. We have waited 13 years for this album and it was worth it. Best album of 2019

This it by FAR the #1 album of the year best of the decade by far, nothing comes close to this masterpiece!

5 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

Also I love how the "worst" song of the the year (7 Rings) is on one of the "best" albums of the year. - Powell

It is interesting that there is more pop on this list than the best songs of the year list when usually people think of pop as a singles genre. - Powell

I find it to be much superior to "sweetener", next to "Dangerous Woman" it's her best work. Maybe my 2 star rating on "sweetener" was too harsh - 3 stars would have been fine as it was not dramatically bad but lacking the exciting musical enjoyment of her past records. Now "thank u next" has both the maturity of her previous album plus the poppiness of her 2016 work combined, making it insanely catchy but intelligent on top. - Martin_Canine

I kind of like this - ElSherlock

6 We are Not Your Kind - Slipknot

This, after release, hasn't disappointed at all. The multiple songs, Nero Forte, the icon of the album, shine through as unique. The sound and the vocals have gotten even better than before, and this album also mixes experimentation in the lot in a great manner. The songs can show to be really heavy, as Solway Firth, Red Flag, Nero Forte have shown. They can also be emotional, and sometimes plain scary with My Pain. I couldn't have asked for more with this.

By far the best of the year - unknown-soldier

One more week left till its release and I bet my balls this won't disappoint...#bing

#21? It hasn't even been released yet! - JoLeKosovo

7 Distance Over Time - Dream Theater

Terrible album guys. They are just recycling their older songs. They are way past their prime and there is no sense of creativity left within the band.

A true return to form following the mixed bag that was The Astonishing, Distance Over Time is a masterpiece of an album. - CaptDeadeye

I want to listen to Dream Theater soon. - DarkBoi-X

UNBELIEVEBLE! I AM SHOCKED... I really wasn't expected an album too...powerful, meaty, tight, energic, inspired, enjoyable, balanced. Their come back!

8 Lightning Language - K-Rino

I don't like the production here much, everything else is pretty good though. 7/10 - AlphaQ

Yeah, you can't go wrong with K-Rino when it comes to lyrics. The production might not be for everybody, but hip hop is more than just catchy songs and banging beats... - DaWyteNight

Rino still dropping better music in 2019 than most new gen rappers

9 Zuu - Denzel Curry

Really solid album from Denzel Curry, better than Taboo which is another amazing album. - AlphaQ

This was disappointing... - DaWyteNight

10 Norman F****** Rockwell - Lana Del Rey

If you weren't mine I'd be jealous of your love

I have sex with this album everyday.. its amazing

Lana Del Rey really likes swearing doesn't she? - Userguy44

The Newcomers

? Hi This is Flume - Flume
? Everything in Between - Jaron

The Contenders

11 Grey Area - Little Simz

Female Kendrick Lamar deserves a listen and a top 10 position.

This album is 35 minutes of wonderful bars, beats and melody. Hip hop at it's finest. - crowdiegal

12 Moonglow - Avantasia

A very good non-extreme metal album. If interested, go to the list Best Songs On Avantasia's Moonglow - Metal_Treasure

13 Malibu Ken - Aesop Rock, Malibu Ken, and Tobacco

To the horrible production, the creepy robot vocals, and Aesop's Rocks great big vocabulary and the fact that not much of what he says in this album even matters. It's really a disaster. 2/10 - MemeTheKeem

14 Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - The Comet is Coming
15 Big Baller Paradise - Big Baller B

Get this off the list lol - DaWyteNight

Greatest album of the year. hands down

GOAT - itsyamanpizzacan

16 The First Glass Beach Album - Glass Beach

This album is great. A mix of New Wave, Jazz and even a bit of Emo(I hate most emo music but older emo is ok I guess). Quite underrated. - DarkBoi-X

17 Empath - Devin Townsend

A very very good album. - Metal_Treasure

18 It's a Whimsical Afterlife - Avenade

Easily one of the greatest things to be released this year

19 Rammstein - Rammstein

One of the most anticipated albums of 2019 and it happened to be very good - Metal_Treasure

20 Titanic Rising - Weyes Blood

One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Perfect mix of chamber pop, 70s influences, and modern day experimental alternative music. Give it a listen.

Number 1 2019 Album on RateYourMusic!

21 Anima - Thom Yorke

I honestly don't understand why people don't like this. Anima is a true work of art, comparable to Radiohead's earlier masterpieces. It also proves that electronic music can be made to make great art rather than just dance music.

22 The Wings of War - Overkill

So far I feel like it's the strongest metal album this year, in terms of consistency and content. A good 50 minutes or so of thrash is all I need to be happy, really. Welcome to the Garden State is definitely a highlight, and overall I can't not enjoy this album. Overkill is still going strong. - TheRock222

23 1000 Gecs - 100 Gecs
24 The Nothing - Korn

Should be in the top 10. Great album. - Userguy44

25 Ginger - Brockhampton
26 Good Faith - Madeon

I've been waiting for this album for far too long, but it was SO WORTH IT. THIS THING IS A MASTERPIECE. Easily my album of the year, and one of the best electronica records I've listened to in ages. Madeon is so incredibly talented, and his music inspires me to create in a way that no other artist has. - Atham

27 American Football - American Football
28 III - Banks

My favorite album of the year, has a real the Weeknd vibe. Song highlights include Gimme, Look What You're Doing To Me, and Contaminated. - Y2K

29 Mordial - Car Bomb

Another evolution in their sound and man is it good. The production is great and the weird experiments they do is so cool. So far my metal aoty for sure. - cjWriter1997

30 Revelations of Oblivion - Possessed

A come back album by the pioneers of death metal after 33 years of silence! - Metal_Treasure

31 Amo - Bring Me the Horizon
32 She Is Coming - Miley Cyrus

This is terrible - ElSherlock

No, this is a mess. - AlphaQ

This is good

33 Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne

Who honestly cares about some punk girls? - AlphaQ

34 Free Spirit - Khalid
35 Happiness Begins - Jonas Brothers
36 Bandana - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

I am not feeling Freddie's rapping or the production on this album. Sorry not sorry - DaWyteNight

37 Madame X - Madonna

This album is a true masterpiece and should definitely be in top 10 for the year! It reached #1 on the Billboard 200 for Crying out loud! - Bigpickleman

Deserves to be WAY higher than it actually is. This album is influenced by many latin cultures and languages, including Spanish and Portugese. The collabs come together pretty well and doesn't sound out of place at all. The sound of this album is very diverse as well. Like Dark Ballet and God Control are perfect examples of how she can trick you with a sad piano ballad to just go into a whole nother song. The most important thing about this record though: the messages. Madonna talks about the struggles of minorities, gun control, the Batukas from Africa (group of talented women who play music), the lgbtq+ community and many, many more. I understand she will get past at because she's now in her 60s, but still- give her and this phenomenal record a chance. I'm positive you won't regret it. - Worksponge

38 Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone

Best album of 2019 hands down

39 Ascend - Illenium
40 May the Lord Watch - Little Brother
41 Everywhere at the End of Time - The Caretaker
42 Lil Wyte - Lil Wyte

Love this album! This is what a rap album should be, not like most albums that come out nowadays where it's hard to tell if it's an album or just a retail mixtape. - DaWyteNight

43 The Things We Can't Stop - Cold
44 Serotonin II - Yeule
45 Lil Big Man - Maxo

I have no idea who this is but from the samples on iTunes it made me wanna check it out. The only "Maxo" I've heard of is Maxo Kream. - DaWyteNight

46 Hiding Places - Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
47 Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
48 [usa] - Anamanaguchi
49 Girl with Basket of Fruit - Xiu Xiu

It's not bad but it's pretty abrasive at times. - AlphaQ

Personally, I really enjoy how abrasive it gets, and think that those sections make for some of the albums high points. - The_Crimson_King

Seems interesting, I'll listen to it. - JoLeKosovo

If you haven't heard them already, Xiu Xiu's albums A Promise and Fabulous Muscles are also very good if you haven't heard them already. - The_Crimson_King

The trout mask replica of our century? - djpenquin999

Golden Feelings by Beck reminded me of Trout Mask Replica, though I don't think it was trying to "imitate" it. A bit of a one-man trout mask replica. - JoLeKosovo

Virtually unlistenable. No redeeming value whatsoever. It's just... pretentious. - Martin_Canine

Have you tried listening to their album A Promise. It is far less abrasive, and I personally found it to be much more enjoyable. - The_Crimson_King

50 Girl - Maren Morris
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