Best Albums of 2019


The Top Ten

1 Igor - Tyler, the Creator 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 Hexed - Children of Bodom

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

3 Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

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

This album was kind of disappointing, it seems like she just threw this together at the last minute. Not to mention that this album contains the songs 7 Rings and Break Up With Your Girlfriend I'm bored. - DaWyteNight

This is her best album and, overall, the best album of 2019... so far!

4 Fear Inoculum - Tool

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

Easily the best so far. - slipperyjack30

Fantastic album

Can someone add Why Me. Why Not? by Liam Gallagher to this list?

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

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

Wow, supriselingly good

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.

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

So this is supposedly “Iowa level heavy...”

Looking forward to it. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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 Moonglow - Avantasia

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

The Newcomers

? Ghosteen - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
? All Mirrors - Angel Olsen

The Contenders

11 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

12 Grey Area - Little Simz

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

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

Get this off the list lol - DaWyteNight

Greatest album of the year. hands down

GOAT - itsyamanpizzacan

15 Empath - Devin Townsend

A very very good album. - Metal_Treasure

16 Rammstein - Rammstein

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

17 American Football - American Football
18 The Nothing - Korn

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

19 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

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

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

21 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

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22 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!

23 Revelations of Oblivion - Possessed

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

24 Amo - Bring Me the Horizon
25 She Is Coming - Miley Cyrus She Is Coming - Miley Cyrus

This is terrible - ElSherlock

No, this is a mess. - AlphaQ

This is good

26 Free Spirit - Khalid
27 A Quiet Farwell, Twenty Sixteen to Twenty Eighteen - Slauson Malone

Absolute masterpiece. Nothing else can really be said here honestly. - growlbunny

28 The First Glass Beach Album - Glass Beach 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

29 Bandana - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

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

30 May the Lord Watch - Little Brother
31 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

32 The Things We Can't Stop - Cold
33 Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve
34 Madame X - Madonna

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

35 Hiding Places - Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
36 Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone
37 Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne

Who honestly cares about some punk girls? - AlphaQ

38 A Place We Knew - Dean Lewis
39 Lil Big Man - Maxo 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

40 An Oblivion Above - Together to the Stars
41 Jimmy Lee - Raphael Saadiq
42 A Dawn to Fear - Cult of Luna
43 Happiness Begins - Jonas Brothers
44 Berserker - Amon Amarth
45 Flesh & Blood - Whitesnake
46 The Verdict - Queensrÿche
47 Morbid Stuff - Pup
48 Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi
49 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.

50 Remind Me Tomorrow - Sharon Van Etten

I really loved this one. This is like a good mix of the style of gorillaz and artic monkey with a women signer

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1. Grey Area - Little Simz
2. Zuu - Denzel Curry
3. Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - The Comet is Coming
1. Igor - Tyler, the Creator
2. We are Not Your Kind - Slipknot
3. Zuu - Denzel Curry
1. The Nothing - Korn
2. We are Not Your Kind - Slipknot
3. The Things We Can't Stop - Cold

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