The Best Albums of 2019


As 2019 comes to a close, Jim and Greg reflect on the best albums of the year. They also hear from Sound Opinions producers and listeners about their favorites.

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The Best Albums of 2019

After listening to dozens and dozens of new albums in 2019, Jim and Greg share some of their favorites. They also hear from some of their producers and listeners.


  1. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You
  2. Sturgill Simpson, Sound & Fury
  3. Tacocat, This Mess Is a Place
  4. Grlwood, I Sold My Soul to the Devil When I Was 12
  5. Kills Birds, Kills Birds
  6. Ex Hex, It’s Real
  7. The Regrettes, How Do You Love?
  8. Lana Del Rey, Norman F*#$%&$ Rockwell!
  9. Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow

10.Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka


  1. Jamila Woods, Legacy! Legacy!
  2. Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Lee
  3. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Ghosteen
  4. Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka
  5. Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow
  6. Billy Woods and Kenny Segal, Hiding Places
  7. Sturgill Simpson, Sound & Fury
  8. Kills Birds, Kills Birds
  9. Yugen Blakrok, Anima Mysterium
  10. Shana Cleveland, Night of the Worm Moon


  • Alex Claiborne: Taylor Swift, Lover
  • Andrew Gill: Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow
  • Ayana Contreras: Emily King, Scenery


  • Sharon from Willowbrook: The Highwomen, The Highwomen
  • Bill from Nashville: Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance
  • Mike from Charlotte: Ex Hex, It’s Real
  • Jeremy from New York City: Ocean Music, Troubadour No. 1

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