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.

Featured Songs

  1. Billy Woods & Kenny Segal, Spider Hole, Hiding Places, Backwoodz Studioz, 2019
  2. Kills Birds, Worthy Girl, Kills Birds, KRO, 2019
  3. Yugen Blakrok, Picture Box, Anima Mysterium, I.O.T., 2019
  4. Tacocat, Hologram, This Mess Is a Place, Sub Pop, 2019
  5. The Highwomen, Redesigning Women, The Highwomen, Elektra, 2019
  6. Tomb Mould, Beg for Life, Planetary Clairvoyance, 20 Buck Spin, 2019
  7. Michael Kiwanuka, You Ain't the Problem, Kiwanuka, Polydor and Interscope, 2019
  8. Taylor Swift, Lover, Lover, Republic, 2019
  9. Sharon Van Etten, Seventeen, Remind Me Tomorrow, Jagjaguwar, 2019
  10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ghosteen Speaks, Ghosteen, Ghosteen Ltd and Bad Seed Ltd, 2019
  11. Sturgill Simpson, Make Art Not Friends, Sound & Fury, Elektra, 2019
  12. Ex Hex, Cosmic Cave, It's Real, Merge, 2019
  13. Ocean Music, Paris, Troubadour No. 1, King of Truth, 2019
  14. The Regrettes, California Friends, How Do You Love?, Warner, 2019
  15. Emily King, Caliche, Scenery, ATO, 2019
  16. Raphael Saadiq, Rikers Island, Jimmy Lee, Columbia, 2019
  17. Lizzo, Like A Girl, Cuz I Love You, Atlantic, 2019
  18. Jamila Woods, Muddy, Legacy! Legacy!, Jagjaguwar, 2019
  19. Lenny Dee, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Happy Holi-Dee, Decca, 1961
  20. Frank Zappa, You Didn't Try To Call Me, Freak Out, Verve, 1966
  21. Cat Stevens, Father and Son, Tea for the Tillerman, A&M, 1970
  22. Johnny Cash, Father and Son (feat. Fiona Apple), Unearthed 3: Redemption Songs, American, 2003
  23. Saba, Busy / Sirens (feat. theMind), Care For Me, Saba Pivot, 2018
  24. DJ Shadow, Rocket Fuel (feat. De La Soul), Our Pathetic Age, Mass Appeal, 2019