2019 in Music

10 Favorite New Albums

 

1. MAGDALENE, FKA twigs

2. Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey

3. PROTO, Holly Herndon

4. Resonant Body, Octo Octa

5. HOMECOMING, Beyoncé 

6. Pang, Caroline Polachek

7. Charli, Charli XCX

8. Quiet Signs, Jessica Pratt

9. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Billie Eilish

10. Careful, Boy Harsher

 

10 New Favorite Old Albums

1. Midnight Cleaners, Cleaners from Venus (1982)

2. Camino Del Sol, Antena (1982) 

3. Come Away With ESG, ESG (1983)

4. I'm Not Dancing, Tirzah (2013)

5. A Trip to Marineville, Swell Maps (1979)

6. Unseen Worlds, Laurie Spiegel (1991)

7. The Deep End, Saloli (2018)

8. Boy Soprano, Miharu Koshi (1985)

9. Flowers of Evil, Suzanne Ciani (1969)

10. Songs For the 10 Voices of the 2 Prophets, Terry Riley (1983)

5 New Favorites

1. Isabella Lovestory 

2. Duke

3. Maruwa

4. Otha

5. Esther Rose

 

5 Best Live Shows

1. Joanna Newsom @ El Museo de Barrio

2. Robyn @ Madison Square Garden

3. Bikini Kill @ Kings Theater

4. Charli XCX @ Terminal 5

5. Bill Callahan @ Murmurr 

Honorable mentions: Priests, Jenny Hval, Carla dal Forno, Kedr Livanskiy, Bella Boo, Peppa Pig, the video of Young Thug finding out dogs have periods, Lana Del Rey confirming she's a basic bitch, "are my friends really friends now, or are they far gone," Sky Ferreira tweeting about relating to Vox Lux, the line in 100 gecs' "ringtone" where Laura Les sings "I got a little crush or somethin," Billie Eilish's Invisalign, the exact moment when "Hold Up" turns into "Countdown" on HOMECOMING, the Perfume Genius "this mouse from now on" tweet

30 Favorite Songs