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Top 48 Music Albums of 2019 by babyBlueSedan (2019)

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Some people measure the passage of time with each birthday, I do it with each year chart intro I write. As always, here are the dumb rules I follow:

1. Everything I listen to will be here because I am a completionist

2. The comments will vary wildly in quality and effort

3. Everything rated 70 or higher will someday work its way into my collection. Anything rated 65 or maaaaybe 60 is still recommended but I probably thought it had "consistency problems" or "no real standouts"

4. I've gotten a bit more critical with my rating scale because I noticed I rate 80% of albums a 65, so there may be a few more lower-rated albums this year

Chart updated: 06/15/2019 16:15 (Created: 01/23/2019 01:52). Chart size: 48 albums.

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RankAlbumArtist
1. (=)

Crush On MeUnited States Sir Babygirl
80/100
Bedroom pop

Like I always say (for the first time here), I like my rock understated and my pop overblown. I'm usually not a huge fan of this kind of bedroom pop stuff that feels pretty DIY, but this album actually sounds really nice and everything from the drums to the synths just fit together so nicely. From everything I've read about Sir Babygirl she seems like A Lot (TM), but it comes across in her music in the best way possible. Her choruses are manic and frenzied, and sometimes when you think the main hook has already hit another one comes out (like on "Cheerleader") that makes the song even better. She's a great lyricist too; "Heels" finds her lamenting that friends don't know her anymore because of how much she's changed, but that "lights shine brighter when there's tears in your eyes, I guess that's a nice surprise." "Flirting With Her" finds her comparing talking to a cute girl to butterflies screaming, and "Haunted House" perfectly captures my anxiety at parties.

There's not a bad song on this album, and it has reclaimed it's rightful place at number 1.
(First added to chart: 03/03/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2019:100Rank Score:20
Rank in 2010s7,660Overall Rank:32,551
Average Rating:  76/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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2. (=)

Hiding PlacesUnited States Billy Woods & Kenny Segal
80/100
Abstract? hip hop

I've been a fan of Woods for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I realized how masterful his 2012 album History Will Absolve Me is. If I'm being honest, there's nothing on this one that's groundbreaking or even as good as the best songs from that album. Woods still crafts stories in an interesting way that involves stringing related images together, and he still is a commanding presence on the mic. The production here is much more laid back than on the other albums of his that I've heard, but it works to the albums advantage as it lets Woods's lyrics stand front and center. I could list all of the lyrics on here that I like - his description of kids running free on "Bedtime," how he describes living as pretending to play an arcade game since you're out of money on "A day in a week in a year," the part in "bigfakelaugh" where he says he's got no plan to make things right because this ain't a Denzel movie - but I won't list them all because I think the opening of "houthi" sums up pretty much everything I love about his lyrics:

"Stood pooled in porch light
Cut my shadow off with a dull knife
Whispered in its ear, then sent it off into the night"
(First added to chart: 04/14/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2019:28Rank Score:65
Rank in 2010s3,864Overall Rank:19,092
Average Rating:  74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3. (=)

U.F.O.F.United States Big Thief
75/100
Slow-dream-folk-core

I just had a revelatory listen to this while walking outside. I fully expect this to rise higher than a 75 as I get to know it better. I don't like it when people describe a band's sound by listing a bunch of similar bands, and that's the only way I can really describe this right now, so I'm going to err on the side of not saying much. But it's like the sound of water lapping on a shoreline turned into folky slowcore.

I will talk about "Cattails" though because if you told me that song was a cover of a Jason Molina song that I'd never heard I'd believe you. The song structure is on point and some of the lyrics like "Caroline...Hold the line, hold the line" and "In time everyone does seem trouble" are right out of his style. Like Molina already has to have a song called "Hold the Line, Caroline," right?
(First added to chart: 06/15/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2019:9Rank Score:128
Rank in 2010s1,921Overall Rank:10,695
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4. (=)

IgorUnited States Tyler, The Creator
75/100
Neo funk

I like Flower Boy better, and I don't think that's going to change. But I'm also glad Tyler didn't just try to make Flower Boy II. I've heard a lot of bad comparisons with this album, but one that's really good is Solange's album from this year. Which I...did not like. Both are really groovy with ill-defined songs, but one of the things that makes this one better is that each song has it's one style and, more importantly, they seems to evolve as the album goes on. There are also some standout tracks here, whereas Solange's album doesn't even have a song I can remember. "I THINK" is my favorite but don't sleep on "NEW MAGIC WAND."
(First added to chart: 06/15/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2019:2Rank Score:480
Rank in 2010s537Overall Rank:3,816
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5. (6) Up1

GunsUnited States Quelle Chris
70/100
Rap about guns

I've never been a fan of a Quelle Chris project and the first track of this one immediately reminded me why. Chris has a mumbled kind of delivery that takes a lot of effort for me to pay attention to, in part because he chooses some of the most off-kilter, lumbering beats I've heard. This isn't really a knock on him - he's not a bad technically and he's a pretty good lyricist - but it does mean this is the type of hip hop you have to direct all of your attention to. The focus of this album is, you guessed it, guns, and Chris takes a pretty deep look at how our society reacts and thinks of guns. It didn't blow me away, but I want to listen again. My favorite track is probably "Obamacare," mostly because the beat sounds like the one on "Really Doe."

Also, "Psycho killer like Devo" lol
(First added to chart: 05/02/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2019:18Rank Score:83
Rank in 2010s3,067Overall Rank:15,844
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6. (5) Down1

VenturaUnited States Anderson .Paak
70/100
Sunshine R&B

I can't really describe why but this feels like a return to form after Oxnard, though it's still not up to the level of Malibu. It feels a lot more effortless, and the guests stars compliment Paak rather than overshadowing him.
(First added to chart: 05/02/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2019:12Rank Score:105
Rank in 2010s2,328Overall Rank:12,615
Average Rating:  78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7. (=)

Malibu KenUnited States Malibu Ken
70/100
Abstract synth-hop

Last year there were a bunch of these low-stakes collab hip hop albums, and for the most part I enjoyed them a bit but never really came back to them. So the fact that I immediately knew I would come back to this one is probably just due to the fact that I'm a huge fan of Aesop. Hey, these lists have always been biased. For the most part this album sees the rapper building off of the less-obtuse self-deprecating lyrics from the impossible while also throwing in a bit more humor; "Tuesday" is a really enjoyable song about finding a mushroom growing in your car, for example. Elsewhere he becomes more of a story-teller then he's maybe ever been, telling stories about Ricky Kasso on "Acid King" (my and everybody's favorite track here) and a pair of breeding eagles on "Churro." The latter of those songs feels almost like a Mark Kozelek song*, as it's a pretty straightforward story that reflects on life and cats. Tobacco adds some great production, which isn't always super interesting but doesn't get tiring. And the 30 minute runtime means it never overstays it's welcome. This won't be near the top of my list at the end of the year (I hope), but I'm sure it will still get a lot of plays.

*I read the Pitchfork review for this album earlier today and I know they made the same comparison but I promise I thought of it first. I can't prove it, but I hope the fact that I included this addendum makes you believe me because otherwise I'll look dishonest AND arrogant.
(First added to chart: 02/02/2019)
Year of Release:2019Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2019:24Rank Score:71
Rank in 2010s3,586Overall Rank:17,956
Average Rating:  74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8. New entry

ArrivalSweden Fire! Orchestra
70/100
Apocalypse jazz

I heard about this group's album Exit! back in 2013 or 2014, particularly how it was compared to Godspeed. Godspeed comparisons are a double-edged sword for me; they're one of my favorite bands so I'm always looking for more music like them, but I've also heard enough weak imitators that I'm kind of happy just sticking with the real thing. Plus this band makes jazz music, and I didn't find a jazz album I enjoyed until late 2018. So I ignored it.

I really want to go back to it now, because this new one is incredible. It feels like post-rock in structure, but it's firmly a jazz album with free form piano pieces and atonal horns and stuff. And there's singing, but these don't feel like vocal songs. They feel like chaotic, improvised jazz songs that someone just happens to be singing over. I'll be honest, I wouldn't like it as much without the vocals, but the vocals aren't the main attraction. It's the way they pair well with the rest of the music that really sells it.

This should be higher but I want to give it one more listen before bumping it up a few spots.
Year of Release:2019Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 2019:255Rank Score:6
Rank in 2010s13,622Overall Rank:50,853
Average Rating:  74/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9. New entry

DedicatedCanada Carly Rae Jepsen
70/100
Dance Pop

This was never going to be another EMOTION, which is probably a good thing because not getting stale and all that. The early singles are probably my favorite songs, but none of them really blow me away. There's a weak stretch in the middle after six very strong songs, and this needs another listen before I can really evaluate how I feel.
Year of Release:2019Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2019:15Rank Score:90
Rank in 2010s2,801Overall Rank:14,676
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10. New entry

Legacy! Legacy!United States Jamila Woods
70/100
Neo Soul

This was great but I've only heard it once so why is it here?
Year of Release:2019Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2019:64Rank Score:29
Rank in 2010s6,208Overall Rank:27,783
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Top 48 Music Albums of 2019 composition

Artist Albums %


American Football 1 2%
Insignificant Other 1 2%
Malibu Ken 1 2%
SPELLLING 1 2%
Faye Webster 1 2%
The Comet Is Coming 1 2%
Fire! Orchestra 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 33 69%
Australia 4 8%
United Kingdom 4 8%
Canada 2 4%
South Africa 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
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Top 48 Music Albums of 2019 chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 1 from 6th to 5th
Guns
by Quelle Chris
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 8 from 40th to 48th
Assume Form
by James Blake
fallers Down 7 from 12th to 19th
Titanic Rising
by Weyes Blood
fallers Down 7 from 34th to 41st
When I Get Home
by Solange
New entries
newentries Arrival
by Fire! Orchestra
newentries Dedicated
by Carly Rae Jepsen
newentries Legacy! Legacy!
by Jamila Woods
newentries ZUU
by Denzel Curry
newentries Atlanta Millionaires Club
by Faye Webster
newentries Injury Reserve
by Injury Reserve
newentries I Am Easy To Find
by The National
newentries 1000 Gecs
by 100 Gecs

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