The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

Once again, a very bad year is being salvaged by the very good music it produces. Here are my favorite albums so far in 2019 (LPs and EPs), loosely ranked in descending order.


Ex Hex -- It's RealEx Hex
It’s Real
Merge Records


Jonny Shitbag and The SmokesJonny Shitbag and the Smokes
You Know There’s Nothing To You
Hidden Bay Records


Cherry Glazerr -- Stuffed and ReadyCherry Glazerr
Stuffed & Ready
Secretly Canadian


Dehd -- WaterDEHD
Fire Talk


Deerhunter -- Why Hasn't Everything Already DisappearedDeerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?


Girlpool -- What Chaos is ImaginaryGirlpool
What Chaos Is Imaginary


Hand Habits -- PlaceholderHand Habits
Saddle Creek


An Horse -- Modern AirAn Horse
Modern Air
Lame-O Records


Kevin Morby -- Oh My GodKevin Morby
Oh My God
Dead Oceans


Patio -- EssentialsPatio
Fire Talk


Tallies -- TalliesTallies
Kanine Records


Teamonade -- THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNINGTeamonade
This Is Your Only Warning


Charly Bliss -- Young EnoughCharly Bliss
Young Enough
Barsuk Records


Wand -- Laughing MatterWand
Laughing Matter
Drag City


Wych Elm -- Rat BlanketWych Elm
Rat Blanket
Post Mortem Records


Better Oblivion Community Center -- Self-titledBetter Oblivion Community Center
Better Oblivion Community Center
Dead Oceans


Big Thief -- UFOFBig Thief


Ryan Pollie -- Ryan PollieRyan Pollie
Ryan Pollie


Leggy -- Let Me Know Your MoonLeggy
Let Me Know Your Moon
Sheer Luck Records


Stef Chura -- MidnightStef Chura
Saddle Creek


Pip Blom -- BoatPip Blom
Heavenly Recordings


Mike Krol -- Power ChordsMike Krol
Power Chords
Merge Records


And the Kids -- When This Life is OverAnd The Kids
When This Life Is Over
Signature Sounds Recordings


36 -- Milk Mountain36?
Milk Mountain
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Radiator Hospital -- Sings Music for DaydreamingRadiator Hospital
Sings ‘Music for Daydreaming’
Salinas Records

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