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.

#25

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


#24

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


#23

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


#22

Dehd -- WaterDEHD
Water
Fire Talk


#21

Deerhunter -- Why Hasn't Everything Already DisappearedDeerhunter
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
4AD


#20

Girlpool -- What Chaos is ImaginaryGirlpool
What Chaos Is Imaginary
ANTI-


#19

Hand Habits -- PlaceholderHand Habits
Placeholder
Saddle Creek


#18

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


#17

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


#16

Patio -- EssentialsPatio
Essentials
Fire Talk


#15

Tallies -- TalliesTallies
Tallies
Kanine Records


#14

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


#13

Charly Bliss -- Young EnoughCharly Bliss
Young Enough
Barsuk Records


#12

Wand -- Laughing MatterWand
Laughing Matter
Drag City


#11

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


#10

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


#9

Big Thief -- UFOFBig Thief
U.F.O.F.
4AD


#8

Ryan Pollie -- Ryan PollieRyan Pollie
Ryan Pollie
ANTI-


#7

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


#6

Stef Chura -- MidnightStef Chura
Midnight
Saddle Creek


#5

Pip Blom -- BoatPip Blom
Boat
Heavenly Recordings


#4

Mike Krol -- Power ChordsMike Krol
Power Chords
Merge Records


#3

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


#2

36 -- Milk Mountain36?
Milk Mountain
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#1

Radiator Hospital -- Sings Music for DaydreamingRadiator Hospital
Sings ‘Music for Daydreaming’
Salinas Records


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