WYEP's Top 50 Albums for 2019

After careful thought about all of the music that crossed our desks in the past 12 months, we have chosen our top 50 releases of 2019. Here is the full list.


Rank Artist Album
1 Yola Walk Through Fire
2 Black Pumas Black Pumas
3 Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride
4 Lizzo Cuz I Love You
5 Maggie Rogers Heard It In A Past Life
6 The National I Am Easy To Find
7 The Black Keys Let's Rock
8 Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
9 Beck Hyperspace
10 Orville Peck Pony
11 J.S. Ondara Tales Of America
12 Cage the Elephant Social Cues
13 Gary Clark Jr. This Land
14 Brittany Howard JAIME
15 Bon Iver i,i
16 Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram KINGFISH
17 Michael Kiwanuka KIWANUKA
18 Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet
19 Cautious Clay Table Of Context
20 Local Natives Violet Street
21 Elbow Giants of All Sizes
22 Sturgill Simpson Sound & Fury
23 Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center
24 The Highwomen The Highwomen
25 Jenny Lewis On The Line
26 Of Monsters and Men Fever Dream
27 Hozier Wasteland, Baby!
28 The New Pornographers In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
29 The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger
30 Wilco Ode To Joy
31 The Rails Cancel the Sun
32 Preservation Hall Jazz Band A Tuba to Cuba
33 Avett Brothers Closer Than Together
34 Hayes Carll What It Is
35 Sheryl Crow Threads
36 Raphael Saadiq Jimmy Lee
37 Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
38 Caamp By and By
39 The Commonheart Pressure
40 Grace Potter Daylight
41 Hiss Golden Messenger Terms of Surrender
42 Rodrigo Y Gabriela Mettavolution
43 Sleater-Kinney The Center Won't Hold
44 The Head & The Heart Living Mirage
45 Mavis Staples We Get By
46 Robert Randolph and the Family Band Brighter Days
47 Josh Ritter Fever Breaks
48 The Lumineers iii
49 Joseph Good Luck, Kid
50 Chance The Rapper The Big Day