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WYEP’s Top 50 Albums for 2019

October 6, 2020

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.

RankArtistAlbum
1YolaWalk Through Fire
2Black PumasBlack Pumas
3Vampire WeekendFather Of The Bride
4LizzoCuz I Love You
5Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
6The NationalI Am Easy To Find
7The Black KeysLet’s Rock
8Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
9BeckHyperspace
10Orville PeckPony
11J.S. OndaraTales Of America
12Cage the ElephantSocial Cues
13Gary Clark Jr.This Land
14Brittany HowardJAIME
15Bon Iveri,i
16Christone ‘Kingfish’ IngramKINGFISH
17Michael KiwanukaKIWANUKA
18Andrew BirdMy Finest Work Yet
19Cautious ClayTable Of Context
20Local NativesViolet Street
21ElbowGiants of All Sizes
22Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
23Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
24The HighwomenThe Highwomen
25Jenny LewisOn The Line
26Of Monsters and MenFever Dream
27HozierWasteland, Baby!
28The New PornographersIn the Morse Code of Brake Lights
29The RaconteursHelp Us Stranger
30WilcoOde To Joy
31The RailsCancel the Sun
32Preservation Hall Jazz BandA Tuba to Cuba
33Avett BrothersCloser Than Together
34Hayes CarllWhat It Is
35Sheryl CrowThreads
36Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee
37FoalsEverything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
38CaampBy and By
39The CommonheartPressure
40Grace PotterDaylight
41Hiss Golden MessengerTerms of Surrender
42Rodrigo Y GabrielaMettavolution
43Sleater-KinneyThe Center Won’t Hold
44The Head & The HeartLiving Mirage
45Mavis StaplesWe Get By
46Robert Randolph and the Family BandBrighter Days
47Josh RitterFever Breaks
48The Lumineersiii
49JosephGood Luck, Kid
50Chance The RapperThe Big Day