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Another 2019 Ranking

Between some superb new releases and others that grew at an unprecedented rate, I felt the need to re-evaluate my running tally to date for top albums of the year.

Still my AOTY unless the below album grabs me more emotionally. This thing is a lyrical wrecking ball. 5/5
Angels on the Slope

The best experimental pop album I've heard in ages. 5/5
3Bad Books

Andy Hull and Kevin Devine are the new Simon & Garfunkel 5/5
4Kishi Bashi

Japanese Sufjan Stevens core 4.7/5
5Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising

Entrancing, atmospheric pop 4.5/5
6Glen Hansard
This Wild Willing

Post-folk glory that sounds like a combination of Damien Rice, Nick Cave, and Pink Floyd 4.5/5
7Plastic Mermaids
Suddenly Everyone Explodes

If MGMT and The Flaming Lips had a baby 4.5/5
8The Flaming Lips
King's Mouth

Don't let the wonky storyline or this band's recent irrelevance fool you; this is a masterful concept album 4.5/5
9Tyler, the Creator

Remember before Chance the Rapper's album, when ya'll thought THIS was disappointing? smh. Album is a summer banger. 4.5/5
10La Dispute

mewithoutYou core 4.4/5
11Craig Finn
I Need A New War

small town stories, bigger lessons 4.3/5

riffs on riffs on riffs 4.3/5
13Of Monsters and Men
Fever Dream

indie-folk goes to the mall for a pop outfit 4.2/5
14The Tallest Man on Earth
I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.

matsson is a beautiful man 4.1/5
15Laura Stevenson
The Big Freeze

slow, drawn out beauty 4.1/5
16Thom Yorke

On par with Kid A or TKOL in terms of experimenting 4/5

summer night joy rides 4/5
18Thank You Scientist

the best elevator prog I've ever heard 4/5
19American Football
American Football (LP3)

the first american football album I've actually really liked 4/5
20James Blake
Assume Form

pop, chipmunk vocals, and glitchy electronics, what's not to like? 4/5
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