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Atari's 2019: Final 100

Now that everyone's sick of 2019 lists, here's my official top 100. favorite track(s) included when necessary. ranked the same way as my last list (by score and alphabetical for your viewing pleasure).
1Falls of Rauros
Patterns in Mythology


5

Top Track: "Weapons of Refusal" -- atmospheric bm
2Great Grandpa
Four of Arrows


Top Tracks: "Dark Green Water", "Bloom" and "Rosalie" -- indie rock
3The Tallest Man on Earth
I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.


Top tracks: "Hotel Bar" , "I'm a Stranger Now", and "All I Can Keep Is Now" -- indie folk
4Big Thief
U.F.O.F.


4.5

Top Track: "Cattails" -- indie rock/folk
5Origami Angel
Somewhere City


pop-punk/emo
6PUP
Morbid Stuff


punk
7The Highwomen
The Highwomen


4.4

Top Track: "Highwomen: -- country/Americana

one of the best opening tracks of the year
8Bayside
Interrobang


4.3

pop-punk
9Better Oblivion Community Center
Better Oblivion Community Center


Top Tracks: "Didn't Know What I Was in For", "Dylan Thomas" and "Chesapeake"

indie rock/folk
10Julia Jacklin
Crushing


indie pop/Americana
11Lagwagon
Railer


Top Track: "Bubble" and "Dangerous Animal" -- skate punk
12Proper.
I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Bet


Top Track: Fucking Disgusting

RIYL: Say Anything -- punk/emo
13Cult of Luna
A Dawn to Fear


4.2

Top Tracks: "Lay Your Head to Rest" and "The Fall"
14Downfall of Gaia
Ethic of Radical Finitude


black metal/post metal
15Emily Scott Robinson
Traveling Mercies


country/singer-songwriter
16Off With Their Heads
Be Good


gruff punk

Top Track: "Take Me Away"
17Prince Daddy and The Hyena
Cosmic Thrill Seekers


Top Track: "Song 2 (Lauren)" -- rowdy punk

RIYL: PUP
18Russian Girlfriends
In The Parlance of Our Times


punk
19Telethon
Hard Pop


power-pop

RIYL; Motion City Soundtrack
20The Dangerous Summer
Mother Nature


alt rock/indie

RIYL: The Starting Line
21Together to the Stars
An Oblivion Above


Top Tracks: "Shrine" and "Sanctuary" -- black metal
22Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising


Top Tracks: "Everyday" and "Movies" -- art pop/indie
23Glass Beach
The First Glass Beach Album


4.1

RIYL: Bomb the Music Industry!
24Heart Attack Man
Fake Blood


RIYL: Motion City Soundtrack, The Hotelier
25MakeWar
Get It Together


RIYL: Titus Andronicus -- punk
26Aldous Harding
Designer


4

Top Track: “Damn”
27Angelo De Augustine
Tomb


Sufjan Stevens-core
28Big Thief
Two Hands


Top Track: "Not" (and don't let anyone tell you otherwise)
29Blood Incantation
Hidden History of the Human Race


death metal

Top Track: Awakening From the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Realty (Mirror of the Soul) -- dm

an insane track that somehow lives up to its ridiculous song name, with apparent influences that recall the glory days of bands like Death and Athiest. favorite part: the riff that comes in at the 7:21 minute mark.
30Caroline Polachek
Pang


indie pop
31Clowns
Nature / Nurture


punk
32Copeland
Blushing


Top Track: “Pope”
33Devon Kay and The Solutions
Yes I Can't


RIYL: The Front Bottoms -- indie rock/punk
34Esoteric
A Pyrrhic Existence


This album just devoured the last 5 days of my life -- doom metal
35False
Portent


black metal
36Forests
Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store


RIYL: Tiny Moving Parts

emo
37Glen Hansard
This Wild Willing


singer-songwriter/folk
38Good Riddance
Thoughts And Prayers


90s style punk
39Great Shakes
Great Shakes


punk
40Hatchie
Keepsake


indie/dream pop
41Holding Patterns
Endless


punk
42Jimmy Eat World
Surviving


Top Track: "Love Never"

alt rock
43Kevin Morby
Oh My God


indie rock/folk/gospel
44Laura Stevenson
The Big Freeze


Top Track: "Value Inn" (my all-time favorite track by her) -- indie rock/folk
45Mary Lattimore and Mac McGaughan
New Rain Duets


ambient
46Obsequiae
The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings


harp metal
47Oso Oso
Basking in the glow


Top Track: "The View"

RIYL: Saves the Day
48Ramona
Deals, Deals, Deals!


punk
49Shannon Lay
August


singer-songwriter
50Stella Donnelly
Beware Of The Dogs


indie pop
51Stuck Out Here
Until We're Each Someone Else


RIYL: The Menzingers, Bruce Springsteen -- punk/Americana
52Tiny Moving Parts
Breathe


emo/math rock
53William Tyler
Goes West


instrumental country/Americana. One of my new favorite morning albums.
54Youth Fountain
Letters to Our Former Selves


pop-punk
55Free Throw
What's Past Is Prologue


3.9

Top Tracks: "Smokes, Let's Go" and "Tail Whip, Struggle" -- emo/punk
56Somos
Prison On A Hill


Top Tracks: "Iron Heel", Temporary Hope" and "Dreamless" -- indie rock/dream pop
57Sturdy
Messed Up


punk
58Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet


3.8

indie folk
59Bounds of Modesty
The Family We Choose


RIYL: The Wonder Years -- pop/punk
60Can Bardd
The Last Rain


atmospheric bm
61Lana Del Rey
Norman Fucking Rockwell!


Top Track: "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have" -- pop
62Mariee Sioux
Grief in Exile


one of the year's overlooked gems
63Mobina Galore
Don't Worry


punk
64Nightmarathons
Missing Parts


punk
65Ossuarium
Living Tomb


I think the only dm album in 2019 that I dug more than this is the new Blood Incantation. Has a killer tone throughout
66Radiator Hospital
Sings "Music for Daydreaming"


indie rock/emo
67Abigail Williams
Walk Beyond The Dark


3.7

Top Track: "Sun and Moon" -- black metal
68Alice Phoebe Lou
Paper Castles


an overlooked gem
69Contrarian
Their Worm Never Dies


technical dm
70Florist (NY)
Emily Alone


Top Track: "Shadow Bloom"
71Jade Bird
Jade Bird


Alt country/pop
72Jenny Lewis
On The Line


indie pop
73Joey Cape
Let Me Know When You Give Up


acoustic/Americana/punk
74Kayak Jones
You Swear It's Getting Better Every Day


Top Track: "Nose Blunt"
75Rational Anthem
It's Only Permanent


RIYL: Direct Hit! -- pop-punk
76Saor
Forgotten Paths


atmospheric bm
77Strange Ranger
Remembering the Rockets


indie rock
78Strung Out
Songs Of Armor And Devotion


melodic punk
79Tiny Ruins
Olympic Girls


Top Tracks: "How Much" and "Holograms" -- indie/dream pop
80Western Settings
Another Year


RIYL: Alkaline Trio
81Anna Rose
The Light Between


3.5

one of the best overlooked Americana albums of the year
82Blut Aus Nord
Hallucinogen


atmospheric bm
83Cherry Glazerr
Stuffed and Ready


indie rock/pop
84Fen
The Dead Light


Top Tracks: "Witness", "The Deadlight, Pt 2", and "Nebula" -- atmospheric bm
85Marika Hackman
Any Human Friend


Top Track: "hold on"
86Maxo Kream
Brandon Banks


hip-hop
87Michaela Anne
Desert Dove


RIYL: Kacey Musgraves
88Misthyrming
Algleymi


Icy bm
89Night Flowers
Fortune Teller


Indie/dream pop
90Petrol Girls
Cut and Stitch


punk/hardcore
91Plans
Get The Bad Out


Top Track: Unholy Medicine

RIYL: Captain, We're Sinking
92Solange
When I Get Home


soul
93Suldusk
Lunar Falls


RIYL: Agalloch
94Sum 41
Order In Decline


My nostalgia pick I guess but this brings the Chuck/Infected vibes hard and is much better than anything I thought they’d ever release again. Worst part about it is the album art lol
95The Menzingers
Hello Exile


Top Track: "High School Friend"
96Tomb Mold
Planetary Clairvoyance


death metal
97Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
Suffer On


emo/hip-hop
98Frankie Cosmos
Close It Quietly


3.4

Top Tracks: "A Joke", "Windows," and "Wannago". This is a songs album but that's ok when the standout tracks are this damn good. A nice improvement from her last effort.
99Long Beard
Means To Me


RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers
100Millencolin
SOS


HONORABLE MENTIONS: Cold Wrecks, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Esther Rose, American Football, Daughter of Swords, Patty Griffin, La Dispute
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