It may be hard to wrap one's head around, but we're already well into the second half of 2019. In the past seven months, we've heard a lot of new music—some good, some bad, some downright puzzling—and there's still plenty more to come. Many of the most talked about new releases end up reviewed by Pitchfork, whose notoriously fickle staff have done much to inform the listening habits of its readers, for better or for worse, since the mid-'90s.
Here, we take a look back at the 10 albums released over the last seven months that have made the best, and worst, impressions on the wielders of the mighty 'fork. Note: this list was determined by ranking studio albums categorized as "Pop/R&B" by Pitchfork. EPs, such as Miley Cyrus' SHE IS COMING, and live albums, such as Beyoncé's Homecoming, were not included.
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Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
9, 10, 11
What have been your favorite releases of the year so far? Biggest disappointments?