We've already read plenty of publications' lists of the best albums of the decade, but we mustn't forget all the great music that came into our libraries in the past year alone. It's in that spirit that Consequence of Sound has shared its list of the top 50 albums of 2019.
About half of Immunity feels almost like an apology—whether it's for a lack of courage or the hapless yearning for another: she's distant, yet tender with her restrained vocals almost hiding behind a wall of electro-pop, ethereal vaporwave, and the occasional children's chorus. But on the other half, she's unashamed of her missteps, using her loneliness as a guide toward a new understanding of both herself and the general conditions in which she and a lover reside.
30. Charli XCX, Charli
9. Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Norman Fucking Rockwell! is Del Rey at her best. She's still drafting scripts on the play of American life, but the protagonists now live in states of gray instead of shades of blue, and reality is seeping into every corner of the dream.
7. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You
1. Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
There's been a lot of rah-rah about how Eilish is changing the pop game. Or how she knows how to blend genres. Or how she's a succinct distillation of all pop culture. None of that's wrong; in fact, those are all her strengths. Yet, what's most intriguing about Eilish is how she toes the line between niche and universal, familiar and strange, preposterous and wonderful.
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What are your favorite albums of the year?