My Top 10 albums of 2019

10. The Japanese House, Good At Falling

Best Tracks: Maybe You’re The Reason, We Talk all the Time, You Seemed So Happy, Follow My Girl, Worms

9. H.E.R., I Used To Know Her

Best Tracks: Carried Away, Feel A Way, As I Am, Hard Place, The Lord Is Coming

8. Ben Platt, Sing To Me Instead

Best Tracks: Bad Habit, Ease My Mind, Grow As We Go, New, Better

7. Taylor Swift, Lover

Best Tracks: I Forgot That You Existed, Cruel Summer, Lover, The Man, False God, Cornelia Street, You Need to Calm Down, Death By A Thousand Cuts, Afterglow

6. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Best Tracks: Cuz I Love You, Juice, Like A Girl, Soulmate, Jerome, Water Me, Boys, Truth Hurts

5. MUNA, Saves The World

Best Tracks: Number One Fan, Stayaway, Who, Pink Light, Hands Off, It’s Gonna Be Okay Baby

4. Ariana Grande, thank u, next

Best Tracks: imagine, NASA, bloodline, make up, thank u next, break up with your girlfriend I’m bored

3. LÉON, LÉON

Best Tracks: Lost Time, Falling, Hope Is A Heartache, Baby Don’t Talk, Better in The Dark, You and I

Best Tracks: Honestly all but the title track.

1. Sigrid, Sucker Punch

Best Tracks: Honestly all but Level Up.

Close Calls:

*=very close calls

Honorable Mentions

Hozier, Wasteland, Baby!
Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow
Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center
Maren Morris, GIRL
Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated
Tyler Hilton, City on Fire
Flume, Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape)
Amanda Lindsey Cook, House on a Hill
Sara Bareilles, Amidst the Chaos
Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Johnnyswim, Moonlight
Bear’s Den, So that you might hear me
Judah & The Lion, Pep Talks
Damien Jurado, In the Shape of a Storm
Big Thief, U.F.O.F.
Local Natives, Violet Street
The Head and The Heart, Living Mirage
Kirk Franklin, LONG LIVE LOVE
Daniel Caesar, CASE STUDY 101
Ed Sheeran, №6 Collaborations Project
Mark Ronson, Late Night Feelings
Chance the Rapper, The Big Day
Penny and Sparrow, Finch
Beyonce, The Lion King: The Gift
Cage The Elephant, Social Cues
Jenny Lewis, On The Line
Red Hearse, Red Hearse
Lily & Madeleine, Canterbury Girls
Noah Gundersen, Lover
Snoh Aalegra, — Ugh, those feels again
The Band CAMINO, tryhard
Valley, MAYBE
Keane, Cause and Effect
blink-182, NINE
slenderbodies, komorebi
SYML, SYML
Hailaker, Hailaker
The Avett Brothers, Closer Than Together
Moonchild, Little Ghost
BANKS, III
A R I Z O N A, Asylum
The Brook & The Bluff, First Place
Allen Stone, Building Balance
Milky Chance, Mind the Moon
The Highwomen, The Highwomen
Camilla Cabello, Romance
Clairo, Immunity
Coldplay, Everyday Life
King Princess, Cheap Queen

And finally:

The Best EPs of 2019!

Brave Town, The Death of a Dream

The Pressure Kids, The Pressure Kids

Sasha Sloan, Self Portrait

Jake Wesley Rogers, Spiritual

Sabrina Claudio, “Truth Is” — The Short Collection

Rayland Baxter, Good Mmornin

Alessia Cara, This Summer

Foster The People, Pick U Up

Death Cab for Cutie, The Blue EP

Snow Patrol, Reworked (EP1 & EP2)

Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler, brent

estef, Nicotine

Cautious Clay, Table of Context

Monica Moser is an Austin-based singer/songwriter, podcaster, & freelance journalist working in digital marketing in the music industry. TW/IG: @monicamoser

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