The best albums of 2019 (so far)

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We’re halfway through the year and we’ve already seen and heard a ton of new music. We’ve put together a list of twenty five albums that we’re deeming to be the best of 2019 (so far)… according to us.

It’s an eclectic list ranging from metal to pop and almost everything in between. There’s something in here for everyone and hopefully contains an album or two that you’ve yet to dip into this year. Discovering new music is KEY, so feel free to share your fav albums in the comments if you think there’s anything else that needs to be on our Heavy Rotation.

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Anderson .Paak - Ventura

From Oxnard to Ventura Anderson’s fourth studio album is groovy, It gets back to the vibes that made you fall in love with him in the first place.

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Bring Me The Horizon - amo

Their sixth album and unquestionable their most genre defying release. Bring Me The Horizon ventures into new territories and it pays off.

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Denzel Curry - ZUU

Repping Carol City out of Miami, Denzel Curry blows minds with ZUU. His most impressive offering to date does not disappoint.

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Toro y Moi - Outer Peace

Chaz Bear has dropped solid electronic efforts one after another and Outer Peace sees that trend continue. Sit back and feel the vibes.

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Solange - When I Get Home

Solange took fans by storm with a surprise release dropping her fourth album. The spotlight continues for Solange giving Beyoncé a breather.

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Tyler, The Creator - Igor

Igor is a monster of a record. Tyler, The Creator blossomed into a true artist on Flower Boy (2017) and his latest continues to flourish.

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Better Oblivion Community Center

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers come together to bring us a surprising indie debut proving music collabs are essential.

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Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club

Atlanta folk singer Faye Webster is pure gold. This record is folky with a country twang and hip-hop flow to it. A truly eclectic album.

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American Football - LP3

American Football combines emo and indie with a refined and surprising approach. LP3 shows the band’s only getting better with age.

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Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

If you’re a fan of post-punk bands like IDLES and Shame than Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. is for you. Dogrel is a force to be reckoned with.

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Skepta - Ignorance Is Bliss

Skepta’s fifth album is his most grown and mature release to date. Following up Konnichiwa is no easy feat, but Skepta reigns supreme.

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Sigrid - Sucker Punch

Norwegian singer and songwriter Sigrid is a true star with her endearing and addictive pop hooks. Pop music needs saving and Sigrid is here to help.

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Billy Woods & Kenney Segal - Hiding Places

The collaborative effort between rapper Billy Woods and producer Kenny Segal is fire. It’s emotional, hard hitting and exactly what you need.

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Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs

The Australian singer-songwriter’s debut album is fierce and arrives at the perfect time in todays social climate. Stella’s got something to say and you should listen.

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Injury Reserve

The Arizona hip-hop trio pushes the limits of what a rap album should be and offers up listeners a truly unique experience.

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Local Natives - Violet Street

SoCal indie outfit Local Natives continue to deliver their trademark light hearted harmonies, but with a more effortless style that’ll stand the test of time.

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Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon’s fifth studio album Remind Me Tomorrow dives into calm atmospheric territories and proves how strong of a songwriter she really is.

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Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride

Vampire Weekend bust out the neon windbreakers and gives 90’s guitar driven music rock fans something to cheer about.

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Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

Slowthai dropped his debut laced with Dizzee Rascal vibes and lyrics touching on the dark skies of Brexit that hover over the UK.

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Big Thief - U.F.O.F

Big Thief is only getting better and better as a band with each release. Their third album U.F.O.F. sets a new bar within the folk genre.

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While She Sleeps - So What?

While She Sleeps is one of those rare bands that do what they do, really really well. Another solid release from the Sheffield metalcore band.

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Whitechapel - The Valley

Phil Bozeman shines on this album with his Maynard-like clean vocals. The Valley has a huge range and any fan of heavy music will be stoked.

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Wand - Laughing Matter

Laughing Matter see’s the band dive head first into psych giving you two extra hits of mescaline instead of the usual one (and it pays off).

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Fury - Failed Entertainment

OC band Fury pushes beyond the hardcore genre and sits comfortably with a fresh, yet still aggressive sound for their sophomore effort.

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Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs

Jessica Pratt’s quiet whisper-like vocals ebb and flow like a hazy wind on Quiet Signs. Her third album is her best yet.

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