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On A Loop
Play the best albums of the year
on music critics' year-end lists.
Post Malone

Hip-Hop/Rap


Pharmakon

Alternative


Brittany Howard

Alternative


Lankum

Singer/Songwriter


girlpool

Alternative


Helado Negro

Alternative


Thrillist's The Best Albums of 2019

There's always good new music out there, providing the soundtrack to the highs and lows of daily life.



SPIN's The 10 Best Albums of 2019

In 2019, the musical landscape was as fractured and multifarious as the world around it.



The New York Times' Best Albums of 2019

Our critics chose the best albums of the year — a format that is in an increasingly fragile state in pop music.



Complex's The Best Albums of 2019

This year was highlighted by projects from artists like Young Thug, DaBaby, and Billie Eilish.



VICE's The 100 Best Albums of 2019

It was a great year for throwback hip hop, sex-positive R&B, ice-cold dance music, ambitious metal...



Vulture's The Best Albums of 2019

This year should be remembered as a bridge between music’s past and future.



NME's The 50 Best Albums of 2019

If anger is an energy, reading this list should be like chugging a can of Monster with your finger stuck in a plug socket.



TIME's The 10 Best Albums of 2019

Almost all of them deal, in one way or another, with the current moment of global anxiety.



Billboard's The 50 Best Albums of 2019: Staff Picks

Will the 2020s face the same ongoing discussions about the Death of the Album that the 2010s did?



NPR Music's 25 Best Albums of 2019

This list was made by writers, editors and producers at NPR Music operating under two rules…