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

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Will the 2020s face the same ongoing discussions about the Death of the Album that the 2010s did? Will the format be as alien to us now in 2029 as it would be to listeners in 2010 seeing what it's become today? The answer to both is probably yes -- and we'll probably still be doing a top albums of the year list then, too.



11

Father of the Bride

“After six years gone, it's a bigger statement.”


Vampire Weekend

Alternative ·


12

HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM

The historic 2018 Beychella experience, without having to go outside.


Beyoncé

Pop ·


13

Hollywood's Bleeding

Travis Scott, SZA, and Ozzy Osbourne guest on his most diverse album yet.


Post Malone

Hip-Hop/Rap ·


14

African Giant

Rich, daring, and empowering: another triumph for Afrofusion’s king.


Burna Boy

World ·


15

All Mirrors

A song-by song breakdown of her “emotional” fourth album.


Angel Olsen

Alternative ·