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NME's The 50 Best Albums of 2019

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If anger is an energy, reading this list should be like chugging a can of Monster with your finger stuck in a plug socket. These albums won’t change the world, but they do offer us a different perspective and help us to stand in someone else’s shoes for little while. And maybe that’s what we need right now.



1

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

“This is my child, and you get to hold it while it throws up on you.”


Billie Eilish

Alternative ·


2

IGOR

The onetime hip-hop firebrand finds love worth singing about.


Tyler, The Creator

Hip-Hop/Rap ·


3

Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Witty and psychedelic, Lana’s sixth LP is her strangest and strongest yet.


Lana Del Rey

Alternative ·


4

Nothing Great About Britain

Class, crumpets, crying: Meet an absorbing voice for an uncertain era.


slowthai

Hip-Hop/Rap ·


5

GREY Area

Unmerciful rhymes from the rising British MC.


Little Simz

Hip-Hop/Rap ·