This list was made by writers, editors and producers at NPR Music operating under two rules: Albums had to be released during 2019 and no lead artist was allowed to appear on both this list and our list of the 25 Best Songs of 2019.
The Alabama Shakes leader gets personal on her solo debut.
Alternative · Sep 20, 2019
A song-by song breakdown of her “emotional” fourth album.
Alternative · Oct 4, 2019
The soul man curses the needle and the damage done.
R&B/Soul · Aug 23, 2019
The visionary singer returns with an ode to her H-Town childhood.
R&B/Soul · Mar 1, 2019
A beautiful, curious, intimate third album by the New Zealand artist.
Alternative · Apr 26, 2019