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NPR Music's 25 Best Albums of 2019

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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.



1

Jaime

The Alabama Shakes leader gets personal on her solo debut.


Brittany Howard

Alternative ·


2

All Mirrors

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


Angel Olsen

Alternative ·


3

Jimmy Lee

The soul man curses the needle and the damage done.


Raphael Saadiq

R&B/Soul ·


4

When I Get Home

The visionary singer returns with an ode to her H-Town childhood.


Solange

R&B/Soul ·


5

Designer

A beautiful, curious, intimate third album by the New Zealand artist.


Aldous Harding

Alternative ·