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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.



6

Remind Me Tomorrow

A headlong dive into spooky maximalism.


Sharon Van Etten

Alternative ·


7

Caroline Shaw: Orange

Music that strides inventively forward with a glance at the past.


Attacca Quartet

Classical ·


8

The Livelong Day

“We mean what we say and we mean what we’re doing.”


Lankum

Singer/Songwriter ·


9

Hiding Places

A child’s game: funny and cruel, as brutal as a fairy tale.


Billy Woods

Hip-Hop/Rap ·


10

The Practice of Love

Philosophical meditations set to shimmering dream pop.


Jenny Hval

Alternative ·