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The Best Rock Albums of 2019

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock Albums
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    8/10
  1. Sadaf: History of Heat (Blueberry)
    7.5/10
  2. Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time (self)
  3. RAIC: Multiplicity (Thirsty Leaves)
  4. Dave: Psychodrama (Neighborhood)
  5. Carl Stone: Himalaya (Unseen Worlds)
    7/10
  6. Camellia: Invaidas from da Jungle (Kamel Camellia)
  7. Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem)
  8. Kim Gordon: No Home Record (Matador)
  9. Shannon Wright: Providence (Vicious Circle)
  10. Nivhek: After its own Death (W.25th)
  11. Lingua Ignota: Caligula (Profound Lore)
  12. Liturgy: H.A.Q.Q. (YLYLCYN)
  13. RAIC: Lamentations (Arachnidiscs)
  14. Kyle Press: Overtones, Drones, And Saxophones (No Rent)
  15. Oh Sees: Face Stabber (Castle Face)
  16. Bruce Hornsby: Absolute Zero (Zappo)
  17. Ecco2k: E (Year0001)
  18. Ulwhednar: Razor Mesh Fencing (Northern Electronics)
  19. Clipping: There Existed an Addiction to Blood (SubPop)
  20. Urok: Urok (Chant)
  21. Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve (Loma Vista)
  22. Sunwatchers: Illegal Moves (Trouble In Mind)
EPs and Mini-albums:
  1. 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs (self)
Songs
  1. Endon: Final Acting Out
  2. Lingua Ignota: Sorrow! Sorrow! Sorrow!
  3. Sadaf: Animal
  4. Black Monument Ensemble: Sounds Like Now
  5. Carl Stone: Jame Jam
  6. Kim Gordon: Air BnB
  7. Purple Mountains: All My Happiness Is Gone
  8. Shannon Wright: Disguises
  9. Sunwatchers: Strollin' Coma Blues
  10. Sharon Van Etten: Comeback Kid
  11. Karen O & Danger Mouse: Woman
  12. Dave: Black
  13. Vampire Weekend: Harmony Hall
  14. Nick Cave: Ghosteen Speaks
  15. Holly Herndon: Eternal
  16. Lingua Ignota: Day Of Tears And Mourning
  17. Vampire Weekend: Sympathy
  18. Stereo Total: Einfach Kompliziert
  19. Land of Kush: Domyat 1331
  20. Bruce Hornsby: Meds
  21. Bon Iver: U (Man Like)
  22. Lana Del Rey: Mariners Apartment Complex
  23. Charly XCX: Shake It
  24. Richard Dawson: Jogging
  25. Billie Eilish: Bury a Friend
  26. FKA Twigs: Fallen Alien
  27. Hval: Ashes to Ashes
  28. Chelsea Wolfe: American Darkness
  29. 100 Gecs: 745 Sticky
  30. Comet is Coming: Summon the Fire
  31. Clipping: All in Your Head
  32. Tropical Fuck Storm: The Happiest Guy Around
  33. Your Old Droog: Devil Springs
  34. Billie Eilish: Bad Guy
  35. Ecco2k: Cc
  36. Michael Kiwanuka: Hero
  37. Thom Yorke: Traffic
  38. Lankum: Hunting the Wren
  39. Friendship: Lack
  40. Fontaines DC: Hurricane Laughter
  41. Black Dresses: Wheel Of Fortune
  42. Injury Reserve: Three Man Weave
  43. Blanck Mass: Death Drop
  44. Pom Poko: If U Want Me 2 Stay
  45. Sheer Mag: Chopping Block
  46. Mike: Summer 17
  47. Wiki: Pesto
  48. Slowthai: Doorman
  49. Camellia: Night Raid With A Dragon
  50. Your Old Droog: The Cheese
  51. Injury Reserve: Three Man Weave
  52. Jenny Lewis: Rabbit Hole
  53. Jamila Woods: Muddy
  54. Weyes Blood: Everyday
  55. Cate LeBon: Home to You
  56. Big Thief: Not
  57. Signor Benedick the Moor: Lilith Moon
  58. Clairo: Sofia
  59. Sarah Mary Chadwick: The Queen Who Stole the Sky
  60. Fire-toolz: The Pain-Body
  61. Polo G : Pop Out
  62. Self Esteem: Wrestling
  63. Your Old Droog: Desert Eagle

Extended compositions
  1. Perfume Genius: Eye In The Wall
  2. Camellia: Nightmare + City
  3. RAIC: Brugmansia
  4. 75 Dollar Bill: Every Last Coffee or Tea
  5. Kyle Press: A2
  6. Endon: Doubts As a Source
  7. Swans: Sunfucker
  8. Sutekh Hexen: SubStratus
  9. Zu: Porta Arborea
  10. Oh Sees: Henchlock
  11. Roy Montgomery: And Fuck This Eternal Recurrence, Nietzsche
  12. Liturgy: God of Love
  13. Anna Homler: Deliquium in C
  14. Deerhunter: Timebends
  15. Nivhek: After its own Death
  16. Uboa: An Angel Of Great And Terrible Light
  17. Carl Stone: Xe May
  18. Alcest: Les Jardins De Minuit
  19. Oh Sees: The Daily Heavy
  20. Sunn O))): Aurora
  21. Caretaker: Place in the World fades away
  22. Mdou Moctar: Tarhatazed
  23. Carl Stone: Bia Bia
  24. Thurston Moore: Galaxies
  25. Cult of Luna: Lights on the Hill
  26. To Live and Shave in LA: The Clot
  27. Chell Oracle Turret: Wake Up To Test Enter This Anxious Building
  28. Ulwhednar: Razor Mesh Fencing
  29. Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker : If You're Around And Down
  30. Claire Rousay: For Theo Erik Meghan Alex
  31. Dave: Lesley
Jazz
    8/10
  1. Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic)
    7.5/10
  2. Tomeka Reid Quartet: Old New (Cuneiform)
  3. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die II - Bird Dogs of Paradise (International Anthem)
  4. Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn: The People I Love (Pi)
  5. 1032K: The Law of Vibration (CD Baby)
  6. Branford Marsalis Quartet: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (Okeh)
  7. Taylor Ho Bynum 9-Tette: The Ambiguity Manifesto (Firehouse 12)
  8. Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four - Memphis (Constellation)
  9. Dave Douglas: Devotion (Greenleaf)
  10. Brad Mehldau: Finding Gabriel
  11. Angel Bat Dawid: The Oracle (International Anthem)
    7/10
  12. Chick Corea Trio: Trilogy 2 (Concord)
  13. Anna Webber: Clockwise (Pi)
  14. Crosscurrents Trio: Good Hope (Edition)
  15. Bill Frisell: Harmony (Blue Note)
  16. Camila Meza & the Nectar Orchestra: Ambar (Sony)
  17. Joshua Redman: Sun on Sand (Nonesuch)
  18. Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry (ECM)
  19. Wadada Leo Smith: Pure Love - An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM)
  20. Avram Fefer Quartet: Testament (Clean Feed)
  21. Yazz Ahmed: Polyhymnia
  22. Tyshawn Sorey & Marilyn Crispell: The Adornment of Time (Pi)
  23. Joel Ross: KingMaker (Blue Note)
  24. Johnathan Blake: Trion (Giant Step Arts)
  25. Nate Wooley: VI (2019)
  26. Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (2019)
  27. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan: Epistrophy (ECM)
  28. Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance (Gearbox)
  29. James Brandon Lewis: An UnRuly Manifesto (Relative Pitch)
  30. SuperBigmouth: Lightcap (Pyroclastic)
  31. SEED Ensemble: Driftglass
  32. Linda May Han Oh: Aventurine (Biophilia)
  33. Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge (Pi)
  34. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family)
  35. Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science: Waiting Game (Motema)
  36. Chris Corsano: A View of the Moon (Clean Feed)
  37. Tom Harrell: Infinity (HighNote)
  38. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
  39. Fabian Almazan Trio: This Land Abounds with Life (Biophilia)
  40. Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi)
  41. David Torn / Tim Berne / Ches Smith : Sun of Goldfinger (ECM)
  42. Boom Tic Boom: Sonic Palettes
  43. Bloor: Drolleries
  44. Matt Mitchell: Phalanx Ambassadors
  45. Dan Weiss: Utica Box
  46. Elder Ones: From Untruth
  47. Rosetta Trio: Outliers
  48. Theon Cross: Fyah
  49. Snarky Puppy: Immigrance
  50. Deep Mystery: Trust in the Lifeforce
  51. Whit Dickey: Peace Planet / Box of Light
  52. Dopolarians: Garden Party
  53. Mat Maneri: Dust
  54. Paal Nilssen-Love: New Japanese Noise
  55. Michael Janisch: Worlds Collide
  56. Avishai Cohen & Yonathan Avishai: Playing The Room
  57. Gwilym Simcock: Near and Now
  58. Quentin Collins Sextet: Road Warrior
  59. Claire Martin: Believin' It
  60. Rymden: Reflections & Odysseys
  61. Theo Croker: Star People Nation
  62. Alice Zawadzki: Within You Is A World of Spring
  63. Ralph Alessi: Imaginary Friends (ECM)
  64. Uri Caine: The Passion of Octavius Catto (816 Music)
  65. Kyle Press: Overtones, Drones, And Saxophones (No Rent)
  66. Emma Frank: Come Back (Justin Time)
  67. Jeremy Pelt: Jeremy Pelt the Artist (HighNote)
  68. Pedro Martins: Vox (Heartcore)
  69. Moppa Elliott: Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup)
  70. Chris Potter: Circuits (Edition)
  71. Keiko Matsui: Echo (Shanachie)
  72. Russ Lossing: Motian Music (Sunnyside)
  73. Mark Dresser Seven: Ain't Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed)
  74. Anat Cohen Tentet: Triple Helix (Anzic)
  75. Ethan Iverson Quartet With Tom Harrell: Common Practice (ECM)
  76. Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems (ECM)
  77. Joey DeFrancesco: In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue)

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