Listened & Appreciated: Favorite 2019 albums

Listened & Appreciated: Favorite 2019 albums

There are people who say they listen to different types of music, and there are people that actually do. My aim is always the latter, to be a musical omnivore always seeking out new to me music, and every year the bounty grows. This year I listened to 800+ albums that were released in 2019.

I decided 50 was a nice round number.

I won’t sit here and tell you that these albums are the best. But these are the albums I enjoyed the most, from start to finish, letting the whole thing play.

I hope you’ll consider giving some these a listen and maybe you’ll find something you like. (Note: these are listed in order of release):

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
The 1865 – Don’t Tread on We
Greg Ward – Stomping Off From Greenwood
Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium
Yola – Walk Through Fire
Our Native Daughters – Songs of Our Native Daughters
JS Ondara – Tales of America
Emily Wolfe – s/t
Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned
Jenny Lewis – On the Line
The Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Lizzo – Cuz I love You
Rod Melancon – Pinkville
The Black Tones – Cobain & Cornbread
Ian Noe – Between the Country
Acid Alice – The Road
Raashan Ahmad – The Sun
Jessy Wilson – Phase
Southern Avenue – Keep On
An American Forrest – O Bronder, Donder Yonder?
Jamila Woods – Legacy! Legacy!
14kt – For My Sanity
The Heavy – Sons
A Tribe Called Red – Trapline
Frozen Planet…1969
Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
The Cosmic Trip Advisors – Wrong Again Albert
Boulevards – Yadig!
BCUC – Healing
Black Pumas – s/t
Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving
Saul Williams – Encrypted & Vulnerable
avery r young – Tubman
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days
Greighwolfe – Playing With Fire
Rapsody – Eve
Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee
Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol. 1 & 2
HXLT – Bloom from Doom
The Seratones – Power
Brittany Howard – Jaime
Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury
Charley Crockett – The Valley
Earthgang – Mirrorland
Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band – Medaho
The Lu Silver String Band – Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay
Sudan Archives – Athena
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Add-2 – Jim Crow the Musical
Junius Paul – Ism