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NPR Music’s 25 Best Albums Of 2019

We listened, voted and argued our way from more than 250 nominated albums down to just 25. And there was a clear No. 1.

NPR Music’s 25 Best Songs Of 2019

From reggaeton to rock and country to classical, these were the songs we couldn’t stop playing in 2019.

2019 Music Year End Lists


2019 Featured Lists

GQ's 21 Favorite Albums of 2019

The Music's Best Albums of 2019


NME's 50 Best Albums of 2019

OOR's Top 20 Albums of 2019