HighClouds present their 50 favourite albums of 2019.

Firstly, albums are not a thing of the past! Lof of people have claimed that this format was not relevant anymore in the streaming era, but the artists below have proven the contrary this year. Albums remain the best way to fully express an artistic direction and a vision.

Then again, it’s never easy to definitively rank albums so we guess that this list is only a photography of our tastes at this very moment. In one year, it could be totally different…

Finally, if you like any of these releases, and we’re sure you will, don’t forget to support the artists. Streaming is a good start, but it’s unfortunately not enough.

On Friday, we will unveil our Best Tracks of 2019 and you can already check the 20 EPs and Mixtapes that made our year. But for now, here are our 50 favourite albums of the year (you can also browse the entire list with our Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page).

50. Konradsen – “Saints and Sebastian Stories”

49. Sneaks – “Highway Hypnosis”

48. Tobi Duchampe – “The Saddest Game.”

47. Kelsey Lu – “Blood”

46. PAT – “Love Will Find A Way Home”

45. XUXA SANTAMARIA – “Chancletas D’Oro”

44. Toro y Moi – “Outer Space”

43. The Japanese House – “Good At Falling”

42. Dorian Electra – “Flamboyant”

41. Bodywash – “Comforter”

40. Holly Herndon – “PROTO”

39. Stella Donelly – “Beware of the Dogs”

38. Black Belt Eagle Scout – “At The Party With My Brown Friends”

37. Carla dal Forno – “Look Up Sharp”

36. Octo Octa – “Resonant Body”

35. TR/ST – “The Destroyer – Part 1”

34. Sharon Van Etten – “Remind Me Tomorrow”

33. Thom Yorke – “Anima”

32. Common Holly – “When I say to you Black Lightning”

31. Jessica Pratt – “Quiet Signs”

30. Boy Harsher – “Careful”

29. Two People – “First Body”

28. Charli XCX – “Charli”

27. Nilüfer Yanya – “Miss Universe”

26. Yeule – “Serotonin II”

25. Noah – “Thirty”

24. Crumb – “Jinx”

23. Morabeza Tobacco – “Morabeza Tobacco”

22. Tyler, the Creator – “IGOR”

21. Clairo – “Immunity”

20. Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors”

Angel Olsen All Mirrors album

19. Aldous Harding – “Designer”

Aldous Harding Designer album

18. 100 gecs – “1000 gecs”

100 gecs 1000 gecs album

17. Danny Brown – “uknowhatimsayin¿”

danny brown uknowhatimsayin album

16. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Dedicated”

Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated album art

15. JPEGMAFIA – “All My Friends Are Cornballs”

JPEGMAFIA All My Heroes are Cornballs album

14. Sir Babygirl – “Crush on Me”

Sir Babygirl Crush On Me review

13. Chromatics – “Closer To Grey”

Chromatics Closer to grey album

12. Men I Trust – “Oncle Jazz”

Men I Trust Oncle Jazz album

11. FKA twigs – “MAGDALENE”

FKA twigs magdalene album

10. Lana Del Rey – “Normal Fucking Rockwell!!”

Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell album

9. Weyes Blood – “Titanic Rising”


8. Jenny Hval – “The Practice of Love”

Jenny Hval The Practice of love album

7. Maria Somerville – “All My People”

Maria Somerville All My People album

6. Requin Chagrin – “Sémaphore”

Requin Chagrin Sémaphore album art

5. Big Thief – “U.F.O.F.”

(It was really not easy to decide and it could have been “Two Hands” as well)

Big Thief UFOF album

4. Caroline Polachek – “Pang”

Caroline Polachek Pang album art

3. Grace Ives – “2nd”

Grace Ives 2nd album

2. BEA1991 – “Brand New Adult”

(and artwork of the year)

BEA1991 Brand New Adult

1. Erika de Casier – “Essentials”

Erika de Casier Essentials

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