The highlights of a stonking great year for music.
“Another 12 months are almost in the bag. It’s been an exhausting perpetually anxious and oftentimes downright depressing year on mother Earth, but at least we had a stupendously excellent barrage of new music to soundtrack us through. So much so, in fact, that even though this post is titled “Soundsphere Magazine’s 21 Best Albums of 2019,” I for one am most certainly under no illusions that these are the only Best Albums of this past year. This list has had to be constructed solely by myself and I’ve had a tonne of notable gaps in my listened-to list – apologies mainly to metal fans as I’ve never really gotten on with that genre – so more than feel free to lob your favourites at me in the comments or on the socials, I’m always up for trying new things! Oh, and this list is just in alphabetical order rather than any real ranking so don’t read too much into it.
Right, with all that said and also additional apologies to Stormzy (turns out my editor doesn’t particularly want to work over Christmas), here are the 21 Best Albums of 2019.”