Top 25 Albums of the Year

2019 has been arguably the decade’s best year for music, an incredibly exciting and eclectic year for new artists, genres transcending from fuzzy psych rock, to ambient electro-pop, to dirty underground grime. Indie Underground’s top 25 albums of the year vary from the best new punk acts, such as Calva Louise and LIFE, to fuzzy math rock band black midi, and the intrinsic rapper Slowthai, all of whom graced the year with their fantastic albums

All with raw DIY elements, and stunning musical themes layered throughout, here are our top 25 picks for 2019

25) Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow – Yonaka

Yonaka - Don't Wait Til Tomorrow

24) All Mirrors – Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

23) Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - thank u, next

22) Ghosteen – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

21) Norman Fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

20) Rhinoceros – Calva Louise

Calva Louise - Rhinoceros

19) Smooth Big Cat – Dope Lemon

Dope Lemon - Smooth Big Cat

18) Fine Line – Harry Styles


17) Hoodies All Summer – Kano

Kano - Hoodies All Summer

16) Jade Bird – Jade Bird

Jade Bird - Jade Bird

15) Schlagenheim – black midi

Black Midi - Schlagenheim

14) Heavy Is The Head – Stormzy

Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head

13) When I Have Fears – The Murder Capital

The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears

12) Infest The Rats’ Nest – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest

11) Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 – Foals

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lose Part 2

10) AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey - AJ Tracey

9) Athena – Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives - Athena

8) A Picture Of Good Health – LIFE

LIFE - A Picture of Good Health

7) Dogrel – Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel

6) Nothing Great About Britain – Slowthai

Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain

5) 24 Carat Diamond Trephine – Avalanche Party

Avalanche Party - 24 Carat Diamond Trephine

4) IGOR – Tyler, The Creator

Tyler The Creator - Igor

3) Crush – Floating Points

Crush - Floating Points

2) GREY Area – Little Simz

Little Simz - GREY Area

1) MAGDALENE – FKA twigs

FKA Twigs - Magdalene

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