5. Sleaford Mods: Eton Alive
The Nottingham lads are still angry and still spitting some of the harshest post-Brexit lyrics you’ll find anywhere.
4. Loyle Carner: Not Waving But Drowning
Smooth and stylish U.K. hip-hop, this album is perfect for hanging with mates or just sitting on the train. Your head won’t stop bobbing from start to finish.
3. The Chemical Brothers: No Geography
Excellent samples, killer grooves and big beats. The Chemical Brothers have recaptured their mid-90s form and may have created the best dance album of the year.
2. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Fishing for Fishies
A mixed bag for some, this is the Gizzard at their most accessible, proving that even AM rock is easily tamed by their skilled musicianship.
1. Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go
Wow. Just. Wow. I had heard this album was good, but I was blown away when I finally listened. I expect this one to be at the top, or at least the top ten, of every Best of 2019 list come Christmastime.
Brendan is an avid record collector from Adelaide, Australia and the man behind the @ridges_and_grooves. There are few genres he won’t listen to. His search for the best album of all time through process of elimination continues.