My Top 5 Albums of 2019 So Far

MMC Writers look back at the last six months in music

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.