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2019 Albums

Album of the Year Contenders

Ari LennoxShea Butter Baby (R&B/Soul)
EARTHGANGMirrorland (Rap)
Freddy Gibbs & MadlibBandana (Rap)
**Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee (R&B/Soul)
RapsodyEve (Rap)
Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow (Alternative)
YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy (Rap)

Must Listens

Anderson .PaakVentura (R&B/Soul)
BJ the Chicago Kid1123 (R&B/Soul)
BoogieEverything’s for Sale (Rap)
Crimeapple & DJ SkizzWet Dirt (Rap)
**D SmokeInglewood High (Rap)
DreamvilleRevenge of the Dreamers 3 (Rap)
**Emeli SandeReal Life (R&B/Soul)
James BlakeAssume Form (Electronic)
KhalidFree Spirit (R&B/Soul)
Marlon CraftFunhouse Mirror (Rap)
Skyzoo & Pete RockRetropolitan (Rap)

Enjoyable

Ariana Grandethank u, next (Pop)
BasSpilled Milk – EP (Rap)
BernerEl Chivo (Rap)
Berner & MozzySlimey Individualz (Rap)
Big K.R.I.T.TPT (Rap)
Bun B & Statik SelektahTrillstatik (Rap)
**Danny Brownuknowwhatimsayin? (Rap)
Devin the DudeStill Rollin’ Up: Somethin’ to Ride With (Rap)
**Emotional OrangesThe Juice, Vol. II (R&B/Soul)
Gary Clark, Jr.This Land (Rock)
Jean GraeThat’s Not How You Do That Either (Comedy/Rap/Alternative?)
KXNG CrookedThe Weeklys, Vol. 1 (Rap)
Lucky DayePainted (R&B/Soul)
NasThe Lost Tapes 2 (Rap)
NFThe Search (Rap)
Rick RossPort of Miami 2 (Rap)
ScHoolboy QCrasH Talk (Rap)
Smoke DZABaconeggandtrees (Rap)
ZacariRun Wild Run Free – EP (R&B/Soul)

Decent

AZLegacy (Rap)
Berner & Curren$yPheno Grigio (Rap)
LogicConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (Rap)
Miley CyrusSHE IS COMING (Pop)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquireMr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire (Rap)
Toro y MoiOuter Peace (Alternative/Electronic)
WatskyComplaint (Rap)

No Thanks

*If an album is unlisted, I skimmed it and moved on, never listened to it, or didn’t like it.

TBD

Kanye WestJesus is King (Gospel/Rap)
G-EazyScary Nights (Rap)
TuxedoTuxedo III (Funk)
WaleWow… That’s Crazy (Rap)
Silas1998 (Rap)
Tobe NwigweThree Originals (Rap)
Thom YorkeANIMA (Electronic)
Angel OlsenAll Mirrors (Alternative)
Danny Brownuknowwhatimsayin (Rap)
Kevin GatesI’m Him (Rap)
KembaGilda (Rap)
Ghostface KillahGhostface Killahs (Rap)
Ras KassSoul on Ice 2 (Rap)
Post MaloneHollywood’s Bleeding (Rap)
KXNG CrookedThe Weekly’s, Vol. 2 (Rap)
KXNG CrookedThe Weekly’s, Vol. 3 (Rap)
Dame D.O.L.L.A.Big D.O.L.L.A. (Rap)
Bun BBun B Day – EP (Rap)
The AlchemistYacht Rock 2 (Rap)
Joell OrtizMonday (Rap)
Justine SkyeBARE WITH ME – EP (R&B/Soul)
SiRChasing Summer (R&B/Soul)
CommonLet Love (Rap)
Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY! (R&B/Soul)
DavePsychodrama (Rap)
Little SimzGREY Area (Rap)
Missy ElliotICONOLOGY – EP (Rap)
BROCKHAMPTONGINGER (Rap)
Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee (R&B/Soul)
Jidenna85 to Africa (Rap)
38 SpeshA Bullet for Every Heathen (Rap)
Obie TriceThe Fifth (Rap)
Little BrotherMay the Lord Watch (Rap)
Summer WalkerOver It (R&B/Soul)
Bon Iveri,i (Alternative)
DrakeCare Package (Rap)
Black MilkDiVE (Rap)
Chance the RapperThe Big Day (Rap)
Maxo KreamBrandon Banks (Rap)
Purple MountainsPurple Mountains (Alternative)
Scarlet ParkeFlight Risk (Pop)
DJ Muggs & CRIMEAPPLEMedallo (Rap)
Big K.R.I.T.K.R.I.T. IZ HERE (Rap)
Blood OrangeAngel’s Pulse (R&B/Soul)
Ed SheeranNo. 6 Collaborations Project (Pop)
GoldLinkDiaspora (Rap)
Beast CoastEscape From New York (Rap)
Kolohe KaiSummer to Winter (Reggae)
MerebaThe Jungle is the Only Way Out (R&B/Soul)
SolangeWhen I Get Home (R&B/Soul)
OffsetFather of 4 (Rap)
KehlaniWhile We Wait (R&B/Soul)
38 Spesh5 Shots – EP (Rap)
38 Spesh38 Strategies of Raw (Rap)
CantrellDevil Never Even Lived (Rap)
YelawolfTrunk Muzik 3 (Rap)
Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Alternative)
LogicSupermarket (Alternative)

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