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MIKE

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

Aesop Rock & Tobacco - Malibu Ken

Apollo Brown - Sincerely Detroit
Czarface - Odds Czar Against Us

Czarface & Ghostface Killah - Czarface Meets

Ghostface
Diabolic - Disconnect

Diabolic & Vanderslice - Collusion
Epic Beard Men - This Was Supposed To Be Fun
Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet

Ghostface Killah - Ghostface Killahs
Ill Bill & Stu Bangas - Cannibal Hulk

Inspectah Deck - Chamber No. 9
Kool Keith - Keith

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs - Bandana
Ras Kass - Soul On Ice 2

Sean Price & Small Professor - 86 Witness 
Skyzoo & Pete Rock - Retropolitan

Smif-N-Wessun - All 

Statik Selektah & Termanology - Still 1982

Torae & Praise - All Praises Due

Vinnie Paz & Tragedy Khadafi - Camouflage

Regime
 

MARK

Best Metal Albums of 2019

Death Angel - Humanicide
Exumer - Hostile Defiance
Spirit Adrift - Divided by Darkness
Monolord - No Comfort
Darkthrone - Old Star
Haunt - If Icarus Could Fly
Overkill - The Wings Of War
Sacred Reich - Awakening
Nocturnus AD - Paradox
Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen

HARRISON

Best Albums of 2019

Big Thief - Two Hands
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
Brittany Howard - Jaime
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
Mannequin Pussy - Patience
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
Girl Band - The Talkies
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party with My

Brown Friends

MARK

Best Albums of 2019

Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
Julia Shapiro - Perfect Version
Bill Callahan - Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Made A Place
Mike Krol - Power Chords
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender
Amyl & The Sniffers - Amyl and The Sniffers
Julia Jacklin - Crushing

DAN

Best Movies of 2019

John Wick 3: Parabellum
Midsommar
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
Avengers: Endgame
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Booksmart
Us
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Irishman
The Lighthouse

ERIKA

Best Albums of 2019

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do

We Go?
City And Colour - A Pill For Loneliness
Dido - Still On My Mind
Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
Maggie Rogers - Heard It In A Past Life
Pink - Hurts 2B Human
Taylor Swift - Lover
Tegan And Sara - Hey I'm Just Like You