Best Music Of 2019 : NPR

Best Music Of 2019 A collection of lists, essays and features on the best recordings of 2019.

Phoebe Bridgers (center) and Matt Berninger (second from right) teamed up to record “Walking on a String,” one of the best songs of October.

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Summer Walker’s Over It is one of the best albums of October.

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Angel Olsen’s “Lark” appears on NPR Music’s top 20 songs of September.

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Brittany Howard’s solo debut Jaime appears on NPR Music’s best 10 albums of September.

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Bon Iver’s i,i appears on NPR Music’s best albums of August.

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Hey majesty Missy Elliot returned with Iconology in August.

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Cuco’s debut album, Para Mí, is one of NPR Music’s best albums of July.

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The Highwomen’s “Crowded Table” is one of NPR Music’s best songs of July.

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NPR Music picks the best albums of 2019 (so far).

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Carly Rae Jepsen. Her song “Too Much,” from her fourth full-length, Dedicated, is on our list of the best tracks out in May.

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Tyler, The Creator. His latest album, IGOR is on our list of the best albums out in May.

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Weyes Blood (left), Glen Hansard and Lizzo

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Lil Nas X (left), FKA Twigs and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend

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Mdou Moctar, DaBaby and Sigrid made some of our favorite songs from the month of March.

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Billie Eilish, Solange and Koffee released some of the best full-lengths in March.

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Ariana Grande (left), Offset (middle) and Jessica Pratt all put out albums that made NPR Music’s Top 10 list for February.

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Chaka Khan (left), Aldous Harding (center) and Tierra Whack all put out songs that made NPR Music’s Top Ten list for February.

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Sharon Van Etten, Dawn Richard and Nkisi released some of our favorite albums from January.

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