Here's a look at some of our favourite albums of 2019. It took a long while and much thought to nail it down. From the stunning debut albums from emerging artists to returns from classic bands returning after long breaks... from arena and festival headliners to bands who've played our local pub.

We'll be revealing the top 19 bit by bit, and on Saturday we'll reveal our Album Of The Year for 2019. Get involved and join the conversation with #bnqtAOTY19

19 OF 19

1. Jade Bird - Jade Bird
2. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
3. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
4. Pup - Morbid Stuff
5. Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles
6. Little Simz - Grey Area
7. The Menzingers - Hello Exile
8. Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
9. Jimmy Eat World - Surviving
10. Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning
11. Frank Carter - End Of Suffering
12. FONTAINES D.C. - Dogrel
13. Jme - Grime MC
14. Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy
15. Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head
16. Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
17. Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties - Routine Maintenance
18. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
19. Two Door Cinema Club - False Alarm

Music is a beautifully subjective thing. Although we did want to draw prominence to a top 19 of 19, after that we always find it really hard to rank bands and albums so instead we've noted a further 81 to list 100 stand-out albums of 2019. The remainder are organised alphabetically by month released.


Better Oblivion Community Center - S/T
Bring Me The Horizon
- amo
FEVER 333 - Strength In Numb333rs
Jah Division - Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again
Maggie Rogers
 - Heard It In A Past Life
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow


Czarface / Ghostface Killah - Czarface Meets Ghostface
Hot 8 Brass Band
- Take Cover
The Specials
- Encore
SWMRS - Berkley's On Fire
White Lies - Five


American Football - III
The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Dave - Psychodrama
Durand Jones - American Love Call
Free Throw - What's Past Is Prologue
FOALS - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
Hozier - Wasteland, Baby!
The Japanese House - Good At Falling
La Dispute - Panorama
Masked Intruder
Self Esteem - Compliments Please
Sigrid - Sucker Punch
Simple Creatures - Strange Love EP
Sundara Karma
- Ulfilas' Alphabet
Tom Walker
- What A Time To Be Alive


Bear's Den - So that you might hear me
Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balance
Circa Waves - What's It Like Over There?
JAWS - The Ceiling
Martha - Love Keeps Kicking
Tom Speight - Collide


The Amazons - Future Dust
Cate Le Bon
- Reward
Frank Iero And The Future Violents - Barriers
Pile - Green & Grey
Richard Hawley - Further
Skepta - Ignorance Is Bliss
slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride


Bastille - Doom Days
Black Pumas - S/T
Dinosaur Pile-Up
- Celebrity Mansions
Freddie Gibbs / Madlib
Jamie Cullum - Taller
Kate Tempest - The Book Of Traps And Lessons


Frightened Rabbit - Tiny Changes: A Celebration of The Midnight Organ Fight
IDER - Emotional Education
Kaiser Chiefs - Duck
Thom Yorke - Anima


Frank Turner - No Man's Land
Friendly Fires - Inflorescent
Gender Roles
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears
Paranoid London - PL
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
The S.L.P - S/T
The Teskey Brothers - Run Home Slow


blink-182 - NINE
Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts
- Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero
- Superbloom
Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not.
The Lumineers - III
Microwave - Death Is A Warm Blanket
Nervus - Tough Crowd
Octo Octa - Resonant Body
Tiny Moving Parts - Breathe


Floating Points - Crush
King Nun - MASS
Refused - War Music
Swim Deep - Emerald Classics
Waterparks - FANDOM


Beck - Hyperspace
DJ Shadow
 - Our Pathetic Age
Gang Starr
- One of the Best Yet
Turnover - Altogether


Beans on Toast - The Inevitable Train Wreck
Harry Styles
 - Fine Line
Jack Penate - After You

And last but not least, here are our individual staff picks of the year:

jt | Mike | Jane | Claire | Max | Tom | Jez | Meg | Tim | Joe R | Joe C | Colleen | Aaron | Livvy | Matt | Jacob | Bonnie | Shannon | Shibby