WLUR's Top 150 Albums of 2019

    1. PURPLE MOUNTAINS, Purple Mountains (Drag City)
    2. HATCHIE, Keepsake (Double Double Whammy)
    3. CATE LE BON, Reward (Mexican Summer)
    4. ESTHER ROSE, You Made It This Far (Father/Daughter)
    5. MAGGIE ROGERS, Heard It in a Past Life (Capitol)
    6. JULIA JACKLIN, Crushing (Polyvinyl)
    7. BIG THIEF, U.F.O.F. (4AD)
    8. NANAMI OZONE, No (Tiny Engines)
    9. WEYES BLOOD, Titanic Rising (Sub Pop)
    10. SHARON VAN ETTEN, Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
    11. MOLLY SARLÉ, Karaoke Angel (Partisan)
    12. JESCA HOOP, Stonechild (Memphis Industries)
    13. CLAIRO, Immunity (FADER)
    14. ANGIE MCMAHON, Salt (Dualtone)
    15. ADA LEA, what we say in private (Saddle Creek)
    16. PALEHOUND, Black Friday (Polyvinyl)
    17. SUDAN ARCHIVES, Athena (Stones Throw)
    18. FLORIST, Emily Alone (Double Double Whammy)
    19. BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT, At the Party with My Brown Friends (Saddle Creek)
    20. FRAN, A Private Picture (Fire Talk)
    21. FAYE WEBSTER, Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretly Canadian)
    22. VAGABON, Vagabon (Nonesuch)
    23. JAY SOM, Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
    24. STRANGE RANGER, Remembering the Rockets (Tiny Engines)
    25. ERIN ANNE, Tough Love (Carpark)
    26. KAREN O & DANGER MOUSE, Lux Prima (BMG)
    27. GREAT GRANDPA, Four of Arrows (Double Double Whammy)
    28. HOMESHAKE, Helium (Sinderlyn)
    29. BEDOUINE, Bird Songs of a Killjoy (Spacebomb)
    30. BARRIE, Happy to Be Here (Winspear)
    31. JESSICA PRATT, Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer)
    32. ANGEL OLSEN, All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
    33. MARIKA HACKMAN, Any Human Friend (Sub Pop)
    34. JACKIE COHEN, Zagg (Spacebomb)
    35. FRANKIE COSMOS, Close It Quietly (Sub Pop)
    36. LOUISE BURNS, Portraits (Light Organ)
    37. SASHA BELL, Love Is Alright (Both Sides Now!)
    38. IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE, Doko Mien (Merge)
    39. LISEL, Angels on the Slope (Luminelle)
    40. SACRED PAWS, Run Around the Sun (Merge)
    41. MOUNT EERIE WITH JULIE DOIRON, Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2 (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
    42. CHAI, Punk (Burger)
    43. CRAIG FINN, I Need a New War (Partisan)
    44. GIRLPOOL, What Chaos Is Imaginary (ANTI-)
    45. GIRL RAY, Girl (Moshi Moshi)
    46. DUDE YORK, Falling (Hardly Art)
    47. NILÜFER YANYA, Miss Universe (ATO)
    48. MEERNAA, Heart Hunger (Native Cat)
    49. SHANA CLEVELAND, Night of the Worm Moon (Hardly Art)
    50. BOY SCOUTS, Free Company (ANTI-)
    51. TORO Y MOI, Outer Peace (Carpark)
    52. AVEY TARE, Cows on Hourglass Pond (Domino)
    53. PIP BLOM, Boat (Heavenly)
    54. WILCO, Ode to Joy (dBpm)
    55. ANEMONE, Beat My Distance (Luminelle)
    56. BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER, Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans)
    57. VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Father of the Bride (Columbia)
    58. VIVIAN GIRLS, Memory (Polyvinyl)
    59. FRUIT BATS, Gold Past Life (Merge)
    60. FONTAINES D.C., Dogrel (Partisan)
    61. HAND HABITS, placeholder (Saddle Creek)
    62. HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, Terms of Surrender (Merge)
    63. SHANNON LAY, August (Sub Pop)
    64. RED STEPPES, Arcs (Native Cat)
    65. CHROMATICS, Closer to Grey (Italians Do It Better)
    66. MANNEQUIN P____, Patience (Epitaph)
    67. SASAMI, Sasami (Domino)
    68. BRIJEAN, Walkie Talkie (Native Cat)
    69. JAMILA WOODS, Legacy! Legacy! (Jagjaguwar)
    70. MIYNT, Stay on Your Mind (B3SCI)
    71. LADY LAMB, Even in the Tremor (Ba Da Bing)
    72. ALDOUS HARDING, Designer (4AD)
    73. LITTLE MAZARN, Io (Self Sabotage)
    74. HOT CHIP, A Bath Full of Ecstasy (Domino)
    75. LONG BEARD, Means to Me (Double Double Whammy)
    76. DEERHUNTER, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)
    77. CHERRY GLAZERR, Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian)
    78. CHARLY BLISS, Young Enough (Barsuk)
    79. GENERATIONALS, Reader As Detective (Polyvinyl)
    80. COMMON HOLLY, When I say to you Black Lightning (Barsuk)
    81. STEF CHURA, Midnight (Saddle Creek)
    82. ALEXA ROSE, Medicine for Living (Big Legal Mess)
    83. KÁRYYN, The Quanta Series (Mute)
    84. KEVIN MORBY, Oh My God (Dead Oceans)
    85. CIGARETTES AFTER SEX, Cry (Partisan)
    86. TANBARK, Tanbark (Self-released)
    87. THICK PAINT, a perennial approach to free time (Joyful Noise)
    88. FIELD MOUSE, Meaning (Topshelf)
    89. VETIVER, Up on High (Mama Bird)
    90. PEDRO THE LION, Phoenix (Polyvinyl)
    91. BRITTANY HOWARD, Jaime (ATO)
    92. EERIE WANDA, Pet Town (Joyful Noise)
    93. PRIESTS, The Seduction of Kansas (Sister Polygon)
    94. ANDREW BIRD, My Finest Work Yet (Loma Vista)
    95. ALTA, Reasons (Soothsayer)
    96. AMERICAN FOOTBALL, American Football [LP3] (Polyvinyl)
    97. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, Electric Lady Sessions (Columbia)
    98. LINA TULLGREN, Free Cell (Captured Tracks)
    99. SHIKOSWE, Back in the Tall Grass (Sameyness)
    100. SPUD CANNON, Squeeze (Self-released)
    101. CHRIS COHEN, Chris Cohen (Captured Tracks)
    102. FLYING LOTUS, Flamagra (Warp)
    103. YVES JARVIS, The Same But by Different Means (ANTI-)
    104. BLOOD ORANGE, Angel's Pulse (Domino)
    105. BILL CALLAHAN, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
    106. MAVIS STAPLES, We Get By (ANTI-)
    107. SUNNY WAR, Shell of a Girl (Hen House Studios)
    108. HARLAN, Harlan (House Arrest)
    109. SUMMER CANNIBALS, Can't Tell Me No (Tiny Engines)
    110. M.T. HADLEY, Empty (PIAS)
    111. Y LA BAMBA, Mujeres (Tender Loving Empire)
    112. EZRA FURMAN, Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
    113. LUKE LALONDE, The Perpetual Optimist (Paper Bag)
    114. FOUR EYES, I'd Rather Be Ghost Hunting (Self-released)
    115. JOYERO, Release the Dogs (Merge)
    116. MANDOLIN ORANGE, Tides of a Teardrop (Yep Roc)
    117. JAMES BLAKE, Assume Form (Polydor)
    118. ANNA TIVEL, The Question (Fluff & Gravy)
    119. THE GOOD ONES, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved (ANTI-)
    120. PANDA BEAR, Buoys (Domino)
    121. KYLE CRAFT, Showboat Honey (Sub Pop)
    122. ANNA MEREDITH, Fibs (Black Prince Fury)
    123. REX ORANGE COUNTY, Pony (Sony)
    124. FAHRENHEIST, Albatross (Run to Earth)
    125. CAROLINE POLACHEK, Pang (Perpetual Novice)
    126. SERATONES, Power (New West)
    127. ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE, Tomb (Asthmatic Kitty)
    128. WISHED BONE, Sap Season (Self-released)
    129. MAUNO, Really Well (Tin Angel)
    130. DE LA NOCHE, Blue Days, Black Nights (Get Loud)
    131. DAMIEN JURADO, In the Shape of a Storm (Mama Bird)
    132. PINKY PINKY, Turkey Dinner (Innovative Leisure)
    133. ALLAH-LAS, Lahs (Mexican Summer)
    134. NOLAN POTTER'S NIGHTMARE BAND, Nightmare Forever (Castle Face)
    135. CLAUDE FONTAINE, Claude Fontaine (Innovative Leisure)
    136. SNOH AALEGRA, -Ugh, those feels again (Artium)
    137. MATTIEL, Satis Factory (ATO)
    138. BEA1991, Brand New Adult (Self-released)
    139. TELEKINESIS, Effluxion (Merge)
    140. SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG, Safe and Also No Fear (Lame-O)
    141. JENNY LEWIS, On the Line (Warner)
    142. SUGGESTED FRIENDS, Turtle Taxi (HHBTM)
    143. BECKY NINKOVIC, Woe (Paper Bag)
    144. ANNA OF THE NORTH, Dream Girl (Honeymoon)
    145. BAT FOR LASHES, Lost Girls (AWAL)
    146. BENNY SINGS, City Pop (Stones Throw)
    147. THE NATIONAL, I Am Easy to Find (4AD)
    148. ROVING REPORTER, Joie de Vivre [EP] (Self-released)
    149. CASS MCCOMBS, Tip of the Sphere (ANTI-)
    150. THE GROWLERS, Natural Affair (Beach Goth)

This chart is based on airplay on the station during the calendar year.