In , the culture was lit and the playlists were wild. With one killer track, an artist could become a household name, sparking infinite conversations and even more memes. Here, Pitchfork looks back at the year that was, with lists of the best songs, the best albums, and much, much more. December 10 December 9 December 20 December 11 December 12
The 100 Best Songs of 2019
The final year of the decade saw A-list superstars relatively quiet on the singles front; instead we saw newcomers shine, and more established artists revived, re-energised and reinvented. Here are the tracks that topped our playlist, setting the scene for an exciting decade to come. You can listen to all 20 tracks here Warning: Contains some language that may offend. The meme that turned into a movement; the song was an unapologetic call to have a good time and not give a flying flamingo about what anybody thinks. The guitar solo, or more accurately a guitar roar, is worthy of Neil Young at his peak.
The 50 Best Albums of 2019
There you are, with access to something like million hours of music and it's so difficult to choose just one song. We live in a time where our incredible access to music is both a blessing and a curse. How does one curate the thousands upon thousands of songs that will be released this year alone? Thankfully, we're pretty much tethered to our headphones most waking hours listening to all the latest tracks from the best and least known artists of today. Here, we've curated the best songs of so far. Listen to our Best of playlist on Spotify. Not Yola. The singer soars above the backing with her warm, flexible, undeniable instrument.
From pop comebacks to international acts finding crossover success to gorgeous ballads and irresistible dancefloor bait, was quite the year. Here are the songs we couldn't stop playing this year. Think the vulnerable voice of Nina Simone waxing poetic about the ills of millennial dating.