Michael Lavorgna’s Favorite Albums of 2019

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, retirement from hi-fi does mean retirement from music. Here are twenty of my favorite records from this year. Enjoy!

Baby Rose: To Myself

FKA twigs: Magdelane

Celeste: Lately

Kim Gordon: No Home Record

Brittany Howard: Jaime

Eartheater: Trinity

Moor Mother: Analog Fluids Of Sonic Black Holes

Carla dal Forno: Look Up Sharp

Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Lingua Ignota: Caligula

Jessica Pratt: Quiet Signs

Aldous Harding: Designer

Stella Donnelly: Beware of the Dogs

Vanessa Wagner: Inland

Knife Wife: Family Party

Nivhek: After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

Park Jiha: Philos

Otoboke Beaver: Itekoma Hits

Julia Jacklin: Crushing

Jonnine: Super Natural


Honorable Mention

Mannequin Pussy: Patience
Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow
Florist: Emily Alone
Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Jenny Hval: The Practice of Love
Angel Olsen: All Mirrors
Hide: Hell Is Here
Amyl and The Sniffers: Amyl and The Sniffers
Anne Imhof: Faust
Shannon Lay: August
Hildur Guðnadóttir: Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series)
Faye Webster: Atlanta Millionaires Club
Maja Ratkje: Sult
Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising
Cucina Povera: Zoom