Michael Lavorgna’s Favorite Albums of 2019

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, retirement fromhifi 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