What better way to take a look back at the year in music than to round up all the most prominent best albums of the year lists? These different lists serve as a reminder of the music that soundtracked this year, as well as a way to dig in and discover new music you may have completely missed at the time.
Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Bon Iver, and Tyler The Creator all had a massive presence across these lists and found to be favorites with critics. Ultimately though, it seems like 2019 was the year of Billie Eilish. It’s not just 2019 though, you can expect to hear a lot more from her in 2020 as new projects from her begin to come to fruition soon.
In terms of music products released in 2019, there are a handful that stand out from the pack. Wi-Fi speaker company, Sonos released speakers in partnership with Ikea that finally gave it a $99 starting price. It also broke away from Wi-Fi with the Move speaker that includes Bluetooth to create a completely portable high-end speaker. Spotify released a radio-like app called Stations. Plus, Apple’s AirPods Pro delivered noise canceling in a consumer-favorite earbud design.