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2019 In Review

It's that certain time of year when everyone starts naming "the best" things from the past 12 months.

I used quotations because of course best is a subjective concept, and even where there's critical consensus it's often a case of monkey-see-monkey-do. So end-of-year (or end-of-decade) lists are not any definitive mark of quality. 
Then why make one? Well, mostly I like having an archive to look back on. But more broadly, end-of-year lists are a great way to discover something new. Especially now that music is so easy to access - via YouTube or a streaming service - you can give an album a full listen without paying for it directly. You no longer have to buy blindly, or make a judgement call based on a series of 30-second clips or after standing at a listening booth in a record store for an uncomfortable amount of time (like I used to do). 
So, here are the albums I enjoyed the most in 2019:
Get Up Kids - Problems Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated Jimmy Eat World - Su…