I'm just now starting my in-depth listening for the "Best of 2019" awards, listening through all the albums that I initially rated as 4.5/5 or 5/5, and starting to winnow down the field.
I'm going to do the "Guess Dan's Top 5" like we've done the last 2 years since it was fun.
The group of contenders includes some of the usual suspects, but there's also some that have received virtually no discussion here on the board. No off-the-wall death metal bagpipe polka bands... at least not yet.
It's an ok year overall, but not stellar. No standout releases towering head and shoulders above the rest IMO.