The Best Music of 2019: ONE37pm Editors' Picks for Album of the Year

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In 2019, pop music felt as if it were at a crossroads. It had far grown out of the boy band phase of the early 2000s and had transitioned into something that encompassed other genres to deliver a unique twist on the way we listen to music as a whole. 

Over the course of the 2010s, regardless of what type of music you preferred to listen to, more and more artists began mashing genres together, and that trend continued into 2019. Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is perhaps the best example of that, combining a country twang with a hip-hop beat leading to a chart-topping hit that propelled the artist into stardom. 

Almost all genres fit neatly under the "pop music" umbrella now, with many artists aiming to leave their comfort zones and try something new. Or, some were making moves in the industry as a whole with explosive debuts such as Billie Eilish's When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ONE37pm's editors thought long and hard about all the albums that had the biggest impact and the ones that they just couldn't stop listening to in 2019; Here is our list.

‘Championships’ by Meek Mill

‘Bandana’ by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ by Post Malone

'Igor' by Tyler, the Creator

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