The Roots Music Report's
Top Alternative Rock Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1"Let's Rock"The Black KeysNonesuch
2IIIThe LumineersDualtone
3Take Good CareThe RevivalistsConcord
4Free Yourself UpLake Street DiveNonesuch
5DeltaMumford & SonsGlassnote
6DaylightGrace PotterConcord
7Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish ExtentLewis CapaldiVertigo Berlin
8Father of the BrideVampire WeekendColumbia
9Jade BirdJade BirdGlassnote
10I Am Easy to FindThe National4AD
11By BloodShovels & RopeDualtone
12In the Morse Code of Brake LightsThe New PornographersConcord
13JaimeBrittany HowardATO
14Black PumasBlack PumasATO
15Help Us StrangerThe RaconteursThird Man
16Egypt StationPaul McCartneyCapitol
17Thrilled to Be HereBailenFantasy
18Violet StreetLocal NativesLoma Vista
19GoldSister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsThirty Tigers
20Wasteland, Baby!HozierRubyworks
21Bad Guy - SingleBillie EilishDarkroom
22The Unseen in BetweenSteve GunnMatador
23Look AliveGusterNettwerk
24WARMJeff TweedydBpm
25Things Are Looking UpThe Walk-a-BoutRidge Hill
26Trampoline - SingleSHAEDPhoto Finish
27Remind Me TomorrowSharon Van EttenJagjaguwar
28SOUND & FURYSturgill SimpsonElektra
29HyperspaceBeckCapital
30The Modern Lives Vol. 2Jackie GreeneBlue Rose
31On the LineJenny LewisWarner Bros.
32Thank You for TodayDeath Cab for CutieAtlantic
33ChorusThe Mother HipsBlue Rose Music
34Harmony Hall / 2021 - SingleVampire WeekendColumbia
35MintAlice MertonPaper Plane
36Without Me - SingleHalseyCapitol
37My Finest Work YetAndrew BirdConcord
38Heard It in a Past LifeMaggie RogersDebay Sounds
39Nina Cried PowerHozierColumbia
40Sidewalk AstronomyClare MeansSelf-Release
41Living MirageThe Head and The HeartWarner Brothers
42Social CuesCage the ElephantRCA
43Secondhand SmokeSean McConnellBig Picnic
44Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2Shovels & RopeNew West
45Nick WaterhouseNick WaterhouseInnovative Leisure
46Mirror MasterYoung The GiantElektra
47Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be LostFoalsWarner
48Oh My GodKevin MorbyDead Oceans
49Young Sick CamelliaSt. Paul & The Broken BonesColumbia Red
50High Steppin' - SingleThe Avett BrothersAmerican
51In WavesBay LedgesS-Curve
52Carrie & LowellSufjan StevensAsthmatic Kitty
53Everyday LifeColdplayAtlantic
54Watching It All Fall ApartFruitionLohi
55Lo/Hi - SingleThe Black KeysNonesuch
56All MirrorsAngel OlsenJagjaguwar
57Dance Monkey (Stripped Back) - SingleTones and IElektra
58WandererCat PowerDomino
59Staying at Tamara'sGeorge EzraSony
60Cause and EffectKeaneIsland
61Bottle It inKurt VileMatador
62Stone for StoneCancion FranklinSelf-Release
63The Slow RushTame ImpalaIsland
64Politics of LivingKodalineSony
65Power over Me - SingleDermot KennedyRiggins
66Outer PeaceToro Y MoiCarpark
67Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community CenterDead Oceans
68PressFlora CashRCA
69C'est La ViePhosphorescentDead Oceans
70Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?Deerhunter4AD
71Low Down WaysDaddy Long LegsYep Roc
72Never Say No - SingleHenry ChadwickSelf-Release
73LightsHeather KropfSelf-Release
74KeepsakeHatchieDouble Double Whammy
75Mystic TruthBad SunsEpitaph
76Bon IverBon IverJagjaguwar
77FEVER DREAMOf Monsters and MenRepublic
78PowerSeratonesNine West
79Golden HeartMark KnopflerMercury
80Years to BurnCalexicoSub Pop
81Lux PrimaKaren OBMG
82BusyheadNoah KahanRepublic
83Karaoke AngelMolly SarlePartisan
84PhoenixPedro the LionPolyvinyl
85The Atlas UndergroundTom MorelloMOM + POP
86Anak KoJay SomPolyvinyl
87You Deserve LoveWhite ReaperElektra
88Mt. JoyMt. JoyDualtone
89Shelter - SingleBroken Bells30th Century
90Fishing for FishiesKing Gizzard & The Lizard WizardATO
91FongolaKOKOKO!Transgressive
92BabelMumford & SonsUniversal
93Everything I Could Never Say...lovelythebandAnother Century
94DuckKaiser ChiefsPolydor
95Without FearDermot KennedyUMG
96Doom DaysBastilleVirgin
97In the Land ofWintersleepDine Alone
98Fooled Again Teresa Eggertsen CookeSelf-Release
99Upside Down FlowersAndrew McMahon in the WildernessFantasy
100Glad He's Gone - SingleTove LoRepublic
101Look NowElvis Costello & The ImpostersConcord
102BrothersThe Black KeysUnknown
103Titanic RisingWeyes BloodSub Pop
104Already Ready AlreadyGalacticTchoup-zilla
105SinJohn FloreaniHopeless
106All Damn DayNick Dittmeier & the SawdustersEastwood
107Treble MakersTreble MakersUnknown
108ShadowboxerMansionairGlassnote
109Sigh No MoreMumford & SonsGlassnote
110GallipoliBeirut4AD
111Salvation - SingleThe StrumbellaseOne
112SaltAngie McMahonDualtone
113Wide AwakeRayland BaxterATO
114All Your Favorite BandsDawesHUB Records
115True CareJames Vincent McMorrowSelf-Release
116I,iBon IverJagjaguwar
117ExpectationsWild ChildDualtone
118Let's Try the After (Vol. 1)Broken Social SceneArts & Crafts
119Feels Like LoveChrysta BellMeta Hari
120AdultWalker LukensModern Outsider
121South of RealityThe Claypool Lennon DeliriumATO
122Suck on LightBoy & BearNettwerk
123CheersThe Wild ReedsDualtone
124GhosteenNick Cave & The Bad SeedsSelf-Release
125DesignerAldous Harding4AD
126MayonnaiseDeer TickPartisan
127AddKeller WilliamsFreeky Disc
128Why You So CrazyThe Dandy WarholsDine Alone
129How To: Friend, Love, FreefallRainbow Kitten SurpriseElektra
130CrushingJulia JacklinTransgressive
131Goodnight Rhonda LeeNicole AtkinsSingle Lock
132First TasteTy SegallDrag City
133PerformanceWhite DenimCity Slang
134WaverRoyal CanoePaper Bag
135InvisibleSon LittleAnti
136ORIONX AmbassadorsKIDinaKORNER
137Highway HypnosisSneaksMerge
138Night of the Worm MoonShana ClevelandHardly Art
139Part of the LightRay LaMontagneSony
140When I Wake UpMaverick SabreFAMM
141For the MorningTyler RamseyFantasy
142WitnessBenjamin BookerATO
143Now I'm in It - SingleHaimColumbia
144Oh AlrightLily Vakili BandSoundKlaxon
145Social Cues - SingleCage the ElephantRCA Records
146First FlowerMolly BurchCaptured Tracks
147Building BalanceAllen StoneATO
148Tell Me How You Really FeelCourtney BarnettMom+Pop
149Zeppelin over ChinaGuided By VoicesSelf-Release
150Half the CitySt. Paul & The Broken BonesSingle Lock Records
151Gold Past LifeFruit BatsMerge
152Myth of a ManNight BeatsHeavenly
153No Bullets Spent - SingleSpoonMatador
154Natural DisguiseHalfNoiseCongrats
155SilencesAdia VictoriaAtlantic
156Do No HarmThe DeerKeeled Scales
157Electric Blue Dandelion Nashville SessionsRaveis KoleSelf
158That Santa Fe ChannelCordovasATO
159Absolute ZeroBruce HornsbyZappo
160LonerCaroline RoseNew West
161Critical EquationDr. DogWe Buy Gold
162Broken BellsBroken BellsSony
163Telephone WiresSmith & ThellPlayground
164Showboat HoneyKyle CraftSub Pop
165The Now NowGorillazParlophone
166WavePatrick WatsonSecret City
167Everything Hits at Once: the Best of SpoonSpoonMatador
168StonechildJesca HoopMemphis Industries
169SuthernahiaBen Davis JrSelf-Release
170MeditationsYoke LoreYellhouse
171Blind Leading the Blind - SingleMumford & SonsGlassnote
172So That You Might Hear MeBear's DenConcord
173When I'm Alone: the Piano RetrospectiveLissieCooking Vinyl
174Future RuinsSwervedriverDangerbird
175Bloodless - SingleAndrew BirdWigawam
176Two Sides to Every StoryAllan ThomasSelf-Release
177Timebomb - SingleWalk The MoonRCA
178Jupiter SidecarThe SheltersWarner
179Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be LostFoalsWarner
180FoxwarrenFoxwarrenAnti
181EffluxionTelekinesisMerge
182AhomaleCombo ChimbitaAnti
183ChangesNeal FrancisKarma Chief
184EraserlandStrand of OaksDead Oceans
185The Stories We Tell OurselvesNothing MoreEleven Seven
186UnknownFlying LotusUnknown
187New Age Norms 1Cold War KidsAWAL
188Patience - SingleTame ImpalaIsland
189SignalAutomaticStones Throw
190And Nothing HurtSpiritualizedFat Possum
191Ameri'kanaMaking MoviesSelf-Release
192Sweet UnknownErika WennerstromPartisan
193FuzzybrainDayglowSelf-Release
194How Did We Get So Dark?Royal BloodWarner Music
195Rarest of BirdsGrizfolkNettwerk
196Elastic DaysJ MascisSub Pop
197Love You for a Long Time - SingleMaggie RogersCapitol
198Power ChordsMike KrolMerge
199LoverNoah GundersonCooking Vinyl
200Bird Songs of a KilljoyBedouineSpacebomb
201JuniorCorridorSub Pop
202Hot MotionTemplesATO
203Purple MountainsPurple MountainsDrag City
204Here Comes the CowboyMac DeMarcoMac's
205Moderation - SingleFlorence + The MachineUniversal
206Bobby Fuller Died for Your SinsChuck ProphetYep-Roc
207What I Meant to SayDanny FishmanSelf-Release
208LiftedIsrael NashThirty Tigers
209Canterbury GirlsLily & MadeleineNew West
210Laughing MatterWandDrag City
211Global CitizenLos UnidadesGlobal Poverty Project
212Late RiserFrances ConeThirty Tigers
213These TimesThe Dream SyndicateAnti
214UnknownCourtney BarnettUnknown
215High Water LineMark OblingerSelf-Release
216You and I - SingleBarns CourtneyUniversal Music
217Home Tonight / in a Hurry - SinglePaul McCartneyCapitol
218God's Favorite CustomerFather John MistySub Pop
219TombAngelo De AugustineAsthmatic Kitty
220Until the DawnJoy ZimmermanSelf-Release
221WildnessSnow PatrolPolydor
222Part of UsGood Old WarNettwerk
223CaretakersPete YornShelly
224There Will Be No IntermissionAmanda PalmerCooking Vinyl
225FallingSlow CavesOld Flame
226I Do - SingleWild RiversNettwerk Music Group Inc.
227A Blemish in the Great LightHalf Moon RunGlassnote
228ArchaeologyThe Bean Pickers UnionSelf-Release
229Hold Your Nerve - SingleBoy & BearUnknown
230U (Man Like) - SingleBon IverJagjaguwar
231Color TheorySoccer MommyLoma Vista
232UnknownMarika HackmanUnknown
233ChrisChristine & The QueensUnknown
234The Much Much How How and ICosmo SheldrakeTardigrade
235Wilder WoodsWilder WoodsAtlantic
236Be the CowboyMitskiDead Ocean
237404Barns CourtneyUniversal Music
238It Won't Be Like This All the TimeThe Twilight SadRock Action
239More or LessDan ManganArts & Crafts
240Reader As DetectiveGenerationalsPolyvinyl
241Waiting on a SongDan AuerbachNonesuch
242This Will All Blow over in TimeCold War KidsDowntown Records
243UnknownPolicaUnknown
244Heavy MetaRon GalloNew West
245No ControlAlex Little and The Suspicious MindsLight Organ
246PetraThe BuildingConcord
247Hardwired - SingleHailey KnoxS-Curve Records
248A World So Full of Love - SingleShakey GravesUnknown
249Out of the BlueDan Luke and the RaidNew West
250Pillar of NaSaintsenecaAnti
251Everybody WorksJay SomPolyvinyl
252SoreDilly DallyPartisan
253Why Me? Why Not.Liam GallagherWarner
254This Mess is a PlaceTacocatSub Pop
255Apologize - SinglegrandsonWarner
256UnknownTuxedoUnknown
257Ga Ga Ga Ga GaSpoonMerge Records
258Be More KindFrank TurnerUniversal
259UnknownCold War KidsAWAL Recordings America
260Land of the Free - SingleThe KillersIsland
261Someday Tomorrow MaybeLola MarshAnova Music
262You're Somebody else - SingleFlora CashIcons Creating Evil Art
263Blind Sighted FaithThe DunwellsConcord
264LushSnail MailMatador
265Harry HardonAllan RaymanRepublic
2661981 Extended PlayI DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND MEConcord
267False Confidence - SingleNoah KahanRepublic
268I Guess I Just Feel Like - SingleJohn MayerColumbia Records
269How to Be Okay AloneBrent CowlesDine Alone
270Warbly JetsWarbly JetsUnknown
271BOOM - SingleX AmbassadorsKIDinaKORNER
272Carpet DenimTijuana PanthersInnovative Leisure
273Between Two ShoresGlen HansardPlateau
274Bone AlmanacPhilip B. PriceSignature Sounds
275It Doesn't Matter Why;Widow's WeedsSilversun PickupsNew Machine Recordings
276Tuxedo IIITuxedoFunk on Sight
277WHEN I WAS OLDER (Music Inspired by the Film "ROMA") - SingleBillie EilishDarkroom
278To the Edge61 GhostsBluzpic Media Group
279Green WolverineKing RopesSelf-Release
280HomeJohn Butler TrioNettwerk
281Life in the CityTurkuazElectric Habitat Music
282ReskinnedLarkin PoeRH Music
283Entre Los DosY La BambaTender Loving Empire
2841996Wild ChildDualtone
285SHINY and OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.The Smashing PumpkinsNapalm
286UnknownThe LumineersDualtone Records
287VagabonVagabonNonesuch
288High As HopeFlorence & The MachineUniversal
289Rushing the Acid Frat - SingleStephen Malkmus and the JicksUnknown
290The Mystery of MeDanielia CottonCottontown
291Hot ThoughtsSpoonMatador
292La DivineCold War KidsCapitol
293MujeresY La BambaTender Loving Empire
294Quarter Past Midnight - SingleBastilleUniversal
295BoygeniusBoygeniusMatador
296Brittle Boned - SingleJulien Baker6131 Records
297CryCigarettes After SexPartisan
298New MadnessThe New MadnessDrastic Plastic Records
299Dear DangerBilly HarveyGold
300"99" - SingleBarns CourtneyVirgin
 

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