OH this was hard. these are my favorites of 2019. in no way is this an exhaustive list....but I had fun doing it anyway. as a deeply indecisive person, i couldn't do 5 so did the thing in triple time. too many queer folks are making too much good music for me to pare it down to 5 and i am not sorry about it!

here is a playlist featuring everything mentioned in this post.

  1. Clairo - Immunity 
  2. Tinashe - Songs For You
  3. Brittney Howard - Jaime
  4. Blood Orange - Angel's Pulse Mix Tape
  5. King Princess - Cheap Queen
  6. Marika Hackman - any human friend
  7. Shura - the stage
  8. Jay Som - Anak Ko
  9. KAYTRANADA - BUBBA
  10. Kevin Abstract - ARIZONA BABY
  11. Florist - Emily Alone
  12. BROCKHAMPTON - GINGER
  13. The Japanese House - Good At Falling 
  14. MUNA - Saves The World 
  15. Rina Mushonga - In a Galaxy

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Other things very much so worth mentioning...

  • Faye Meana - Shades of a Dreamer (EP)
  • Hope Tala - Sensitive Soul (EP)
  • Frank Ocean - In My Room (Single)