If the album doesn't matter anymore, who will write these lists?

In no particular order:

FOALS // Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1

-Lose a keyboardist, start writing more keys into the songs.

The Chemical Brothers // No Geography

-Music video of the year.

February Montaine // As Late As The Night That Hides It

-Recorded 25+ years ago, we're going by release date to get this moodily retro release on here.

Tourist // Everyday

-The first of two 2019 records from Tourist, no complaints.

Fujiya & Miyagi // Flashback

-Still sounding like only Fujiya & Miyagi can.

Rather Honorable Mentions

Squid // Town Centre, Dry Cleaning // Sweet Princess EP, Floating Points // Crush,

Sports Team // Making Hay