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Rewinding 2019 | The Indie Albums That Went Pop

The best and the rest of the year's coolest indie-pop offerings.

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Sometimes indie is a state of being. Sometimes indie is a state of mind. And don’t get me started on the definition of pop. Either way, these are the best indie-pop releases that I heard in 2019:


TINNITIST’S PICK

Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow

Life gets messy. So messy that sometimes, all you can do is try to embrace the disarray and make yourself at home. That almost explains the cover of Sharon Van Etten’s fifth album Remind Me Tomorrow, where her picture is all but concealed amid the shambles of a children’s playroom. And it definitely explains the songs within, which finds the 37-year-old singer-songwriter returning to music after a hiatus, realigning her approach as a result of changes in her life — and ending up with her most distinctive and potent work in the process.

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HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Jade Bird | Jade Bird
Gena Rose Bruce | Can’t Make You Love Me
Chai | Punk
Charly Bliss | Young Enough
Robert Ellis | Texas Piano Man
half•alive | Now, Not Yet
The New Pornographers | In The Morse Code of Brake Lights
Mike Posner | A Real Good Kid
Maddie Ross | Never Have I Ever
Sasami | Sasami
Tegan & Sara | Hey, I’m Just Like You

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