We’re halfway through the year and sharing our favorite albums of 2019 thus far! Here’s Brion’s list of current favs with some words about why he’s digging these particular records.

Visit the store and check ‘em out on our 2019 staff picks (thus far) display!

Kali MaloneThe Sacrificial Code. Two hours of mournful organ drones to soundtrack your summer bbq.

Prince Originals. Prince performing Prince. That sounds good, right?

Cate Le BonReward. Her sharp, off-kilter songwriting distilled into these 10 disarming songs.

woods + segal Hiding Places. Despondent and desolate rap music to soundtrack your second summer bbq.

RabitThe Dope Show. LANA IM SO HIGH: The name of the second track and also the best descriptor of this disorienting mixtape.

Maria SomervilleAll My People. Debut album from this Irish songwriter who sounds like she’s singing to you from the ocean floor.

Beth GibbonsHenyrk Gorecki: Symphony No. 3. The voice of Portishead with an aching performance of this somber, devastating symphony about loss during wartime. Perfect for your third bbq.