As we reach the pointy end of 2019, we at Laneway HQ (along with all music fans) begin to reflect on some of our favourite albums of the year. These aren't just albums we like or gave a few spins -- but the ones we've obsessed over and listened to so many times that they now feel like second nature.

We're excited to present our staff and extended family's list of favourite records, and we're extra stoked to see how many albums on this list come from artists playing the festival in 2019 and artists we've toured under the Laneway Presents banner this year.

Let's kick things off with details of the prize you can win just by getting interactive, followed by some of our favourite tastemakers' "Best Of" lists... with Laneway 2019 acts very well represented.


Consequence Of Sound's Albums Of The Year

Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs [#22], Charli XCX - Charli [#30], Hatchie - Keepsake [#48]

Paste Magazine's Top 50 Albums

Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel [#14], Charli XCX - Charli [#42], 

Staff Picks

Jerome Borazio, Laneway Festival Australia 

Kim Gordon - No Home Record
Nick Cave and the bad seeds - Ghosteen 
Danny Brown -uknowatimsaying
Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel 
Fat White Family - Serfs Up 

Mark Kneebone, Laneway Festival New Zealand 

Daffodils - Boys 
Aldous Harding - Designer 
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Bandana 
Baroness - Gold and Grey 
Holly Herndon - PROTO

Manolo Echave, Laneway Festival New Zealand

Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
FOALS - Everythng Not Saved Will be Lost
Nilufer Yanya - Miss Universe
King Princess - Cheap Queen

Travis Banko, Laneway Festival Australia

Tyler the Creator - Igor
Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy
Schlagenheim - Black Midi
Honorable mention: Charli XCX, Charli. Kanye West, Jesus is king. King Gizz, Infest the rats’ nest. Slowthai, nothing great about Britain, Sampa the Great's, The Return

Emma Doilibi, Laneway Festival Australia

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 
Solange - When I Get Home
Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings
Foals - Part 1: Eveything Not Saved Will Be Lost
Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs

Simon Parsons, Laneway Festival Australia
Fat White Family - Serfs Up
Clairo - Immunity
Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
Chai - Punk
Warmduscher - Tainted Lunch
Honorable EP mentions - Emerson Snowe - That's Rock n Roll, Squid - Town Centre, Dry Cleaning - Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks, Bodega - Shiny New Model
Steph Heading, Laneway Festival Australia
Julia Michaels - Inner Monologue Part 1 and 2
Harry Styles - Fine Line
Allday - Starry Night Over the Phone
G-Flip - About Us
Dean Lewis - A Place We Knew

Ruby Miles, Laneway Festival Australia

Aldous Harding - Designer 
James Blake - Assume Form
Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe
Toro Y Moi - Outer Peace
Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
Claire Collins, Bossy Music
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 
Big Thief - UFOF
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell 
Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs
Aldous Harding - Designer

Kaylie Ekinci, Bossy Music

Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 
King Princess - Cheap Queen 
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell 
Thelma Plum - Better In Blak
Clairo - Immunity