The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019 (so far)
We asked you to vote for the rock albums of the year so far, and the results are very much in
"Rock is dead!" bleat the naysayers, probably because AC/DC or Aerosmith haven't released a new album. "No it isn't!", responds anyone who's actually listening.
We're used to this. The marquee names make their money out on the road, with a single night's gate receipts supplying a band like Metallica with the kind of income a successful album might take months to generate.
Instead, we look towards new music. And for anyone open-minded enough to keep exploring, anyone still excited by the prospect of hearing something they haven't heard before, 2019 has seen a bumper crop of releases.
So we asked you to choose your favourite albums of 2019 so far, the results are in, and we're delighted to see plenty of new music amongst some very familiar names.
Congratulations to all who who made the Final 50, and to those artists who created enough noise to leap unexpectedly into the reckoning. You know who you are, and we salute you.
And that album at the top of the list? Absolute landslide.