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The Best Rock Albums of 2019  

Coley Reed
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Updated: Check out the best new rock albums of 2020!

Whether you like tasty guitar solos or punk vocals, the best rock albums of 2019 will make you want to turn up the music to 11. Each year a new collection of rock and roll albums emerges and time will tell which record becomes the release that defines 2019. Face-melting guitars, relentless drums, and gnarly vocals combine in the best new rock albums of 2019.

Featuring everyone from Fever 333 to Bring Me the Horizon to Papa Roach, the best 2019 rock albums were created by the top names in the game. Even living legends including Santana have contributed to the great rock releases of 2019.

Which rock album do you think will go down in history as the best of 2019? Check out this list and vote the best releases up to the top spot. Please feel free to add any great full-length rock records we may have missed.

list ordered by
1
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Tool

"Fear Inoculum"

"Pneuma"

"7empest"

2
This Land is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Gary Clark Jr.

"This Land"

"What About Us"

"Pearl Cadillac"

3
Walk the Sky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Alter Bridge

"Wouldn't You Rather"

"Pay No Mind"

"Take the Crown"

4
Who is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
The Who

"Ball and Chain"

"All This Music Must Fade"

"I Don't Wanna Get Wise"

5
Help Us Stranger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
The Raconteurs

"Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)"

"Help Me Stranger"

"Bored and Razed"

6
Let's Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
The Black Keys

"Lo/Hi"

"Eagle Birds"

"Go"

7
We Are Not Your Kind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Slipknot

"Unsainted"

"Solway Firth"

"Birth of the Cruel"

8
Feral Roots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Rival Sons

"Do Your Worst"

"Back in the Woods"

"Feral Roots"

9
Western Stars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Bruce Springsteen

"Hello Sunshine"

"There Goes My Miracle"

"Tucson Train"

10
Social Cues is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Cage the Elephant

"Ready to Let Go"

"House of Glass"

"Night Running"

11
Signs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Tedeschi Trucks Band

"Signs, High Times"

"I’m Gonna Be There"

"When Will I Begin"

12
TRAUMA is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
I Prevail

"Bow Down"

"Paranoid"

"Breaking Down"

13
Rewind, Replay, Rebound ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Volbeat

"Parasite"

"Leviathan"

"Last Day Under the Sun"

14
Infest the Rats' Nest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

"Planet B"

"Self-Immolate"

"Organ Farmer"

15
Distance Over Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Alex Gaginsky added Dream Theater
16
Atonement is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Killswitch Engage

"Unleashed"

"I Am Broken Too"

"The Signal Fire"

17
In the End is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
The Cranberries

"All Over Now" 

"Lost"

"Wake Me When It's Over"

18
Weezer (Teal Album) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Weezer

"Africa"

"No Scrubs"

"Billie Jean"

19
Hyperspace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Beck

"Saw Lightning"

"Uneventful Days"

"Dark Places"

20
Beneath the Eyrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Pixies

"On Graveyard Hill"

"Catfish Kate"

"Bird of Prey"

21
Weezer (Black Album) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Weezer

"Can't Knock the Hustle"

"Zombie Bastards"

"High as a Kite"
 

22
Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Vampire Weekend

 "Big Blue"

"This Life" 

"Unbearably White"

23
OK, I'm Sick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Badflower

"x ANA x"

"Heroin"

"Promise Me"


 

24
The Secret is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Alan Parsons

"Miracle"

"I Can't Get There from Here"

"One Note Symphony"    

25
Who Do You Trust? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Albums of 2019
Papa Roach

"Who Do You Trust?"

"Renegade Music"

"Not the Only One"