Smarter's Favorite Songs of 2019

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2019 was one for the record books. New acts like King Princess, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X hit the airwaves and dominated the cultural zeitgeist. It’s almost bizarre to remember how many other zeitgeisty artists like Drake, Madonna and The Raconteurs released albums this year.

We could’ve sworn Tool had a reunion. And Vampire Weekend got back together, too. But all we can remember about the last few months is that we couldn’t escape "Old Town Road" and Lizzo is in charge of everything now. Before another year comes to a close, let’s look back at the best music to come out of 2019.