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These were the best-reviewed new albums released during the first half of 2019.
Gold & Grey 1.

Gold & Grey - Baroness

Release Date: June 14, 2019
The fifth full-length release for the hard rock/metal band is the first with new guitarist Gina Gleason (Peter Adams left the band in 2017).
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.5
Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings [Box Set] 2.

Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan

Release Date: June 7, 2019
The 14-disc box set from the singer-songwriter features three discs of music from rehearsals as well as five complete live sets, including 100 tracks never released before.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.3
LEGACY! LEGACY! 3.

LEGACY! LEGACY! - Jamila Woods

Release Date: May 10, 2019
The second full-length release for the Chicago R&B artist features guest appearances from Jasminfire, Nitty Scott, Saba, Nico Segal, and theMIND.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.1
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks [Extended Edition] 4.

Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks [Extended Edition] - Brian Eno

Release Date: July 19, 2019
The reissue of the soundtrack from Brian Eno, his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois for For All Mankind, a documentary film about the Apollo missions includes a second disc of new instrumental material.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Originals 5.

Originals - Prince

Release Date: June 21, 2019
The 15-track collection of previously unreleased demos of songs Prince wrote for other artists including "Sex Shooters" for the Apollonia 6, "Manic Monday" for The Bangles, Martika, Kenny Rogers, "The Glamorous Life" for Sheila E., and The Time, as well as "Nothing Compares 2 U," originally sung by The Family but made famous by Sinead O'Connor. The album was exclusively released on 7 Jun 2019 on Tidal with a wide release on 21 Jun 2019.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Designer 6.

Designer - Aldous Harding

Release Date: April 26, 2019
The third full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter was produced by John Parish.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Fongola 7.

Fongola - Kokoko!

Release Date: July 5, 2019
The debut full-length release for the collective from the Congolese city of Kinshasa was produced by DĂ©bruit.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
tbd
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest 8.

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest - Bill Callahan

Release Date: June 14, 2019
The first new release in six years for the Austin-based singer-songwriter was recorded and mixed by Brian Beattie.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
U.F.O.F. 9.

U.F.O.F. - Big Thief

Release Date: May 3, 2019
The third full-length release for the Brooklyn indie rock band led by Adrianne Lenker was produced by Andrew Sarlo.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Out of Sight 10.

Out of Sight - Jake Xerxes Fussell

Release Date: June 7, 2019
The third full-length release from the North Carolina folk singer-songwriter features traditional songs many close to or over 100 years old.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd

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