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Best Albums of 2019
Our critics chose the best albums of the year — a format that is in an increasingly fragile state in pop music.
Best Jazz of 2019
Brilliance accommodates any form — and, as these albums show, sometimes lightning lands in a bottle.
Best Performances of 2019
Even though 10 usually seems like the right number (it’s tidy, divisible, standard), some years it feels woefully insufficient. This is one of those years.
Best Classical Music of 2019
Our critics list the best performances, premieres and digital releases of the year from the world of classical music and opera.