The Pits: Best in Music 2019

Editor’s Note: Feel free to post as big or as small of a list as you would like below but please keep your lists contained to these posts and do not make your own post or fill up the OT with them. The winners will be announced alongside the other winners of The Pits on 12/23 and will be calculated by adding up your lists (10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. with 5 per awarded for unranked Top 10 lists). The preference is for ranked lists to aid in determining a winner, but you are not required to rank them. Voting will be cut off some time on 12/20 so make sure to cast your ballot before then. If you wish to change your ballot before that date, feel free to do so.

2019 is over, anything that happens in 2019 through the end of the year is now technically 2020 – congrats! We made it. Now it’s time to remember what our favorite music of the year is. As always, the categories:

The categories:

  • Laurel Canyon Sound Award for Best Album – best albums, obviously. Count your full lengths, your EPs, your mixtapes, your USB drives full of song sketches released posthumously, etc.
  • Anybody Killa Award for Best Song – best songs! Your favorite radio single, best album cuts, your favorite song only heard by your friends’ band in their basement, this one was harder to give additional examples for.
  • The “Weird Al” Yankovic Memorial Award for Best Live Show – Lost your mind in a stadium? In a basement? The park by your house because the weather was right and you figured why not check out the jazz-folk festival?

What is 2019? I’m glad you asked – 2019 began December 14th, 2018. So, anything from then on is up for grabs! But, also, if your 2019 pick came out earlier than that feel free to provide a justification, it’s not like any of this counts for anything but having fun.

Per the rules, we’re counting top ten lists but feel free to post as long as a list as you like. I like reading lists, you like reading lists – go ahead and fill as many names as you can think of. I’m going to post the threads and just reply with your lists for the categories – easy enough. Enjoy!