The following is a collection of top releases of 2019 lists by staff members and contributors; as always, feel free to share yours in the comments.

All entries are linked to an official Youtube video or to a Spotify album stream. Click on the links to stream the music!

Patrick Saad‘s Top 5 Releases of 2019

Joe Francis‘ Top 15 Releases of 2019

Rami Rouhana’s Top 5 Releases + WTFs of 2019

One of their best releases, very modern sound and still pushing the envelope.

Top 5 WTFs

Surprise good release! The band has been inactive for long and this is their closing chapter.

The following albums are formulatic; this will forever include Dream Theater.

The following albums are disappointing: not that they are bad, but I had higher expectations.