It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2019? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2019.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Album of the year. 2018 winner: Wild Wild Wonderland by Saara Aalto

1. Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore by Alphabeat Review Live review Alphabeat tickets

2. Office Politics by Divine Comedy Live review Tickets

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3. Madame X by Madonna Review Madonna Tickets

4. Metronomy Forever by Metronomy Live review Metronomy tickets

5. Sucker Punch by Sigrid Review Live review Sigrid tickets

  • Who should win? Tell us in the comments below or email us at Want to know why we like this shortlist? Click on the tags to read our reviews. Winner revealed 30/12/19.
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  1. michael coupland-brown · December 19, 2019

    Sigrid Sucker Punch to win!

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  2. Paul · December 22, 2019

    Madonna – Madame X is my winner from the list

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  3. Paul · December 24, 2019

    Absolutely Office Politics! Such a great album!

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  4. Nick Harman · December 24, 2019

    Office Politics to win

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