As always 2019 saw many new releases from bands based in Western Mass.
There were stripped down folk records, in your face queercore punk, twangy records full of pedal steel, and infectious synth pop.
These are just some selections of everything that came out this year. They aren't ranked as a best of they are just the records I could find links for online. I'm sure I missed some and you can email me if you want me to add something.
If you or anyone you know are among the wonderful people who still buy music please consider picking up some of these releases. Most of them are available on Bandcamp as digital downloads, and several as vinyl or CD releases. It's super easy to purchase them as gifts on the site as well.
You can also purchase downloads from Apple or sign up for Apple Music by clicking the affiliate links. That would not only support the artists but also this site.