Fred Pessaro -- a lifer -- was a long time BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges editor and show organizer before moving on to Noisey, CLRVYNT, Revolver, and other places. His taste in heavy music has helped shape not just our own coverage for over 10 years, but the music landscape as a whole. In addition to still occasionally contributing to BrooklynVegan and writing other places, and still booking shows, he also now works as a band manager. As the year is coming to a close, we’ve been publishing year-end lists from various music industry figures. Here’s Fred’s, who we're always happy to have back:

Fred Pessaro's Favorite Albums of 2019

No order

Kali Malone | The Sacrificial Code | iDEAL
Aldous Harding | Designer | 4AD
Devil Master | Satan Spits On The Children of Light | Relapse
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib | Bandana | Keep Cool/RCA
Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising | Sub Pop
Purple Mountains | Purple Mountains | Drag City
Eddy Current Suppression Ring | All in Good Time | Castle Face
Damon Locks / Black Monument Ensemble | Where Future Unfolds | International Anthem
Angel Olsen | All Mirrors | Jagjaguwar
Nightmare | Thirsty and Wander | 540 Records
Fury | Failed Entertainment | Run for Cover
75 Dollar Bill | I Was Real | Thin Wrist / Black Editions
Big Thief | Two Hands | 4AD
Lurid Panacea | The Insidious Poisons | Independent
Spirit Adrift | Divided by Darkness | 20 Buck Spin
Diat | Positive Disintegration | Iron Lung
Drab Majesty | Modern Mirror | DAIS
Wild Side | Who the Hell is Wild Side | Triple B
Magic Circle | Dead Souls | 20 Buck Spin
Departure Chandelier | Antichrist Rise to Power | Nuclear War Now!
Young Guv | Guv I and Guv II | Run for Cover

EPs / Shorter Format:

Pinocchio | S/T | Toxic State
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads | Heads | Independent
Benny the Butcher | The Plugs I Met | Griselda
Andy Stott | It Should be Us | Boomkat
Protocol | Bloodsport | 11PM