Y'all, it was stupid hot in July, at least here at NPR Music HQ. And to some degree, the best albums of the month reflect that sweaty, heat-stricken mood. Cuco's Para Mí makes for a laid-back summer sway, Burna Boy's African Giant synthesizes a street party and J. Cole's Revenge of the Dreamers III gathers up all his best buds to make the ultimate hang mix.
Below you'll find an alphabetized list of NPR Music's top 10 albums of July 2019. Be sure to check out our top 20 songs from the month as well.