The Year in Music 2018

Songs of the Year 2018

Listen to the full Experience – playlist on TIDAL

10 Great Ones

FIDLAR: Too Real

Dawn Landes: Traveling

Sudan Archives: Nont For Sale

Courtney Barnett: Need a Little Time

Buddy: Trouble on Central

Chastity: Children

AJ Tracey: Doing It

Amanda Shires: Parking Lot Pirouette

Childish Gambino: This is America

Brandi Carlile: The Joke

Albums of the Year – top 10:

Turnstile: Time & Space
(Roadrunner)

Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile
(Impulse!)

Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour
(MCA Nashville)

Brandi Carlile: By The Way, I Forgive You
(Elektra)

Low: Double Negative
(Sub Pop)

Pusha T: DAYTONA
(G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam)

Rosalía: El Mal Querer
(Sony)

IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance
(Partisan)

Jon Hopkins: Singularity
(Domino)

Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer

≈≈≈Bubbling Below≈≈≈

Khruangbin

Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo
Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever: Hope Downs
Parquet Courts: Wide Awake
Lucy Dacus: Historian
Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop
John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness
Tony Molina: Kill the Lights
Kali Uchis: Isolation
DJ Koze: Knock Knock
Caitlyn Smith: Starfire

Amanda Shires

Amanda Shire: To the Sunset
U.S. Girls: In Poem Unlimited
Tribulation: Down Below
The Decemberists: I’ll Be Your Girl
Noname: Room 25
Shame: Songs of Praise
Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past
Ben Howard: Noonday Dream
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams: Vanished Gardens
Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel

Fatoumata Diawara

A$ap Rocky: TESTING
Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo
Mary Gauthier: Rifles & Rosary Beads
Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth
Ruby Boots: Don’t Talk About It
Ought: Room Inside the World
Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest
Vince Staples: FM!
Park Jiha: Communion

Amgala Temple

Mitski: Be the Cowboy
Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy
Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds
Amgala Temple: Invisible Airships
Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive
Frøkedal: How We Made It
George FitzGerald: All That Must Be
Crippled Black Phoenix: Great Escape
Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere
Ben Lamar Gay: Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun

Israel Nash

Geir Sundstøl: Brødløs
Nils Frahm: All Melody
Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain
Yo La Tengo: There’s A Riot Going On
Laura Gibson: Goners
Israel Nash: Rolling On
Snail Mail: Lush
Kurt Vile: Bottle It In
King Tuff: The Other

Haley Heynderickx

Soccer Mommy: Clean
Blood Orange: Negro Swan
Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer
SOPHIE: Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden
Tierra Whack: Whack World
Hailu Mergia: Lala Belu
Marie Davidson: Working Class Woman
Yves Tumor: Safe In The Hands Of Love
Alejandro Escovedo: The Crossing

Caroline Rose

The Beths: Future Me Hates Me
Møster!: States of Minds
Caroline Rose: LONER
Damagers: s/t
Boygenius: s/t
Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still
Hookworms: Microshift
Windhand: Eternal Return
Thou: Magus
Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens

Jess Williamson

All Them Witches: ATW
The Internet: Hive Mind
YOB: Our Raw Heart
Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window
Zhu: RINGOS DESERT
KEN Mode: Loved
Daniel Bachman: The Morning Star
Jess Williamson: Cosmic Wink
Sleep: The Sciences
The Nude Party: s/t

Daniel Avery: Songs For Alpha
Preoccupations: New Material
Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar
Buddy: Harlan & Alondra
Jeff Rosenstock: -POST
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Sparkle Hard
cupcakKE: Ephorize
Anbessa Orchestra: Negestat
iceage: Beyondless
Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance

BEST REISSUES/HISTORICAL ALBUMS OF 2018

Songs: Ohia: Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions
(Secretly Canadian)

John Coltrane: Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
(Impulse)

The Beatles: The Beatles And Esher Demos: 50th Anniversary Edition
(Apple/Universal)

Giant Sand: Returns to Valley of Rain
(Fire)

VA: Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground
(Numero)

Bobbie Gentry: The Girl From Chickasaw County – The Complete Capitol Masters
(Capitol)

Prince: Piano and a Microphone1983
(Warner/Rhino)

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