2018 – Was It All You Wished For?

As 2018 draws to a close I present to you my yearly round up. First and foremost we have been picking music for each other for over 6 years which is crazy; all of our lives have gone through changes but month after month we present each other with fantastic music. On that note I really struggled this year with albums on a whole; not only what we each brought to the table on a monthly basis but also finding end to end albums that I loved. There was some fantastic music in 2018 but more from a singles aspect than albums in my opinion. Amongst allot of drab albums there were some fantastic stand outs for me though. Here are my favourite albums and singles of 2018 in no particular order.

Albums

Royce 5’9 – Book of Ryan

Evidence – Weather Or Not

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Sean Price – Imperious Rex

Dan Mangan – More Or Less

Maribou – Kingdoms In Colour

Tunng – Songs You Make At Night

Masta Ace & Marco Polo – A Breukelen Story

Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Nas – Nasir

Singles

Moses Sumney – Rank & File

Childish Gambino – This Is America

DJ Koze – Pick Up

MorMor – Waiting For The Warmth

Aesop Rock – klutz

Maribor State – Nervous Ticks

Little Dragon – Lover Chanting

Planningtorock – Beula Loves Dancing

Defari – It’s Like I’m You

Smif N Wesson – Let It Go

Marlow – Lost Arts

Eminem – Killshot

 

Over to you brothers…

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. David Allison

    I agree that I don’t think it was a classic year by any stretch. Having said that, I had no trouble picking 10 albums, and I could have chosen more. What I did struggle with was choosing a single favourite album of the year. I think there were a lot of very good, very solid albums, and maybe not enough works of total genius. Nolan, we have only 1 album in common!

    My list:

    TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2018:

    Chris – CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS
    Saturn – NAO
    Honey – ROBYN
    1, 2, Kung Fu! – BOY AZOOGA
    Wide Awake! – PARQUET COURTS
    Isolation – KALI UCHIS
    Dear Annie – REJJIE SNOW
    Singularity – JON HOPKINS
    In A Poem Unlimited – U.S. GIRLS
    Hive Mind – THE INTERNET

    Nearly list:
    WYE OAK, JANELLE MONAE, BICEP, MOSES SUMNEY, HOOKWORMS, THE BREEDERS

    Most disappointing: the new Anderson .Paak. Too many guest artists, too full of itself, too same. Huge disappointment.

    TOP SONGS of 2018:

    Beginners Luck – KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARDS
    Make Me Feel – JANELLE MONAE
    Girlfriend – CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS
    Nobody – MITSKI
    Twentytwo – SUNFLOWER BEAN
    Rollout – SELF-ESTEEM
    Because The Music – ROBYN
    Wait in The Car – THE BREEDERS
    Stars Around My Heart – STEVE MASON
    Boys – LIZZO
    Make Me A Song – ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER
    This Is America – CHILDISH GAMBINO
    Tir Ha Mor – GWENNO

  2. whyohwhyohwhy

    Wow, I’m not sure I bought much more than the 12 albums you sent this year, but I’ll have a crack soon. Chris, Hookworms, LCD and are all up there, but I need some time to gather my thoughts.

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