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Albums of the Year 2018

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What it says on the tin. Your favourite albums of the year

Rules:

  1. Albums must be released this year
  2. There is no limit on how many you can post, doesn't have to be Top 10, no order required
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Here's my Top 20 in no particular order

  • Lay Lamas - Thuban
  • Daniel Brandt - Channels
  • Various - Erased Tapes 1 + 1 = X
  • Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
  • Teleman - Family of Aliens
  • Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  • Beak> - >>>
  • Half Man Half Biscuit - No One Cares About Your Creative Hub, So Get Your F***ing Hedge Cut
  • The Lovely Eggs - This is Eggland
  • The Liminanas - Shadow People
  • Goat Girl - Goat Girl
  • TVAM - Psychic Data
  • Les Big Byrd - Iran Iraq Ikea
  • Hookworms - Microshift
  • Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin
  • Warmduscher - Welcome to Whale City
  • Wooden Shjips - V
  • Bonnacons of Doom - Bonnacons of Doom
  • Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations
  • Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawn

Here's the Next 20, again in no particular order

  • Low - Double Negative
  • Parquet Courts - Wide Awaaaaake!
  • Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
  • Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up (The Original Memphis Recordings) 
  • Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!) - Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!)
  • Gulp - All Good Wishes
  • La Luz - Floating features
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - IC-01 Hanoi
  • Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
  • OCS - Memory of a Cut Off Head
  • Goatman - Rhythms
  • Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
  • Warm Drag - Warm Drag
  • The Lucid Dream - Actualisation
  • Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  • The Room in the Wood - The Room in the Wood
  • Mind Over Mirrors - Bellowing Sun
  • Lee Scratch Perry - The Black Album
  • Nils Frahm - All Melody
  • The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment

It's been a great year! There's a number of albums that didn't make even the Top 40 that in other years would have possibly even been Top 20

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1 minute ago, Risso said:

Low - Double Negative

Absolutely incredible.

The deliberate low-frequency buzz on some tracks hurts my ears and not in a good way, hence why it's in the second tier of mine, without that it would be in the top tier. It's a cracking album apart from that

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For a top 5

Idles - Joy as an act of Resistance

Warmduscher - Whale City

Jon Hopkins - Singularity

Black Honey - Black Honey

Let's Eat Grandma - I'm all ears

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19 minutes ago, bickster said:

The deliberate low-frequency buzz on some tracks hurts my ears and not in a good way, hence why it's in the second tier of mine, without that it would be in the top tier. It's a cracking album apart from that

Old age is such a bastard! ;)

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Just now, Risso said:

Old age is such a bastard! ;)

I can still handle Mogwai gigs, it's not old age, it's the frequency of excess dirt on a stylus

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arctic monkeys tranquillity base hotel and casino - took me a while to "get" it but once i did its stunning

after that...

i had to have a look at what was released this year, done my usual thing and bought around 100 CDs usually on offer meaning they will be last years and 50 odd vinyls, the only other 2018 album i have bought is interpol marauder, thats crazy for me, im miles behind

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Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance

Slaves - Acts of Fear and Love

Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror

High on Fire - Electric Messiah

Ministry - AmeriKKKant

Ghost - Prequelle

Vodun - Ascend

HMHB - No One Cares About Your Creative Hub so Get Your F***in' Hedge Cut

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Wasteland

Twitching Tongues - Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred

Nicole Dallanganger - Heart Shaped Bed

John Grant - Love is Magic

Windhand - Eternal Return

Teleman - Family of Aliens

Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins

Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back

Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light

Father John Misty - Gods Favourite Customer

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Risso said:

Low - Double Negative

Absolutely incredible.

It is. As Bicks mentioned, the low frequency buzz thing initially grated with me too, but after repeated listens I got past that and love it’s entirety now. I’ll do a list later, but that Low one will be in the top 3.

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Haven't really heard enough albums to make a top 20, but I can scrape together a top 10/11.

Night Flowers - Wild Notion

Summoning - With Doom We Come

Tinashe - Joyride

Travis $cott - ASTROWORLD

Horrendous - Idol

Drake - Scorpion

Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V

Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM

Dead Can Dance - Dionysus

Ariana Grande - Sweetener 

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I struggle to look beyond the last great thing I heard. 

But as Bicks said above, it feels like it was a bloody good year.

Two albums from Colorama, I've only got one of them and need to pick the other up next week. Of course, there's also the quadruple album of previously unreleased bits n bobs from Super Furry Animals. Right now, that's just on loop. 

There's about 6 or 7 on Bicks list that are also on mine, so I'm not sure whether to be worried about that or not?

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List of top 10 in no particular order, now I've got my computer running.

Christina Vantzou - No. 4
Luluc - Sculptor
Lucy Dacus - Historian
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead magic
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Teleman - Family Of Aliens
Low - Double Negative
The Lovely Eggs - This Is Eggland
HMHB - No One Cares About Your Creative Hub so Get Your F***in' Hedge Cut

And 11 extras


Beach House - 7
Nils Frahm - All melody
Marissa Nadler - For my Crimes
The Lucid Dream - Actualisation
Anna Calvi - Hunter

First Aid Kit - Ruins

Eleanor Friedberger - Rebound

Hookworms - Microshift
Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny
Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled

Goat Girl - Goat Girl

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In no particular order: 

Bob Dylan: More Blood, More Tracks

Neil Young: Songs For Judy

Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son

Loudon Wainwright III: Years in the Making

Israel Nash: Lifted

Michael Nesmith: Live at the Troubador

Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth

Gretchen Peters: Dancing With the Beast

Kim Richey: Edgeland

The Decemberists: I'll Be Your Girl

Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds

Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind

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I really need to find the motivation to get back into my music.  I only bought one album this year, BRMC's Wrong Creatures and that was in January.

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IDLES

Slaves

Lucy Dacus

 

Everything else has been a bit meh I think. Though, going to check out some of the albums on your lists.

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I think its been a decent year for music and have mostly been listening to:

 

1) BC Camplight - Deportation Blues

2) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures

3) Boy Azooga - 1,2 Kung Fu

4) Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

5) Charles Watson - Now That I'm A River

6) Gruff Rhys -  Babelsberg

7) Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance

8) Israel Nash - Lifted

9) Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds

10) King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard - Gumboot Soup

11) Kurt Vile - Bottle It In

12) La Luz - Floating Features

13) Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability

14) Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood - With Animals

15) Parquet Courts - Wide Awake

16) Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie

17) Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - King of Cowards

18) Steve Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard

19) Ty Segall - Freedoms Goblin

20) Underworld (ft Iggy Pop) - Teatime Dub Encounters

21) Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food

22) White Denim - Performance

23) 77:78 - Jellies

 

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Just now, chrisp65 said:

See, I'd forgotten the Underworld Iggy Pop thing! I really enjoyed that.

My kids love it! (have to disguise some of the lyrics though ;) )

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