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Favourite Albums of 2018


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As the year is coming to an end and record releases start to wind down for the year, I though it would be a good time to start compile an end of year list. There are a couple of different music threads which people sometimes post their lists in so I thought I start a new one where we can all post our favourite release of the year.

So, mine are...

 

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10. Thom Yorke - Suspiria OST (XL Recordings)

 

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9. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - King of Cowards (Rocket Recordings)

 

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8. BC Camplight - Deportation Blues (Bella Union)

 

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7. Marlowe - Marlowe (Mello Music Group)

 

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6. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth (Young Turks Recordings)

 

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5. Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded (XL Recordings)

 

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4. The Lovely Eggs - This Is Eggland (Egg Records)

 

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3. Noname - Room 25 (Self-released)

 

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2. SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDE (Transgressive)

 

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1. Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance (Partisan Records)

 

Honourable mentions go to some others that I also loved this year (in no particular order):

Honeyfeet - Orange Whip

Pan Amsterdam - The Pocket Watch

Leon Bridges - Good Thing

Jon Hopkins - Singularity

George Fitzgerald - All That Must Be

Bishop Nehru - Elevators: Act I & II

Dessa - Chime

The Xcerts - Hold On To Your Heart

Soccer Mommy - Clean

Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

Inwards - Desiel

Mouse On The Keys - Tres

Tom Misch - Geography

Lykke Li - So Sad So Sexy

Kamaal Williams - The Return

Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears

Letherette - EP5

Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch

Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Snail Mail - Lush

Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Blood Orange - Negro Swan

Christine & The Queens - Chris

Gwenno - Le Kov

Jorja Smith - Lost & Found

Mattiel - Mattiel

We Were Promised Jetpacks - The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

White Denim - Performance

Black Peaks - All That Divides

Donny McCaslin - Blow

John Smith - Hummingbird

DJ Muggs - KAOS

Greentea Peng - Sensi

Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo

Will Haven - Muerte

I've stuck all my favourite songs of the year in a Spotify playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/user/wordsfromlee/playlist/5GPMPi3lMaNTQwGG6gnhEB

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Its been a strange year for me. When the year started i was determined to listen to music as it was released but like last year ive spent 95% of my time listening to podcasts. I dont think i can realistically put together a list. I do appreciate everyone elses though, im always after recommendations.

At the end of last year i listened to the That's Not Metal album of the year podcast and got some cracking albums from that list that i have been listening too this year so ill probably end up doing the same for 2018's albums in 2019.

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