Best Albums of The Year 2018 - Listageddon


i fucking love it tbh. not completely sure why as it sounds like lots of other things. just really enjoy the songs and production.

Talking Straight is a massive massive banger


The arctic monkeys at 2 is pretty poor


When I saw them recently it’s noticeable how their crowd is pretty much 40+, very few ‘kids’ there.


It’s a fairly boring album.


I wouldn’t go quite that far personally, but I don’t see it in the top ten albums of the year.


I thought their EPs were better tbh, and they were fun live. But yeah, ranking this high is a bit odd.

‘French Press’ is a still a bloody choon though.


As a little reminder, these are the results of each of @BMS1’s monthly forum polls

1st Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams (28 points)
2nd Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
= 2nd Robyn - Honey (both on 19 points)
4th Adrienne Lenker - Abysskiss (16 points)
5th Cat Power - Wanderer (14 points)
6th Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning
= 6th Julia Holter - Aviary (11 points)
8th Young Jesus - The Whole Thing Is Just Here (10 points)
9th Soap&Skin - From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend (9 points)
10th Thom Yorke - Suspiria (7 points)

1st Low - Double Negative (49 points)
2nd The Field - Infinite Moment (18 points)
3rd Noname - Room 25 (15 points)
4th Vennart - To Cure a Blizzard Upon a Plastic Sea (13 points)
5th. Haiku Salut - There is No Elsewhere
= 5th Spiritualized - And Nothing hurt (both on 10 points)
7th Villagers – The Art of Pretending to Swim (9 points)
8th Tim Hecker - Konoyo
= 8th Sauna Youth - Deaths (both on 8 points)
9th Beak>, Dilly Dally and Lala Lala (all on 7 points)

1st Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance 34 points
2nd Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake the Want Is 22 points
3rd Mitski - Be The Cowboy 18 points
4th Anna Calvi - Hunter 16
5th Tirzah - Devotion 14
6th Oh Sees - Smote Reverser 13
7th Foxing - Nearer My God 12
8th Ólafur Arnalds - re:member
=8th Tomberlin - At Weddings 9
10. Helena Hauff - Qualm 7

1st Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love 23 points
2nd Ovlov - Tru 9 points
3rd Bodega - Endless Scroll
= 3rd Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose
= 3rd Ty Segall & White Fence - Joy (all on 7 points).
6th Deaf Wish - Lithium Zion 6 points
7th Years & Years - Palo Santo 5 points
8th Jake Muir - Lady’s Mantle 4 points
9th Albums by: Body/Head, Chastity, Laurel Halo, Mattiel, Ross From Friends, Steve Hadfield, and The Ophelias (all on 3 points).

1st Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
= 1st Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears (both on 23 points)

3rd Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
= 3rd Self Defense Family - Have You Considered Punk Music (both on 17 points)
5th Hilary Woods - Colt (16 points)
6th Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs (14 points)
7th Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of (11 points)
8th Lykke Li - So Sad, So Sexy (10 points)
9th Virginia Wing - Ecstatic Wing (8 points)
10th. SOPHIE – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
= 10th The Wave Pictures - Brushes With Happiness (both on 7 points)

1st Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! 45 points
2nd Jon Hopkins - Singularity 24 points
3rd. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
=3rd Beach House - 7. Both on 20 points
5th Skee Mask - Compro 19 points
6th Tropical Fuck Storm - ALDIM 18 points
7th Iceage - Beyondless 17 points
8th Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard 16 points
9th Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel 14 points
10th DJ Koze - Knock Knock 12 points

1st Grouper - Grid Of Points (20 points)
2nd Rival Consoles - Persona (17 points)
3rd Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog (15 points)
4th Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (14 points)
5th Daniel Avery - Songs For Alpha (13 points)
Joint 6th Albums by: A Place To Bury Strangers, Christian Fitness, Goat Girl and Wye Oak (all on 8 points)
Joint 10th Albums by Janelle Monae, Saba and Sarah Davachi (all on 7 points)

1st Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens (36 points)
2nd Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar (35 points)
3rd Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On (23 points)
4th The Breeders - All Nerve (18)
5th Amen Dunes - Freedom (15)
6th Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic (11)
7th Soccer Mommy - Clean (10)
8th Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (9)
9th Mount Eerie - Now Only
=9th The Voidz - Virtue (both on 6)

1st Hookworms - Microshift (52 points)
2nd Ought - Room Inside the World (35 points)
3rd Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
=3rd U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited (both on 22 points)
5th Loma - S/T (20 points)
6th Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus (19 points)
7th A.A.L. - 2012-2017 (11 points)
8th. Field Music - Open Here (9 points)
9th Rae Morris - Someone Out There (8 points)
10th The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment (7 points)

1st Jeff Rosenstock - POST (33 points)
2nd Nils Frahm - All Melody (23 points)
3rd Shopping - The Official Body
=3rd Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (18 points)
5th Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin (15th points)
6th Dawnwalker - Human Ruins
=6th The Go! Team - Semicircle (10 points)
8th No Age - Snares Like a Haircut (9 points)
9th Salad Boys - This Is Glue (8 points)
10th Django Django - Marble Skies (7points)


You can now vote in our best of 2018 community poll here


EDIT by @1101010 This is the first post from a similar thread merged in. I will post at the end of the merge using the Admin colour again. All posts in the block come from that thread.

As is tradition, Rough Trade are the first to go:


NOT even MID november

(Nice to see the Mark Peters inclusion)


Rough Trade are to end of year lists what Sunderland are to General Election nights…


Decent list, couple of favs in there


no Skee Mask = bad list


Quite Boring imo


Maybe I’m being really thick, or it’s how it loaded on my phone, but that just seemed like a bunch of records rather than a list… Is it ascending or descending?


Have to make sure the Rough Trade exclusive versions are on sale in time for Xmas like. :wink:
edit: 33 out of their top 100 had Rough Trade Exclusive versions. Worked out well for them.


Scroll down :joy:


Good to see John Prine on that list.


Just one of those amazing coincidences, I suppose


Good to see Daniel Blumberg in there.