🔝 Favourite albums of 2018 so far?

Cant believe we’re already 3 months into the year.

My 3 favourites are:

Dead Magic by Anna Von Hausswolff
…monolithic drones from a warm, dark place.

Brand New Abyss by The Blow
…spoken words that sting and soar atop a pastel world of bloops.

Clean by Soccer Mommy
…the joy of bedroom rage, in the key of Pinkerton 2.0.

Honourable mentions: Young Fathers, Dream Wife, Johnny Jewel, Nils Frahm, Breeders, and Black Panther.

Here’s my year so far playlist with lots more I’ve been enjoying Spotify


I’ve been pretty slack this year so far, but Yo La Tengo stands out as very strong.

According to the list I’m keeping on Rateyourmusic this is my current top ten

So far

  1. Jeff Rosenstock - POST
  2. U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
  3. Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
  4. Mount Eerie - Now Only
  5. Amen Dunes - Freedom
  6. Hookworms - Microshift
  7. Ought - Room Inside The World
  8. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
  9. Yo La Tengo - There’s A Riot Going On
  10. of Montreal - White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood

1l Bridgid Mae Power - The Two Worlds
2. Jeff Rosenstock - Post
3. MGMT - Little Dark Age
4. Kero Kero Benito - TOTEP (EP)
5. Lena Raine - Celeste Original Soundtrack
6. Salad Boys - This Is Glue
7. Hookworms - Microshift
8. Shopping - The Official Body
9. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
10. Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads

I’m currently a month and a half behind as I got more into video games recently so not listening to AS MUCH music as I did last year

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  1. Beach House - 7
  2. Half Waif - Lavender
  3. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
  4. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
  5. Marine - Fable Electric

Nothing is going to touch that Beach House album this year. Nothing.

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No order but a top 10

YLT - There’s a Riot Going On
Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Hookworms - Microshift
Lucy Dacus - Historian
Sidney Gish - No Dogs Allowed (came out on NYE, some I’m including it in this year, because , why not)
Hour - Tiny Houses
Ought - Room Inside the World
Loma - Loma
Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Anna Burch - Quit The Curse


Jon Hopkins is out in May…?

probably has an advance copy, for instance, Parquet Courts (also out in May) is already in my top 3 probably :wink:


There have been a lot of replies on Facebook already to this question https://www.facebook.com/drownedinsounduk/posts/10155999647653145

As already mentioned mine would include:

Jeff Rosenstock - POST
Hot Snakes - Jerico Sirens
Hookworms - Microshift
Ought - Room Inside The World
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
Yo La Tengo - There’s A Riot Going On
Shopping - The Offical Body

not mentioned yet:
Typhoon - Offerings
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Shame - Songs of Praise
Soft Moon - Criminal
Spook School - Could It All Be So Different
Preoccupations - New Material
George Fitzgerald - All That Must Be

And upcoming I quite like Hop Along and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new albums, and LOVE the new Parquet Courts

  1. Joan As Policewoman - Damned Devotion
  2. Camp Cope - How To Socialise And Make Friends
  3. U.S. Girls - A Poem Unlimited
  4. First Aid Kit - Ruins
  5. Brigid Mae Power - In Two Worlds
  6. The Breeders - All Nerve

(Being cheeky. The March AOTM thread is open until next Sunday and so you’ve a week to pick your favourites of March.)

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Forgot about Parquet!

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I want an advance copy tho :confounded:


That Hop Along LP will be great


I’ve developed an almighty obsession with Ezra Furman’s Transangelic Exodus. So much so that I’ve probably got my No1 for this year already. Also really enjoying FF’s “Always Ascending” and Go-Kart Mozart’s “Mozart’s Mini Mart”.

Not sure about the order, other than YLT being top…

  1. Yo La Tengo
  2. Anna Von Hausswolff
  3. Amen Dunes
  4. Mount Eerie
  5. The Low Anthem
  6. Joan As Policewoman
  7. Recondite
  8. The Breeders
  9. Nils Frahm
  10. Hookworms

Andrew WK, US Girls, Cupcakke, The Breeders and Screaming Females.

it’s… cleaner

which has taken a while for me to get used to because I loved the guitar tone Quinlan used on the previous record. It’s pretty much the same style of songs, just with the hard edges taken off

Check “Mr Name-drop an Obscure Band” out!

But, yes, i agree