🔝 Favourite albums of 2018 so far?


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Currently the list is something like

  1. Hookworms - Microshift
  2. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
  3. Soccer Mommy - Clean
  4. Nap Eyes - I’m Bad Now
  5. Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
  6. No Age - Snares Like a Haircut
  7. Superchunk - What a Time to Be Alive
  8. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
  9. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
  10. Ought - Room Inside the World

Nap Eyes is going to be seriously underrated this year, and surprised by the lack of love for CSH. Also based on singles I’m dead excited for Hop Along and Malkmus.


Of what has been released this year and i’ve listened to here’s the current order:

  1. All Melody - Nils Frahm
  2. Open Here - Field Music
  3. A Poem Unlimited - US Girls
  4. The Thread That Keeps Us - Calexico
  5. Violence - Editors (This has really clicked with me in the last few days)

Have also enjoyed Jonny Greenwood’s filmscores to Phantom Thread and You Were Never Really Here too.


No real order I guess for now:

Jeff Rosenstock
Yo La Tengo
Hot Snakes
No Age

Very encouraging since most of these artists are brand new (or basically new given how little of their discography I’ve heard) to me. I’d never even heard Jeff Rosenstock, Hot Snakes, No Age, Hookworms, or Horseflies before.

With honorable mentions to Car Seat Headrest (still not fully there, I love some of it but the spoken word bits and fourth-wall breaking are kind of too much for me) and Kraus (punchy shoegaze).


Not so many for me, but still got lots to check out.

Profligate - Somewhere Else
Loma - Loma
Suuns - Felt
A.A.L. - 2012-2017
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
Nightports - Nightports with Matthew Bourne
Ought - Room Inside the World

Also shout outs to these EPs

Lauren Auder - Who Carries You
Daniel Avery - Slow Fade
Worriedaboutsatan - Shift


Surprised you didn’t know hot snakes or no age. Rosenstock used to be in Bomb the Music Industry innit


Howdy ho - I literally never write in here, but some obvious and not-so-obvious ones, in a rough chronological order, and based purely on what is out now:

Crater - Unearth
Shopping - The Official Body
Dream Wife - s/t
Hookworks - Microshift
Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
Ought - Room Inside the World
Caroline Rose - LONER
Gwenno - Le Kov
Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

…ooooh boy, and that’s already nine. The #10 slot could go to Breeders (obvs), Linqua Franqa (Athens-based rapper who was ~spotted~ by NYT at SXSW - we’re so damn proud), Lucy Dacus (obvs), US Girls (so obvs), Eric Chenaux (I wrote bout this), No Babies (noiiiiiiiise from Oakland), Daphne & Celeste (no, seriously), OR Baloji (suss this out if yr into mad afrobeat mash-ups).

This does not even include what’s on the horizon. May looks to be STACKED.

PS, Sean - I loved the Blow too, but that was deffo last year.


The Blow only just released it in the U.K. to coincide with tour that starts this weekend.


I’d heard of Hot Snakes and No Age but for some reason never listened to them (I might have given one album by each a very distracted listen once, but I don’t even remember). Now I’m excited to go further with them though. This is the first I’ve even heard of Bomb the Music Industry! I’m going to add that to my to listen list.


Oh, OK!

Ahhh, the Blow are AMAZING live! Khalea’s one of the most creative, wittiest, cleverest front people I’ve ever seen, period. And they were touring w/ EMA here, so you know that was a crazy gig!

  1. U.S. Girls
  2. A.A.L.
  3. Ty Segall
  4. The Breeders
  5. Young Fathers


Ohhh, you’ve heard it? As a lapsed fan I must say that the two singles have definitely renewed my interest.


Car Seat Headrest/Young Fathers >>>> everything else so far


here’s a wee playlist of mine so far:

  1. Y.L.T.
  2. Field Music
  3. Tunes Yards
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. Cavern of Anti- Matter

bubbling under… Young Fathers, Hookworms, Poppy Ackroyd, Go Go Penguin, Joan As A Police Woman, The Lost Brothers.


streamin’ noo



My top 3 are a bit white maley I’m afraid:

  1. Jericho Sirens by Hot Snakes
  2. Freedom’s Gobiln by Ty Segall (now on Spotify :slight_smile:)
  3. POST- by Jeff Rosenstock

Here’s my “best of” playlist so far:


I’ve enjoyed;

George FitzGerald - All That Must Be
Editors - Violence
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Tracey Thorn - Record
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt


The Soft Moon - Criminal
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Dawnwalker - Human Remains
Horseflies - Sea Control
Sojourner - The Shadowed Road
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Drudkh - They Often See Dreams About The Spring
Vallendusk - Fortress of Primal Grace
Conjurer - Mire
Preoccupations - New Material