🔝 Favourite albums of 2018 so far?




Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
We Out Here compilation
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Laurie Anderson - Landfall
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup (came out 31/12/2017, that’s got to count!)
The Skull Eclipses - s/t
Hookworms - Microshift
David Byrne - American Utopia
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile


Anna von Hausswolf - Dead Magic
Nanook of the North - S/T
Kilchhofer - The Book Room
Hookworms - Microshift
A.A.L. - 2012-2017
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Midnight Colours
Alva Noto - Unieqav
Facechain - Accensor
Will Haven - Muerte
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Terekke - Improvisational Loops
Pendant - Make Me Know You Sweet

High hopes for Daniel Avery & Rival Consoles in the next couple of weeks.

  1. Anna Van Hausswolff
  2. Ty Segall
  3. The Breeders
  4. Hot Snakes
  5. Nils Frahm

Strong start to the year.


Some good albums in that list


A top 3 so far would probably be

  1. Gwenno - Le Kov
  2. Hookworms - Microshift
  3. Emily A. Sprauge - Water Memory (even though it came out on the 21st Dec 2017)


I’ve only properly listened to two records this year so far.

Amen Dunes - Freedom. This is fucking fantastic. 9/10.

Hookworms - can’t remember the title. I thought it sounded great but the songs were a bit boring and meandering. 6/10.

  1. Ought
  2. Car Seat Headrest


Django Django
U.S Girls


The Hookworms (so so good)
The Orielles (great album that’s going to sound even better when its summer)
Young Fathers
Tracey Thorn
Field Music



I was going to say the Charli xcx mixtape but that was 2 weeks off 2018. :frowning:

I need to check out more stuff. Hot Snakes sound like the kind of thing I would like.


Young Fathers
Yo La Tengo
Mount Eerie
Car Seat Headrest
Soccer Mommy
The Breeders
The Orielles
Amen Dunes
Camp Cope
Mint Field
Ezra Furman

I was just gonna post 10 of my favourites but then I got a bit carried away. I have enjoyed albums by all of these artists this year and that’s all I have to say about that.


apparently, this is now all I can listen to in my current (very sad) mood


The Men - Drift

Totally Mild - Her

Flowertruck - Mostly Sunny


Hats off, 2018, you’ve been great so far

=1. Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You…
=1. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
3. Rae Morris - Someone Out There…
4. Haley Henderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
5. U.S. Girls - In a Poem, Unlimited
6. Maxo Kream - Punken
7. The Breeders - All Nerve
8. Joan as Policewoman - Damned Devotion
9. Screaming Females - All at Once
10. Cupcakke - Ephorize
11. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
12. Jeff Rosentock - Post-
13. Rhye - Blood
14. Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
15. Hookworms - Microshift
16. Dream Wife - Dream Wife
17. Bbymutha & $hoey - BbyShoe
18. Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
19. Anna Burch - Quit the Curse
20. Django Django - Marble Skies
21. Loma - Loma
22. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
23. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything’s Fine
24. Sarah Blasko - Depth of Field
25. Ought - Room Inside the World


Yo La Tengo

Haven’t heard any others, although Wye Oak purchase imminent.


Genuinely think Ought may have already released my favourite album of the year. Nothing else has matched it so far…


I’m with you…although there’s The Twilight Sad waiting in the wings.



In no order, but loving:

American Nightmare - American Nightmare
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
The Royal They - Foreign Being
Hysterese - Hysterese
Turnstile - Time & Space
Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
Tiny Moving Parts - Swell


I like that formatting :slightly_smiling_face: mind sharing how to do it with a tech simpleton?