🔝 Favourite albums of 2018 so far?


#121

Confidence Man is flying up the ranks with mine after a couple more listens. Actually prefer the second half as it just descends into a sprawling dance frenzy. There’s a real Screamadelica era Primal Scream feel to ‘Out The Window’ too, which I’m liking. But the whole thing is loadsa fun


#122

Woah woah woah!

I will FIGHT YOU!


#123

Momma Mia! Easy muchacho.


#124

Anthroprophh - Omegaville
The Final Age - The Final Age
Minami Deutsch - With Dim Light (although mainly because I like the songs live)


#125

I downloaded NTS 4. Lovely stuff. That hour long drone track, especially when listened to on a late night train journey, is great.

I decided to push the boat out and get NTS 3. It is nothing short of incredible. It’s been in repeat virtually all week. tt1pd is an absolute monster of a tune.


#126

Brillo! Delighted you like it :slight_smile: I have entire days now where, if I’m not sure what to listen to whilst working, I put the entire 4 sessions on and know that’s my entire day’s listening set. I don’t think I found Elseq quite as compelling as these tracks.


#127

11/1/17-4/30/18

  1. The Family Crest - The War: Act I
  2. Kindo - Happy However After
  3. Grimus - Unmanageable Species
  4. Typhoon - Offerings
  5. The Gloomcatcher - Blade in the Belfry [EP]
  6. Long Distance Calling - Boundless
  7. Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon
  8. Kimbra - Primal Heart
  9. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
  10. In Vain - Currents
  11. The Dear Hunter - All Is as All Should Be [EP]
  12. Esperanza Spalding - Exposure
  13. Kai Danzberg - Pop-Up Radio
  14. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
  15. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
  16. U2 - Songs of Experience
  17. Tax the Heat - Change Your Position
  18. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I [EP]
    19, StellaRoma - Revel and Ritual
    (for some reason it renumbered this list here having two #19’s)
  19. Inferi - Revenant
  20. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
  21. Field Music - Open Here
  22. Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
  23. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph
  24. Umbrellaman - Volcano Beach [EP]
  25. Harakiri - Alchemy Choir
  26. Umphrey’s McGee - It’s Not Us
  27. Nicholas Krgovich - In an Open Field

Haven’t Listened

The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole - Dang!
Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
Jeremy Messersmith - Late Stage Capitalism
The Decemberists - I’ll Be Your Girl
Yossi Sassi and the Oriental Rock Orchestra - Illusion of Choice


#128

My Top Ten (adjusted to include albums that I’ve only heard a few times…but are already having a big impact), in no particular order:

Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
Against All Logic - 2012-2017
Beach House - 7
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Loma - Loma
Mount Eerie - Now Only
Saba - Care for Me
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Shopping - The Official Body

Got Jon Hopkins, Grouper, Iceage, Hop Along and Rival Consoles on a “To Listen to” playlist…so 2018 is shaping up nicely.


#129

I have fallen heavily for the Khruangbin album


#130

I think it’s because you’ve accidentally put a comma instead of a full stop after the 19


#131

Thanks to all those recommending The Family Crest album (War - Act I). It’s startling how little press/online attention this is getting…at least the boards are paying attention. This is filling the hole that The Decemberists have vacated for the last 10 years-or-so


#132

Even when I’m not listening to the Autechre NTS sessions, I’m thinking about them. Just incredible. Only gone in on NTS 1 and 4 so far because I want to listen to each a few times so that it actually stays with me. 4 is gorgeous. Texture is something I really appreciate in music, so I knew I would be a sucker for that drone track but still holy fuck how is it so good?! I put that on my stereo tonight and just played it as loud as I dared to and it was fantastic. Ambient like that, especially at the end of an album can feel cheap and tacked on, but Autechre made it feel purposeful and transcendental.

I haven’t given NTS 1 quite as much attention yet but on my first listen I was surprised by how clubby/dancey some of it was. The second hour seemed especially good.


#133

Iceage is the one for me so far, it’s ticking all the boxes


#134

thanks for mentioning it. Agreed on the lack of press and The Decemberists.


#135

Adding to this

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Christian Fitness - Nuance - The Musical
Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace


#136

coming up to the midway point lads:


#137

Gave Typhoon a go based on this thread and it’s not for me. Really, really long and I’m not really getting all the comparisons. Sad!


#138

Revisiting the albums I’ve enjoyed so far this year has made me realise that this is shaping up to be a bumper year :+1:


#139

it’s an hour long…?

what would you compare it to? as I’ve said before it took a couple listens before it really clicked with me.


#140

How did you get topster2 to work? The drag and drop set up isn’t happening for me!