2018 was the year of the surprise. I never expected some of these releases to show up on this list, but I’m very happy they did.
These are the fifteen albums I have enjoyed and recommended the most to family, friends, readers, and complete strangers over the year…basically anybody that will entertain my musical musings.
My number one album of the year? I honestly don’t know. I can’t decide between Andrew W.K.’s uplifting You’re Not Alone, Beach House’s gorgeous 7, and Rhye’s intimate Blood. All three are worth of the number one spot and have been on constant rotation all year.
So without further ado, please enjoy my favorite LPs of 2018 (in alphabetical order) below. And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to take a look at my favorite EPs of 2018 when you’re done here.
Andrew W.K.//You’re Not Alone
Cardi B//Invasion of Privacy
Dark Times//Tell Me What I Need
The Go! Team//SEMICIRCLE
Quivers//We’ll Go Riding On The Hearses
Wye Oak//The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs
I’m positive this list will grow as we approach the end of the year, but below are the albums I can’t stop spinning.
Favorite LPs & EPs of 2018…so far
What are your favorites?
Fantastic news today for Animal Collective fans, but in case you missed it, the group announced the release of a brand new 7″ — Honeycomb/Gotham. The 7″ will feature two brand new songs, which will be available digitally (Monday, 5/7) and physically (pre-order now, available 6/27). Best of all though, you can stream the new tracks now on AC’s homepage, which makes the wait for the next AC full-length a tad bit easier.