Top 50 Albums of 2018

Following my month-by-month review of 2018’s best music, here’s the definitive list of my top 50 albums from 2018. I can’t guarantee you will like all of it but there should be something in here for everyone and you life will be better for having at least experienced some of the fantastic music released during 2018.

1: IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance

Standout track: Never Fight a Man With a Perm

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2: Nils Frahm – All Melody

Standout track: Sunson

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3: The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer

Standout track: Nothing Stirs

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4: Holy Motors – Slow Sundown

Standout track: Sleeprydr

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5: Justice – Woman Worldwide

Standout track: Chorus (WWW)

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6: Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile

Standout track: My Queen is Doreen Lawrence

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7: Die Nerven – Fake

Standout track: Neue Wellen

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8: Head Technician – Profane Architecture

Standout track: Beton Brut

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9: Shopping – The Official Body

Standout track: Asking for a Friend

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10: Confidence Man – Confident Music for Confident People

Standout track: Don’t You Know I’m In a Band

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11: Shame – Songs of Praise

12: Robert Hood – DJ Kicks

13: Dilly Dally – Heaven

14: Demob Happy – Holy Doom

15: Daniel Avery – Song for Alpha

16: Christian Fitness – Nuance: The Musical

17: TVAM – Psychic Data

18: Jon Hopkins – Singularity

19: No Age – Snares Like A Haircut

20: Miss Red – K.O.

21: Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams

22: Prettiest Eyes – Pools

23: Phobophobes – Minature World

24: Moaning – Moaning

25: Cosmo Sheldrake – The Much Much How How and I

26: The Orb – No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds

27: Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe

28: Rival Consoles – Persona

29: The Skull Eclipses – The Skull Eclipses

30: Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit

31: Low – Double Negative

32: Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

33: Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead

34: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now

35: Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

36: Ministry – AmeriKKKant

37: Johnny Marr – Call The Comet

38: Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man

39: Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing

40: Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound

41: Goat Girl – Goat Girl

42: Breathe Panel – Breathe Panel

43: Gazelle Twin – Pastoral

44: Gwenno – Le Kov

45: Sink Ya Teeth – Sink Ya Teeth

46: The Field – Infinite Moment

47: Hookworms – Microshift

48: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land

49: Laibach – The Sound of Music

50: Anna Meredith & Anonio Vivaldi – Anno/The Four Seasons