Skin Back Alley’s Top Albums of 2018

2018. It’s been a year. And a bumper year for new music at that. From the early days of January onward, the last 12 months have brought with them a veritable panoply of musical delights. So much so that I can’t remember a time when I so looked forward to each and every New Music Friday week by week, month by month. So much so that I’m not even going to try and make a claim that this list is somehow an objective “best of”, because I’m one hundred percent certain that I will have missed some absolutely belting new albums during our insignificant ball of rock’s last trip around the sun.

So no, rather than a Best Albums of 2018, the below represents my Favourite Albums of 2018, or what I’ll continue to refer to as Skin Back Alley’s Top Albums of 2018.

Each album entry is accompanied by links for you to click through, take a listen and discover more about each artist. After all, I think it far more valuable for you to listen to the music than to sit through paragraphs of my rusty writing detailing what I think about each album and why.

As ever, I warmly and sincerely hope you find some new music to love among the 110 albums I’ve listed below. I’d also be delighted to hear your own thoughts about the albums in question, along with your own suggestions for any music you think I’ve missed or that are your own favourites from the year gone by. Just click here to get in touch.

Right. I’ll leave you to explore. I’m off to listen to Yazz Ahmed’s brilliant album La Saboteuse that I somehow only managed to hear for the first time this past week. Told you…

110. Iamthemorning – Ocean Sounds
Listen at: iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/iamthemorningpage
Twitter: twitter.com/themorningband
Instagram: instagram.com/iamthemorningband

109. Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.
Listen at: www.teyanataylor.com
Facebook: facebook.com/teyanataylor
Twitter: twitter.com/TEYANATAYLOR
Instagram: instagram.com/teyanataylor

108. Public Practice – Distance Is A Mirror
Listen at: publicpractice.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/public-practice
Twitter: twitter.com/practicepublic
Instagram: instagram.com/publicpractice

107. Tommy Genesis – Tommy Genesis
Listen at: www.tommygenesis.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TommyxGenesis
Twitter: twitter.com/tommygenesis
Instagram: instagram.com/tommygenesis

106. Electric Boys – The Ghost Ward Diaries
Listen at: www.electricboys.com
Facebook: facebook.com/electricboys
Twitter: twitter.com/theelectricboys
Instagram: instagram.com/electricboys

105. Joe Bonamassa – Redemption
Listen at: www.jbonamassa.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JoeBonamassa
Twitter: twitter.com/JBONAMASSA
Instagram: instagram.com/joebonamassa

104. Hen Ogledd – Mogic
Listen at: www.henogledd.com
Spotify: spotify.com/HenOgledd
Twitter: twitter.com/HOgledd
Weird World: weirdworld.dominomart.com/mogic-cd

103. Weakened Friends – Common Blah
Listen at: www.weakenedfriends.com
Facebook: facebook.com/weakenedfriendsmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/wkndfriends
Instagram: instagram.com/weakenedfriends

102. Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay – The Hawksworth Grove Sessions
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: Toby Hay / Jim Ghedi
Twitter: Toby Hay / Jim Ghedi
Instagram: Toby Hay / Jim Ghedi

101. Fliptrix – Inexhale
Listen at: fliptrix.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/mrfliptrix
Twitter: twitter.com/mrfliptrix
Instagram: instagram.com/mrfliptrix

100. Colter Wall – Songs Of The Plains
Listen at: www.colterwall.com
Facebook: facebook.com/colterwallmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/ColterWall
Instagram: instagram.com/colterwall

99. Ariana Grande – Sweetener
Listen at: www.arianagrande.com
Facebook: facebook.com/arianagrande
Twitter: twitter.com/ArianaGrande
Instagram: instagram.com/arianagrande

98. Lucy Dacus – Historian
Listen at: www.lucydacus.com
Facebook: facebook.com/lucy.dacus
Twitter: twitter.com/lucydacus
Instagram: instagram.com/lucydacus

97. Dream Wife – Dream Wife
Listen at: www.dreamwife.co
Facebook: facebook.com/dreamwifedream
Twitter: twitter.com/DreamWifeMusic
Instagram: instagram.com/dreamwifetheband

96. King Princess – Made My Bed
Listen at: www.kingprincessmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/KingPrincess69
Twitter: twitter.com/KingPrincess69
Instagram: instagram.com/kingprincess69

95. Caleb Caudle – Crushed Coins
Listen at: www.calebcaudle.com
Facebook: facebook.com/calebcaudlemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/caleb_caudle
Instagram: instagram.com/calebcaudle

94. Miracle – The Strife Of Love In A Dream
Listen at: miracle.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/miraclerising
Spotify: spotify.com/Miraclerising
Relapse Records: label.relapse.com/artist/miracle

93. Rae Morris – Someone Out There
Listen at: www.raemorris.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/raemorrismusic
Twitter: twitter.com/raemorrismusic
Instagram: instagram.com/rae_morris

92. Gold Star – Uppers & Downers
Listen at: www.goldstarlovesyou.com
Facebook: facebook.com/goldstarlovesyou
Twitter: twitter.com/goldstarlovesu
Instagram: instagram.com/gold_star_music

91. Cursive – Vitriola
Listen at: www.cursivevitriola.com
Facebook: facebook.com/cursive
Twitter: twitter.com/CursiveTheBand
Instagram: instagram.com/cursivetheband

90. Wild Pink – Yolk In The Fur
Listen at: wildpink.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/wildpinkwildpink
Twitter: twitter.com/wildpinknyc
Instagram: instagram.com/wildpinknyc

89. Low – Double Negative
Listen at: www.chairkickers.com
Facebook: facebook.com/lowmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/lowtheband
Instagram: instagram.com/lowtheband

88. Mark Knopfler – Down The Road Wherever
Listen at: www.markknopfler.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MarkKnopfler
Twitter: twitter.com/MarkKnopfler
Spotify: spotify.com/MarkKnopfler

87. Messa – Feast For Water
Listen at: messa666.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MESSAproject
Spotify: spotify.com/Messa
Instagram: instagram.com/messa_band

86. Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism
Listen at: www.meshell.com
Facebook: facebook.com/officialmeshell
Twitter: twitter.com/officialmeshell
Instagram: instagram.com/officialmeshell

85. Awooga – Conduit
Listen at: www.awoogaband.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Awoogaband
Twitter: twitter.com/awoogaband
Instagram: twitter.com/awoogaband

84. Boss Keloid – Melted On The Inch
Listen at: bosskeloid.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/bosskeloidband
Twitter: twitter.com/bosskeloid
Instagram: instagram.com/boss_keloid_band

83. Black Moth – Anatomical Venus
Listen at: www.blackmothofficial.com
Facebook: facebook.com/themothpit
Twitter: twitter.com/blackmothmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/themothpit

82. Paul Cauthen – Have Mercy EP
Listen at: www.paulcauthenmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/cauthenmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/cauthenmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/paulcauthen

81. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap
Listen at: www.aaronleetasjan.com
Facebook: facebook.com/therealaaronleetasjan
Twitter: twitter.com/aaronleetasjan1
Instagram: instagram.com/aaronleetasjan

80. Eels – The Deconstruction
Listen at: www.eelstheband.com
Facebook: facebook.com/THEEELS
Twitter: twitter.com/THE_EELS
Instagram: instagram.com/eelstheband

79. John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness
Listen at: www.johnprine.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JohnPrine
Twitter: twitter.com/johnprinemusic
Instagram: instagram.com/john_prine

78. Confidence Man – Confident Music for Confident People
Listen at: www.confidenceman.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/confidenceman1
Twitter: twitter.com/confidencemantm
Instagram: instagram.com/confidenceman_

77. Anna Von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
Listen at: www.annavonhausswolff.org
Facebook: facebook.com/annavonhausswolff
Twitter: twitter.com/avonhausswolff
Instagram: instagram.com/annavonhausswolff

76. Aisha Badru – Pendulum
Listen at: www.aishabadru.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aishabadrumusic
Twitter: twitter.com/aishabadrumusic
Instagram: instagram.com/aisha.badru

75. The Living End – Wunderbar
Listen at: www.thelivingend.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/thelivingend
Twitter: twitter.com/thelivingendaus
Instagram: instagram.com/thelivingendaus

74. Clutch – Book Of Bad Decisions
Listen at: www.pro-rock.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Clutchband
Twitter: twitter.com/clutchofficial
Instagram: instagram.com/clutchofficial

73. Letters From The Fire – Letters From The Fire
Listen at: www.lettersfromthefire.net
Facebook: facebook.com/LettersFromTheFire
Twitter: twitter.com/lftfmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/lftfmusic

72. Emm Gryner’s Only Of Earth – Days Of Games
Listen at: www.emmgryner.com
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/emmgryner
Twitter: twitter.com/emmgryner
Spotify: spotify.com/emmgryner

71. Toby Hay – The Longest Day
Listen at: www.tobyhay.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Toby-Hay
Twitter: twitter.com/tobyhaymusic
Instagram: instagram.com/tobyhayguitar

70. SOPHIE – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Listen at: www.msmsmsm.com
Facebook: facebook.com/msmsmsmsophie
Twitter: twitter.com/sophiemsmsmsm
Instagram: instagram.com/sophie_msmsmsm

69. Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
Listen at: www.publicservicebroadcasting.net
Facebook: facebook.com/PUBLICSERVICEBROADCASTING
Twitter: twitter.com/PSB_HQ
                                               Instagram: instagram.com/psb_hq

68. Donovan Woods – Both Ways
Listen at: www.donovanwoods.net
Facebook: facebook.com/donovanwoodsmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/donovanwoods
Instagram: instagram.com/donovanwoods

67. Mariah Carey – Caution
Listen at: www.mariahcarey.com
Facebook: facebook.com/mariahcarey
Twitter: twitter.com/MariahCarey
Instagram: instagram.com/mariahcarey

66. Chuck D as Mistachuck – Celebration Of Ignorance
Listen at: www.mrchuckd.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MrChuckD
Twitter: twitter.com/MrChuckD
Instagram: instagram.com/mrchuckd_pe

65. Sarathy Korwawr – My East Is Your West
Listen at: www.sarathykorwar.com
Facebook: facebook.com/sarathykorwarmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/SarathyKorwar
Instagram: instagram.com/sarathykorwar

64. Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son
Listen at: www.rycooder.com
Facebook: facebook.com/rycooderofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/rycooder
Instagram: instagram.com/rycooderofficial

63. The Lemon Twigs – Go To School
Listen at: www.thelemontwigs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TheLemonTwigs
Twitter: twitter.com/thelemontwigs
Instagram: instagram.com/thelemontwigs

62. Architects – Holy Hell
Listen at: www.architectsofficial.com
Facebook: facebook.com/architectsuk
Twitter: twitter.com/Architectsuk
Instagram: instagram.com/architects

61. Charles Bradley – Black Velvet
Listen at: daptonerecords.com/artists/charles-bradley
Facebook: facebook.com/thecharlesbradley
Twitter: twitter.com/Charles_Bradley
Instagram: instagram.com/charlesbradley

60. Vennart – To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea
Listen at: www.vennart.com
Facebook: facebook.com/vennartvennart
Twitter: twitter.com/vennart
Instagram: instagram.com/mikevennart

59. Ryley Walker – Deafman Glance
Listen at: www.ryleywalker.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ryleywalkerjams
Twitter: twitter.com/ryleywalker
Instagram: instagram.com/ryleywalkerchi

58. Brent Cobb – Providence Canyon
Listen at: www.brentcobbmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BrentCobbMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/Brent_Cobb
Instagram: instagram.com/brent_cobb

57. Belly – Dove
Listen at: www.bellyofficial.com
Facebook: facebook.com/bellytheband
Twitter: twitter.com/bellytheband
Instagram: instagram.com/bellytheband

56. Jon Hopkins – Singularity
Listen at: www.jonhopkins.co.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/jonhopkinsmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/Jon_Hopkins_
Instagram: instagram.com/mrjonhopkins

55. Anna St. Louis – If Only There Was A River
Listen at: annastlouis.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Anna-St-Louis
Twitter: twitter.com/anna_st_louis
Instagram: instagram.com/annastlouis

54. Robyn – Honey
Listen at: www.robyn.com
Facebook: facebook.com/robyn
Twitter: twitter.com/robynkonichiwa
Instagram: instagram.com/robynkonichiwa

53. Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death In Meatspace
Listen at: tropicalfstorm.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tropicalfsrecords
Twitter: twitter.com/tfs_theband
Instagram: instagram.com/tropical_fuck_storm

52. Theotis Taylor – Something Within Me
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: facebook.com/Big-Legal-Mess-Records
Twitter: twitter.com/biglegalmess
Instagram: instagram.com/biglegalmess

51. Paul Weller – True Meanings
Listen at: www.paulweller.com
Facebook: facebook.com/paulwellerofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/paulwellerhq
Instagram: instagram.com/paulwellerhq

50. Pitch 92 – Lost In Space
Listen at: pitch92.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pitch92
Twitter: twitter.com/pitch_92
Instagram: instagram.com/pitch_92

49. Dawn Landes – Meet Me At The River
Listen at: www.dawnlandes.com
Facebook: facebook.com/dawnlandes
Twitter: twitter.com/dawnlandes
Instagram: instagram.com/dawnlandes

48. Sara Diamond – Foreword
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: facebook.com/iamsaradiamond
Twitter: twitter.com/saradiamond
Instagram: instagram.com/iamsaradiamond

47. M Geddes Gengras – Light Pipe
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mggengras
Twitter: twitter.com/mgeddesgengra
Instagram: instagram.com/m_geddes

46. Fauvely – Tides
Listen at: www.fauvelymusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/fauvely
Twitter: twitter.com/fauvelysophie
Instagram: instagram.com/fauvelysophie

45. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Listen at: www.kaceymusgraves.com
Facebook: facebook.com/KaceyMusgravesOfficial
Twitter: twitter.com/KaceyMusgraves
Instagram: instagram.com/spaceykacey

44. Gleb Kolyadin – Gleb Kolyadin
Listen at: glebkolyadin.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/gleb.kolyadin
Twitter: twitter.com/glebkolyadin
Instagram: instagram.com/poloniumcubes

43. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo In Blue
Listen at: www.sunflowerbean.net
Facebook: facebook.com/SunflowerBean
Twitter: twitter.com/Sunflower_Bean
Instagram: instagram.com/sunflowerbean

42. Tom Morello – Atlas Underground
Listen at: www.tommorello.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TomMorello
Twitter: twitter.com/tmorello
Instagram: instagram.com/tommorello

41. John Grant – Love Is Magic
Listen at: www.johngrantmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/johngrantmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/johngrantmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/strekoza68

40. Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman
Listen at: mariedavidson.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/mariedavidson.official
Twitter: twitter.com/mariedavidsn
Instagram: instagram.com/mariedavidson.offical

39. Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch
Listen at: www.nin.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ninofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/nineinchnails
Instagram: instagram.com/nineinchnails

38. Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth
Listen at: www.kamasiwashington.com
Facebook: facebook.com/kamasiw
Twitter: twitter.com/KamasiW
Instagram: instagram.com/kamasiwashington

37. Moses Boyd – Displaced Diaspora
Listen at: www.mosesboyd.co.uk
Bandcamp: mosesboyd.bandcamp.com
Twitter: twitter.com/Mosesboydexodus
Instagram: instagram.com/mosesboydexodus

36. Cypress Hill – Elephants On Acid
Listen at: www.cypresshill.com
Facebook: facebook.com/cypresshill
Twitter: twitter.com/CypressHill
Instagram: instagram.com/cypresshill

35. Tancred – Nightstand
Listen at: www.tancredmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tancredmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/tancredjess
Instagram: instagram.com/tancredjess

34. Julia Holter – Aviary
Listen at: www.juliaholter.com
Facebook: facebook.com/juliashammasholter
Twitter: twitter.com/JULIA_HOLTER
Instagram: instagram.com/juliaholter

33. Kelly Moran – Ultraviolet
Listen at: www.kellymoran.co
Facebook: facebook.com/kellymoranmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/kellymoran
Instagram: instagram.com/kellymoran__

32. Simone Felice – The Projector
Listen at: www.simonefelice.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SimoneFeliceMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/simonefelice
Instagram: instagram.com/simonefelicemusic

31. Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead
Listen at: www.fantasticnegrito.com
Facebook: facebook.com/fantasticnegrito
Twitter: twitter.com/MusicNegrito
Instagram: instagram.com/fantasticnegrito

30. Voïvod – The Wake
Listen at: www.voivod.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Voivod
Twitter: twitter.com/voivoddotnet
Instagram: instagram.com/voivodofficial

29. John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once
Listen at: www.johncoltrane.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JohnColtrane
Twitter: twitter.com/JohnColtrane
Instagram: instagram.com/johncoltrane

28. Hannah Peel – Particles In Space
Listen at: www.hannahpeel.com
Facebook: facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/Hanpeel
Instagram: instagram.com/hannahpeelmusic

27. Binker and Moses – Alive In The East?
Listen at: binkerandmoses.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/BinkerAndMoses
Twitter: twitter.com/binkerandmoses
Instagram: instagram.com/binkerandmoses

26. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage
Listen at: melodysechochamber.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MelodyProchet
Twitter: twitter.com/melodyprochet
Instagram: instagram.com/melodyprochet

25. Jeff Rosenstock – POST
Listen at: jeffrosenstock.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jeffrosenstockmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/jeffrosenstock
Instagram: instagram.com/jeffrosenstock

24. The Fever 333 – Made In America
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: facebook.com/fever333
Twitter: twitter.com/fever333
Instagram: instagram.com/fever333

23. Miya Folick – Premonitions
Listen at: www.miyafolick.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MiyaFolickMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/miyafolick
Instagram: instagram.com/miyafolick

22. Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers
Listen at: www.richardthompson-music.com
Facebook: facebook.com/RichardThompsonMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/RthompsonMusic
Instagram: instagram.com/rthompsonmusic

21. Tonight Alive – Underworld
Listen at: www.tonightalive.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tonightalive
Twitter: twitter.com/TonightAlive
Instagram: instagram.com/tonightaliveofficial

20. Ambrose Akinmusire – Origami Harvest
Listen at: www.ambroseakinmusire.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Ambrose-Akinmusire
Twitter: twitter.com/amBROSEire
Instagram: instagram.com/ambroseire

19. Mark Edgar Stuart – Mad At Love
Listen at: www.markedgarstuart.com
Facebook: facebook.com/MarkEdgarStuart
Twitter: twitter.com/MarkEdgarStuart
Instagram: instagram.com/markedgarstuart

18. Paul McCartney – Egypt Station
Listen at: www.paulmccartney.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PaulMcCartney
Twitter: twitter.com/PaulMcCartney
Instagram: instagram.com/paulmccartney

17. Tei – The Alone One
Listen at: teimusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/teimusic
Twitter: twitter.com/teimusic_
Instagram: instagram.com/teimusic

16. Tash Sultana – Flow State
Listen at: www.tashsultana.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tashsultanamusic
Twitter: twitter.com/tashsultanaa
Instagram: instagram.com/tashsultanaofficial

15. Diemonds – Diemonds
Listen at: www.diemonds.net
Facebook: facebook.com/Diemonds
Twitter: twitter.com/diemonds
Instagram: instagram.com/diemonds

14. Lost Girls – Feeling
Listen at: lostgirls1000.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jennyhval
Twitter: twitter.com/jennyhval
Instagram: instagram.com/jennyhval

13. Toni Braxton – Sex & Cigarettes
Listen at: www.tonibraxton.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tonibraxton
Twitter: twitter.com/tonibraxton
Instagram: instagram.com/tonibraxton

12. Ghost – Prequelle
Listen at: www.ghost-official.com
Facebook: facebook.com/thebandghost
Twitter: twitter.com/thebandghost
Instagram: instagram.com/thebandghost

11. Gunship – Dark All Day
Listen at: www.gunshipmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/GUNSHIPMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/gunshipmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/gunshipmusic

10. Chastity – Death Lust
Listen at: www.chastitysongs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/chastitysongs
Twitter: twitter.com/chastitysongs
Instagram: instagram.com/chastitysongs

09. Slothrust – The Pact
Listen at: www.slothrust.com
Facebook: facebook.com/slothrust
Twitter: twitter.com/SLOTHRUST
Instagram: instagram.com/slothrust

08. Marcella & Her Lovers – Got You Found
Listen at: www.marcellaandherlovers.com
Facebook: facebook.com/marcellaandherlovers
Twitter: twitter.com/marcellasimien
Instagram: instagram.com/marcellaandherlovers

07. Christine & The Queens – Chris
Listen at: www.christineandthequeens.com
Facebook: facebook.com/christineandthequeens
Twitter: twitter.com/queenschristine
Instagram: instagram.com/christineandthequeens

06. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Listen at: www.jmonae.com
Facebook: facebook.com/janellemonae
Twitter: twitter.com/janellemonae
Instagram: instagram.com/janellemonae

05. Zaki Ibrahim – The Secret Life Of Planets
Listen at: www.zakiibrahim.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ZakiIbrahim
Twitter: twitter.com/zakiibrahim
Instagram: instagram.com/zatakiwon

04. Harrison Whitford – Afraid Of Everything
Listen at: Spotify
Facebook: facebook.com/harrisonwhitfordmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/hrwhitford
Instagram: instagram.com/scarrisonwhitford

03. Jim Ghedi – A Hymn For Ancient Land
Listen at: jimghedi.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JimGhedimusic
Twitter: twitter.com/JGhedi
Instagram: instagram.com/jimghedi

02. H.C. McEntire – Lionheart
Listen at: www.hcmcentire.com
Facebook: facebook.com/HCMcEntireNC
Twitter: twitter.com/HCMcEntire
Instagram: instagram.com/hcmcentire_music

01. Karine Polwart – Laws Of Motion
Listen at: www.karinepolwart.com
Facebook: facebook.com/karinepolwart
Twitter: twitter.com/IAMKP
Instagram: instagram.com/karinepolwart

While the above are those albums I have loved the most this year, they are by no means the only ones I’ve had the pleasure of listening to, being moved by, educated by or made to laugh and cry by. Here are my honourable mentions of 2018, all worthy of being lent your ears and heart:

OBUXUM – H.E.R, Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing, Nubya Garcia – When We Are, Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain, Camila Cabello – Camila, Tyler Childers – Purgatory, Nils Frahm – All Melody, Josienne & Ben – Seedlings All, Stick In The Wheel – Follow Them True, Carpenter Brut – Leather Teeth, Soccer Mommy – Clean, Tracey Thorn – Record, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters – Come & Chutney, Halestorm – Vicious, Dan Patlansky – Perfection Kills, Louise Lemon – Purge LP, City Girls – Girl Code, Olivia Chaney – Shelter, Children Of Zeus – Travel Light, ILL – We Are Ill, Foxing – Nearer My God, Lenny Kravitz – Raise Vibration, The Night Game – The Night Game.

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