best music 2018

Here's to 100 more years of ET and spamming journals on CF.

  1. United States of AmericaDaughters - You Won't Get What You Want (noise/industrial rock)
  2. United KingdomAutechre - NTS Sessions (IDM)
  3. United States of AmericaJulia Holter - Aviary (experimental/art pop)
  4. United States of AmericaAgainst All Logic - 2012 - 2017 (house)
  5. United KingdomBinker & Moses - Alive in the East? (avant-garde jazz)
  6. United States of AmericaLow - Double Negative (ambient/glitch pop)
  7. United States of AmericaParquet Courts - Wide Awaaaaake! (art punk)
  8. DenmarkAnna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic (darkwave)
  9. United KingdomJonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread (modern classical)
  10. United States of AmericaMGMT - Little Dark Age (synth pop/psychedelia)
  11. CanadaTim Hecker - Konoyo (ambient)
  12. IcelandSvartidaudi - Revelations of the Red Sword (black metal)
  13. DenmarkKasper Bjørke Quartet - The Fifty Eleven Project (ambient/drone)
  14. NorwayObliteration - Cenotaph Obscure (death metal)
  15. United States of AmericaBeach House - 7 (dream pop)
  16. United KingdomIDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance (post-punk)
  17. New ZealandAvantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club (jazz rap)
  18. United States of America/Sweden/GermanyAnguish - Anguish (industrial hip hop/avant-garde jazz)
  19. United States of AmericaHorrendous - Idol (death metal)
  20. United KingdomJudas Priest - Firepower (heavy metal)
  21. PolandPejzaż - Ostatni Dzień Lata (plunderphonics)
  22. AustraliaTropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace (art punk)
  23. Korea, Republic ofMid-Air Thief - Crumbling (psychedelic pop)
  24. CanadaTomb Mold - Manor Of Infinite Forms (death metal)
  25. GermanyNils Frahm - All Melody (electronic/post minimalism)
  26. RussiaAL-90 - Murmansk​-​60 (house)
  27. BrazilClau Aniz - Filha de mil mulheres (art pop/rock)
  28. BelgiumWolvennest - Void (psychedelic rock/doom metal)
  29. United States of AmericaImperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury (avant-garde metal)
  30. United States of AmericaSleep - The Sciences (stoner metal)
  31. United KingdomJon Hopkins - Singularity (microhouse)
  32. United KingdomRival Consoles - Persona (IDM/house)
  33. United States of Americacv313 - analogue oceans (ambient techno)
  34. NorwayImmortal - Northern Chaos Gods (black metal)
  35. DenmarkMythic Sunship - Another Shape of Psychedelic Music (jam band)
  36. United States of AmericaPanopticon - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (black metal/folk)
  37. United States of AmericamewithoutYou - Untitled (indie rock)
  38. NetherlandsUrfaust - The Constellatory Practice (black/doom metal)
  39. United States of AmericaDeceased…- Ghostly White (thrash/death)
  40. United States of AmericaLupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave (hip hop)
  41. ItalyMessa - Feast for Water (doom metal)
  42. United States of AmericaNine Inch Nails - Bad Witch (industrial rock)
  43. United States of AmericaDeafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (blackgaze)
  44. United States of AmericaThem Are Us Too - Amends (dream pop)
  45. PolandRiverside - Wasteland (progressive rock)
  46. United States of AmericaToby Driver - They are the Shield (art rock/pop)
  47. United States of AmericaThe Voidz - Virtue (art rock/pop)
  48. GermanyThe Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (atmospheric sludge metal)
  49. NetherlandsThe Ex - 27 Passports (art punk)
  50. United States of AmericaCloud Nothings - Last Building Burning (post-hardcore)

12 years of music journals, in retrospect:

2007: United States of AmericaThe Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with Sand (shoegaze/doom metal)
2008: United States of AmericaHave a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness (post-punk/shoegaze)
2009: United States of AmericaMastodon - Crack the Skye (progressive metal)
2010: FranceDeathspell Omega - Paracletus (black metal)
2011: United States of AmericaGiles Corey - Giles Corey (slowcore)
2012: AustraliaNe Obliviscaris - Portal of I (progressive metal)
2013: CanadaTim Hecker - Virgins (ambient/drone)
2014: United States of AmericaSwans - To Be Kind (experimental rock)
2015: United States of AmericaLil Ugly Mane - Three Sided Tape Volume Three (experimental hip hop)
2016: United KingdomAutechre - elseq (IDM)
2017: United States of AmericaFleet Foxes - Crack-Up (progressive folk)
HH delivers
Such a lovely playlist, this time many of them hits home - great choice especially with 7, 20 (saw them live this year for the first time, I never was huge fan of JP but they were on fire and I loved it), 36 (this is great even though I'm not into growling, need to look more at folk metal) and 49.

My most played songs in 2018 are:

Mustasch - Lawbreaker and their whole new album Silent Killer
Suede - Animal Nitrate
Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Lee Fields - My World (FULL ALBUM)
Eloy - Time To Turn

Plus some Bob Dylan, a lot of The Kooks (never enough of those two for me) and Lorn (Remnant album is a must)

Two recent favs:

Theophilus London ft. Tame Impala - Only You
Brendan Gleeson - The Unfortunate Lad

Two finnish oldies:

Paul Oxley´s Unit - Spanish Bars
Hurriganes - Bourbon street

And for the last, the most hated, the WORST COVER EVER
My favourite post of the year is back! Will check the list out over Christmas and report back! Cheers Jimmyboi
I kinda missed the new Dirge and Sulphur Aeon albums (very late releases this year), they would likely end up in my top 50.
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