Best of 2018

Every year I go through the exercise of highlighting the albums I enjoyed the most. Here’s the list for this year:

  1. Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy
  2. Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin
  3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food
  4. Beach House – 7
  5. Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer
  6. MGMT – Little Dark Age
  7. Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet
  8. Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past
  9. Lucy Dacus – Historian
  10. Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Here’s my list from last year.

Best of 2017

I almost didn’t make a list of favourite records this year. But I know that one day I’ll appreciate going back to take a look at these. So here it goes:


  1. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  2. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  3. Phoenix – Ti Amo
  4. The xx – I See You
  5. Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
  6. Death From Above 1979 – Outrage is Now
  7. Pond – The Weather
  8. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear
  9. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
  10. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream


And a few honorable mentions:

  • 800 Gondomar – Linhas de Baixo
  • Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  • Wavves – You’re Welcome
  • Temples – Volcano
  • Duquesa – Norte Litoral
  • Sevdaliza – Ison
  • Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
  • Lorde – Melodrama
  • The Horrors – V
  • Fever Ray – Plunge
  • Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  • Madrepaz – Panoramix
  • Moullinex – Hypersex
  • TENDER – Modern Addiction
  • Future Islands – The Far Field
  • Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  • Feist – Pleasure
  • Real Estate – In Mind
  • Joe Goddard – Electric Lines
  • Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion

Here’s my list from last year.



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