Best albums of 2018


#21

i did.

it’s in the mail on will be here saturday!


#22

Ok! I saw it “out there” so if you didn’t have it yet, I thought I’d put it in the box for you.

Enjoy your Bruce!! :grin:


#23

(((((((hugs))))))))


#24

Wait, you picked this on your best of list and you hadn’t even heard it yet? :wink:


#25

that’s how good bruce is yo


#26

Love that RBCF album.


#27

Have you heard the new (old) album called Liv?
It came out last Friday and predates Minus by a few years.


#28

No, I haven’t. Will have to check that one out. Thanks.


#29

The only three albums that meant anything to me this year:

Gregory Alan Isakov - Evening Machines
Phosphorescent - C’est La Vie
Carl Broemel - Wished Out


#30

I will add:

Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden

as well as my good friend’s album:

idylls - Carefully Out of Nowhere…I think a lot of you would enjoy it, it’s on Spotify.


#31

Adding The Moondoggies - A Love Sleeps Deep to my list. This shit is very good and if you have not heard it, you should. I have added it back to the dropbox!


#32

I also added back Ruston Kelly and Brent Cobb. I like them both. Ruston Kelly reminds me of a young Ryan at times and he has a great voice. Brent Cobb is a step more country than Isbell without being too country for my tastes.


#34

Albums:

20. Leon Bridges - Good Thing
19. Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys 
18. Cary Brothers - Bruises
17. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Streets of You
16. Rosalía - El mal querer
15. Scott Orr - Worried Mind
14. Pearl Charles - Sleepless Dreamer
13. Natalia Lafourcade - Musas Vol. 2 
12. Kyle Ollah - Used to Wear That Old Straw Hat, But Now You Wear the Crown
11. Francesca Battistelli - Own It 
10. Dessa - Chime
9. Traci Braxton - On Earth
8. Lily Allen - No Shame
7. Jeffrey Foucault - Blood Brothers 
6. Romantica - Outlaws 
5. Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great
4. Carolina Story - Lay Your Head Down
3. Roma di Luna - We Were Made to Forgive
2. Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
1. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

EP’s:

6. The Chapin Sisters - Ferry Boat 
5. Sammy Brue - Down With Desperation
4. Katie Howard - Only You 
3. Benjamin Francis Leftwich - I Am With You 
2. Corey Medina - The Brothers 
1. Andrew Combs - 5 Covers & a Song

#35

That’s a very good list. I don’t care for Post Malone or Scotty Orr but the rest is solid.


#36

Certainly not exploring a wide palette of artists this year, but these grabbed me:

Gregory Alan Isakov – Evening Machines
Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine
Circles Around the Sun – Let it Wander
Jeff Tweedy – WARM
Smashing Pumpkins – SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT
Moby – Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots
GospelbeacH – Another Winter Alive

I also really enjoyed Tom Petty’s An American Treasure, but I don’t know if that counts. I don’t really consider that an album, per se.

Standout songs that really hit home for me:

Gregory Alan Isakov – Dark, Dark, Dark
Mudcrutch – Lost in Your Eyes (from An American Treasure)
Smashing Pumpkins – Travels
Big Red Machine – Forest Green
Jeff Tweedy – I Know What it’s Like
Moby – This Wild Darkness
Stone Temple Pilots – The Art of Letting Go
GospelbeacH – Down South


#37

Carter Sampson – Lucky
Laura Gibson – Goners
Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
Ruston Kelly – Dying Star
Alejandro Escovedo – The Crossing
Dan Stuart – The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings
Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed
Lucero – Among The Ghosts
Ethan Johns – Anamnesis
Dead Tongues – Unsung Passage


#38

Parker Millsap one is great, thanks for the heads up.


#39

I’m loving the Father John Misty album as well.


#40

That Idylls album is really good, grabbed it from Amazon streaming. Thanks.


#41

The vinyl packaging is ace, plus colored vinyl, really great detail.