What's your favorite music of 2018?


Here’s my favorite albums of 2018 in no particular order except that A.A.L. had the best album of the year, imo.

Against All Logic - 2012-2017
RP Boo - I’ll Tell You What
Blood Orange - Negro Swan
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
JID - DiCaprio 2
Kai Whiston - Kai Whiston Bitch
Ian Isiah - Shugga Sextape (Vol 1)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
Kode9/Burial - Fabriclive 100
Foodman - Aru Otoko No Densetsu
Sheck Wes - Mudboy
Demdike Stare - Passion
Quinten Miller - Q.M.
Pusha T - Daytona
Martyn Bootyspoon - Silk Eternity
Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands of Love
Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Sinjin Hawk - First Opus Remixes
Iglooghost - Clear Tamei
Lil Wayne - The Carter V
Travis Scott - Astroworld
James Ferraro - Four Pieces for Mirai
Gaika - Basic Volume
Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
Actress/London Contemporary Orchestra - Lageos
Lapalux - Above_Between_Below
Denzel Curry - TA13OO
Rizzla - Adepta
Abayomi - Winters EP
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

Edit: @microfx has started a Spotify playlist with album mentioned throughout this thread.


I had to look up what was actually released this particular year. A lot of music that’s new to me came out last year or even a long time ago, and I’m still digesting it. But here’s a few pleasant surprises in no particular order that stood out for me…

Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois - Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures
Autechre - NTS sessions (which will take me another year to listen to all of it)
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP


These are definitely my favorite albums of the year mostly alphabetical order.

All Them Witches - ATW
Ghost - Prequelle
King Buffalo - Longing to Be the Mountain
Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
Eminem - Kamikazee
Church of the Cosmic Skull - Science Fiction


I thought about compiling my favorites awhile back. When I went through my list I was a bit surprised. Just because you purchase something in 2018 doesn’t mean it was made in 2018. Oops :slight_smile:

Off the top of my head, the Aphex Twin Collapse EP is the only thing that comes to mind


Didn’t discover a lot of new stuff. Listening a lot to unknown youtubers and older music.
But I liked:

Aphex Twin - Collapse
Autechre - NTS Sessions
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Daniel Avery - Song for alpha
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Czarface /MF Doom - Czarface meets metal face
Young fast running man - Young Bird (my brother’s band :slight_smile: )


It has been a pretty good year for music, some favourites are in no particular order:

Aphex Twin- Collapse ep
Demdike Stare- Passion
Czarface meets MF Doom
Slugdge- Esoteric Malacology
Autechre - NTS
Dave Terry - Sorrow
Drooping Finger - Arthur’s Hill
Johann Johansson - Mandy
Flowers from the Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music
KTL - The Pyre : Visions Distilled
Miss Red - K.O.
Sleep - The Sciences
Roy of the Ravers - who Are ya?
Happa - Lewis mixtape


Skee Mask - Compro !




I bought Flaunt the Imperfection by China Crisis the other week and despite being years old is right up there with the best albums I’ve discovered this year. A fantastic record.


The Sleep album is fantastic. Most of my list above is less sludge/doomy but still in the stoner category.


I think this is hard as I’m also one who seems to be listening to stuff from all over the place either revisiting old stuff, rediscovering stuff i dismissed at the time, finding stuff that I was too young for… as well anything new I happened across. Anyway…

Autechre - NTS Sessions (another strong vote from me and I’m sure I’ll be enjoying this for years as there’s so much to consume)
SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Jlin - Autobiography
Mika Vainio + Ryoji Ikeda + Alva Noto - Live 2002 (It was released this year so it counts!!)

I also got the recent Styrofoam, Objekt and Alias & Doseone albums which on early listening have the potential to make the cut.

Lastly, Collapse by Aphex Twin I have to confess to really enjoying more than anything since he went incommunicado but it feels a bit too safe and predictably AFX’y to include… but I have listened to it tonnes so perhaps I should just behave myself.


(I just wanted to say, it would be cool if people wrote down one separate list for stuff they’ve discovered this year as well, even though not released this year, could be interesting to hear)


If I had to pick just one, it might be “Field” from Shuttle358. It’s close to perfect.


Fun fact. I was a housemate of one of the members of Sleep. Ah, the early/mid nineties…


I’m surprised you remember that given what I’d imagine living in a house with a member of Sleep might be like.


… and a member of Neurosis too. Yes, you can only imagine. They may have had an impressive chalice, but I left because my weed was always better than theirs.


lots of good picks already in this thread! in no particular order:

Oneohtrix - Age Of
Seth Gram - Gasp
Meyers - Struggle Artist
Co La - Sensory Dub
SOPHIE- Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
EQ Why/Diamond Soul - Spring Steeze
EQ Why/Traxman - Whytrax
Jogging House - Would


Some records I’ve enjoyed in the year 2018 in no particular order.

Rival Consoles - Persona
Remember - The City is my Friend
Kilchhofer - The Book Room
George Clanton - Slide
Lori Scacco - Desire Loop
Yves Tumor - Safe in the hands of love
Szun Waves - New Hymn To Freedom
Rxm Reality - Panic Cycle
Tourist Kid - Crude Tracer
Terekke - Plant Age
Shuttle358 - Field
Maelstrom - Fragment
Sugai Ken - yOrUkOrU
Against All Logic - 2012-2017
Chesumasuta - Tokyo Audio 4000
Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
Pendant — Make Me Know You Sweet
Sangam / Kid SMPL - Shadow Knight


That A.A.L. album has been my gym soundtrack for 10 months straight now.