What's your favorite music of 2018?


#21

definitely this year’s Morphic Resonance album.


#22

Pharoah Sanders - late-60s/early-70s stuff. :sunglasses:


#23

Jogging house - would is my choice for 2018… Also really enjoyed the soundtracks of " good time " and " you were never really here "… The breeders-all nerve is superb as well


#24

Already this thread is proving to be a keen source of new muso listening tips… Shuttle558 and Jogging House are on my to listen to further list.


#25

Things I’ve listened to a lot and liked that came out this year (so far) - those marked * I’ve listened to most often, I think:

  • Laibach - The Sound of Music
    Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume One
  • Euringer - Fuck Everything [worth it for the amazing cover of Wuthering Heights alone]
  • Will Oldham - Songs of Love and Horror
    BOT - Plaat
    Disrupt - Omega Station
    Camera - Emotional Detox
  • Heal – Espace d’Incertitude
  • Dead Can Dance – Dionysus
    MMMD – Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse
    Story Teller – The Stubborn Organic Emblem Of Social And Biological
    Beast – Ens
    Map 71 – Void Axis
  • Pram – Across The Meridian
    Uruk – Mysterium Coniunctionis
    Gnaw Their Tongues – Genocidal Majesty
  • Sophie – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
    Gnod – Chapel Perilous
  • Psychological Strategy Board – Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows OST
  • Coil – Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Musics
    The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Double Negative
  • The Breeders – All Nerve
    Slomo – Super-Individual: Collective Ritual
  • The Green Child - s/t

Discovered this year:

  • Phantom Horse - Als Ob
  • Factory Floor - Soundtrack for a Film
  • Shackleton With Ernesto Tomasini - Devotional Songs

Yep, I get through quite a lot of new music in the space of a year…


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#27

Whoa, new Pram!?!?! I had no idea. Thanks for posting! :slight_smile:


#28

One of my most-listened albums of 2018. It’s fantastic.


#29

Indeed had to look up release dates, since I got a little confused with 2017

Some that stand out for me are:

Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom
Tunnelvisions - The Celestial Ritual
Mattheis - Thin Sections
Forrest Swords - DJ Kicks (DJ Mix)
Vox Low - Vox Low
Against All Logic - 2012-2017
Hunee - Hunchin All Night (Compilation)


#30

Autechre - NTS


#31

been listening to a lot of Anderson Paak, MNDSGN, Devonwho this year.


#32

ATW and the new King Buffalo are outstanding pieces of Music for sure…

These two plus TURNSTILE - time & space LP
are my 2018 highlights.


#33

There are few already listed here in this thread, but I’ll add some more:

Objekt - Cocoon Crush
Fatima - And Yet It’s All Love
Shinichi Atobe - Heat
Bliss Signal - Bliss Signal
Puce Mary - The Drought
Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
Pusha T - Daytona
Kids See Ghosts
Kero Kero Bonito - Time n’ Place
J.I.D - Dicaprio 2
Rosalia - El mar Querer

I know there is more, but that’s all I can think of right now. Pretty great year for music of all types.


#34

Nice the JPEGMAFIA and Objekt albums were nice. I wanted to keep my list an even 30 but there were a handfull I left off


#35

Surprised I haven’t already seen Djrum - Portait with firewood on here. One of my favourites from this year.


#36

Happy to see all the A.A.L. love on the lists. Such a fantastic, modern, sample-based house album. Fun, energetic, dark.


#37

A lot of electro this year.

Helena Hauff - Qualm
Versalife - Soul Of The Automaton
Aquarian Motion - North To South
Cygnus - Ne0 Ge0
Clouds - Heavy The Eclipse
Morphology - Traveller
MORAH - Ursa Major
Komarken Electronics - Humanity Plus
Jason Wynters - Industrial Espionage
AceMo - AceMo EP
TFT- BLK PWDRS
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
Autechre - NTS Sessions
Ross From Friends - Family Portrait
Betonkurst & Palmbonen II - Center Parcs LP
Against All Logic - 2012-2017
Will DiMaggio - At Ease
Kamaal Williams - The Return
SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once

Also still listening to a lot of 2017 stuff and discovering old music I’d missed.


#38

Great thread!!

2018 has been such an awesome year of music for me. I feel like I’ve let myself enjoy so much more, and so much out of my comfort zone in a few ways. Without any particular order:

Except this, this is my #1: Toxe - Blinks EP (Playful and cheeky, genreless electronic music with a very particular, odd sound that is just lovely and fascinating. Completely threw me off guard, but I kept coming back.)

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP (Some of Aphex Twin’s best work, incredibly dense and absolutely mental yet has an air of playfulness that makes it sound effortless and painstakingly put together at the same time.)

Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides (This is pop music as it should be. Enough said. My face is the front of shop.)

Sega Bodega - self*care (Dope mix of distorted sounds and super cheesy melodies, fun and quirky uses of outright classic vocal samples, and an eclectic blend of genres.)

Mechatok - All My Time (It’s like a soft pillow with a very cheesy but amazing print on it. Comfortable.)

Amnesia Scanner - Another Life (One of my co-workers thought I was joking when I shared this in our music channel. It’s so far out there, and I love that.)

Doon Kanda - Luna EP (It’s mellow and a bit sad, like Burial through a glitchy machine learning algorithm)

Bit Shifter - Closed System Blues (Infinitely happy to see one of my early heroes of music return, an impossible follow up to one of the most acclaimed chiptune releases ever. Pulls it through with a blast, great music to cycle to in the summer.)

Dopplereffekt - Athanatos (The mysterious masters return, this time (finally) with some beats and a slight return to form. Cold, as expected, and some of their best work in years)

Releases I enjoyed but can’t think of anyting clever to write:
Low - Double Negative,
Helios - Veriditas,
Birds ov Paradise - Bayou,
KC Baby - Lila Blå,
Mokira - Chill Out
Vessel - Queen of Golden Dogs,
Objekt - Cocoon Crush,
Belia Winnewisser - Radikale Akzeptanz,
Tirzah - Devotion,
Sky H1 - Motion,
Faten Kanaan - Foxes,
Gayphex Twin - Spiro,
Jung An Tagen - Agent Im Objekt,

And most listened to album that was not released in 2018: Umfang - Symbolic Use of Light.


#39

Toxe and Sega Bodega releases were stellar! Did you check out the Iglooghost EPs? Mental.


#40

Hell yes, some love for Amnesia Scanner! They are on some next-level ish for the club scene.