What's your favorite music of 2018?


This as well. Rinsed that record


Haven’t gotten around to that, will check it out! Thanks for the reminder.


Mac Miller’s “Swimming.”

I wrote the dude off a long time ago as ‘frat-rap,’ or something I couldn’t care any less about.

Wow, though. He evolved.

I can’t stop replaying the album.

I shall try to keep my judgements in check going forward.




His last Tiny Desk performance was really good.


That was the tipping point for me!


I was never a fan, either. But he was definitely talented. It’s a taste thing, for me. Same reason I can’t get into a J Cole record.


I can second this. Even the mixing is beautiful, and I never thought I’d say that about an LSDJ album, haha!


@Simon loved your post man!!! Liked everything in your top list and most enjoying amnesia scanner. Wow. Thanks for the thoughtful post.



I haven’t listened widely enough this year to make any definitive statements, but here’s stuff I’ve really liked:

  • Daphne & Celeste (this is basically a Max Tundra pop record and it’s every bit as great as that sounds)
  • Skee Mask - Compro
  • Second Woman - Instant / Apart
  • Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
  • Gwenno - Le Kov
  • Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
  • Tim Hecker - Konoyo
  • Dilly Dally - Heaven
  • Blood Orange - Negro Swan
  • Jogging House - Would
  • Emily A. Sprague - Mount Vision
  • Caterina Barbieri - Born Again in the Voltage
  • Perfume - Future Pop
  • whatever that unprintable Wingdings name is that Four Tet used to unload a bunch of his old tracks


It’s been a hip hop filled year for me. Handful of favs In no particular order, except Daytona is turning into my favorite release of the year

Pusha T - Daytona
Czarface & MF Doom - Czarface meets metal face
Ghostface Killah - the lost tapes
Kids see ghost - self titled
Kanye west - ye
Lil Wayne - tha carter v
Earl sweatshirt - some rap songs
Atmosphere - mi vida local
Dem atlas - bad actress
Ho99o9 - cyber cop ep


Daytona was short, sweat, and slaps hard.


several contenders for my favourite already mentioned, but haven’t noticed anyone mentioning this record from 7FO which I loved and made me feel all fuzzy. Plus the entire of side 2 is about a Dragon.


Did not see that coming!!


Oh yeah! Skee Mask - Compro. Forgot that one, so good. Deep.


Sweet glorious youth! I love not knowing about 90% of the artists y’all are listing. So much great stuff I’m being turned on to in this thread.


May I ask all of you how you are digging for new music? Spotify recommendations? Music magazines? Blogs? Vinyl dealers?

Super nice music here - thanks a lot! Keep 'em coming!

My 2018 finds:

Ocoeur - Inner https://open.spotify.com/album/6ObHzlHMjPsKQZtOBR2c6c?si=9dmzcSG4TiWfeDy5jeKxtA
Ocoeur - Reversed (2017 though… but super nice)

Totally stunned that all the new music I listened to this year were <= 2017 releases … but 2018 is the year where I started to make music on my own - so I guess I have an excuse.


I just created a Spotify Playlist and starting to add all albums mentioned here: https://open.spotify.com/user/microfx/playlist/0H1MFtlgbsY5HZwr7yeBGK?si=4TzNiyVeShGZ0ZN01zVx-g

The playlist is now 110,75h long - 1468 songs …ooooops

Have fun! Do you want to collaborate? @Kingtiers aybe you can add this to your first post for everyone?


I had a devastating vinyl/cassette/CD habit for over 30 years. Traveling far and wide to local dealers, mail order, and eventually online. There are a few key things available only through obscure means, but now I mostly just download stuff via my Apple Music subscription that I already had bought multiple times in previous physical formats. I do my own digging and don’t deal with playlists/recommendations unless they’re personal. It seems like a lot of new music is distributed through multiple channels at the same time, so whatever platform or service works for you, it’s often there or bandcamp if you want a physical artifact of the recording.


Bandcamp and Boomkat for me, usually visit daily and browse around.


Same here. Along with some well chosen twitter feeds and The Wire magazine.