What's your favorite music of 2018?


Added the playlist.

As far as how I find music: I check the new releases every week and basically skim through everything until something catches my ear. Other than that it’s suggestion algorithms, word of mouth, and a few blogs I follow.

I spend a lot of my free time listening to music.



Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut Wood
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
Shit and Shine - Very High EP
Barker - Debiasing EP
Varg - Nordic Flora Series Pt. 5: Crush
Sophia Loizou - Irregular Territories
Yung Hurn - 1220
Felicia Atkinson - Coyotes


Surprised there’s been no mention on here for the new Robyn album - Honey
Probably my favourite this year


Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples
Viagra Boys - Street Worms
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Hermit and the Recluse - Orheus vs. the Sirens

Find of the Year: Mid-Air Thief - Crumbling


I am still a bit in the 70’s and for a big chunk in the 90’s, a few days a month in the 80’s,
gonna stay a little longer there. Liking it.

Finding new music mainly on YT, but it does not mean it’s a new release. Just new to my ears.
This might change as I ordered a first Sonos streaming device.
My wife still buys CD’s, she likes the format whilst driving mostly.
I still buy records sometimes, but just lucky flea market style shots. Same with cassettes. It"s just too much fun to put in a tapedeck an watch it spin, feeling 13 again also helps :wink:


i didnt have the most adventurous year listening wise, i pretty much safety played it on a lot of chill hop and dub techno mixes online on youtube, mostly on my tv and through my stereo at home

but i did buy some vinyl

finally picked up

boards of canada - music has the right to children

actually picked it up as a double whammy for the anniversary and on record store day

also fanboyed it at a rival consoles gig and bought persona on vinyl, great album

and recently ordered Beacon’s Gravity Pairs, love what those guys do

been listening to other weird things like the Blue Planet II soundtrack

however the year kind’ve ended in a big way heading to Unsound festival where im staying at the moment here in Adelaide, I saw Ben Frost live and his set pretty much blew me away. there were these really interesting visuals by his collaborator MFO which were really 3d. i’d heard of ben frost before and even seen him before, but now his shit is at an all new level. really inspiring. as a result have kind’ve finished the year listening to his latest record The Centre Cannot Hold, i fucking love it.
but seeing that shit live and loud as god damn hell, its total witchery. i love seeing an artist at the height of their powers and honestly kind’ve happy for the dude for getting to where he’s got to


Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
Sleep - The Sciences
Autechre - NTS sessions
Merzbow/Hexa - Achromatic
JK Flesh - New Horizon


Hans_Olo - Pointless four bar loops going nowhere played on expensive equipment (unreleased)

To get back on topic

The Specials - Vote for me
Octo Octa - Beam me up (to the Goddess mix)
DJ Koze - Knock Knock
Joe Strummer - 001
Jovonn - Goldtone Edits

More to come.


Hey that was supposed to be my first album name!!


hopefully before the end of the year: the repress of Convextion - venus in spurs ep (wanted this for ages, finally a repress as the original prices went way to high)
Probably the best Dubtek track ever made!


A few of my favourites from 2018:

Milk & Bone - Deception Bay (Favourite album of the year)
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Aaron Parks - Little Big
Hammock - Universalis
Hotel Neon - Means if Knowing
The Black Queen - Infinite Games
NIN - Bad Witch
Tides of Man - Every Nothing
Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow

I’ve got 84 albums saved in my ‘2018’ folder in Spotify… There has been a lot of great music out this year.


Also my most played of 2018. Brilliant.


Among many others, actually this one: very deep stuff.



Listened to so much Hannah Epperson this year. Really hope to see her live in 2019.


this one was the first that came to my mind
beautiful sounds and ideas


Loved these:

Barker - Debiasing EP
Jun Kamoda - Jun Kamoda
Kelly Moran - Ultraviolet
Vril - Anima Mundi
Daniel Avery - Song for Alpha
Rival Consoles - Persona
Reto a Ichi - The Lapse of the Exchange
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Objekt - Cocoon Crush
Div - Brainfeeder X
Ross From Friends - Family portrait
Skee Mask - Compro
Dj Koze - Knock Knock
The Field - Infinite Moment

Haven’t listened to the Autechre set yet!

So much to listen to when reading all these lists :slight_smile:


Followed. Fantastic idea to make that playlist!


It’s funny because HMV opened a vinyl and cassette store in my little corner of Tokyo. I was also feeling nostalgic browsing through it this past weekend.





Music for installations by Brian eno
It was the album I played most of all tracks in 2018 (according to spotify)
Today I bought it on vinyl (for 206€, I will forget the price as soon as possible)