Thursday, December 13, 2018

STN's top 50 albums of the year 2018

Interesting and odd year in this regard as well as all the others, 2018. A lot of established names sat it out, others released surprise albums that got instant four-star reviews and then utterly disappeared from the wider conversation, and a good few previous STN favourites heavily underwhelmed. This is what did make an impression on us, the scientifically proven best half-century of full-lengths released this year. Despite the Spotify playlist covering 49 of them at the end, don't stream them. Buy them. Make the artists some actual money (Bandcamps and direct stores are linked where available) Buy them all. It'd cost at least £500, yes. Doesn't matter. BUY THEM ALL. (Just an idea.)

50 Boy Azooga - 1, 2, Kung Fu!
49 Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
48 Olden Yolk - Olden Yolk
47 Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg
46 Lord Huron - Vide Noir
45 Wolf Girl - Every Now & Then
44 The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
43 Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us
42 Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
41 The Low Anthem - The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea
40 Cat Power - Wanderer
39 Camera - Emotional Detox
38 Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
37 Chorusgirl - Shimmer And Spin
36 Jessica Risker - I See You Among The Stars
35 Virginia Wing - Ecstatic Arrow
34 No Age – Snares Like A Haircut
33 Still Corners - Slow Air
32 Seazoo - Trunks
31 Go March - II
30 Trust Fund - Bringing the backline
29 The Wave Pictures - Look Inside Your Heart
28 Hilary Woods - Colt
27 Fightmilk - Not With That Attitude
26 Chemtrails - Calf Of The Sacred Cow
25 LUMP - LUMP
24 Roxy Rawson - Quenching The Kill
23 Tirzah - Devotion
22 illuminati hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
21 Shopping – The Official Body
20 Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss
19 Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert - Here Lies The Body
18 Fröst - Matters
17 IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
16 Field Music – Open Here
15 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
14 Soccer Mommy - Clean
13 Mothers - Render Another Ugly Method
12 Gulp - All Good Wishes
11 Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
10 The Spook School - Could It Be Different?
9 christian fitness - nuance - the musical
8 Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers
7 Ex:Re - Ex:Re
6 BEAK> - >>>
5 Neko Case - Hell-On
4 Gwenno - Le Kov
3 Beach House - 7
2 TVAM - Psychic Data
1 Haiku Salut - There Is No Elsewhere



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