EOY [Mid-Year] List Aggregate: 2018 New Music

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) {52}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:6, Cos:9, CS:1, DJ:+, DT:5, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:5, Fld:+, GC:3, NME:18, NPR:+, PCr:+, RS:+, Sg:9, Thr:6, Up:1; bsd:+, ct:+, dgc:+, mc:+, nt:+, so:+, vu:+ -- TH:A-
  2. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) {49}: BB:+, Cmp:17, Cos:5, CS:5, DT:3, EW:+, Ex:7, Fld:+, G:+, GC:223, NPR:+, P:13, PCr:+, PM:+, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:2, Thr:1, Up:2; bsd:+, mc:+, owh:+, ri:+, so:+, ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:B
  3. Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy (Atlantic) {47}: BB:+, Cos:8, Cmp:5, CS:10, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:2, Fld:+, G:+, GC:6, Nd:9, NME:14, NPR:+, PCr:+, PM:+, RS:+, Sg:8, Thr:3, Up:5; dgc:+, mc:+, owh:+, ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:A-
  4. Pusha-T: Daytona (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) {37}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:1, CS:3, DT:4, EW:+, Ex:4, Fld:+, G:+, GC:1, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:6, Thr:9; ri:+, vu:+ -- TH:***
  5. Beach House: 7 (Sub Pop) {33}: AV:+, BB:+, Cos:11, CS:15, DJ:+, DT:19, EW:+, Ex:9, Fld:+, GB:5, GC:24, NPR:+, RS:+, Sg:1, Sk:7Up:3 -- TH:**
  6. Kali Uchis: Isolation (Virgin EMI) {30}: AV:+, BB:+, Cos:7, CS:4, DT:11, Ex:17, GC:4, Nd:6, Ne:+, NME:13, RS:+, Sg:12; dgc:+, mc:+, nt:+, vu:+ -- TH:A-
  7. US Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD) {30}: AV:+, Cos:3, DJ:+, Ex:1, Fld:+, Ne:+, NME:5, P:12, PM:+, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:13, Thr:2; nt:+, ri:+ -- TH:**
  8. Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop Music) {29}: BB:+, Cos:12, CS:18, DJ:+, DT:27, EW:+, Ex:19, Fld:+, L:46, Nd:4, NME:24, NPR:+, P:4, PCr:+, RS:+, Up:46; bb6:+, ct:+, so:+, vu:+ -- TH:***
  9. Lucy Dacus: Historian (Matador) {26}: BB:+, Cos:4, CS:17, DT:7, NPR:+, P:1, RS:+, Sg:18, Thr:10, Up:12; ct:+, owh:+ -- TH:*
  10. Soccer Mommy: Clean (Fat Possum) {26}: AV:+, BB:+, DT:8, EW:+, Ex:10, NME:10, NPR:+, P:5, RS:+, Sg:5, Up:6; ri:+, ti:+ -- TH:**
  11. Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) {24}: BB:+, Cmp:3, CS:12, EW:+, Ex:6, GC:7, NME:6, NPR:+, RS:+, Up:13; bb6:+, dgc:+, owh:+, ri:+ -- TH:***
  12. Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino) {23}: BB:+, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:16, G:+, GC:16, Nd:5, NME:22, P:14, PM:+, SC:+, Up:4; bb6:+, nt:+, vu:+ -- TH:C+
  13. Saba: Care for Me (Saba Pivot) {23}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:11, CS:2, DT:1, Fld:+, GC:10, NPR:+, PM:+, Sg:21, Up:21; ct:+, so:+ -- TH:***
  14. J Cole: KOD (Roc Nation) {18}: BB:+, Cmp:2, Ex:3, GC:5, NME:17, NPR:+; mc:+, vu:+ -- TH:**
  15. Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade) {16}: DJ:+, DT:29, Ne:+, NME:23, Fld:+, G:+, P:3, RS:+, Sg:35, Sk:3 -- TH:A-
  16. Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones) {14}: DT:13, Esq:+, Ex:22, Fld:+, GB:1, P:20, Up:20 -- TH:*
  17. Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino) {14}: AV:+, DJ:+, Esq:+, NME:21, PM:+, Sg:38, Sk:4, Up:18; art:+, bb6:+ -- TH:***
  18. Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) {14}: DJ:+, Esq:+, EW:+, G:+, PM:+, Sg:16, Sk:1; bb6:+, ri:+ -- TH:A-
  19. Camila Cabello: Camila (Epic) {13}: BB:+, EW:+, G:+, GC:13, Nd:13, PCr:+, RS:+, Up:7; ti:+ -- TH:**
  20. Shame: Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans) {13}: Esq:+, Ex:15, G:+, NME:1, P:6; bb6:+ -- TH:B
  21. Snail Mail: Lush (Matador) {13}: AV:+, CS:13, DT:6, NPR:+, RS:+, Sg:3; ri:+ -- TH:*
  22. Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive (Merge) {13}: Fld:+, P:2, RS:+, Thr:3; ct:+, owh:+, so:+ -- TH:**
  23. Superorganism: Superorganism (Domino) {13}: BB:+, CS:24, DT:2, Esq:+, Nd:11, NPR:+, RS:+; bb6:+, nt:+ -- TH:***
  24. DJ Koze: Knock Knock (Pampa) {11}: AV:+, BB:+, DJ:+, Esq:+, Ex:26, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:23, Up:10 -- TH:B
  25. Hookworms: Microshift (Domino) {11}: Esq:+, G:+, NME:3, Sk:2, VF:+ -- TH:*
  26. Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap (Atlantic) {11}: AV:+, BB:+, Cp:4, Thr:11, Up:8 -- TH:*
  27. MGMT: Little Dark Age (Columbia) {11}: BB:+, EW:+, Ex:23, GC:21, Ne:+, NME:4, Sg:43; owh:+
  28. Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of (Warp) {11}: AV:+, CS:11, DJ:+, Fld:+, G:+, GB:8, Sg:11 -- TH:*
  29. Jeff Rosenstock: Post- (Polyvinyl) {11}: AV:+, CS:14, PM:+, Sg:50, Thr:16, Up:9; so:+
  30. First Aid Kit: Ruins (Columbia) {10}: Cos:1, DJ:+, Esq:+; bb6:+, mc:+, owh:+
  31. Sleep: The Sciences (Third Man) {10}: CS:6, DT:17, Ex:13, RS:+, Sg:34; vu:+
  32. Turnstile: Time & Space (Roadrunner) {10}: BB:+, Ex:31, L:49, NME:9, RS:+, Sg:37, Up:16 -- TH:*
  33. Wye Oak: The Louder I Call the Faster It Runs (Merge) {10}: Cos:6, DT:21, Sg:31, Sk:5, Up:39 -- TH:*
  34. Brandi Carlile: By the Way I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra) {9}: BB:+, EW:+, NPR:+, RS:+, Thr:17, Up:49; ax:8, owh:+ -- TH:B-
  35. Playboi Carti: Die Lit (AWGE) {9}: Cmp:25, Esq:+, GB:6, GC:14, RS:+, Sg:49 -- TH:*
  36. Neko Case: Hell-On (Anti-) {9}: AV:+, Cos:13, G:+, Nd:15, NPR:+, RS:+; owh:+ -- TH:*
  37. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador) {9}: CS:8, DT:20, Fld:+, RS:+, Thr:14 -- TH:*
  38. Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop) {9}: CS:21, DJ:+, DT:22, NPR:+, PM:+, RS:+, Sg:14; bb6:+
  39. Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) {9}: BB:+, Cmp:8, GC:8, Up:31; mc:+ -- TH:**
  40. John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy) {9}: Fld:+, RS:+, Up:15; ax:1, ct:+, owh:+ -- TH:A-
  41. Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop) {9}: Nd:10, NME:12, P:10; nt:+ -- TH:*
  42. Jack White: Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia) {9}: CS:25, Fld:+, Nd:7, Ne:+, NME:11, Up:50
  43. The Carters: Everything Is Love (Roc Nation/Parkwood) {8}: AV:+, Cos:16, GC:22, Nd:2; dgc:+ -- TH:***
  44. Dream Wife: Dream Wife (Lucky Number) {8}: Nd:8, NME:3; bb6:+ -- TH:***
  45. Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) {8}: AV:+, Ex:18, PM:+, Sk:6; bb6:+
  46. Grouper: Grid of Points (Kranky) {8}: GB:3, PM:+, Up:14, VF:+ -- TH:B
  47. Royce Da 5'9": Book of Ryan (Entertainment One) {8}: BB:+, Cmp:9, Ex:12, GC:15 -- TH:*
  48. SOB X RBE: Gangin (Empire) {8}: BB:+, Cmp:13, CS:19, Sg:36, Thr:13 -- TH:B
  49. AAL (Against All Logic): 2012-2017 (Other People) {7}: Ex:14, Ne:+, RS:+, Sk:8 -- TH:***
  50. ASAP Rocky: Testing (RCA) {7}: Cmp:19, CS:7, GC:19
  51. CupcakKe: Ephorize (self-released) {7}: BB:+, Cmp:24, RS:+, Thr:7; so:+ -- TH:***
  52. Half Waif: Lavender (Cascine) {7}: PM:+, Sg:7, Sk:9, Up:34
  53. Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird) {7}: DT:25, NPR:+, P:7, Up:17 -- TH:**
  54. Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off Dog (Saddle Creek) {7}: BB:+, Ex:21, NPR:+, P:11, Sg:24; owh:+ -- TH:*
  55. Kids See Ghosts [Kanye West & Kid Cudi]: Kids See Ghosts (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) {7}: Esq:+, GC:2, Ne:+, PM:+ -- TH:**
  56. Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes (Island) {7}: BB:+, GC:9, PCr:+, RS:+; ti:+ -- TH:***
  57. Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) {7}: AV:+, Esq:+, NPR:+, PM:+, Sg:22, VF:+; bb6:+ -- TH:***
  58. Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (Fat Possum/Mama Bird) {6}: G:+, NPR:+, P:8; bsd:+
  59. Leon Bridges: Good Thing (Columbia) {6}: BB:+, Esq:+, G:+, NPR:+, Up:43; mc:+ -- TH:*
  60. David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) {6}: Nd:1, RS:+ -- TH:B
  61. Fantastic Negrito: Please Don't Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) {6}: L:5; ct:+, so:+
  62. Iceage: Beyondless (Matador) {6}: NME:19, PM:+, Sg:10
  63. Tracey Thorn: Record (Merge) {6}: Nd:3, NPR:+, RS:+ -- TH:**
  64. The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy (XO/Republic -EP) {6}: BB:+, Cmp:15; mc:+, ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:*
  65. Kanye West: Ye (Def Jam/GOOD Music -EP) {6}: Cmp:18, CS:23, GC:17, Ne:+ -- TH:*
  66. Bat Fangs: Bat Fangs (Don Giovanni) {5}: Cos:2, Fld:+
  67. The Breeders: All Nerve (4AD) {5}: DJ:+, NPR:+, PM:+, RS:+; art:+ -- TH:*
  68. Confidence Man: Confident Music for Confident People (Heavenly) {5}: NME:16, Sk:10 -- TH:A-
  69. Flasher: Constant Image (Domino) {5}: PM:+, Sg:4
  70. Forth Wanderers: Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop) {5}: DT:15, Fld:+, Sg:20
  71. Godsmack: When Legends Rise () {5}: L:1
  72. JPEGMAFIA: Veteran (self-released) {5}: Ex:24, GC:18, Ne:+, Sg:33 -- TH:B
  73. Judas Priest: Firepower (Columbia) {5}: L:7, Ne:+, RS:+
  74. Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) {5}: BB:+, Nd:18, Up:30; bsd:+ -- TH:*
  75. HC McEntire: Lionheart (Merge) {5}: SC:+, Thr:8, Up:25
  76. Migos: Culture II (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) {5}: BB:+, Cmp:22, G:+, PM:+; mc:+ -- TH:**
  77. Mount Eerie: Now Only (PW Elverum & Sun) {5}: AV:+, DT:9, Ex:27 -- TH:*
  78. No Age: Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City) {5}: AV:+, Fld:+, G:+, Thr:18 -- TH:A-
  79. Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past (ATO) {5}: CS:20, DT:28, G:+, RS:+
  80. Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM (Eardruma/Interscope) {5}: BB:+, Cmp:7, RS:+
  81. SiR: November (Top Dawg) {5}: AV:+, Cmp:14, RS:+, Up:37
  82. Jorja Smith: Lost & Found (FAMM) {5}: Cos:14, DT:23, PM:+; dgc:+
  83. Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On (Matador) {5}: Fld:+, SC:+, Thr:15, Up:32 -- TH:**
  84. Daniel Avery: Song for Alpha (Phantasy Sound/Mute) {4}: AV:+, Esq:+, G:+, PM:+
  85. James Bay: Electric Light (Republic) {4}: BB:+, Nd:12, PCr:+
  86. Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 1 (Human Re Sources) {4}: DT:18; ct:+, so:+
  87. Bella Boo: Fire () {4}: GB:4
  88. Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (EMI Nashville) {4}: NPR:+, RS:+, SC:+, Up:44
  89. Burna Boy: Outside (Atlantic) {4}: Thr:4 -- TH:*
  90. Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Matador) {4}: CS:16, Ex:11 -- TH:***
  91. Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) {4}: BB:+, NME:8 -- TH:**
  92. Mary Gauthier: Rifles & Rosary Beads (In the Black) {4}: EW:+, PM:+; ax:3 -- TH:A-
  93. Ghost: Prequelle (Loma Vista) {4}: L:8, PM:+
  94. Myles Kennedy: Year of the Tiger () {4}: L:3
  95. Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans) {4}: Esq:+, Fld:+, NPR:+, VF:+
  96. Manic Street Preachers: Resistance Is Futile (Columbia) {4}: L:4
  97. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Tearing at the Seams (Stax) {4}: Nd:19, NPR:+; owh:+
  98. Screaming Females: All at Once (Don Giovanni) {4}: AV:+, Sg:48, Thr:12
  99. Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin (Drag City) {4}: CS:22, DT:12, Fld:+ -- TH:B
  100. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Years (Bloodshot) {4}: PM:+; bsd:+, ct:+, so:+ -- TH:*
  101. Tirzah: Devotion (Domino) {4}: GB:2
  102. Tremonti: A Dying Machine () {4}: L:2
  103. The Armed: Only Love (Throat Ruiner) {3}: DT:16, Sg:39
  104. J Balvin: Vibras (Universal Latino) {3}: BB:+, RS:+; ti:+
  105. Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light (3 Legged) {3}: L:18, NPR:+
  106. Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (Fat Possum) {3}: AV:+, PM:+; nt:+
  107. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons: The Age of Absurdity () {3}: L:9
  108. Jennifer Castle: Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors) {3}: Ex:8
  109. The Decemberists: I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol) {3}: P:9
  110. Dessa: Chime (Doomtree) {3}: NPR:+; ct:+, so:+
  111. DJ Healer: Nothing 2 Loose (All Possible Worlds) {3}: GB:7
  112. DJ Healer: Planet Lonely (All Possible Worlds) {3}: GB:7
  113. Bonny Doon: Longwave (Woodsist) {3}: Fld:+, P:18
  114. Dave East: P2 (Def Jam) {3}: CS:9
  115. Eleanor Friedberger: Rebound (Frenchkiss) {3}: G:+; ct:+, so:+
  116. Gwenno: Le Kov (Heavenly) {3}: G:+; bb6:+, nt:+ -- TH:**
  117. Illuminati Hotties: Kiss Yr Frenemies (Tiny Engines) {3}: Ex:29, Sg:19
  118. I'm With Her: See You Around (Rounder) {3}: PM:+; ax:2
  119. King Tuff: The Other (Sub Pop) {3}: P:19, Up:29
  120. La Luz: Floating Features (Hardly Art) {3}: Cos:10
  121. Lil Skies: Life of a Dark Rose (All We Got/Atlantic) {3}: BB:+, Cmp:20
  122. Lovebites: Battle Against Damnation () {3}: L:10
  123. Parker Millsap: Other Arrangements (Okrahoma) {3}: ax:4, so:+
  124. Tom Misch: Geography (Beyond the Groove) {3}: NME:15, PM:+
  125. Mol: Jord (Holy Roar) {3}: L:20, Sg:28
  126. Munya: North Hatley (Winston Wolf) {3}: GB:10
  127. Charlie Puth: Voicenotes (Atlantic) {3}: BB:+, Up:38; bsd:+ -- TH:*
  128. Michael Rault: It's a New Day Tonight (Wick) {3}: DT:10
  129. Rhye: Blood (Loma Vista) {3}: AV:+, Esq:+, Up:45
  130. Tess Roby: Beacon (Italians Do It Better) {3}: GB:9
  131. Serpentwithfeet: Soil (Secretly Canadian) {3}: PM:+, VF:+; ri:+
  132. Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300) {3}: NME:7
  133. Tove Styrke: Sway (Sony) {3}: BB:+, NME:20
  134. Tesseract: Sonder () {3}: L:6
  135. Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD) {3}: RS:+; bb6:+, so:+ -- TH:B
  136. Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune) {3}: Esq:+, PM:+, VF:+
  137. Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans) {3}: Sg:17, Up:23
  138. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Until Death Call My Name (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) {3}: Cmp:10 -- TH:**
  139. Zeal and Ardor: Stranger Fruit (Radicals) {3}: AV:+, M:19
  140. 03 Greedo: The Wolf of Grape Street (Alamo) {2}: AV:+, BB:+
  141. Christina Aguilera: Liberation (RCA) {2}: Cos:15
  142. Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) {2}: Esq:+, G:+ -- TH:A-
  143. Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet: Landfall (Nonesuch) {2}: G:+, PM:+ -- TH:A-
  144. Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind (Bobolink/Razor & Tie) {2}: RS:+; art:+
  145. Bazzi: Cosmic (Iamcosmic/Atlantic) {2}: GC:20
  146. Between the Buried and Me: Automata I (Sumerian) {2}: L:39, SC:+
  147. Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik: Hugsja (By Norse) {2}: L:14
  148. Boss Keloid: Melted on the Inch () {2}: L:17
  149. BTS: Yove Yourself Tear (Big Hit) {2}: BB:+, PCr:+
  150. Frankie Cosmos: Vessel (Sub Pop) {2}: DT:26, Ex:25, Sg:45 -- TH:***
  151. Cut Worms: Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar) {2}: P:17
  152. DeWolf: Thrust (Mascot) {2}: L:15
  153. Alela Diane: Cusp (Allpoints) {2}: NPR:+, Up:42
  154. Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) {2}: G:+, PM:+ -- TH:**
  155. Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa () {2}: Ex:20
  156. George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's (Columbia) {2}: Nd:16
  157. Fischerspooner: Sir (Ultra) {2}: Nd:20
  158. George Fitzgerald: All That Must Be (Domino) {2}: Esq:+, PM:+
  159. Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) {2}: Up:19 -- TH:***
  160. Gas: Rausch (Kompakt) {2}: PM:+, RS:+
  161. Goat Girl: Goat Girl (Rough Trade) {2}: P:15
  162. Hinds: I Don't Run (Mom + Pop) {2}: Esq:+, RS:+
  163. Hovvdy: Cranberry () {2}: DT:14
  164. Park Jiha: Communion (Tak:til) {2}: G:+, VF:+
  165. Juice WRLD: Goodbye & Good Riddance (self-released) {2}: GC:11 -- TH:*
  166. Maxo Kream: Punken (TSO) {2}: AV:+; ri:+
  167. Kyle: Light of Mine (Atlantic) {2}: Up:11 -- TH:A-
  168. Logic: Bobby Tarantino II (Def Jam) {2}: GC:12
  169. Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge 2: The Bitter Dose (Marci) {2}: Cmp:16
  170. Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Nashville) {2}: BB:+, RS:+ -- TH:**
  171. Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) {2}: art:+; nt:+ -- TH:B
  172. Motorcade: Motorcade (Idol) {2}: ct:+, so:+
  173. Nap Eyes: I'm Bad Now (Paradise of Bachelors) {2}: P:16
  174. Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing (Legacy) {2}: RS:+; art:+ -- TH:A-
  175. Now Now: Saved (Trans-) {2}: PCr:+, Sg:44
  176. Panic! at the Disco: Pray for the Wicked (Fueled by Ramen) {2}: Nd:17
  177. A Perfect Circle: Eat the Elephant (BMG) {2}: L:16
  178. Rich the Kid: The World Is Yours (Rich Forever Music/Interscope) {2}: Cmp:12
  179. Rival Consoles: Persona (Erased Tapes) {2}: AV:+, PM:+ -- TH:*
  180. Rolling Blackouts CF: Hope Downs (Sub Pop) {2}: Fld:+; bb6:+ -- TH:A-
  181. Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar) {2}: Sg:15
  182. Shopping: The Official Body (FatCat) {2}: Nd:14
  183. Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (MSMSMSM/Future Classic) {2}: G:+, Ne:+
  184. Tax the Heat: Change Your Position () {2}: L:12
  185. The Temperance Movement: A Deeper Cut () {2}: L:11
  186. Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods (RCA) {2}: BB:+; owh:+
  187. The Vaccines: Combat Sports (Columbia) {2}: G:+; owh:+
  188. The Voidz: Virtue (RCA) {2}: Sg:32; vu:+
  189. Walking Papers: WP2 () {2}: L:13
  190. Air Waves: Warrior (Western Vinyl) {1}: SC:+
  191. American Aquarium: Things Change () {1}: owh:+
  192. American Pleasure Club: A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This (Run for Cover) {1}: Sg:40
  193. Anna & Elizabeth: The Invisible Comes to Us (Smithsonian Folkways) {1}: PM:+
  194. Anne-Marie: Speak Your Mind (Warner UK) {1}: GC:25
  195. Arena: Double Vision () {1}: L:34
  196. At the Gates: To Drink From the Night Itself (Century Media) {1}: Sg:26
  197. Grazyna Bacewicz: Chamber Works (Chandros) {1}: NPR:+
  198. The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (Legbreaker) {1}: RS:+
  199. Alice Bag: Blueprint (Don Giovanni) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:*
  200. Sami Baha: Free for All (Planet Mu) {1}: PM:+
  201. Bali Baby: Baylor Swift (TWIN) {1}: SC:+
  202. Baloji: 137 Avenue Kaniama () {1}: bb6:+
  203. Beach Slang: Everything Matters but No One Is Listening () {1}: owh:+
  204. Bend Sinister: Foolish Games (Cordova Bay) {1}: bsd:+
  205. Benin City: Last Night (Moshi Moshi) {1}: PM:+
  206. Laura Benitez & the Heartache: With All Its Thorns (Copperhead) {1}: bsd:+
  207. Big Little Lions: Alive and Well (Far Flung/Blaster) {1}: bsd:+
  208. Birds of Chicago: Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds) {1}: bsd:+
  209. Black Dresses: Wasteisolation (self-released) {1}: Sg:25
  210. Black Stone Cherry: Family Tree () {1}: L:22
  211. Jean-Michel Blais: Dans Ma Main (Arts & Crafts) {1}: AV:+
  212. Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry (Ternesc) {1}: NPR:+
  213. Blue Lab Beats: Xover (Blue Adventure/All Points) {1}: NPR:+
  214. Ruby Boots: Don't Talk About It (Bloodshot) {1}: bsd:+
  215. Amanda Brown: Dirty Water (self-released) {1}: bsd:+
  216. Brownout: Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats) {1}: NPR:+
  217. Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves (Batskull/New Damage) {1}: Ex:28
  218. Caroline Says: No Fool Like an Old Fool (Western Vinyl) {1}: Sg:42
  219. Doja Cat: Amala (RCA) {1}: NPR:+
  220. Kasey Chambers: Campfire (Essence Music Group) {1}: bsd:+
  221. Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood/Columbia) {1}: ti:+ -- TH:**
  222. Brent Cobb: Providence Canyon (Elektra) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:**
  223. Gabriella Cohen: Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love () {1}: DJ:+
  224. Conjurer: Mire () {1}: L:24
  225. Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son (Fantasy) {1}: art:+ -- TH:A-
  226. Gaz Coombes: World's Strongest Man (Caroline) {1}: bb6:+
  227. Ross Cooper: I Rode the Wild Horses (self-released) {1}: bsd:+
  228. Corrosion of Conformity: No Cross No Crown () {1}: L:35
  229. Kyle Craft: Full Circle Nightmare (Sub Pop) {1}: PM:+
  230. Elysia Crampton: Elysia Crampton (Break World -EP) {1}: G:+ -- TH:*
  231. Culture Abuse: Bay Dream (Epitaph) {1}: L:37
  232. Current Joys: A Different Age (Danger Collective) {1}: AV:+
  233. Darlingside: Extralife (More Doug/Thirty Tigers) {1}: PM:+
  234. Dear Nora: Skulls Example (Orindal) {1}: Sg:30
  235. Death Grips: Year of the Snitch (Third Worlds) {1}: Ne:+
  236. Aisha Devi: DNA Feelings (Houndstooth) {1}: VF:+
  237. Will DiMaggio: At Ease (Future Times) {1}: VF:+
  238. Django Django: Marble Skies (Ribbon) {1}: Esq:+
  239. Drinks: Hippo Lite (Drag City) {1}: Fld:+
  240. Erik Dylan: Baseball on the Moon (self-released) {1}: bsd:+
  241. Mia Dyson: If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back () {1}: DJ:+
  242. Eartheater: Irisiri (PAN) {1}: PM:+
  243. Anderson East: Encore (Low Country Sound/Elektra) {1}: PM:+
  244. Ronnie Eaton: The Hand That Mocked Them and the Heart That Fed (self-released) {1}: bsd:+
  245. Kurt Elling: The Questions (Okeh) {1}: SC:+
  246. Brian Fallon: Sleepwalkers (Island) {1}: EW:+
  247. Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else (Polydor) {1}: bsd:+ -- TH:**
  248. The Fierce & the Dead: The Euphoric () {1}: L:29
  249. R Finn: Collecting Trip (Heritage) {1}: bsd:+
  250. Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Virgin EMI) {1}: Esq:+
  251. Sawyer Fredericks: Hide Your Ghost () {1}: ax:9
  252. Fucked and Bound: Suffrage () {1}: L:27
  253. Galahad: Seas of Change () {1}: L:38
  254. Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita (4AD) {1}: PM:+
  255. Kany Garcia: Soy Yo (Sony Latin) {1}: BB:+
  256. David Garland: Verdancy (self-released) {1}: NPR:+
  257. Ben LaMar Gay: Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem) {1}: VF:+ -- TH:**
  258. Gazpacho: Soyuz () {1}: L:30
  259. Inara George: Dearest Everybody (Release Me) {1}: bsd:+
  260. Ginger Wildheart: Ghost in the Tanglewood () {1}: L:41
  261. Glitch Mob: See Without Eyes (Glass Air) {1}: BB:+
  262. God Is an Astronaut: Epitaph () {1}: L:25
  263. The Go! Team: Semicircle (Memphis Industries) {1}: art:+ -- TH:**
  264. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything's Fine (Mello Music Group) {1}: Sg:47 -- TH:A-
  265. Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread () {1}: Sg:27
  266. Tee Grizzley: Activated (300) {1}: Up:28
  267. Gurrumul: Djarimirri () {1}: DJ:+
  268. Halo Circus: Robots & Wranglers (self-released) {1}: bsd:+
  269. Albert Hammond Jr: Francis Trouble (Red Bull) {1}: Esq:+
  270. Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic (City Slang) {1}: L:43
  271. Hieroglyphic Being: The Red Notes (Soul Jazz) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:***
  272. Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop) {1}: Sg:46 -- TH:B
  273. Ihsahn: Amr () {1}: L:28
  274. Ionnalee [Jonna Lee]: Everyone Afraid to Be Forgotten (To Whom It May Concern) {1}: bsd:+
  275. Jazzanova: The Pool (Sonar Kollektiv) {1}: PM:+
  276. Karen Jonas: Butter (Yellow Brick) {1}: bsd:+
  277. Jim Jones: Wasted Talent (Vamplife/Empire) {1}: Cmp:23
  278. Key!: 777 (Hello!/DOTS) {1}: ri:+
  279. Khemmis: Desolation (20 Buck Spin/Nuclear Blast) {1}: PM:+
  280. Angelique Kidjo: Remain in Light (Kravenworks) {1}: NPR:+
  281. Kimbra: Primal Heart (Warner Bros) {1}: Up:40
  282. Kino: Radio Voltaire () {1}: L:47
  283. Gleb Kolyadin: Gleb Kolyadin () {1}: L:42
  284. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Black Times (Strut) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:A-
  285. Natalia Lafourcade: Musas Vol 2 (Sony Mexico) {1}: Ne:+
  286. Julian Lage: Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) {1}: DT:24 -- TH:B
  287. Lake Street Dive: Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) {1}: BB:+
  288. Mary Lattimore: Hundreds of Days (Ghostly International) {1}: VF:+
  289. Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:A
  290. Sonia Leigh: Mad Hatter (Willing to Fly Music) {1}: bsd:+
  291. Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 2 (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) {1}: BB:+
  292. Loma: Loma (Sub Pop) {1}: Esq:+
  293. Lord Huron: Vide Noir (Republic) {1}: Up:36
  294. Sarah Louise: Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey) {1}: PM:+
  295. Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:**
  296. Lump: Lump (Dead Oceans) {1}: art:+
  297. Lunmatic Soul: Under the Fragmented Sky () {1}: L:36
  298. Machine Head: Catharsis () {1}: L:40
  299. Phil Madeira: Providence () {1}: ax:6
  300. Maluma: FAME (Sony Music Latin) {1}: BB:+
  301. Maps & Atlases: Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk) {1}: SC:+
  302. Amber Mark: Conexao (PMR/Virgin EMI) {1}: BB:+
  303. Marmozets: Knowing What You Know Now (Roadrunner) {1}: G:+
  304. Johnny Marr: Call the Comet (New Voodoo) {1}: L:50
  305. Martyn: Voids (Ostgut Ton) {1}: VF:+
  306. Trixie Mattel: One Stone (self-released) {1}: BB:+
  307. Brad Mehldau: After Bach (Nonesuch) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:B
  308. Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch) {1}: art:+ -- TH:*
  309. Midas Fall: Evaporate () {1}: L:23
  310. Middle Kids: Lost Friends (Domino) {1}: DJ:+
  311. MIKE: Black Soap (Lex -EP) {1}: Fld:+ -- TH:*
  312. Mod Con: Modern Convenience () {1}: DJ:+
  313. Rae Morris: Someone Out There (Atlantic) {1}: bsd:+ -- TH:*
  314. Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) {1}: G:+
  315. Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang) {1}: PCr:+ -- TH:A-
  316. Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive) {1}: BB:+ -- TH:*
  317. Tami Neilson: Sassafrass! () {1}: ax:10
  318. Orphaned Land: Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs () {1}: L:45
  319. Orquesta Akokan: Orquesta Akokan (Daptone) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:***
  320. Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse (Carpark) {1}: Up:24 -- TH:*
  321. Parkway Drive: Reverence (Epitaph) {1}: L:21
  322. Essaie Pas: New Path (DFA) {1}: VF:+
  323. Perfect Beings: Vier () {1}: L:33
  324. Gretchen Peters: Dancing With the Beast (Scarlet Letter) {1}: bsd:+
  325. Polica/Stargaze: Music for the Long Emergency (Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive) {1}: Esq:+
  326. Portal: Ion (Profound Lore) {1}: Ne:+
  327. Preoccupations: New Material (Jagjaguwar) {1}: Up:22
  328. Primordial: Exile Amongst the Ruins () {1}: L:31
  329. Erin Rae: Putting on Airs (Single Lock) {1}: ax:7
  330. Lucy Railton: Paradise 94 (Modern Love) {1}: VF:+
  331. The Record Company: All of This Life (Concord) {1}: so:+
  332. Reef: Revelation () {1}: L:26
  333. The Republic of Wolves: Shrine (self-released) {1}: Sg:29
  334. Alasdair Roberts/Amble Skuse/David McGuinness: What News (Drag City) {1}: G:+
  335. Caroline Rose: Loner (New West) {1}: NPR:+
  336. Sandy's: Chime () {1}: DT:30
  337. Joe Satriani: What Happens Next () {1}: L:48
  338. Saxon: Thunderbolt () {1}: L:44
  339. Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together (Damnably/ELectric Muse) {1}: Up:48
  340. The Shins: The Worm's Heart (Aural Apothecary/Columbia) {1}: Esq:+
  341. Skee Mask: Compro (Ilian Tape) {1}: VF:+ -- TH:***
  342. Ski Mask the Slump God: Beware the Book of Eli (Republic) {1}: SC:+
  343. Skyzoo: In Celebration of Us (First Generation Rich/Empire) {1}: Ex:30
  344. Smerz: Have Fun (XL) {1}: VF:+
  345. Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (Monument) {1}: bsd:+
  346. Sofi Tukker: Treehouse (Ultra) {1}: ti:+
  347. Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!) {1}: Ne:+ -- TH:A-
  348. Soulwax: Essential (Deewee/PIAS) {1}: nt:+
  349. Space Invadas: Wild World () {1}: DJ:+
  350. Ssion: O (Dero Arcade) {1}: ti:+
  351. Sudan Archives: Sink (Stones Throw) {1}: VF:+
  352. Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:***
  353. Tangents: New Bodies (Temporary Residence) {1}: PM:+
  354. Tenderlonious/James 'Creole' Thomas: The Shakedown/Omas Sextet (22a) {1}: VF:+
  355. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:A-
  356. Thunderpussy: Thunderpussy () {1}: Up:47
  357. Tierra Whack: Whack World (UMGRI/Interscope -EP) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:**
  358. Tiny Moving Parts: Swell (Triple Crown/Big Scary Monsters) {1}: Sg:41
  359. Towkio: WWW (Republic) {1}: Up:35
  360. Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace () {1}: DJ:+
  361. Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call) {1}: Up:27
  362. Underoath: Erase Me (Fearless) {1}: BB:+
  363. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Sex & Food (Jagjaguwar) {1}: bb6:+
  364. Van William: Countries (Fantasy) {1}: Up:33
  365. Matthew V: The Fifth (604) {1}: bsd:+
  366. Wet Tuna: Livin' the Die (Feeding Tube) {1}: SC:+
  367. Xylouris White: Mother (Bella Union) {1}: art:+
  368. Gin Wigmore: Ivory (Island) {1}: bsd:+
  369. Marlon Williams: Make Way for Love (Dead Oceans) {1}: DJ:+
  370. Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds (Bella Union) {1}: Up:41
  371. Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow (Fire) {1}: G:+
  372. The Winter Sounds: Maximum Reality (Logica Sonica Music) {1}: bsd:+
  373. Andrew WK: You're Not Alone (Sony) {1}: L:32
  374. Alison Wonderland: Awake (Universal Australia) {1}: Up:26
  375. Wulfband: Revolter (Progress Productions -17) {1}: SC:+
  376. XOR Gate: Conic Sections (Tresor) {1}: VF:+
  377. XXXtentacion: ? (Best Vibes Forever) {1}: Cmp:21
  378. YoshimiO/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur (Thrill Jockey) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:**
  379. Brandy Zdan: Secretear (Tallest Man) {1}: bsd:+
  380. Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin (MCA Nashville) {1}: RS:+

Notes

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