Top 100 Albums of 2018: Who I Listened to in 2018 – The Complete List

I am, as I write this, finishing my top 100 albums for 2018. It was a record year for me as I listened to 324 new albums! It remains to be determined which of these will make the final cut, but just to tease my top 100, here is the complete list of albums I listened to in 2018:

The 1975, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Lindi Ortega, Liberty
Aaron Lee Tasjan, Karma For Cheap
littlebabyangel, Gada
The Aces, When My Heart Felt Volcanic
Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Window Flowers
Adam Hood, Somewhere in Between
Logan Richardson, Blues People
Albert Hammond, Jr., Francis Trouble
Lord Huron, Vide Noir
Alice Bag, Blueprint
Loretta Lynn, Wouldn’t It Be Great
Alice in Chains, Rainier Fog
Lori McKenna, The Tree
Amanda Shires, To The Sunset
The Love Language, Baby Grand
Amen Dunes, Freedom
The Low Anthem, The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea
American Pleasure Club, A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This
Low Cut Connie, Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
Amos Lee, My New Moon
Low, Double Negative
Anderson East, Encore
Lucero, Among the Ghosts
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Upside Down Flowers
Lucie Silvas, E.G.O.
Andrew W.K., You’re Not Alone
Lucius, NUDES
Angelique Kidjo, Remain in Light
Lucy Dacas, Historian
Animal Collective, Tangerine Reef
Luluc, Sculptor
Anna & Elizabeth, The Invisible Comes to Us
Lump, self-titled
Anna Calvi, Hunter
Lykke LI, so sad so sexy
Anna St. Louis, If Only There Was a River
Maps & Atlases, Lightnessness Is Nothing New
Anna von Hausswolff, Dead Magic
Maribou State, Kingdoms in Colour
Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Marissa Nadler, For My Crimes
Arkells, Rally Cry
Mary Gauthier, Rifles and Rosary Beads
Arthur Buck, self-titled
Mary Lattimore, Hundreds of Days
Ashley Monroe, Sparrow
Matthew “Doc” Dunn, Lightbourn
Asleep at the Wheel, New Routes
Meg Myers, Take Me to the Disco
AURORA, Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)
Melody’s Echo Chamber, Bon Voyage
Azusa, Heavy Yoke
The Messthetics, self-titled
Balún, Prisma Tropical
Metric, Art of Doubt
Basement, Beside Myself
MGMT, Little Dark Age
Beach House, 7
Milk Carton Kids, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do
Becky Warren, Undesirable
Mimicking Birds, Layers of Us
Belly, Dove
Mitski, Be the Cowboy
Ben Howard, Noonday Dream
Miya Folick, Premonitions
Benin City, Last Night
Moby, Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
The Beths, Future Me Hates Me
Molly Burch, First Flower
Big Red Machine, self-titled
Molly Nilsson, Twenty Twenty
Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mother of My Children
Mount Eerie, Now Only
Black Honey, self-titled
Mountain Man, Magic Ship
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wrong Creatures
Mr. Fingers, Cerebral Hemispheres
Blood Orange, Negro Swan
Mt. Joy, self-titled
Bombino, Deran
Mumford & Sons, Delta
Boston Manor, Welcome to the Neighborhood
Nap Eyes, I’m Bad Now
Brandi Carlile, By The Way, I Forgive You
Natalie Prass, The Future And The Past
The Breeders, All Nerve
Nathaniel Ratelife and the Night Sweats, Tearing at the Seams
Brent Cobb, Providence Canyon
The Neighborhood, self-titled
Brett Naucker, The Mansion
Neko Case, Hell On
Caitlin Canty, Motel Bouquet
Niklas Paschburg, Oceanic
Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us
Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch
Camila Camelot, Camila
No Age, Snares Like a Haircut
Camp Cope, How to Socialise & Make Friends
Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop
Candi Staton, Unstoppable
Now, Now, Saved
Car Seat Headrest, Twin Fantasy
Odetta Hartman, Old Rockhounds Never Die
Caroline Rose, LONER
of Montreal, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood
Caroline Says, No Fool Like an Old Fool
Oh Pep!, I Wasn’t Only Thinking of You
Cat Power, Wanderer
Ohmme, Parts
Cavern of Anti-Matter, Hormone Lemonade
Okkervil River, In the Rainbow Rain
Christine and the Queens, Chris
Old Crow Medicine Show, Volunteer
Chvrches, Love Is Dead
Oneida, Romance
Cloud Nothings, Last Buildings Burning
Oneohtrix Point Never, Age Of
Colter Wall, Songs of the Plains
The Ophelias, Almost
Connor Youngblood, Cheyenne
Ought, Room Inside the World
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel
Palberta, Roach Goin’ Down
Courtney Marie Andrews, May Your Kindness Remain
Panic! At the Disco, Pray For the Wicked
CowboyJunkies, All That Reckoning
Parcels, self-titled
Cullen Omori, The Diet
Parker Millsap, Other Arrangements
Cursive, Vitriola
Parliament, Medicaid Fraud Dogg
Damien Jurado, The Horizon Just Laughed
Parquet Courts, Wide Awake
Daniel Bachman, The Morning Star
Passenger, Runaway
Darlingside, Extra Life
Paul McCartney, Egypt Station
Dashboard Confessional, Crooked Shadows
Paul Simon, In the Blue Light
Dave Matthews Band, Come Tomorrow
A Perfect Circle, Eat the Elephant
David Byrne, American Utopia
Peter, Bjorn & John, Darker Days
Dawes, Passwords
Phony Ppl, mō’zā-ik.
Dear Nora, Skulls Example
Pinegrove, Skylight
Death Cab For Cutie, Thank You For Today
Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel
The Decemberists, I’ll Be Your Girl
Polica/stargaze, Music For the Long Emergency
Dilly Dally, Heaven
Preoccupations, New Material
Dirty Projectors, Lamp Lit Prose
Priscilla Renea, Coloured
Django Django, Marble Skies
Punch Brothers, All Ashore
Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound
Rainbow Kitten Surprise, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Look Now
Ray LaMontagne, Part of the Light
Eric Church, Desperate Man
Rayland Baxter, Wide Awake
Erin Rae, Putting on Airs
The Record Company, All of This Life
Exitmusic, The Recognitions
Rhye, Blood
Fall Out Boy, MANIA
Richard Reed Parry, Quiet River of Dust Pt. 1
Fantastic Negrito, Please Don’t Be Dead
Richard Swift, The Hex
Father John Misty, God’s Favorite Customer
Richard Thompson, 13 Rivers
Fatoumata Diawara, Fenfo (Something to Say)
River Whyless, Kindness, A Rebel
First Aid Kit, Ruins
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hope Downs
Fischerspooner, Sir
Roseanne Cash, She Remembers Everything
Flasher, Constant Image
Roy Montgomery, Suffuse
Florence + the Machine, High As Hope
Rubblebucket, Sun Machine
Fortunate Ones, Hold Fast
Ruler, Winning Star Champion
Franz Ferdinand, Always Ascending
Ry Cooder, Prodigal Son
Free Cake for Every Creature, The Bluest Star
Ryan Culwell, The Last American
Gas, Rausch
Saintseneca, Pillar Of Na
Gaz Coombes, World’s Strongest Man
Santigold, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions
Gazelle Twin, Pastoral
Sarah Louise, Deeper Woods
The Glands, Double Coda
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Years
Glen Hansard, Between Two Shores
The Shacks, Haze
Shakey Graves, Can’t Wake Up
The Goon Sax, We’re Not Talking
Shame, Songs of Praise
Gorillaz, The Now Now
Shemekia Copeland, America’s Child
Great Lake Swimmers, The Waves, The Wake
Snail Mail, Lush
Gregory Alan Isakov, Evening Machines
Soccer Mommy, Clean
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army
Son Lux, Brighter Wounds
Gulfer, Dog Bless
Son Volt, The Search
GUM, The Underdog
Gwenifer Raymond, You Never Were Much of a Dancer
Speedy Ortiz, ‘Twerp Verse
Haley Heynderickx, I Need to Start a Garden
Spider Bags, Someday Everything Will Be Fine
Half Waif, Lavender
Spiritualized, And Nothing Hurt
Hanson, String Theory
St. Lucia, Hyperion
Hayley Kiyoko, Expectations
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Young Sick Camellia
Hinds, I Don’t Run
Stephem Malkmus and the Jicks, Sparkle Hard
Hippo Campus, Bambi
Steve Moakler, Born Ready
Hiss Golden Messenger, Virgo Fool
The Suffers, Everything Here
Holly Miranda, Mutual Horse
Sunflower Bean, Twentytwo in Blue
Hookworms, Microshift
Sunwatchers, II
Hop Along, Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Superchunk, What a Time To Be Alive
Hot Snakes, Jericho Sirens
Superorganism, self-titled
Houndmouth, Golden Age
Swamp Dogg, Love, Loss, And Auto-Tune
I’m With Her, See You Around
Swearin’, Fall Into The Sun
Iceage, Beyondless
Tal National, Tantabara
IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance
Tall Heights, Pretty Colors For Your Actions
Inara George, Dearest Everybody
Tash Sultana, Flow State
The Internet, Hive Mind
This Wild Life, Petaluma
Interpol, Marauder
Tim Hecker, Konoyo
It Looks Sad., Sky Lake
Tirzah, Devotion
Jack White, Boarding House Reach
Titus Andronicus, A Productive Cough
Jake Shears, self-titled
Tom Misch, Geography
Jason Eady, I Travel On
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground
Jeff Rosenstock, POST-
Tom Odell, Jubilee Road
Jeff Tweedy, Warm
Tomberlin, At Weddings
Jess Sah Bi/Peter One, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers
Tracey Thorn, Record
Jim James, Uniform Clarity
Trampled by Turtles, Life Is Good on the Open Road
Jim Lauderdale, Time Flies
Trevor Powers, Mulberry Violence
Joe Bonamassa, Redemption
Tunde Olaniran, Stranger
John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
tune-yards, I can feel you creep into private life
Johnny Marr, Call the Comet
Turnstile, Time & Space
Jonathan Wilson, Rare Birds
Ty Segall and White Fence, Joy
Joshua Hedley, Mr. Jukebox
Ty Segall, Freedom’s Goblin
Julia Holter, Aviary
Typhoon, Offerings
Julian Lage, Modern Lore
U.S. Girls, In a Poem Unlimted
Jungle, Forever
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food
Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods
The Vaccines, Combat Sports
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
Virginia Wing, Ecstatic Arrow
Kadhja Bonet, Childqueen
Wajatta, Casual High Technology
Kaia Kater, Grenades
The War And Treaty, Healing Tide
Khruangbin, Con Todo El Mundo
War on Women, Capture the Flag
Kurt Vile, Bottle It In
Wax Chattels, self-titled
Kyle Craft, Full Circle Nightmare
Welles, Red Trees and White Trashes
L.A. Salami, The City Of Bootmakers
Welshly Arms, No Place Is Home
Lake Street Dive, Free Up Yourself
Wild Nothing, Indigo
Laura Gibson, Goners
Wild Pink, Yolk in the Fur
Laura Jane Grace, Bought to Rot
Willie Nelson, Last Man Standing
Laura Veirs, The Lookout
Wye Oak, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
The Lemon Twigs, Go to School
Yo La Tengo, There’s a Riot Going On
Lenny Kravitz, Raise Vibration
Young Fathers, Cocoa Sugar
Leon Bridges, Good Thing
Young the Giant, Mirror Master
Lera Lynn, Plays Well With Others
Yowler, Black Dog in My Path
Let’s Eat Grandman, I’m All Ears
Yves Tumor, Safe in the Hands of Love
Lily Allen, No Shame
Zaki Ibriham, The Secret Life of Planets


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