2018 Music Journal

The Best of 2018:
1. Chvrches – Love Is Dead A
2. Liam Singer – Finish Him A
3. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia A-
4. DeVotchKa – This Night Falls Forever A-
5. Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems B+
6. The Last Bison – SÜDA B+
7. Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs B+
8. Django Django – Marble Skies B+
9. Katie Herzig – Moment of Bliss B+
10. Calexico – The Thread that Keeps Us B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Kindo – Happy However After B+
12. Kevin Max – AWOL B+
13. Lovebites – Clockwork Immortality B+
14. Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger B+
15. Polychrome – Polychrome B+
16. Umphrey’s McGee – It’s Not Us B
17. Beach House – 7 B
18. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant B
19. The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square B
20. Metric – Art of Doubt B

The Rest:
Darlingside – Extralife B
Lord Huron – Vide Noir B
Mae – Multisensory Aesthetic Experience B-
Kimbra – Primal Heart B-
Muse – Simulation Theory B-
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything B-
I’m With Her – See You Around B-
Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You for Today B-
Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes – Wind Up Bird B-
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow B-
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic B-
Steven Page – Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II B-
Yoav – Multiverse B-
My Brightest Diamond – A Million and One B-
Parker Millsap – Other Arrangements B-
Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters, Volume 1 B-
William Matthews – KOSMOS B-
Punch Brothers – All Ashore B-
Andrew Osenga – The Painted Desert B-
Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural B-
Jesus Jones – Passages B-
mewithoutYou – [UNTITLED] B-
Neko Case – Hell-On B-
Umphrey’s McGee – It’s You B-
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer B-
Iceage – Beyondless B-
Lo Moon – Lo Moon C+
Thrice – Palms C+
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour C+
Frontperson – Frontrunner C+
Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck C+
Florence + The Machine – High as Hope C+
Mountain Man – Magic Ship C+
Peter Bjorn and John – Darker Days C+
Kevin Max – Romeo Drive C+
Future of Forestry – Union C+
Jim James – Uniform Distortion C+
The Paper Kites – On the Corner Where You Live C+
The Gray Havens – She Waits C
KT Tunstall – WAX C
Crowder – I Know a Ghost C
Vertical Horizon – The Lost Mile C
Lucius – Nudes C

Dishonorable Mention:
Owl City – Cinematic C-
Kina Grannis – In the Waiting C-
The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl C-
P.O.D. – Circles C-
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships C-
Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound C-
The Paper Kites – On the Train Ride Home D+
Mumford & Sons – Delta D+
Jason Mraz – Know. D+
Snail Mail – Lush D+
Lydia – Liquor D
Jeff Tweedy – WARM D
Plumb – Beautifully Broken D-
Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef F

Don’t Get It/Not That Interested:
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Charlie Peacock – When Light Flashes Help Is on the Way
Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Gloomcatcher – Blade in the Belfry EP A-
Sucré – In Pieces EP A-
Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters: Prologue A-
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 2 B+
My Epic – Ultraviolet EP B+
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 3 B+
Priest – The Lost Lions EP B+
Marc Martel – Thunderbolt and Lightning B+
Flint Eastwood – This Is a Coping Mechanism for a Broken Heart B+
Holden Days – Little Bloom EP B
Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming… of Days Long Past B
Tennis – Tennis on Audiotree Live B
The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 B
Everything Everything – A Deeper Sea EP B
Kimbra – Songs From Primal Heart: Reimagined B
Iron & Wine – Weed Garden EP B
Mew – Mew with the Copenhagen Philharmonic B
Coldplay – Live in Buenos Aires B
The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan – The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan B
Evanescence – Synthesis Live B-
Geographer – Alone Time EP B-
MuteMath – Voice in the Silence EP B-
Blitzen Trapper – Furr (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) B-
Holden Days & Lofty Stills – Wilder Shores of Love EP B-
Circa Survive – The Amulet (Deluxe Edition) B-
The Shins – The Worm’s Heart B-
Alter Bridge – Live at the Royal Albert Hall B-
Tom Hummer – Dedications (Covers) EP B-
The Lone Bellow – The Restless EP B-
Marc Martel – My Way, Vol. 1 B-
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic EP B-
The Nor’easters – Collective, Vol. II B-
Mae – 3.0 EP C+
mewithoutYou – [untitled] EP C+
Django Django – Winter’s Beach EP C+
KT Tunstall – BBC Live Sessions EP C+
Katie Herzig – Delicate EP C+
St. Vincent – Masseducation C+
The Decemberists – Traveling On EP C
Jim James – Uniform Clarity D-

Last Update: 9/22/21

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