2018 Music Journal

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

Honorable Mention:
11. Beach House – 7 B
12. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant B
13. Umphrey’s McGee – It’s Not Us B
14. The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square B
15. Metric – Art of Doubt B
16. Mae – Multisensory Aesthetic Experience B-
17. Kimbra – Primal Heart B-
18. Muse – Simulation Theory B-
19. I’m With Her – See You Around B-
20. Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes – Wind Up Bird B-

The Rest:
Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You for Today B-
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow B-
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic B-
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything 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-
Punch Brothers – All Ashore B-
Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural B-
mewithoutYou – [UNTITLED] B-
Neko Case – Hell-On B-
Umphrey’s McGee – It’s You B-
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer B-
Lo Moon – Lo Moon C+
Thrice – Palms C+
Frontperson – Frontrunner C+
Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck C+
Florence + The Machine – High as Hope C+
Future of Forestry – Union C+
Jim James – Uniform Distortion C+
The Gray Havens – She Waits C
KT Tunstall – WAX C
Owl City – Cinematic C
Vertical Horizon – The Lost Mile C
Lucius – Nudes C

Dishonorable Mention:
Kina Grannis – In the Waiting C-
The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl C-
P.O.D. – Circles C-
Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound C-
Mumford & Sons – Delta D+
Jason Mraz – Know. D+
Plumb – Beautifully Broken D-
Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef F

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Charlie Peacock – When Light Flashes Help Is on the Way

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
Sucré – In Pieces EP A-
Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters: Prologue A-
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 2 B+
Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 3 B+
Marc Martel – Thunderbolt and Lightning B+
Flint Eastwood – This Is a Coping Mechanism for a Broken Heart 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
The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan – The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan B
MuteMath – Voice in the Silence EP B-
Blitzen Trapper – Furr (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) B-
Circa Survive – The Amulet (Deluxe Edition) B-
The Lone Bellow – The Restless EP B-
Marc Martel – My Way, Vol. 1 B-
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic EP B-
Mae – 3.0 EP C+
mewithoutYou – [untitled] EP C+
KT Tunstall – BBC Live Sessions EP C+
Katie Herzig – Delicate EP C+
St. Vincent – Masseducation C+
Jim James – Uniform Clarity D-

Digesting:
Alter Bridge – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Coldplay – Live in Buenos Aires
Crowder – I Know a Ghost
The Decemberists – Traveling On EP
Evanescence – Synthesis Live
Kevin Max – Romeo Drive
Mew – Mew with the Copenhagen Philharmonic
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells
Jeff Tweedy – WARM

Already Released, Need to Hear It:
Cindy Morgan – Adam & Eve EP

See You in 2019:
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram (7 of 9 songs released)
Switchfoot – Native Tongue (January 18)
Copeland – Blushing (February 14)
Owel – Paris (March 29)
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (May)
Alter Bridge
Norah Jones
Alanis Morissette
Pearl Jam
Rina Sawayama
Vampire Weekend – Mitsubishi Macchiato
Joy Williams – Front Porch

Rumors, Hearsay and Development Hell:
Andrew Bird
Burlap to Cashmere
Leigh Nash
Of Monsters and Men
Regina Spektor
Sucré
Tim Be Told
Tool

Last Update: 12/14/18

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