2018 Music Journal

The Best of 2018:
1. Chvrches – Love Is Dead A-
2. Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems B+
3. Katie Herzig – Moment of Bliss B+
4. Calexico – The Thread that Keeps Us B+
5. Kindo – Happy However After B+
6. Beach House – 7 B
7. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant B
8. Kevin Max – AWOL B
9. Umphrey’s McGee – It’s Not Us B
10. Parker Millsap – Other Arrangements B

Honorable Mention:
11. Kimbra – Primal Heart B-
12. Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow B-
13. Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic B-
14. Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters, Volume 1 B-
15. I’m With Her – See You Around B-
16. The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square B-
17. Neko Case – Hell-On B-
18. Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck B-
19. Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer B-
20. Umphrey’s McGee – It’s You B-

The Rest:
Future of Forestry – Union B-
Florence + The Machine – High as Hope C+
Jim James – Uniform Distortion C+
Owl City – Cinematic C
Vertical Horizon – The Lost Mile C
Lucius – Nudes C

Dishonorable Mention:
The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl C-
Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound C-

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:
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+
Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming… of Days Long Past B
The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 B
Everything Everything – A Deeper Sea EP B
The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan – The Colorist Orchestra & Lisa Hannigan B
Marc Martel – My Way, Vol. 1 B-
Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic EP B-
Katie Herzig – Delicate EP C+

Digesting:
Kina Grannis – In the Waiting
Jason Mraz – Know.
Lo Moon – Lo Moon
Plumb – Beautifully Broken
Punch Brothers – All Ashore
KT Tunstall – BBC Live Sessions EP

Eagerly Anticipating:
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram (6 of 9 songs released)
DeVotchKa – This Night Falls Forever (August 24)
Steven Page – Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II (August 24)
Thrice – Palms (September 14)
Burlap to Cashmere
The Last Bison
Mae
My Brightest Diamond – A Million Pearls
Of Monsters and Men
Vampire Weekend – Mitsubishi Macchiato

Meagerly Anticipating:
Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef (August 17)
Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You for Today (August 17)
Iron & Wine – Weed Garden EP (August 31)
Alter Bridge – Live at the Royal Albert Hall (September 7)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia (September 7)
Yoav – Multiverse (September 7)
Metric (September 21)
The Gray Havens – She Waits (September)
Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural (October 5)
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (October)
Muse (November)
Flint Eastwood
Norah Jones
Leigh Nash
Pearl Jam
Tool

Morbidly Anticipating:
Jason Mraz

See You in 2019:
The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form (May)

Last Update: 8/15/18

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