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. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia B+
5. Calexico – The Thread that Keeps Us B+
6. Kindo – Happy However After B+
7. Kevin Max – AWOL B+
8. DeVotchKa – This Night Falls Forever B+
9. Beach House – 7 B
10. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant B

Honorable Mention:
11. The Last Bison – SÜDA B
12. Umphrey’s McGee – It’s Not Us B
13. Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs B
14. The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square B
15. Metric – Art of Doubt B
16. Kimbra – Primal Heart B-
17. Matthew Thiessen & the Earthquakes – Wind Up Bird B-
18. Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow B-
19. Parker Millsap – Other Arrangements B-
20. Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic B-

The Rest:
Lo Moon – Lo Moon B-
Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You for Today B-
Steven Page – Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II B-
Yoav – Multiverse B-
Andrew Peterson – Resurrection Letters, Volume 1 B-
I’m With Her – See You Around B-
Punch Brothers – All Ashore B-
Frontperson – Frontrunner B-
Neko Case – Hell-On B-
Umphrey’s McGee – It’s You B-
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer B-
Thrice – Palms C+
Future of Forestry – Union C+
Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck C+
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
Kina Grannis – In the Waiting 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
Iron & Wine – Weed Garden 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-
Mae – 3.0 EP C+
KT Tunstall – BBC Live Sessions EP C+
Katie Herzig – Delicate EP C+

Digesting:
Alter Bridge – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP
The Gray Havens – She Waits
Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural
mewithoutYou – [untitled] EP
mewithoutYou – [UNTITLED]
Jason Mraz – Know.
Plumb – Beautifully Broken
St. Vincent – Masseducation
KT Tunstall – WAX

Eagerly Anticipating:
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Enneagram (7 of 9 songs released)
Owel (October 26)
Burlap to Cashmere
My Brightest Diamond – A Million Pearls
Of Monsters and Men
Sucré
Vampire Weekend – Mitsubishi Macchiato

Meagerly Anticipating:
Kimbra – Songs From Primal Heart: Reimagined (October 26)
Mae – Mae (October 26)
Kevin Max & Service Unicorn – Romeo Drive (October 31)
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (November 2)
Crowder – I Know a Ghost (November 9)
Muse – Simulation Theory (November 9)
Mumford & Sons – Delta (November 16)
Jeff Tweedy – WARM (November 30)
Flint Eastwood
Alanis Morissette
Norah Jones
Leigh Nash
Pearl Jam
Rina Sawayama
Tool

Morbidly Anticipating:
P.O.D. – Circles (November 9)
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (November 30)

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

Last Update: 10/15/18

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