The first fourth of 2018 is already done and I’ve seen a lot of Q1 2018 posts from some folks, so I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring and stick a post up there with my favorite 10 albums of the year thus far. They’re alphabetized right now since I don’t really have any idea where these rank amongst each other, but I’d probably say that Smerz and U.S. Girls have been my top favs out of this bunch. There are also 20 favorite songs down there as well, along with corresponding Spotify playlist. Hope you enjoy, as always ~
10 GR8 ALBUMS OF Q1 2018 ::
1. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – 2012 – 2017 [Other People]
A house is constantly tearing down and rebuilding its own walls with materials that vary in historical significance.
2. Anenon – Tongue [Friends Of Fiends]
Holed up in a small cave during a thunderstorm, a pair of hikers uncover a tiny, bioluminescent community of self-sufficient fungus people.
3. Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends [Run For Cover]
Listening to an emotionally-charged voicemail from your best friend while idling outside your parents’ house.
4. Caroline Rose – Loner [New West]
A series of commercials where everyone is crying while advertising their products.
5. I’m With Her – See You Around [Rounder Records]
A group of friends that live across the world all converge on one central spot.
6. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour [Mercury Records]
Plush sun & silky breezes caress your entire body, making you feel weightless.
7. Palm – Rock Island [Carpark]
A local community center where gamelan and steel drum ensembles practice is faxed a corrupted picture of the Beach Boys with the faces of Animal Collective photoshopped on by an unknown party.
8. Peggy Gou – Once EP [Ninja Tune]
An interplanetary virus that makes everyone dance has floated into our atmosphere!!!
9. Smerz – Have fun EP [XL]
Across a foggy, strobe-lit room, a dancer stares at you intimidatingly.
10. U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited [4AD]
A world-class spy is a sucker for karaoke.
20 GR8 SONGS OF Q1 2018 ::
Listen to all of these songs and more on my constantly-updating Spotify playlist.
- A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – “Some Kind Of Game”
- Amen Dunes – “Believe”
- Beach House – “Lemon Glow”
- Caroline Rose – “Getting To Me”
- G Flip – “About You”
- Grouper – “Parking Lot”
- Hatchie – “Try”
- I’m With Her – “Overland”
- Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
- Lane 8 – “No Captain (ft. Poliça)”
- MGMT – “Me And Michael”
- Mt. Si – “911”
- Negative Gemini – “Infin Path”
- No Age – “Secret Swamp”
- Peggy Gou – “Han Jan”
- Ravyn Lenae – “The Night Song”
- Shame – “One Rizla”
- Smerz – “Half life”
- Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”
- U.S. Girls – “Rosebud”