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Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2018

Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2018

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74. Beach House - 7

May 11, 2018
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

72. Olivia Chaney - Shelter

Olivia Chaney - Shelter
June 15, 2018
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

69. Natalie Prass - The Future and the Past

June 1, 2018
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

Though she doesn’t shy away from the various ailments afflicting the world in 2018, Prass takes her conclusions to the dancefloor, not the barricades, foregrounding the medium rather than the message.

68. Richard Swift - The Hex

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

67. Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie

October 5, 2018
Critic Score
75
19 reviews

64. Suede - The Blue Hour

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

63. Israel Nash - Lifted

July 27, 2018
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

59. Stick In The Wheel - Follow Them True

Stick In The Wheel - Follow Them True
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

57. Elephant Micah - Genericana

Elephant Micah - Genericana
August 3, 2018
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

56. Dawn Landes - Meet Me at the River

Dawn Landes - Meet Me at the River
August 10, 2018
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

55. Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink

Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink
May 11, 2018
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

54. tUnE-yArDs - I can feel you creep into my private life

January 19, 2018
Critic Score
74
33 reviews
It’s a big, bold, entertainingly disruptive blast of a record with a mirror-ball lure, refracting everything from Motown to early ’80s disco and funk, boom bap, ’90s piano house and contemporary R&B (to which Garbus’s powerful, multi-tasking voice is brilliantly suited), which loses none of their oddness or playfulness, but puts issues such as race and cultural identity, privilege, intersectional feminism and looming ecological disaster under the lyrical spotlight.

53. David Byrne - American Utopia

March 9, 2018
Critic Score
70
29 reviews

Left to his own devices, Byrne comes home to a screwball hymnal mode that for all the lyrical left turns, feels a little too predictable.

50. The Necks - Body

August 14, 2018
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

48. Laura Veirs - The Lookout

April 13, 2018
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

47. Julia Holter - Aviary

October 26, 2018
Critic Score
80
24 reviews

46. Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake the Want Is

August 10, 2018
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

More confident second, full of emotional turmoil.

45. Anna Calvi - Hunter

August 31, 2018
Critic Score
81
21 reviews

44. Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
Walker seems to have set himself one of the hardest tasks any artist can ask themselves: what would happen if we let down all our defences and made the art that really resides inside? You can tell that he’s still searching on Deafman Glance, but even its occasional missed steps feel instructive, somehow, as though Walker’s getting closer to the core of the matter, breaking through into new personal terrain.

43. Tracey Thorn - Record

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

42. Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage

June 15, 2018
Critic Score
75
22 reviews

Lasting just 37 minutes, Bon Voyage begs to be put on again, each listen revealing more of the myriad ideas that make up its weird majesty.

41. Cat Power - Wanderer

October 5, 2018
Critic Score
76
30 reviews

37. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Sparkle Hard

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

Despite its sometimes laidback nature, Sparkle Hard ... bristles with an energy that proves he’s got a place in the present, and a new accessibility that compromises none of his eccentricities.

36. The Lemon Twigs - Go To School

August 24, 2018
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

Overall, Go To School is a blast, a joyous, ridiculous journey that treads a perfect line between silly, funny and heart-breaking.

34. Hookworms - Microshift

February 2, 2018
Critic Score
85
18 reviews

33. Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters

October 12, 2018
Critic Score
60
10 reviews

32. Gwenno - Le Kov

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

31. Gazelle Twin - Pastoral

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

30. Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl

Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl
February 2, 2018
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
It’s one of those records that is somewhat sui generis, and yet with an appeal that is universal and accessible at the same time. Simply wonderful – or bèl bagay as they say in Creole.

28. Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose

July 13, 2018
Critic Score
76
30 reviews

Lamp Lit Prose is another outstanding chapter in what is shaping up to be one of the great 21st century musical odysseys.

Original Source: https://www.uncut.co.uk/uncut-editors-diary/introducing-new-uncut-review-year-108178
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1w
Weird selections but ok.
1mo
It’s that time of year already?
1mo
strange list but nice
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