Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2018

Uncut's 75 Best Albums of 2018

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74.

May 11, 2018
Critic Score
81
33 reviews

72.

Olivia Chaney - Shelter
June 15, 2018
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

69.

June 1, 2018
Critic Score
80
21 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.

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

67.

October 5, 2018
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

64.

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

63.

July 27, 2018
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

59.

Stick In The Wheel - Follow Them True
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

57.

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

56.

Dawn Landes - Meet Me at the River
August 10, 2018
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

54.

January 19, 2018
Critic Score
74
35 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.

March 9, 2018
Critic Score
70
32 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.

August 14, 2018
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

48.

April 13, 2018
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

47.

October 26, 2018
Critic Score
80
25 reviews

46.

August 10, 2018
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

More confident second, full of emotional turmoil.

45.

August 31, 2018
Critic Score
80
24 reviews

44.

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
75
13 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.

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

42.

June 15, 2018
Critic Score
77
24 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.

October 5, 2018
Critic Score
77
33 reviews

37.

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.

August 24, 2018
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

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

34.

February 2, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

33.

October 12, 2018
Critic Score
62
11 reviews

32.

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

31.

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

30.

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.

July 13, 2018
Critic Score
76
31 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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1y
Weird selections but ok.
1y
It’s that time of year already?
1y
strange list but nice
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