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God Is In The TV's Album Of The Year 2018

God Is In The TV's Album Of The Year 2018

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99. Sauna Youth - Deaths

September 7, 2018
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

98. Ghost Music - I Was Hoping You’d Pass by Here

Ghost Music - I Was Hoping You’d Pass by Here
January 19, 2018
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

I Was Hoping You’d Pass by Here is 36 minutes of quiet, unassuming, glass-half-empty brilliance that doesn’t announce its presence but leaves you awestruck and moist-eyed when it ends.

97. Adam Stafford - Fire Behind The Curtain

Adam Stafford - Fire Behind The Curtain
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

96. Tracey Thorn - Record

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

Record is a late-career triumph from a class act.

95. Rattle - Sequence

Rattle - Sequence
November 2, 2018
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

94. Cabbage - Nihilistic Glamour Shots

March 30, 2018
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

In Nihilistic Glamour Shots, Cabbage have delivered a debut which is tough, funny, serious and highly listenable. It’s been totally worth the wait.

92. The Limiñanas - Shadow People

January 19, 2018
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

It seems a little bit early to be talking about Album of the Year, but Shadow People by The Limiñanas has got to be in with a shout. This impossibly stylish and polished album by the French psych duo Marie and Lionel is the perfect way to start 2018.

91. Noname - Room 25

September 14, 2018
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

On Room 25, Noname reveals herself to be a formidable force with her heartfelt delivery and always-gripping conversational style. Her immense talent as a rapper is shown in her clever and biting word-play on this moving and incredibly charming release.

90. Orbital - Monsters Exist

September 14, 2018
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

89. Johnny Marr - Call The Comet

June 15, 2018
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

It’s not a faultless record by any means: Marr’s vocals can be a little ineffectual meaning the political thrust of many of his songs is lost, and the album would be much sharper with a bit of pruning ... but on the whole it’s a huge leap forward from 2014’s workmanlike Playland, and has a warmth, a generosity of spirit and a genuine concern for humanity that show exactly where the true spirit of The Smiths now dwells.

88. Mart Avi - OtherWorld

October 19, 2018
Critic Score
80
1 review

87. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In

October 12, 2018
Critic Score
74
28 reviews

At about 80 minutes long, it’s a sprawling album, but in the main it doesn’t drag.

85. Teleman - Family of Aliens

September 7, 2018
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

81. Troye Sivan - Bloom

August 31, 2018
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

80. Slam - Anthenaeum 101

Slam - Anthenaeum 101
November 30, 2018

79. Kali Uchis - Isolation

April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

Isolation succeeds as a whole album because she flitters through different genres with apparent ease. No matter what she attempts, the songs are brimming with ideas, memorable hooks and gleaming production. They are enhanced by her adventurous and fearless spirit which shines through on this incredible debut. I’ll be surprised if there’s a better album released all year.

78. Chlorine - Loser Herds

Chlorine - Loser Herds
November 19, 2018

77. Nakhane - You Will Not Die

March 16, 2018
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

75. Jim James - Uniform Distortion

June 29, 2018
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

Uniform Distortion is simply joyous.

74. LUMP - LUMP

June 1, 2018
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

Undoubtedly made in its creators’ image, LUMP is an eccentric but forthright child, one that will never pander to peer-group popularity, but will always gain acceptance through intelligence, sensitivity and honesty combined.

73. Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo in Blue

March 23, 2018
Critic Score
75
23 reviews

Although Sunflower Bean’s Twentytwo In Blue won’t be the most original LP of the year, it’s undeniably significant, as it’s an insightful guide book for the older generation in understanding how the youth feel today.

72. Pale Waves - My Mind Makes Noises

September 14, 2018
Critic Score
67
13 reviews

Sure, the lyrics might need a bit of polishing, but this is a strong debut from a band who understood the beauty of a POP song.

69. Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer

June 1, 2018
Critic Score
80
31 reviews

Pure Comedy was a prophetic document of America, as easily applied to the shit storm in our own broken country as to the Trump administration but God’s Favorite Customer is far more relatable on a universal scale.

67. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

November 30, 2018
Critic Score
82
32 reviews
It’s an engaging listen from a band who have quickly become as special as they think they are.

66. Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers

September 14, 2018
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

65. Bodies On Everest - A National Day Of Mourning

Bodies On Everest - A National Day Of Mourning
April 29, 2018
Critic Score
90
1 review

63. Anja Garbarek - THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE

Anja Garbarek - THE ROAD IS JUST A SURFACE
August 31, 2018
Critic Score
90
1 review

62. Trembling Bells - Dungeness

Trembling Bells - Dungeness
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

61. H.C. McEntire - Lionheart

January 26, 2018
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
A fresh and forward-thinking album that manages to stay so true to its roots.

59. Christine and the Queens - Chris

September 21, 2018
Critic Score
86
29 reviews

Taking everything up a notch from 2015’s hit debut ‘Chaleur Humaine’ (Human Warmth), this is most intensely personal and overtly sexual work yet.

58. Natalie Prass - The Future and the Past

June 1, 2018
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

Natalie Prass’s voice is a lot more diverse this time around. Rather than sticking to her self-stylized sweet vulnerable tone throughout, it changes character and personality per song. It takes away her distinctive identity but creates an eclectic listen.

56. Imagine Dragons - Origins

Imagine Dragons - Origins
November 9, 2018
Critic Score
50
10 reviews

55. Typhoon - Offerings

January 12, 2018
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

This is a brave, spectacularly bleak record, and is all the better for it.

54. Papercuts - Parallel Universe Blues

Papercuts - Parallel Universe Blues
October 19, 2018
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

I don’t think I have heard an album that from the outset firmly plants its flag and proceeds to just go from strength to strength for quite some time. From track 1, until the record’s fade, this succeeds in doing exactly that.

53. Pusha T - Daytona

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

52. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel

May 18, 2018
Critic Score
80
32 reviews

Is it a coincidence that it’s released in Mental Health Awareness Week? Maybe. Is it reassuring to hear these anthems to misery coming from one of the best songwriters in the world? Absolutely.

51. Muncie Girls - Fixed Ideals

August 31, 2018
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
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