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Top 10 Albums of 2018

10. Anthony Naples - Take Me With You   I suppose you could call this ambient music, but it never really arrives in any one place, which is cool.

10. Anthony Naples - Take Me With You

I suppose you could call this ambient music, but it never really arrives in any one place, which is cool.

8. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour   This is pop music at its absolute finest. It’s a celebration of life using words so simple they actually escape their own cliché.

8. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

This is pop music at its absolute finest. It’s a celebration of life using words so simple they actually escape their own cliché.

6. Mountain Man - Magic Ship   It’s possible for three-part harmonies to meld so well they actually hurt a person’s insides.

6. Mountain Man - Magic Ship

It’s possible for three-part harmonies to meld so well they actually hurt a person’s insides.

4. Tirzah - Devotion   Beautifully broken and dark and edgy and full of yearning, just like the complexities of the heartbreak it describes.

4. Tirzah - Devotion

Beautifully broken and dark and edgy and full of yearning, just like the complexities of the heartbreak it describes.

2. Nils Frahm - All Melody   Pure atmosphere. Each sound is singular but they come together to create one room, and it’s a really compelling place to be.

2. Nils Frahm - All Melody

Pure atmosphere. Each sound is singular but they come together to create one room, and it’s a really compelling place to be.

9. Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano III   It often sounds like Chilly Gonzales has three hands, but, as usual, his virtuosity never tramples on melody.

9. Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano III

It often sounds like Chilly Gonzales has three hands, but, as usual, his virtuosity never tramples on melody.

7. Against All Logic - 2012-2017

Funk meets electronica on a highly danceable album that’s just the right amount of confusing.

5. US Girls - In A Poem Unlimited   This album is layered and multi-instrumental—it’s a party that never lingers for too long in one vibe.

5. US Girls - In A Poem Unlimited

This album is layered and multi-instrumental—it’s a party that never lingers for too long in one vibe.

3. Mac Miller - Swimming   This is hip-hop based in musicianship, rap based in poetry, music based in human feeling.

3. Mac Miller - Swimming

This is hip-hop based in musicianship, rap based in poetry, music based in human feeling.

1. Amen Dunes - Freedom   Amen Dunes displays intellect and heart and musical mastery in such perfectly unadorned ways that you just have to keep listening over and over.

1. Amen Dunes - Freedom

Amen Dunes displays intellect and heart and musical mastery in such perfectly unadorned ways that you just have to keep listening over and over.

It Was Hard Not To Include:

Vince Staples - FM, Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears, Littlebabyangel - GADA, Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden, Stephen Steinbrink - Utopia Teased, Noname - Room 25, Sandro Perri - In Another Life, Robyn - Honey, Panda Bear - A Day With The Homies, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything’s Fine, AdriAnne Lenker - Abysskiss, Saba - Care For Me, Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands of Love, The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, Kali Uchis - Isolation, Paul White - Rejuvinate, Everything Is Recorded - Everything is Recorded, Ólafur Arnalds - Re:member, Skee Mask - Compro, Low - Double Negative, Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

Wanna listen?… Here you go!