Review of the year – Best Music of the Year 2018

I’ve been listening to a lot of new music this year. Here’s some recommendations.

Albums of the Year 2018

  • Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
  • Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man
  • Elvis Costello – Look Now
  • First Aid Kit – Ruins
  • The Go! Team – Semicircle
  • Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread OST
  • Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile
  • Paul McCartney – Egypt Station
  • Villagers – The Art Of Pretending To Swim
  • Paul Weller – True Meanings

Songs of the Year 2018

  • Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
  • Keegan DeWitt and Kiersey Clemons – Hearts Beat Loud Pt 1
  • Flight of the Conchords – Father and Son
  • The Go! Team – Mayday
  • Jonny Greenwood – The House Of Woodcock
  • Paul McCartney – I Don’t Know
  • Miguel ft Natalia Lafourcade – Remember Me
  • Manic Street Preachers – International Blue
  • Villagers – Trick of the Light
  • Thom Yorke – Suspirium


Top Albums of 2017

I meant to write this article over the new year period, but never got around to it. I like to keep track of my favourite albums of a particular year because it’s so easy to forget what I was listening to!

Here goes, in no alphabetical order…

Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
Liam Gallagher – As You Were
Gregory Porter – Nat King Cole & Me
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Lorde – Melodrama
Laura Marling – Semper Femina
Radiohead – OKNOTOK 1997 2017
Thundercat – Drunk
Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
The XX – Process

Best Albums of 2015

2015 has been an excellent year for music. I’ve missed so many great albums off this list, but I ended up having to be ruthless. Here’s a list of the music that has soundtracked my year.

Bjork – “Vulnicura”
Release date: 15/01/2015
Essential track: Stonemilker

Gaz Coombes – “Matador”
Release date: 26/01/2015
Essential track: Buffalo

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Chasing Yesterday”
Release date: 25/02/2015
Essential track: Ballad of the Mighty I

Benjamin Clementine – “At Least For Now”
Release date: 30/03/2015
Essential track: London

Blur – “The Magic Whip”
Release date: 27/04/2015
Essential track: Ong Ong

Mark Morriss – “The Taste Of…”
Release date: 31/07/2015
Essential track: Good Advices

The Chemical Brothers – “Born In The Echoes”
Release date: 17/08/2015
Essential track: Go

Foals – “What Went Down”
Release date: 28/08/2015
Essential track: Mountain At My Gates

Ben Folds – “So There”
Release date: 11/09/2015
Essential track: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Movements 1-3

Guy Garvey – “Courting The Squall”
Release date: 27/10/2015
Essential track: Angela’s Eyes