2018 Albums – The Master List

All the music that’s fit to hear…

After finishing up my favorite albums of the year countdown, here is the complete list of those that I deemed to be worthy of my/your time in 2018 (95 in total).  Most of these were reviewed in this blog as they were released, but for those interested, here is a nice list of tunes to check out if you haven’t.


Anderson East – Encore

Unlikely Friends – Crooked Numbers

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

Moon Taxi – Let the Record Play

Belle Adair – Tuscumbia

They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun

Dommengang – Love Jail

Math and Physics Club – Lived Here Before

Anna Burch – Quit the Curse

Kyle Craft – Full Circle Nightmare

The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

Hockey Dad – Blend Inn

Superchunk – What a Time To Be Alive

Twin Peaks – Sweet ’17 Singles

Grant-Lee Phillips – Widdershins

Vance Joy – Nation of Two

Mt. Joy – Mt. Joy

Nathaniel Rateliff – Tearing at the Seams

Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now

Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism

David Byrne – American Utopia

Dean Ween Group – Rock2

Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots

The Bonnevilles – Dirty Photographs

Neil Young & Promise of the Real – Paradox

Jack White – Boarding House Reach

Sonny Smith – Rod For Your Love

Blackberry Smoke – Find a Light

Eels – The Deconstruction

Greyhounds – Cheyenne Valley Drive

John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness

Neil Young – Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live (Live 1973)

A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant

Lord Huron – Vide Noir

Old Crow Medicine Show – Volunteer

Godsmack – When Legends Rise

Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing

Dr. Dog – Critical Equation


Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up

Parker Millsap – Other Arrangements

Eureka California – Roadrunners

Royce Da 5’9” – Book of Ryan

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part II)

Ray LaMontagne – Part of the Light

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow

T Hardy Morris – Dude, the Obscure

The Vines – In Miracle Land

Tyler Childers – Live on Red Barns Radio (Live 2017)

The Nude Party – The Nude Party

Kinky Friedman – Circus of Life

Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed

Caamp – Boys

Tony Molina – Kill the Lights

The Growlers – Casual Acquaintances

Clearance – At Your Leisure

Amanda Shires – To the Sunset

Erika Wennerstrom – Sweet Unknown

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

The Soft White Sixties – Alta California

Glorietta – Glorietta

Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

Interpol – Marauder

Eminem – Kamikaze

Slothrust – The Pact

Adam’s House Cat – Town Burned Down

Tom Petty – An American Treasure

Seasick Steve – Can U Cook?

Gregory Alan Isakov – Evening Machines

Young the Giant – Mirror Master

The Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Live from the Ryman (Live 2018)

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Dean Wareham – Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre

Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Midnight Oil – Armistice Day: Live at the Domain (Live 2017)

The Revivalists – Take Good Care

All Them Witches – ATW

Dispatch – Location 13

Cedric Burnside – Benton County Relic

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Years

Naked Giants – SLUFF

Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell

Mark Knopfler – Down the Road Wherever

Holly Golightly – Do the Get Along

Monteagle – Midnight Noon

Neil Young – Songs for Judy (Live 1976)

Jeff Tweedy – WARM

The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

LP – Heart to Mouth

Ice Cube – Everythang’s Corrupt


Throughout the year I saved every song released in 2018 that I enjoyed to a playlist, which is now over 1,000 songs and about 64 hours long.  It makes for a fun shuffle, if I do say so myself.

Link to “Best of 2018” Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1217400912/playlist/2TyyZTxT3OubR5fohln7Wl?si=WVWz3WqTSJ2Fth5n4ekDbA