Best New Albums of 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Johnny Reb, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Johnny Reb

    Johnny Reb Résident du forum Thread Starter

    Continuing the yearly tradition of discovering new music via this thread, here is the 2018 edition! Every year this thread is an excellent resource to find the best new music being released, let's further that. A bunch of albums have already been released, and a few more coming Friday...

    Most of you know how this thread works, but here are some quick guidelines that'll help this thread to go smoothly:
    1. Yes, at the end of the year, it's nice to post your year-end list, but moreso, this thread is a valuable resource as the year progresses. As such, please no threadcrapping about how this thread is too early when it's obviously not. This site is an invaluable resource to finding what albums are out and will be out every week: New Album Releases, New Music

    2. Youtube links, album covers, and/or text describing the album you are mentioning is much appreciated! That way sampling the albums in question is made easier. What's not really that helpful is popping into this thread and posting an obscure album title and artist without any other information.

    3. Please keep the thread positive. I mean, if you were really disappointed by an album, sure, go ahead and mention that you weren't a fan, and give reasons why. "______ album sucks" comments are not worthy of being posted here. Also, please steer away from things like "most overrated albums of 2018" lists and such here.

    4. While posting your most anticipated albums is fine, just don't do it too often. :D

    Let's dig in! What have you liked so far? :wave:
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  2. Cake

    Cake Forum Resident

    Reseda, CA, USA
    The upcoming Led Zeppelin album of unreleased tracks (could be studio and/or live)
    The new Jack White album
    The new Breeders album
    The new Butthole Surfers album
  3. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I haven’t heard anything new this year (except today’s Jack White single), but I’m hoping the new Arctic Monkeys album will come out this year.
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  4. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Arlington, VA
    I’ve bought two albums and a single so far this year. I haven’t listened to them yet though. There are a bunch of albums in bandcamp that are preorder that I might buy once I can listen to more than 1 track. The one track is very good for some.
  5. Robert C

    Robert C Forum Resident

    London, UK
    I've pre-ordered the forthcoming Brownswood Recordings compilation, We Out Here, showcasing London's DIY jazz scene. There are some wonderful performers on this that my wife and I saw perform in 2017, plus some artists that we've not checked out yet.

  6. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

    Heard Typhoon's Offerings the other day, and it's a pretty good indie rock record. Interesting concept, ambitious scope, excellent songwriting and arrangements - good stuff.

  7. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    SF Bay Area, USA
    Maybe the first great psychedelic release of the new year, with a kaleidoscopic sound reaching back to some of the motoriffic krautrock pioneers, but with a more modern big beat vibe that's both spacey and funky, Psychic Lemon Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay ...

  8. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Looking forward to the new Guided By Voices album in March. I really dug the last two after being lukewarm on many of the reunion-era albums. Here is the first song previewed:

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  9. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Looking forward to the new Yo La Tengo album also; the two songs I heard previewed at the Hanukkah shows were pretty low-key
  10. Peachy

    Peachy Forum Resident

    Dana Point
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  11. CrombyMouse

    CrombyMouse Forum Resident

    New self-released album by Supervitesse - "NorNor". If you are into psychedelic pop like Stereolab, Death & Vanilla, Broadcast, Candy Claws, etc. you would like.

    NorNor, by Supervitesse
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  12. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Way too early, but the new albums from these artists have the potential to make my list:
    No Age
    Car Seat Headrest
    Blood Orange
    Marianne Faithful
  13. audiomac

    audiomac Forum Resident

    New albums by old bands coming up soon that I'm looking forward to:

    Simple Minds - Walk between worlds
    Manic Street Preachers - Resistance is Futile
  14. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

    Heard BØRNS' Blue Madonna today, and it's a fantastic pop album. Hellishly catchy songwriting with lots of hooks.
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    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

  16. Lil' Brian

    Lil' Brian Forum Resident

    Iron Mountain
  17. jazdoc

    jazdoc Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA, USA
    Can't wait for the new First Aid Kit LP later this week...

  18. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Yeah, the forthcoming First Aid Kit is the first big new album of the year for me.
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  19. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident


    Post-punk with a thinking man's attention to songwriting and craft.
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  20. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cage Dweller

    Northeast USA
    Too early yet but bookmarking....

    Have been playing this one over the weekend. :thumbsup:
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  21. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident


    Earnest, sweet English language folk by a Dutch contemporary folk singer.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
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  22. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

    Heard a few and liked it.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
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  23. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident


    Sounds like a lovely young lady singing with Buena Vista Social Club backing band!
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  24. Ironclaw

    Ironclaw Forum Resident

    Aoty and metacritic are a great help.
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  25. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

    Looking forward to the new Breeders album.
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