2018 Music Releases


I still haven’t played Celeste, but I’m having such a soothing time listening to this album of peaceful rearrangements!!


A few of my faves from the last few weeks:

Gabby’s World - Beast on Beast: Some nice indie pop stuff, this song in particular is a great earworm.

Jessica Pratt - This Time Around: Her voice is just beautiful.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - King of Cowards: Hey, another band that has the Sabbath-y doomy guitars and rock, but they are super good! Maybe because they are local, but seeing them support the Oh Sees they are a very good groovy doom metal band.

Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss: Another wonderful voice who just continues to write amazing songs.


1: A bop.
2: lmao, that product placement though.


New Vince Staples:


Neon Akali is extremely cool and has the best part of that song. If her KDA skin actually had the neon it would probably trick me into playing LOL again, despite the fact that playing any sort of MOBA generally just makes me less happy.

Anyways I’ve been really into the new Daughters album and Emma Ruth Rundle.

I was driving through the Appalachians at dusk yesterday while listening to On Dark Horses and it fit the mood extremely well.


two favorites of mine from the year that I didn’t see get mentioned on here:

Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
(funky post-punk on DFA Records - they’ve been on a steady kick of putting out a killer album every year for the past couple of years and this one hasn’t broken that streak)

Pink Navel - Born on the Stairs
(raps about being nonbinary, Steven Universe, their family and friends, etc and I think are a part of Ruby Yacht - Milo’s whole label)


new Earl Sweatshirt! i love the sampling on this, very impressively layered


I’m been really into the new Daughters album.

The new JPEGMAFIA track is fantastic as well.

While it’s not a Music Release exactly I’ve been really loving Tetris Effect and the music is a big part of that.


The Daughters album is good, great even! I cannot listen to it too much, the first track creates such an amazing sense of dread I find it tough going. It is fantastic though!

I only just found out Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore have an album out, it is lovely!


Just a reminder to use the thread search function at the top of the page before posting, just to ensure you don’t dupe something already in the thread! We’re well past 400 posts now (!!!) so it’s easy to repost something without knowing.


New(ish) Ichiko Aoba album has been perfect listening for fall walks.


This song is loud and I like it.


Both J.I.D’s DiCaprio 2 and Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs came out this week and rap was better for it. I was pretty sour on Earl before I heard his new album just now, so even if you haven’t been a huge fan of his in the past I’d suggest to still check it out.


I’m getting good vibes from the new Earl. He drops a Shabazz Palaces references in the first track and it just goes from there. It’s super claustrophobic and repetitive in the production and I love how troubled Earl sounds throughout.


I can’t recommend the new Earl enough. I must have listened to the album 3 or 4 times last night. His flow and lyrics are great on this, but what really has me coming back for more are the beats. So good.


Sudan Archives is amazing. Her violin is like nothing I’ve heard before. Every time I listen to her, I feel I’m being taken away to some sprawling desert. Sink is probably the standout album of the year to me.

On the other hand, I was hyped up for Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard after he dropped his singles for 2018. The fact that neither “Bubblin’” nor “Til It’s Over” made it on the album honestly let me down. The album itself started off pretty well, but it just became too slow for me midway through.


Came here to say I really like that New Anderson Paak album! Not as much as his last one but this has some great features (Pusha T and Kendrick can really do no wrong and hell it even has a verse from J. Cole that I actually like, shocking) and is just such a joy at time. I beg you all to please watch his SNL performance from a few days ago where this man is simultaneously drumming and singing his heart out. Having Kendrick casually stroll onstage, deliver his verse, and stroll off again is just incredible. I can’t stop watching the whole thing.

I posted about this very same song further up in this thread which I apologize for, but this live version is just too good not to share again


Don’t know how much love there is for British or Irish folk music on here, but these records have been on heavy rotation for me this year:


Figured I’d post this on here but six months ago I thought “I’m gonna try to organize a benefit comp by the end of the year” and finally premiered a track for it today! It’s a bunch of artists like Palehound, Worriers, Jeffrey Lewis, etc. etc. etc. covering all of The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs album. Proceeds go to No More Dysphoria, which is a non-profit that aims to fund transitional costs for trans people.

If anyone is a fan of the original album, I really think that you’ll find something to like on this one too. And I don’t know I just wanted to post this because I’ve had a bad year and it’s been really nice to see this come together with a bunch of artists I respect especially for this cause

ANYWAY - illuminati hotties covered “The Way You Say Good-Night” and it’s stellar


It came out a few months ago, but Miya Folick’s record Premonition is full of absolutely lovely jams