2018 has been a strange year in so many ways. I always said that I would try and buy less music this year, and instead spend more time with the music I did buy. This has very much happened, but there is also very little on this list that wasn’t chosen by someone else (either as part of the Rough Trade club, or as a birthday/Christmas gift). That said, I love all of these records, and I think they represent an accurate summary of my journey through 2018.

  • Shame – Songs of Praise
  • Nils Frahm – All Melody
  • Belle & Sebastian – How to Solve our Human Problems
  • The Shacks – Haze
  • Daniel Blumberg – Minus
  • LUMP – LUMP
  • Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
  • Father John Misty – God’s Favourite Customer
  • Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing
  • Bodega – Endless Scroll
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage
  • She Makes War – Brace for Impact
  • IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance.
  • Adrianne Lenker – abyskiss
  • Paul Smith – Diagrams
  • John Grant – Love is Magic
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright (volume 1)
  • Audiobooks – Now! (in a minute)
  • Labaich – The Sound of Music
  • AMOR – Sinking into a Miracle