EOY [Mid-Year] List Aggregate: 2018 New Music

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Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer (Bad Boy) {47}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:6, Cos:9, CS:1, DT:5, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:5, Fld:+, GC:3, NME:18, NPR:+, PCr:+, RS:+, Sg:9, Thr:6, Up:1; ct:+, so:+, vu:+ -- TH:A-
  2. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) {46}: BB:+, Cmp:17, Cos:5, CS:5, DT:3, EW:+, Ex:7, Fld:+, G:+, GC:223, NPR:+, P:13, PCr:+, PM:+, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:2, Thr:1, Up:2; ri:+, so:+, ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:B
  3. Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy (Atlantic) {44}: BB:+, Cos:8, Cmp:5, CS:10, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:2, Fld:+, G:+, GC:6, Nd:9, NME:14, NPR:+, PCr:+, PM:+, RS:+, Sg:8, Thr:3, Up:5; ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:A-
  4. Pusha-T: Daytona (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) {37}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:1, CS:3, DT:4, EW:+, Ex:4, Fld:+, G:+, GC:1, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:6, Thr:9; ri:+, vu:+ -- TH:**
  5. Beach House: 7 (Sub Pop) {29}: AV:+, BB:+, Cos:11, CS:15, DT:19, EW:+, Ex:9, Fld:+, GB:5, GC:24, NPR:+, RS:+, Sg:1, Up:3 -- TH:**
  6. US Girls: In a Poem Unlimited (4AD) {27}: AV:+, Cos:3, Ex:1, Fld:+, NME:5, P:12, PM:+, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:13, Thr:2; ri:+ -- TH:**
  7. Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop Music) {26}: BB:+, Cos:12, CS:18, DT:27, EW:+, Ex:19, Fld:+, Nd:4, NME:24, NPR:+, P:4, PCr:+, RS:+, Up:46; ct:+, so:+, vu:+ -- TH:***
  8. Soccer Mommy: Clean (Fat Possum) {26}: AV:+, BB:+, DT:8, EW:+, Ex:10, NME:10, NPR:+, P:5, RS:+, Sg:5, Up:6; ri:+, ti:+ -- TH:**
  9. Kali Uchis: Isolation (Virgin EMI) {26}: AV:+, BB:+, Cos:7, CS:4, DT:11, Ex:17, GC:4, Nd:6, NME:13, RS:+, Sg:12; vu:+ -- TH:A-
  10. Lucy Dacus: Historian (Matador) {25}: BB:+, Cos:4, CS:17, DT:7, NPR:+, P:1, RS:+, Sg:18, Thr:10, Up:12; ct:+ -- TH:*
  11. Saba: Care for Me (Saba Pivot) {23}: AV:+, BB:+, Cmp:11, CS:2, DT:1, Fld:+, GC:10, NPR:+, PM:+, Sg:21, Up:21; ct:+, so:+ -- TH:***
  12. : Black Panther: The Album (Music From and Inspired By) (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) {22}: BB:+, Cmp:3, CS:12, EW:+, Ex:6, GC:7, NME:6, NPR:+, RS:+, Up:13; ri:+ -- TH:***
  13. Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino) {21}: BB:+, Esq:+, EW:+, Ex:16, G:+, GC:16, Nd:5, NME:22, P:14, PM:+, SC:+, Up:4; vu:+ -- TH:C+
  14. J Cole: KOD (Roc Nation) {17}: BB:+, Cmp:2, Ex:3, GC:5, NME:17, NPR:+; vu:+ -- TH:**
  15. Amen Dunes: Freedom (Sacred Bones) {14}: DT:13, Esq:+, Ex:22, Fld:+, GB:1, P:20, Up:20 -- TH:*
  16. Camila Cabello: Camila (Epic) {13}: BB:+, EW:+, G:+, GC:13, Nd:13, PCr:+, RS:+, Up:7; ti:+ -- TH:**
  17. Snail Mail: Lush (Matador) {13}: AV:+, CS:13, DT:6, NPR:+, RS:+, Sg:3; ri:+ -- TH:*
  18. Shame: Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans) {12}: Esq:+, Ex:15, G:+, NME:1, P:6 -- TH:B
  19. Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive (Merge) {12}: Fld:+, P:2, RS:+, Thr:3; ct:+, so:+ -- TH:**
  20. Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap (Atlantic) {11}: AV:+, BB:+, Cp:4, Thr:11, Up:8
  21. Jeff Rosenstock: Post- (Polyvinyl) {11}: AV:+, CS:14, PM:+, Sg:50, Thr:16, Up:9; so:+
  22. Superorganism: Superorganism (Domino) {11}: BB:+, CS:24, DT:2, Esq:+, Nd:11, NPR:+, RS:+ -- TH:***
  23. DJ Koze: Knock Knock (Pampa) {10}: AV:+, BB:+, Esq:+, Ex:26, RS:+, SC:+, Sg:23, Up:10 -- TH:B
  24. Oneohtrix Point Never: Age Of (Warp) {10}: AV:+, CS:11, Fld:+, G:+, GB:8, Sg:11 -- TH:*
  25. Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! (Rough Trade) {10}: DT:29, NME:23, Fld:+, G:+, P:3, RS:+, Sg:35 -- TH:A-
  26. Sleep: The Sciences (Third Man) {10}: CS:6, DT:17, Ex:13, RS:+, Sg:34; vu:+
  27. Playboi Carti: Die Lit (AWGE) {9}: Cmp:25, Esq:+, GB:6, GC:14, RS:+, Sg:49 -- TH:*
  28. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Sparkle Hard (Matador) {9}: CS:8, DT:20, Fld:+, RS:+, Thr:14 -- TH:*
  29. MGMT: Little Dark Age (Columbia) {9}: BB:+, EW:+, Ex:23, GC:21, NME:4, Sg:43
  30. Turnstile: Time & Space (Roadrunner) {9}: BB:+, Ex:31, NME:9, RS:+, Sg:37, Up:16 -- TH:*
  31. Neko Case: Hell-On (Anti-) {8}: AV:+, Cos:13, G:+, Nd:15, NPR:+, RS:+ -- TH:*
  32. Jon Hopkins: Singularity (Domino) {8}: AV:+, Esq:+, NME:21, PM:+, Sg:38, Up:18; art:+ -- TH:***
  33. Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) {8}: BB:+, Cmp:8, GC:8, Up:31 -- TH:**
  34. Royce Da 5'9": Book of Ryan (Entertainment One) {8}: BB:+, Cmp:9, Ex:12, GC:15 -- TH:*
  35. SOB X RBE: Gangin (Empire) {8}: BB:+, Cmp:13, CS:19, Sg:36, Thr:13 -- TH:B
  36. Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop) {8}: Nd:10, NME:12, P:10 -- TH:*
  37. Jack White: Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia) {8}: CS:25, Fld:+, Nd:7, NME:11, Up:50
  38. ASAP Rocky: Testing (RCA) {7}: Cmp:19, CS:7, GC:19
  39. Brandi Carlile: By the Way I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra) {7}: BB:+, EW:+, NPR:+, RS:+, Thr:17, Up:49 -- TH:B-
  40. The Carters: Everything Is Love (Roc Nation/Parkwood) {7}: AV:+, Cos:16, GC:22, Nd:2 -- TH:***
  41. CupcakKe: Ephorize (self-released) {7}: BB:+, Cmp:24, RS:+, Thr:7; so:+ -- TH:***
  42. Dream Wife: Dream Wife (Lucky Number) {7}: Nd:8, NME:3 -- TH:***
  43. Grouper: Grid of Points (Kranky) {7}: GB:3, PM:+, Up:14 -- TH:B
  44. Haley Heynderickx: I Need to Start a Garden (Mama Bird) {7}: DT:25, NPR:+, P:7, Up:17 -- TH:**
  45. Shawn Mendes: Shawn Mendes (Island) {7}: BB:+, GC:9, PCr:+, RS:+; ti:+ -- TH:***
  46. Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop) {7}: CS:21, DT:22, NPR:+, PM:+, RS:+, Sg:14
  47. Young Fathers: Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune) {7}: Esq:+, EW:+, G:+, PM:+, Sg:16; ri:+ -- TH:A-
  48. David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) {6}: Nd:1, RS:+ -- TH:B
  49. First Aid Kit: Ruins (Columbia) {6}: Cos:1, Esq:+
  50. Hookworms: Microshift (Domino) {6}: Esq:+, G:+, NME:3 -- TH:*
  51. Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off Dog (Saddle Creek) {6}: BB:+, Ex:21, NPR:+, P:11, Sg:24 -- TH:*
  52. Iceage: Beyondless (Matador) {6}: NME:19, PM:+, Sg:10
  53. Kids See Ghosts [Kanye West & Kid Cudi]: Kids See Ghosts (GOOD/Def Jam -EP) {6}: Esq:+, GC:2, PM:+ -- TH:*
  54. Tracey Thorn: Record (Merge) {6}: Nd:3, NPR:+, RS:+ -- TH:**
  55. Wye Oak: The Louder I Call the Faster It Runs (Merge) {6}: Cos:6, DT:21, Sg:31, Up:39 -- TH:*
  56. Courtney Marie Andrews: May Your Kindness Remain (Fat Possum/Mama Bird) {5}: G:+, NPR:+, P:8
  57. Bat Fangs: Bat Fangs (Don Giovanni) {5}: Cos:2, Fld:+
  58. Leon Bridges: Good Thing (Columbia) {5}: BB:+, Esq:+, G:+, NPR:+, Up:43 -- TH:*
  59. Flasher: Constant Image (Domino) {5}: PM:+, Sg:4
  60. Forth Wanderers: Forth Wanderers (Sub Pop) {5}: DT:15, Fld:+, Sg:20
  61. HC McEntire: Lionheart (Merge) {5}: SC:+, Thr:8, Up:25
  62. Mount Eerie: Now Only (PW Elverum & Sun) {5}: AV:+, DT:9, Ex:27 -- TH:*
  63. No Age: Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City) {5}: AV:+, Fld:+, G:+, Thr:18 -- TH:A-
  64. Natalie Prass: The Future and the Past (ATO) {5}: CS:20, DT:28, G:+, RS:+
  65. John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy) {5}: Fld:+, RS:+, Up:15; ct:+ -- TH:A-
  66. Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM (Eardruma/Interscope) {5}: BB:+, Cmp:7, RS:+
  67. SiR: November (Top Dawg) {5}: AV:+, Cmp:14, RS:+, Up:37
  68. Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) {5}: AV:+, Esq:+, NPR:+, PM:+, Sg:22 -- TH:***
  69. The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy (XO/Republic -EP) {5}: BB:+, Cmp:15; ti:+, vu:+ -- TH:*
  70. Kanye West: Ye (Def Jam/GOOD Music -EP) {5}: Cmp:18, CS:23, GC:17 -- TH:*
  71. Yo La Tengo: There's a Riot Going On (Matador) {5}: Fld:+, SC:+, Thr:15, Up:32 -- TH:**
  72. Daniel Avery: Song for Alpha (Phantasy Sound/Mute) {4}: AV:+, Esq:+, G:+, PM:+
  73. James Bay: Electric Light (Republic) {4}: BB:+, Nd:12, PCr:+
  74. Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 1 (Human Re Sources) {4}: DT:18; ct:+, so:+
  75. Bella Boo: Fire () {4}: GB:4
  76. The Breeders: All Nerve (4AD) {4}: NPR:+, PM:+, RS:+; art:+ -- TH:*
  77. Brothers Osborne: Port Saint Joe (EMI Nashville) {4}: NPR:+, RS:+, SC:+, Up:44
  78. Burna Boy: Outside (Atlantic) {4}: Thr:4 -- TH:*
  79. Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy (Matador) {4}: CS:16, Ex:11 -- TH:***
  80. Nils Frahm: All Melody (Erased Tapes) {4}: AV:+, Ex:18, PM:+
  81. Ezra Furman: Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union) {4}: BB:+, NME:8 -- TH:**
  82. Half Waif: Lavender (Cascine) {4}: PM:+, Sg:7, Up:34
  83. JPEGMAFIA: Veteran (self-released) {4}: Ex:24, GC:18, Sg:33 -- TH:B
  84. Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations (Empire/Atlantic) {4}: BB:+, Nd:18, Up:30 -- TH:*
  85. Migos: Culture II (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) {4}: BB:+, Cmp:22, G:+, PM:+ -- TH:**
  86. Screaming Females: All at Once (Don Giovanni) {4}: AV:+, Sg:48, Thr:12
  87. Ty Segall: Freedom's Goblin (Drag City) {4}: CS:22, DT:12, Fld:+
  88. Jorja Smith: Lost & Found (FAMM) {4}: Cos:14, DT:23, PM:+
  89. Tirzah: Devotion (Domino) {4}: GB:2
  90. AAL (Against All Logic): 2012-2017 (Other People) {3}: Ex:14, RS:+ -- TH:***
  91. The Armed: Only Love (Throat Ruiner) {3}: DT:16, Sg:39
  92. J Balvin: Vibras (Universal Latino) {3}: BB:+, RS:+; ti:+
  93. Jennifer Castle: Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors) {3}: Ex:8
  94. The Decemberists: I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol) {3}: P:9
  95. Dessa: Chime (Doomtree) {3}: NPR:+; ct:+, so:+
  96. DJ Healer: Nothing 2 Loose (All Possible Worlds) {3}: GB:7
  97. DJ Healer: Planet Lonely (All Possible Worlds) {3}: GB:7
  98. Bonny Doon: Longwave (Woodsist) {3}: Fld:+, P:18
  99. Dave East: P2 (Def Jam) {3}: CS:9
  100. Eleanor Friedberger: Rebound (Frenchkiss) {3}: G:+; ct:+, so:+
  101. Illuminati Hotties: Kiss Yr Frenemies (Tiny Engines) {3}: Ex:29, Sg:19
  102. Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans) {3}: Esq:+, Fld:+, NPR:+
  103. King Tuff: The Other (Sub Pop) {3}: P:19, Up:29
  104. La Luz: Floating Features (Hardly Art) {3}: Cos:10
  105. Lil Skies: Life of a Dark Rose (All We Got/Atlantic) {3}: BB:+, Cmp:20
  106. Tom Misch: Geography (Beyond the Groove) {3}: NME:15, PM:+
  107. Munya: North Hatley (Winston Wolf) {3}: GB:10
  108. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Tearing at the Seams (Stax) {3}: Nd:19, NPR:+
  109. Michael Rault: It's a New Day Tonight (Wick) {3}: DT:10
  110. Rhye: Blood (Loma Vista) {3}: AV:+, Esq:+, Up:45
  111. Tess Roby: Beacon (Italians Do It Better) {3}: GB:9
  112. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Years (Bloodshot) {3}: PM:+; ct:+, so:+ -- TH:*
  113. Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300) {3}: NME:7
  114. Tove Styrke: Sway (Sony) {3}: BB:+, NME:20
  115. Ryley Walker: Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans) {3}: Sg:17, Up:23
  116. YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Until Death Call My Name (Never Broke Again/Atlantic) {3}: Cmp:10 -- TH:**
  117. 03 Greedo: The Wolf of Grape Street (Alamo) {2}: AV:+, BB:+
  118. Christina Aguilera: Liberation (RCA) {2}: Cos:15
  119. Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) {2}: Esq:+, G:+ -- TH:A-
  120. Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet: Landfall (Nonesuch) {2}: G:+, PM:+ -- TH:A-
  121. Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind (Bobolink/Razor & Tie) {2}: RS:+; art:+
  122. Bazzi: Cosmic (Iamcosmic/Atlantic) {2}: GC:20
  123. Kadhja Bonet: Childqueen (Fat Possum) {2}: AV:+, PM:+
  124. BTS: Yove Yourself Tear (Big Hit) {2}: BB:+, PCr:+
  125. Confidence Man: Confident Music for Confident People (Heavenly) {2}: NME:16 -- TH:A-
  126. Frankie Cosmos: Vessel (Sub Pop) {2}: DT:26, Ex:25, Sg:45 -- TH:***
  127. Cut Worms: Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar) {2}: P:17
  128. Alela Diane: Cusp (Allpoints) {2}: NPR:+, Up:42
  129. Fatoumata Diawara: Fenfo: Something to Say (Shanachie) {2}: G:+, PM:+ -- TH:**
  130. Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa () {2}: Ex:20
  131. George Ezra: Staying at Tamara's (Columbia) {2}: Nd:16
  132. Fantastic Negrito: Please Don't Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) {2}: ct:+, so:+
  133. Fischerspooner: Sir (Ultra) {2}: Nd:20
  134. George Fitzgerald: All That Must Be (Domino) {2}: Esq:+, PM:+
  135. Flatbush Zombies: Vacation in Hell (Glorious Dead) {2}: Up:19 -- TH:***
  136. Gas: Rausch (Kompakt) {2}: PM:+, RS:+
  137. Mary Gauthier: Rifles & Rosary Beads (In the Black) {2}: EW:+, PM:+ -- TH:A-
  138. Goat Girl: Goat Girl (Rough Trade) {2}: P:15
  139. Hinds: I Don't Run (Mom + Pop) {2}: Esq:+, RS:+
  140. Hovvdy: Cranberry () {2}: DT:14
  141. Juice WRLD: Goodbye & Good Riddance (self-released) {2}: GC:11 -- TH:*
  142. Maxo Kream: Punken (TSO) {2}: AV:+; ri:+
  143. Kyle: Light of Mine (Atlantic) {2}: Up:11
  144. Logic: Bobby Tarantino II (Def Jam) {2}: GC:12
  145. Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge 2: The Bitter Dose (Marci) {2}: Cmp:16
  146. Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Nashville) {2}: BB:+, RS:+ -- TH:**
  147. Motorcade: Motorcade (Idol) {2}: ct:+, so:+
  148. Nap Eyes: I'm Bad Now (Paradise of Bachelors) {2}: P:16
  149. Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing (Legacy) {2}: RS:+; art:+ -- TH:A-
  150. Now Now: Saved (Trans-) {2}: PCr:+, Sg:44
  151. Panic! at the Disco: Pray for the Wicked (Fueled by Ramen) {2}: Nd:17
  152. Charlie Puth: Voicenotes (Atlantic) {2}: BB:+, Up:38 -- TH:*
  153. Rich the Kid: The World Is Yours (Rich Forever Music/Interscope) {2}: Cmp:12
  154. Rival Consoles: Persona (Erased Tapes) {2}: AV:+, PM:+ -- TH:*
  155. Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar) {2}: Sg:15
  156. Serpentwithfeet: Soil (Secretly Canadian) {2}: PM:+; ri:+
  157. Shopping: The Official Body (FatCat) {2}: Nd:14
  158. Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (4AD) {2}: RS:+; so:+ -- TH:B
  159. The Voidz: Virtue (RCA) {2}: Sg:32; vu:+
  160. Leon Vynehall: Nothing Is Still (Ninja Tune) {2}: Esq:+, PM:+
  161. Air Waves: Warrior (Western Vinyl) {1}: SC:+
  162. American Pleasure Club: A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This (Run for Cover) {1}: Sg:40
  163. Anna & Elizabeth: The Invisible Comes to Us (Smithsonian Folkways) {1}: PM:+
  164. Anne-Marie: Speak Your Mind (Warner UK) {1}: GC:25
  165. At the Gates: To Drink From the Night Itself (Century Media) {1}: Sg:26
  166. Grazyna Bacewicz: Chamber Works (Chandros) {1}: NPR:+
  167. The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (Legbreaker) {1}: RS:+
  168. Alice Bag: Blueprint (Don Giovanni) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:*
  169. Sami Baha: Free for All (Planet Mu) {1}: PM:+
  170. Bali Baby: Baylor Swift (TWIN) {1}: SC:+
  171. Benin City: Last Night (Moshi Moshi) {1}: PM:+
  172. Between the Buried and Me: Automata I (Sumerian) {1}: SC:+
  173. Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light (3 Legged) {1}: NPR:+
  174. Black Dresses: Wasteisolation (self-released) {1}: Sg:25
  175. Jean-Michel Blais: Dans Ma Main (Arts & Crafts) {1}: AV:+
  176. Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry (Ternesc) {1}: NPR:+
  177. Blue Lab Beats: Xover (Blue Adventure/All Points) {1}: NPR:+
  178. Brownout: Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats) {1}: NPR:+
  179. Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves (Batskull/New Damage) {1}: Ex:28
  180. Caroline Says: No Fool Like an Old Fool (Western Vinyl) {1}: Sg:42
  181. Doja Cat: Amala (RCA) {1}: NPR:+
  182. Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood/Columbia) {1}: ti:+ -- TH:**
  183. Brent Cobb: Providence Canyon (Elektra) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:**
  184. Ry Cooder: The Prodigal Son (Fantasy) {1}: art:+ -- TH:A-
  185. Kyle Craft: Full Circle Nightmare (Sub Pop) {1}: PM:+
  186. Elysia Crampton: Elysia Crampton (Break World -EP) {1}: G:+ -- TH:*
  187. Current Joys: A Different Age (Danger Collective) {1}: AV:+
  188. Darlingside: Extralife (More Doug/Thirty Tigers) {1}: PM:+
  189. Dear Nora: Skulls Example (Orindal) {1}: Sg:30
  190. Django Django: Marble Skies (Ribbon) {1}: Esq:+
  191. Drinks: Hippo Lite (Drag City) {1}: Fld:+
  192. Eartheater: Irisiri (PAN) {1}: PM:+
  193. Anderson East: Encore (Low Country Sound/Elektra) {1}: PM:+
  194. Kurt Elling: The Questions (Okeh) {1}: SC:+
  195. Brian Fallon: Sleepwalkers (Island) {1}: EW:+
  196. Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Virgin EMI) {1}: Esq:+
  197. Gang Gang Dance: Kazuashita (4AD) {1}: PM:+
  198. Kany Garcia: Soy Yo (Sony Latin) {1}: BB:+
  199. David Garland: Verdancy (self-released) {1}: NPR:+
  200. Ghost: Prequelle (Loma Vista) {1}: PM:+
  201. Glitch Mob: See Without Eyes (Glass Air) {1}: BB:+
  202. The Go! Team: Semicircle (Memphis Industries) {1}: art:+ -- TH:**
  203. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris: Everything's Fine (Mello Music Group) {1}: Sg:47 -- TH:A-
  204. Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread () {1}: Sg:27
  205. Tee Grizzley: Activated (300) {1}: Up:28
  206. Gwenno: Le Kov (Heavenly) {1}: G:+ -- TH:**
  207. Albert Hammond Jr: Francis Trouble (Red Bull) {1}: Esq:+
  208. Hieroglyphic Being: The Red Notes (Soul Jazz) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:***
  209. Hot Snakes: Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop) {1}: Sg:46 -- TH:B
  210. I'm With Her: See You Around (Rounder) {1}: PM:+
  211. Jazzanova: The Pool (Sonar Kollektiv) {1}: PM:+
  212. Park Jiha: Communion (Tak:til) {1}: G:+
  213. Jim Jones: Wasted Talent (Vamplife/Empire) {1}: Cmp:23
  214. Judas Priest: Firepower (Columbia) {1}: RS:+
  215. Key!: 777 (Hello!/DOTS) {1}: ri:+
  216. Khemmis: Desolation (20 Buck Spin/Nuclear Blast) {1}: PM:+
  217. Angelique Kidjo: Remain in Light (Kravenworks) {1}: NPR:+
  218. Kimbra: Primal Heart (Warner Bros) {1}: Up:40
  219. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Black Times (Strut) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:A-
  220. Julian Lage: Modern Lore (Mack Avenue) {1}: DT:24 -- TH:B
  221. Lake Street Dive: Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) {1}: BB:+
  222. Bettye LaVette: Things Have Changed (Verve) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:A
  223. Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 2 (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) {1}: BB:+
  224. Loma: Loma (Sub Pop) {1}: Esq:+
  225. Lord Huron: Vide Noir (Republic) {1}: Up:36
  226. Sarah Louise: Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey) {1}: PM:+
  227. Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:**
  228. Lump: Lump (Dead Oceans) {1}: art:+
  229. Maluma: FAME (Sony Music Latin) {1}: BB:+
  230. Maps & Atlases: Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk) {1}: SC:+
  231. Amber Mark: Conexao (PMR/Virgin EMI) {1}: BB:+
  232. Marmozets: Knowing What You Know Now (Roadrunner) {1}: G:+
  233. Trixie Mattel: One Stone (self-released) {1}: BB:+
  234. Brad Mehldau: After Bach (Nonesuch) {1}: PM:+ -- TH:B
  235. Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads the Constitution! (Nonesuch) {1}: art:+ -- TH:*
  236. Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage (Fat Possum) {1}: art:+ -- TH:B
  237. MIKE: Black Soap (Lex -EP) {1}: Fld:+ -- TH:*
  238. Parker Millsap: Other Arrangements (Okrahoma) {1}: so:+
  239. Mol: Jord (Holy Roar) {1}: Sg:28
  240. Mr Fingers: Cerebral Hemispheres (Aleviated) {1}: G:+
  241. Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang) {1}: PCr:+ -- TH:A-
  242. Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism (Naive) {1}: BB:+ -- TH:*
  243. Orquesta Akokan: Orquesta Akokan (Daptone) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:***
  244. Speedy Ortiz: Twerp Verse (Carpark) {1}: Up:24 -- TH:*
  245. Polica/Stargaze: Music for the Long Emergency (Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive) {1}: Esq:+
  246. Preoccupations: New Material (Jagjaguwar) {1}: Up:22
  247. The Record Company: All of This Life (Concord) {1}: so:+
  248. The Republic of Wolves: Shrine (self-released) {1}: Sg:29
  249. : Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin (MCA Nashville) {1}: RS:+
  250. Alasdair Roberts/Amble Skuse/David McGuinness: What News (Drag City) {1}: G:+
  251. Rolling Blackouts CF: Hope Downs (Sub Pop) {1}: Fld:+ -- TH:A-
  252. Caroline Rose: Loner (New West) {1}: NPR:+
  253. Sandy's: Chime () {1}: DT:30
  254. Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together (Damnably/ELectric Muse) {1}: Up:48
  255. The Shins: The Worm's Heart (Aural Apothecary/Columbia) {1}: Esq:+
  256. Ski Mask the Slump God: Beware the Book of Eli (Republic) {1}: SC:+
  257. Skyzoo: In Celebration of Us (First Generation Rich/Empire) {1}: Ex:30
  258. Sofi Tukker: Treehouse (Ultra) {1}: ti:+
  259. Sophie: Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (MSMSMSM/Future Classic) {1}: G:+
  260. Ssion: O (Dero Arcade) {1}: ti:+
  261. Tal National: Tantabara (Fat Cat) {1}: RS:+ -- TH:***
  262. Tangents: New Bodies (Temporary Residence) {1}: PM:+
  263. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt . . . and More Dirt (Pi) {1}: NPR:+ -- TH:A-
  264. Thunderpussy: Thunderpussy () {1}: Up:47
  265. Tierra Whack: Whack World (UMGRI/Interscope) {1}: NPR:+
  266. Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods (RCA) {1}: BB:+
  267. Tiny Moving Parts: Swell (Triple Crown/Big Scary Monsters) {1}: Sg:41
  268. Towkio: WWW (Republic) {1}: Up:35
  269. Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call) {1}: Up:27
  270. Underoath: Erase Me (Fearless) {1}: BB:+
  271. The Vaccines: Combat Sports (Columbia) {1}: G:+
  272. Van William: Countries (Fantasy) {1}: Up:33
  273. Wet Tuna: Livin' the Die (Feeding Tube) {1}: SC:+
  274. Xylouris White: Mother (Bella Union) {1}: art:+
  275. Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds (Bella Union) {1}: Up:41
  276. Virginia Wing: Ecstatic Arrow (Fire) {1}: G:+
  277. Alison Wonderland: Awake (Universal Australia) {1}: Up:26
  278. Wulfband: Revolter (Progress Productions -17) {1}: SC:+
  279. XXXtentacion: ? (Best Vibes Forever) {1}: Cmp:21
  280. Yoshimio/Susie Ibarra/Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur (Thrill Jockey) {1}: PM:+
  281. Zeal and Ardor: Stranger Fruit (Radicals) {1}: AV:+

Notes

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