2018 Favs

Here it is. The list of my 30 favorite albums of the year. For Your Consideration.

I do not know if these have been the best, but certainly these are the 30 albums I enjoyed and recommended the most throughout this year. Needless to say that this is an open list and, of course, there are more that I’m still missing.



Rosalia “El Mal Querer”

John Hopkins “Singularity”

Saba “Care For Me”

U.S Girls “In a Poem Unlimited”

NoName “Room 25”

Mitski “Be the Cowboy”

Yves Tumor “Safe in the Hands of Love”

Tirzah “Devotion”

Low “Double Negative”

Snail Mail “Lush”

Serpentwithfeet “soil”

Kali Uchis “Isolation”

Oneohtrix Point Never “Age of”

Sophie “Oil of Every pearl’s Un-Insides”

Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”

Robyn “Honey”

Lucy Dacus “Historian”

Vince Staples “FM!”

Caroline Rose “Loner”

Anderson Paak “Oxnard”

Skee Mask “Compro”

Janelle Monae “Dirty Computer”

MGMT “Little Dark Age”

Spiritualized “And Nothing Hurt”

Soccer Mommy “Clean”

Beach House “7”

Kamasi Washington “Heaven and Earth”

Natalie Prass “The Future and the Past”

CupcakKe “Ephorize”

The Internet “Hive Mind”

2017 Favs

A brief selection…




Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

Ryuichi Sakamoto “async”

JAY-Z “4.44”

SZA “Ctrl”

Vince Staples “Big Fish Theory”


King Krule “The Ooz”

Moses Sumney “Aromanticism”

Charlotte Gainsbourg “Rest”

Thundercat “Drunk”

The War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”


Tyler, The Creator “Flower Boy”

Cigarettes After Sex “Cigarettes After Sex”

Mount Kimbie “Love What Survives”

Jlin “Black Origami”

Slowdive “Slowdive”


Four Tet “New Energy”

Sampha “Process”

The xx “I See You”

LCD Soundsystem “American Dream”

Ibeyi “Ash”


Kelela “Take Me Apart”

Björk “Utopia”

Fleet Foxes “Crack-Up”

Drake “More Life”

Gorillaz “Humanz”


Big Thief “Capacity”

Arca “Arca”

Julie Byrne “Not Even Happiness”

Broken Social Scene “Hug of Thunder”

Joe Goddard “Electronic Lines”




2016 Favs


Here it is. The list of my 30 favorite albums of the year. For Your Consideration.


Bon Iver “22, A Million”

Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool”

Anderson Paak “Malibu”

Beyoncé “Lemonade”

Tim Hecker “Love Streams”


Solange “A Seat at the Table”

Michael Kiwanuka “Love and Hate”

Kanye West “The Life of Pablo”

Frank Ocean “Blond” / “Endless”

James Blake “The Color in Anything”

76397-1Nicolas Jaar “Sirens” / “Nymphs”

Jenny Hval “Blood Bitch”

Kendrick Lamar “untitled unmastered”

Chance The Rapper “Coloring Book”

Angel Olsen “My Woman”


The Radio dept. “Running Out of Love”

A Tribe Called Quest “We got it from Here..”


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Skeleton Tree”

Aphex Twin “Cheetah”


Blood Orange “Freetown Sound”

Brian Eno “The Ship”

Young Thug “No, My Name is JEFFERY”

Mitski “Puberty 2”

Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition”


David Bowie “Blackstar”

Kate Tempest “Let Them Eat Chaos”

PJ Harvey “The Hope Six Demolition Project”

Andrew Bird “Are You Serious?”

Drive-By Truckers “American Band”