Rolling Favorite Tracks + Albums 2018

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We seem to be in a golden age of African music compilations right now. I'll need to give the Pantsula a good listen. I am also really really enjoying the 'Sweet As Broken Dates' comp of Somalian music on Ostinato at the moment.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 12:04 (one year ago) Permalink

that Fire! track is nice, like their combination of heavy grooves and free spirits

niels, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

favorite albums so far

Ilyas Ahmed - Closer to Stranger

Dean McPhee - Four Stones

Future Museums - Rosewater Ceremony

Swoop and Cross - Stories of Disintegration

Soho Rezanejad - Six Archetypes

Dinsdale, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

President Keyes, Friday, 9 February 2018 13:40 (one year ago) Permalink

mmmmmmaybe it'll place

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I just heard the Rae Morris album, and I'm just going to call it that it'll make the top ten in ilx's 2018 poll.

― President Keyes,

It's definitely winning 2018 for me right now.

kitchen person, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Johnny fever please don’t leak the results

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I really like Atletico but the first couple of tracks of the album proper weren't really doing it for me. I'm convinced to give it another go.

evol j, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Getting really addicted to Mor Mor - Heaven’s Only Wishful
I have a soft spot for songs that are sung continously low key and monotonic until the end where the singer starts sing-shouts. Selena Gomez Bad Liar did this too.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:37 (one year ago) Permalink

This Rae Morris album is wallpaper.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

don't get the rae morris love. the single do it was heavy handed

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 10 February 2018 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

digging the new half waif. beautifully layered vocals, rich bed of synthetic sounds.

"Keep It Out":

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 02:36 (one year ago) Permalink

The two Helena Deland singles and the two Amen Dunes singles released so far are great. I think those two + US Girls are pointing out to be my favorite albums in the first quarter of 2018.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

"Dark Oscillations" by Loma is pretty trippy-- spacious production, choral effects, almost proggy feeling. I think younger Hunt3r would deem this cheesy, but not now. Entire album is beautifully assembled.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

That Loma album is great. Recommend you to listen the albums from the bands forming it: Cross Record and Shearwater. The former in particular (wabi sabi) is amazing.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

thx! i'm psyched to check that Cross Record album.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

monthly update:

The year is still young but I highly doubt anything will beat this one, or even come close: Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends

Alela Diane - Cusp

Marisa Anderson - Cloud Corner

Dinsdale, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Marisa Anderson reminds me of Adrian Legg a little bit, w/o all the fucking around with the tuning knobs.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Favourite albums:

Mgmt - little dark age
Ionnalee - everyone afraid to be forgotten
First aid kit - ruins
Us girls new one

Year feels young but four great albums by march isn't bad

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Six of my faves thus far

Sarah Klang - Love In The Milky Way
Tracey Thorn - Record
Soccer Mommy - Clean
Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
Grace Vonderkuhn - Reveries

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:36 (one year ago) Permalink

love the Khruangbin album

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm not sure how much anyone cares about French music around here but I really like the new album by this band called Feu! Chatterton. It's kind of hard to describe, it fits the nouvelle chanson française descriptor I guess, sounds a bit Gainsbourg-y in a few places, singer kinda overdoes the romantic/sad Parisian poet thing at times but I don't mind. Here's "Souvenir", give it a shot:

Also enjoying the new Eric Chenaux album which is available to stream over at The Quietus:

Dinsdale, Sunday, 11 March 2018 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Again this get modified throughout the year and I have a self imposed rule to not repeat songs from same albums/eps so not a definite list but here's my top 60 songs so far:

A.A.L (Against All Logic) - I Never Dream
Air Waves - Blue Fire
Amen Dunes - Blue Rose
Anemone - Baby Only You & I
Avalon - Deadbeat Boy
Barrie - Canyons
Beach House - Dive
Bekon - Mama Olivia
Buzzy Lee - Coolhand
Caroline Says - I Tried
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz, Anderson .Paak - Black Hole
DJ Koze - Seeing Aliens
Dungen, Woods - Turn Around
Durand Jones & The Indications - Is It Any Wonder?
Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars
George Clanton - Make It Forever
Great News - You're Mine
Gundelach, ARY - Past the Building
Gundelach, ARY, Prins Thomas - Games - Prins Thomas Diskomiks
Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
Half Waif - Keep It Out
Hana Vu - Crying on the Subway
Helena Deland - Take It All
HOLY - premonition / it shines through
Hop Along - How Simple
Jay Som - Pirouette
Jon Hopkins - Emerald Rush - Edit
Kate Teague - Low Life
Leyya - Heat
Luby Sparks - Thursday
Major Murphy - One Day
Maria Usbeck - Bosque De Bambú
Marlon Williams - Come to Me
Men I Trust - Show Me How
MGMT - Me and Michael
Morabeza Tobacco - TTYL
MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Negative Gemini - Infin Path
Nilüfer Yanya - Thanks 4 Nothing
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Edit
Purr - Painted Memory
PYNKIE - Dew <3 - Lo-Fi Version
Rhye - Waste
SALES - Off and On
Smerz - Worth It
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
Sun June - Young
The Go! Team - Chain Link Fence
The Green Child - Her Majesty II
The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes
The Limiñanas - The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Down in the Basement
The Shacks - Follow Me
True Blue - Tell Me Texas
U.S. Girls - Incidental Boogie
Westerman - Confirmation
Young Galaxy - Under My Wing

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

As for albums:

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
US Girls - In a Poem Unlimited

This have yet to be released but based on how I've loved every song they've released this year I'm sure I'll love them:

Helena Deland
Amen Dunes
Beach House

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

There seems to be an error on my song lists Khruangbin - Evan Finds the Third Room should be in there and Caroline Rose ended up being removed :p

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Into this Jordanna Sweet Tooth EP — DIY Voodoo-like.

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Better sound quality here:

... (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2018 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

With the new album, I think Young Fathers have now moved into my all-time top 200 artists.
They're so primitive, so lo-fi, and yet so stylish and layered and lush.
Not mind blowing, just consistently fine.

From the previous album:

From the new one:

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 12 March 2018 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

I am 54 songs behind Moka, my trax list so far looks like this:

Mother of Mars - Hera in the Valley
Janelle Monáe - Make me Feel
Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix)
Perfume - Mugenmirai
Keyakizaka46 - Moumorihekaerouka?
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Out of Time

it was stale, and I did not like it, as the man said, &c (seandalai), Sunday, 25 March 2018 02:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

here's me

is there a way I can c/p the tracklist from spotify?

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

btw yesss that four tet remix is great!

niels, Sunday, 25 March 2018 09:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ooh, Keyakizaka46 are on Spotify finally. Will start delving…

In the meantime, I have been enjoying this morning the new EP by Japanese experimental vocalist Hatis Noit:

Jeff W, Sunday, 25 March 2018 12:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Superorganism s/t owns imo

valorous wokelord (silby), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

re: is there a way I can c/p the tracklist from spotify?

Niels, yes you can do this by following these instructions:

1. First, make your Playlist Public on Spotify.

2. Sign up for a free account on SpotOnTrack (this only takes 10 seconds) - create a new username / password. then verify account via email.
SpotOnTrack uses a Spotify API for Spotify Data.

This site is not affiliated with or part of Spotify.

3. Wait 24? to 48 Hours? for your playlist to be indexed on SpotOnTrack. maybe the API retrieves data sooner?

4. Find your playlist, either by playlist search (this can be very slow as there are currently 3,008,564 playlists, so give your playlist a unique name) or by search for an artist then track that is included on your playlist (pick an obscure artist / track so that you can find your playlist easily)

5. When your playlist has been displayed, highlight the text you need from the bottom upwards with your mouse, right click copy - then use a text editor like Notepad on Windows 10 to paste the text to.

e.g forksclovetofu's 2018 Keepers playlist on Spotify
has 280 tracks at the mo, 9 followers

on SpotOnTrack
(you need to be logged in to see this)
data is grouped 100 entries / per page

and this is an example of the copy / paste to notepad (i have only included the first track)

data elements:
track title
date added to playlist
Music Key

Added on
1 All The Stars (with SZA)
SZA, Kendrick Lamar 2018-01-05 BPM 97
Key G#

it's not perfect, so you may need to do some manually reformatting in your text editor / Word Processor e.g Artist - Track

djmartian, Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

alright, thanks for sharing - a bit more troublesome than I had hoped, but it's always cool to see people are using the API to do stuff like that (recently found another one that lets you automatically follow all artists in your library)

niels, Monday, 26 March 2018 08:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

debut track from 17 year old singer from Nottingham, lovely vocals (found via Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music)

Camille Christel - Copenhagen

slowcore ethereal art-pop

djmartian, Monday, 26 March 2018 12:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

holy cow new yamantaka sonic titan :D
loads of other great tunes itt, really liking hatis noit

nxd, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

wow @ "yandere"

nxd, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink


imago, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

vying with awk in the album of the year so far stakes

imago, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Feb and March trax:

The Emperor Machine - Material
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs; Lifer
Kero Kero Bonito - The One True Path
Julia Michaels - Are You
Hailee Steinfeld with BloodPop® - Capital Letters
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
Mr. Fingers - Electron
Sade - Flower of the Universe
Red Velvet - Bad Boy
Mouse on Mars ft. Amanda Blank & Zach Condon - Foul Mouth
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Neko Case - Hell-On
The JuJu Exchange - Jubilee
Hatis Noit - Illogical Lullaby (Matmos edit)
Blanck Mass - The Rat (Gazelle Twin Remix)
ZHU and Tame Impala - My Life
Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn; High Horse
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Outerzone Jazs; Automatic Morning
Daphne & Celeste - Alarms; A.L.T.O.
Billie Eilish - bitches broken hearts
Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter
Beautify Junkyards - Cabeça-Flor

Jeff W, Sunday, 1 April 2018 14:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Oh that Daphne & Celeste album is great!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"Lala Belu" from the album of the same name by Hailu Mergia is currently my favorite track of 2018

niels, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 07:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink


Pulse Emitter – Meditative Music 5

Sarah Davachi – Let Night Come On Bells End The Day

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Glass

Pascal Contet & Joëlle Léandre – Pascal Contet & Joëlle Léandre

Matthew Shipp – Zero

Rafael Anton Irisarri – Sirimiri

Vanessa Amara – Manos

Lee Noble – Ashenden

Amen Dunes – Freedom

Jonas Reinhardt – Conclave Surge

Essaie Pas – New Path

had (crüt), Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

whoops. forgot that youtube would embed.

had (crüt), Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ah lee noble, that had passed me by

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 15 April 2018 12:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I don't know what the name of the non-indie-pop indie thread is, but it doesn't have "rolling + 2018" in its title so I can't find it.

Anyway, I heard a couple tracks from this Frigs album, Basic Behaviour, on the radio tonight and I'm all in.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Loving this comp of mostly-unreleased weirdo 80s synthpop by session dude Tommy Mandel

it was stale, and I did not like it, as the man said, &c (seandalai), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

been hearing a lot of stuff from that on nts - sounds good!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

December songs (and a few sweep-ups from earlier in 2018)

Caterina Barbieri - We Access Only A Fraction
APRIL - Oh-e-Oh
Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG - Lil’ Touch
Red Velvet - Sassy Me
Simmy ft. S-Tone - Incwadi Encane
Anuel Aa feat. Bantu & Nicki Minaj - Familia
Bantu & Jonas Blue ft. Shungudzo & ZieZie - Roll With Me (Team Salut remix)
JPEGMAFIA - Baby I’m Bleeding
Holly Herndon, Jlin & Spawn - Godmother
Princess Nokia - Dragons
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Such A Remarkable Day
D. Rothon - The Years Fall Away
SHY FX ft. Stamina MC & Lily Allen - Roll the Dice
Youth Team - Glisten
Pye Corner Audio - Satan’s Little Helper
Tokyo Elvis - Yuki Boshi
MNEK ft. Hailee Steinfeld - Colour
Hailee Steinfeld - Back to Life

Jeff W, Thursday, 27 December 2018 01:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I think jazz is fast approaching 50% of my listening time.
Pretty much replaced me trying to find new electronic albums to get into.

nicky lo-fi, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:12 (two months ago) Permalink

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