50 Random Albums: A 2018 Music Retrospective

So what is this post?

Well, obviously I didn’t publish this as part of last year’s roundups, but I had still created the post, failing to finish it. After awhile I thought oh well. But truthfully, sometimes I like looking back on the music I listened to five or 10 years ago, so might as well post this for posterity.

A 2019 edition will also be joining the pantheon of clutter on the interwebs in the very near future.

The basic premise of 2018 was I listened to a small number of artists, a great deal.

Top Albums Listened to in 2018*
  1. ‘Visions of a Life’ by Wolf Alice
  2. ‘Lost Friends’ by Middle Kids
  3. ‘Pleasure to Meet You’ by Dead Sara
  4. ‘Evergreen’ by Broods
  5. ’Love Is Dead’ by CHVRCHES
  6. ‘Who You Selling For’ by The Pretty Reckless
  7. ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ by Foster the People
  8. ‘Blindfaller’ by Mandolin Orange
  9. ‘What Happens Next’ by Joe Satriani
  10. ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ by Khruangbin

Honorable mentions: ‘Feel Your Feelings, Fool!’ by The Regrettes

*Does not have to have been released in 2018.

Bonus #1: Top Concerts of 2018
  1. Smashing Pumpkins @ Royal Farms Arena (7/27/18)
  2. Wolf Alice @ Rams Head Live (4/13/18)
  3. Jack White @ The Anthem (5/30/18)
  4. The xx @ 9:30 Club (7/26/18)
  5. CHVRCHES @ The Anthem (10/18/18)
  6. Dead Sara @ Black Cat (9/18/18)
  7. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers @ Royal Farms Arena (3/30/18)
  8. Joe Satriani @ Warner Theatre (2/14/18)
  9. Lucius @ Lincoln Theatre (3/23/18)
  10. Middle Kids @ Rock and Roll Hotel (6/15/18)
Honorable mentions: 
  • The Kills @ Lincoln Theatre (5/14/18)
  • Courtney Marie Andrews @ Rock and Roll Hotel (9/20/18)
  • The Beths @ Songbyrd Music House (10/14/18)
  • Courtney Barnett @ The Anthem (7/24/18)
Bonus #2: Most Listened to Songs in 2018 (According to iTunes)
  1. ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ by Wolf Alice (58)
  2. ‘Planet Hunter’ by Wolf Alice
  3. ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ by Wolf Alice
  4. ‘Space & Time’ by Wolf Alice
  5. ‘Formidable Cool’ by Wolf Alice
  6. ‘Hey Stranger’ by Mandolin Orange
  7. ‘Sadboy’ by Wolf Alice
  8. ‘Heavenward’ by Wolf Alice
  9. ‘Sky Musings’ by Wolf Alice
  10. ‘Yuk Foo’ by Wolf Alice
  11. ‘After the Zero Hour’ by Wolf Alice
  12. ‘St. Purple & Green’ by Wolf Alice
  13. ‘Mother (Don’t Cry)’ by Ella Vos
  14. ‘Mistake’ by Middle Kids
  15. ‘Bought It’ by Middle Kids
  16. ‘Please’ by Middle Kids
  17. ‘On My Knees’ by Middle Kids
  18. ‘Don’t Be Hiding’ by Middle Kids
  19. ‘Edge of Town’ by Middle Kids
  20. ‘Hole’ by Middle Kids
  21. ‘Bridges’ by Broods
  22. ‘L.A.F.’ by Broods
  23. ‘Maryland’ by Middle Kids
  24. ‘Lost Friends’ by Middle Kids
  25. ‘Killing You’ by Broods
  26. ‘Never Gonna Change’ by Broods
  27. ‘Visions of a Life’ by Wolf Alice
  28. ‘You Don’t Know About Me’ by Ella Vos (21)
Bonus #3: All Albums Acquired in 2018
  1. ‘Concrete and Gold’ by Foo Fighters
  2. ‘Everything Now’ by Arcade Fire
  3. ‘Villians’ by Queens of the Stone Age
  4. ‘Evergreen’ by Broods
  5. ‘Who You Selling For’ by The Pretty Reckless
  6. ‘El Dorado’ by Shakira
  7. ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ by Foster the People
  8. ‘Hug of Thunder’ by Broken Social Scene
  9. ‘Waiting on a Song’ by Dan Auerbach
  10. ‘Spirit’ by Depeche Mode
  11. ‘Licensed to Ill’ by Beastie Boys
  12. ‘Melodrama’ by Lorde
  13. ‘Bleach (Deluxe Edition)’ by Nirvana
  14. ‘Something To Tell You’ by HAIM
  15. ‘Neon Bible’ by Arcade Fire
  16. ‘Antisocialites’ by Alvvays
  17. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Soundtrack’ by Various Artists
  18. ‘Hopeless Romantic’ by Michelle Branch
  19. ‘Visions of a Life’ by Wolf Alice
  20. ‘Pleasure’ by Feist
  21. ‘Gone Now’ by Bleachers
  22. ‘Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie’ by Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
  23. ‘Rave Tapes’ by Mogwai
  24. ‘Blindfaller’ by Mandolin Orange
  25. ‘Loma’ by Loma
  26. ‘American Shanty’ by Scythian
  27. ‘Olden Yolk’ by Olden Yolk
  28. ‘The Lookout’ by Laura Veirs
  29. ‘The Weather Station’ by The Weather Station
  30. ‘French Press’ by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  31. ‘Blind’ by The Sundays
  32. ‘NUDES’ by Lucius
  33. ‘Crystal Planet’ by Joe Satriani
  34. ‘What Happens Next’ by Joe Satriani
  35. ‘Feel Your Feelings, Fool!’ by The Regrettes
  36. ‘Lost Friends’ by Middle Kids
  37. ’Love Is Dead’ by CHVRCHES
  38. ‘Boarding House Reach’ by Jack White
  39. ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ by Sunflower Bean
  40. ‘Proto Retro’ by Dot Dash
  41. ‘Glorietta’ by Glorietta
  42. ‘Hope Downs’ by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  43. ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ by Khruangbin
  44. ‘Free Money’ by The Jack Moves
  45. ‘Pleasure to Meet You’ by Dead Sara
  46. ‘Evening Machines’ by Gregory Alan Isakov
  47. ‘Constant Image’ by Flasher
  48. ‘YOUNG&DANGEROUS’ by The Struts
  49. ‘So Sad So Sexy’ by Lykke Li
  50. ‘Art of Doubt’ by Metric

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