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Albums Of The Year 2018

If there's one thing music nerds love more than anything, it's a good list. We're no different, and read every list we see - websites, shops, magazines, customers, the lot - and still there's records we miss (can't listen to everything). This time next week this list of 50 could quite easily be 50 different records, and we wouldn't want it any other way. Don't let any of the 'real music' bores tell you nothing good comes out anymore, they're just not paying attention. Every one of these records is worth your time, even if it's 50th in the list, doesn't mean we love it any less than any of the others, it's just, y'know, we had to put them in...

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New releases this week

Four great new albums out this week, all with lovely artwork. Thee Oh Sees new one, Drop, which was preceded by this trippy video, premiered on Stereogum last week Woods return with their new LP With Light And With Love which continues their form of the last few records.  Last time I saw them play (at the ever expensive Cargo in London) they'd added more muscle to their Kraut-folk, which translates well on this album. The legendary Afghan Whigs are also back, with their first album in 16 years Do To The Beast.  And they're back on Sub Pop to top it off And finally, the debut album from sleazy Glasgow rock & rollers The Amazing Snakeheads, whose Amphetamine Ballads come...

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