20 Essential Albums of 2018 by Kev Rowland

No. 1
Yagull – Yuna
Self-released
December 2, 2018
https://yagull-moonjune.bandcamp.com/track/yuna-2

No. 2
Galahad – Seas of Change

Self-released
January 22, 2018
https://galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-change

No. 3
Michael – Alan Taylor Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere)

Melodic Revolution Records
June 29, 2018
https://michael-alantaylor.bandcamp.com

No.4
Bomber Goggles – Gyreland
Melodic Revolution Records
March 21, 2018
https://bombergoggles.bandcamp.com

No. 5.
Tiger Moth Tales – Story Tellers Part Two
Self-releasedTalking Elephant
October 18, 2018
https://tigermothtales.bandcamp.com/album/story-tellers-part-two

No. 6
Ashley Hutchings – Paradise And Thorns
Talking Elephant
November 9, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Thorns-ASHLEY-HUTCHINGS/dp/B07GJFQ2CV

No. 7
Soft Machine – Hidden Details
Dyad
September 14, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Details-Soft-Machine/dp/B07F9G2JQX

No. 8
3.2 – The Rules Have Changed
Frontiers Music SRL
August 10, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Have-Changed-3-2/dp/B07D5R6GFK

No. 9 
Dream Aria – The Other Side
February 24, 2018
Self-released
https://dreamaria.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-other-side-cd

No. 10
Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear – Live in the Studio
Self-released
September 16th. 2018
http://www.iona.uk.com/albums/detail/id/36/live-in-the-studio

No. 11
Xavi Reija – The Sound Of The Earth
MoonJune Records
January 18, 2019
https://xavireija-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/the-sound-of-the-earth-hd

No. 12
Mystery – Lies
and Butterflies
Unicorn Digital 
Released July 14, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Butterflies-Mystery/dp/B07F7R8L1Q

No. 13
Damanek – In Flight

Giant Electric Pea
October 12, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Damanek/dp/B07GWJW463

No.14
Dwiki Dharmawan – Rumah Batu
MoonJune Records
May 15, 2018
https://dwikidharmawan-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/rumah-batu-hd

No. 15
Dialeto – Live with David Cross
Chromatic Music
June 4, 2018
https://dialeto.bandcamp.com/album/live-with-david-cross

No. 16
Mayan – Dhyana
September 21, 2018
Nuclear Blast
https://www.amazon.com/Dhyana-MaYaN/dp/B07GRRH5HC

No. 17
Carpe Noctem – Vitrun
Aural Music
October 5, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Vitrun-Carpe-Noctem/dp/B07GGRJWQZ

No.18
Ovrfwrd – Blurring the Lines (a democracy manifest ) ( 2018)
Sel-released
September 29, 2018
https://ovrfwrd.bandcamp.com/album/blurring-the-lines-a-democracy-manifest-2018 

No. 19
The C Sides Project – 10 Days
Self-released
October 26, 2018
https://csides1.bandcamp.com/album/10-days

No. 20
Ten Jinn – Ziggy Blackstar (A Tribute To David
Melodic Revolution Records
October 5, 2018
https://tenjinn.bandcamp.com/album/ziggy-blackstar-a-tribute-to-david-bowie

 

 

20 Essential Albums of 2018

One might consider this as a best of list for 2018, however, this list is not based on best selling or most popular releases, instead, what you will find here is twenty of my favorite studio release for 2018.

If you are one that has an open mind and loves all that music has to offer, then I implore you to check out each of the following albums, which you have not heard before and give them a few full spins.

2018 was a year filled with a diverse array of tasty delights all of which were released on one more of the following formats; CD Digital and even Vinyl. The albums are shown and listed alphabetically and not in order of most essential release as this is not a competition for best of, I consider all of these as essential albums of 2018.

Hopefully, you will find a fairly decent list of bands and their music.

Thank you,
Un-qualified-Kritic.

THE AARON CLIFT EXPERIMENT – IF ALL GOES WRONG
Self-released
Released May 4, 2018
https://theaaroncliftexperiment.bandcamp.com/album/if-all-goes-wrong

Árstíðir – Nivalis
Label -Season of the Mist
released June 22, 2018
https://arstidirsom.bandcamp.com/album/nivalis

Pete Berwick – Island
Self-released
December 5, 2018
https://peteberwick1.bandcamp.com/album/island

Borealis – The Offering
AFM Records
Released March 23, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Offering-Borealis/dp/B0792C44H3

Damanek – In Flight
Giant Electric Pea
October 12, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Damanek/dp/B07GWJW463

The Decemberist – I’ll Be Your Girl
Capitol Records
March 16, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Ill-Be-Your-Girl-Decemberists/dp/B0794MC5CZ

Evership – Evership II
Self-released
Released October 19, 2018
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/evership11

Galahad – Seas of Change
Self-released
January 22, 2018
https://galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-change

Ghost – Prequelle
Loma Vista Records
Released  June 1, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Prequelle-Ghost/dp/B07BZBZ18R/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1

Happy Rhodes – Ectotrophia
Numero Group
Released June 29, 2018
https://happyrhodes.bandcamp.com

Lo Moon – LM1
Columbia Records
Released February 23, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Lo-Moon/dp/B078Y2PMK7

Mystery – Lies and Butterflies
Unicorn Digital 
Released July 14, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Butterflies-Mystery/dp/B07F7R8L1Q

Phideaux – Infernal
Bloodfish Music
Released August 31, 2018
https://phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal

Fernando Perdomo – Zebra Crossing
Self-released
Released November 9, 2018
https://fernandoperdomo.bandcamp.com/album/zebra-crossing

Riversea – The Tide
Self-released
Released April 23, 2018
https://riversea.bandcamp.com/album/the-tide-2

Sheverb – Chapter One
Self-released
Released June 29, 2018
https://sheverb.bandcamp.com

Southern Empire – Civilization
G E P Records Limited
Released July 20, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Civilisation-Southern-Empire/dp/B07F8D3VS3

Stvannyr – Secrets of the Runes 
Self-Released
Released October 1, 2018
https://stvannyr.bandcamp.com/album/secrets-of-the-runes

Michael – Alan Taylor Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere)
Melodic Revolution Records
June 29, 2018
https://michael-alantaylor.bandcamp.com

Zoungla – There Will Be Dub
Self-released
Released October 19, 2018
https://zoungla.bandcamp.com/album/there-will-be-dub

 

 

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