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MC’s sublime sixty songs/tracks of 2018
1. An Abacus Designed To Calculate Infinity: ADAM STAFFORD
2. Lord Of Love: JOSEPHINE FOSTER
3. Age Of Man: GRETA VAN FLEET
4. Whether: JULIA HOLTER
5. River Search Into The Night: ADAM STAFFORD
6. Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin): DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
7. Everything She Said: J MASCIS
8. Marble Skies: DJANGO DJANGO
9. Tic Tac Toe: DJANGO DJANGO
10. The Rover: INTERPOL
11. Picture Of This Place: JAMES
12. Metamorphosis: JOHN GRANT
13. Sometimes: J MASCIS
14. All The Wild Places: SUEDE
15. When The Curtain Falls: GRETA VAN FLEET
16. Rainier Fog: ALICE IN CHAINS
17. Solara: The SMASHING PUMPKINS
18. Rollin With The Flow: KURT VILE
19. In Your Beat: DJANGO DJANGO
20. Watching Over: GRETA VAN FLEET
21. Merrie Land: The GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
22. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts): The SMASHING PUMPKINS
23. Surface To Air: DJANGO DJANGO feat. SELF ESTEEM
24. The Witch Hunt: ADAM STAFFORD
25. Cockcrow: AIDAN MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT with SIOBHAN WILSON
26. Mr. Tillman: FATHER JOHN MISTY
27. Gun To The Head: The GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
28. Singularity: JON HOPKINS
29. Solid Silk: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS
30. The New Day: GRETA VAN FLEET
31. Sea Borne: DEAD CAN DANCE
32. Pressure: MUSE
33. Mutinies: KURT VILE
34. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: ARCTIC MONKEYS
35. Skinny Mini: KURT VILE
36. Tides: SUEDE
37. Coming Home (Pt.2): JAMES
38. Dream In: TUNNG
39. Rose Of Sharon: MUMFORD & SONS
40. Diggin’ A Ditch: RYLEY WALKER
41. Guiding Light: MUMFORD & SONS
42. Crazy: CYPRESS HILL
43. Check Baby: KURT VILE
44. Here On Out: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
45. Busted Stuff: RYLEY WALKER
46. Liberator Of Minds: DEAD CAN DANCE
47. Loading Zones: KURT VILE
48. Hank: JAMES
49. It’s A Shame: FIRST AID KIT
50. Fireworks: FIRST AID KIT
51. Dance Of The Bacchantes: DEAD CAN DANCE
52. Cheetah Tongue: The WOMBATS
53. Museum Of Grinding Dicks: ADAM STAFFORD
54. Yeah Bones: KURT VILE
55. Donuts: MOGWAI
56. Idea Of You: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
57. The Invocation: DEAD CAN DANCE
58. Anthem: GRETA VAN FLEET
59. Brave New World: GRETA VAN FLEET
60. I Shall Love 2: JULIA HOLTER

MC’s albums of the year 2018
1. {*9} Bottle It In: KURT VILE
2. {*9} Fire Behind The Curtain: ADAM STAFFORD
3. {*8} Anthem Of The Peaceful Army: GRETA VAN FLEET
4. {*8} Marble Skies: DJANGO DJANGO
5. {*8} Dionysus: DEAD CAN DANCE
6. {*8} Living In Extraordinary Times: JAMES
7. {*8} The Blue Hour: SUEDE
8. {*8} Elastic Days: J MASCIS
9. {*8} Come Tomorrow: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
10. {*8} Merrie Land: The GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
11. {*8} Here Lies The Body: AIDAN MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT
12. {*8} Rainier Fog: ALICE IN CHAINS
13. {*8} God’s Favorite Customer: FATHER JOHN MISTY
14. {*8} Love Is Magic: JOHN GRANT
15. {*8} Aviary: JULIA HOLTER
16. {*8} Thank You For Today: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
17. {*8} Performance: WHITE DENIM
18. {*8} From When I Wake The Want Is: KATHRYN JOSEPH
19. {*8} I’ll Be Your Girl: The DECEMBERISTS
20. {*8} Sparkle Hard: STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS
21. {*8} New Material: PREOCCUPATIONS
22. {*8} Hunter: ANNA CALVI
23. {*8} Songs You Make At Night: TUNNG
24. {*8} Ruins: FIRST AID KIT
25. {*8} Dungeness: TREMBLING BELLS
26. {*8} 7: BEACH HOUSE
27. {*8} With Animals: MARK LANEGAN & DUKE GARWOOD
28. {*8} Digital Garbage: MUDHONEY
29. {*8} Wanderer: CAT POWER
30. {*8} World’s Strongest Man: GAZ COOMBES
31. {*8} Babelsberg: GRUFF RHYS
32. {*8} Runaway: PASSENGER
33. {*8} The Art Of Pretending To Swim: VILLAGERS
34. {*8} Move Through The Dawn: The CORAL
35. {*8} LUMP: LUMP (aka Laura Marling Mike Lindsey)
36. {*8} Acts Of Fear And Love: SLAVES
37. {*8} Intruders: The RESIDENTS
38. {*7} Shiny And Oh So Bright…: The SMASHING PUMPKINS
39. {*7} Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: ARCTIC MONKEYS
40. {*7} Faithful Fairy Harmony: JOSEPHINE FOSTER
41. {*7} Wide Awake!: PARQUET COURTS
42. {*7} Boarding House Reach: JACK WHITE
43. {*7} The Lillywhite Sessions: RYLEY WALKER
44. {*7} KIN: MOGWAI
45. {*7} Ghost Forests: Meg BAIRD & MARY LATTIMORE
46. {*7} Elephants On Acid: CYPRESS HILL
47. {*7} Double Negative: LOW
48. {*7} There’s A Riot Going On: YO LA TENGO
49. {*7} Marauder: INTERPOL
50. {*7} Little Dark Age: MGMT
90s alt-rock acts (post-Britpop)
{*7} And Nothing Hurt: SPIRITUALIZED
{*7} Resistance Is Futile: MANIC STREET PREACHERS
{*7} I Sometimes Dream Of Glue: LUKE HAINES
{*7} Suspiria OST: THOM YORKE
{*7} Phantom Thread OST: JONNY GREENWOOD
{*7} You Were Never Really Here OST: JONNY GREENWOOD
{*7} Revelation: REEF
{*7} Islands: ASH
{*7} Ghost Stories For Christmas: AIDAN MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT
{*7} How To Solve Our Human Problems, Pts.1-3: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
{*6} Wildness: SNOW PATROL
{*6} Natural Rebel: RICHARD ASHCROFT
US post-grunge/alt-rock
{*7} The Deconstruction: EELS
{*7} All Nerve: The BREEDERS
{*7} Dove: BELLY
{*7} Possible Dust Clouds: KRISTIN HERSH
{*7} Space Gun: GUIDED BY VOICES
{*8} Warm: JEFF TWEEDY
{*7} Back Roads And Abandoned Motels: The JAYHAWKS
{*7} Mark Kozelek: MARK KOZELEK
{*6} This Is My Dinner: SUN KIL MOON
{*6} The Atlas Underground: TOM MORELLO
Techno/dance/ambient (90s…)
{*7} No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds: The ORB
{*7} Monsters Exist: ORBITAL
{*7} No Tourists: The PRODIGY
{*7} Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt: MOBY
{*7} Singularity: JON HOPKINS
{*7} The Now Now: GORILLAZ
{*6} Collapse EP: APHEX TWIN
Hip-hop/rap
{*7} Cocoa Sugar: YOUNG FATHERS
{*7} Kids See Ghosts: KIDS SEE GHOSTS
{*6} Ye: KANYE WEST
{*6} Kamikaze: EMINEM
{*6} Everythangs Corrupt: ICE CUBE
Post-millennium alt-rock/pop
{*7} Big Red Machine: BIG RED MACHINE (Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner)
{*7} Vide Noir: LORD HURON
{*7} Part Of The Light: RAY LaMONTAGNE
{*7} Francis Trouble: ALBERT HAMMOND, JR.
{*7} Virtue: The VOIDZ
{*7} Delta: MUMFORD & SONS
{*7} Invisible Storm: TURIN BRAKES
{*7} The Horizon Just Laughed: DAMIEN JURADO
{*7} I Hope You’re Happy: BLUE OCTOBER
{*7} Be More Kind: FRANK TURNER
{*7} Tell Me How You Really Feel: COURTNEY BARNETT
{*7} In Your Own Sweet Time: The FRATELLIS
{*7} Combat Sports: The VACCINES
{*7} Wrong Creatures: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
{*7} Noonday Dream: BEN HOWARD
{*7} Lighting Matches: TOM GRENNAN
{*7} Violence: EDITORS
{*7} Olympus Sleeping: RAZORLIGHT
{*7} Hippo Lite: DRINKS (Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley)
{*7} Cool Like You: BLOSSOMS
{*7} A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: The 1975
{*7} Trench: TWENTY ONE PILOTS
{*7} Megaplex: WE ARE SCIENTISTS
{*7} Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life: The WOMBATS
{*7} Sounds Recorded By Steve Albini: SPARE SNARE
{*7} The Lookout: LAURA VEIRS
{*7} For My Crimes: NARISSA NADLER
{*7} Passwords: DAWES
{*7} Rebound: ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER (ex-Fiery Furnaces)
{*7} The Well Worn Path: SETH LAKEMAN
{*7} Electric Light: JAMES BAY
{*7} Staying At Tamara’s: GEORGE EZRA
{*7} Bought To Rot: LAURA JANE GRACE & THE DEVOURING MOTHERS
{*7} MassEducation: ST. VINCENT
{*6} Simulation Theory: MUSE
{*6} Always Ascending: FRANZ FERDINAND
{*6} Let’s Go Sunshine: The KOOKS
{*6} Is This Thing Cursed?: ALKALINE TRIO
{*6} VI: YOU ME AT SIX
{*6} Love Is Dead: CHVRCHES
{*6} Pray For The Wicked: PANIC! AT THE DISCO
{*6} Origins: IMAGINE DRAGONS
{*6} High As Hope: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
{*6} Jubilee Road: TOM ODELL
{*6} Beyond The End: ED HARCOURT
{*6} White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood: OF MONTREAL
{*5} Coup De Grace: MILES KANE
{*5} Mania: FALL OUT BOY
{*5} Politics Of Living: KODALINE
{*5} Tangerine Reef: ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
Punk/post-punk/new wave acts from the 70s/80s
{*7} Call The Comet: JOHNNY MARR
{*7} Walk Between Worlds: SIMPLE MINDS
{*7} True Meanings: PAUL WELLER
{*7} American Utopia: DAVID BYRNE
{*7} Maisieworld: The MONOCHROME SET
{*7} Monster: HUGH CORNWELL
{*7} Burning Cities: SKIDS
{*7} Look Now: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
{*7} Evil Spirits: The DAMNED
{*7} No One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your…: HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT
{*7} Here We Go Love: The BEAT
{*7} Broken Politics: NENEH CHERRY
{*7} Wanderlust: BLANCMANGE
{*7} Down The Road Wherever: MARK KNOPFLER
{*7} Tontine: SPEAR OF DESTINY
{*7} Blow Your Mind: WILKO JOHNSON
{*7} Lightsleeper: NEIL FINN
{*7} Raise Vibration: LENNY KRAVITZ
{*7} Record: TRACEY THORN
{*7} Cloud Symbols: GRAHAM PARKER
{*7} Angry Cyclist: The PROCLAIMERS
{*7} Life: BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB
{*6} The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
{*6} Other People’s Stuff: JOHN MELLENCAMP
{*6} We The Collective: LEVELLERS
{*6} A Lovely Life To Live: JOOLS HOLLAND & MARC ALMOND
{*6} Marchesa: LYDIA LUNCH
{*4} 44/876: STING & SHAGGY
Hard-rock (old-school)
{*7} Thunderbolt: SAXON
{*7} Living The Dream: URIAH HEEP
{*7} Firepower: JUDAS PRIEST
{*7} What Happens Next: JOE SATRIANI
{*7} The Big Bad Blues: BILLY F GIBBONS
{*7} Tattooed On My Brain: NAZARETH
{*6} Lost On The Road To Eternity: MAGNUM
{*6} The Future Is What It Used To Be: The GUESS WHO
{*5} Road To Utopia: HAWKWIND
Nu-metal (90s/00s…)
{*7} Ritual: SOULFLY
{*7} When Legends Rise: GODSMACK
{*7} Holy Hell: ARCHITECTS
{*7} Vicious: HALESTORM
{*7} Eat The Elephant: A PERFECT CIRCLE
{*7} Book Of Bad Decisions: CLUTCH
{*6} Stone Temple Pilots: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
{*6} Gravity: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
{*6} Victim Of The New Disease: ALL THAT REMAINS
{*6} Ember: BREAKING BENJAMIN
{*6} All I See Is War: SEVENDUST
{*6} Bad Witch: NINE INCH NAILS
{*6} Evolution: DISTURBED
{*6} Living The Dream: SLASH
{*4} America: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS
Rock/pop from the 60s (pre-punk)
{*7} Bitter-Sweet: BRYAN FERRY
{*7} 13 Rivers: RICHARD THOMPSON
{*7} The Prodigal Son: RY COODER
{*7} Equinoxe Infinity: JEAN MICHEL JARRE
{*7} Here If You Listen: DAVID CROSBY
{*7} Egypt Station: PAUL McCARTNEY
{*7} Negative Capability: MARIANNE FAITHFULL
{*7} Black Velvet: CHARLES BRADLEY (posthumous)
{*7} Whistle Down The Wind: JOAN BAEZ
{*7} The Tree Of Forgiveness: JOHN PRINE
{*7} As Long As I Have You: ROGER DALTREY
{*7} Out Of The Blues: BOZ SCAGGS
{*7} Not Too Far Away: JOAN ARMATRADING
{*7} The Prophet Speaks: VAN MORRISON
{*7} You’re Driving Me Crazy: VAN MORRISON & JOEY DeFRANCESCO
{*7} ReInvention: GRYPHON
{*6} Blood Red Roses: ROD STEWART
{*6} Warzone: YOKO ONO
{*6} Over And Out: RICK PARFITT (posthumous)
{*6} Our Country – Americana, Act 2: RAY DAVIES
{*6} It’s About Time: CHIC
{*6} On Broadway: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
{*6} Everybody Knows: STILLS & COLLINS
{*6} Piano Odyssey: RICK WAKEMAN
{*6} In The Blue Light: PAUL SIMON
{*6} My Way: WILLIE NELSON
{*6} Dancing Queen: CHER
{*6} Dumplin’ OST: DOLLY PARTON
{*5} Botanical Gardens: DON McLEAN
{*4} Rise Up: CLIFF RICHARD

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