Michael Lavorgna’s 2018 Albums of the Year

As the title says, these are the albums from 2018 that I enjoyed mostest. While I make no claims as to “best” outside of these Barn doors, you may enjoy some of them too, especially if there’s something new to you. Enjoy!

Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest (Blue Note)

IDLES: Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan Records)

Ora Iso: Image Certifies (Downwards)

Smerz: Have Fun (XL Recordings)

Tropical Fuck Storm

Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Tzusing: 東方不敗 (L.I.E.S. Records)

Tirzah: Devotion (Domino Recording Co.)

Lucy Dacus: Historian (Matador Records)

Eiko Ishibashi: The Dream My Bones Dream (Drag City Records)

Ryuichi Sakamoto + Alva Noto: Glass (NOTON)

Lonnie Holley: MITH (Jagjaguwar)

boygenius: boygenius (Matador Records)

City Girls: Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records)

ILLS: We Are ILL (Box Records)

Julia Holter: Aviary (Domino Recording Co)

Grouper: Grid Of Points (kranky)