Staff 2018 End Of Year Lists

AllPoints staff albums of the year 2018

 The team have been making their lists and checking it thrice.

Top 5 albums of the year (no order), honourable mentions for those who didn’t quite make the cut and a gig of the year.

Thanks 2018.

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Haze – The Shacks (Big Crown)

Double Negative – Low (Sub Pop)

Insecure Men – Insecure Men (Fat Possum)

Snare Like A Haircut – No Age (Drag City)

Black Swan – Blood Orange (Domino)

Honourable Mentions


Des Demonas – Des Demonas (In The Red)

Abysskiss – Adrianne Lenker – (Saddle Creek)

Suggestive Listening EP – Ulrika Spacek (Tough Love)

Sex & Food – Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Jagjaguwar)

Con Todo El Mundo – Khruangbin (Night Time Stories)


Gig of the year: Amyl & The Sniffers @ Prince Albert - Brighton.



Forever - Popcaan  (Mixpak)

In Another Life - Sandro Perri (Constellation)

Outside - Burna Boy (Atlantic)

Yawn - Bill Ryder Jones (Domino)

Mark Renner - Few Traces (RVNG International)

Honourable mentions


Invitation to Her's - Her's (Heist Or Hit) 

Hundreds Of Days - Mary Lattimore (Ghostly International)

Murkage Dave Changed My Life - Murkage Dave (NONE)

Detritus Preterit Selections - Sharp Veins (UNO NYC)

Ordinary Corrupt Human Life - Deafheaven (Anti)

Gig of the year:Nick Cave, All Points East 




Blawan - Wet Will Always Dry (Album / Ternesc)
A.A.L (Against All Logic) - 2012-2017 (Album / Other People)
Peggy Gou - Once (EP / Ninja Tune)
Leon Vynehall - Nothing Is Still (Album / Ninja Tune)
Nils Frahm - All Melody (Album / Erased Tapes)

Honourable mentions

Mall Grab - How The Dogs Chill, Vol. 1 (EP / Looking For Trouble)
Alix Perez - Enchiridion (EP / 1985 Music)
Max Cooper - One Hundred Billion Sparks (Album / MESH via Phases)
Jon Hopkins - Singularity (Album / Domino)
Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha (Album / Phantasy)

Gig of the year:  Bonobo closing the Clearing stage at Dimensions festival this summer.  Did 5 out of 8 hours. ✔️Magical set.




Top 5 albums:


Big Red Machine - Big Red Machine – (PEOPLE / Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner)

A Humdrum Star - GoGo Penguin – (Decca Records)
Noonday Dream - Ben Howard – (Island Records)

Feels Like Air - ISLAND – (Beatnik Creative)

Black Honey - Black Honey – (Foxfive Records)


Honourable mentions

re:member – Olafur Arnalds – (Mercury KX)

Binary Childhood – Otzeki – (Discophorus)

Boygenius – Boygenius – (Matador Records)

Cali EP – Matthew And The Atlas – (MATA)

Joy As An Act Of Resistance – Idles – (Partisan Records)


Gig of the year– Bon Iver @ Eventim Apollo




Top 5 Albums


Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament – Ghetts (GIIG)

EL MAL QUERER – Rosalia (Sony)

Crop Circle – Nines (XL)

Brixton – Sneakbo (Jetskiwave)

Jackuum - D Double E (Bluku)


Honourable mentions:


Strata - Jesse James Solomon (Once In A Blue Moon)

No Mountains in Manhattan – Wiki (XL)

Some Rap Songs- Earl Sweatshirt (Columbia)

DOU3LE 3AK- WSTRN (Atlantic)

48 Hours- M Huncho (M Huncho)


Gig of the year: COTCH with M Huncho, Nyge, Manara, Lil C & More @ Bussey Building 




Top 5 Albums


Kingdoms in Colour - Maribou State - Counter

Joy as an Act of Resistance - IDLES - Partisan

EPHEM:ERA - WEN - Big Dada

Knock Knock - DJ Koze - Pampa

Soil - serpentwithfeet - Secretly Canadian / Tri Angle


5 Honourable Mentions


Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides - SOPHIE - MSMSMSM / Future Classic / Transgressive

The Corner of a Sphere - Alabaster Deplume - Lost Map

Devotion - Tirzah - Domino

Sink - Sudan Archives - Stones Throw (EP)

Black Times - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Strut


Gig of the year: Habibi Funk @ Habibi - Tunis




Top 5 Albums


Scorpion - Drake (Young Money/Cash Money)

Hill Climber - Vulfpeck (Vulf Recs)

Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By - Kendrick Lamar et al. (Aftermath)

Room 25 - Noname (Noname)

A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships - The 1975 (Polydor/Interscope)


5 Honourable Mentions


Young Sick Camellia - St.Paul & The Broken Bones (Columbia)

Heaven and Earth - Kamasi Washington (Young Turks)

Whack World - Tierra Whack (Interscope)

Oxnard - Anderson .Paak (Aftermath)

Sex & Food - Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Jagjaguwar)


Gig of the year: Vulfpeck @ Brixton Academy



Top 5 Albums


Emilie Nicolas - Tranquille Emile (Emilie Nicolas Music)

Tirzah - Devotion (Domino)

Kali Uchis – Isolation (Virgin)

Saba - Care For Me (Saba Pivot)

Dream Wife - Dream Wife (Lucky Number) 


5 Honourable mentions


Robyn – Honey (Konichiwa)

The Good The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land (Studio 13)

Rosalia - El Mal Querer (Sony) 

Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)

Snail Mail - Lush (Matador)


Gig of the year: Björk at All Points East