Jess' Favorite Music: 2018

I didn’t do my usual music zine best-of-list listen-thrus this year. I tried the more organic (read: less compulsive) approach of just letting Spotify and my friends recommend stuff. It felt a little lazy, but, man, Spotify really did a good job pointing me toward a bunch of great music, and my friends always have great taste. Here’s what played most:

Favorite Albums Released in 2018

  • Alina Engibaryan // We Are

  • Hablot Brown // Soulection Black Label: Hablot Brown

  • Louis Cole // Time

  • My Brightest Diamond // A Million and One

  • Parker Louis // All Good Things, Pt. 1 and 2

  • Snazzback // Hedge

  • Snowpoet // Thought You Knew

  • Tom Misch // Geography

  • Vulfpeck // Hill Climber

  • WILKES // Sam Wilkes

Favorite Albums Discovered in 2018 (Released Earlier)

  • Aaron Taylor // Better Days (2016)

  • Adult Jazz // Gist Is (2014)

  • Andrew Ashong // Andrew Ashong EP (2014)

  • Boom Clap Bachelors // Mellem Dine Laeber (2011)

  • Clarinet Factory & Alan Vitous // Out of Home (2010)

  • Dave Buker & The Historians // For Every Heartbreak (2015)

  • Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment // Surf (2017)

  • F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm // Tag Eins Tag Zwei (2016)

  • Funkmammoth // Night Shift (2017)

  • Hobo Johnson // The Rise of Hobo Johnson (2017)

  • Joon Moon // Moonshine Corner (2017)

  • Kiefer // Kickinit Alone (2017)

  • Knxwledge // Hud Dreems (2015)

  • Lambchop // FLOTUS (2016)

  • Nico Muhly & Teitur // Confessions (2016)

  • Noam Pikelny // Universal Favorite (2017)

  • Nomo // Upside Down / Nocturne EP (2010)

  • Steve Hauschildt // Strands (2016)

  • Stoop Kids // Already Out of Time (2015)

  • Stro Elliot // Stro Elliot (2016)

  • WONK // Castor (2017)