Double J names its best 50 albums of 2018

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Double J has published its annual list counting down its top 50 albums of the year.

In naming the top 50, the station spoke about the albums as “new companions” for the year.

These albums have been “sources of comfort, sources of joy. Physical and digital artefacts we turn to when searching for solace, a jolt of energy, a moment of reflection.”

In announcing the 50, Double J also made it a point to mention the importance of the format of the album, in an age where streaming and playlists make singles increasingly listenable.

“Whether you’ve had a great 2018 or you’re willing a cruel year to end, we hope you get as much out of these records as we did,” said the digital station.

“And that you’re ready to do it all again in 2019.”

Check out reviews of the full list here.


Double J’s 50 Best Albums Of 2018

50. Oh Pep! – I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…

49. Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Good Citizens

48. Blood Orange – Negro Swan

47. Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain

46. Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

45. Abbe May – Fruit

44. Thom Yorke – Suspiria

43. Mia Dyson – If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back

42. DJ Koze – Knock Knock

41. Crepes – In Cahoots

40. Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie

39. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex and Food

38. Joan As Police Woman – Damned Devotion

37. Sarah Blasko – Depth Of Field

36. White Denim – Performance

35. Lucy Dacus – Historian

34. Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love

33. serpentwithfeet – soil

32. Paul Kelly – Nature

31. Neko Case – Hell-On

30. Father John Misty – God’s Favourite Customer

29. Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth

28. Cat Power – Wanderer

27. Space Invadas – Wild World

26. Beach House – 7

25. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino

24. Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

23. Emma Louise – Lilac Everything

22. Pusha T – Daytona

21. Middle Kids – Lost Friends

20. Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

19. U.S Girls – In A Poem Unlimited

18. John Butler Trio – Home

17. The Presets – HI VIZ

16. Mitski – Be The Cowboy

15. Gabriella Cohen – Pink Is The Colour of Unconditional Love

14. Noname – Room 25

13. Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

12. Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death In Meatspace

11. Jon Hopkins – Singularity

10. Christine And The Queens – Chris

9. MOD CON – Modern Convenience

8. Robyn – Honey

7. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

6. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

5. Mojo Juju – Native Tongue

4. IDLES – Joy As An Act of Resistance

3. Gurrumul – Djarimirri

2. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

1. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

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