Monday, 31 December 2018

My Top 18 Albums of 2018 #1

Here it is then, the full countdown... and a very worthy Number One.

Enjoy your New Year's Eve. Here's my youtube playlist of my albums of the year to play at your party.

18. Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever

17. Gretchen Peters - Dancing With The Beast

16. Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today

15. The Proclaimers - Angry Cyclist

14. Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing

13. Eels - The Deconstruction

12. Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real

11. Jack White - Boarding House Reach

10. Jill Jackson - Are We There Yet?

9. The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl

8. Amy Rigby - The Old Guys

7. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus

6. Father John Misty - God's Favourite Customer

5. Half Man Half Biscuit - No One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin' Hedge Cut

4. John Grant - Love Is Magic

3. Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton John

2. Will Hoge - My American Dream

1. John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness

Back when we need him the most - warm, witty and wise. The living legend - long may he reign!

More here.

If you're going out celebrating tonight, take care and have a good one. If, like me, you'll be asleep long before the clock strikes in the new year... enjoy that too.

Thanks for reading this dribble throughout 2018. See you in 2019.


  1. A great list and a worthy number one
    Looking forward to listening to it Rol
    Wishing you and your family a good 2019

  2. A most enjoyable December at your place, Rol. See you in 2019.

  3. Mrs CC particularly taken with Lukas Nelson

  4. I need to go back and check several of these out, I'm way behind. Happy new year to you and yours Rol.

  5. Happy New Year to you and family, Rol. Thanks for all the hard work you put into Saturday Snapshots especially!

  6. You may well remember I featured the John Prine song from the clip, when I wrote about a very personal situation a few months ago. I hadn't even realised it was from his new album, but when I heard it played on the radio I was bowled over by it, and tucked it away for future reference. A worthy No. 1.

    Happy New Year to you and your family Rol. As C above has just said, thanks for all the hard work on Saturday Snapshots - The hottest quiz north of Havana!

    1. There is no higher compliment. And I do sometimes feel like I've lost my youth like I lost my Tony and now I've lost my mind.

    2. Ha ha - Whatever, we're happy to check in on a Saturday morning, wearing those faded feathers in our hair!

  7. We have three albums in common in our top 15. I think you know which.

    Tree of Forgiveness is a really nice song. You've encouraged me to look into John Prine's earlier stuff


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