Topic: Some favs in 2018... what were yours?

So yeah. I love end of the year lists. Making them myself to see what stuck... and reading yours to see what I missed.

My top 10 favorite albums of 2018, no particular order:
1. Hieroglyphic Being - The Red Notes
2. R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking
3. Mr Fingers* - Cerebral Hemispheres
4. Arp (2) - ZEBRA
5. Specter - Built To Last
6. Tom Misch - Geography
7. Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
8. Lonnie Holley - Mith
9. Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
10. Slam - Athenaeum 101

My top 10 favorite compilations and reissues of 2018, no particular order:
1. Various - Air Texture Volume VI
2. Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft - Framed Space: Selected Works 2014-2017
3. Various - Studio Barnhus Volym 1
4. Brian Eno - Music For Installations
5. Various - Gumba Fire (Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie In 1980s South Africa)
6. Various - We Out Here
7. Smith & Mighty - Ashley Road Sessions 88-94
8. Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6)
9. Cheikh Lô - Né La Thiass
10. The 7th Plain - Chronicles III

Made a spotify playlist for it, with one tracks per release from both lists, carefully ordered so it plays like an oldschool mixtape.. Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/112615647 … 6Dda6jEBxw

Did some write ups on all releases on Discogs, read here:
https://www.discogs.com/lists/Favorite- … 018/422661
https://www.discogs.com/lists/Fav-compi … 018/446946

Some other favs:

Best live show:
Jeff Parker solo, October 13th, Mondriaan Jazz, The Hague Netherlands

Best deejay:
Glenn Underground, June 30th, Southern Soul Festival, Ulcinj Montenegro

Best book I read in 2018:
"Max, Mischa and the Tet Offensive", Johan Harstad.
https://www.tzum.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Harstad-Tet-offensief-531x576.jpg

Best movie I saw in 2018:
BlacKkKlansman

Best docu I saw in 2018:
The Wolfpack (late to the party I know, but dang, what a docu, also made me reappreciate Baltimora's Tarzan Girl  big_smile

Best theatre performance:
Urland - UR
https://assets.urland.nl/images/_zoomImage/Urland_Ur_Uscenefoto-selectie-1.jpg

So yeah... Show me yours!

Last edited by JayStarbo (2018-12-24 12:40:32)

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Re: Some favs in 2018... what were yours?

Fantastic Starbo, thanks for this. I had to laugh when I saw Slam on that list then read your discogs review, as thats exactly what I thought! big_smile

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Re: Some favs in 2018... what were yours?

DumbBot wrote:

Fantastic Starbo, thanks for this. I had to laugh when I saw Slam on that list then read your discogs review, as thats exactly what I thought! big_smile

Check it out, it is really very good!

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Re: Some favs in 2018... what were yours?

Growth of the Soil was the best book i read in 2018.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/ce/Growth_of_the_Soil.jpg/220px-Growth_of_the_Soil.jpg

Re: Some favs in 2018... what were yours?

I always had a problem with end of year lists because I have Swiss cheese for brains, but even more so this year as its probably the least adventurous i've even been seeking out new music. Pretty much listened to ambient and dub techno all year, that ERP - Afterimage record was super nice but hardly groundbreaking, and the Wanderwelle - gathering of the Ancient spirits.

Listened to this to see what i've been missing
https://bleep.com/100-tracks-2018

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