The Best Albums of 2018, #15

15. Shooting Guns, Another Wolfcop / Nosferatu (Pre-Rock) In the wake of 2017’s album Flavour Country, Shooting Guns spent 2018 working on two special, movie-related releases that turned out to be distinct departures from their usual psychedelic-tinged, instrumental stoner jams. It was only natural that the boys were asked to create the soundtrack for the […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #19

19. Thom Yorke, Suspiria (Music From the Luca Guadagnino Film) (XL Recordings) This was a case where an artistic project I was initially sceptical about surprised me a great deal, on two levels. As a longtime admirer of Dario Argento’s giallo classic Suspiria and a fervent opponent of Hollywood “reboots”, I was initially appalled by […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #20

20. Kelly Moran, Ultraviolet (Warp) I greatly admired Kelly Moran’s 2017 album Bloodroot, which saw the talented composer performing restrained, minimalist pieces on what she describes as “prepared piano” – in other words, piano that has been altered by various foreign objects to create sounds both dissonant and percussive. Where that album felt alluring and […]

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