Farao – Pure-O. Good artsy pop in the Kate Bush
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour. Pleasant country pop with just a little edge. It’s gotten more hype than it probably deserves, but it’s pretty good.
Confidence Man – Confident Music for Confident People. This is good in small doses but the vocals get tedious – the mostly instrumental “Sail Boat Vacation” is perhaps the best song (along with the single “Boyfriend (Repeat)”).
Tinashe – Joyride. A bit disappointing after a great album and a great mixtape, but it’s still a good listen.
Mariah Carey – Caution. This is fine but very unexceptional – possibly her weakest album since Glitter, although I do like “Portrait”.
Kylie Minogue – Golden. This has grown on me a bit – it’s definitely better than Kiss Me Once – but it’s still unexceptional.
Our Girl – Stranger Today. Nice shoegazey pop but very forgettable.
Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume 1. Quite nice if inessential. I never got into Throbbing Gristle but I like this kind of stuff.
Plus some older things:
The Residents – Duck Stab. The only album I’ve heard by them that I can say I like – being only an EP helps.
Robert Pollard/Doug Gillard – Speak Kindly of your Volunteer Fire Department. Pretty good.
Juliana Hatfield – Made in China. Pretty mediocre.
Scott Walker – Till the Band Comes In. Better than I remember. There’s a few really bad songs, but there’s also some good stuff.
My 2018 top 20 songs:
1 Robyn - Missing U
2 Let's Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
3 Robyn - Honey
4 Kali Uchis - In My Dreams
5 Let's Eat Grandma - Cool & Collected
6 Laura Jean - Girls on the TV
7 Tinashe - Fire and Flames
8 Kali Uchis - Body Language Intro
9 Wednesday Campanella - The Bamboo Princess
10 Moses Sumney - Rank & File
11 Lana Del Rey - Venice b###h
12 Janelle Monae - Crazy Classic Life
13 Kylie Minogue - Raining Glitter
14 Camp Cope - The Opener
15 Thea & The Wild - City Of Gold
16 Maria Del Pilar - Original Dreamers
17 JD. Reid feat. Katy B - Call Your Bluff
18 Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
19 Noname - Self
20 TAEYEON - Something New