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Here Are The Top 50 Albums Of 2018, According To Double J

Written by Emmy Mack on December 11, 2018

Triple J‘s older sister station Double J has handed down its verdict on the best 50 albums released in 2018.

“Every single year, we gush about what an incredible 12 months of music we’ve been blessed to enjoy. And we will continue to do so. Because music is important. Albums are important,” Double J says.

“These 50 meant a lot to us, and there have been many others released in 2018 that we hold dear as well.”

SPOILER ALERT: the number #1 spot was taken out by American indie rockers Parquet Courts and their sixth LP, Wide Awake!.

Explaining their decision, the Double J team write: “this may be Parquet Courts at their best yet”.

“Danger Mouse’s presence in the producer’s chair is no cause for concern… His touch is crisp but gentle,” they add.

“Parquet Courts are one of the best bands in the world right now, and records like Wide Awake! are a welcome reminder that they have no shortage of ideas to ensure they keep their standards high.”

Also featuring in the top 50 were the likes of Oh Pep!’s I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Sex and Food, Arctic Monkeys’s Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino, Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel and Mojo Juju’s Native Tongue.

Check the list below to see where they all placed, and what other LPs made the big list.

Double J Top 50 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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