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My Favorite 10 Albums of 2018

I actually got my Best Of lists done early this year. My tastes run heavily to alt-pop and electro-pop, so you'll see that reflected in this list.
10Tom Bailey
Science Fiction


Weirdly enough, this is the first-ever solo album by Bailey, the former frontman of Thompson Twins. Here he combines '80s new wave sounds with occasional Latin beats, to highly pleasurable effect. Favorite track: What Kind of World
9Beach House
7


I've loved this band since I first heard them, but this is their first album to make my Top 10 list. The vibe is laid back, the vocals are slow and pretty, and the hooks are strong. Favorite track: Drunk in LA
8Johnny Marr
Call The Comet


Not quite as good as his 2013 album "The Messenger", but pretty damned close. I love The Smiths, but I'm starting to think that maybe Morrissey was holding this guy back. Favorite track: Hi Hello
7The Republic of Wolves
shrine


One of the best bands out there these days from my native Long Island, this album is dark, sweet and just a little heavy. Favorite track: Dialogues
6Belly
Dove


Who would have thought that the first album this band put out in 23 years would turn out to be their best and most consistent LP, but it is. The songs here are really nicely crafted. Favorite track: Mine
5MGMT
Little Dark Age


I liked this duo's debut album, but didn't think much of their next two. In fact, I wouldn't have even bothered with this one except for the strong word of mouth. I used to consider these guys a lesser Passion Pit, but they really pulled me back into the fold with this one. Favorite track: She Works Out Too Much
4Matt and Kim
Almost Everyday


This is another concept album, which finds our heroes musing about topics such as death and growing older. Favorite track: Youngest I Will Be
3Frankie Cosmos
Vessel


I liked this one from the beginning, but at first, the loose structures of the songs confused me. As the year wore on, however, I grew to appreciate this album more and more. Favorite track: Duet
2Reed and Caroline
Hello Science


This one really grew on me over the course of the year. The album is a concept album, composed of songs on a variety of science-themed topics. They're like a more ethereal, less humorous Future Bible Heroes. Favorite track: Before
1Chvrches
Love Is Dead


I've always loved Chvrches, but this is the album I always hoped they were capable of. For me, Lauren Mayberry has become this decade's Hayley Williams. Favorite track: Graffiti
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