2018 music wrap-up has been cancelled

For the last 16 years, I've posted a year-end wrap-up of my favorite 30-ish albums of the year. Sometimes I even write reviews. I'm not doing that this time, because looking over the list... 2018 pretty much sucked.

I mean, the [REDACTED] album was pretty great, but I feel like in any other year, it would have been halfway down the list. And the new albums from [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] are fine if you're already into those bands, but they aren't really breaking new ground.

So, fuck it.

In lieu of that, here are some bands I saw live last year who put on good shows, in chronological order. This is also a smaller number of shows than usual. And except for, I think, two of them, I couldn't convince a single other person to go with me.

Nilbog
Super Unison
Marmozets
Peelander-Z
David J

Elohim
Swearin'
Belly
Yassou
Iamamiwhoami

The Regrettes
Killing Joke
Ruby
Holychild
The Joy Formidable

Laurie Anderson
Orbital
Bodyimage
Skating Polly
Potty Mouth
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2 Responses:

  1. James says:

    Jamie, it's time to get back into commercial software. Live music had a good run.

  2. Patrick Berry says:

    I appreciate all the wrap-ups you did in the past. I found a ton of music in those lists, so thanks for all that work!

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