Unfortunately 2018 wasn't an especially great musical year for me. There was a lot of stuff that came out that would have been right up my alley, but I ended up not really buying any albums. I should really look through the 2018 releases again some time. I have pretty much just been listing to a bunch of stuff from 2017, especially that year's Billy Woods album "Known Unknowns" is still very present in my daily song rotations. Here's the first song on the album:
Just finishing up the newest album by And the Kids, actually the first of theirs I've listened to. Really great stuff.
Praised by NPR for "striking vocals [that] rival the vibrato and boldness of Siouxsie Sioux...and music that's both fearless and entertaining," And The Kids return with a bold continuation of their chunky indie rock meets blissful new wave sound
Delicate Steve randomly came up on my Spotify Discovery queue, and I kind of like the music. Always up for some good electirc guitar, and I appreciate how varied his stuff feels.
Aberdeen was recently featured on Adam Neely's youtube channel (which is one of the best music related channels on youtube IMO), and i instantly fell in love with their music. Too bad it's just one album for now.
And Derek Brown with his Saxophone Beatboxing. Not even generally a fan of this sort of thing, but saxophones instantly make everything a thousand times better. And I'm a fan of creative ways of playing music.