#bucketoflists — The Art Form: 13 albums

In the world of music, the end of the year means one thing: lists! In an (admittedly futile) effort to acknowledge the great music that came my way this year, I’ve pulled together five such lists (so far). (Make that six.)

The 6th and final addition to the Bucket (of) List(s) offers 13 full-length albums that hit the spot in 2018. Some, you may say, belong on the TerraSonic and/or EP lists. To that, I say, well, sorry. These made the list because, regardless of category or genre or whatever, they never failed to disappoint or reveal something new every time I returned to each of them.

The Vibrarian's Bucket (of) List(s):

#1: The Short Form: 5 EP's

#2: TerraSonic: 8 compilations

#3: "Hit" Parade: 33 tracks

#4: TerraSonic: 9 albums

#5: New to Who?: 7 pre-2018 releases

#6: The Art Form: 13 albums

(All lists are in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to narrow it down to the final items. To then rank them is overkill (though some might say that I blew past that point a long time ago). The way I see it, whichever one I’m listening to in any given moment is the best.)

Auntie Flo — Radio Highlife (Brownswood Recordings)

Limiñanas — I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2 (Rare Stuff 2015/2018) (Limiñanas)

Khalab — Black Noise 2084 (On The Corner)

Kutiman — Don’t Hold Onto the Clouds (Kutiman)

Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat — Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat In a Budget Dancehall (Boomarm Nation)

Richmond Fontaine — Don’t Skip Out On Me (Fluff and Gravy)

Shakarchi & Straneus — Steal Chickens from Men and the Future from God (Studio Barnhus)

Skinshape — Filoxiny (Lewis Recordings)

Soohan — Soo Soo Studio (Soohan)

Tenderlonious & The 22archestra — The Shakedown (22a)

Thee Oh Sees — Smote Reverser (Castle Face)

Tommy Guerrero — The Road to Knowhere (Too Good)

Tony Allen & Jeff Mills — Tomorrow Comes the Harvest (Decca France)

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