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December 21, 2018

Moon_Ray Discogs User Ratings: 100 Best New Electronic Releases Of 2018

2018 is almost over. Whilst there’s still a few days left for new Releases to emerge, and whilst it might take a few weeks for all the hot new stuff to make its way into people’s collections and be rated, we thought it was high time we shared the Discogs Community’s favourite electronic music of the year. We’ll update this list again in February to account for all the new music released between now and then.

When trying to use the ‘Average Rating’ to compare Release on Discogs there is always the problem of trying to balance the average against the number of ratings cast. Is a Release with a single rating of 5/5 (and therefore with an Average Rating of 5/5) really better than the Release with 99 Ratings of 5/5 and one 4/5 (and therefore with an Average Rating of 4.99)? Of course not.

We’ve used some fancy data science algorithms to balance for the fact that:

  • sometimes great music goes unnoticed for a while and doesn’t get so many ratings, but it’s still great
  • the first people to rate a Release often leave high ratings, so the average rating often decreases as more ratings come in.

The result is a ‘Weighted Rating’, which is much more reflective of plain old ‘good music’. See the results for yourself. We ran our algorithm over every release tagged as ‘Electronic’ and first released in 2018 (i.e. no re-issues or represses, and no compilations either). The following list is the top 100, ordered alphabetically by ‘Artist – Title’.

We’ve also run the algorithm over every new Rock Release from 2018.

Happy Digging!


A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012–2017 album cover

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – 2012–2017

2xLP, Album – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Other People
  • Styles: House, Tech House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.9

Abacus - Basic Amounts album cover

Abacus – Basic Amounts

12, S/Sided, W/Lbl – US

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Innermoods
  • Styles: Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

ANF - Visions album cover

ANF – Visions

12 – Canada

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: NAFF
  • Styles: Techno, Downtempo
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP album cover

Aphex Twin – Collapse EP

12, EP, Ltd – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Styles: IDM
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Aphex Twin - Collapse EP album cover

Aphex Twin – Collapse EP

12, EP – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Styles: IDM
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Autechre - NTS Sessions album cover

Autechre – NTS Sessions

8xCD + Box, Ltd – UK

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Styles: IDM, Ambient, Drone, Abstract, Experimental
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Beach House - 7 album cover

Beach House – 7

LP, Album, Ltd, Yel – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Bellaire - Paris City Jazz album cover

Bellaire – Paris City Jazz

12 – France

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: AOC Records (2)
  • Styles: House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

Binary Digit - 38490 Electronics album cover

Binary Digit – 38490 Electronics

12, EP – Portugal

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Dream Ticket
  • Styles: Electro, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Blawan - Wet Will Always Dry album cover

Blawan – Wet Will Always Dry

2×12, Album – UK

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Ternesc
  • Styles: Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.94

Brian Eno With Kevin Shields - The Weight Of History ● Only Once Away My Son album cover

Brian Eno With Kevin Shields – The Weight Of History ● Only Once Away My Son

12 – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Opal Records
  • Styles: Ambient, Drone
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Butric - Fünf Viertel album cover

Butric – Fünf Viertel

12, Gre – Germany

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Otherside (5)
  • Styles: Minimal, Minimal Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

Central (7) - Li'ud album cover

Central (7) – Li’ud

12, EP – Denmark

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: Help Recordings
  • Styles: House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.88

Cignol - The Observable Universe album cover

Cignol – The Observable Universe

12, EP, W/Lbl – UK

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Furthur Electronix
  • Styles: Electro, Acid
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch album cover

Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

LP, Album, Ltd, Gre – US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Third Worlds, Harvest
  • Styles: Experimental, Noise, Hardcore Hip-Hop
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Deepchord - Immersions album cover

Deepchord – Immersions

LP, Album – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Astral Industries
  • Styles: Dub Techno, Ambient, Deep Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Derek Carr - Contact album cover

Derek Carr – Contact

2xLP, Album – Spain

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Subwax Excursions
  • Styles: Techno, House, Electro
  • Weighted Rating: 4.89

DJ Healer - Nothing 2 Loose album cover

DJ Healer – Nothing 2 Loose

3×12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: All Possible Worlds
  • Styles: Ambient, Breakbeat, House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.91

DJ Koze - Knock Knock album cover

DJ Koze – Knock Knock

Box, Lim + 2×12, Album + 7, Single + 12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Pampa Records
  • Styles: House, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

DJ Koze - Knock Knock album cover

DJ Koze – Knock Knock

2×12, Album + 7, Single – Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Pampa Records
  • Styles: House, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

DJ Koze - Pick Up album cover

DJ Koze – Pick Up

12, Single – Germany

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Pampa Records
  • Styles: House, Disco, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

DJ Koze - Seeing Aliens album cover

DJ Koze – Seeing Aliens

12 – Germany

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Pampa Records
  • Styles: Techno, Tech House, Minimal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

DJ Rum - Portrait With Firewood album cover

DJ Rum – Portrait With Firewood

2xLP, Album – Netherlands

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: R & S Records
  • Styles: Modern Classical, Ambient, Broken Beat, IDM, Jungle, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.85

Donato Dozzy - Filo Loves The Acid album cover

Donato Dozzy – Filo Loves The Acid

2×12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Tresor
  • Styles: Techno, Acid
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

Donato Dozzy - Mindless Fullness album cover

Donato Dozzy – Mindless Fullness

12 – UK

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Eerie
  • Styles: Electro, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Dust-e-1 - The Dust In The Dance EP album cover

Dust-e-1 – The Dust In The Dance EP

12, EP – Canada

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Collect-Call
  • Styles: Jungle, Hardcore, Drum n Bass
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Edward - Fortune Teller album cover

Edward – Fortune Teller

3×12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Giegling
  • Styles: Experimental, Deep House, Tech House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Egoless - Empire Of Dirt album cover

Egoless – Empire Of Dirt

12 – UK

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Deep Medi Musik
  • Styles: Dubstep
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

EOD - Named album cover

EOD – Named

3xLP, Album – Iceland

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: bbbbbb
  • Styles: IDM, Electro, Jungle, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Ex-Terrestrial - Portal Vision album cover

Ex-Terrestrial – Portal Vision

12 – Canada

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: NAFF
  • Styles: House, Acid House, Downtempo
  • Weighted Rating: 4.9

Ex-Terrestrial - Urth Born album cover

Ex-Terrestrial – Urth Born

12 – Canada

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Pacific Rhythm
  • Styles: Electro, Acid House, Breaks, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.88

Gas - Rausch album cover

Gas – Rausch

2xLP, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Kompakt
  • Styles: Ambient, Modern Classical, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

Gene On Earth - Top Cat E.P. album cover

Gene On Earth – Top Cat E.P.

12, EP – Germany

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: Limousine Dream
  • Styles: House, Tech House, IDM, Breaks
  • Weighted Rating: 4.82

Globex - Inversia 2 album cover

Globex – Inversia 2

12 – Germany

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Acting Press
  • Styles: Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

Henry Wu & Earl Jeffers - Projections album cover

Henry Wu & Earl Jeffers – Projections

12 – Netherlands

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: MCDE
  • Styles: Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

Housemates (2) - Soul Value album cover

Housemates (2) – Soul Value

12 – Canada

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: NAFF
  • Styles: House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Inner Sense (2) - Motp album cover

Inner Sense (2) – Motp

12 – France

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: My Love Is Underground
  • Styles: House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

Janeret - Olympus Serie Partie. 1 album cover

Janeret – Olympus Serie Partie. 1

12 – France

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Tartouffe
  • Styles: Deep House, Minimal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Job Sifre - Het Bestaan album cover

Job Sifre – Het Bestaan

12, EP – Netherlands

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Knekelhuis
  • Styles: EBM, Electro, New Wave
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Jon Hopkins - Singularity album cover

Jon Hopkins – Singularity

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Mid – Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Domino
  • Styles: Tech House, Experimental, Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Jorja Smith - Lost & Found album cover

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found

LP, Album, Gat – UK

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: FAMM (2)
  • Styles: Contemporary R&B
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Justice (3) - Woman Worldwide album cover

Justice (3) – Woman Worldwide

2xLP, Album + LP, S/Sided, Album, Etch + 2xCD, Alb – No Country

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Genesis (8), Ed Banger Records, Caroline Records
  • Styles: Synth-pop, Electro, Nu-Disco, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Keysha / FG's Romance - Stop It! / What Is Love Today? album cover

Keysha / FG’s Romance – Stop It! / What Is Love Today?

12 – Belgium

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: STROOM 〰
  • Styles: Synth-pop, RnB/Swing
  • Weighted Rating: 4.86

Koji Ono - Incognito EP album cover

Koji Ono – Incognito EP

12, EP – France

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Chuwanaga
  • Styles: Funk, Jazz-Funk, House, Disco, Boogie
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Kosh (7) - Null 212 album cover

Kosh (7) – Null 212

12 – Morocco

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Casa Voyager
  • Styles: Electro, Breakbeat
  • Weighted Rating: 4.92

Loidis - A Parade, In The Place I Sit, The Floating World (& All Its Pleasures) album cover

Loidis – A Parade, In The Place I Sit, The Floating World (& All Its Pleasures)

12, EP – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: anno (2)
  • Styles: House, Minimal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Ludwig A.F. Röhrscheid - Velocity album cover

Ludwig A.F. Röhrscheid – Velocity

12, EP – Germany

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Exo Recordings International
  • Styles: House, Ambient, Breaks, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.86

Mandar - String Theory album cover

Mandar – String Theory

12, 180 – France

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Oscillat Music, Mandar
  • Styles: Tech House, Minimal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.82

Map.ache - Vom Ende Bis Zum Anfang album cover

Map.ache – Vom Ende Bis Zum Anfang

3×12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: November
  • Label: Giegling
  • Styles: House, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

Moodymann - Pitch Black City Reunion album cover

Moodymann – Pitch Black City Reunion

12 – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: KDJ, KDJ
  • Styles: House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.9

Morphology - Traveller album cover

Morphology – Traveller

LP, Cle + LP, Cle + Album – UK

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: FireScope
  • Styles: Techno, Electro
  • Weighted Rating: 4.88

Mr. Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres album cover

Mr. Fingers – Cerebral Hemispheres

3xLP, Album – Netherlands

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Alleviated Records
  • Styles: House, Deep House, Downtempo
  • Weighted Rating: 4.9

Nils Frahm - All Melody album cover

Nils Frahm – All Melody

2xLP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Erased Tapes Records
  • Styles: Modern Classical, Abstract
  • Weighted Rating: 4.82

Nils Frahm - All Melody album cover

Nils Frahm – All Melody

2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Erased Tapes Records, Erased Tapes Records
  • Styles: Modern Classical, Abstract
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch album cover

Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch

LP, Album, 180 – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Caroline International, Caroline International, The Null Corporation, The Null Corporation
  • Styles: Industrial
  • Weighted Rating: 4.69

No Moon - Infinite Dreamz EP album cover

No Moon – Infinite Dreamz EP

12 – UK

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Craigie Knowes
  • Styles: Electro
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli album cover

Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli

LP, Album – Italy

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: NG Records (5), NG Records (5)
  • Styles: Disco, Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Boogie
  • Weighted Rating: 4.95

Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli album cover

Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli

LP, Album, RP, 3rd – Italy

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: NG Records (5), NG Records (5)
  • Styles: Disco, Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Boogie, Nu-Disco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.87

OCB (5) - The Anticlimax album cover

OCB (5) – The Anticlimax

12 – Morocco

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Casa Voyager
  • Styles: Electro, Breakbeat, Drum n Bass
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

Omar-S - Your Socially Awkward Criminal album cover

Omar-S – Your Socially Awkward Criminal

12 – US

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: FXHE Records
  • Styles: House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Peggy Gou - Once album cover

Peggy Gou – Once

12, EP – UK

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • Styles: House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

Phaserboys - Phaserboys EP album cover

Phaserboys – Phaserboys EP

12, EP – Germany

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Aiwo rec.
  • Styles: Breakbeat, Downtempo, Experimental, Electro
  • Weighted Rating: 4.82

Prime Minister Of Doom - Mudshadow Propaganda album cover

Prime Minister Of Doom – Mudshadow Propaganda

3×12, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Planet Uterus
  • Styles: Deep Techno, Tribal House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.91

Rezzett - Rezzett LP album cover

Rezzett – Rezzett LP

2xLP, Pos – UK

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: The Trilogy Tapes
  • Styles: Techno, Ambient, Drum n Bass
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Roman Flügel - 1995 album cover

Roman Flügel – 1995

12 – Germany

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Hardworksoftdrink
  • Styles: Minimal Techno, House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Rosalía (3) - El Mal Querer album cover

Rosalía (3) – El Mal Querer

LP, Album – Spain

  • Release Date: November
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Styles: Flamenco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Ross From Friends - Family Portrait album cover

Ross From Friends – Family Portrait

2xLP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Brainfeeder
  • Styles: House, Deep House, Lo-Fi, Tech House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

Roza Terenzi & DJ Zozi - Planet Euphorique album cover

Roza Terenzi & DJ Zozi – Planet Euphorique

12, EP – UK

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Planet Euphorique
  • Styles: Electro, Breakbeat, Downtempo
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

S.O.N.S - Shin-Okubo One Night Stand album cover

S.O.N.S – Shin-Okubo One Night Stand

2×12 – South Korea

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: S.O.N.S
  • Styles: Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Satari / Nicky Love (2) Feat. Satari - 2 Hits album cover

Satari / Nicky Love (2) Feat. Satari – 2 Hits

12, RM – Netherlands

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: La Casa Tropical
  • Styles: Boogie, Soul, Disco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Saved My Life - A Conga Saved My Life album cover

Saved My Life – A Conga Saved My Life

12, EP, Han – Germany

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Piano Music (4)
  • Styles: MPB, Samba, Disco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

SIERRRA - SIERRRA 01 album cover

SIERRRA – SIERRRA 01

12, Ltd, W/Lbl, sta – Spain

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: SIERRRA
  • Styles: House, Disco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Skee Mask - Compro album cover

Skee Mask – Compro

2xLP, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Ilian Tape
  • Styles: Techno, Ambient, Breakbeat
  • Weighted Rating: 4.92

SP MC - Pondlife / R1 album cover

SP MC – Pondlife / R1

10 – UK

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: System Music (2)
  • Styles: Dubstep
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Steve O'Sullivan And Mike Schommer - Submerged album cover

Steve O’Sullivan And Mike Schommer – Submerged

12 – UK

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Mosaic, Mosaic
  • Styles: Dub Techno, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

Suba - Wayang album cover

Suba – Wayang

2xLP – Germany

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Offen Music
  • Styles: Techno, Tribal, New Beat, Afrobeat
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

SW. / SVN (2) - Untitled album cover

SW. / SVN (2) – Untitled

12 – Germany

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: SUED
  • Styles: Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Terekke - Improvisational Loops album cover

Terekke – Improvisational Loops

LP, Album – Netherlands

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Music From Memory
  • Styles: Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Tessela / Lanark Artefax - Blue 01 album cover

Tessela / Lanark Artefax – Blue 01

12, Single – UK

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Whities
  • Styles: Techno, Electro, Broken Beat
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

The Pilotwings - Pour Faire Pleurer Les Chômeurs album cover

The Pilotwings – Pour Faire Pleurer Les Chômeurs

12, EP – France

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: Brothers From Different Mothers
  • Styles: House, Breakbeat, Trance
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple album cover

Thievery Corporation – Treasures From The Temple

2xLP, Album – UK & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Eighteenth Street Lounge Music
  • Styles: Downtempo, Dub, Trip Hop, Reggae, Conscious, Bossanova
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Thom Yorke - Suspiria album cover

Thom Yorke – Suspiria

2xLP, Album, Pin – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: XL Recordings
  • Styles: Experimental, Soundtrack
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Tom Waits - Brawlers album cover

Tom Waits – Brawlers

2xLP, Ltd, RM, Blu – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Anti-
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Spoken Word
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Tony Allen, Jeff Mills - Tomorrow Comes The Harvest album cover

Tony Allen, Jeff Mills – Tomorrow Comes The Harvest

10, Ltd – France

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Blue Note Lab
  • Styles: Future Jazz, Afrobeat
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

Trance Wax - Trance Wax Four album cover

Trance Wax – Trance Wax Four

12, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl, Yel – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Trance Wax
  • Styles: Trance, Breakbeat, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Transllusion - A Moment Of Insanity album cover

Transllusion – A Moment Of Insanity

12 – Netherlands

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Clone Aqualung Series
  • Styles: Electro, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

Uniile - Uniile 2 album cover

Uniile – Uniile 2

12, Ltd, W/Lbl, Han – France

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Uniile
  • Styles: House, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

Unknown Artist - Eastern Edits Vol. 1 album cover

Unknown Artist – Eastern Edits Vol. 1

12, W/Lbl, Sta – UK

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Orange Tree Edits
  • Styles: Deep House, Nu-Disco
  • Weighted Rating: 4.89

V.I.V.E.K - 94' / Namaste album cover

V.I.V.E.K – 94′ / Namaste

10 – UK

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: System Music (2)
  • Styles: Dubstep
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Vakula - Metaphors album cover

Vakula – Metaphors

2xLP, Album – Ukraine

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Leleka
  • Styles: African, Tribal, Ambient, Krautrock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

Various - 303-101 album cover

Various – 303-101

12, Min – Netherlands

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Planet Rhythm Records
  • Styles: Acid, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

Various - Blunted Breaks Vol​ume 01 (LP Sampler) album cover

Various – Blunted Breaks Vol​ume 01 (LP Sampler)

12, Smplr, Pin – UK

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Western Lore
  • Styles: Breakbeat, Drum n Bass, Jungle
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Various - NDATL 10 Year Special Edition 2018 album cover

Various – NDATL 10 Year Special Edition 2018

2×12, Ltd, W/Lbl, Sta – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: NDATL Muzik
  • Styles: Deep House, Techno
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Various - Tiden Går Sgu' album cover

Various – Tiden Går Sgu’

12 – Denmark

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Regelbau
  • Styles: House, Ambient, Downtempo, Deep House
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Vril (2) - Anima Mundi album cover

Vril (2) – Anima Mundi

3xLP, Album – Netherlands

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: Delsin
  • Styles: Techno, Dub Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Vril (2) - Haus album cover

Vril (2) – Haus

12 – Germany

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Giegling
  • Styles: Dub Techno, Techno, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.87

Wanderwelle - Gathering Of The Ancient Spirits album cover

Wanderwelle – Gathering Of The Ancient Spirits

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel – Canada

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Silent Season
  • Styles: Ambient, Techno, Tribal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.85

WINO-D - WINO-D album cover

WINO-D – WINO-D

12, EP – Ireland

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Wah Wah Wino
  • Styles: Experimental
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt - Instrumentalmusik Von Der Mitte Der World album cover

Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt – Instrumentalmusik Von Der Mitte Der World

2xLP, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Growing Bin Records
  • Styles: Tribal, Experimental, Ambient
  • Weighted Rating: 4.91

XOR Gate - Conic Sections album cover

XOR Gate – Conic Sections

LP – Germany

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Tresor
  • Styles: Abstract, Ambient, Electro, Experimental, Synthwave
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

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Moon_Ray Discogs User Ratings: 100 Best New Rock Releases Of 2018

2018 is almost over. While there are still a few days left for new Releases to emerge, and while it might take a few weeks for all the hot new stuff to make its way into people’s collections and be rated, we thought it was high time we shared the Discogs Community’s favourite Rock music of the year. We’ll update this list again in February to account for all the new music released between now and then.

When trying to use the ‘Average Rating’ to compare Release on Discogs there is always the problem of trying to balance the average against the number of ratings cast. Is a Release with a single rating of 5/5 (and therefore with an Average Rating of 5/5) really better than the Release with 99 Ratings of 5/5 and one 4/5 (and therefore with an Average Rating of 4.99)? Of course not.

We’ve used some fancy data science algorithms to balance for the fact that:

  • sometimes great music goes unnoticed for a while and doesn’t get so many ratings, but it’s still great
  • the first people to rate a Release often leave high ratings, so the average rating often decreases as more ratings come in.

The result is a ‘Weighted Rating’, which is much more reflective of a collective and evolving sense of ‘good music’. See the results for yourself. We ran our algorithm over every release tagged as ‘Rock’ and first released in 2018 (there are no re-issues or represses, and no compilations either). The following list is the top 100, ordered alphabetically by ‘Artist – Title’.

We’ve also run the algorithm over every new Electronic Release from 2018.

Happy Digging!


WINO-D - WINO-D album cover

WINO-D – WINO-D

12, EP – Ireland

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Wah Wah Wino
  • Styles: Experimental
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

Shame (19) - Songs Of Praise album cover

Shame (19) – Songs Of Praise

LP, Album – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Dead Oceans
  • Styles: Indie Rock, Post-Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.58

Shame (19) - Songs Of Praise album cover

Shame (19) – Songs Of Praise

LP, Album, Ltd, Sky – UK & US

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Dead Oceans
  • Styles: Indie Rock, Post-Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse album cover

Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse

Box, Ltd + LP, Album, Sil + CD, Album + 7, EP, Si – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: His Master’s Noise (2), Century Media
  • Styles: Black Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.6

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures album cover

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

2xLP, Album – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Abstract Dragon
  • Styles:
  • Weighted Rating: 4.6

Feine Sahne Fischfilet - Sturm & Dreck album cover

Feine Sahne Fischfilet – Sturm & Dreck

LP, Album – Germany

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Audiolith
  • Styles: Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin album cover

Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

2xLP, Album – US

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Drag City
  • Styles: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Glam
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

First Aid Kit - Ruins album cover

First Aid Kit – Ruins

LP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Columbia, Columbia, Sony Music, Sony Music
  • Styles: Country Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.57

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us album cover

Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us

2xLP, Dlx, Ltd – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: City Slang
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo album cover

Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

LP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: January
  • Label: Night Time Stories
  • Styles: Surf, Psychedelic, Funk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.84

MGMT - Little Dark Age album cover

MGMT – Little Dark Age

2xLP, Album – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Columbia
  • Styles: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.76

Fu Manchu - Clone Of The Universe album cover

Fu Manchu – Clone Of The Universe

LP, Album, Bla – USA & Canada

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: At The Dojo Records
  • Styles: Stoner Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

MGMT - Little Dark Age album cover

MGMT – Little Dark Age

2xLP, Album – US

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Columbia, Columbia
  • Styles: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy album cover

Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

2xLP, Album – USA & Canada

  • Release Date: February
  • Label: Matador
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.79

A Perfect Circle - The Doomed / Disillusioned album cover

A Perfect Circle – The Doomed / Disillusioned

10, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Whi – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: BMG
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

The Breeders - All Nerve album cover

The Breeders – All Nerve

LP, Album, Ltd, Ora – No Country

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: 4AD
  • Styles:
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds album cover

Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Bella Union, Bella Union
  • Styles: Pop Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.58

Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic album cover

Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic

LP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: City Slang
  • Styles: Prog Rock, Progressive Metal, Doom Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

David Bowie - Live In Berlin [1978] L.P. album cover

David Bowie – Live In Berlin [1978] L.P.

LP, Album, Ltd, Ora – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Styles: Abstract
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Judas Priest - Firepower album cover

Judas Priest – Firepower

2xLP, Album, 180 – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music
  • Styles: Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides Of The Sky album cover

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides Of The Sky

2xLP, Album, 180 – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Experience Hendrix, Legacy, Sony Music
  • Styles: Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.69

Judas Priest - Firepower album cover

Judas Priest – Firepower

CD, Album – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Epic
  • Styles: Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.69

Judas Priest - Firepower album cover

Judas Priest – Firepower

CD, Album, Dlx, S/Edition, Dig – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music
  • Styles: Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.69

Judas Priest - Firepower album cover

Judas Priest – Firepower

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Styles: Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

Editors - Violence album cover

Editors – Violence

LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gat – Europe

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.54

Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides Of The Sky album cover

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides Of The Sky

2xLP, Album, Num, 180 – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Experience Hendrix, Legacy
  • Styles: Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Judas Priest - Firepower album cover

Judas Priest – Firepower

2xLP, Album, 180 – USA & Canada

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Epic
  • Styles: Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Jack White (2) - Boarding House Reach album cover

Jack White (2) – Boarding House Reach

LP, Album, Ltd, Blu + 7, Blu – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Third Man Records, Third Man Records
  • Styles: Blues Rock, Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Spoken Word
  • Weighted Rating: 4.65

Jack White (2) - Boarding House Reach album cover

Jack White (2) – Boarding House Reach

LP, Album, 353 – US

  • Release Date: March
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Spoken Word
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

Eels - The Deconstruction album cover

Eels – The Deconstruction

2×10, Album, Yel – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: E Works Records
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Mac Demarco - Old Dog Demos album cover

Mac Demarco – Old Dog Demos

LP, Album, Ltd, Gol – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant album cover

A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

2xLP, Album – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: BMG, BMG
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant album cover

A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: BMG, BMG
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Steven Wilson - How Big The Space album cover

Steven Wilson – How Big The Space

12, Single, Ltd, Blu – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Caroline International, Caroline International, Caroline International
  • Styles: Prog Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.59

U2 - Lights Of Home album cover

U2 – Lights Of Home

12, Ltd, Pic – USA, Canada & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Island Records
  • Styles: Pop Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

The Doors - Let's Feed Ice Cream To The Rats: Live At The Matrix Part 2 - Mar. 7 & 10, 1967 album cover

The Doors – Let’s Feed Ice Cream To The Rats: Live At The Matrix Part 2 – Mar. 7 & 10, 1967

LP, Album, Ltd, Num – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Bright Midnight Archives, Rhino Records (2)
  • Styles: Classic Rock, Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

The National - Boxer (Live In Brussels) album cover

The National – Boxer (Live In Brussels)

LP, Album, Ltd, Cle – USA, Canada & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: 4AD
  • Styles: , extraartists: [tracks: , role: Band [The National
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

Motörhead - Heroes album cover

Motörhead – Heroes

7, Single, Ltd, Pic – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Motörhead Music, Silver Lining Music
  • Styles: Hard Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.56

The Cure - Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 album cover

The Cure – Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Rhino Records (2), Elektra, Fiction Records
  • Styles: New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix) / Friends (Olympic Studios Mix) album cover

Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll (Sunset Sound Mix) / Friends (Olympic Studios Mix)

7, Single, Ltd, Yel – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Atlantic, Atlantic
  • Styles: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.85

David Bowie - Let's Dance Demo album cover

David Bowie – Let’s Dance Demo

12, Single – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Styles: Pop Rock, Rhythm & Blues
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

Sleep - The Sciences album cover

Sleep – The Sciences

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.87

Tom Waits - Bastards album cover

Tom Waits – Bastards

2xLP, Ltd, RM, Gre – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Anti-
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Spoken Word, Avantgarde, Experimental
  • Weighted Rating: 4.56

David Bowie - Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78) album cover

David Bowie – Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)

3xLP, Album, Ltd, 180 – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Parlophone, Parlophone
  • Styles: Classic Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Glam
  • Weighted Rating: 4.86

Rage Against The Machine - Democratic National Convention 2000 album cover

Rage Against The Machine – Democratic National Convention 2000

LP, Album, Ltd, 180 – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Epic, Legacy
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Sleep - The Sciences album cover

Sleep – The Sciences

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Bla – UK & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Tom Waits - Brawlers album cover

Tom Waits – Brawlers

2xLP, Ltd, RM, Blu – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Anti-
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Spoken Word
  • Weighted Rating: 4.67

The Cure - Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 album cover

The Cure – Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Polydor, Fiction Records, UMC
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, New Wave
  • Weighted Rating: 4.55

Sleep - The Sciences album cover

Sleep – The Sciences

2xLP, Album – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.87

Neil Young - Roxy (Tonight's The Night Live) album cover

Neil Young – Roxy (Tonight’s The Night Live)

LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Reprise Records, Reprise Records
  • Styles: Blues Rock, Folk Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.83

Ramones - Sundragon Sessions album cover

Ramones – Sundragon Sessions

LP, Album, Num – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Sire, Rhino Records (2)
  • Styles: Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

Van Morrison - The Alternative Moondance album cover

Van Morrison – The Alternative Moondance

LP, Ltd, RE, 180 – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Styles: Contemporary Jazz
  • Weighted Rating: 4.68

Tom Waits - Bawlers album cover

Tom Waits – Bawlers

2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Anti-
  • Styles:
  • Weighted Rating: 4.54

Tom Waits - Brawlers album cover

Tom Waits – Brawlers

2xLP, Ltd, RE, RM, Red – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Anti-
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Spoken Word
  • Weighted Rating: 4.54

Neil Young - Roxy (Tonight's The Night Live) album cover

Neil Young – Roxy (Tonight’s The Night Live)

LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album – US

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • Styles: Blues Rock, Folk Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.8

Neil Young - Roxy (Tonight's The Night Live) album cover

Neil Young – Roxy (Tonight’s The Night Live)

LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album – Europe

  • Release Date: April
  • Label: Reprise Records, Reprise Records
  • Styles: Blues Rock, Folk Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.59

Beach House - 7 album cover

Beach House – 7

LP, Album, Ltd, Yel – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino album cover

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

LP, Album, Cle – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Domino, Domino
  • Styles: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.64

Beach House - 7 album cover

Beach House – 7

LP, Album – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.63

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino album cover

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

LP, Album, Dlx, Sil – Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Domino, Domino
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino album cover

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

LP, Album, 180 – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Domino
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.57

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino album cover

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

LP, Album, Cle – Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Domino, Domino
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.58

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer album cover

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

LP, Album, Pur – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: Bella Union
  • Styles: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.54

Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer album cover

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

LP, Album, Ltd, Pur – US

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.77

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! album cover

Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

LP, Album, Dlx – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.75

Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel album cover

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

LP, Album, Ltd, Red – USA, Canada & Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Mom + Pop, Milk! Records, Marathon Artists
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.68

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! album cover

Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

LP, Album – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.71

Bruce Springsteen - The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 album cover

Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996

2xLP, Album, RE, RM + 2xLP, Album, RE, RM + LP, Al – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Columbia
  • Styles: , extraartists: [
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

Ghost (32) - Prequelle album cover

Ghost (32) – Prequelle

LP, Album, Cle + 7, Cle – US

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Loma Vista
  • Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Ghost (32) - Prequelle album cover

Ghost (32) – Prequelle

LP, Album, Cle + 10, Cle + Album, Dlx, Ltd – Scandinavia

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Reaktor Recordings, Universal Music
  • Styles: Gothic Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.65

Ghost (32) - Prequelle album cover

Ghost (32) – Prequelle

LP, Album, Ltd, Gol + 7, Single, Ltd – Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Spinefarm Records, Loma Vista
  • Styles: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.7

Ghost (32) - Prequelle album cover

Ghost (32) – Prequelle

LP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Spinefarm Records, Loma Vista
  • Styles: Gothic Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

Ghost (32) - Prequelle album cover

Ghost (32) – Prequelle

LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red + 7, Red – US

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Loma Vista, Loma Vista
  • Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

Snail Mail (2) - Lush album cover

Snail Mail (2) – Lush

LP, Album – UK & US

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Matador
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.67

Zeal And Ardor - Stranger Fruit album cover

Zeal And Ardor – Stranger Fruit

2×12, Album, Ltd, Pur – Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Mvka, Radicalis
  • Styles: Black Metal, Avantgarde, Gospel
  • Weighted Rating: 4.81

Ghost (32) - Rats album cover

Ghost (32) – Rats

7, Shape, Single, Ltd, Pic, S/Edition, Rev – US

  • Release Date: May
  • Label: Loma Vista
  • Styles: Hard Rock, Pop Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.54

Funeral Mist - Hekatomb album cover

Funeral Mist – Hekatomb

LP, Album – France

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Norma Evangelium Diaboli
  • Styles: Black Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.55

Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well album cover

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well

2xLP, Album – Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Silvertone Records, RCA
  • Styles: Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.62

Gorillaz - The Now Now album cover

Gorillaz – The Now Now

LP, Album – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.68

Florence And The Machine - High As Hope album cover

Florence And The Machine – High As Hope

LP, Album, Ltd, Yel – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records
  • Styles: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Gorillaz - The Now Now album cover

Gorillaz – The Now Now

LP, Album, Blu + Box, Dlx – UK & Europe

  • Release Date: June
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Funk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.78

The Rolling Stones - No Security. San Jose '99 album cover

The Rolling Stones – No Security. San Jose ’99

3xLP, Album, 180 – Europe

  • Release Date: July
  • Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment, Rolling Stones Records, Universal Music Group
  • Styles: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll
  • Weighted Rating: 4.61

Mitski - Be The Cowboy album cover

Mitski – Be The Cowboy

LP, Album, Club, Red – US

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Dead Oceans, Dead Oceans
  • Styles: Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.58

Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog album cover

Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

LP, Album, 180 + LP, S/Sided, Etch, 180 – USA & Europe

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: BMG
  • Styles: Grunge, Heavy Metal
  • Weighted Rating: 4.68

Sleep - Leagues Beneath album cover

Sleep – Leagues Beneath

12, S/Sided, Single, Etch – US

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Doom Metal, Stoner Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.72

Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance album cover

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

LP, Album, Dlx, 180 – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Partisan Records
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.62

Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance album cover

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

LP, Album, Ltd, Pin – UK, Europe & US

  • Release Date: August
  • Label: Partisan Records
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Punk
  • Weighted Rating: 4.82

David Bowie - Zeroes (2018) album cover

David Bowie – Zeroes (2018)

7, Single, Ltd, Pic – Europe

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Parlophone, Parlophone
  • Styles: Pop Rock, Art Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.59

Clutch (3) - Book Of Bad Decisions album cover

Clutch (3) – Book Of Bad Decisions

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Cok – US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Weathermaker Music
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.68

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station album cover

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station

2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Con – Europe

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Capitol Records, MPL (2)
  • Styles:
  • Weighted Rating: 4.69

Joe Bonamassa - Redemption album cover

Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red – Europe

  • Release Date: 2018
  • Label: Provogue, Provogue, Provogue, Mascot Label Group, Mascot Label Group, Mascot Label Group
  • Styles: Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.59

Jack White (2) - Live At Third Man Records - Nashville & Cass Corridor album cover

Jack White (2) – Live At Third Man Records – Nashville & Cass Corridor

LP, Bla + LP, Blu + LP, Whi + Album, Ltd – US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch album cover

Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch

LP, Album, Ltd, Gre – US

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Third Worlds, Harvest
  • Styles: Experimental, Noise, Hardcore Hip-Hop
  • Weighted Rating: 4.74

Pixies - Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa album cover

Pixies – Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa

LP, EP, RE, Gol + LP, Album, RE, Gol + LP, Gol + C – USA, Canada & Europe

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: 4AD
  • Styles: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.58

Dave Grohl - Play album cover

Dave Grohl – Play

12, S/Sided, EP, Etch, Ltd, 180 – Europe

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Roswell Records
  • Styles:
  • Weighted Rating: 4.59

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen) album cover

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

12, EP – UK

  • Release Date: September
  • Label: Bad Seed Ltd.
  • Styles: Alternative Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.66

Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples album cover

Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples

LP, Album, Ltd, Gre – Japan

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: Guruguru Brain
  • Styles: Psychedelic Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.73

Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army album cover

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

LP, Album, M/Print – US

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: Lava, Republic Records
  • Styles: Arena Rock, Blues Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.63

Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army album cover

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

LP, Album, M/Print – Europe

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: Lava, Republic Records
  • Styles: Arena Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock
  • Weighted Rating: 4.67

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want album cover

Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want

2xLP, Album, Cle – US

  • Release Date: October
  • Label: Ipecac Recordings
  • Styles: Post-Hardcore, Noise
  • Weighted Rating: 4.57

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov’s music is filled with lush orchestration and hints of orientalism and folk music. These elements and his role as a leading member of “The Mighty Handful” of composers who sought to forge a truly nationalistic music have led him to be regarded as the main architect of the Russian style of composition we know today. We hear about Rimsky Korsakov’s lifelong relationship with the sea, his fascination with myths and folklore, the acts of rebellion which pepper his life, his changing religious beliefs and his carefully constructed legacy.

Music featured:
By the Sea, Op 46: The Wave Breaks into a Spray
Scheherazade (I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship)
From Homer Op.60
Symphony No 1 (II. Andante tranquillo)
Sadko, Op. 6
Trombone Concerto (I. Allegro Vivace)
Captivated by the Rose, the Nightingale (4 Songs, Op 2 No 2)
Antar: IV. Allegretto – Adagio
Skazka, Op 29
Capriccio Espagnol, Op 34
Hymn to the Sun from The Golden Cockerel
Allegro in B flat major (Les Vendredis, Book II)
Overture on Russian Themes, Op 28
Symphony No 3: II. Scherzo
Kashchey the Immortal: Tableau 3
Suite from “The Golden Cockerel”: IV. Wedding Feast – Death of King Dodon – Finale
Octave (5 Songs “To the Poet”, Op 45)
May Night: Overture
Snow Maiden: Act IV Finale
Russian Easter Festival Overture
Chants for Holy Week
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Suite: I. Hymn to Nature
Flight of the Bumblebee (Tsar Saltan)
Maid of Pskov – Overture
Night on the Bare Mountain
Polonaise (Christmas Eve Suite)
Mlada: Act III, Scenes 2 and 3
Mozart & Salieri: Scene 2 (extract)
Upon the hills of Georgia, Op 3
Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Sam Phillips for BBC Wales

For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: https://bbc.in/2PVcV48

And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: https://bbc.in/2vwHS8q

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2018 Rewind: Contributors’ Charts

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Read three extracts from A Hidden Landscape Once A Week

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letters@jazzwise.com (Mike Flynn)

California-based jazz musician, composer and bandleader, Sasha Berliner, has won this year’s LetterOne Rising Stars Award. The win will see her career given a substantial boost through the prize’s yearlong touring and press support.

Selected from the 230 entrants by a judging panel comprised of musicians, journalists and record producers, chaired by its founder Mikhail Fridman, Berliner’s winnings include an international seven-city tour and a full year of PR and marketing support through Air Artist Agency, DL Media and the West End Strategy Team.

Berliner, who began playing drums aged eight, starting vibraphone at 13, is now a student at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary in New York, previously studying at Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada and performing as a member of the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Orchestra.

– Mike Flynn
– Photo by John Rogers

 Listen to Sasha Berliner play a beautiful rendition of ‘Between The World and Me’ here:

http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/https://www.youtube.com/embed/V7LUU0sm6HQ

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On this Day December 21, 2003

Michael Andrews feat Gary Jules went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Tears For Fears song ‘Mad World.’ The song took just 90 minutes to record in 2001 and was featured in the film ‘Donnie Darko.’

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