This week on the Saturday Alternative we looked back over the past six months to revisit some of the best music that 2018 has had to offer. It’s already been a great year for new music and there is lots to dig into below, so have at it!


–hour 1—

Everybody’s Coming to My House – David Byrne – American Utopia

Concrete – Shame – Songs Of Praise

For Now – DMA’s – For Now

Plastic Skeletons – Jealous of the Birds

All Wordz Are Made Up – The Voidz – Virtue

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs – Wye Oak – The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs

Ancient Names (Part 1) – Lord Huron – Vide Noir

Slowly – Son Lux – Brighter Wounds

Hammer -Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life

Count It Up – Field Music – Open Here

Little Dark Age – MGMT – Little Dark Age

Fanny Dog – Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Wings Of Ra – Golden Dawn Arkestra – Children Of The Sun

–hour 2—

The Gift – Wand – Perfume

I’ll Make You Sorry – Screaming Females – All At Once

Wide Awake – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Once In A Lifetime – Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light

Voyage Libre – Thievery Corporation – Treasures from the Temple

Lemon Glow – Beach House – 7

Rorschach – Typhoon – Offerings

Heard Her – Holy – All These Worlds Are Yours

Pain Killer – Iceage – Beyondless   

Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All – Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Casanova – Rayland Baxter – Wide Awake

Oom Sha La La – Haley Heynderickx – I Need To Start A Garden

American Guilt – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

Phoenix – Rhye – Blood

–hour 3—

Home Away From Home (Feat. Laura Darlington) – Cut Chemist – Die Cut

Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

My Boy (Twin Fantasy) – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Why – Animal Flag – Void Ripper

There’s A Light – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

It Keeps Us Dancing – The Family Crest – The War: Act 1

Extraordinary Love – Erika Wennerstrom – Sweet Unknown

Miss You – Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Street Fighter Mas – Kamasi Washington

Agree – Polica – Music for the Long Emergency

Pristine – Snail Mail – Lush

How Simple – Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog