KGNU DJs Top 10 Albums of 2018

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The end of 2018 is here, and our DJs are taking a look back at their favorite releases from this year. Take a look at what album releases your favorite KGNU DJs loved in 2018!

  • Andy Zicklin
  • Bios+a+ic
  • Bob Cosmo
  • Brian Eyster
  • Brother Louie
  • Deana Morton
  • DJ Marlowe
  • DJ Swingsett
  • Doug Gertner
  • D Rider
  • E23
  • EC
  • Eraserhead
  • Gary McBride
  • George Figgs
  • Gretchen Troop
  • The Groove Thief
  • Indra Raj
  • Joanne Cole
  • Joel Davis
  • Keith Colligan
  • Luke Janke
  • Major Lance
  • Marco Mangione
  • Michael Buck
  • Mike Finn
  • Old Man GG
  • Patrick Mendoza
  • Sam Fuqua
  • Sandman
  • Uncle Jeff

      AndyZicklin

      # Artist Album
      1 The Fratelli’s In Your Own Sweet Time
      2 The Damned Evil Spirits
      3 Holly Cole Holly
      4 Kyle Craft Full Circle Nightmare
      5 The Interrupters Fight the Good Fight
      6 Low Cut Connie Dirty Pictures Part 2
      7 The London Suede The Blue Hour
      8 Angelique Kidjo Remain In Light
      9 UK Subs Subversions
      10 Charming Disaster Be My Bride of Frankenstein

      Biostatic

      # Artist Album
      1 Meat Beat Manifesto Impossible Star
      2 Hammock Universalis
      3 Bill Frisell Music IS
      4 acidbat + bios+a+ic sonar waves
      5 Daniel Avery Songs for Alpha
      6 Al Petteway The Collector’s Passion
      7 Helena Hauff Qualm
      8 Alpturer Odonata
      9 Mondo Obscura Focus on Black
      10 entropic advance Destroying Denver

      BobCosmo

      # Artist Album
      1 Cities Aviv Raised for a Better View
      2 Milo budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies
      3 JPEGMAFIA Veteran
      4 Serengeti 6e
      5 Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar
      6 Low Double Negative
      7 Ehiorobo/Tsar of Gamble A Furnace in the Coin Fountain
      8 Mothers Render Another Ugly Method
      9 Busdriver Electricity is On Our Side
      10 Zone Motif AW/OA 014

      BrianEyster

      # Artist Album
      1 Kittel & Co. Whorls
      2 Punch Brothers All Ashore
      3 The Beths Future Me Hates Me
      4 Okra Playground Ääneni Yli Vesien
      5 Simon Chrisman & Wes Corbett Simon Chrisman & Wes Corbett
      6 Anna & Elizabeth The Invisible Comes to Us
      7 David Benedict The Golden Angle
      8 Tim Hecker Konoyo
      9 Joshua Redman Still Dreaming
      10 Adrian Teacher & The Subs Anxious Love

      BrotherLouie

      # Artist Album
      1 Ry Cooder The Prodigal Son
      2 Bob Dylan More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14
      3 Jim White Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
      4 Neko Case Hell-On
      5 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels w/ Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens
      6 Giant Sand Returns to the Valley of Rain
      7 Hiss Golden Messenger Virgo Sand
      8 Amy Helm This Too Shall Light
      9 Phosphorescent New Birth in New England
      10 J Mascis Elastic Days

      DeanaMorton

      # Artist Album
      1 Snail Mail Heat Wave
      2 Mac Miller Swimming
      3 Robyn Honey
      4 The Internet Hive Mind
      5 Bastien Keb Midnight Nasties EP
      6 Swarvy Anti-Anxiety
      7 Slum Village The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2
      8 Pasar de la Luces Mint Field
      9 Oshun Bittersweet Vol. 1
      10 Noname Room 25

      DJMarlowe

      # Artist Album
      1 Various Artists Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights
      2 Exploded View Obey
      3 Klaus Johann Grobe Du Bist So Symmetrich
      4 High on Fire Electric Messiah
      5 Head Technician Profane Architecture
      6 Peel Dream Magazine Modern Meta Physic
      7 Film School Bright to Death
      8 Zuider Zee Zeenith
      9 The Limiñanas Shadow People
      10 Job Sifre Het Bestaan

      DJSwingsett

      # Artist Album
      1 Steve Spacek Sci-Fi
      2 T.R.A.C. Life In Motion
      3 Marc Mac All Power to the People
      4 Norm Talley Norm-a-lize
      5 Fatima And Yet It’s All Love
      6 Selectors Assemble Selectors Assemble Vol. 3
      7 Saxxon Jungle Odyssey
      8 Waajeed From the Dirt
      9 Kaidi Tatham It’s A World Before You
      10 Various Artists Turntables on the Hudson: 20 Year Anniversary

      DougGertner

      Doug’s Top 10 Favorite Live Shows by Artists who released music in 2018

      # Artist Album
      1 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
      2 Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans
      3 Bombino Deran
      4 Anna Burch Quit the Curse
      5 Shemekia Copeland America’s Child
      6 Half Waif Lavender
      7 I’m With Her/td>

      See You Around
      8 Angelique Kidjo Remain In Light
      9 Femi Kuti One People One World
      10 Waxahatchee Great Thunder EP

      DRider

      # Artist Album
      1 Everything is Recorded Everything is Recorded
      2 Wahatta Casual High Technology
      3 Sofi Tukker Treehouse
      4 Solomon Thompson Good Damn Music
      5 Morena Son Lo Quo Traigo Yo
      6 Mura Masa Mura Masa
      7 Alain Perez ADN
      8 AMMAR 808 Maghreb United
      9 Tune-Yards I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
      10 Chris Dave & The Drumhedz Chris Dave & The Drumhedz

      E23

      # Artist Album
      1 Rufus Du Sol Solace
      2 No Mana Melted Candy EP
      3 Olver Huntemann Propaganda (Remixes Pt. 1)
      4 Various Artists Realm of Consciousness Pt. III
      5 Various Artists mau5trap ’17
      6 Maksim Dark Movement
      7 Jam Blomqvist Disconnected
      8 deadmau5 Mau5ville: Level 1
      9 Tiga & Clarian Stay Cool & Remixes EP
      10 Au/Ra & Camelphat Panic Room

      EC

      # Artist Album
      1 Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet Landfall
      2 Oumou Sangare Mogoya
      3 Domenico Lancellotti The Good is a Big God
      4 Anandi Bhattacharya Joys Abound
      5 Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance 1942-2018
      6 Kiran Ahluwalia 7 Billion
      7 Robert Diack Lost Villages
      8 David Byrne American Utopia
      9 Bombino Deran
      10 Opium Moon Opium Moon

      Eraserhead

      # Artist Album
      1 Machine Girl The Ugly Art
      2 Girl Pusher 911
      3 Neckbeard Deathcamp White Nationalism is for Basement Dwelling Losers
      4 ERDA ERDA
      5 HXCMIDI Roland Sound Canvas Hardcore
      6 JPEGMAFIA Veteran
      7 Lana Del Rabies Shadow World
      8 Jesus Piece Only Self
      9 Sense Fracture In My Escape I Look For A Weapon
      10 Soulja Boy No Sleep EP

      GaryMcBride

      # Artist Album
      1 Andy Akiho The War Below
      2 Aaron Jay Kernis Dreamsongs/Three Concertos
      3 David Lang Writing on Water
      4 Erkki-Sven Tuur Tuur: Illuminato, Whistles and Whispers from Uluru & Symphony No. 8
      5 Steve Reich Pulse/Quartet
      6 Toshio Hosokawa Orchestral Works – 3: Meditation, Nach dem Strurm & Klage
      7 Bent Sørensen Rosenbad – Pantomime
      8 John Adams Absolute Jest & Naive and Sentimental Music
      9 Mason Bates, The Santa Fe Opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
      10 Various Artists Field Works: Initial Sounds

      GeorgeFiggs

      # Artist Album
      1 Goran Bregovic Three Letters from Sarajevo, Opus 1
      2 Ammar 808 Mahgreb United
      3 Maarja Nuut & Ruum Muunduja
      4 3MA Anarouz
      5 Chancha Via Circuito Bienaventuranza
      6 Josh Trinidad In November
      7 Ólafur Arnalds re:member
      8 Orquesta Akoka?n Orquesta Akoka?n
      9 Deben Bhattacharya PARIS to CALCUTTA: Men and Music on the Desert Road
      10 Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita, Mike Ladd Visions of Selam

      GretchenTroop

      # Artist Album
      1 Anderson .Paak Oxnard
      2 Tash Sultana Flow State
      3 Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
      4 Blood Orange Negro Swan
      5 Leon Bridges Good Thing
      6 Me’Shell Ndegeocello Ventriloquism
      7 Gregory Porter One Night Only (Royal Albert Hall)
      8 The Internet Hive Mind
      9 H.E.R. H.E.R.
      10 Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

      TheGrooveThief

      # Artist Album
      1 Various Artists Puffer’s Choice Vol. 2
      2 Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band The Serpent’s Mouth
      3 Protoje A Matter of Time
      4 King Kong Repatriation
      5 Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix Overdubbed
      6 Monkey Marc Yaad N Abraad EP
      7 Various Artists Ketch A Fire
      8 Little Harry Youngest Veteron
      9 Dub Spencer & Trance Hill Christmas in Dub
      10 Scotty McD Share It

      EC

      # Artist Album
      1 Skinshape Filoxiny
      2 Snail Mail Lush
      3 Makaya McCraven Universal Beings
      4 Vinyl Williams Opal
      5 Various Artists Brainfeeder X
      6 Felbm Tape 2
      7 Thom Yorke Suspiria OST
      8 Nostrum Grocers Nostrum Grocers
      9 Beverly Glenn-Copeland Beverly Glenn-Copeland
      10 DJ Koze Knock Knock

      Joanne Cole

      # Artist Album
      1 Vanessa Collier Honey Up
      2 Tin Men Sing With Me
      3 Dr. Michael White Tricentennial Rag
      4 Playing for Change Listen to the Music
      5 Walter Wolfman Washington My Future is My Past
      6 Dexter Payne Quintet Jazz For All
      7 Marcus Miller Laid Black
      8 Tia Fuller Diamond Cut
      9 Cha Wa Spy Boy
      10 Jon Cleary Dynamite

      JoelDavis

      # Artist Album
      1 Altin Gun On
      2 Animanz & Exotic Other Exotic Other
      3 Arthur Melo Nhanderuvuçu
      4 Kutiman Don’t Hold Onto the Clouds
      5 Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat in a Budget Dancehall
      6 Nickodemus A Long Engagement
      7 Richmond Fontaine Don’t Skip Out On Me
      8 Skinshape Filoxiny
      9 Tenderlonious & The 22archestra The Shakedown
      10 Tommy Guerrero The Road to Knowhere

      KeithColligan

      # Artist Album
      1 Khalab Black Noise 2084
      2 The Turbans The Turbans
      3 Mary Lou Newmark Room to Breathe
      4 Jupiter and Okwess Kin Sonic
      5 The Interplanetary Acoustic Team 11 11 (Me, Smiling)
      6 Reverend Freakchild Dial It In
      7 Superorganism Superorganism
      8 The Essex Green Hardly Electronic
      9 Potatohead People Nick and Astro’s Guide to the Universe
      10 John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness

      LukeJanke

      # Artist Album
      1 Swim Good Now Daylight
      2 Eric Phillips One
      3 Moonface This One’s for the Dancer & This One’s for the Dancer’s Bouquet
      4 Son Lux Brighter Wounds
      5 Bedbug I’ll Count to Heaven in Years without Seasons
      6 Mathew Lee Cothran My First Love Mends My Final Days
      7 Orchid Mantis Yellow House
      8 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
      9 Free Cake for Every Creature The Bluest Star
      10 Haley Heyndrickx I Need to Start a Garden

      MajorLance

      # Artist Album
      1 Walter Salas-Humara Walterio
      2 I’m With Her See You Around
      3 Ry Cooder The Prodigal Son
      4 Kim Richey Edgeland
      5 Chris Smither Call Me Lucky
      6 Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore Downey to Lubbock
      7 M. Ward What A Wonderful Industry
      8 Roseanne Cash She Remembers Everything
      9 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Sparkle Hard
      10 The Glands Double Coda

      MarcoMangione

      # Artist Album
      1 Nucleya Mizra (tota Myna) (feat. Rafaar & Rashmeet Kuar) – Single
      2 Tarsem Jasar Turanator
      3 Danakil, Ondubground Danakil Meets Ondubground
      4 Nightmares on Wax Shape the Future
      5 Jasmine Sandias Sip Sip (feat. Intense) – Single
      6 Sidu Moose Wala Tochan – Single
      7 Dipreet Dhilion Chill Mode (feat. Jaggi Singh) – Single
      8 Raftaar Zero to Infinity
      9 Kaur-B & Desi Crew Engaged Jatti – Single
      10 Sara Gurpal & Rajat Nagpal Ki Mai Kalli Aa (feat. Dilpreet Dhilion & Meenakshi Choudhary) – Single

      MichaelBuck

      # Artist Album
      1 Caroline Rose Loner
      2 Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples
      3 Shopping The Official Body
      4 The Breeders/td>

      All Nerve
      5 Angelique Kidjo Remain In Light
      6 Goat Girl Goat Girl
      7 Conner Youngblood Cheyenne
      8 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance
      9 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
      10 serpentwithfeet Soil

      MikeFinn

      # Artist Album
      1 I’m With Her See You Around
      2 Doc Watson & David Grisman Doc & Dawg: Live at Acoustic Stage
      3 Steep Canyon Rangers Out in the Open
      4 Mary Gauthier Rifles and Rosary Beads
      5 The Earls of Leicester Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame
      6 Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
      7 Jonas and Jane Sedona Rain EP
      8 Old Crow Medicine Show Volunteer
      9 John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness
      10 Punch Brothers All Ashore

      OldManGG

      # Artist Album
      1 Nu Guinea Nuova Napoli
      2 Jeff Crosby Postcards from Magdalena
      3 Prince Piano and a Microphone 1983
      4 Dizzy K. Falola Sweet Music Volume 1
      5 Charles Bradley Black Velvet
      6 Kamasi Washington The Choice
      7 Kamaal Williams The Return
      8 The New Mastersounds Renewable Energy
      9 Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky
      10 Various Artists Gumba Fire (Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa)

      PatrickMendoza

      # Artist Album
      1 Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
      2 Sixteem Jackie’s Movie Was Bad/Mascula
      3 Parquet Courts Wide Awake!
      4 The Midnight Hour The Midnight Hour
      5 Brent Cowles How to Be Okay Alone
      6 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams
      7 Gino & the Goons Rip It Up
      8 Low Cut Connie Dirty Pictures Pt. 2
      9 Live Percenters Higher Vibrations
      10 OBNOX Templo Del Sonido

      SamFuqua

      # Artist Album
      1 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983
      2 Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf Science Fair
      3 Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami Melodic Circles
      4 Midori Takada & Lafawndah Le Renard Bleu
      5 Wayne Shorter Emanon (w/ graphic novel)
      6 Charles Mingus Live in Detroit 1973
      7 The Regrettes Attention Seeker EP
      8 Toshimaru Nakamura NIMB #9
      9 Lonnie Holley MITH
      10 Jakob Bro Bay of Rainbows

      Sandman

      # Artist Album
      1 Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
      2 DeVotchKa This Night Falls Forever
      3 Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
      4 Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us
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