AJoMT Larry’s Best New Music of 2018

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have checked out my Wednesday posts over the last six years (and anything else I may have posted on the site)!  I have reached the conclusion that I need a break and a career change will be consuming my time going forward. You may see me appear on occasion, still. I truly want to thank Alan Cross for both the opportunity and the encouragement as I came from some guy who bugged the shit out of him regularly to someone who became a regular.  I will never forget that generosity. All the best to everyone for an awesome 2019!

Best of 2018 – #20

Artist: JESUS CHRÜSLER SUPERCAR, “From Hell”

Swedish monsters!

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Best of 2018 – #19

Artist: Refentse Morake, “Melans Mnel”

I love this Vereeniging, South African artist singing in Afrikaans

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Best of 2018 – #18

Artist: White Lies, “Finish Line”

Story achingly told

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Best of 2018 – #17

Artist: Goodnight, Sunrise, “Remember Now”

Staying in the moment

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Best of 2018 – #16

Artist: Balms, “Candle”  

That dark-edged sound I live for

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Best of 2018 – #15

Artist: Eleanor Friedberger, “My Jesus Phase”

Real life moments

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Best of 2018 – #14

Artist: Vowws, “Structure of Love”

How we deal

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Best of 2018 – #13

Artist: Talking Violet, “Sparjammer 67”

Psychedelic swirls

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Best of 2018 – #12

Artist: Batuk, “Love At First Sight ft. Big Space”

Trippy shit!

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Best of 2018 – #11

Artist: Calling All Astronauts, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”

Something Gary Numan would be proud of

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Best of 2018 – #10

Artist: Second Still, “Opening”

Post-punk prowess

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Best of 2018 – #9

Artist: Ekat Bork, “Kontrol”

Electro-beauty and madness

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Best of 2018 – #8

Artist: IDLES, “Danny Nedelko”

Punk joy

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Best of 2018 – #7

Artist: Warm Drag, “Sleepover”

The unexpected danger

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Best of 2018 – #6

Artist: Bodega, “Name Escape”

The brilliant love child of punk and alternative and Talking Heads and…

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Best of 2018 – #5

Artist: Petite Noir, “Blame Fire”

Loving the mix of rock elements

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Best of 2018 – #4

Artist: nehiyawak, “Starlight”

Indie-psyche glory!

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Best of 2018 – #3

Artist: Pillow Queens, “Puppets”

Feel the strings pulling

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Best of 2018 – #2

Artist: Editors, “Hallelujah (So Low)”

That darkness that keeps creeping in

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Best of 2018 – #1

Artist: Shame, “Dust On Trial”

Easily my favourite from this past year! Post punk f*&^ing awesomeness!  Well deserved #1!

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Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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