De beste albums van 2018

ZwartGoud vroeg kunstenaars, publicisten, verkopers van platen, labelmedewerkers en andere muziekliefhebbers om hun favoriete albums van 2018. Wat al een tijdje aan de gang is werd in 2018 doodleuk voortgezet: aan de hedendaagse popmuziek valt geen touw meer vast te knopen. Best bijzonder. Dat de popmuziek van nu geen enkele houvast biedt en de muzikale voorkeuren werkelijk alle kanten op gaan. Zie ook  hieronder de 31 persoonlijke lijstjes. Anderzijds geven zulke gevarieerde overzichten wel de mogelijkheid om over te gaan tot een muzikale ontdekkingsreis.

Opvallend in ons overzicht en in dat van veel andere jaarlijstjes is de waardering voor het unieke experiment van Low. Het Amerikaanse gitaartrio uit Duluth (geboortestad van Bob Dylan) nam zomaar een andere gedaante aan. Misschien wel hét (red?)middel voor de ongrijpbare tijd waarin we nu leven. Low maakte een album met muziek waarin elektronisch aangestuurde decibellen op aangrijpende wijze werden geïntegreerd en opgewaardeerd. Menigeen dacht bij een eerste kennismaking dat er thuis iets mis was met de luidsprekers. Dat een band met zo’n naam zo hoog kan eindigen! Ook in ons totaaloverzicht prijkt het album Double Negative fier bovenaan.

Alan Sparhawk van Low: “Dit is ons protest in het tijdperk Trump. Sommige kunstenaars verkondigen hun mening op Facebook, andere verwerken hun haat in hun kunst. Maar we leven niet meer in de sixties. Toen kwam protest op de akoestische gitaar nog bij mensen binnen, nu niet meer. Nu komt alles op de grote stapel terecht. En wat is dan de taal die iedereen verstaat? Die is er niet, en dat is deprimerend. Double Negative is ons negatieve antwoord op deze negatieve tijd, in de hoop dat het iets positiefs oplevert.” (interviewcitaat uit 3voor12)

BESTE ALBUMS VAN 2018

1 LOW – DOUBLE NEGATIVE

2 ARCTIC MONKEYS – TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL + CASINO

3 WENDE – MENS

4 THOM YORKE – SUSPIRIA

5 KHRUANGBIN – CON TODO EL MUNDO

6 SONS OF KEMET – YOUR QUEEN IS A REPTILE

7 YOUNG ECHO – YOUNG ECHO

8 SLEEP – THE SCIENCES

9 THE EX – 27 PASSPORTS

10 A PERFECT CIRLE – EAT THE ELEPHANT

 

 


ROB BENDERS collagekunstenaar rob benders
The Ex – 27 Passports
Claw Boys Claw – It’s Not Me, The Horse Is Not Me Part 1
Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile
Iceage – Beyondless
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Johnny Marr – Call The Comet
RVG – A Quality Of Mercy
Constant Mongrel – Living In Excellence
IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now

special releases
Jobriath – Jobriath (Record Store Day lp)
Sparks – You Earned The Right To Be A Dick (Record Store Day single)
Joe Strummer – 001 (vinyl boxset)

 

 


ERIK VAN DEN BERG oor
1 Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death In Meatspace
2 Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble
3 Goat Girl – Goat Girl
4 IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
5 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles
6 FACS – Negative Houses
7 Lewsberg – Lewsberg
8 Low – Double Negative
9 Bambara – Shadow On Everything
10 Young Echo – Young Echo

 

 


WOUTER BESSELS progwereld iO Pages meppeler courant
Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall
Marlene Bakker – Raif
John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness
Jett Rebel – 7
Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds
Johan – Pull Up
Johannes Schmoelling & Robert Waters – The Immortal Tourist
Marillion – All One Tonight
Kayak – Seventeen
My Baby – Mounaiki

special releases
Frank Zappa – The Roxy Performances (boxset)
ELO – Secret Messages (2lp reissue of 1983 album)
The Beach Boys – 1968: Wake The World: The Friends Sessions (digital release)

 

 


PHILIPPE DE CLEEN written in music
1 Mary Gauthier – Rifles And Rosary Beads
2 Eminem – Kamikaze
3 Paul McCartney – Egypt Station
4 The Ex – 27 Passports
5 Stikstof – Overlast
6 Marc Ribot – YRU Here? / Songs Of Resistance
7 Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – SOAR
8 Baloji – 137 Kaniama
9 JTOTHEC – Somebody Had To Make This Record
10 Mehdi & Adib Rostami – Melodic Circles

special releases
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (boxset)
Jack Sels – Minor Works (compilation)

 

LEENDERT DOUMA leendert douma
1 Low – Double Negative
2 Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar
3 Wende – Mens
4 Tirzah – Devotion
5 broeder Dieleman – komma
6 Young Echo – Young Echo
7 Sophie – Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
8 Biosphere – The Hilvarenbeek Recordings
9 The Caretaker – Everywhere At The End Of Time, Stage 4/5
10 Angelique Kidjo – Remain In Light

special releases
David Bowie – Loving The Alien (1983 – 1988) (boxset)
David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000 (live album)

 

 


MARLIES DRIESSEN platenzaak sounds venlo
1 Tirzah – Devotion
2 Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo
3 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
4 The Ex – 27 Passports
5 Superorganism – Superorganism
6 Idris Ackamoor – An Angel Fell
7 Lonnie Holley – Mith
8 Mitski – Be The Cowboy
9 Melissa Laveaux – Radyo Siwel
10 St. Vincent – Masseduction (piano version)

special releases
Alela Diane – The Pirate’s Gospel (deluxe reissue of 2008 album)
Neil Young – Songs For Judy (live album)
various – On The Soul Side (cd reissue of 1983 lp)

 

 


LAWRENCE ENGLISH componist curator geluidskunstenaar
1 Éliane Radigue – Œuvres Électroniques
2 Low – Double Negative
3 Jim O’Rourke – Sleep Like It’s Winter
4 Merzbow – Pulse Demon
5 Julia Holter – Aviary
6 The Necks – Body
7 Mike Cooper – Tropical Gothic
8 Grouper – Grid Of Points
9 Sarah Davachi – Gave In Rest
10 Eiko Ishibashi – The Dream My Bones Dream

 

 


KARI-ANNE FYGI kari-anne fygi
1 Wende – Mens
2 All Them Witches – ATW
3 A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
4 Restorations – LP5000
5 Donovan Woods – Both Ways
6 Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine
7 Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today
8 The National – Boxer: Live In Brussels
9 Jesse Marchant – Illusions Of Love
10 Neko Case – Hell-On

 

 


HENK GENDERS gong records online
1 Liars – Titles With The Word Fountain
2 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
3 Low – Double Negative
4 Young Echo – Young Echo
5 Thom Yorke – Suspiria
6 Carla Bozulich – Quieter
7 Current 93 – The Light Is Leaving Us All
8 Thomas Andrew Doyle – Incineration Ceremony
9 Sleep – The Sciences
10 Oneida – Romance

speciale releases
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch – Thought Gang
Autechre – NTS Sessions (8cd box)

 

 


WALTER HOEIJMAKERS artistiek directeur roadburn festival
1 Louise Lemón – Purge LP
2 Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá
3 First Aid Kit- Ruins
4 Crippled Black Phoenix –  Great Escape
5 Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses
6 Anna Von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
7 Yob – Our Raw Heart
8 Lingua Ignota – All Bitches Die
9 Sleep – The Sciences
10 Steve Perry – Traces

special release
Primal Scream – Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings

 

 


RENÉ VAN KAAM platenblad
1 Mountain Movers – Pink Skies
2 Trimdon Grange Explosion – Trimdon Grange Explosion
3 One Eleven Heavy – Everything’s Better
4 Trembling Bells – Dungeness
5 Garrett T. Capps – In The Shadows (Again)
6 Wargirl – Wargirl
7 Beach Skulls – Las Dunas
8 Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
9 Tasha – Alone At Last
10 Mr. Airplane Man – Jacaranda Blue

special releases
Bobbie Gentry – Live At The BBC (lp)
Grateful Dead – Portland Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR, 5/19/74 (6lp-box)
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Albums No 2, Ame Debout & Paix Catherine (3 lp-set and book)

 

 


PATRICK VAN KASTEREN grafisch ontwerpbureau viskom
1 Low – Double Negative
2 Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
3 Jeff Tweedy – Warm
4 Cat Power – Wanderer
5 Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie
6 Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt
7 Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
8 Christine And The Queens – Chris
9 Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Sparkle Hard
10 Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

special releases
Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol.14 (boxset)
Dur-Dur Band Of Somalia – Volume 1 & Volume 2
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

 

 


ROGER KENGEN academie van bouwkunst maastricht
1 John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
2 Voivod – The Wake
3 Thom Yorke – Suspiria
4 Low – Double Negative
5 Autechre – NTS Session 1
6 Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
7 Jerusalem In My Heart – Daqa’iq Tudaiq
8 Sleep – The Sciences
9 Efrim Manual Menuck – Pissing Stars
10 Now Vs Now – The Buffering Cocoon

special releases
The Gordon Beck Trio – Gyroscope (lp reissue of 1969 album)
Sigur Ros – Route One (lp reissue of 2017 album)
David Sylvian – Dead Bees On A Cake (lp reissue of 1999 album)

 

 


JAN KOOI platenzaak elpee groningen
1 Mountain Movers – Pink Skies
2 Lewsberg – Lewsberg
3 Sha La Das – Love In The Wind
4 Connections – Foreign Affairs
5 Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Rot
6 Shannon & The Clams – Onion
7 Des Demonas – Des Demonas
8 David Nance Group – Peaced And Slightly Pulverized
9 Mr Airplane Man – Jacaranda Blue
10 Nude Party – Nude Party

special releases
various – Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies And Other Exotic Delights (boxset)
various – Ernesto Chahoud Presents Taitu: Soul Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia
various – Paris In The Spring

 

 


EDGAR KRUIZE edgar kruize  written in music
1 Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability
2 A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
3 Suede – The Blue Hour
4 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
5 Robyn – Honey
6 Arvid Nero – Mother Earth
7 Judith Hill – Golden Child
8 The Good The Bad And The Queen – Merrie Land
9 Simple Minds – Walk Between Worlds
10 Interpol – Marauder

special releases
The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (boxset)
Neil Young – Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live
Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983

 

 


ROEL VAN DER LUGT groothandel en muziekdistributie bertus
1 Low – Double Negative
2 Hilary Woods – Colt
3 Tim Hecker – Konoyo
4 Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
5 Feu! Chatterton – L’Oiseleur
6 Flying Horseman – Room/Ruins
7 Agar Agar – Dog And The Future
8 Kelly Moran – Ultraviolet
9 Imarhan – Temet
10 Makeness – Loud Patterns

 

 


FONS MOERS de concertzender
1 Jon Hassell – Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume One)
2 Tele:Funken – Rocket Summer
3 Daniel Corral – Polytope
4 Joyfultalk – Plurality Trip
5 Meat Beat Manifesto – Impossible Star (Flexidisc)
6 Dream Mirror – Dark Rift
7 Baïkonour – Everybody Knows This Is Hardware
8 The Home Current – Another Way Of Falling Apart
9 PJ Philipson – Linotopia Little
10 Ben Bertrand – Ngc 1999

special releases
A Certain Ratio – ACR:Set (compilation)
François de Roubaix – Daughters Of Darkness Les Lèvres Rouges (orig. soundtrack)
Éliane Radigue – Œuvres Électroniques (boxset)

 

 


CEDRIC MUYRES labelmanager snowstar records manager kensington
1 Joan Of Arc – 1984
2 broeder Dieleman – komma
3 Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo
4 Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
5 The Avonden – Wat Een Cirkel Is
6 Marc Ribot – Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018
7 Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie
8 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
9 Lewsberg – Lewsberg
10 J Mascis – Elastic Days

 

 


TIM PENNINGS charles ronson
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Young Echo – Young Echo
Low – Double Negative
The Ex – 27 Passports
Phantastic Ferniture – Phantastic Ferniture
The Dean Ween Group – Rock2
Sleep – The Sciences
Claw Boys Claw – It’s Not Me, The Horse Is Not Me Part 1
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides Of The Sky

 

 


ALDO PEROTTI webshop en muziekdistributie de konkurrent
Amen Dunes – Freedom
Nils Frahm – All Melody
Laura Gibson – Goners
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Rival Consoles – Persona
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
Straight Arrows – On Top!
Vive La Void – Vive La Void
Wax Chattels – Wax Chattels
Hilary Woods – Colt

special releases
Tim Hecker – Konoyo
Mary Lou Lord – Got No Shadow (reissue of 1998 album)
Michele Mercure – Beside Herself (compilation)

 

 


THEO PLOEG frnkfrt djbroadcast
1 Farai — Rebirth
2 The Avonden — Wat Een Cirkel Is
3 Barbara Morgenstern — Unschuld Und Verwüstung
4 seeyousoon — Wanderland
5 Isolation Berlin — Vergifte Dich
6 Space Afrika — Somewhere Decent To Live
7 Martyn — Voids
8 Julia Holter — Aviary
9 Lonnie Holley — MITH
10 Gaika — Basic Volume

 

 


EDWIN POUNCEY  kunstenaar savage pencil   the wire magazine
1 Cypress Hill – Elephants On Acid
2 Sleep – The Sciences
3 Dylan Carlson – Conquistador
4 Jeremy Deller & Adrian Sherwood – Freetail Dub
5 Yob – Our Raw Heart
6 Lingua Ignota – All Bitches Die
7 Universal Eyes – Four Variations On Artificial Society
8 Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
9 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy (soundtrack)
10 Craft – White Noise And Black Metal

 


HARRY PRENGER zwartgoud
1 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
2 Low – Double Negative
3 Thom Yorke – Suspiria
4 Young Echo – Young Echo
5 Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – With Animals
6 Paula Rae Gibson & Kit Downes – Emotion Machine
7 Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun
8 Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son
9 Lewsberg – Lewsberg
10 Claw Boys Claw – It’s Not Me, The Horse Is Not Me Part 1

special releases
Einstürzende Neubauten – Grundstück (lp/dvd)
The Who – Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (2lp)
David Sylvian – Dead Bees On A Cake (Record Store Day lp reissue of 1999 album)

 

 


PAUL RONDAGS paul rondags photography
Linear John – Double Parade
Benjamin Boone, & Philip Levine – The Poetry Of Jazz
DJ Koze – Knock Knock
Henri Texier – Sand Woman
Jun Miyake – Lost Memory Theatre Act 3
Elsa Hewitt – Becoming Real – Trilogy Compilation
Lonnie Holley – Mith
Emmanative – Earth
Lump – Lump
Videotapemusic – Souvenir

special releases
Bobbie Gentry – The Girl From Chickasaw Country The Complete Capitol Masters (boxset)
various – Black Man’s Pride 2 (Righteous Are The Sons And Daughters Of Jah)
Annabel (lee) – I Came Across A Dreamer (ep)

 

 


BOB RUSCHE de concertzender
1 UMWELT – Abandon In Place
2 C.3.3. – Ballad Of Reading Gaol; The Cacophonietta
3 Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha
4 GAS – Rausch
5 Dead Neanderthals – Life
6 Yamaoka & Purl – Simple Songs
7 Giulio Aldinucci – Disappearing In A Mirror
8 Qluster – Elemente
9 Tape Loop Orchestra – Return To The Light
10 The Empire Line – Rave

special releases
Chris Carter – Miscellany (boxset)
Nasmak – Beautiful Obscenery An Anthology Of Indecent Exposures (lp reissue of 1981/1982 cassette)

 

 


SVEN SCHLIJPER-KARSSENBERG written in music
1 Frédéric Blondy, Pierce Warnecke, David Chiesa & Rodolphe Loubatière – Guède
2 Benjamin Biolay & Melvil Poupaud – Songbook
3 Francisco Meirino & Bruno Duplant – Dedans / Dehors
4 Reinier van Houdt (featuring David Tibet) – Igitur Carbon Copies
5 Pierre-Laurent Aimard – Olivier Messiaen: Catalogue D’Oiseaux
6 John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
7 Jos Smolders – Spaces
8 Leslie Winer & Jay Glass Dubs – YMFEES
9 Zeno van den Broek & Gagi Petrovic – Ob-Literate
10 Thomas Ankersmit – Homage To Dick Raaijmakers

special releases
Allan Kaprow, James Tenney, Max Neuhaus, Nam Jun Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Dick Higgins, Alvin Lucier, Allen Ginsberg a.o. – Karlheinz Stockhausen: Originale (private pressing LP)
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago And Associated Ensembles (boxset)
Éliane Radigue – Œuvres Électroniques (boxset)

 

 


PETER SCHONG popmagazine heaven
1 The Internet – Hive Mind
2 Kamaal Williams – The Return
3 Noname – Room 25
4 Ravyn Lenae – Crush EP
5 Lokkhi Terra – Cubafrobeat
6 The Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food
7 Oh Sees – Smote Reverser
8 David Crosby – Here If You Listen
9 Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth
10 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels – Vanished Gardens

 

 


DENNIS SCHULTING onafhankelijk filosoof bothostraussian
1 Puce Mary — The Drought
2 Tyshawn Sorey — Pillars
3 Body/Head — The Switch
4 Klara Lewis & Simon Fisher Turner — Care
5 Sissy Spacek — Pitched Intervention & L/L
6 Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida — Feel Anything
7 Ectomorph — Stalker
8 Vril — Anima Mundi
9 Nadine Byrne — Dreaming Remembering
10 Gábor Lázár – Unfold

special releases
The Jimi Hendrix Experience — Axis Bold As Love (SACD remaster of 1967 album)
International Harvester — Remains (boxset)
Derek Bailey & Jamie Muir — Dart Drug (lp reissue of 1981 album)

 

 


THESSY SEGERS platenzaak sounds venlo
1 Yonatan Gat – Universalists
2 Beak> – >>>
3 Warmduscher – Whale City
4 Kamaal Williams – The Return
5 Deena Abdelwahed – Khonnar
6 The Ex – 27 Passports
7 Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo
8 Jon Hopkins – Singularity
9 Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How I Feel
10 All Them Witches – ATW

special releases
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim…It’s Surfer Rosa (compilation)
The Cure – Mixed Up (reissue of 1990 album)
various – Brainfeeder X (boxset)

 

 


MARK SIERA platenzaak velvet music leiden
1 Paul McCartney – Egypt Station
2 Toshio Matsuura Group – LovePlayDance: 8 Scenes From The Floor
3 Wende – Mens
4 Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed
5 Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Look Now
6 Maisha – There Is A Place
7 The Antler King – Ten For A Bird
8 Foxwarren – Foxwarren
9 Jack White – Boarding House Reach
10 Moses Boys – Displaced Diaspora

special releases
The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (boxset)
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
various – Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (boxset)

 

 


MARCO SMEETS de afgrond magazine
1 Triptides – Visitors
2 Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
3 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
4 Graham Coxon – The End Of The F***ing World
5 IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
6 The Coral – Move Through The Dawn
7 De Schuldjongens – Everything You Hate Is On The Run
8 Sleep – The Sciences
9 A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
10 Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

special release
The Beatles – The Beatles (White Album) (boxset)

 

“All these cities I go to, I never see them. They may be the most beautiful places in the world, but I’ll just usually go to the nearest bar. I need a couple of hours by myself” – Mark E. Smith, The Fall (1957-2018)

(hoe kwam de eindlijst tot stand? de nummer 1 van een top 10 kreeg 10 punten, de nummer 2 9 punten etc. bij gelijk aantal punten is gekeken naar welk album het vaakst werd genoemd. waar nodig is vervolgens gekeken naar betere noteringen. lijstjes met willekeurige volgorde zijn niet meegeteld. de top 10 van lawrence english is afkomstig van boomkat.com)

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