Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Simon Tucker (Louder Than War / Radio Europa)


What has now become an annual tradition, Hiapop welcomes Simon Tucker (Louder Than War / Radio Europa) to give us his top thirty albums of the year.

Another year, another end-of list. 2018 has been quite a ride but as usual music has been the constant companion and something you can rely on. This year has been particularly exciting as independent artists break into the charts and the more experimental side of things get more and more coverage and the respect they deserve. Compiling this list has been difficult. Narrowing it down to even thirty has meant some great albums have not made the cut. Anyway, here's the albums that have really shone for me this year......




1) Beak> >>> 


2) Adwaith: Melyn


3) Chris Carter: Chemistry Lessons Vol 1


4)Low: Double Negative


5) Kathryn Joseph: From When I wake The Want Is


6) Gazelle Twin: Pastoral


7) Daniel Crompton: Inscendence 


8) R. Seiliog: Megadoze


9) Blawan: Wet Will Always Dry


10) Jonny Greenwood: You Were Never Here OST


11) Moon Gangs: Earth Loop

12) IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance

13) Adrian Utley & Will Gregory: Arcadia OST

14) Young Fathers : Cocoa Sugar

15) Blocks & Escher: Something Blue

16) Lippy Kid / Greg Farndon: Thought Forms

17) Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics

18) Accu: Echo The Red

19) Gabe Gurnsey: Physical

20) Kamasai Washington: Heaven and Earth

21) Mark Pritchard: the Four Worlds

22) SUUNS: Felt

23) Jon Hopkins: Singularity

24) Skee Mask: Compro

25) Thom Yorke: Suspiria OST

26) Sheer Zed: Do Not Submit To The Control Claw

27) Jump For Neon: Put Me Down Dinosaur

28) Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch

29) Xqui: Dragon

30) Cahn Ingold Prelog: Tolerance


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