Midyear lists 2018

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Albums

  1. Hailu Mergia, Lala Belu
  2. Carla Bozulich, Quieter
  3. JPEGMAFIA, Veteran
  4. Virginia Wing, Ecstatic Arrow
  5. Kids See Ghosts
  6. Cities Aviv, Raised For A Better View
  7. Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread OST
  8. Leon Vynehall, Nothing Is Still
  9. Beach House, 7
  10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hope Downs
  11. Daniel Avery, Song For Alpha
  12. Elysia Crampton
  13. Galcher Lustwerk, 200% GALCHER
  14. Spa 700, 700 Bliss
  15. Phonte, No News Is Good News
  16. SOPHIE, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
  17. DJ Richard, Dies Irae Xerox
  18. Peder Mannerfelt, The Screws That Hold The World Together
  19. Ben Vince, Assimilation
  20. Vanessa Amara, Manos 

Films

  1. Phantom Thread
  2. 120 BPM
  3. Loveless
  4. I, Tonya
  5. Hereditary
  6. The Hymns of Muscovy
  7. The Shape Of Water
  8. Dark River

 

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Songs

  1. Ravyn Lenae, “Sticky”
  2. Hailu Mergia, “Tizita”
  3. SOPHIE, “Immaterial”
  4. MGMT, “Little Dark Age”
  5. Essaie pas, “Les Agents de Stups”
  6. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, “An Air Conditioned Man”
  7. A. A. L., “Some Kind Of Game”
  8. Kero Kero Bonito, “Only Acting”
  9. Parquet Courts, “Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience”
  10. Rezzett, “Hala”
  11. 700 Bliss, “Ring The Alarm”
  12. Jonny Greenwood, “House Of Woodcock”
  13. Snail Mail, “Heat Wave”
  14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Hunnybee”
  15. Pangaea, “Bone Sucka”
  16. Kids See Ghosts, “Cudi Montage”
  17. Beach House, “Girl Of The Year”
  18. Loma, “Sundogs”
  19. Cities Aviv, “Marionette”
  20. James Blake, “If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead”
  21. Park Jiha, “Accumulation Of Time”
  22. JPEGMAFIA, “Does This Ski Mask Make Me Look Fat?”
  23. Elysia Crampton, “Sollunita”
  24. Sons of Kemet, “My Queen Is Harriet Tubman”
  25. Carla Bozulich, “Sha Sha”
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2017

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Films:

  1. Moonlight
  2. The Levelling
  3. Good Time
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Call Me By Your Name
  6. Get Out
  7. Happy End
  8. The Handmaiden

(Jul 2018: updated list here)

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Albums:

  1. Jlin, Black Origami
  2. Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me
  3. Mica Levi, Jackie
  4. Pinkcourtesyphone, Taking Into Account Only a Portion of Your Emotions
  5. Chino Amobi, PARADISO
  6. The Caretaker, Everywhere at the End of Time – Stage 2
  7. Rapsody, Laila’s Wisdom
  8. Mogwai, Every Country’s Sun
  9. Ryuichi Sakamoto, async
  10. Richard Dawson, Peasant
  11. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  12. Biosphere, Halogen Continues
  13. Tyler the Creator, Flower Boy
  14. Octo Octa, Where Are We Going?
  15. King Krule, The Ooz
  16. Alan Vega, IT
  17. Yves Tumor, Experiencing the Deposit of Faith
  18. The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
  19. Jon Brooks, Autres directions
  20. Will Guthrie, People Pleaser
  21. Various [PAN], Mono No Aware
  22. Sex Swing, Sex Swing
  23. Bibio, Phantom Brickworks

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Songs:

Yves Tumor, ‘Limerence’
Sex Swing, ‘Grace Jones’
Xiu Xiu, ‘Wondering’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘FEAR.’
Mogwai, ’20 Size’
Rapsody, ‘Black and Ugly’
KH, ‘Question’
Jlin, ‘Holy Child
Tyler the Creator, ‘911 / Mr Lonely’ / ‘Garden Shed’
Animal Collective, ‘Man of Oil’
Alex G, ‘Proud’
Thundercat, ‘Them Changes’
King Krule, ‘Dum Surfer’