This year has been a great year for music discovery, possibly my best. The running playlist I keep with all the songs that I come across and like for the year reached over 640 songs, with a runtime exceeding 44 hours. Thanks to CBC Music, Spotify’s Discover Weekly, Apple Music’s New Music Mix, and The Needle Drop, I am constantly introduced to new artists and tracks. So much so, that I often find it difficult to spend proper time with new releases and old favourites.
Though I apparently suffer from a fear of missing out of new or great yet-to-be-discovered bands, I have been able to check out a decent selection of releases this year and some albums from years prior that I apparently missed. Below is a collection of ten of my favourites albums that I’ve listened to in 2018.