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CHIRP Radio Best of 2018

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2018. Our next list is from DJ Matt Garman.

Busy year! Here's what I managed to get into in 2018:


#1   Now Only by Mount Eerie (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
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Mount Eerie Now Only



#2   Room 25 by Noname (Self-Released)
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Noname Room 25



#3   Masana Temples by Kikagaku Moyo (Guruguru Brain)
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Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples



#4   Prom Queen by Beach Bunny (Self-Released)
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Beach Bunny Prom Queen



#5   12 by Sloan (Yep Roc)
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Sloan 12



#6   Understanding by Mirah (Absolute Magnitude/K)
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Mirah Understanding



#7   Orquesta Akokán by Orquesta Akokán (Daptone)
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Orquesta Akokán Orquesta Akokán



#8   Black Panther: The Album by Various Artists (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
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Various Artists Black Panther: The Album



#9   boygenius EP by boygenius (Matador)
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boygenius boygenius



#10   Be the Cowboy by Mitski (Dead Oceans)
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Mitski Be the Cowboy


Favorite Singles/Songs

Anderson .Paak - "Bubblin"

Cat Power - "Black"

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

Cumulus - "Sing To Me"

Death Cab for Cutie - "Summer Years"

Janelle Monae - "Make Me Feel"

Joey Purp - "Elastic"

John Mayer - "New Light"

Jorja Smith - "Teenage Fantasy"

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton - "Say Something"

Nas and Kanye - "Cops Shot the Kid"

Favorite Vinyl Reissues

1. Digable Planets - Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (Modern Classics)

2. The Posies - Frosting on the Beater / Amazing Disgrace (Omnivore)

3. Bikini Kill - The Singles (Bikini Kill)

4. Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour (Parlophone)

5. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque (Sony)

10 Best Live Sets I Saw

1. Mirah @ Schubas

2. Paul Simon @ United Center

3. Beach Bunny @ DC Torium

4. Ovef Ow @ Virgin Hotel

5. Public Practice @ Hideout

6. Jay Som and Justus Proffit @ Schubas

7. Flasher @ Hideout

8. Melkbelly @ Bottle

9. Kodakrome @ The Burlington

10. Alien Thing @ Schubas

An Opaque List of What Defined 2018 for Me









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