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Peter Zimmerman writesCHIRP Radio Best of 2018: Pete Zimmerman

CHIRP Radio Best of 2018

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



#1   Future Me Hates Me by The Beths (Carpark)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

The Beths Future Me Hates Me



#2   Years by Sarah Shook and the Disarmers (Bloodshot)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers Years



#3   Foreign Affairs by Connections (Trouble in Mind)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Connections Foreign Affairs



#4   Lush by Snail Mail (Matador)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Snail Mail Lush



#5   Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett (Mom + Pop)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel



#6   Clean by Soccer Mommy (Fat Possum)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Soccer Mommy Clean



#7   Historian by Lucy Dacus (Matador)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Lucy Dacus Historian



#8   Single Rider by Jenn Champion (Hardly Art)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Jenn Champion Single Rider



#9   Prom Queen by Beach Bunny (Self-Released)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Beach Bunny Prom Queen



#10   How to Socialise & Make Friends by Camp Cope (Run for Cover)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Camp Cope How to Socialise & Make Friends



Bad Moves "Tell No One" (Don Giovanni)

State Champion "Send Flowers" (Sophomore Lounge)

Superchunk "What a Time to Be Alive" (Merge)

Mitski "Be the Cowboy" (Dead Oceans)

The Love-Birds "In the Lover's Corner" (Trouble in Mind)

Emily Jane Powers "Restless" (self-released)

Cut Worms "Hollow Ground" (Jagjaguwar)

Tasha "Alone at Last" (Father/Daughter)

Amen Dunes "Freedom" (Sacred Bones)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "Hope Downs" (Sub Pop)

boygenius "boygenius" (Matador)

Saba "Care for Me" (Saba Pivot)

Hop Along "Bark Your Head Off, Dog" (Saddle Creek)

Dear Nora "Skulls Example" (Ordinal)

Noname "Room 25" (self-released)

Grapetooth "Grapetooth" (Polyvinyl)

Father John Misty "God's Favorite Customer" (Sub Pop)

Kurt Vile "Bottle it In" (Matador) Deeper "Deeper" (Fire Talk)

Clearance "At Your Leisure" (Topshelf)

Caroline Rose "LONER" (New West)

Anna Burch "Quit the Curse" (Polyvinyl)

Ravyn Lenae "Crush EP" (Atlantic)

Rhye "Blood" (Loma Vista)

Bonny Doon "Longwave" (Woodsist)

Neko Case "Hell-On" (ANTI-)

Eleanor Friedberger "Rebound" (Frenchkiss)

Jeremy Messersmith "Late Stage Capitalism" (Glassnote)

Tony Molina "Kill the Lights" (Slumberland)

The Love Language "Baby Grand" (Merge)

Sunflower Bean "Twentytwo in Blue" (Mom + Pop)

Lala Lala "The Lamb" (Hardly Art)

Parquet Courts "Wide Awake!" (Rough Trade)

Swearin' "Fall Into the Sun" (Merge)

Shy Boys "Bell House" (Polyvinyl)

Saintseneca "Pillar of Na" (ANTI-)

Post Animal "When I Think of You in a Castle" (Polyvinyl)

Phosphorescent "C'est La Vie" (Dead Oceans)

Courtney Marie Andrews "May Your Kindness Remain" (Fat Possum)

Ohmme "Parts" (Joyful Noise)




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