Words and things, mostly words.
I am not a big fan of writing lists or ranking stuff, so I won’t be putting up any Best / Worst Of 2018 lists. The only reviewer I pay any specific attention to is Anthony Fantano, and I completely agreed with his selection for Worst Album Of 2018 (link), which was Lil Xan‘s Total Xanarchy. I reviewed that album and can confirm its insurmountable awfulness.
I was shocked that his top album of the year (link) was Daughters‘ new release, You Won’t Get What You Want. It was a great record, and I was blown away by how bizarre and listenable it was (review). I don’t think it was a bad choice for the year’s best, I just didn’t expect such an album to get that kind of recognition.