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The Late Junction Albums of the Year

It's that time of the year again when we ask the Late Junction presenters and producers to flick through the releases of the last year and pick their favourite album.

It's that time of the year again when we ask the Late Junction presenters and production team to flick through the releases of 2018 and scroll back through their music libraries to pick their favourite album of the year, presented by Nick Luscombe.

It’s been a year marked by some strong electronic albums, often gritty and uncompromising. But as ever Late Junction goes beyond the trends in the music press, digging deep to find the rough diamonds across a vast range of genres. Expect heart melting avant-folk guitars, conceptual latex-pop, woozy post-R&B and prepared piano that sounds ‘like someone performing open-heart surgery on a grandfather clock’. But will your album of the year make the list?

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Stefan Schultze

    Culture Vulture

    • System Tribe.
    • WhyPlayJazz.
  • Tirzah

    Gladly

    • Devotion.
    • Domino.
  • Grouper

    Driving

  • Ambrose Akinmusire

    Americana / the garden waits for you to match her wildness

    • Origami Harvest.
    • Blue Note.
  • SOPHIE

    Faceshopping

    • Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides.
    • Transgressive Records.
  • Gazelle Twin

    Over The Hills

    • Pastoral.
    • Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records.
  • Gazelle Twin

    Better in My Day

    • Pastoral.
    • Anti Ghost Moon Ray.
  • Eric Chenaux

    Wild Moon

    • Slowly Paradise.
    • Constellation.
  • Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends, Tashi Wada & Yoshi Wada

    Fanfare

    • Nue.
    • Rvng Intl..
  • Gaika

    Seven Churches For St Jude

    • Basic Volume.
    • Warp Records ‎.
  • Tyshawn Sorey

    Pillars I (extract)

    • Pillars.
    • Firehouse 12 Records.
  • Lisa O'Neill

    Along The North Strand

    • Heard a Long Gone Song.
    • River Lea.
  • Tropical F*** Storm

    Rubber Bullies

    • A Laughing Death In Meatspace.
    • Tropical Fuck Storm Records ‎.
  • Alabaster dePlume

    Is It Enough

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Late Junction Albums of the Year 2018

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