The Quiet Revolution favourite albums of 2018 – full list

For those who just like a straightforward list without video links here it is, all of my favourite releases from 2018 together. It’s a long list but I consider that minimalism is overrated!

  • Sarah McQuaid – If we dig any deeper it could get dangerous
  • Jess Morgan – And I still can’t keep still EP/Blue Jay single/Aston expressway, kiss me quick single/Whitby single
  • Dean Owens – Southern Wind
  • Gem Andrews – North
  • Faeland – At my swim
  • Jim Ghedi – A hymn for ancient land
  • Bennett Wilson Poole – Bennett Wilson Poole
  • Don Gallardo – Still here
  • Kings of the South Seas – Franklyn
  • Zoe Mulford – Small brown birds
  • Alela Diane – Cusp
  • Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – Seedlings All
  • H.C McEntire – Lionheart
  • Winter Wilson – Far off on the horizon
  • Jerry Leger – Nonsense and heartache
  • Orphan Colours – All on red
  • Stick in the Wheel – Follow them true
  • Brandi Carlile – By the way, I forgive you
  • Fran Wyburn – Wood for the trees
  • Hannah Read – Way out I’ll wander
  • I’m Kingfisher – Transit
  • Cath and Phil Tyler – The Ax and the Ox
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – Sometimes just the sky
  • Courtney Marie Andrews – May your kindness remain
  • Duotone – A life re-appearing
  • Simone Felice – The Projector
  • Hayley Henderickx – I need to start a garden
  • Israel Nash – Lifted
  • Ray Cooper – Between the golden age and the promised land
  • Gretchen Peters – Dancing with the beast
  • The Fugitives – The promise of strangers
  • Hatful of Rain – Songs of the lost and found
  • Jill Jackson – Are we there yet?
  • Blair Dunlop – Notes from an island
  • Olivia Chaney – Shelter
  • Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage – Awake
  • Laura Veirs – The Lookout
  • Juliana Daugherty – Light
  • Erin Rae – Putting on airs
  • Lucy Ward – Pretty warnings
  • Jennifer Castle – Angels of death
  • Suburban Dirts – I want blood
  • Hadley McCall Thackston – Hadley McCall Thackston
  • The Jellyman’s Daughter – Dead reckoning
  • Ana Egge – White Tiger
  • Modern Studies – Welcome strangers
  • Ry Cooder – Prodigal Son
  • Mishaped Pearls – Shivelight
  • Ben Kunder – Better Human
  • Jess Vincent – Lions
  • Laura Gibson – Goners
  • Benjamin Folke Thomas – Modern man
  • William Fitzsimmons – Mission bell
  • Karine Polwart, Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson – Laws of motion
  • Cam Penner – At war with reason
  • Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou – Fair Lady London
  • Nathan Bell – Love, bones and stars
  • Marc Ribot – Songs of Resistance 1942-2018
  • John Smith – Hummingbird
  • Kelly Oliver – Botany Bay
  • Jess Matas – Tamarack
  • Phillip Henry – True North
  • Kitty MacFarlane – Namer of clouds
  • Ed Harcourt – Beyond the end
  • David Berkeley – The Faded Red and Blue EP
  • Sinnober – Projection
  • Martyn Joseph – Here come the young
  • Ciara O’Neill – Arrow
  • The Willows – Through the wild
  • Glorietta – Glorietta
  • Austin Lucas – Immortal Americans
  • Annie Dressner – Broken into pieces
  • Gilmore and Roberts – A problem of our kind
  • Me for Queen – Loose end
  • Curse of Lono – As I fell
  • Drew Morrison and the Darkwood – Electric Notes Wild
  • Tunng – Songs you make at night
  • Treetop Flyers – Treetop Flyers
  • Grace Petrie – Queer as folk
  • Vanessa Peters – Foxhole prayers
  • Dan Webster – Devil sky
  • M.G Boulter and The Froe – Blood Moon EP
  • The Cowboy Junkies – All that reckoning
  • Kerry Devine – Away from the mountains
  • Lori McKenna – The Tree
  • Elephant Micah – Genericana
  • Amanda Shires – To the sunset
  • Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes – Some girls quite like country music
  • The Innocence Mission – Sun on the square
  • Lera Lynn – Plays well with others (a duets album)
  • Jason McNiff – Joy and independence
  • Alden Patterson and Dashwood – By the night
  • Robby Hecht and Caroline Spence – Two people
  • Steve Tilston – Distant days
  • The Milk Carton Kids – All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do
  • Rab Noakes – Welcome to anniversaryville
  • Kristian Kjellvander – Faux Guernica
  • Katherine Priddy – Wolf EP
  • Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – Boygenius EP
  • Eliza Gilkyson – Secularia
  • Rachel Baiman – Thanksgiving EP
  • Reg Meuross – Reg Meuross
  • Luluc – Sculptor
  • The Shackleton Trio – Fen, farm and deadly water
  • Trampled  by Turtles – Life is good one the open road
  • Letitia VanSant – Gut it to the studs
  • The Trials of Cato – Hide and hair



11 December 2018 playlist

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes A portrait of the artist as a middle aged man from Some girls (quite) like country music (2018 Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes) 

Kai Kater New Collossus from Grenades (2019 Smithsonian Folkways) 

The Willows Coda from Through the wild (2018 Elk Records)

Willard Grant Conspiracy Saturday with Jane from Unthethered (2018 Loose Music)

Bella Hardy I would give you the moon single (2013 Noe Records)

The Kimberleys Elsie Marley from The Kimberleys (2018 Pop la disque)

Austin Lucas My mother and the devil from Immortal Americans (2018 Cornelius Chapel Records) 

Ed Harcourt Wolves change rivers from Beyond the end (2018 PIAS Records)

Katherine Priddy Wolf from Wolf EP (2018 Katherine Priddy)

David Berkeley Wolves in the wings from The Faded Red and Blue EP (2018 David Berkeley)

Lera Lynn featuring Shovels and Rope Wolf like me from Plays well with others: a duets album (2018 Single Lock Records) 

Rosanne Cash The only thing worth fighting for from She remembers everything (2018 Blue Note Records) 

Jess Morgan Christmas Eve digital download single (2014 Amateur Boxer Records)

Tom McRae Wonderful Christmastime from Word of Mouth: 15 quality new tracks for winter 2004 from Word magazine 

Jeff Tweedy Bombs above from Warm (2018 dBpm Records)

Daniel Romano Empty husk from Finally Free (2018 New West Records)

Rachel Baiman Thanksgiving from Thanksgiving EP (2018 Free Dirt Records) 

Will Varley All those stars from Spirit of Minnie (2018 Xtra Mile Recordings)

Peter James Millson Better than before from Low Key (to be released May 2019)

B.D Harrington Out of reach from Then All Was Still EP (2018 

The Howard Hughes Suite Lost and found from Stereodrome (2016 The Howard Hughes Suite) 

The Trials of Cato Gloria from Hide and Hair (2018 Water Records)

William the Conqueror The curse of friends from Bleeding on the soundtrack (2019 Loose Music) 

Yvonne Lyon I believe in Christmas single with Dear December (2018 Yvonne Lyon) 

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou Everything you need from Fair Lady London (2018 Maiden Voyage Recording Co) 

Over the Rhine Blood oranges in snow from Blood oranges in snow (2014 Great Speckled Dog) 

Me for Queen Snow on snow from Loose End (2018 Me for Queen) 

Sam Baker Snow from Cotton (2009 Music Road Records) 

Show of Hands The Preacher from Where we’re bound: the setlist album (2018 Hands on Music) 

Kitty MacFarlane Wrecking days from Namer of clouds (2018 Navigator Records) 

Grace Petrie Baby Blue from Queer as folk (2018 Robot needs a home) 

Dan Rauchwerk Tears shaped liked islands  featuring Caitlin Mahoney from We are move than what we leave behind (2018 Dan Rauchwerk) 

Luluc Genius from Sculptor (2018 Sub Pop Records) 

Laura Gibson Slow joker grin from Goners (2018 City Slang Records) 

Loudon Wainwright III Christmas morning from Social Studies (1999 Rykodisc) 

I’m with Her See you around from See you around (2018 Rounder Records) 

My favourite albums of the last 6 months of the year: second instalment

Here goes with the final part.  Hope you enjoy.

Letitia VanSant – Gut it to the studs

Trampled by Turtles – Life is good on the open road

The Shackleton Trio – Fen, farm and deadly water

Luluc – Sculptor

Reg Meuross – Reg Meuross

Rachel Baiman – Thanksgiving EP