50 Favorite Albums of 2018

BEHOLD! A list of L.P.’s with numbers next to them! How INSPIRING!!!!!! RANKING these gems was stressful yet somehow therapeutic. There is no scientific evidence in the decision on what albums showed up on this list or the order; only my own enjoyment or bias. I hope you find something new to check out.

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2018!

SOOOOOOOOOOOO…… Esperanza Spalding 12 Little Spells came out this year (AND I saw her perform it live in Montreal ) HOWEVER its not officially released until 2019 SO IT REALLY messed with my list. (Same with another band called “Squalus”….

Favorite E.P.’s of 2018

Attended shows of 2018

  1. Leon bridges 12/28/2018 The rustic Dallas USA / Texas

  2. Medicine man revival 12/28/2018 The rustic Dallas USA / Texas

  3. Pinkish Black 12/16/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  4. Weather Warlock 12/16/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  5. Sleep 12/16/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  6. Tosin Abasi 12/14/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  7. Nuno Bettencourt 12/14/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  8. Yngwie Malmsteen 12/14/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  9. Steve Vai 12/14/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  10. Zakk Wylde 12/14/2018 Bomb Factory Dallas USA / Texas

  11. Esperanza Spalding 12/3/2018 Place des Arts Montréal Canada / Montréal

  12. Cœur de pirate 11/30/2018 Irving Plaza New York USA / New York

  13. Cat Power 11/29/2018 Granada Theater Dallas USA / Texas

  14. MITSKI 11/11/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  15. Lala Lala 11/20/2018 Deep Ellum Art Co. Dallas USA / Texas

  16. Why? 11/20/2018 Deep Ellum Art Co. Dallas USA / Texas

  17. Surfbort 11/16/2018 Granada Theater Dallas USA / Texas

  18. Iceage 11/16/2018 Granada Theater Dallas USA / Texas

  19. Black Lips 11/16/2018 Granada Theater Dallas USA / Texas

  20. Ian Sweet 11/15/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  21. Young Jesus 11/15/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  22. Milo 11/2/2018 Ruins Dallas USA / Texas

  23. Cloud Nothings 10/28/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  24. Shallou 11/1/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  25. Bob Moses 10/20/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  26. Lily Allen 10/14/2018 House Of Blues Dallas USA / Texas

  27. Bob Dylan 10/13/2018 WinStar World Casino & Resort Thackerville USA / Oklahoma

  28. Flasher 10/12/2018 Transit Bicycle Co. Dallas USA / Texas

  29. Fishing in Japan 10/12/2018 Transit Bicycle Co. Dallas USA / Texas

  30. Budapest 10/12/2018 Transit Bicycle Co. Dallas USA / Texas

  31. Garbage 10/11/2018 House Of Blues Dallas USA / Texas

  32. Rituals of Mine 10/11/2018 House Of Blues Dallas USA / Texas

  33. Sparta 10/7/2018 Main Street Garden Park Dallas USA / Texas

  34. Bobby Sessions 10/7/2018 Main Street Garden Park Dallas USA / Texas

  35. The Tontons 10/7/2018 Main Street Garden Park Dallas USA / Texas

  36. Sarah Jaffe 10/7/2018 Main Street Garden Park Dallas USA / Texas

  37. The Polyphonic Spree 10/7/2018 Main Street Garden Park Dallas USA / Texas

  38. Mothers (GA) 10/5/2018 Curtain Club Dallas USA / Texas

  39. Lala Lala 10/5/2018 Curtain Club Dallas USA / Texas

  40. Gary Numan 9/9/2018 Canton Hall Dallas USA / Texas

  41. Dead Sarah 9/8/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  42. Courtney Marie Andrews 9/7/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  43. le butcherettes 8/29/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  44. ditch prince 8/29/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  45. A Flock Of Seagulls 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  46. Wang Chung 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  47. Animotion 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  48. Nu Shooz 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  49. Missing Persons 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  50. Book Of Love 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  51. Naked Eyes 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  52. Gene Loves Jezebel 8/24/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  53. Marilyn Manson 8/16/2018 Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas USA / Texas

  54. James Parker 8/10/2018 Dizzy Rooster Austin USA / Texas

  55. Consumables 7/28/2018 Mercury Lounge New York USA / New York

  56. Floam 7/28/2018 Mercury Lounge New York USA / New York

  57. Mike Yung 7/28/2018 Mercury Lounge New York USA / New York

  58. Tinariwen 7/27/2018 Prospect Park Brooklyn USA / New York

  59. Now, Now 7/20/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  60. wens 7/20/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  61. Deafheaven 7/13/2018 Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill Dallas USA / Texas

  62. Uniform 7/13/2018 Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill Dallas USA / Texas

  63. Drab Majesty 7/13/2018 Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill Dallas USA / Texas

  64. code orange 7/9/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  65. Vein 7/9/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  66. Show Me the Body 7/9/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  67. Judiciary 7/9/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  68. Twitching Tongues 7/9/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  69. Snail Mail 7/6/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  70. Bonny Doon 7/6/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  71. Skirts 7/6/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  72. Duncan Fellows 6/23/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  73. Middle Kids 6/23/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  74. Athanatos 6/23/2018 Wits End Dallas USA / Texas

  75. Prophecy 6/23/2018 Wits End Dallas USA / Texas

  76. Hunt The Dinosaur 6/23/2018 Wits End Dallas USA / Texas

  77. Advorsus 6/23/2018 Wits End Dallas USA / Texas

  78. Cold Cave 6/23/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  79. Dead Boys 6/23/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  80. Yanni 6/17/2018 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie USA / Texas

  81. Buckethead 6/3/2018 Rev. Room Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  82. Temple of Angels 5/26/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  83. Iceage 5/26/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  84. Nervous Curtains 5/23/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  85. Preoccupations 5/23/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  86. Dave Matthews Band 5/19/2018 Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas USA / Texas

  87. ODESZA 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  88. Misterwives 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  89. The Flaming Lips 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  90. Post Malone 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  91. Porcelan 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  92. Juicy J 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  93. Andrew W.K. 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  94. Luke Combs 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  95. Valerie June 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  96. DRAM 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  97. Young Dolph 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  98. Erykah Badu 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  99. Delbert McClinton 5/6/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  100. Marcia Ball 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  101. Logic 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  102. Franz Ferdinand 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  103. Al Kapone 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  104. Gov't Mule 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  105. Calexico 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  106. Jack White 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  107. David Byrne 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  108. Vance Joy 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  109. All Time Low 5/5/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  110. Alanis Morrisette 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  111. Third Eye Blind 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  112. Margo Price 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  113. Clutch 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  114. Kaleo 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  115. Tyler, The Creator 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  116. Dashboard Confessional 5/4/2018 Tom Lee Park Memphis USA / Tennessee

  117. Beach House 5/2/2018 Metroplex Live Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  118. Sound of Ceres 5/2/2018 Metroplex Live Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  119. Japanese Breakfast 4/27/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  120. Hurray for the Riff Raff 4/27/2018 Rev. Room Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  121. Waxahatchee 4/27/2018 Rev. Room Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  122. Snail Mail 4/27/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  123. Thelma and the Sleaze 4/12/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  124. Spirit Cuntz 4/12/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  125. Craig Brown Band 4/12/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  126. Bon Jovi 3/20/2018 Verizon Arena Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  127. deFrance 3/20/2018 Verizon Arena Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  128. U.S. Girls 3/19/2018 City Tavern Dallas USA / Texas

  129. Ruby Haunt 3/19/2018 City Tavern Dallas USA / Texas

  130. Wavves 3/18/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  131. Omni 3/18/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  132. Okey Dokey 3/18/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  133. La Luz 3/18/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  134. Crumb 3/18/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  135. Dermot Kennedy 3/18/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  136. Ratboys 3/17/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  137. Drab Majesty 3/17/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  138. The Frights 3/17/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  139. Current Joys 3/17/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  140. Public Access T.V. 3/17/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  141. Porches 3/17/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  142. The Lung 3/17/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  143. Narrow Head 3/17/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  144. Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone) 3/17/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  145. WYBMF 3/17/2018 Canton Hall Dallas USA / Texas

  146. Vundabar 3/17/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  147. Princess Nokia 3/17/2018 Canton Hall Dallas USA / Texas

  148. Birdcloud 3/16/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  149. The Coathangers 3/16/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  150. Dwarves 3/16/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  151. Nick Oliveri 3/16/2018 Three Links Dallas USA / Texas

  152. Violent Exit 3/16/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  153. Eyehategod 3/16/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  154. Acid Carousel 3/16/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  155. Guantanamo Baywatch 3/16/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  156. Sadgirl 3/16/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  157. Kept In Line 3/16/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  158. End Times 3/16/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  159. Cro-mags 3/16/2018 Trees Dallas USA / Texas

  160. Royal Thunder 3/15/2018 3 Links Dallas USA / Texas

  161. Sports 3/15/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  162. Pinkish Black 3/15/2018 3 Links Dallas USA / Texas

  163. From Beyond 3/15/2018 3 Links Dallas USA / Texas

  164. The Gloomies 3/15/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  165. Computer Magic 3/15/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  166. Sego 3/15/2018 Club Dada Dallas USA / Texas

  167. Fleet Foxes 3/10/2018 Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis USA / Tennessee

  168. Natalie Prass 3/10/2018 Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis USA / Tennessee

  169. Protomartyr 3/3/2018 Smoke & Barrel Tavern Fayetteville USA / Arkansas

  170. Shame 3/3/2018 Smoke & Barrel Tavern Fayetteville USA / Arkansas

  171. The Phlegms 3/3/2018 Smoke & Barrel Tavern Fayetteville USA / Arkansas

  172. Pallbearer 1/19/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  173. Sumokem 1/19/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  174. Adam Faucett 1/19/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  175. Jessica Lea Mayfield 1/18/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas

  176. Sun Seeker 1/18/2018 Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack Little Rock USA / Arkansas