Mark Bowman’s top 50 albums of 2018

1. Palm – Rock Island (Math Rock)
2. Jeff Tweedy – WARM (Alt. Country)
3. Deeper – Deeper (Post Punk)
4. Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks (Dream Pop)
5. Mothers – Render Another Ugly Method (Post Punk)
6. Daniel Blumberg – Minus (Noise Rock/Experimental)
7. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs (Indie Rock)
8. Robert Glasper Experiment x KAYTRANADA – ArtScience Remixes (Neo-Soul)
9. Saba – Care For Me (Hip Hop)
10. Clearance – At Your Leisure (Indie Rock)
11. Marbled Eye – Leisure LP (Punk)
12. Smino – NOIR (Hip Hop/R&B)
13. Hovvdy – Cranberry (Indie Rock)
14. Kevin Krauter – Toss Up (Dream Pop)
15. Teyana Taylor – KTSE (Hip Hop/R&B)
16. Snail Mail – Lush (Indie Rock)
17. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Indie Rock)
18. Tierra Whack – Whack World (Hip Hop)
19. Bonny Doon – Longwave (Alt. Country)
20. Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy (Experimental/Noise Rock)
21. Preoccupations – New Material (Post Punk)
22. Mick Jenkins – Pieces Of A Man (Hip Hop)
23. Noname – Room 25 (Hip Hop)
24. Ella Mai – Ella Mai (R&B)
25. Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want (Noise Rock)
26. Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs (Indie Pop)
27. Sam Evian – You, Forever (Alt. Country)
28. Shame – Songs of Praise (Punk)
29. Travis Scott – Astroworld (Hip Hop)
30. Forth Wanderers – Forth Wanderers (Indie Rock)
31. Jacquees – 4275 (R&B)
32. Playboi Carti – Die Lit (Hip Hop)
33. Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (Indie Rock)
34. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food (Indie Rock)
35. Anna Burch – Quit The Curse (Indie Rock)
36. Frigs – Basic Behaviour (Post Punk)
37. Paul Cherry – Flavour (Dream Pop)
38. Video Age – Pop Therapy (Pop)
39. Ovlov – TRU (Shoegaze)
40. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Sparkle Hard (Indie Rock)
41. Mac Miller – Swimming (Hip Hop)
42. This Will Destroy You – New Others 1 & 2 (Post Rock)
43. Post Animal – When I Think Of You In A Castle (Psyche Rock)
44. Chris Reimer – Hello People (Experimental/Ambient)
45. Pllush – Stranger to the Pain (Shoegaze)
46. The Nude Party – Self Titled (Garage Rock/Alt. Country)
47. Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse (Indie Rock)
48. No Age – Snares Like A Haircut (Art Punk)
49. Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy (Hip Hop)
50. Nap Eyes – Im Bad Now (Indie Rock)

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