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  • #51
    Re: Tony's Top Hits / Albums of 2018 (#21)

    "Slow Burn" is good!
    Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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    • #52
      Re: Tony's Top Hits / Albums of 2018 (#21)

      SINGLES
      24 Black Honey - Midnight - it's groovy, the instrumental (esp. towards the end of the song) is very impactful and memorable
      22 Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn - Kacey's production team probably worked super hard to get that slick of a sound, lyrics are slightly naive
      ALBUMS
      23 Chvrches - Love Is Dead - quite savage...I wanted to like it, but beside the great production and occasional moments of brilliant production, I just can't.
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      • #53
        36 Clean Bandit with Marina and Luis Fonsi - Baby
        31 Christine and The Queens - Doesn't Matter (Voleur de Soleil)
        25 Charli XCX - No Angel / Focus
        22 Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn

        32 Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
        31 Christine and The Queens - Chris
        23 Chvrches - Love Is Dead

        Yay for these!
        And I guess I have to check out your #23 (Anavae - Afraid) if it's something for Within Temptation fans...

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        • #54
          TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

          20 Ladytron - The Island

          Dark subject matter in this song/video.
          [youtube:juritr0r]cXu0zuOKQ2A[/youtube:juritr0r]

          TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

          20 Tracey Thorn - Record

          Great synth set from veteran artist.

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          • #55
            20 Ladytron - The Island - one of the best music videos of the year, the song was this close to entering my top 200 (despite only peaking at #6 in daily chart).
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            • #56
              TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

              19 Andrew WK - Ever Again

              More on him later...
              [youtube:1jpy78np]U_EupMUsb50[/youtube:1jpy78np]

              TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

              19 The Shires - Accidentally On Purpose

              Best set yet by popular UK country duo but not quite the best country album of the year.

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              • #57
                TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                18 Andrew WK - Music Is Worth Living For

                ...and later...
                [youtube:1cuel787]-CBTyi-ovO8[/youtube:1cuel787]

                TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                18 Megan McKenna - Story Of Me

                This reality TV star is still ignored by the "too cool" Radio 2 but she shouldn't be. People involved in this album include Catherine McGrath, Lauren Alaina, Amy Wadge, Chelcee Grimes and Beth Nielson Chapman.

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                • #58
                  TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                  17 Jessie Ware - Thinking About You

                  No video but playlisted by Radio 1. Glasshouse highlight. One more to come.
                  [youtube:2wed1yvj]6SlNMUfbrd0[/youtube:2wed1yvj]

                  TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                  17 IAMX - Alive In New Light


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                  • #59
                    TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                    16 Black Honey - Bad Friends

                    This only made #2 compared to Midnight's #1 but lasted longer. It's languidly cool pop-rock / indie-rock.
                    [youtube:3b0bhzkf]2k9XhYxK7bo[/youtube:3b0bhzkf]

                    TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                    16 Field Music - Open Here


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                    • #60
                      TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                      15 Jessie Ware - Overtime

                      No vid for this either but she's pregnant and released this as a stop-gap. Still deserved more media attention, though. Back to her early retro-modern dance sound.
                      [youtube:3l8sqw1h]9K5d1jtZ9hc[/youtube:3l8sqw1h]

                      TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                      15 Biosphere - The Hilvarenbeek Recordings

                      Ambient nature recordings.

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                      • #61
                        TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                        14 Meg Myers - Jealous Sea

                        Her best this year.
                        [youtube:kejbb114]P5iBlwXp4lk[/youtube:kejbb114]

                        TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                        14 Steffany Gretzinger - Blackout

                        Bethel Music vocalist goes full-on experimental pop. Big surprise.

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                        • #62
                          Re: Tony's Top Hits / Albums of 2018 (#21)

                          Overtime was an incredible release. So 1991.

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                          • #63
                            15 Biosphere - The Hilvarenbeek Recordings - I've listened to it once or twice, It's actually not as unknown as I supposed initially, there's even a video review. ''Rovertse Heide'' is the highlight.
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                            • #64
                              Re: Tony's Top Hits / Albums of 2018 (#14)

                              Kacey, Chrvches and Charli are great though I prefer Focus.

                              Interesting you think so highly of the Megan album, I'll have a listen !
                              Check out my Top 100 of 2012 Countdown!

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                              • #65
                                TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                13 Rae Morris - Lower The Tone

                                Such a great track, full of the joys of new love, but it never advanced from a grat to a proper single. Took 10 weeks to reach a #2 peak! It's like Ellie used to be...
                                [youtube:1vsla8i8]HPDmOitDaqI[/youtube:1vsla8i8]


                                TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                13 Sarah Reeves - Easy Never Needed You

                                And more shades of Ellie here. Initially a mini-album and later expanded to a full length.

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                                • #66
                                  TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                  12 Rufus Du Sol - Underwater

                                  The big surprise in dance music, restoring my faith in the genre. This is the most Coldplay / Jon Hopkins ish track of them all. 2nd of 3.
                                  [youtube:1333zlv6]v8H7O-1RBKY[/youtube:1333zlv6]

                                  TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                  12 Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever

                                  It looked like she'd gone down a lo-fi grunge cul-de-sac but this album has a lot of great pop on it, delivered with a snarl. Nice peach, too.


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                                  • #67
                                    TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                    11 Tonight Alive - Temple

                                    Big bold pop rock from Aus group.
                                    [youtube:39t408s9]4Xf0jQSP83I[/youtube:39t408s9]

                                    TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                    11 Plumb - Beautifully Broken

                                    After some lacklustre CCM-radio tailored releases she thankfully got her crossover pop head back on for this album.

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                                    • #68
                                      TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                      10 Shy For Shore - Breaking My Heart

                                      My Christmas number one - a synthpop gem and a surprise return for the duo after Mari did her solo project.
                                      [youtube:1wkpuxab]e8lF7PXeqxM[/youtube:1wkpuxab]

                                      TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                      10 Andrew WK - You're Not Alone

                                      More consistent than his other albums, Def Lep, Meat Loaf, Bruce, Queen are all in effect on this bombastic ode to positivity from The King Of Partying. Like Massive Wagons, out of fashion for radio but a cult fanbase.

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                                      • #69
                                        TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                        9 Rufus Du Sol - Lost In My Mind

                                        Great video - armchair action!
                                        [youtube:nzhhtwka]1Vbtj7nIQlo[/youtube:nzhhtwka]

                                        TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                        9 Tonight Alive - Underworld


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                                        • #70
                                          TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                          8 Kim Petras - Heart To Break

                                          Discovered her on Charli's Pop 2, the transgender pop singer had some controv. over her (producer) Dr Luke statements (jury's out on him, though). This is great pop and better than anything Katy Perry has done, though not Marina.
                                          [youtube:2rnh5v06]5CPeHQHAQyo[/youtube:2rnh5v06]

                                          TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                          8 Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop

                                          You could say this act restored my faith in hard rock as an album form. Shoegaze via grunge plus their spin.

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                                          • #71
                                            SONGS
                                            8 Kim Petras - Heart To Break - Kim is such a mixed bag for me (those lil aaron duets, ew), ''Heart To Break'' is nice and pop and relies mostly on Kim's high-pitched hook in the chorus (sounds great). Maybe it would have clicked with me with a better mid 8 part.
                                            9 Rufus Du Sol - Lost In My Mind - I've only just realized his voice sounds Chris Martin-ish at times. Solid entry and a very entertaining music video.
                                            ALBUMS
                                            8 Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop - a good one most definitely
                                            10 Andrew WK - You're Not Alone - I have problems with positivity in rock songs. to me any positivity seems cheesy (but that's just me)
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                                            • #72
                                              Originally posted by heppolo
                                              SONGS
                                              9 Rufus Du Sol - Lost In My Mind - I've only just realized his voice sounds Chris Martin-ish at times. Solid entry and a very entertaining music video.
                                              It's been a conversation in the past. You said it's a reason you don't like his "nasally" voice. Kuba took umbrage at my suggestion that he/they sound like Martin/Coldplay being a fan of both but it's clear as the nose on your face (or ears on your head!).

                                              I need to clarify my Kim comment - it's better than any SINGLE by Katy Perry. Several Prism album tracks could outdo it for me.
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                                              • #73
                                                Originally posted by Blondini
                                                Originally posted by heppolo
                                                SONGS
                                                9 Rufus Du Sol - Lost In My Mind - I've only just realized his voice sounds Chris Martin-ish at times. Solid entry and a very entertaining music video.
                                                It's been a conversation in the past. You said it's a reason you don't like his "nasally" voice. Kuba took umbrage at my suggestion that he/they sound like Martin/Coldplay being a fan of both but it's clear as the nose on your face (or ears on your head!). .
                                                I don't remember this at all
                                                In some songs his vocal is too understated beneath the beat (or distorted), so I wasn't paying too much attention [at times it sounds like GusGus - ''Sundream''].
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                                                • #74
                                                  Great to see 'Chris' - it is a fabulous album from a fabulous artist. 'Slow Burn' is a seriously beautiful track, from a 2018 revelation for me - who'd think that I'd be into a country album as much as I am!!
                                                  Rufus du Sol are great, really got into them while I was in Australia

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                                                  • #75
                                                    ^That's great to hear. I'm confident that most people'd like RDS if they had/gave them the chance. Mike should have them as his album of the year. I have to listen to their older ones, still (the act formerly just Rufus).

                                                    TONY'S TOP HITS OF 2018

                                                    7 Millie Turner - The Shadow / Underwater VIDEO / Eyes On You / You and I (Eyes On You EP)

                                                    Her 2018 single is at 74. This 2017 release features 2 great dance-pop tracks, The Shadow has a stunning pulsing beat behind her posh vocal - shades of Marina at one point. My top "Sound Of 2019" UK act.
                                                    [youtube:qk8r2qrz]CHcZ6Ou0Bx4[/youtube:qk8r2qrz]

                                                    TONY'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

                                                    7 Rufus Du Sol - Solace


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