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musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2018

by Michael Hubbard

Herewith, musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2018. Click on an album title to read the full review, where one exists. The list in order appears…



Interview: Bernard Butler


Take a look at Bernard Butler’s discography and you will be surprised. Aside from the obvious entries of his huge contribution to Suede (the first...

Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018


As the leaves turn brown and the nights draw in, you could be forgiven for taking your mind off the subject of music festivals for...

Spotlight: Bronski Beat – The Age Of Consent


The year was 1984. Wham!, Nik Kershaw, Queen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood were everywhere, swatting away toxic masculinity with their bleached-blonde and toussled bouffants,...

Spotlight: Felt – A Decade In Music (continued)


Back in February, Cherry Red began the A Decade In Music reissue programme, releasing the first five of 10 studio albums by sainted indie-poppers Felt....

Rival Consoles, Tim Hecker and Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood… This Week In Gigs


Rival Consoles @ EartH, Tuesday 2nd October Persona by Rival Consoles is one of the best electronic albums of 2018 and Ryan West is developing...

The Cornshed Sisters, Janelle Monáe, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs


This week sees the return of Daylight Music, the hugely rewarding series of gigs that take place at Union Chapel on Saturday afternoons between 12:00-14:00....

St Vincent, Juanita Stein, Michael Price… This Week In Gigs


Summer festivals have now pretty much drawn to a close and it’s no coincidence that London sees its busiest week for gigs in a fair...

One For Keeps: Squarepusher – Ultravisitor


“Hello, my name is Thomas Jenkinson” – Circlewave The most precocious thing I can say about myself is that, at the age of 12, I...

Nine Inch Nails, Gaika, Sløtface, Interpol …Weekend Reads


This week’s round-up of in depth music features from around the web spotlights Nine Inch Nails, Gaika, Interpol, Deaf Havana, Rob da Bank, Bodega, Seymoru...

All Saints, Mitski, The National …Weekend Reads


After a week off, our round-up of in depth music features from around the web is back, this time with All Saints, Mitski, Santigold, The...

Mercury Music Prize 2018: The Nominees


This year’s Mercury Music Prize nominations have been announced, with Lily Allen, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice among the 12 artists...

Kaleidoscope, Amadou & Mariam, Pram… This Week In Gigs


This week seems to be the one where the festival season starts to fully take its toll on London gigs. There might not be as...

Anna Meredith, MNEK, SOPHIE, BODEGA …Weekend Reads


This week’s round-up of in depth music interviews features articles on Anna Meredith, BODEGA, Novelist, Pussy Riot, SOPHIE, Years & Years, Nina Kraviz, MNEK, Black...

Rokia Traoré, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, MGMT …This Week In Gigs


This week opens with a show by Malian artist Rokia Traoré at the Barbican. She’s built up a reputation as a captivating performer over the...

Nile Rodgers, Florence And The Machine, Pusha T …Weekend Reads


This weekend’s selection of in depth music features and interviews encompasses Florence And The Machine, Pusha T, Whitney Houston, Queen and Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers,...

Track-By-Track: Immersion – Sleepless


Wire frontman Colin Newman & Minimal Compact‘s Malka Spigel are Immersion, a project which provides an outlet for the Brighton-based duo’s ongoing fascination for crafting...

Florence And The Machine, Let’s Eat Grandma, Garbage …Weekend Reads


It’s fair to say Let’s Eat Grandma have been busy on the interviews front, as our weekly in-depth music features round-up demonstrates. Words were also...

Somerset House Summer Series, The Cure, Oneohtrix Point Never… This Week In Gigs


This week sees another one of London’s key gig calendar events, namely Somerset House’s Summer Series, get underway. They always feel enjoyably unique events –...

Nine Inch Nails, Florence + The Machine, Paul McCartney …Weekend Reads


This week’s round-up of in depth music features from around the web features Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney, Florence Welch of Florence +...

Jack White, Gilberto Gil, Let’s Eat Grandma… This Week In Gigs


It’s a somewhat quieter week in London, as the capital’s venues seem to take some time out after a particularly heavy recent schedule. That’s not...