Every year I decide not to do a ‘best of’/ ‘essential’ list… whatever you like to call it. Sigh… and the every year I get sucked into looking at other people’s lists and start finding nuggets that I’d missed over the course of the last 12 months. So here is my contribution to the end of 2018 celebration of another great year for music.

This is not a ‘best of’ list as such but a reflection on the year gone by from some releases that I thought that you would enjoy, and may have missed. I’ve already featured the Psych Lovers Top 20 for this year, so to avoid duplication (and increase the number of recommended albums) here’s another 30 releases which didn’t feature. These are by no means 25-50 of the other list (and actually my album of the year is in this list below), rather a selection of 2018 LPs which I thought were extremely worthy of your attention, and which are in no particular order.

Dig in and enjoy!

 

Familia Des Lobos by Familia Des Lobos (Riot Season)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

The Final Age by The Final Age (Cardinal Fuzz/ Sunrise Ocean Bender)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Melody Fields by Melody Fields (Kommun2)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Origins by Our Solar System (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Another Shape of Psychedelic Music by Mythic Sunship (El Paraiso)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

From The Lake by Automatism (Tonzonen)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Death Pedals by Death Pedals (Hominid Sounds)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Thuban by Lay Llamas (Rocket Recordings)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Actualisation by The Lucid Dream (Holy Are You)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Futuropaco by Futuropaco (El Paraiso)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre by Alison Cotton (Cardinal Fuzz)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

On The Grass by Sundays and Cybele (Guruguru Brain)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

II by Sunwatchers (Trouble in Mind)

 

Allways by Cave (Drag City)

 

Sentience and Sapience by Ai Messiah (Touch Sensitive)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Innerland by Mark Peters (Sonic Cathedral)

 

Silo by Stephen Bailey (Cardinal Fuzz)

 

<<< by Beak> (Invada)

 

A Great Big Smile From Venus by Slows (Deep Distance)

 

Dag o Natt by My and My Kites (Sound Effect)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Enter The Stream by Prana Crafter (Cardinal Fuzz/ Sunrise Ocean Bender)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

The Future Past by Fanatism (Drone Rock Records)

Original Psych Insight review here.

 

Circle by Phil France (Gondwana)

 

Qujaku by Qujaku (So I Buried)

 

The Future Tense by Tomorrow Syndicate (Polytechnic Youth)

 

Revolution of the Mind by She Drew The Gun (Skeleton Key)

 

Plays Orchestral Favourites by Hypnodrone Ensemble (Wolves and Vibrancy)

 

Emotional Detox by Camera (Bureau B)

 

Paradsiacal Mind by Dire Wolves (Cardinal Fuzz)

 

Diminution by Leila Abdul-Rauf (Cloister Recordings/ Black Horizons)

 

Bajas Fresh by Bitchin Bajas (Drag City)

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