Pitchfork’s Winter Album Releases 2018

Written by | January 10, 2018 4:16 am | No Comments


It’s a tradition that goes back years and years but that we stopped for some reason. Pitchfork publish their seasonal guide to new albums, we insult Pitchfork and steal their story. A gay old time is had by all. Of this lot, there is only one surprise but it is a goodie: the complete Miles Davis and John Coltrane complete1960 tour. Otherwise, Pitchfork are hypocritical and pompous hipsters and bring back Blender.


  • Betty Davis: Nasty Gal [Light in the Attic] [reissue]
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures [Vagrant]
  • BØRNS: Blue Madonna [Interscope]
  • Camila Cabello: Camila [SYCO/Epic]
  • Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread OST [Nonesuch]
  • Lil Skies: Life of a Dark Rose [All We Got Ent./Atlantic]
  • Maxo Kream: Punken [TSO Music Group/Kream Clicc]
  • Panda Bear: A Day With the Homies EP [Domino]
  • Shame: Songs of Praise [Dead Oceans]
  • Umphrey’s McGree: it’s not us [Nothing Too Fancy]


  • Ariel Loh: The Eyes of My Mother OST [Waxwork]
  • Carlos Maria Trindade / Nuno Canavarro: Mr. Wollogallu [Urpa i musell] [reissue]
  • Dave East: Paranoia 2 [self-released]


  • Belle and Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 2 EP [Matador]
  • Cadence Weapon: Cadence Weapon [Entertainment One]
  • Charlie Puth: VoiceNotes [Atlantic]
  • The Go! Team: Semicircle [Memphis Industries]
  • Fall Out Boy: M A N I A [Island]
  • First Aid Kit: Ruins [Columbia]
  • Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac: Deluxe Edition [Warner Bros.] [reissue]
  • Glen Hansard: Between Two Shores [Anti-]
  • Hanz: Plasty I [Tri-Angle]
  • Half Japanese: Why Not [Fire]
  • Joe Perry: Sweetzerland Manifest [Roman]
  • Laraaji: Vision Songs, Vol.1 [Numero Group] [compilation]
  • Matthewdavid: Time Flying Beats [Leaving]
  • Mudhoney: LiE [Sub Pop]
  • Porches: The House [Domino]
  • The Shins: The Worm’s Heart [Columbia]
  • Shopping: The Official Body [FatCat]
  • SiR: Something Foreign [Top Dawg]
  • They Might Be Giants: I Like Fun [Idlewild]
  • Tune-Yards: I can feel you creep into my private life [4AD]


  • Aksak Maboul: Un peu de l’âme des bandits [Crammed Discs] [reissue]
  • Calexico: The Thread That Keeps Us [Anti-]
  • Chris Dave and the Drumhedz: Chris Dave and the Drumhedz[Blue Note]
  • Craig David: The Time Is Now [Insanity/Sony UK/RCA]
  • Django Django: Marble Skies [Ribbon]
  • Hollie Cook: Vessel of Love [Merge]
  • Jeff Mills: And Then There Was Light OST [Axis]
  • Jesse Marchant: Illusion of Love [No Other]
  • Khruangbin: Con Todo El Mundo [Dead Oceans]
  • Nick J.D. Hodgson: Tell Your Friends [Prediction]
  • Nightmares on Wax: Shape the Future [Warp]
  • Nils Frahm: All Melody [Erased Tapes]
  • No Age: Snares Like a Haircut [Drag City]
  • Payroll Giovanni / CardoGotWings: Big Bossin Vol. 2 [Def Jam]
  • Rick Springfield: The Snake King [Frontiers Music SRL]
  • Sonny Digital: Woke You Up EP [self-released]
  • Television Personalities: Beautiful Despair [Fire] [reissue]
  • Tribulation: Down Below [Century Media]
  • Ty Segall: Freedom’s Goblin [Drag City]



  • Bat Fangs: Bat Fangs [Don Giovanni]
  • Brian: Amen [88Rising]
  • El Perro Del Mar: We Are History EP [Control Group/Ging Ging]
  • EMA: Outtakes From Exile EP [City Slang]
  • Field Music: Open Here [Memphis Industries]
  • Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3 – Denver ’73 [Real Gone] [reissue]
  • Hookworms: Microshift [Domino]
  • Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods [RCA]
  • Kyle Craft: Full Circle Nightmare [Sub Pop]
  • Marcus Marr: Familiar Five EP [DFA]
  • Montero: Performer [Chapter Music]
  • Red River Dialect: Broken Stay Open Sky [Paradise of Bachelors]
  • Rhye: Blood [Loma Vista]
  • Steve Reich: Pulse/Quartet [Nonesuch]
  • Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman: The Last of the Mohicans OST [Real Gone] [reissue]
  • U-God: Bring Back God II [Babygrande]
  • WHY?: Moh Lhean – Expanded [Joyful Noise]


  • Alva Noto / Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass [Noton]
  • Brian Fallon: SLEEPWALKERS [Island]
  • Dashboard Confessional: Crooked Shadows [Fueled by Ramen]
  • David Duchovny: Every Third Thought [King Baby/GMG]
  • Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending [Domino]
  • Joan as Police Woman: Damned Devotion [Play It Again Sam]
  • Legend of the Seagullmen: Legend of the Seagullmen [Dine Alone]
  • Palm: Rock Island [Carpark]
  • SHIRT: Pure Beauty [Third Man]
  • Son Lux: Brighter Wounds [City Slang]
  • Susanna: Go Dig My Own Grave [SusannaSonata]
  • Twin Peaks: Sweet ’17 Singles [Grand Jury] [compilation]
  • Various Artists: Black Panther: The Album [Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope]
  • Various Artists: Fifty Shades Freed OST [Republic]
  • Various Artists: Silk to Dry the Tears [100% Silk]
  • The Wombats: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life [Kobalt]


  • American Nightmare: American Nightmare [Rise/Heartworm Press/Deathwish Inc./Smart Punk]
  • Belle and Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 3 EP [Matador]
  • Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago [Jagjaguwar] [reissue]
  • Born Ruffians: Uncle, Duke & the Chief [Yep Roc]
  • Brandi Carlile: By the Way, I Forgive You [Low Country Sound/Elektra]
  • Dabrye: Three/Three [Ghostly/Adult Swim]
  • Fischerspooner: SIR [Ultra]
  • Laurie Anderson / Kronos Quartet: Landfall [Nonesuch]
  • Loma: Loma [Sub Pop]
  • Marlon Williams: Make Way for Love: [Dead Oceans]
  • Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap [Atlantic/All Money In]
  • Onra: Nobody Has to Know [All City]
  • Ought: Room Inside the World [Merge]
  • Pianos Become the Teeth: Wait for Love [Epitaph]
  • POLIÇA / s t a r g a z e: Music for the Long Emergency [Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive]
  • Robert Earl Thomas: Another Age [Captured Tracks]
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: async remodels [Milan]
  • Shannon and the Clams: Onion [Easy Eye Sound]
  • Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive [Merge]
  • U.S. Girls: In a Poem Unlimited [4AD]
  • Wild Beasts: Last Night All My Dreams Came True [Domino]
  • Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs: Split [Relapse]


  • Caroline Rose: LONER [New West]
  • Dana Buoy: Ice Glitter Gold [Everloving]
  • Digable Planets: Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)[Light in the Attic] [reissue]
  • Femi Kuti: One People One World [Knitting Factory]
  • Joey Dosik: Game Winner EP – (Deluxe Edition) [Secretly Canadian]
  • Keiji Haino / Sumac: Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look at Face On [Thrill Jockey]
  • Lionlimb: Tape Recorder: [Bayonet]
  • Nightcrawlers: The Biophonic Boombox Recordings [Anthology Recordings] [reissue]
  • Olden Yolk: Olden Yolk [Trouble in Mind]
  • Porcupine Tree: Deadwing [Kscope] [reissue]
  • S. Carey: Hundred Acres [Jagjaguwar]
  • Screaming Females: All at Once [Don Giovanni]
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Hexadic III [Drag City]
  • The Skull Defekts: The Skull Defekts [Thrill Jockey]
  • The Velvet Underground: 50th Anniversary Stereo LPs Vinyl Box[Verve/Universal Music Enterprises]
  • YoshimiO / Susie Ibarra / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Flower of Sulphur [Thrill Jockey]



  • Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone [RED/Sony]
  • Buffalo Tom: Quiet and Peace [Scrawny/Schoolkids]
  • Camp Cope: How to Socialise & Make Friends [Run for Cover]
  • Cut Chemist: Die Cut [A Stable Sound]
  • DJ Taye: Still Trippin’ [Hyperdub]
  • Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind [Bobolink/Razor & Tie]
  • Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds [Bella Union]
  • Lucy Dacus: Historian [Matador]
  • Moby: Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt [Mute]
  • Seun Kuti / Egypt 80: Black Times [Strut]
  • Sonny Smith: Rod for Your Love [Easy Eye Sound]
  • Superorganism: Superorganism [Domino]
  • Titus Andronicus: A Productive Cough [Merge]


  • David Byrne: American Utopia [Todomundo/Nonesuch]
  • The Dean Ween Group: Rock2 [Schnitzel]
  • The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides of the Sky [Legacy]
  • Judas Priest: Firepower [Columbia]
  • Ministry: AmeriKKKant [Nuclear Blast]
  • Porcupine Tree: In Absentia [Kscope] [reissue]


  • Dungen / Woods: Myths 003 EP [Mexican Summer]
  • Essaie Pas: New Path [DFA]


  • Brother JT: Tornado Juice [Thrill Jockey]
  • Guided by Voices: Space Gun [GBV]
  • Miles Davis / John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 [Columbia/Legacy]
  • Sidi Touré: Toubalbero [Thrill Jockey]


  • Major Murphy: No.1 [Winspear]



  • Manic Street Preachers: Resistance Is Futile [Columbia/Sony]


  • Various Artists: I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats [Merge]


  • Kimbra: Primal Heart [Warner Bros.]


  • A Perfect Circle: TBA [BMG]
  • Arctic Monkeys: TBA [TBA]
  • Bishop Nehru: Elevators: Act I & II [TBA]
  • BROCKHAMPTON: TEAM EFFORT [Question Everything, Inc.]
  • Chris Reimer: TBA [TBA]
  • Chromatics: Dear Tommy [Italians Do It Better]
  • Chromeo: Head Over Heels [Big Beat/Atlantic]
  • Danny Brown: TBA [TBA]
  • Earl Sweatshirt: TBA [TBA]
  • Eartheater: Irisiri [Pan]
  • Ed O’Brien: TBA [TBA]
  • Hot Snakes: TBA [Sub Pop]
  • Jack White: TBA [Third Man/Columbia]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour [Mercury Nashville]
  • Kamaiyah: Don’t Ever Get It Twisted [Interscope]
  • Kamaiyah: Woke [self-released]
  • Melody’s Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage [Rayon Vert]
  • Migos: Culture 2 [Quality Control/300 Entertainment]
  • My Bloody Valentine: TBA [TBA]
  • Rae Sremmurd: SremmLife 3 [Interscope/Ear Drummer]
  • Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys [Republic]
  • Sky Ferreira: Masochism [TBA]
  • Tinashe: Joyride [RCA]
  • Vampire Weekend: TBA [TBA]
  • The Voidz: TBA [RCA/Cult]
  • Yo La Tengo: TBA [Matador]
  • The 1975: Music for Cars [Interscope/Dirty Hit]

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