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Options December 23, 2018: 2018... The best of??



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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
 
Best singles/EPs/short form releases of 2018
Stroppies  Architectural Charades   Options Maddest Moments 7"  Tough Love  7"    0:00:30 (MP3 | )
Famous Logs In History  This Is Not Normal   Options Famous Logs In History  Fuzzy Warbles  Cassette    0:02:43 (MP3 | )
Nameless Frames  Stare at the Sky   Options Already Inside EP  Super Secret  10"    0:03:33 (MP3 | )
ISS  My Miata   Options s/t EP  Solid State  7"    0:05:50 (MP3 | )
IV  The Right Man   Options Magnesium 7"  Total Punk  7"    0:07:47 (MP3 | )
 
Shogun and the Sheets  Hold on Kid   Options   What's Your Rupture?  7"    0:14:47 (MP3 | )
Missing Pages  Highlighter Piss   Options Long Way Down 7"  12XU  7"    0:18:09 (MP3 | )
Protomartyr & Spray Paint  Bags and Cans   Options Irony Prompts a Party Rat 7"  Monofonus Press  7"    0:20:55 (MP3 | )
Richard Papiercuts  A Place to Stay   Options Twisting the Night EP  Ever/Never  12"    0:25:25 (MP3 | )
 
Civic  Flick the Station   Options Those Who No EP  Anti Fade  7"  #1 single of the year!

See also: New Vietman EP (Anti Fade)
 
0:33:34 (MP3 | )
  Honorable Mentions:
Alien Nosejob Death of the Vinyl Boom EP (self released)
Collate Liminal Concerns EP (self released)
Counter Intuits "Vietnamese Lighter" 7" (Total Punk)
Predator "No Face" 7" (Total Punk)
Omni "Sunset Preacher" (Chunklet)
 
Best Reissue/Archival releases of the year
The Marked Men  Nothing's Changed   Options On The Other Side  Dirtnap  LP    0:38:27 (MP3 | )
F.U.K. (Fucked Up Kids)  I Got A Head   Options Detroit 1977  Hozac Archival  7"    0:41:07 (MP3 | )
Hand Grenades  Coma Dos   Options Demos to London EP  Last Laugh  12"    0:44:45 (MP3 | )
Saucers  Quiet Boy   Options Third Saucer From the Sun  Rerun  LP    0:46:54 (MP3 | )
 
Nocturnal Projections  Out of my Hands   Options Complete Studio Recordings  Dias  LP  #1 Reissue/Archival release of 2018  0:53:06 (MP3 | )
  Honorable Mentions:
Gene Clark Sings For You (Omnivore)
Your Food Poke it With a Stick (Drag City)
Wire Nine Sevens (Pink Flag)
This Sporting Life/Alms for Children s/t (Failsafe)
 
 
Best LPs of 2018
Sunshine and the Rain  It's All in Your Mind   Options Beneath the Stars  Ernest Jenning Record Co.  LP    1:01:02 (MP3 | )
Terry  The Whip   Options I'm Terry  Upset The Rhythm  LP    1:03:48 (MP3 | )
Rays  Earthquake   Options You Can Get There From Here  Trouble in Mind  LP    1:06:55 (MP3 | )
SAVAK  Bad Eyes   Options Beg Your Pardon  Ernest Jenning Record Co.  LP    1:08:28 (MP3 | )
Borzoi  Schlock   Options A Prayer For War  12XU  LP    1:10:55 (MP3 | )
Shark Toys  Far Away From You   Options Labryinths  In The Red  LP    1:14:02 (MP3 | )
 
Vacation  Deflector Head   Options Mouth Sounds #2699  Let's Pretend  LP    1:20:34 (MP3 | )
Jarebear  Gather a Team   Options The Journey for the Giant Jelly Bean  First Humans Records  CD    1:22:42 (MP3 | )
Smokescreens  Used To Yesterday   Options Used to Yesterday  Slumberland  CD    1:24:57 (MP3 | )
Negative Scanner  10 Million Kids   Options Nose Picker  Trouble in Mind  LP    1:27:15 (MP3 | )
Big Bliss  Fortune   Options At Middle Distance  Exit Stencil  LP    1:28:45 (MP3 | )
Constant Mongrel  Lifeless Crisis   Options Living in Excellece  Anti Fade  LP    1:31:30 (MP3 | )
Marbled Eye  Vanity   Options Leisure  Erste Theke Tontraeger  LP    1:34:32 (MP3 | )
Honey Bucket  Don't Pass Me By   Options Furniture Days  See My Friends  LP    1:37:17 (MP3 | )
David Nance  Poison   Options Peace and Slightly Pulverized  Trouble in Mind  LP    1:40:49 (MP3 | )
 
Patois Counselors  The Modern Station   Options Proper Release  Ever/Never  LP  #3 LP of 2018  1:49:06 (MP3 | )
The Goon Sax  Love Lost   Options We're Not Talking  Witchita  LP  #2 LP of 2018  1:51:49 (MP3 | )
Ethers  Empty Hours   Options Ethers  Trouble in Mind  LP  #1 LP of 2018  1:55:03 (MP3 | )
  Honorable Mentions:
Deaf Wish Lithium Zion (Sub Pop)
Germ House/Far Corners split cassette (Fuzzy Warbles)
Lewsberg s/t (self released)
Mike Pace and the Child Actors Smooth Sailing (Self Starter Foundation)
Tropical Fuck Storm A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Woolen Men Post (Dogs Table)
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 10:00pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Howdy!
  Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 10:11pm Doug in JC:

Welcome back!
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:14pm Nate K:

Love that ISS record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 10:17pm DJ PB:

Thanks for checking in, folks. Nate, I'm stealing your non-sequential format.
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:20pm Mike Sin:

The return of Bruno! Drinking organic chocolate stout and listening to you play the cream of the crop! Merry Xmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 10:27pm DJ PB:

@Mike Sin - Merry Xmas to you, my piasan!
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:27pm Nate K:

Papiercuts record is so fantastic.
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:46pm bill:

xms sx thizz exclnt PPPPPPUNNKKK
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:46pm phat:

the delay between the playlist and the stream is huge tonight.

also that Marked Men was kick ass.

also, nice set so far!
  Sun. 12/23/18 10:53pm NATE K:

Just realized that I totally forgot to play Cyborg’s Revisited in my archival set. Doh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 11:02pm Hoboken Jack:

It's All in Your Mind is my pick for single of the year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 11:04pm Hoboken Jack:

See, Paul? Mention of the A train? The very best songs are NYC-themed and I wish this station would finally get hip to the idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 11:22pm osvi:

Great to hear ya, Paul. Taking notes on your best of list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 11:27pm DJ PB:

Thank you, osvi!

Hoboken Jack, you know... you've given me an idea for a theme set.
  Sun. 12/23/18 11:41pm Carmichael:

Heya Paul and Solsticers.
  Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/23/18 11:43pm Jinx:

enjoyed your retrospective/best of. heard some stuff i hadn't heard before.
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