A true top 5 waits until the year is over / when the author can finally get around to it.

In no particular order:

SUNSHINE FRISBEE LASERBEAM // Blackout Cowboy

-Loud indie rock made for no one in particular.

IDLES // Joy As An Act Of Resistance

-Snarls & bright punk makes for jams while moshing.

GEORGE FITZGERALD // All That Must Be

-Moody electro with a soul for 2018.

MASTERSYSTEM // Dance Music

-Now viewed through the lens of tragedy & personal suffering, this collab between members of Frightened Rabbit, Editors, and Minor Victories still shines as indie rock at its peak.

JON HOPKINS // Singularity

-Immunity 2.0

Rather Honorable Mentions

TELEMAN // Family Of Aliens, HAIKU SALUT // There Is No ElsewhereWE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS // The More I Sleep The Less I Dream