Villagers - The Art of Pretending to Swim
Villagers fifth album, The Art of Pretending to Swim was a fantastic late release for 2018. I love the supporting musical arrangement to Conor O'Brien's fanstastic vocals. Trick of the Light is my favourite track on the album.
Muse - Simulation Theory
Muse are back with another great late 2018 release in Simulation Theory. The super-cheesy 80's synths are fantastic on their eighth studio album, coupled with the standard anti-establishment themes and lyrics. It's tough to pick a favourite track but Something Human is in the running.
Jenn Kirby - Quirks and Artifacts
I would be remiss not to include my wife's debut album Quirks and Artifacts on the list of best albums of 2018, but in truth, it is great. The album mixes contemporary classical tracks with upbeat almost mainstream songs, such as Sing In The Shower, Gluten Free and theres Something About It.