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2018 Artists Picks – Marty Willson-Piper

Singer-songwriter Marty Willson-Piper renuites with producer Dare Mason for Noctorum. This is the duo’s first long-play in seven years. Slated for release on February 15, this album will be made available on heavy-weight gatefold vinyl, CD and digitally via Schoolkids Records. The former All About Eve and The Church guitarist took time out of his busy schedule to give us this extensive ‘best of’ which includes some tips for 2019.

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Enjoy the list:

Top Albums

Exit NorthBook Of Romance And Dust

Anna Calvi Hunter

Hjalte RossEmbody

Phoebe BridgersStranger In The Alps

Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach

Richard Thompson13 Rivers

S. CareyHundred Acres

MitskiBe The Cowboy

Thom YorkeSuspiria

Vanessa ParadisLes Sources



TC&IGreat Expectations

Notable Mentions:

Neil FinnOut Of Silence

Greta Van FleetAnthem Of The Peaceful Army

Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears

Alice In ChainsRainer Fog

Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour

Pale WavesMy Mind Makes Noises

GwennoLe Kov

Arctic MonkeysTranquillity Base Hotel And Casino

Father John MistyGod’s Favorite Customer

Kamsai WashingtonHeaven and Earth

Still In The “To Be Listened To” Pile With High Expectations:

The UnthanksLines (3 x 10inch set)

Julia HolterAviary

LowDouble Negative

The BethsFuture Me Hates Me

First Aid KitRuins

St. VincentMass Education

SuedeThe Blue Hour

Snail MailLush

Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel


Box Sets:

Holger CzukayCinema Box

Kate Bush4 Boxes (complete back catalogue and rarities)

Jimi HendrixElectric Ladyland Box

The BeatlesWhite Album/Esher Demos Box


David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake extra tracks

Sylvian CzukayPlight and Premonition/Flux and Mutability remix

And Then There’s The Great Ones I’ve Forgotten Because A Year Is A Long Time:

The UnheardDesk Drawer Music

The Like Its Missed Pleasures

The Forgotten UnknownsSongs That Can’t Escape The Studio

The NearleesBetter

The Obscurity LoversDark Windows

2019 High Expectations So Far

Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow

James BlakeAssume Form

Lou DoillonSoliloquy

DeerhunterWhy Has Everything Already Disappeared?

Mercury RevBobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweetie Revisited

The DelinesThe Imperial

Box Sets:

Steven Wilson Home Invasion

Guitars photo by Olivia Willson-Piper