Join us in ringing in the new year by looking back at the best that 2018 had to offer! We’re counting down the Top 100 of the year — the albums that our hosts played the most on CKUA.

 

1.  Bahamas – Earthtones (Barchords)
2.  Mariel Buckley – Driving In The Dark (Independent)
3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing At The Seams (Bottleneck / Stax)
4. David Byrne – American Utopia (Todomundo / Nonesuch)
5. Neko Case – Hell-On (ANTI-)
6.  Major Love – Major Love (Latent))
7. Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us Together (ANTI-)
8.  Lindi Ortega – Liberty (Shadowbox)
9.  Michael Rault – It’s A New Day Tonight (Wick / Daptone)
10.  Dan Mangan – More or Less (Arts & Crafts) 

11.  Laila Biali – Laila Biali (Chronograph)
12.  Jill Barber – Metaphora (Outside)
13. Leon Bridges – Good Thing (Columbia)
14. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom & Pop)
15. Lake Street Dive – Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch)
16.  Sue Foley – The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
17. First Aid Kit – Ruins (Columbia)
18.  nêhiyawak – starlight (Arts & Crafts)
19. The James Hunter Six – Whatever It Takes (Daptone)
20.  Ndidi O – These Days (Independent) 

21. Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans)
22. Shannon & The Clams – Onion (Easy Eye Sound)
23.  The Lynnes – Heartbreak Song For The Radio (Independent)
24.  Amy van Keeken – In Dreams (Scorpio 76)
25. Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light (Kravenworks)
26. Nickodemus – A Long Engagement (Wonderwheel)
27.  Royal Wood – Ever After The Farewell (Outside)
28. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy in This Land  (ANTI-)
29. Anderson East – Encore (Elektra)
30. Amy Helm – This Too Shall Light (Yep Roc) 

31.  Sloan – 12 (Universal)
32.  Shaela Miller – Bad Ideas (Independent)
33.  John Wort Hannam – Acres of Elbow Room (Independent)
34.  Great Lake Swimmers  – The Waves, the Wake (Nettwerk)
35.  Joe Nolan – Cry Baby (Independent)
36. Nick Lowe – Tokyo Bay/ Crying Inside (EP) (Yep Roc)
37.  I’m With Her – See You Around (Rounder)
38.  Jesse and the Dandelions – Give Up the Gold (Independent)
39. Amos Lee – My New Moon (Dualtone)
40. Birds of Chicago – Love In Wartime (Signature Sounds)  

41. Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (Matador)
42.  Kat Danser – Goin’ Gone (Black Hen)
43.  The Good Lovelies – Shapeshifters  (Independent)
44. Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck (New West)
45. The California Honeydrops – Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2 (Independent)
46.  Ben Sures – Poema Poematis (Independent)
47.  Jim Cuddy – Constellation  (Warner) 
48.  Tami Neilson – SASSAFRASS! (Outside)
49.  Young Gun Silver Fox – AM Waves (Monty)
50.  Jennifer Castle – Angels of Death (Paradise Of Bachelors) 

51. Caroline Rose – LONER (New West)
52. Victory – The Broken Instrument (Roc Nation)
53. River Whyless – Kindness, A Rebel (Roll Call)
54.  Jenie Thai – Night On Fire (Independent)
55.  Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You (Elektra)
56. Lord Huron – Vide Noir (Universal)
57.  The 427’s – Stay Gold (Stingray)
58.  U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)
59. Bombino – Deran (Partisan)
60. Paul McCartney – Egypt Station (Capitol)

61.  Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Independent)
62.  T. Buckley – Miles We Put Behind (Independent)
63. Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up  (Dualtone)
64. Bettye Lavette – Things Have Changed (Verve)
65. Madeleine Peyroux – Anthem (Decca)
66. John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness (Sony)
67.  Pharis & Jason Romero – Sweet Old Religion (Lula)
68.  Elise LeGrow – Playing Chess (S-Curve)
69. Dr. Dog – Critical Equation (We Buy Gold)
70.  Rosie & The Riveters – Ms. Behave (Independent)

71.  Scenic Route To Alaska – Tough Luck (Pop Trip)
72. Gitkin – 5 Star Motel  (Wonderwheel)
73.  Reuben and the Dark – Arms of a Dream (Arts & Crafts)
74.  Colin James – Miles To Go  (True North / Stony Plain)
75.  Peter Elkas – Lion (846245 Records DK)
76. Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)
77. The Heavyweights Brass Band – This City (Lulaworld)
78. White Denim – Performance (City Slang)
79. Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son (Perro Verde)
80. Josh Rouse – Love In The Modern Age (Yep Roc)

81. Joon Moon – Moonshine Corner (Le Plan)
82. Elvis Costello – Look Now (Concord)
83. They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun (Idlewild)
84. Cat Power – Wanderer (Domino)
85. The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl (Capitol)
86.  Freak Motif – Hot Plate (Independent)
87.  Kaïa Kater – Grenades (Smithsonian Folkways)
88. Aki Kumar – Hindi Man Blues (Independent)
89. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia (RECORDS)
90. Glen Hansard – Between Two Shores (ANTI-) 

91.  Lindsay Beaver – Tough As Love (Alligator) )
92.  Suzie Vinnick – Shake the Love Around (Independent)
93. Lucy Dacus – Historian (Matador)
94.  Ellen Doty – Come Fall (Alma)
95. The Milk Carton Kids – All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn’t Do (ANTI-)
96. Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)
97.  Rae Spoon – Bodiesofwater (Coax)
98.  Molly Johnson – Meaning To Tell Ya (Universal)
99.  Holly Cole – Holly (Rumpus Room / Universal)
100. Molly Burch – First Flower (Captured Tracks)