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Top 100 Albums of 2018

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Join us in ringing in the New Year by looking back at the best of 2018!
We’re counting down the Top 100 of the year: the albums 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. nhiyawak: 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 (Wanderer (Domino)
  85. The Decemberists: I’ll Be Your Girl (Capitol)
  86. Freak Motif: Hot Plate (Independent)
  87. Kaa 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)