DJ Cody Lee's Best of 2018

Jan 14, 2019

 

As the 2019 music starts flowing back into KDNK, DJ Cody Lee lists his favorite albums of 2018 not to be missed.

Electronica
1) Nightmares on Wax/Shape the Future/Warp
2) Chancha via Circuito/Bienaventuranza/Wonderwheel
3) Nickodemus/A Long Engagement/Wonderwheel
4) Marley Carroll/Flight Patterns/Loci
5) Dirtwire/Blaze/Dirtwire
6) Thievery Corporation//Treasures from the Temple/ESL
7) CloZee/Evasion/Bruit Rose
8) Uji/Alborada/ZZK
9) FKG/French Kiwi Juice/Roche Musique
10) DJ Spooky/Phantom Dancehall/VP

Funk-Soul-R&B
1) Khruangbin/Con Todo El Mundo/Dead Oceans
2) Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio/Close But No Cigar/Colemine
3) Brownout/Fear of a Brown Planet/Fat Beats
4) Leon Bridges/Good Thing/Columbia
5) Jr. Thomas & The Volcanoes/Rockstone/Colemine
6) Charles Bradley/Black Velvet/Dunham
7) The James Hunter Six/Whatever it Takes/Daptone
8) Adrian Quesada/Look at My Soul:The Latin Shade of Texas Soul
9) The Teskey Brothers/Half Mile Harvest/Glassnote
10) Elise Legrow/Playing Chess/Awesome

Hip-Hop
1) Grand Analog/Survival EP/Grand Analog
2) Gabriel Teodros/A Southend Healing Ritual/Gabriel Teodros
3) Sly5thAve/The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr.Dre/Tru Thoughts
4) Council of Word/CO2 A Heavy Gas/Roundtable
5) Evidence/Weather or Not/Rhymesayers
6) Abhi the Nomad/Marbled/Tommy Boy
7) Saukrates/Season 2/Culvert
8) Masta Ace & Marco Polo/A Breuklen Story/Fat Beats
9) Del & Amp Live/Gate 13/Plug Research
10) Atmosphere/Mi Vida Local/Rhymesayers

Rock/Pop
1) Glorietta/Glorietta/Nine Mile
2) Elisapie/The Ballad of the Runaway/Bonsound
3) Buck Meek/Buck Meek/Keeled Scales
4) Caroline Rose/Loner/New West
5) Ty Segall/Freedom’s Goblin/Drag City
6) King Tuff/The Other/Sub Pop
7) Calexico/The Thread That Keeps Us/Calexico
8) The Babe Rainbow/Double Rainbow/30th Century
9) Goat Girl/Goat Girl/Rough Trade
10) Eels/The Deconstruction/E-Works
11) Mikaela Davis/Delivery/Rounder
12) Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians/Rocket/Verve
13) Bodega/Endless Scroll/Bodega
14) Chamanas/NEA II/Chamanas
15) Ron Gallo/Stardust Birthday Party/New West
16) La Luz/Floating Features/Hardly Art
17) Guantanamo Bay Surf Club/ Guantanamo Bay Surf Club/ Guantanamo Bay Surf Club
18) Ingeborg Von Agassiz/O Giver of Dreams/Ingeborg Von Agassiz
19) Richard Thompson/13 Rivers/New West
20) Neko Case/Hell-On/Neko Case

World
1) Free Radicals/No State Solution/Free Radicals
2) Animanz & Juanita Euka/Exotic Other/Tru Thoughts
3) Chancha via Circuito/Bienaventuranza/Wonderwheel
4) Angelique Kidjo/Remain in Light/Kravenworks
5) Nickodemus/A Long Engagement/Wonderwheel
6) Atomga/Aga/Atomga
7) Fatoumata Diawara/Fenfo “Something to Say”/Montuno
8) Eric Bibb/Global Griot/Dixiefrog
9) Public Opinion Afro Orchestra/Naming & Blaming/Hopestreet
10) Te’Amir/Abyssinia EP/Tru Thoughts

(Sp*tify was never used in the discovery of any of this music!)