Ford’s Faves: Best of 2018, Part 3

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Ford’s Faves: Best of 2018, Part 3

Ford's Faves

In no particular order, in-house music aficionado and buyer Tim Ford graces us with his musings on the best releases of the year. Can’t get enough? He’s also somehow still allowed to run our Instagram — check it.

Faves for 2018, Part 2

Ought

Room Inside the World

Angular as well as hooky as hell, Montreal’s OUGHT have turned down the post-punk of their early records and fall head first in early 80’s Talking Heads.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Love Junk (30th Anniversary)

Mo Berg will forever be one of the most underrated Canadian songwriters in history.

Not just your typical 80’s college rock, this somehow makes you laugh at sorrow and cry at how funny life can be.

Sloan

12

The most dependable band in Canadian history, Sloan has been putting out albums (12 to be exact) for the past 25 years and have yet to deliver a bad song.

Parquet Courts

Wide Awake!!!

For some reason Parquet Courts thought it would be a good idea to hook up with Danger Mouse for their new album.

For some reason I thought it would be a bad idea.

Boy was I a total idiot.

It’s a match made in heaven.

Danger Mouse makes PC sound like they are having fun singing about their mellow drama.

Courtney Barnett

Tell Me How You Really Feel

The crowned princess of slacker rock, Barnett has put out another album that is a beautiful mess.

Mellowing out a little, but still able to stir up emotions. This is an album full of hooks, intellect and chaotic charm.

Yo La Tengo

There’s a Riot Going On

These jersey indie lifers have made an album that is so subtle sometimes you’re not sure theyre even playing their instruments.

But naming their album after one of the greatest soul albums of all time isn’t as far off as you would think. Musically, nothing could be further away… but there IS soul.  So much soul.

Big Red Machine

Big Red Machine

A band with members of Bon Iver and The National sounds like a real bummer sandwich, but they pull off a distinct sadness that somehow always makes it feel like everything is going to be ok.

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