My Favorite Albums of 2018

Music did so much to get me through 2018… here are my favorite new albums and my favorite vinyl re-issues of the year.

NEW:


RE-ISSUES:





NEW ALBUMS:

THE FUTURE AND THE PAST by By Natalie Prass

AURORA by Slow Crush

TWIN FANTASY (MIRROR TO MIRROR) by Car Seat Headrest (a re-issue of sorts, a re-imagining of sorts)

LUSH by Snail Mail

FUTURE ME HATES ME by The Beths

MAKE MY BED by King Princess

INDIGO by Wild Nothing

AMERICAN UTOPIA by David Byrne

A POEM UNLIMITED by U.S. Girls

BAD WITCH by Nine Inch Nails (also, best concert of the year, hands down)

DANCE ON THE BLACKTOP by Nothing


RE-ISSUES:

AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS by Brian Eno (Half-speed mastering- incredible)

154 by Wire

ISN’T ANYTHING by My Bloody Valentine (analogue)

LOVELESS by My Bloody Valentine (analogue)

MANOS by The Spinanes


My MVP of 2018, the album I listened to more than any other (and it wasn’t even close)…

THE DEMONSTRATION by Drab Majesty (2017)



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Nico’s MIRROR

These pictures of Nico wandering alone on the farm reminded me of a Tarkovsky film…While I could never recreate those incredible images, I was happy to find my son in such beautiful surroundings, completely without any self-consciousness about the camera…

The 2013 New York Film Festival | NEBRASKA Photographs

Photos from the Nebraska Press Conference
Tuesday October 8, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Alexander Payne (super proud of this shot… love this one!)


Bruce Dern


Will Forte


June Squibb


Kent Jones


Bruce Dern


Will Forte


Alexander Payne


Bruce Dern

The 2013 New York Film Festival | ALL IS LOST Photographs

Photos from the All Is Lost Press Conference
Tuesday October 8, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Robert Redford


JC Chandor


Robert Redford


JC Chandor


Robert Redford


JC Chandor


Amy Taubin


Robert Redford


Photo Call

The 2013 New York Film Festival | 12 YEARS A SLAVE Photographs

Photos from the 12 Years A Slave Press Conference
Monday October 7, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Steve McQueen


Steve McQueen


Steve McQueen

The 2013 New York Film Festival | JIMMY P. Photographs

Photos from Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian Interviews
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Film Society Of Lincoln Center
New York, NY


Mathieu Amalric


Arnaud Desplchin


Mathieu Amalric


Arnaud Desplchin


Mathieu Amalric


Arnaud Desplchin

The 2013 New York Film Festival | ALAN PARTRIDGE Photographs

Photos from the Alan Partridge Press Conference
Friday, September 27, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Steve Coogan


Film Comment Editor Gavin Smith


Steve Coogan

The 2013 New York Film Festival | CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Photographs

Photos from the Captain Phillips Press Conference
Friday, September 27, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Tom Hanks


Paul Greengrass


Barkhad Abdi


Tom Hanks


Paul Greengrass


Tom Hanks


Paul Greengrass

The 2013 New York Film Festival | INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Photographs

Photos from the Inside Llewyn Davis Press Conference
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The New York Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater
New York, NY


Ethan Coen


Joel Coen


Oscar Isaac


NYFF Director of Programming Kent Jones


John Goodman


How I Often Feel at NYFF Press Conferences, Manifested by John Goodman’s Face


Ethan Coen and Oscar Isaac


Joel and Ethan Cohen


Oscar Isaac

Anne Wiazemsky

Au hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson