MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2018

1) The Bevis Frond We’re Your Friends, Man (Fire)
2) The Beths Future Me Hates Me (Carpark)
3) Idles Joy As An Act Of Resistance (Partisan)
4) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Hope Downs (Sub Pop)
5) Tracey Thorn Record (Merge)
6) Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog (Saddle Creek)
7) Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!/Marathon Artists/Mom + Pop)
8) Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth (Young Turks)
9) Amy Rigby The Old Guys (Southern Domestic)
10) Screaming Females All At Once (Don Giovanni)
11) Sarah Davachi Let Night Come On Bells End The Day (Recital Program)
12) Guided By Voices Space Gun (GBV Inc)
13) Blood Orange Negro Swan (Domino)
14) Robyn Honey (Konichiwa/Interscope)
15) Superchunk What A Time To Be Alive (Merge)
16) Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)
17) Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer (Atlantic)
18) Richard Swift The Hex (Secretly Canadian)
19) Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)
20) Kurt Vile Bottle It In (Matador)
21) Angélique Kidjo Remain In Light (Kravenworks)
22) Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino)
23) First Aid Kit Ruins (Columbia)
24) Loma Loma (Sub Pop)
25) Lucy Dacus Historian (Matador)

The Bevis Frond

Normal History Vol. 513: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Things went missing, things got replaced, and a few people struck down the law of the land with only a butter knife in hand in Canada.

“In Canada” from Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) (download):