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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2018

2018 was another fantastic year for guitar music, with hot new acts and returning veterans all bringing their A game. Here are our favourites of the last 12 months…

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jonathan Wilson RARE BIRDS

Since charming fans of dreamy guitar-heavy psychedelia with 2013’s Fanfare, Laurel Canyonite Jonathan Wilson has been a busy man making records for the likes of Father John Misty and Roy Harper, as well as touring the world as Roger Waters’ lead guitarist.

It’s the latter that shines through most on this, his much-anticipated third studio record. The spirit of Floyd is felt strongly here, from the Dark Side Of The Moon-aping opening chords of Trafalgar onwards.

The occasional interludes of 80s synths, drum machines and harpsichords are new, but one constant is Wilson’s superlative and varied guitar work, effortlessly straddling prog, glam, folk, rock and everything in between. An album that was more than worth the wait.

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