Best of 2018 – All 65 Cited Albums

2019-01-21T18:05:47+00:00

Our fantastic panel of critics just helped us release the 10th annual Top 11 Albums of the Year.  Yet we know there were a LOT more than just 11 albums that caught our attention and deserve some recognition.  The following is our BIG list of all 65 albums that were cited by one or more of our critics as one of their personal “top 11” choices of the year. This will hopefully give you a ton of amazing music to explore.  [Speaking of, our UTR Special Menu Playlist on Spotify will have a song from all of these critics picks!]

Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2018

  • The Painted Desert – Andrew Osenga
  • Resurrection Letters, Vol. 1 – Andrew Peterson
  • She Waits – The Gray Havens
  • Velveteen – Christa Wells
  • Everything As It Should Be – Andy Gullahorn
  • The North Star – Remedy Drive
  • Evergreen – Audrey Assad
  • Bigger Than Your Box – Joy Ike
  • The Venture – Drakeford
  • Songs From The Valley – Sandra McCracken
  • Save Me – Liz Vice

2018’s Honorable Mentions

  • (I Am) Origami, Pt.2: Every Power Wide Awake – John Van Deusen
  • Before The Sun Goes Down – The New Respects
  • Moment of Bliss – Katie Herzig
  • Discovery – Rivers & Robots
  • The Spirit & The Bride – Jonathan Gabriel Masters

All Other Cited Albums  (in no particular order)

  • Conversation Hearts – Nick Flora
  • Providence – Phil Madeira
  • Kingdom Land – Alex Mejias
  • I’ll Be The Branches – Chris Renzema
  • Bloodshot – The Choir
  • Crazy Love – Mat Kearney
  • Between the Hills – Eufaula
  • The Broken Seasons – Adam Whipple
  • The Acceptance of And – Mitchell McVicker
  • The Waking Hours – Matthew Perryman Jones
  • The Long Way Home – We Are the Monks
  • Romeo Drive – Kevin Max
  • A Table Full of Strangers Vol 2 – Jason Upton
  • Grand Pre – Vocal Few
  • Divorce – Moda Spira
  • There Will Be A Song – Jenny & Tyler
  • Turn The Page – Mr. & Mrs. Something
  • Through the Looking Glass – Von Strantz
  • Sun on the Square – Innocence Mission
  • Hold To The Light – Brooke Annibale
  • The Table – Ian Zumback
  • The Kipper Gray Sessions EP – Jason Gray
  • Look Up Child – Lauren Daigle
  • Midnight Morning – Hannah Miller
  • Blackout – Steffany Gretzinger
  • When the Light Flashes Help is on the Way – Charlie Peacock
  • Songs Of Common Prayer – Greg LaFollette
  • Every Seed Must Die  – The Promise Is Hope
  • The Color of Dreams – Derri Daugherty
  • Magic – Ben Rector
  • One More Song – Ashley Cleveland
  • Palms – Thrice
  • Hiding Place – Tori Kelly
  • Who Knew It Would Be So Hard to Be Myself – Dave Barnes
  • Daughter of Jerusalem – Sister Sinjin
  • No Substitute – The Altar Boys
  • Self Titled – Josh White & Josh Garrels
  • Art Of Love – Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
  • Slugs and Bugs Sing the Bible Vol 3 – Randall Goodgame
  • Come to Me – Wendell Kimbrough
  • AWOL – Kevin Max
  • Beautifully Broken – Plumb
  • Forest Full of Wolves  Bill Mallonee
  • Living Hope – Phil Wickham
  • Pat Barrett – Pat Barrett
  • Miracle or Not – Alisa Turner
  • Seasons – Chris August
  • The Search – Shawn McDonald
  • Clarity – For All Seasons

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