Rough Trade released their top 100 Albums of 2018 today, with Shame’s ‘Songs of Praise’ being crowned Top of the Pops, pipping Everything is Recorded’s self-titled release and Idles’ ‘Joy As An Act of Resistance’ to the top spot.

The only Irish album to make the grade was Villagers’ ‘The Art of Pretending To Swim’ which ranked 95th on the list. This must surely install Conor O’Brien’s outfit as favourites to pick up the Choice Music Prize in March.

Read our interview with Rough Trade’s Album of the year 2018 winners Shame’s Charlie Steen here. And checkout the full list below.

1. Shame – Songs of Praise

2. Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded

3. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

4. Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

5. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hopes Downs

6. Daniel Blumberg – Minus

7. Goat Girl – Goat Girl

8. Mark Peters – Innerland

9. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

10. Oh Sees – Smote Reverser

11. Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears

12. Bodega – Endless Scroll

13. Nils Frahm -All Melody

14. Amyl and the Sniffers – Big Attraction and Giddy Up (UK Version)

15. Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still

16. The Orielles – Silver Dollar Moment

17. Mastersystem – Dance Music

18. Yves Tumor – Safe In The Hands of Love

19. LUMP – Lump

20. Superorganism – Superorganism

21. Interpol – Marauder

22. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

23. Mitski – Be The Cowboy

24. Fatoumata Diawara -Fenfo

25. Caroline Rose – Loner

26. John Grant -Love Is Magic

27. Young Fathers -Cocoa Sugar

28. Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha

29. Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

30. Josh T Pearson – The Straight Hits!

31. Pusha T – Daytona

32. The Internet – Hive Mind

33. Gabe Gurnsey – //Physical//

34. Gwenno – Le Kov

35. Adrianne Lenker – Abysskiss

36. Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People

37. Anna Calvi – Hunter

38. Dream Wife – Dream Wife

39. Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters

40. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

41. Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile

42. Soccer Mommy – Clean

43. Lily Allen – No Shame

44. Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie

45. Olafur Arnalds – re:member

46. Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt

47. Mattiel – Mattiel

48. Django Django – Marble Skies

49. Rex Orange County – Apricot Princes s

50. Low – Double Negative

51. The Joy Formidable – AAARTH

52. Boy Azooga – 1,2, Kung Fu!

53. Ady Suleiman – Memories

54. Tom Misch – Geography

55. Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus

56. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex and Food

57. Warmduscher – Whale City

58. Tracyanne and Danny – Tracyanne and Danny

59. Maribou State – Kingdoms In Colour

60. Beak> – >>>

61. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue

62. Protoje – A Matter Of Time

63. Christine and the Queens – Chris

64. John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness

65. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

66. Beach House – 7

67. Our Girl – Stranger Today

68. Slaves – Acts Of Fear And Love

69. The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

70. Jon Hopkins – Singularity

71. Kristin Hersh – Possible Dust Clouds

72. Hinds – I Don’t Run

73. Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume 1

74. Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile

75. White Denim – Performance

76. Johnny Marr – Call The Comet

77. Hollie Cook – Vessels of Love

78. Insecure Men – Insecure Men

79. Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing

80. Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits

81. Snail Mail – Lush

82. Echo Ladies – Pink Noise

83. Pete Astor – One for the Ghost

84. Tirzah – Devotion

85. Pearl Charles – Sleepless Dreamer

86. Field Music – Open Here

87. Kamaal Williams – The Return

88. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano III

89. Odetta Hartman – Old Rockhounds Never Die

90. Mien – Mien

91. Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain

92. Pinkshinyultrablast – Miserable Miracles

93. Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man

94. Gazelle Twin – Pastoral

95. Villagers – The Art of Pretending to Swim

96. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards

97. The Go! Team – Semicircle

98. Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg

99. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Distant Sky Live in Copenhagen

100. The Shacks – Haze

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