Staff Best of 2018 Lists

As 2018 comes to a close, the staff would like to share the music and gift items that made an impression on them this year. See what made your own list, and maybe find something new to check out.

Tom
Minneapolis
1. Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
2. Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams - Vanished Gardens
3. Superior Siren - Superior Siren
4. Trampled By Turtles - Life Is Good On The Open Road
5. Imarhan - Temet
6. Nirmala Rajasekar & Maithree - Maithree The Music Of Friendship
7. Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light
8. Mike Munson - Rose Hill
9. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
10. Glenn Jones - The Giant Who Ate Himself And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar

Cris
Duluth
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures
Earthless – Black Heaven
Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest
Loma - Loma
Legend Of The Seagullmen – Legend Of The Seagullmen
Mitski – Be The Cowboy
The Joy Formidable – Aaarth
Interpol – Marauder
Shame – Songs of Praise
Colter Wall – Songs Of The Plains

David Z.
Minneapolis
1. Gaika - Basic Volume
2. Yves Tumor - Safe In the Hands of Love
3. Tierra Whack - Whack World
4. Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
5. Kali Uchis - Isolation
6. JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
7. Peggy Gou - Once
8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
9. Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
10. Pusha T - Daytona

Emily
Minneapolis
1. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
2. Beach House - 7
3. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
4. Against All Logic - 2012-2017
5. U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
6. Kali Uchis - Isolation
7. Dizzy Fae - Free Form Mixtape
8. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
9. Noname - Room 25
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food

Chelsea
Minneapolis
Top Ten Gift Items
1.Twin Bing candy bar
2. Larissa Loden jewelry
3. Brickmania Retro Turntable Lego Set
4. Morning Star Aqua incense
5. Table Top Skee Ball
6. She & Sky clothing
7. B.Witching Bath Co.
8. Aromatherapy Crystal Mist, Palo Santo scent
9. Electric Fetus Pop Socket phone grip & stand
10. Mini Desktop Terrarium

Top Ten Music
1. Kali Uchis - Isolation
2. Thee Oh Sees – Smote Reverser
3. Beach House – 7
4. Moaning – Moaning
5. Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin
6. Mitski – Be The Cowboy
7. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
8. MGMT – Little Dark Age
9. Soulwax – ESSENTIAL
10. La Luz – Floating Features

Jon Jon
Minneapolis
1. Astralblak - Seeds
2. Pusha -T - Daytona
3. Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
4. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
5. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
6. Georgia Anne Mudrow - Overload
7. Vicktor Taiwo - Joy Comes in Spirit
8. Noname - Room 25
9. Blood Orange - Negro Swan
10. Polica - Music For The Long Emergency

Val
Minneapolis
1. Lord Huron – “Wait By The River” Vide Noir
2. Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” Dirty Computer
3. Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U 7” Single
4. Chaka Khan at MN Zoo Amphitheater 6/29/18
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie” Disobey
6. Low Cut Connie In-Store at Electric Fetus 7/16/18
7. Weezer – “Can’t Knock The Hustle” Digital Download available NOW at electricfetus.com.
8. Leonard Bernstein – “The Masque” Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”) Chichester Psalms; Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2. 2018 marks Bernstein’s 100th birth year.

Natalie
Minneapolis
Top Ten Gift Items:
1. Salish Winds Incense - Altar scent
2. Ornamental Things jewelry
3. Ark Made Smudge Kit
4. Daim chocolate bar
5. Slingshot Personal Journal
6. Jellycat Silkie Chicken soft toy
7. Kangol Furgora Casual hat
8. FLO Water Pipes
9. JaxKelly Crystal Candles
10. The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider book

Top Ten Music:
1. Kali Uchis - Isolation
2. Freddie Gibbs - Freddie
3. Pusha T - Daytona
4. Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
5. Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E.
6. Vince Staples - FM!
7. Beach House - 7
8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
9. Mitski - Be the Cowboy
10.Sheck Wes - MUDBOY

Sarah
Minneapolis
1. Peggy Gou - Once
2. Viagra Boys - Street Worms
3. Job Sifre - Het Bestaan
4. Brian Eno - Music For Installations
5. Thom Yorke - Suspiria
6. Steve Hauschildt - Dissolvi
7. Schwefelgelb - Aus Den Falten
8. Against All Logic -
2012-2017
9. MGMT - Little Dark Age
10. John Maus - Addendum

Jane
Minneapolis
1. The Glorious Sons - Young Beauties and Fools
2. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun Deluxe (Reissue)
3. Last Import - Songs For Adam
4. Hollywood Undead - PSALMS
5. Avatar - Avatar Country
6. Jim Morrison - An American Prayer (Record Store Day 2018 Release)
7. Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin
8. Alt-J - Reduxer (Remix)
9. Thee Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
10. Grandson - A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1

Millie
Duluth
1. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
2. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
3. Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus
4. MGMT - Little Dark Age
5. Florence & The Machine - High As Hope
6. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
7. Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983
8. John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
9. Iceage - Beyondless
10. Frankie Cosmos - Vessel

Andrew
Minneapolis
Travis Scott - Astroworld
Mathew Lee Cothran - My First Love Mends My Final Days
Denzel Curry - “Taboo” TA1300
The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
Ice Nine Kills - The Silver Scream
Mac Miller - Swimming
Hail The Sun - Mental Knife
Vein - Errorzone
Whale Bones - Island Fire
Serpentwithfeet - Soil

Abbi
Duluth
1. Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983
2. Black Panther soundtrack
3. The Struts - Young & Dangerous
4. Ace Frehley - Spaceman
5. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
6. Slash - Living The Dream
7. Travis Scott - Astroworld
8. Alice Cooper - Paranormal
9. Dorothy - 28 Days In The Valley
10. Legend of The Seagullmen - Legend of The Seagullmen

Kendall
Minneapolis
1. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
2. Low - Double Negative
3. Grouper - Grid of Points
4. The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer
5. YOB - Our Raw Heart
6. Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
7. Peggy Gou - Once
8. Snail Mail - Lush
9. Forth Wanderers - Forth Wanderers
10. Omni Gardens - West Coast Escapism

Sara
Minneapolis
Top Ten Gift Items:
My Own Devices by Dessa book
First Avenue by Chris Riemenschneider book
Heyday by Dan Corrigan book
First Avenue beer can shaped drinking glass
Electric Fetus black pom-pom beanie
Ka-Fuh Incense Aqua scent
“You’re Perfect” boob mug
Blue Q “Mother Fucking Girl Power” socks
Lucky Feather zodiac necklaces
Smudge Kit

Top Ten Music:
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther: The Album
Noname - Room 25
The Internet - Hive Mind
Grandson - A Modern Tragedy Vol 1
Amine - ONEPOINTFIVE
Vince Staples - FM!
Twenty One Pilots - Trench
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
Brockhampton - Iridescence

Scotty
Minneapolis
Cut Worms - Hollow Ground
Trampled By Turtles - Life Is Good On The Open Road
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive & Well
Jaedyn James - Outright
The Bad Plus - Never Stop II
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
Thomas Nordlund - Miles Left Behind Nels Cline - Currents, Constellations
Atlantis Quartet - Hello Human
Dick Stusso - In Heaven

Jess
Minneapolis
Top Gift: Wildberry incense - Egyptian Cotton scent
Top Movie: Black Panther - Ryan Coogler (DVD & Blu-ray)
Top Music:
1. Childish Gambino - “This Is America” Digital Download available at electricfetus.com.
2. Noname - Room 25
3. Colyer - Beachwood Drive
4. H.E.R. - I Used To Know Her
5. Jamila Woods - Heavn
6. Blood Orange - Negro Swan
7. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
8. Black Panther soundtrack

Maria
Duluth
Top Music:
1. Loma – Loma
2. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage
3. Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple
4. U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited

Top Gifts:
1. “Happiness Comes in Waves” button
2. Oils From India - Sandalwood scent
3. Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil - Baihao Yinzhen Tea scent
4. Root candles - Tea Leaf & Honey scent & Tobacco Vanilla scent
5. Grey & Yellow Umbrella

Luke
Minneapolis
1. Against All Logic - 2012-2017
2. Bonny Doon - Longwave
3. Skee Mask - Compro
4. DVS1 - Fabric 96
5. Peggy Gou - Once
6. Lucy Dacus - Historian
7. Blawan - Wet Will Always Dry
8. Djrum - Portrait With Firewood
9. Bodega - Endless Scroll
10. Mitski - Be The Cowboy

Paul
Minneapolis
1. Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
2. Breeders - All Nerve
3. Bodega - Endless Scroll
4. Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade
5. Wimps - Garbage People
6. Flasher - Constant Image
7. Optiganally Yours - O.Y. In Hi-Fi
8. Bat Fangs - Bat Fangs
9. Lucy Dacus - Historian
10. Color TV - Color T.V.

Brant
Minneapolis
1. Ziggy Marley – Rebellion Rises
2. Françoise Hardy – Personne d’Autre
3. Nomothetic – Prospect Park
4. Lake Street Dive – Free Yourself Up
5. Belle & Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems
6. Various Artists – Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground
7. Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive & Well
8. Reina del Cid – Rerun City
9. John Prine – Tree of Forgiveness
10. Beatles – Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary reissue

Orion
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat- Riddles
Gwenno - Le Kov
Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
Exploded View - Obey
Moaning - Moaning
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Goat Girl - Goat Girl
Low - Double Negative
Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin
Bodega - Endless Scroll

Top Reissues:
Haruomi Hosono - Early solo albums
Siouxsie & The Banshees - All albums
Wire - Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, 154
Kate Bush - All albums
Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

Top Local Music:
Murf - Murf
Waveless - As One More Folded Paper Crane
Witch Watch - Underground/Overground
Phantom Tails - Compass EPs
Extraterrestrials - Try Again

Jacob
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
1. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms
2. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
3. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
4. Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
5. Ought - Room Inside the World
6. The Sea and Cake - Any Day
7. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
8. Khalab - Black Noise 2084
9. Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
10. Cavern of Anti-Matter - Hormone Lemonade

Top Ten Vinyl Reissues:
1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Stereolab - Switched On
3. Spectrum - Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows
4. Tommy Guerrero - Soul Food Tacqueria
5. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
6. Bark Psychosis - Codename: Dustsucker
7. Conjoint - Earprints
8. Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire
9. The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
10. Susumu Yokota - Acid Mt. Fuji

Chad
Minneapolis
1. Gwenifer Raymond - You Never Were Much of a Dancer
2. Dennis Coffey - One Night at Morey’s: 1968
3. John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once
4. Peter Holsapple - Game Day
5. Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now
6. Dave Evans - The Words In Between
7. Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds
8. Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast
9. Tom Petty - An American Treasure (4CD set)
10.Ryley Walker’s tweets

Patrick
Minneapolis
1. Melody’s Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
2. Khrungabin - Con Todo El Mundo
3. Astralblak - Seeds
4. Tanukichan - Sundays
5. Kali Uchis - Isolation
6. Yo La Tengo - There’s a Riot Going On
7. Beach House - 7
8. The Internet - Hive Mind
9. Beak> - >>>
10. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake

Corinne
Minneapolis
1. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
2. The Voidz - Virtue
3. Kali Uchis - Isolation
4. MGMT - Little Dark Age
5. Anna Burch - Quit The Curse
6. Moaning - Moaning
7. The Carters - Everything Is Love
8. Chromeo - Head Over Heals
9. Jay Rock - Redemption
10. Bonny Doon - Longwave

Phil
Minneapolis
Inara George - Dearest Everybody
La Luz - Floating Features
Richard Thompson - 13 Rivers
Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems (3 EPs)
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Steady Holiday - Nobody’s Watching
Doug Paisley - Starter Home
The Essex Green - Hardly Electronic
Peter Holsapple - Game Day
Amy Rigby - The Old Guys

Ed
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Christine & The Queens - Chris
Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
Cecile McLorin Salvant - The Window
Thee Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour
YOB - Our Raw Heart
Robyn - Honey
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of

Top Reissues:
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Arthur Lee & Love - Forever Changes
Ramones - Rocket To Russia
Liz Phair - Girly-Sound To Guyville
The Cars - Heartbeat City
The Kinks - The Village Green Perservation Society
Felt - The Strange Idols Pattern & Other Short Stories
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Wire - Pink Flag

Max
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
1. The Internet - Hive Mind
2. Ravyn Lenae - Crush EP
3. Playboi Carti - Die Lit
4. Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin
5. Kali Uchis - Isolation
6. Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
7. Dizzy Fae - Free Form Mixtape
8. Travis Scott - Astroworld
9. Tierra Whack - Whack World
10. Astralblak - Seeds

Top 10 Reissues
1. The Sylvers - II
2. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
3. Haruomi Hosono - Philharmony
4. ThouxanBanFauni - Heavy Weight Champ
5. Julee Cruise - The Voice of Love
6. VA - African Scream Contest Vol. 2- Benin 1963-1980
7. Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon
8. Gucci Mane - Trap House
9. Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour, Bootleg Series Vol. 6
10. The Germs - (GI)

Will
Minneapolis
1. Low - Double Negative
2. Drowse - Cold Air
3. Web Web - Dance Of The Demons
4. Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death In Meatspace
5. Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
6. Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
7. Ostraca - Enemy
8. Suuns - Felt
9. Fiddlehead - Springtime & Blind
10. Wild Pink - Yolk In The Fur

Brett
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
1. Limiñanas - Shadow People
2. Amen Dunes - Freedom
3. MIEN - MIEN
4. Melody’s Echo Chamber - Desert Horse
5. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
6. Beach House - 7
7. King Buffalo - Longing To The Mountain
8. Luluc - Sculptor
9. Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe - Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
10. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms

Reissues:
Beatles - Beatles (White Album)
David Axelrod - The Capitol Trilogy: Song of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Earth Rot
Wire - first 3 albums: Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, 154
Beta Band - The 3 EPs, The Best of the Beta Band
Stereolab - Switched On, Refried Ectoplasm, Aluminum Tunes

Brad
Minneapolis
Top Ten Music:
Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo
The Midnight Hour - The Midnight Hour
Dead Can Dance - Dionysus
David Crosby - Here If You Listen
The Internet - Hive Mind
Jlin - Autobiography
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwel
Ed Motta - Criterion Of The Senses
Aline Frazão - Dentro Da Chuva
Astralblak - Seeds

Reissues:
Woody Shaw Quartet - Live in Bremen 1983
John Coltrane Both Directions At Once
Various Artists - Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground
The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon
Dave Davies - Decade
Gene Clark - Gene Clark Sings For You
The Beatles - The Beatles
Kate Bush – Never For Ever
Happy Rhodes - Ectotrophia

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