welsh albums

Welsh Albums | Best of 2018

The team at Wales Arts Review pick our top Welsh albums of 2018, complete with sample tracks on our exclusive playlist.

Georgia Fearn – Perfect on Paper (Grapefruit Records)

Adwaith – Melyn (Libertino Records)

Boy Azooga – 1,2, Kung Fu! (Heavenly Recordings)

Toby Hay – The Longest Day (The state51 Conspiracy Ltd)

Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg (Rough Trade)

Accü – Echo the Red (Libertino Records)

Joy Formidable – Aaarth (Seradom Records)

Gwenno – Le Kov (Heavenly Recordings)

R.Seiliog – Megadoze (Turnstile Music)

Mr – Oeseodd (Strangetown Records)

Catrin Finch / Seckou Keita – Soar (Bendigedig, Theatr Mwldan, ARC)

Lleuwen – Gwn Glan Beibl Budr (Sain Recordiau)


Join us on December 21st for the announcement of our No.1 Welsh album of 2018 from this list of 12.


Thanks to Craig Austin, Gareth Davies, Kevin McGrath, Caragh Medlicott, Gary Raymond, Gray Taylor, and Tomos Williams for contributing to this list.


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