Best Sask Albums 2018

Best Saskatchewan Albums

The Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018

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Posted November 26, 2018

Voting Open: Long List Announced!

It’s been another great year for Saskatchewan music. Our artists are creating amazing recordings, pursuing international markets, creating innovative new sounds, and winning over fans around the globe. Now we want to know YOUR thoughts on the standout recordings of 2018! Which Saskatchewan albums resonated with you?

We present the 2018 Long List for your consideration. Curated by an industry and peer jury from a list of over 150 qualifying albums* released this year, it’s now up to the public to select the 'best of the best.'

Only one vote per IP will be accepted for the duration of the polling period. Voting is open now and closes at midnight, Thursday, December 13, 2018 (extended). The Top 10 Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 will be rolled out the following week.

This project is to promote and celebrate Saskatchewan music. We seek to raise more awareness of our local homegrown music and celebrate our artists’ many successes over the past year.

(Voting now closed.)

Note: You can try voting more than once per IP.  And it may look like it's working. But only your first vote from your IP will actually be recorded on our end. :)

THE LONG LIST 

Abscission - Palimpsest Alex Bent and the Emptiness - Vanilla Blue
Abscission - Palimpsest (Metal)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Alex Bent + the Emptiness - Vanilla Blue
(Hip-Hop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Altars of Grief - Iris
Anna Haverstock - Coasting in Dreams
Altars of Grief - Iris (Metal)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Anna Haverstock - Coasting In Dreams (Indie Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Autopilot - Afterglow
Bears in Hazenmore - Atlas
Autopilot - Afterglow (Indie Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Bears In Hazenmore - Atlas (Rock/Pop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Belle Plaine - Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath
Black Hell Oil - Choke on This
Belle Plaine - Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath (Roots/Country)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Black Hell Oil - Choke on This (Sludge Rock)
Blue Youth - Dead Forever
Brian Baggett - Bookmarks
Blue Youth - Dead Forever (Noise Rock/Punk)
Brian Baggett - Bookmarks (Instrumental/Jazz)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Colter Wall - Songs of the Plains
Conrad Bigknife - A Tribute to Country Legends
Colter Wall - Songs of The Plains (Roots)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Conrad Bigknife - A Tribute to Country Legends (Country)
Dagan Harding Band - I Learned How
Dayda Banks - Vagabonds
Dagan Harding Band - I Learned How (Indie Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Dayda Banks - Vagabonds (Hip Hop)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Dayda Banks and Filth the Enabler - Emulator
Del Suelo - The Musician's Compass: A 12 Step Programme
Dayda Banks & Filth the Enabler - Emulator (Hip Hop)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Del Suelo - The Musician's Compass: A 12 Step Programme (Folk/Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Doris Daley and Eli Barsi - Once Upon the West
Etienne Fletcher - Side A/Face A
Eli Barsi & Doris Daley - Once Upon the West (Country)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Ètienne Fletcher: Side A / Face A (Indie Rock/Pop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Factor Chandelier - Wisdom Teeth
Hell Hounds -  Paint the World
Factor Chandelier - Wisdom Teeth (Hip Hop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Hell Hounds - Paint the World (Metal)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Hook and Nail - Ghosts of Taylorton
HYV - Times are Tough
Hook & Nail - Ghosts of Taylorton (Folk)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
HYV - Times Are Tough (Pop)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Into Eternity - The Sirens
Jack Semple - Can't Stop This Love`
Into Eternity - The Sirens (Metal)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Jack Semple - Can't Stop This Love (Blues)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Jay Semko - Never Sent
Jesse Brown - Sadness
Jay Semko - Never Sent (Indie Rock/Folk)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Jesse Brown - Sadness (Instrumental/Jazz)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Joey Stylez - The Star Chief
LOA - Tide
Joey Stylez - The Star Chief (Hip Hop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
LOA - Tide EP (Electronic Pop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
LTP - Zenith
Marie-VĂ©ronique Bourque - une porte s'ouvre
LTP - Zenith (Electronic Dance)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Marie-Véronique Bourque - une porte s'ouvre (Instrumental/Jazz/Francophone)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Nick Faye and the Deputies - Stumbling Distance
Pimpton - The Pimpton LP
Nick Faye & The Deputies - Stumbling Distance (Indie Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Pimpton - The Pimpton LP (Hip Hop)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Rosie & The Riveters - Ms. Behave
The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
Rosie & The Riveters - Ms. Behave (Jazz Folk)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours (Rock)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
Shooting Guns - Another Wolfcop OST
Sleepwreck - Hypersigil Megaprayer
Shooting Guns - Another WolfCop OST (Metal/Instrumental)
Sleepwreck - Hypersigil Megaprayer (Electronic Hip Hop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Snake River - Tread on to the Unknown You
Toria Summerfield - Planet X
Snake River - Tread on to the Unknown You (Indie Rock)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Toria Summerfield - Planet X (Soft Pop/Electronic)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Untimely Demise - No Promise of Tomorrow
West of Mabou - The Bridge
Untimely Demise - No Promise of Tomorrow (Metal)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
West of Mabou - The Bridge (Celtic Folk)
Website    iTunes    Spotify
The Wolfe - Strange Words
Yellowsky - Mixed Medicine
The Wolfe - Strange Words (Indie Rock/Pop)
Website    Bandcamp    iTunes    Spotify
Yellowsky - Mixed Medicine (Hip Hop/Dancehall)
Website    iTunes    Spotify

 

 

Background 

The Best Saskatchewan Album of the Year project is in its fourth annual iteration. It will become an associated category of the Saskatchewan Music Awards in 2018. This category is based on an album, as a whole, released during the eligible time period. SaskMusic researches and collects eligible album releases for this time period to the best of our ability, however, artists/labels are encouraged to submit to ensure that no eligible releases are overlooked.

1) Initial qualifying round. A list of eligible releases was compiled by staff as well as through the Saskatchewan Music Awards submission process.

*Album Criteria. To be considered for Best Of, the album&l