Nominate Your Favorite Blues and Rock Albums of 2018

Nominate your Favorite Blues and Rock Albums of 2018

We value your opinion as you love blues, rock, Southern rock, and roots music as much as we do.

Participate in our informal poll and nominate your favorite blues, rock, Southern rock and roots music albums of 2018 for our Top Blues and Rock Albums of 2018 article coming out soon! The albums must be released in 2018.

Think about the quality of the musicianship, the songs, the singer, guitar player, keyboard player, bass player, drummer, etc. And the production of the album. You can check all of our album reviews by clicking on “Album and Single Reviews” in the right hand column of the website.

Please write the name of the album and the artist/band in the comments section below. You could see your favorite album in our top albums of 2018!

Comment in the comment section below now! Up to 5 nominations per person. 

Thank you.

The Rock and Blues Muse Team

By |2018-12-15T14:53:12+00:00December 5th, 2018|Rock Muse|15 Comments


  1. Gianluca December 6, 2018 at 12:31 am - Reply

    1) Joe Bonamassa, Redemption
    2) Tinsley Ellis, Winning Hand
    3) Mike Zito, First Class Life
    4) Victor Wainwright & The Train, Victor Wainwright & The Train
    5) Dharmasoul, Lightning Kid

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 6, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Thank you for your list!

  2. Gary December 6, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    1) Joe Bonamassa Redemption
    2) Sari Schoor Never Say Never
    3) Lance Lopez Tell The Truth
    4) The Bad Flowers Starting Gun
    5) Super Vintage Destiny ( Seems like this one is under your radar)

    It is tough to list just five!!

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Gary, Thanks so much for your list! Super Vintage Destiny is under our radar. Will check them out.

  3. Gary December 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Hey Martine.Super Vintage is a band on the Grooveyard Records label.
    They are a small independent label that has a lot of high quality bluesrock.
    Mostly leaning towards the rock side.
    I understand 2019 is their 20 th anniversary.
    It’s not easy for record labels these days.Even more so for a niche like 70’s based guitar blues rock. Might be an interesting article to feature.Nice to support those little guys that only have an interest in keeping good new bluesy with guitar based music going. I think they have a nice story to tell. I believe the readers here would be interested in their lineup of artists.Actually Lance Lopez got his start with Grooveyard. Had several real good albums there. I mention this as I have always been a fan of the music there for a long time.A little extra recognition would be good.

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Gary,
      Thanks for the info. I really like Grooveyard Records. I haven’t had a moment to go through more of their music they sent me. Yes Lance Lopez did as did Tony Spinner and Bernard Allison I believe. That does sound like an interesting article. Thank you.

  4. jim marshall December 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    1. Jeremiah Johnson STRAITJACKET

  5. Sookie Williams December 6, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    1. Danielle Nicole Band – Cry No More
    2. Robben Ford – Purple House
    3. Kirk Fletcher – Hold On
    4. Kara Grainger. – Living With Your Ghost
    5. Boz Scaggs. – Out of the Blues

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your list!

  6. Doug Deutsch December 7, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

    JP Soars – “Southbound I-95” (Soars High Productions)
    Jonathon Long – “Jonathon Long” (Wild Heart Records)
    Eric McFadden – “Pain By Numbers” (Whiskey Bayou)
    Karen Lawrence & Blue By Nature – “Best Of Live” (Hostel Records)
    Allman Goldflies Band – “Second Chance” (Independent)

  7. SCOTT HAYDEN December 7, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Hello Martine,

    I know they are not really just Blues, but a band I have been listening to this year is Greta Van Fleet. Their latest album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” is quite well done. These young kids (I think two are 22 and two are 19) really have a way of putting together old style Rock N Roll. Another album I have enjoyed from this year is from Too Slim and the Taildraggers with their release of “High Desert Heat” I saw them at a small venue in Montana where they put on a great show. Timmy Langford is a great blues guitarist who never fails to take a show to the next level, even when the audience is small.

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 7, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Thanks for your suggestions. We feature Blues, Rock, Southern rock, toots music, not just Blues. We love Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Agreed about Tim Langford. We have also reviewed Geta Van Fleet and like them a lot too.

  8. Jody December 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Shaw Davis & The Black Ties “Tales From The West”

  9. Michael Burrell December 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I am listing five artists I liked enough to buy their albums. Doesn’t mean they are the best for the year, but if I didn’t buy their album, then they didn’t speak to me enough to affect me. There is no order, the first listed is not better than the last listed, just ones I like. I also prefer the female voice to the male voice, so this is weighted to that end.
    1) Kara Grainger – Living with Your Ghost
    2) Lincoln Durham – And Into Heaven Came the Night
    3) Danielle Nicole – Cry No More
    4) Black Coffee – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
    5) Trudy Lynn – Blues Keep Knockin’
    As others have said, it is difficult to narrow it down. Is Beth Hart’s studio album better than either of her two concert albums? Are the albums I purchased recently by J. Long and J. Akapo worse than ones I have listened to for half a year or more? Is D. Nicole really better than S. Schorr? This list is hard, and more times it came down to flipping a mental coin rather than a true preference.

    • Martine Ehrenclou December 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your list!

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