We're happy to present "Post-Trash's Best of 2018: Staff-Wide Top 50" as voted by the entire team (including individual contributor lists). With 14 of our writers submitting their votes, we had 189 different records nominated and only the top 3 records received a score of 60 or higher.
Snail Mail — spearheaded by 18-year-old Maryland native Lindsey Jordan — has come out of the gate running with a debut offering in the form of Lush. Jordan, the perfect example of the new breed of DIY performer, straddles the line between feeling mundane and personal in this record of youth in transition.
Lindsey Jordan has a way of remaining mellow through the entire album of ups and downs, steady through her self-reflections. Her dreamy voice lingering through each line, the over-arcing feel of the record is best described as sleepy and yearning, her voice delicately crushing your heart at every corner.
Welcome to the second annual Post-Trash "Year In Review," a look back at our favorite music of the year. Let this be your guide to not only reconnect with your personal favorites, but more importantly to discover something new. We've profiled 100+ of the releases that make Post-Trash the site that it is, with countless others recommended as "further listening," a section for releases you might have missed.
Snail Mail released their EP, Habit on Sister Polygon Records, written in the suburbs of Baltimore, the record is a six-song chronicle of adolescent restlessness and crushes. Post-Trash contributor Julia Leiby caught up with Lindsey Jordan over email and asked her some questions about the new EP and her songwriting process.