Invada Redg

invadarecordsTime for one of our favourite annual traditions as we ask Invada Records label manager Redg Weeks what his top 30 albums of the year were. As always the list is a diverse and excellent read. 2018 has been a wonderful year for Invada as they continue to lead the field in quality soundtrack releases including the highly acclaimed Jonny Greenwood score for You Were Never Really Here and the final Jóhann Jóhannsson score for the Nic Cage gonzo-horror film Mandy.

So without further ado it’s over to Redg:

redg11: Kurt Vile : Bottle It In (Matador)

2: The KVB : Only Now Forever (Invada)

3: Nine Inch Nails : Bad Witch (The Null Corperation)

4: Jóhann Jóhannsson : Mandy Original Score Music (Invada / Lakeshore)

5: TVAM : Psychic Data (Psychic Data)

redg26: BEAK> : >>> (Invada)

7: Nicholas Britell : If Beale Street Could Talk OST (Lakeshore)

8: Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow : Annihilation Original Score Music (Invada / Lakeshore)

9: A Perfect Circle : Eat The Elephant (BMG)


10: Rob : Revenge Original Score Music (Death Waltz)

11: Randall Dunn : Beloved (Figureight)

12: Jonny Greenwood : You Were Never Really Here Original Score Music (Invada)

13: The Beatles : White Album / Esher Demo’s Anniversary Reissue (Calderstone)



14: Various Artists : Manhunter OST (Waxwork)

15: Adrian Utley & Will Gregory : Arcadia OST (Invada)

16: Mindforce : Excalibur (Triple B)

17: Le Matos : Summer of 84 Original Score Music (Death Waltz)

18: Clint Mansell :  Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Original Score Music (Invada)

19: Poison idea : Feel The Darkness 2018 Reissue (American Leather)

20: Low : Double Negative (Sub Pop)

21: John Carpenter : Halloween 2018 OST (Sacred Bones)

22: Thom Yorke : Suspiria Original Score Music (XL)


23: Alan Howarth & John Carpenter Halloween 1-5 OST’s (Box Set) 2018 Vinyl Reissues (Death Waltz)

24: Grinderman : Self Titled Vinyl Reissue (Mute)

25: Ramones : Live In Glasgow 2018 Vinyl Reissue (Rhino)

26: Julie Cruise : Three Demos (Italians Do It Better)

27: Oh Sees : Smote Reverser (Castle Face)

28: Sunn O))) : White1 & White2 2018 Vinyl Reissues (Southern Lord)

29: Jonny Jewell : Themes For Television (Italians Do It Better)

30: Jonny Greenwood : Phantom Thread Original Score Music (Nonesuch)


For more information about Invada visit their website  They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @invadauk.

Redg himself can be found on Twitter as @redgweeks

All words by Redg Weeks & Simon Tucker.






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Raised by music obsessive parents on a diet of Ska, Bowie, Queen… and the Bay City Rollers. Discovered dance music and heavy metal at the same time making for a strange brew of taste. I do this for the love of an art form which welcomes all types and speaks to us all. Find me on twitter @simontucker1979.


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