St. Petersburg pop band The Jackettes took us to heaven in 2018

Best local albums of 2018.

click to enlarge The Jackettes play Paper Crane in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 29, 2018. - Camren Meier
Camren Meier
The Jackettes play Paper Crane in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 29, 2018.

The Jackettes: The Jackettes Live The Endless Bummer No album was heard more in our headphones than this gorgeous, uplifting and perfectly stitched-together collection of dizzying pop music. Painted all over with the sounds of what feels like a thousand different instruments, every second of The Jackettes Live The Endless Bummer feels like a warm and quiet conversation with a friend coming down from a rough night and realizing that all things — even the best parts of life — are temporal occurrences meant to be assessed and then brushed aside as we all try to navigate life on this dizzying blue planet we all call home.

Scroll through a slideshow of 2018's best Tampa Bay music releases or see and sample all of them here. Call your local record store to see if it is carrying the release.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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