To return four years after a unisont acclaimed debut album is not only an extremely challenging task, it is also something that rarely offer great surprises. Success means the usually a formula it is easy to return to. Emilie Nicolas has with the sequel "Tranquille Emilie" made a record that not only surpasses the debut album from 2014, but she has updated the set of building blocks that facilitate an exciting new chapter in her already strong catalog. Mega.2. The young Ferrari - "in between magic and the manic"
ever since the overrumplende fine "If you want to" have a Young Ferrari given the long-awaited self-confidence of the Norwegian R&B. Towards the end of 2018 showed the "in between magic and the manic" us that the list only continues to be higher and higher. Romeo is dead, and the back sits a ærligere, more mature and forthright Stig, armed with an emotional arsenal of gåsehudfremkallende disclosure. A karrieretoppende triumph that continuously hits you right in the heart.3. Sushi x Kobe - "Death lives the longest"
"Death lives the longest" is an uncompromising finger to the rest of the Rap-Norway. Bergensduoen Sushi x Kobe has made a both exhausting and inspiring works of art. Bergensduoen have come to a creative platform where most flaps. For the longest time established through both the hardcore, dansevennlige and beautiful soundscapes, they invite this time listeners into a sonic challenging experience. Again, you're with a group who obviously do not hear of little else than his own uncompromising intuition.4. Geir Sundstøl – "Brødløs"
Geir Sundstøl is probably one of the country's most active musicians, with the participation of over 260 discs. But it was not until 2015 that he took the step up and solodebuterte. "Brødløs" is yet another sparkling example of the guitarist stands fjellstøtt on his own. It conjures he with moods, flavour combinations and styles that glide seamlessly over each other – all the way to proficiently directed by Sundstøl. Jazz, americana, prog, ambient – it should not be missing on anything when you get down here.5. Thea Hjelmeland - "Kulla"
On the "Solar Plexus" wrote Thea Hjelmeland of grief after her boyfriend died, while she even was pregnant. Four years later is "Kulla" has become a kind of tribute to life. It may sound like a konseptalbum with femininity like a red thread and the birth as an important theme. One of the amazing track release the next, and the placenta has got a own song! Hjelmeland offers elegant, catchy and distinctive pop, blended with electronica, folk and spoken word.6. Boy Pablo - "Soy Pablo"
Boy Pablo landed suddenly on everyone's lips after the video to the song "Everytime" was a viral hit. From there the road was very short to the global live performances, the audience's - and bransjejubel. In the years vestlendingen bestowed upon us the gentle and warm pop-perla "Soy Pablo". With their friendly melodies, easy lynne and dansbare beats Boy Pablo established himself as one of indie's most exciting artists in this country. Not so strange when we have songs like "Feeling Lonely" and "Losing You" in the suitcase.7. Odd Nordstoga - "Divided"
Odd Nordstoga has learned the word eclectic, and fires a mix of rock, pop, show, country, a mild edition of the "depperock" and the small touch of jazz, electronica, folk music, church music and the gammeldans. We are talking thus about an unusually large width of this double album, which, the title tll despite the fact, is as entire by. With solid musicians in the back offers him a album in two quite different parts, packed with good melodies and great lyrics.8. Darling West – "While I Was Asleep"
Darling West once again shows the muscles, to the extent that it is possible in the soft americana-genre. The married couple, Tor Egil Kreken and Mari Sandvær Kreken is together with Kjetil Steensnæs, Norway's biggest export commodity within a genre that is growing in quality and quantity here in the country. This year's album is more varied in expression than its predecessor – and is topped as usual by the couple's harmonies and Maris amazing voice. Medprodusent, as on Nordstogas "Divided", is Brian Christiansen.9. Amgala Temple – "the Invisible Airships"
What do you get when you unlock Lars Horntveth, Amund Maarud and Gard Nilsen in the same studio? All three are among the country's most successful musicians, each for himself, something that does not automatically mean the sweet music of when to turn their heads together. In this case, it has resulted in the easy fjetrende instrumentalalbumet "Invisible Airships". Do you have a sense for music with atmosphere, twists and turns and rock-solid craftsmanship, then it is only to look up Amgala Temple.10. Immortal – "Northern Chaos Gods"
Navnestrid and a band in resolution – few had thought that the Immortal would be able to travel the old woman after the frontman and lead vocalist Abbath was transported back to engage in solo career. But where did one huge mistake – "the Northern Chaos Gods" is a back-to-initially-affair that keeps everything it promises and then some. It sounds raw and rowdy, epic and brutal about each other, so we learned the Immortal to know from the golden days. This is the rifftunge and icy extreme-metalen as Immortal patented over 20 years ago.11. Emir - "More of you" 12. Aurora - "Infections of a Different Kind" 13. Razika - "that's the Way feel the world out" 14. Heartbeats - "Nattseileren" 15. Knut Reiersrud "Heat" 16. Sondre Justad - "Nothing in paradise" 17. The Good The Bad and the Zugly - "Misanthropical House" 18. Amund Maarud & Lucky Lips - "Perfect Stranger" 19. Mighty Magnolias - "Unknown Skyline" 20. Gundelach - "Baltus" 21. Really - "good Luck in life" 22. Obliteration – "Cenotaph Obscure" 23. Mae - "Proletar Adel" 24. Jarle Bernhoft - "Humanoid" 25. Bendik Brænne - "Benedictionary"