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GulDukat
11-28-2018, 02:58 PM
I don't really have a top ten list. I'm pretty old school and liked new albums by Mudhoney, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Nine Inch Nails. I also enjoyed the new Chris Cornell boxset, Sinatra's new triple live album and the deluxe White Album by the Beatles.

Here is loudwire's top picks. NIN made the list.
http://loudwire.com/30-best-hard-rock-albums-2018/?fbclid=IwAR0JTNQJeMRQfTMpPRJ0NCVIx3X1lmhn1G6QLYW8 Eh-n0_p6c3LTrzqsfYc

PhoenixML
11-28-2018, 03:05 PM
I never have big lists :

1. A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant

Honorable mentions :
The Joy Formidable - AARTH
Metric - Art of Doubt
mewithoutyou - [untitled]
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
TesseracT - Sonder
Underoath - Erase Me

ManBurning
11-28-2018, 03:49 PM
8/10 - Ghost - Prequelle
8/10 - Sonoio - Fine
8/10 - <PIG> - Risen
7/10 - Avatar - Avatar Country
6/10 - ohGr - Tricks
6/10 - NIN - Bad Witch
5/10 - A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant (I originally had this at a 2/10 when it first came out, but it's since grown on me)

Nothing else notable for me. I hated the new Pumpkins record (2/10).
AFI Still has a release on Dec 7th called "The Missing Man" and I really liked their last record, but they can be kind of hit or miss.

Rammstein's guitarist Richard Kruspe's solo project "Emigrate" has a new record out this week as well "A Million Degrees" Featuring a couple guests on some songs like Till Lindemann and Cardinal Copia/Tobias Forge (Ghost singer), so I'll check that out, but I have NEVER liked his stuff, so I'm not holding my breath for this being any good. Just excited to hear the collabs with Till and Tobias basically

GavinCollins420
11-28-2018, 06:45 PM
The obsessive in me works on my yearly rankings all year round, largely for my own entertainment. I slave away on it all year, finalise it, post it on Facebook to nobody who cares, and then move on with my life. Every year. (For those interested, the app Checklist on Android is fucking great for editing rankings.)

This year I've listened to 45 new albums so far, and I still have a few more to catch up on. This is the most albums I've listened to in one year, so I'm going for a top 15 instead of a top 10. Whenever I think I've locked my top 15, something takes me by surprise and fucks it all up--Daughters being the perfect example. So, to be safe, here are my top 5 -- I don't see this changing:

1. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
2. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
3. SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES
4. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
5. Pusha T - DAYTONA

DAYTONA can be solely credited for getting me into hip-hop. Before this year I merely dabbled here and there, but this year I went all in. My foray into hip-hop is what I will remember 2018 for, no doubt in my mind.

Everything after these 5 seems to fluctuate. Still on the docket to listen to from this year are KEN mode - Loved (saw the album art for this and just had to give it look), Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD (the hip-hop odyssey continues), and Architects - Holy Hell (cheers @Deepvoid (https://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=676)!)

I'll post my top 15 when I nail it down to a non-fluid list.

Archive_Reports
11-28-2018, 07:31 PM
MOL - Jord
One With The Riverbed - Solace
Okant - Hemlangten
The Agony Scene - Tormentor
Vile Ones - Teeth
Youth Fountain - Youth Fountain

botley
11-28-2018, 07:58 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers - Pinned (also finally got to see them live; just fabulous!)
Autechre - NTS Sessions 1–4 (8CDs of awesome)
Queen Kwong - Love Me to Death (she really leveled-up in songwriting)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism (excellent soul-flavoured cover album)
Homeboy T-Rez and Rizzy Ross Atti - Bad Witch

Failure
11-28-2018, 08:38 PM
1. Failure- In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind
2. Stone Temple Pilots- Stone Temple Pilots
3. Alice In Chains- Ranier Fog
4. Queen Kwong- Love Me To Death
5. A Perfect Circle- Eat The Elephant
6. Nine Inch Nails- Bad Witch
7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Wrong Creatures
8. Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino
9. Smashing Pumpkins- Slippery When Shitty

Space Suicide
11-28-2018, 08:49 PM
No order

A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
The Black Queen - Infinite Games
Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
Ghost - Prequelle
Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone
Harm's Way - Posthuman
Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
Marduk - Viktoria
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
ohGr - TrickS
Twitching Tongues - Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred
Vein - errorzone
Watain - Trident Wolf Eclipse

There's more I can't remember at the moment typing on the fly.

hologram parade
11-28-2018, 08:50 PM
The Black Queen - Infinite Games
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
Kate NV -для FOR
Beach House - 7
David Byrne - American Utopia
Grouper - Grid Of Points
Pendant - Make Me Know You Sweet
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Abstractions
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut Wood
Steven Legget - Bathhouse
Rezzett - S/T


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Steven
11-28-2018, 09:11 PM
NIN - Bad Witch
Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
Vein - Errorzone

Btw all 3^ of these came out on the same day, fucking awesome weekend with all of those.

Harm's Way - Posthuman
Senses Fail - If There Is Light, It Will Find You
The Plot In You - Dispose
The Black Queen - Infinite Games
Frontierer - Unloved

Helpmeiaminhell
11-28-2018, 09:39 PM
Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
J Mascis - Elastic Days
Stephen Malkmus - Sparkle Hard
All brilliant albums

NIN - Bad Witch was meh. 2 great songs, 2 instrumentals and 2 songs ruined by Bowie impressions
Black Queen was also very meh. Loved their 1st album. 2nd record Greg sings in a high pitch falsetto 75% of the time which ruins it for me

But Vile, Malkmus and Mascis put out brilliant records. Indie rock going strong

sonic_discord
11-29-2018, 12:52 AM
Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch
Ghost – Prequelle
A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant
Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Prof – Pookie Baby
Atmosphere – Mi Vida Local
Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1

BRoswell
11-29-2018, 12:54 AM
Albums:
Age Of - Oneohtrix Point Never
American Utopia - David Byrne
Annihilation OST - Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury
Bad Witch - Nine Inch Nails
Boarding House Reach - Jack White
Double Negative - Low
Eat The Elephant - A Perfect Circle
Fine - Sonoio
High As Hope - Florence + The Machine
Infinite Games - The Black Queen
Panic Blooms - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Singularity - Jon Hopkins
Suspiria OST - Thom Yorke
Teatime Dub Encounters - Underworld & Iggy Pop

Singles:
Black Walls - Chromatics
Free Yourself - The Chemical Brothers
Let's Stay Together - Low
This Is America/Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino

MrLobster
11-29-2018, 01:30 AM
"LateNightTales - David Holmes" - various
"Streets Of Rage 3" - Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima
"We Care" - Whale
"Professor Bizarre's Funknology" - Dr. John
"Deadpool 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - various
"Music From The Motion Picture Judgement Night" - various
"Greatest Hits" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Essentials II" - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

henryeatscereal
11-29-2018, 09:33 AM
1. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
2. Ghost - Prequelle
3. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
4. Alice In Chains - Ranier Fog
5. NIN - Bad Witch
6. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
7. Underworld/Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters
8. Thom Yorke - Suspiria OST
9. Sonoio - Fine
10. Florence and the Machine - High as Hope

neorev
11-29-2018, 07:19 PM
Off the top of my head...

The Prodigy - No Tourists
Lorn - Remnant
Sonoio - Fine
Meat Beat Manifesto - Impossible Star
Orbital - Monsters Exist
Justice - Woman Worldwide
Fatlantic - Offshore Breaks
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP (I don't care if it's an EP, so is NIN and SP's latest)
Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
S U R V I V E - RR7400: LA041717
Dance With The Dead - Loved To Death
Rival Consoles - Persona
Rabbit Junk - Rabbit Junk Will Die: Mediations On Mortality
Underworld - Teatime Dub Encounters EP

UnjollyIrishman
11-29-2018, 09:40 PM
A bit early for me, I usually wait until January myself, but I'm bored and I can't sleep, so tentative list.
1. IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
2. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
3. itoldyouiwouldeatyou - Oh Dearism
4. NIN - Bad Witch
5. Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch
6. Architects - Holy Hell
7. Brockhampton - Iridescence
8. Christine And The Queens - Chris
9. Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
10. Vein - Errorzone
11. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
12. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
13. Sleep - The Sciences
14. Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions
15. Twenty-One Pilots - Trench

brotha52
11-29-2018, 10:48 PM
In no particular order:
1. Kids See Ghosts - Self Titled
2. APC - Eat the Elephant
3. Eminem - Kamikaze
4. Atmosphere - Mi Vida Local
5. Pusha T - Daytona
6. Brass Against - Self Titled
7. Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
8. NIN - Bad Witch

GavinCollins420
11-30-2018, 10:52 AM
Justice - Woman Worldwide

God, I love Justice so much. Glad to see I'm not alone in that, here.

Would have preferred a live album over a canned live set, honestly, but I'll take what I can get. Still filled with bangers.

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GulDukat
12-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Disappointed of the year--Smashing Pumpkins: Shiney and Oh So Bright. It's not awful, but it was disappointing. I listened again today, and am still sort of "meh" about most of it.

neorev
12-01-2018, 02:10 PM
God, I love Justice so much. Glad to see I'm not alone in that, here.

Would have preferred a live album over a canned live set, honestly, but I'll take what I can get. Still filled with bangers.

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This is their live set just without the crowd sound. It's like a Peel Session. I have a recording of their Accorhotels performance and it's pretty much exact same thing minus the crowd noise. S U R V I V E did the same thing with RR7400. I actually prefer what Justice did with Woman Worldwide over another live album like A Cross The Universe and Access All Arenas. Woman Worldwide is almost like a greatest hits album but remixed.

GavinCollins420
12-01-2018, 02:59 PM
This is their live set just without the crowd sound. It's like a Peel Session. I have a recording of their Accorhotels performance and it's pretty much exact same thing minus the crowd noise. S U R V I V E did the same thing with RR7400. I actually prefer what Justice did with Woman Worldwide over another live album like A Cross The Universe and Access All Arenas. Woman Worldwide is almost like a greatest hits album but remixed.I'm just salty because A Cross the Universe and Access All Arenas are two of my favourite live albums ever.

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GulDukat
12-04-2018, 09:30 AM
NPR's list:

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/671206573/the-50-best-albums-of-2018-page-1?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=203004&fbclid=IwAR32AZTVUo04Cbg5EsWXKjgRh-yJayQLaNVD-cx5SBTaphzliIztJxXu_lY

dvdglss
12-04-2018, 02:09 PM
My faves for the year -

The Rare Occasions - Into the Shallows
Vennart - To Cure a Blizzard Upon a Plastic Sea
Punch Brothers - All Ashore
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny Oh So Bright
St. Vincent - MassEducation
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant

and the two best albums of the year for me:
Failure - In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Krazy
12-05-2018, 10:16 PM
NPR's list:

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/671206573/the-50-best-albums-of-2018-page-1?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=203004&fbclid=IwAR32AZTVUo04Cbg5EsWXKjgRh-yJayQLaNVD-cx5SBTaphzliIztJxXu_lY


I think ive heard of only four of those bands/musicians/artists lol.

Soma
12-06-2018, 12:53 AM
The Armed - Only Love
Beach House - 7
The Black Queen - Infinite Games
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop
Sleep - The Sciences
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny And Oh So Bright
The Voidz - Virtue

LaneSax
12-06-2018, 01:49 AM
Ghost - Prequelle
Alice in Chains - Rainier Fog
Jonathan Davis - Black Labyrinth
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright (expected worse)
Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

GavinCollins420
12-06-2018, 11:11 AM
Okay, I feel confident enough that this won't change to post this:

15. Eminem - Kamikaze
14. J. Cole - KOD
13. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
12. Vince Staples - FM!
11. Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar
10. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
9. The Voidz - Virtue
8. Jon Hopkins - Singularity
7. MGMT - Little Dark Age
6. Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
5. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
4. Pusha T - DAYTONA
3. SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES
2. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
1. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

GulDukat
12-06-2018, 12:46 PM
Good year for some super deluxe reissues. In addition to the Beatles White Album, I also really enjoyed the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's 1968 comeback special. I'm already familiar with the original album and the stand up/sit down segments on disc, but never watched the actual special, and here it is in glorious blu-ray. It's seriously one of the best performances/concert specials I've ever seen and I can see why it revitalized his career.

Hendrix's deluxe Electric Ladyland is next on my list.

rampface
12-06-2018, 08:36 PM
01 The Voidz - Virtue
02 Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
03 Kanye West - Ye
04 SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
05 Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
06 MGMT - Little Dark Age
07 Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
08 Crack Cloud - Crack Cloud LP
09 Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
10 Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin

11 Sleep - The Sciences
12 Surfbort - Friendship Music
13 Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance.
14 Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
15 Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
16 Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
17 Palm - Rock Island
18 JEFF the Brotherhood - Magick Songs
19 Animal Collective - Tangerine Reef
20 No Age - Snares Like A Haircut

21 BEAK> - >>>
22 Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
23 Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
24 Machinegirl - The Ugly Art
25 Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
26 Thee Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
27 Preoccupations - New Material
28 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
29 Marbled Eye - Leisure
30 REZN - Calm Black Water

31 Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning
32 Slaves - Acts of Fear and Love
33 Failure - In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind
34 George Clanton - Slide
35 Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
36 The Garden - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm
37 FRIGS - Basic Behaviour
38 Panda Bear - A Day with the Homies
39 Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
40 Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

41 Wand - Perfume
42 Ought - Room Inside the World
43 Liars - Titles with the Word Fountain
44 The Breeders - All Nerve
45 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
46 Against All Logic - 2012-2017
47 James Ferraro - Four Pieces for Mirai
48 Aphex Twin - Collapse
49 The Field - Infinite Moment
50 Actress - LAGEOS

october_midnight
12-06-2018, 09:47 PM
New Cult Leader, Hilary Woods 'Colt', Deafheaven 'OCHL'...Coltrane's 'Both Directions At Once' was nice.

Big Fat Matt
12-06-2018, 09:54 PM
The Armed - Only Love
Thank you. ONLY LOVE, NO SOLUTIONS. NO REST FEST IN T-MINUS 22 HOURS.


The Armed: Only Love
Death Grips: Year of the Snitch
Ruen Brothers: All My Shades of Blue
NIN: Bad Witch

elevenism
12-10-2018, 02:38 PM
1. Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czEvm4tItv4&t=403s)
SERIOUSLY, do yourself a favor and give this one a whirl. It's only like 24 min long, and it is UTTERLY revolutionary. It's EXTREMELY experimental beats with insanely personal, dark poetry. I think the album's name is meant to be ironic, as there isn't a single traditional rap song on this thing. It has WAY more in common with the weirdest Tricky songs than any hip hop ive ever heard (and I've heard a LOT.) I think what it is is the first like, surrealist art rap album.
This is DEFINITELY my album of the year.

2. Bad Witch

3. Noname: Room 25 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku1Bl_yjvGg&t=165s)

4. Crimesididntcommit: Don't Wake Up (https://crimesididntcommit.bandcamp.com/album/dont-wake-up?fbclid=IwAR31mq6NJ0ERRbeN5xhEYx9PAfhGcj7JX-Qqv7mcku58eFIvX4j4FRSGfZ0)

The Breeders- All Nerve

APC: Eat the Elephant

MF DOOM and CZARFACE: CZARFACE meets METALFACE (the caps arent a mistake; this is how both acts stylize their names)

The Prodigy: No Tourists

Kids See Ghosts

Edit: late addition

Old 97s Love the Holidays. Yes, it's a Christmas album, but it's still a 97s album and it's fucking great.

GulDukat
12-11-2018, 08:01 AM
Pitchfork's list:
https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-50-best-albums-of-2018/?page=5

I've heard of maybe seven of the artists/bands mentioned. This is a song from their number one pick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zdFZJf-B90&amp;list=PLVCjGDT0cZZF78SAWjwV4_Lsu01RyWr5q
Meh. Not bad, not really my thing either.

piggy
12-11-2018, 11:46 PM
I feel like the end-of-year music lists these days are so esoteric that it's like the publications are being paid by record labels to mention these albums, like a new form of payola. I mean, I'm only kidding, but come the fuck on.

loopcloses
12-12-2018, 12:06 AM
No particular order or anything at the moment, and I'm well past the point of ranking everything top to bottom, but my top five would look something like:

Daughters - 'You Won't Get What You Want'
Lingua Ignota - 'All Bitches Die'
Nine Inch Nails - 'Bad Witch'
The Body - 'I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer'
lié - 'Hounds'

With consideration given to...

Emma Ruth Rundle - 'On Dark Horses'
Jaye Jayle - 'No Trail and Other Unholy Paths'
Kimbra - 'Primal Heart'
Queen Kwong - 'Love Me to Death'
Death Grips - 'Year of the Snitch'
Sleep - 'The Sciences'
Snail Mail - 'Lush'
The Body/Uniform - 'Mental Wounds Not Healing'
The Black Queen - 'Infinite Games'
Fucked and Bound - 'Suffrage'
C.H.E.W. - 'Feeding Frenzy'
Deafheaven - 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love'
Black Moth Super Rainbow - 'Panic Blooms'
Haunted Horses - 'Cold Medicine'
Post/Boredom - 'Shaking Hands With Clients'
Daniel Avery - 'Song for Alpha'

Mantra
12-12-2018, 12:17 AM
it's like the publications are being paid by record labels to mention these albums, like a new form of payola

I mean, that is basically what the situation is nowadays. No way is anyone getting an album on Pitchfork unless they've got a serious publicist, and those do not come cheap.

Deadpool
12-12-2018, 12:55 AM
Recently revisited the debut album from Loma (supergroup of sorts feat. Jonathan Meiburg from Shearwater + the band Cross Record) after Steven Wilson mentioned it as one of his 2018 faves, and it's still a stunner. Some great stuff. Definitely check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yA8zM0ifY

The Doctor
12-12-2018, 02:14 PM
Favorites of 2018, no particular order:

NIN - Bad Witch
Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
Thom Yorke - Suspiria soundtrack
APC - Eat the Elephant
Murder by Death - The Other Shore
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Gorillaz - The Now Now
Jack White - Boarding House Reach (grew on me after seeing it live)
Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps (surprisingly good comeback)

MrLobster
12-13-2018, 02:25 PM
"LateNightTales - David Holmes" - various
"Streets Of Rage 3" - Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima
"We Care" - Whale
"Professor Bizarre's Funknology" - Dr. John
"Deadpool 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - various
"Music From The Motion Picture Judgement Night" - various
"Greatest Hits" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Essentials II" - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Late addition:

"Die Cut" by Cut Chemist

neorev
12-13-2018, 05:33 PM
NPR's list:

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/671206573/the-50-best-albums-of-2018-page-1?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=203004&fbclid=IwAR32AZTVUo04Cbg5EsWXKjgRh-yJayQLaNVD-cx5SBTaphzliIztJxXu_lY

This list is just way too "Hey look, I'm a hipster" for me

MrLobster
12-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Late addition:

Late addition part 2; finally chose a 10th album to round it out (and unless I pick up something else great in the next two-ish weeks, this'll be it)

https://twitter.com/derbybeardo/status/1073440395097296896

GulDukat
12-15-2018, 08:23 AM
From Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
https://medium.com/@sterlewine/best-albums-of-2018-81856857e86d?fbclid=IwAR2dBk5E6tFx3UKdKlspM5rNylfs 5sUEVqt7NYj4FmcLq3_wi4o9tgPRVU0

elevenism
12-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Late addition part 2; finally chose a 10th album to round it out (and unless I pick up something else great in the next two-ish weeks, this'll be it)

https://twitter.com/derbybeardo/status/1073440395097296896is that you with the stunning beard? Because that's fan-fucking -tastic if it is.

That being said, dude, didn't Judgement Night come out in like...93? 94?
Aren't we talking about albums from THIS year?

What am I missing here?

MrLobster
12-15-2018, 12:01 PM
is that you with the stunning beard? Because that's fan-fucking -tastic if it is.

That being said, dude, didn't Judgement Night come out in like...93? 94?
Aren't we talking about albums from THIS year?

What am I missing here?

Yup, that's me. :)
I take the topic to mean "Favourite albums that I picked up in 2018"... as such, I picked up Judgement Night this year, so it counts in my head. If it meant just albums that came out for the first time in 2018, yeeah... that'd be a different list (but half would stay, they came out in 2018).

Jord
12-15-2018, 01:27 PM
It's been a very good year for music, and a very very good year for me discovering more new music and expanding my horizons. In no particular order here's my favourites:

Orbital - Monsters Exist (Solid album from the brothers, the deluxe version is a treat with all the extra tunes, and they backed it up with a solid live show)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (so funky and I get some Tame Impala vibes, been replaying this one a lot recently)
Hookworms - Microshift (Absolutely mind-blowing, even if it sucks the singer allegedley did some fucked up shit and the band recently split because of it)
Bill Ryder Jones - Yawn (Probably my absolute favourite record of the year, it really hits hard and gets me right in the feels)
Boy Azooga - 1, 2, Kung Fu (Very strong debut and cohesive record, can't wait to hear more from these guys)
Skee Mask - Compro (an electronic journey distilled into a record, his first one was good but this one took it to another level)
Connan Mockasin - JASSBUSTERS (This one took a while to click, but hearing it over and over and then hearing it performed live made the penny drop for me)
BC Camplight - Deportation Blues (A weird, zany kinda record, made me explore this guys back catalogue)
Aphex Twin - Collapse (Easily some of the finest Aphex ever recorded to my ears, although only an EP. Makes me want more)
Inwards - Diesel (A really solid debut from an electronic artist that I now want to hear a lot more of next year)
Ross From Friends - Family Portrait (Loved this guys stuff since he came about, and the album is really really good)
Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha (Deep, rich solid second record from DA)
NIN - Bad Witch (Some of the best NIN I've heard in years)
Big Red Machine - Big Red Machine (More Justin Vernon is ALWAYS appreciated)

Helpmeiaminhell
12-15-2018, 05:13 PM
Late addition

Ice Cube - Everythang's Corrupt

Rap album of the year

eversonpoe
12-17-2018, 11:39 PM
cross-posted from the vinyl collectors thread

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top 27 records that either came out or came into my possession in 2018, in no particular order:
the black queen • infinite games
cult leader • a patient man
the body • i have fought against it, but i can't any longer
wolves in the throne room • thrice woven
thou • magus
amenra • mass vi
true widow • avvolgere
daughters • you won't get what you want
forn • rites of despair
mizmor • yodh
wear your wounds • WYW
mouth of the architect • the ties that blind (2018 remaster/reissue)
wear your wounds • dunedevil
christopher young • hellraiser 7" box set
vile creature • cast of static and smoke
them are us too • amends
svalbard • it's hard to have hope
gary numan • dance (2018 reissue)
nine inch nails • bad witch
sumac • love in shadow
queen kwong • love me to death
myrkur • mareridt
imperial triumphant • vile luxury
author & punisher • beastland
john carpenter • halloween 2018
josie & the pussycats soundtrack
steven universe soundtrack

dlb
12-19-2018, 04:36 AM
Not an easy task as I haven't listened to a lot of recent releases this year, but here are the ones that stuck:

- Jaye Jayle / no trail and other unholy paths
- Emma Ruth Rundle / on dark horses (not a real favorite, but saw her live three times this year and hung out on two occasions, so this is special)
- Black Rebel Motorcyclec Club / wrong creatures (their weakest since baby81 but I just can't help myself, but adore this band)
- INVSN / forever rejected EP
- Desert Mountain Tribe / om parvat mystery (the band seems not too fond of it, but I love these guys)
- Odd Couple / yadda yadda (if you like modern Krautrock with a punky edge, this might just be for you!)
- Shame / songs of praise (pretty much record of the year!)
- Mantar / the modern art of setting ablaze (my home boys, love them!)
- Karies / Alice (best german speaking album of the year by far!)
- Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood / with animals
- Viagra Boys / street worms (discovery of the year for me)
- Demob Happy / holy doom
- Lance Butters / Angst (german rap, odd but a heavyweight)
- Brother Grimm / home today, gone tomorrow
- Maida Vale / madness is too pure

frankie teardrop
12-19-2018, 11:09 AM
albums:
1. Rendez-Vous- Superior State
2. Gazelle Twin- Pastoral
3. Low- Double Negative
4. SRSQ- Unreality
5. Lycia- In Flickers
6. Public Memory- Demolition
7. Dead Can Dance- Dionysus
8. Zanias- Into the All
9. Silent Servant- Shadows of Death and Desire
10. Kaelan Mikla- Nótt Eftir Nótt
11. Beak>- >>>
12. Suede- The Blue Hour
13. Shadow Age- Shadow Age
14. Молчат Дома- Этажи
15. Silent Em- Foreign States


EPs/singles/etc.
1. Inhalt- Commerce
2. HTRK- Drama
3. Kontravoid- Undone
4. Nine Inch Nails- Bad Witch
5. Second Still- Equals

ThermionicScott
12-24-2018, 04:08 AM
I might as well live under a rock when it comes to new music, mostly listening to old stuff in the collection. So when I got back into NIN this year I found out about the EP trilogy and experienced all of them in rapid succession. Can I consider the whole thing my favorite of 2018? :D

Listening to that new Failure album online right now and it's amazing! Went ahead and placed an order for the vinyl copy.

richardp
12-25-2018, 11:21 PM
These were the ten I listened to the most this year. Honestly felt like it was a really weak year for my own personal music tastes. But these were all really good.

1. A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
2. NIN - Bad Witch
3. Beach House - 7
4. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
5. Idles - Joy As An Act of Rebellion
6. Daniel Avery - Song For Alpha
7. mewithoutYou - [untitled] + [Untitled]
8. Underoath - Erase Me
9. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
10. Superorganism - Self Titled

Aladdinsanity
12-30-2018, 08:22 PM
My personal top 25 (first 15 in no particular order).

Tribulation - Down Below
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload
Cat Power - Wanderer
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Screaming Females - All at Once
Curren$y/Freddie Gibbs/the Alchemist - Fetti
Rico Nasty - Nasty
The Necks - Body
Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
The Breeders - All Nerve
Bun B - Return of the Trill
High on Fire - Electric Messiah
Eli Keszler - Stadium
Iceage - Beyondless
The Internet - Hive Mind

10. Vein - Errorzone
09. Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut
08. Pusha T - Daytona
07. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
06. U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
05. Dödsrit - Spirit Crusher
04. Kali Uchis - Isolation
03. Noname - Room 25
02. Tim Hecker - Konoyo
01. Robyn - Honey

I also really dug the new Mariah Carey, Nine Inch Nails and Let's Eat Grandma.

GulDukat
01-01-2019, 09:19 AM
Comeback of the year, imho, goes to Stone Temple Pilots. Yeah, it's not the same without Weiland, but they made a surprisingly strong comeback album and they made the right call with going with Jeff Gutt. I was listening to their 2018 self-titled album the other day, a 4/5, imho.

Jinsai
01-01-2019, 10:35 AM
Right now I’m all about the new Low album, and I think Richard Devine's new epic is a sound design masterpiece. I could make a list but those will top it

piggy
01-01-2019, 11:15 PM
I really dug the new albums from The Breeders and The Soft Moon.

eleventhirtyfour
01-02-2019, 05:42 AM
Mean Jeans - Jingles Collection

GulDukat
01-20-2019, 11:05 PM
Right now I’m all about the new Low album...

Listening to it now. Bought it because people here recommended it. I like it--cool, ambient soundscapes to listen to at night.

kaydraven
01-24-2019, 01:41 PM
My favorite album of 2018 was Turnstile's Time + Space. Other albums I kept spinning were:
Knowing What You Know Now - Marmozets
Criminal - The Soft Moon
Bad Witch - NIN
Torn Down - The Cure

ThermionicScott
01-29-2019, 08:05 PM
I know it's 2019 now, but damn, that Low album gets better with every spin.

mixlikes
01-30-2019, 07:27 AM
Greta Van Fleet - 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army'
Mitski - 'Be the Cowboy'
Ariana Grande - 'Sweetener'
Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

renton44
01-30-2019, 01:11 PM
Ghost - Prequelle
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
John Carpentar - Halloween 2018 Soundtrack

Out of all of them, I really love the new Ghost record.

bobbie solo
01-31-2019, 02:31 AM
Greta Van Fleet - 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army'
Mitski - 'Be the Cowboy'
Ariana Grande - 'Sweetener'
Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

First post is a doozy.