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|The Sloth's 11 Bestest albums 2018!!!|
I listened to over 500 albums this year, some more than others. This list reflects the 11 albums I liked the most, not necessarily the greatest albums of the year, but the ones that grabbed and squeezed my balls the hardest in 2018.
|1||Spanish Love Songs|
I saw these guys live in a dive bar in San Diego in 2017, there were 3 paying guests there, I had come from Australia, my partner from Canada, and some other random drunk dude. The band still put on an awesome set, in what was their last gig of the tour, and I knew they were destined for greatness. I was anticipating this album ever since Giant Sings the Blues, and it beat all of my expectations. My fav album of 2018.
Nearer My God
The first time I heard this album, I was unsure if it was my cup of tea. I had liked half the songs off Dealer, but didn't care much for the others. After a couple more listens to this album, I was hooked.
|3||The Last Gang|
Keep Them Counting
This came out early in 2018, but i found myself coming back to it throughout the year. This is classic FatWreck Punk, and Brenna's vocal range is outstanding. "believe in the poet"
This band is going to go places in the near future. The lead singer is channeling the late great Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls, the music is tight, and I was hooked.
Bark Your Head Off, Dog
All songs on this album are great.
|6||The Dirty Nil|
Probably the most underrated band on this list. Their last two albums have been fucking sweeet. Can't wait to see these Canadians live this year.
Ska/reggae takes of 90s punk. Some killer covers here, everyone has been transformed into a different style, some better than the originals. This was my summer Jam, on the beach, by the pool, with a cooler full of beers, reminiscing about the past.
A bunch of great singles, most songs are stand outs. Catchy sing-a-longs. Hope the singer can deal with his mental health problems, and mature to the artist he could become.
|9||The Wonder Years|
Another solid album by the Wonder Years. Nice subtle change of direction from their previous releases. It took a couple of listens to really appreciate the diversity.
They were on the same 2017 tour as Spanish Love songs. I had loved some of their previous songs, but never their full album. This time the whole album was great.
23 punk jingles, most under a minute in length. I don't agree with the products they were "advertising", but the songs themselves are masterpieces.
|Honorable mentions, |
Epic Beard Men- Season 1
Parquet Courts- Wide Awake
Tiny Moving Parts- Swell
Smoking Popes- Into the agony
Slowly Slowy- St. Leonards
The Sidekicks- Happiness Hours
Jeff Rosenstock- POST-
|Cool story on #1!|
|there are some jams here, alright|
|you an aussie, bub?|
|Yo Papa, yeah I'm Australian, but don't hold that against me. I don't live there however. |
Thanks BlazinBlitzer, the other cool thing about that story were how nice all the band members were, from Spanish Love Songs, Ducking Punches, and Rayner. Chatted over drinks, and had our own 10 man mosh.
|Perth native here, don't live there either, though. Where are you from?|
|The East coast, near Newcastle. But been moving around a bit. |
Are there many Aussies using this site, i noticed a lot of Australian artists have been reviewed.
|there is a handful. if i remember correctly, it's Astral Abortis, iloveyouall and tempest are.|
i can name more people over 40 here, actually
|Cool I'll probably come across them. You got any good unknown W.A. recs i could check out? |
|this is a very aight list|
|Thanks Snake, I gravitated a little bit towards the punk spectrum last year.|
|Haven't been to Perth in over 20 years and can't really point to any West Oz bands. I only know a shit tonne from Melbourne, that's where the creative ones are.|