|UserSoundoffs 10Album Ratings 478Objectivity 73%Last Active 03-19-19 9:46 pmJoined 03-27-16Forum Posts 1Review Comments 57
|Albums of the 2010s: 2018|
Probably my favorite year for music. So many great released and some awful ones. Once again, these are merely my rankings of albums that I have heard enough to have a strong opinion on.
I included my top 25 and my bottom five. Top 25 begins with Gorillaz.
Drop your recs and thoughts below :)
|1||Kids See Ghosts|
Kids See Ghosts
An all-time favorite of mine. An excellent output of psychedelic pop rap and arguably Cudi's best album yet.
Studs: Feel the Love, 4th Dimension, Freeee, Kids See Ghosts
Duds: Maaaybe Reborn/ there's not a dull moment here
A phenomenal record with excellent elements of pop, hard rock, psychedelia and new wave among many. This is Julian's best album since Is This it, and I'm beyond excited for what the future of The Voidz holds.
Studs: Pyramid of Bones, Leave it in My Dreams, QYURRYUS, Aliennnation, Wink, Pink Ocean, Think Before You Drink
Duds: I can't really pick one
|3||Let's Eat Grandma|
I'm All Ears
Fantastic art-pop record. One of the more underappreciated records of the year. Hot Pink has so much swagger, It's Not Just Me is warm as summer and Donnie Darko is a groovy epic.
Studs: Whitewater, Hot Pink, Falling Into Me, It's Not Just Me, Donnie Darko, Cool & Collected
What a phenomenal album. Confident, excellent grooves and melodies, and some fantastically well-written lyrics. This is a prime example of great social commentary. The first three songs make for one of the best opening trios this decade.
Studs: Total Football, Violence, Before the Water Gets Too High, Freebird II, Normalization, Almost had to start a fight, Death will bring change
Duds: Mardi Gras Beads
This is his best album, imo. I digress that it might not be as consistent as WORRY, but it's high points are better. USA is one of the best songs of the decade.
Studs: USA, Yr Throat, All This Useless Energy, Beating My Head Against the Wall, 9/10, Let Them Win
You Won't Get What You Want
Not really a fan of this aesthetic, but dear lord this is impressive. Terrifying and intriguing.
Studs: Long Road, No Turns, City Song, Less Sex
Duds: Flammable Man
In A Poem Unlimited
Yet another awesome female fronted art-pop record. The genre exploration and confidence in "In a poem..." is infectious.
Studs: Rage of Plastics, M.A.H, L-Over, Pearly Gates, Incidental Boogie
Duds: Poem, Time
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Not my style of music, but I'll be damned if this isn't an enjoyable and impressive album. Awesome beats and memorably unique.
Studs: Ponyboy, Faceshopping
Duds: It's okay to cry
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Side B is relatively weak to the fantastic first half. A bold album and thought it doesn't pay off on every track, it's still enjoyable.
Studs: Four out of Five, Star Treatment, One Point Perspective, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, American Sports, Ultracheese
Duds: Golden Trunks, MONSTAH TRUCC (the hook is decent)
I disagree with a decent amount of what Kanye says here, but it's a strikingly brave record. Ghost Town is an all-time best from him.
Studs: Ghost Town, I Thought About Killing You, Yikes, All Mine, Violent Crimes
Duds: No Mistakes
Boarding House Reach
It's not perfect, but it's Jack's best solo release. Ten years from now, BHR will be commended for its bold blend of electronic aesthetic and garage rock.
Studs: Over and over and over, Respect Commander, Connected By Love
Duds: Abulia and Akrasia
I wasn't too big of a fan of the Saturations. There are some bad songs on here, but some absolute mammoths.
Studs: NEW ORLEANS, WHERE THE CASH AT, J'OUVERT, HONEY
Duds: SOMETHING ABOUT HIM, TAPE, SAN MARCOS
Overall, a dope abstract hip hop album if not entirely memorable. Plus, it has a Count Dooku reference which Astroworld does not
Studs: Circumcision is the first betrayal, 98 Gewehr, Ashwaghanda
|14||Pusha T |
Pretty awesome album, but some of the songs have dampened over time.
The janitor line in Hard Piano is one of the worst lines I've heard in a minute, jesus.
Studs: If You Know You Know, What Would Meek Do?, The Games We Play
Duds: Hard Piano, Santeria
Noname's verses are tremendous and she's one of the best poets alive. The jazzy instrumentals work for the most part, but their fair share of forgettable moments.
Studs: Blaxpoitation, Self, Prayer Song, Regal
Duds: Montego Bae
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
I get it, The 1975's fanbase is annoying and Matt Healy is a twat. But this is far and away their best record and while that isn't a high bar, it's still impressive as hell. Love it if We Made it as generational anthem just like We Didn't Start the Fire.
It's not living if it's not with you takes the cake as the best song, though.
Studs: Give Yourself a Try, It's Not Living (If It's Not With You), Mine, Sincerity is Scary
Duds: TOOTIME, I Like America & America Likes Me
|17||Twenty One Pilots|
Vessel was great, Blurryface was bland. Trench was their boldest record yet and though it has pitfalls, some of their most impressive tracks are on here.
Studs: Jumpsuit, Nico and the Niners, Neon Gravestones, The Hype
Duds: Blood, Pet Cheetah
|18||Car Seat Headrest|
Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
The amazing high points overshadow a number of other songs. Beach-Life-In-Death is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard.
Studs: FCKNG BEACCH LIFE INDEATH JFC, My Boy, Nervous young inhumans
Duds: Twin Fantasy
A good album, but rather overrated. I reallllyyyy wish the title track was longer
Studs: Dirty Computer (BRIAN GODDAMN WILSON), Make Me Feel, I got the Juice, Screwed, Django Jane
Duds: Take a Byte, Pynk, So Afraid
Springsteen on Broadway
If you love The Boss, this is essential. Wonderful acoustic sets spanning his legendary career with intimate stories told in between. Placement is knocked down for me because it's not a record of new material.
Studs: like all of it man
Joy as an Act of Resistance
I love the social commentary, I'm just not a big fan of the style.
Studs: Danny Needelko, Never fight a man with a perm
Duds: Rottweiler, Cry to Me
Some of their best tunes since Antics are on here, that production wheres on you tho
Studs: If You Really Love Nothing, The Rover, Number 10, Mountain Child
Duds: Nysmaw, Surveillance, Flight of Fancy
|23||The Smashing Pumpkins|
Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1
This is a fun, if innocuos, album. Alienation is terrible, but the rest is really enjoyable.
Studs: Solara, Silvery Sometimes
|24||The Nude Party|
The Nude Party
They sound dangerously similar to Out of Our Heads-era Rolling Stones, but they take that sound soooo damn well.
Studs: Water on Mars, Cheverolet Man, Feels Alright, Records
Duds: Wild Coyote, Gringo Che, War is Coming
The Now Now
It's a lot more consistent than Humanz was, but it also feels less like a Gorillaz album than its predecessor.
Also, there's no reason for Hollywood — a song featuring Albarn and Snoop Dogg together — to be as boring as it is. One of the most disappointong songs of the year.
Studs: Humility, Souk Eye, Kansas, Lake Zurich
Duds: Hollywood, Idaho
The most disappointing album of the year for me. High expectations after how awesome Foil Deer was. Bland, safe pop rock. I'm afraid it could be their swan song :(
Studs: Lucky 88, Backslidin
Duds: Can I Kiss You?, You Hate the Title
A real mixed bag here. All the Stars is a great pop song with a PHANTASTICK hook, but Kendrick's verse is rather meh.
King's Dead is almost a horrible song, but is saved by a great beat and an awesome verse from Kendrick. Jay Rock .... what the fuck, man?
Studs: All the Stars, Kendrick's verse in King's Dead
Duds: Everything in King's Dead aside from Kendrick and the beat, The Ways
Here's an album synopsis: "People didn't like my last album so I'm going to make another album that calls them mean names!"
It's a 40-something year old legend throwing a tantrum. Venom is horrible.
Studs: Lucky You, Kamikaze, Stepping Stone
Duds: VENOOOOMMMMMM, The Greatest, The Ringer
His ambition is admirable, but it feels like a fake-deep persona and the instrumentals are boring as hell. Nice For What is fantastic, though,
Studs: Nice For What, Emotionless, Mob Ties, Blue Tint
Duds: God's Plan, Ratchet Happy Birthday (one of the worst songs of the year), the rest
This album is like getting a rash in your ass and then having firey, curry diarrhea except, somehow, worse.
Natural is a dope song, but the formula is repeated and creates one of the most insincere albums of the decade. Zero is one of the worst songs ever made. Also, Machine is uncomfortably similar to Misterwives' song of the same name.
A slap in the face, but they're using a more honest artist's hand. I could write a fucking dissertation why this is a disgrace.
Duds: Zero, Machine, Bullet in a gun, West Coast, Bad Liar
|Rottweiler is one of my favourites offa Joy|
|"Alienation is terrible" thank you|
|Once again I recommend these metal/rock albums from 2018|
Black Label Society- Grimmest Hits
Breaking Benjamin- Ember
Parkway Drive- Reverence
Architects- Holy Hell
All That Remains- Victim of the New Disease
|Demon of the Fall|
|Sophie and IDLES don't belong on this list...|
both way too good for it. Ugly.
|@joshb9864 shut up zoomer|
|but like you *have* to listen to that breaking benjamin record snake|
|yeah my dude you need some REAL metal in your life like all that remains|
|Those are just good albums to help someone get into metal @snake|
there were tons of extreme metal albums that take the cake for the year.