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02.02.19 Best Albums of 2018

Best Albums of 2018

My 75 favorite albums from 2018. 76-80 are my top 5 E.P.s.
1Typhoon (USA-OR)
Offerings


Indie rock concept album.
Best songs: Algernon, Sleep, Chiaroscuro
2Foxing
Nearer My God


Indie rock/emo
Best Songs: Grand Paradise, Won't Drown, Gameshark
3Black Peaks
All That Divides


Post-hardcore/Post-rock/Sludge-rock
Best Songs: Home, The Midnight Sun, Across the Great Divide
4Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want


Noise-rock/Experimental/Post-punk
Best Songs: Satan in the Wait, City Song, Guest House
5IDLES
Joy as an Act of Resistance


Punk/Post-punk
Best songs: Danny Nedelko, Colossus, Never Fight a Man with a Perm
6mewithoutYou
[Untitled]


Post-hardcore/emo/Indie Rock
Best songs: Julia, Tortoises All the Way Down, 2,459 Miles
7The Ocean
Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic


Post-rock/Post-metal/Sludge/Prog Metal.
Best Songs: Permian, Devonian. Cambrian II
8J.I.D
DiCaprio 2


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: Workin' Out, Just da Other Day, 151 Rum
9Father John Misty
God's Favorite Customer


Indie-rock/Singer-Songwriter
Best Songs: The Songwriter, God's Favorite Customer, Please Don't Die
10Larry and His Flask
This Remedy


Folk-Rock/Punk/Americana
Best Songs: The Place That it Belongs, Three Manhattans, Hoping Again
11Zapruder
Zapruder


Post-hardcore/Blues/Experimental
Best Songs: Leaving Montreal, Tongue Twister, Half Stache Man
12Coheed and Cambria
The Unheavenly Creatures


Prog-Rock/Punk
Best Songs: Black Sunday, Queen of the Dark, Toys
13Zeal and Ardor
Stranger Fruit


Soul/Blues/Black Metal
Best Songs: Row Row, You Ain't Coming Back, Servants
14 Between the Buried and Me
Automata I/Automata II


Progressive Metal
Best Songs: Blot, The Grid, Millions
15Slugdge
Esoteric Malacology


Death Metal/Sludge
Best Songs: Transilvanian Fungus, Slave Goo World, Crop Killer
16The Family Crest
The War: Act I


Indie Folk
Best Songs: Take Tonight, Rest, Like a Light
17Kids See Ghosts
Kids See Ghosts


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: Freeee, Reborn, Fire
18SUMAC
Love In Shadow


Black Metal/Sludge/Experimental
Best Songs: Arcing Silver, Ecstasy of Unbecoming, The Task
19Azusa
Heavy Yoke


Post-Metal/Sludge
Best Songs: Interstellar Islands, Heavy Yoke, Eternal Echo
20Saintseneca
Pillar of Na


Indie Folk
Best Songs: Pillar of Na, Beast in the Garden, Denarius
21Rivers of Nihil
Where Owls Know My Name


Prog Metal
Best Songs: Hollow, Where Owls Know My Name, Subtle Change
22Cosmo Sheldrake
The Much Much How How & I


Orchestral Indie Pop
Best Songs: Wriggle, Come Along, Solar Waltz
23Kimbra
Primal Heart


Indie Pop
Best Songs: Recovery, Past Love, Black Sky
24The Nietzsche
The Parnassus


Hardcore/Metalcore/Dillinger
Best Songs: Rich Bukowski, In Kharms Way, Poe's Law
25Alkaloid
Liquid Anatomy


Prog Metal/Death Metal
Best Songs: Rise of the Cephalopods, As Decreed by Laws Written, Azagthoth
26Thou
Magus


Black Metal
Best Songs: The Changeling Prince, Inward, In the Kingdom of Meaning
27Revocation
The Outer Ones


Death Metal
Best Songs: Ex Nihilo, The Outer Ones, A Starless Darkness
28Clarence Clarity
THINK: PEACE


Art Pop
Best Songs: Vapid Feels Ain't Vapid, Naysayer, Next Best Thing
29Pusha T
DAYTONA


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: The Games We Play, What Would Meek Do?, Come Back Baby
30SOPHIE
OIL OF EVERY PEARL's UN-INSIDES


Art-Pop
Best Songs: Faceshopping, Immaterial, Ponyboy
31VOLA
Applause of a Distant Crowd


Prog Metal/Prog Rock
Best Songs: Whaler/Ruby Pool/ Green Screen Mother
32Mitski
Be the Cowboy


Indie-Pop/Art-Pop
Best Songs: Me and My Husband. Nobody, Two Slow Dancers
33The Republic of Wolves
Shrine


Indie-Rock
Best Songs: The Canyon, Colored Out, Bask
34Rolo Tomassi
Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It


Dillinger-ish
Best Songs: Rituals, Balancing the Dark, Aftermath
35Ariana Grande
Sweetener


Indie-Pop
Best Songs: R.E.M., God is a woman, better off
36Janelle Monae
Dirty Computer


Indie-Pop/Art-Pop
Best Songs: So Afraid, Americans, Make Me Feel
37Death Grips
Year of the Snitch


Hip-Hop/Industrial
Best Songs: Flies, Streaky, Black Paint
38Jeff Rosenstock
POST-


Punk/Indie-Rock
Best Songs: 9/10, Beating My Head Against a Wall, Melba
39Denzel Curry
TA13OO


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: Switch it Up, Black Metal Terrorist, Taboo
40Sunless Dawn
Timeweaver


Prog Metal/Death Metal
Best Songs: The Arbiter. Biomorph III, Grand Inquisitor
41Kacey Musgraves
Golden Hour


Country-Folk
Best Songs: Slow Burn, Butterflies, Rainbow
42Brockhampton
Iridescence


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: District, J'ouvert, San Marcos
43Imperial Triumphant
Vile Luxury


Death Metal/Black Metal
Best Songs: Lower World, Chernobyl Blues, Swarming Opulence
44Kanye West
ye


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: All Mine, Yikes, Ghost Town
45Night Verses
From the Gallery of Sleep


Prog Metal/Instrumental
Best Songs: No.0, Vice Wave, Trading Shadows
46Beyond Creation
Algorythm


Prog Metal
Best Songs: Ethereal Kingdom, Entre Suffrage et Mirage, The Inversion
47Psycroptic
As The Kingdom Drowns


Death Metal/Metalcore
Best Songs: As the Kingdom Drowns, Upon These Stones, Frozen Gaze
48YOB
Our Raw Heart


Sludge Metal
Best Songs: Beauty in Falling Leaves, The Screen, Ablaze
49The Wonder Years
Sister Cities


Indie-Rock/Emo
Best Songs: Sister Cities, Pyramids of Salt, Heaven's Gate
50The Intersphere
The Grand Delusion


Indie-Rock
Best Songs: Secret Place, Don't Think Twice, The Grand Delusion
51Sectioned (Metalcore)
Annihilated


Dillinger on Speed
Best Songs: Portrait, Life's True Beauty, Release
52Julia Holter
Aviary


Art-Pop/Folk
Best Songs: Words I Heard, Underneath the Moon, I Shall Love 2
53Frontierer
Unloved


Another Dillinger
Best Songs: Bombgnasher, Glitcher, Gower St.
54Shakey Graves
Can't Wake Up


Indie-Folk
Best Songs: Dining Alone, Counting Sheep, Backseat Driver
55Skeletonwitch
Devouring Radiant Light


Death Metal
Best Songs: Temple of the Sun, When Paradise Fades, Carnarium Eternal
56Behemoth
I Loved You at Your Darkest


Death Metal/Doom Metal
Best Songs: Bartzabel, God = Dog, Coagvla
57Earl Sweatshirt
Some Rap Songs


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: The Mint, Shattered Dreams, December 24
58Erra
Neon


Metalcore/Djent
Best Songs: Valhalla, Unify, Monolith
59Sleep
The Sciences


Stoner Rock
Best Songs: Sonic Titan, Antarcticans Thawed, The Botanist
60Deafheaven
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love


Black Metal/Shoegaze
Best Songs: Canary Yellow, Worthless Animal, Honeycomb
61Haken
Vector


Prog Metal
Best Songs: A Cell Divides, Puzzle Box, The Good Doctor
62Black Thought
Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: How to Hold a Choppa, History Unfolds, Streets
63Thrice
Palms


Indie Rock
Best Songs: My Soul, A Branch in the River, Blood on Blood
64Florence and the Machine
High as Hope


Indie Rock/Pop
Best Songs: Sky Full of Song, Big God, The End of Love
65Panic! at the Disco
Pray For The Wicked


Pop
Best Songs: King of the Clouds, Roaring 20's, Old Fashioned
66Dance Gavin Dance
Artificial Selection


Metalcore/Post-Hardcore
Best Songs: The Rattler, Count Bassy, Bloodsucker
67Panopticon
The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness


Black Metal/Folk
Best Songs: En hvit ravns dod, The Moss Beneath the Snow, The Wandering Ghost
68Frog
Whatever We Probably Already Had It


Indie Rock
Best Songs: Bones, God Once Loved a Woman, Something to Hide
69Chapel of Disease
...And As We Have Seen The Storm


Death Metal/Black Metal
Best Songs: Null, 1,000 Fifferent Paths, Oblivious/Obnoxious/Defiant
70Silent Planet
When the End Began


Metalcore
Best Songs: Visible Unseen, Share the Body, Vanity of Sleep
71Respire
Denouement


Black Metal/Shoegaze
Best Songs: Virtue, Haunt, Bound
72Lord Huron
Vide Noir


Indie Rock/Folk
Best Songs: Wait By the River, When the Night is Over, Lost in Time and Space
73Ghost (SWE)
Prequelle


Metal
Best Songs: Rats, Dance Macabre, Faith
74Monuments
Phronesis


Metalcore/Djent
Best Songs: Jukai, Leviathan, Vanta
75Obliteration
Cenotaph Obscure


Death Metal/Black Metal
Best Songs: Tumulus of Ancient Bones, Eldritch Summoning, Charnel Plains
76mewithoutYou
[untitled] e.p.


Post-Hardcore/Indie-Rock
Best Songs: Kristy w/ the Sparkling Teeth, Cities of the Plain, Bethlehem, WV
77Boygenius
Boygenius


Indie-Folk/Indie-Rock
Best Songs: Souvenir, Salt in the Wound, Ketchum, ID
78Converge
Beautiful Ruin


Hardcore/Metalcore
Best Songs: Melancholia, Beautiful Ruin, Permanent Blue
79Open Mike Eagle
What Happens When I Try to Relax


Hip-Hop
Best Songs: Microfiche, Single Ghosts, Every Single Thing
80Currents
I Let The Devil In


Metalcore
Best Songs: The Rope, My Disguise, Forever Marked
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