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Best Albums of 2018

Post by hellboy » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:25 am

Time has come to prepare thy best of 2018 lists. Feel free to list your favorite albums of the year, ordered, limited to 10 or otherwise. There will be an official poll for Fourtheye readers coming soon!

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by basejumper » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:34 pm

Are we only supposed to list our top 10 here or is this thread also for talking about and sharing ones we are thinking about choosing for the top 10?
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Post by Krazy_blah » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:44 pm

After a couple listens, thought Eat The Elephant was pretty “meh”... then It really grew on me really quickly. Not as good as their first two but I’m more than happy with it.

Biggest disappointment was NIN’s Bad Witch.

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Post by earthrocker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:17 am

Albums enjoyed this year in no particular order yet...


Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
Yob - Our Raw Heart
Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
APC - EtE
The Crystal Method - The Trip Home
Khemmis - Desolation
Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage (nearly missed this album I thought was over rated at first.. but...musically incredible, brutal album..)
DeafHeaven - Ordinary, Corrupt, Human, Love (not as good as New Bermuda, the vocals seemed to have been mixed with the volume down)
Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror
The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
Sleep - The Sciences
Ernesto Schnack - Herramienta
Thievery Corporation - Treasures from the Temple
High on Fire - Electric Messiah
Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light
Judas Priest - Fire Power
Ezra Collection - Juan Pablo: The Philosopher
Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
Alice In Chains - Rainer Fog
NIN - Bad Witch
The Soft Moon - Criminal
Earthless - Black Heaven
Fu Manchu - Clone Of The Universe
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape

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Post by M0G » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:14 pm

Albums of note in 2018, will add to the list and then narrow down a top 10 later

The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
Yob - Our Raw Heart
Sleep - The Sciences
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape
Eminem - Kamikaze
Cypress Hill - Elephants on Acid
Author & Punisher - Beastland
Future Usses - The Existential Haunting
Conan - Existential Void Guardian
High on Fire - Electric Messiah
Dylan Carlson - Conquistador
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Between The Buried And Me - Automata I & II
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
NIN - Bad Witch
Whale Fall - Sondersongs
Goldmund - Occasus
Smoke Trees - Steamer
System - Plus
Thought Gang - Thought Gang
Ken mode - Loved
Sumac - Love in Shadow
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
Black of Thought - Streams of Thought Volume 1 & 2
Holy Fawn - Death Spells
Royce da 5’9” - Book of Ryan
Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Dirge - Lost Empyrean
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Post by Calfium Jay » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:23 pm

Crest..(08)

It happens here.


1. LOW - DOUBLE NEGATIVE
2. DEDEKIND CUT - TAHOE
3. APHEX TWIN - COLLAPSE E.P
4. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
5. PRURIENT & HANGED MAN'S ORGASM - UNKNOWNS
6. PORTAL - ION
7. GNAW THEIR TONGUES - GENOCIDAL MAJESTY
8. NORMAN WESTBERG - AFTER VACATION
9. KEVIN DRUMM - INEXPLICABLE HOURS
10. ARCHGOAT - THE LUCIFERIAN CROWN


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Calfium Jay wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Crest..(08)

It happens here.


1. LOW - DOUBLE NEGATIVE
2. DEDEKIND CUT - TAHOE
3. APHEX TWIN - COLLAPSE E.P
4. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
5. PRURIENT & HANGED MAN'S ORGASM - UNKNOWNS
6. PORTAL - ION
7. GNAW THEIR TONGUES - GENOCIDAL MAJESTY
8. NORMAN WESTBERG - AFTER VACATION
9. KEVIN DRUMM - INEXPLICABLE HOURS
10. ARCHGOAT - THE LUCIFERIAN CROWN


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Post by Calfium Jay » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:31 pm

Get on board with The Trumpster first. Then report back...



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Calfium Jay wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Get on board with The Trumpster first. Then report back...



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Never gonna happen. I would literally rather throw myself off a bridge. I would literally rather have every one of my finger nails pulled out slowly. You get the point. As for your list I will give that a listen.

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Post by tys0n » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm

Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
6ix9ine - DUMMY BOY
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
APC - ETE
BTOB - HOUR MOMENT
Soreption - Monument of the End
Pusha T - Daytona
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tys0n wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
6ix9ine - DUMMY BOY
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
APC - ETE
BTOB - HOUR MOMENT
Soreption - Monument of the End
Pusha T - Daytona
Man you used to be good at this. You have kind of been phoning it in lately. What happened to the Tyson I loved to hate?

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Post by tys0n » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm

The shows gone into syndication, resting on its laurels.
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 pm

I'm nowhere near a top 10 at this point, but here's a list of albums I've enjoyed in 2018 (in somewhat chronological order):

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
Hookworms - Microshift
Mammoth Grinder - Cosmic Crypt
The Soft Moon - Criminal
NZ Deathrays - Bloody Lovely
Harms Way - Posthuman
FRIGS - Basic Behaviour
Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
Ilsa - Corpse Fortress
Conjurer - Mire
Front End Loader - Neutral Evil
Dr Octagon - Moosebumps
Sleep - The Sciences
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Wolf King - Loyal to the Soil
The Armed - Only Love
Dead Cross - Dead Cross EP
Ice Age - Beyondless
Wrong - Feels Great
Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
Skinless - Savagery
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Wax Chattels - Wax Chattels
Baptists - Beacon of Faith
High Priestess - High Priestess
Bridge Burner - Null Apostle
Nervosa - Downfall of Mankind
Alien Weaponry - Tu
Will Haven - Muerte
Yob - Our Raw Heart
High Tension - Purge
ASG - Survive Sunrise
Child Bite - Burnt Offerings
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Sectioned - Annihilated
Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Sumpulse - Rotten
Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
C.O.F.F.I.N. - Piss~up
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Red Hare - Little Acts of Destruction
Converge - Beautiful Ruin
Xenobiotic - Prometheus
Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway - Dictator
Birds in a Row - We Already Lost the World
1968 - Ballads of the Godless
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
Innumerable Forms - Punishment in Flesh
Ken MODE - Loved
Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance
Amnesia Scanner - Another Life
Sulaco - The Prize
Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
Trappist - Ancient Brewing Tactics
Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
Aborted - TerrorVision
Black Salvation - Uncertainty is Bliss
Revocation - The Outer Ones
Beartooth - Disease
High On Fire - Electric Messiah
Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
Author & Punisher - Beastland
MASTER BOOT RECORD - Virus.Dos
Mudhoney - Digital Garbage
Soulfly - Ritual
Candy - Good To Feel
Bloodbath - The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
The Prodigy - No Tourists
Cult Leader - A Patient Man
Muse - Simulation Theory
Holy Grove - II
Died - Anonymized Internal Criminals
Funeral Chic - Superstition
Cypress Hill - Elephants on Acid
Planet B - Planet B
Tome S.T.S. - No Longer Living, Merely Existing
Fiddlehead - Springtime and Blind
The Hirs Collective - Friends. Lovers. Favorites

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Post by Calfium Jay » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 pm

That Prodigy album was shithouse. Shithouse!!!! Even for them.... :shock:

Converge and Daughters - MASSIVELY overrated......MASSIVELY.

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Bad Witch and The Sciences...both decent attempts but nowhere near good enough for an accolade.
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Calfium Jay wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 pm
That Prodigy album was shithouse. Shithouse!!!! Even for them.... :shock:

Converge and Daughters - MASSIVELY overrated......MASSIVELY.

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Bad Witch and The Sciences...both decent attempts but nowhere near good enough for an accolade.
To be honest, only Daughters is likely to go anywhere near my top 10 from that lot. Overrated perhaps, but I still think it's a great album.

I don't necessarily disagree in regards to Converge. They have some great albums, but their last few have been somewhat forgettable in my opinion, despite getting a fair amount of acclaim with the critics. I think they're just one of those "cool" bands that can do no wrong in some peoples eyes.

As for the Prodigy, my first assessment was more or less the same - this is poor even for them. One subsequent listens I grew to enjoy it in parts though. It's no better than a 6/10 however.

My list is probably more of a "albums I didn't get sick of before the end of it" list, rather than a list of compelling great albums from 2018.

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Calfium Jay wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 pm
That Prodigy album was shithouse. Shithouse!!!! Even for them.... :shock:

Converge and Daughters - MASSIVELY overrated......MASSIVELY.

!!

Bad Witch and The Sciences...both decent attempts but nowhere near good enough for an accolade.
Fuck off The Sciences is FANTASTIC. One of the best albums released in 2018. Fuck maybe the best album I am still trying to decide on that. Yes we all love Dopesmoker but you gotta move on. Where you expecting Dopesmoker part 2?

You pulled this same shit with the Dylan Carlson release, which is also absolutely superb. Another contender for album of the year. For a person who claims to be on the cutting edge of music taste you often seem stuck in the past.

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:07 am

I also found The Sciences to be a little bland. It won't be making my top 10. The fact is Dopesmoker is the only Sleep album I really rate. The High On Fire album was much better.

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hellboy wrote:
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I also found The Sciences to be a little bland. It won't be making my top 10. The fact is Dopesmoker is the only Sleep album I really rate. The High On Fire album was much better.
Wat?! High on Fire isn’t bad, but The Sciences is a fucking work of art

I do so love this time of year. Debating albums is always a blast. Oh you know what album really caught me by surprise and I have you to thank for it? The new KEN mode. GREAT album. KEN mode’s prior releases haven’t done much for me but Loved is all kinds of quality.

I noticed you left the new Sumac off your list which surprised me. What didn’t you like about it?

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 am

I reckon that one is just an oversight - I have listened to the album and enjoyed it. It should be on that shortlist, and while I need to spend more time with it I wouldn't place it in my top 10.

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:55 am

hellboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 am
I reckon that one is just an oversight - I have listened to the album and enjoyed it. It should be on that shortlist, and while I need to spend more time with it I wouldn't place it in my top 10.
Gotcha. I don’t imagine it will make my top 10 either.

Man I wish I could somehow get past the vocals on Daughters. Musically it is stellar but the singer just grates on my nerves. I should add it to my list purely on musical merit. You Won’t Get What You Want is a really good album but damn that voice annoys the shit out of me.

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Post by Calfium Jay » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 am

I prefer Om to Sleep.
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Post by tys0n » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 am

Me too Cal.
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Om is great but you guys are fucking high. Al is good no matter what project he is working on, but there is a particular magic that occurs when he makes music with Matt.

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