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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by joeypants » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:27 pm

Aside from the first one, which is my favorite I believe, the rest are in no particular order. Will probably add to this as I may have forgot some...

Holy Fawn – Death Spells
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Ghost – Prequelle
Sleep – The Sciences
Sumac – Love In Shadow
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V
High On Fire – Electric Messiah
Anderson.Paak – Oxnard
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
Teach Me Equals - Fix History

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:57 pm

joeypants wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Aside from the first one, which is my favorite I believe, the rest are in no particular order. Will probably add to this as I may have forgot some...

Holy Fawn – Death Spells
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Ghost – Prequelle
Sleep – The Sciences
Sumac – Love In Shadow
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V
High On Fire – Electric Messiah
Anderson.Paak – Oxnard
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
Teach Me Equals - Fix History
Not a fan of shoegaze but Holy Fawn is interesting. Doomgaze or something along those lines. Will have to give Death Spells another listen.

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by basejumper » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:15 pm

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Here are some albums I have listened to this year that I consider to be pretty good.
Still putting my top 10 together.

I started to provide a link to all of them but then thought that this post would be long as fuck... and I got lazy. Have to look the rest up yourself! Haha!

Thanks for all the suggestions. looks like I have quite a few to check out before the end of the year!

III - Weedpecker


Con todo el mundo - Khruangbin


Upheaval - Mythic Sunship


Opia - MuN


Moon - Holy Mushroom


Leames/Berry Weight - Dreams under trees


Chatoyant Breath - Oresund Space Collective


Smooth Orbit - Space Trucker


The Sea - Somali Yacht Club


Up From The Dust - Kaya Project


Road to Knowhere - Tommy Guerrero


Unfold the God Man - Psychonaut


II - IAH


Schwerpunkt - Bismut


Respect - The Great Machine


Pandaemonium - Black Rainbows


Bridge of Weird - Dead Otter


Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
Astrodome - II
City of the Lost - Master Martin Rescue -
Screaming Females - All At Once -
River Cult - Halcyon Daze -
Fu Manchu - Clone of the Universe -
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
Naxatras - lll
HAZEMAZE - HAZEMAZE
Merlin - The Wizard
Earthless - Black Heaven
Stoned Karma - The Dark Side Of Destiny
Thievery Corporation - Treasures From the Temple
Movement Of Sounds - Echo
El Jazzy Chavo - Redirections
Dreams & Vibrations | Damu The Fudgemunk
Sun Voyager - Seismic Vibes
Lunar mgc - Aurora
The Sledge - On The Verge Of Nothing
Onségen Ensemble - Duel
Haunted - Dayburner
Robohands - Green
This World Has Bees - Nearer
Degree of Arc - Raptures
we.own.the.sky - The Glass​/​Nails
Human Factor - Let Nature Take Its Course
TRAIL - Spaces
A Beacon School - Cola
Spaceslug - Eye The Tide
Below A Silent Sky - A View From Afar
Black Salvation - Uncertainty is Bliss
The Crazy Left Experience - Death, Destruction, And Magic
Shogun - Infinitet
Domadora - Lacuna
Moewn - Ad Astra
Circle Of The Sun - Jams Of Inner Perception
Stone Age Mammoth - Earthborn
Blue Dream - Volume Blue
Magmakammer - Mindtripper
King Buffalo - Longing To Be The Mountain
Space Paranoids - High Tales
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm

In an order but not by quality:

A Dance That Empties - Subtle Degrees

Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen -
The End

A Pride of Lions - The Bridge Sessions

Lebroba - Andrew Cyrille/Bill Frisell/Wadada Leo Smith

Currents, Constellations - The Nels Cline 4

Experiments on Human Subjects - Evil Genius

Convulsionaries - Brandon Seabrook Trio

Dissections - Invisible Anatomy

Modern Lore - Julian Lage

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:43 am

Jesus fucking Christ basejumper did you have to embed every band camp album you listened to this year? Got a little click happy there buddy.

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by basejumper » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:11 am

M0G wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:43 am
Jesus fucking Christ basejumper did you have to embed every band camp album you listened to this year? Got a little click happy there buddy.
Man, you're even bitching about people trying to make shit easy for you lazy fucks!
You must not have read my post... or the list at the end. Haha!
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by basejumper » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:17 am

basejumper wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Especially for MOG (kissyface)

III - Weedpecker

Con todo el mundo - Khruangbin

Upheaval - Mythic Sunship

Opia - Mun

Moon - Holy Mushroom

Leames/Berry Weight - Dreams under trees

Chatoyant Breath - Oresund Space Collective

Smooth Orbit - Space Trucker

The Sea - Somali Yacht Club

Up From The Dust - Kaya Project

Road to Knowhere - Tommy Guerrero

Unfold the God Man - Psychonaut

II - IAH

Schwerpunkt - Bismut

Respect - The Great Machine

Pandaemonium - Black Rainbows

Bridge of Weird - Dead Otter
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Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
Astrodome - II
City of the Lost - Master Martin Rescue -
Screaming Females - All At Once -
River Cult - Halcyon Daze -
Fu Manchu - Clone of the Universe -
Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
Naxatras - lll
HAZEMAZE - HAZEMAZE
Merlin - The Wizard
Earthless - Black Heaven
Stoned Karma - The Dark Side Of Destiny
Thievery Corporation - Treasures From the Temple
Movement Of Sounds - Echo
El Jazzy Chavo - Redirections
Dreams & Vibrations | Damu The Fudgemunk
Sun Voyager - Seismic Vibes
Lunar mgc - Aurora
The Sledge - On The Verge Of Nothing
Onségen Ensemble - Duel
Haunted - Dayburner
Robohands - Green
This World Has Bees - Nearer
Degree of Arc - Raptures
we.own.the.sky - The Glass​/​Nails
Human Factor - Let Nature Take Its Course
TRAIL - Spaces
A Beacon School - Cola
Spaceslug - Eye The Tide
Below A Silent Sky - A View From Afar
Black Salvation - Uncertainty is Bliss
The Crazy Left Experience - Death, Destruction, And Magic
Shogun - Infinitet
Domadora - Lacuna
Moewn - Ad Astra
Circle Of The Sun - Jams Of Inner Perception
Stone Age Mammoth - Earthborn
Blue Dream - Volume Blue
Magmakammer - Mindtripper
King Buffalo - Longing To Be The Mountain
Space Paranoids - High Tales
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:25 am

Thank you much better. I listened to a bit of Upheaval kind of dope

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by tys0n » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 am

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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.
I feel people are taking the otherwise portion of hellboys post a bit too liberally, keep it in check guys.
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:37 pm

Sorry, it was a good year for music.

Jon Hopkins - Singularity
J. Cole - KOD
Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
All Them Witches - ATW
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose
Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol 1 & 2
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JPEGMAFIA - Veterans
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
NIN - Bad Witch
Anderson.Paak - Oxnard
Czarface & MF Doom - Czarface meets Metal Face
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
Royce da 5'9 - Book of Ryan
Thom Yorke - Suspiria
Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by bonebroke » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:46 am

Esperanza Spalding - 12 little spells
Alex Skolnick Trio - Conundrum
Claypool Lennon Delirium - Blood and Rockets - single

Show was good, but i couldn't get into Jack White's third solo album.
I passed on the new APC album/tour :|

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by Bill Hilly » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:06 pm

I didn't even know Esperanza Spalding had a new album out. Damn, must check it out today.

Edit: Wow, Ok. I'm skipping through a few songs and I can already tell that this is going to be really good.
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by bonebroke » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:01 pm

ES is playing the whole album on this Fall 2018 tour. (wouldn't that be cool if does that too(l)
The physical disc/vinyl doesn't come out until March 2019.
At the SF show last month, she signed copies of new album after the performance (usb drive inside a cd case).
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:25 pm

Top 10 - Final

Really difficult to narrow down the top 10 for 2018. Many excellent albums out this year. Album of the year goes to Sleep - The Sciences. Never would have thought after all these years Sleep could deliver another masterpiece, but that is exactly what they did.

Sleep - The Sciences
The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
Yob - Our Raw Heart
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape
Author & Punisher - Beastland
Dylan Carlson - Conquistador
Future Usses - The Existential Haunting
Ken mode - Loved
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Death Grips - Year of the Snitch

Honorable Mention:
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Tim Hecker - Konoyo
Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
Black of Thought - Streams of Thought Volume 1 & 2 (best rap album(s) of year, yes...better than Kamikaze.....)
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by tys0n » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:14 pm

Warms my heart that after all these years Crippled Black Phoenix are getting the love they deserve
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by M0G » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:50 pm

tys0n wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Warms my heart that after all these years Crippled Black Phoenix are getting the love they deserve
Amazing band I remember back in the day when we were doing album of the week and you went with A Love of Shared Disasters I was blown away by how good that album was.

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by earthrocker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:35 am

Top 10 - Final

1) Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest
2) Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
3) Sleep - The Sciences
4) Mantar - The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze
5) Khemmis - Desolation
6) Pig Destroyer - Head Cage (Surprised entry...not a constant loop album but musically brilliant)
7) Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
8) Mol - Jord (better version of Deafheaven!)
9) Future Usses - The Existential Haunting (Discovered through this forum :mrgreen: Cheers)
10) Orange Goblin -The Wolf Bites Back

Very Close but no cigar
Crippled Black Phoenix - Great Escape (Discovered through this forum :mrgreen: Cheers )
Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol.2 (Discovered through this forum :mrgreen: Cheers)
Judas Priest - Firepower
The Sword - Used Future
Soulfly - Rituals
Sumac - Love In Shadow
Alice In Chains - Rainer Fog

Albums I couldn’t get into despite the hype

The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
Ghost - Prequelle

Worst Album of the Year

Machine Head - Catharsis :oops:

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:03 am

I'll never get the hype behind Ghost personally.

Pretty cool list - I think we'll share a few in our top 10.

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by joeypants » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:04 am

Goddamnit, I forgot Future Usses! Definitely way up there on my list then.

Holy Fawn – Death Spells
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Future Usses - The Existential Haunting
Ghost – Prequelle
Sleep – The Sciences
Sumac – Love In Shadow
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V
High On Fire – Electric Messiah
Anderson.Paak – Oxnard
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
Teach Me Equals - Fix History

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by hellboy » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:44 pm

In alphabetic order, here are the list of albums that got more than 2 votes in this years poll. I'd note that when compiling the results, there seems to be pretty wide spread of votes. Even the winner (which should surprise no one was Eat The Elephant) only got a vote from about a quarter of the participants.

The Top 12 will be posted onto Fourtheye later today

A Million Degrees - Emigrate
Amen Dunes - Freedom
Automata I - Between The Buried & Me
Automata II - Between The Buried & Me
Bad Witch - Nine Inch Nails
Book of Bad Decisions - Clutch
Call the Comet - Johnny Marr
Clean - Soccer Mommy
Collapse EP - Aphex Twin
Dictator - Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway
Dissolution - The Pineapple Thief
Eat The Elephant - A Perfect Circle
Eikasia - Mestis
Electric Messiah - High on Fire
Erase Me - Underoath
Great Escape - Crippled Black Phoenix
Holy Hell - Architects
In the Future Your Body Will be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind - Failure
Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of The Seagullmen
Love in Shadow - SUMAC
Loved - Ken MODE
Marauder - Interpol
Melted On The Inch - Boss Keloid
Mindfucker - Monster Magnet
Neon - Erra
New Levels New Devils - Polyphia
No Tourists - The Prodigy
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love - Deafheaven
Our Raw Heart - Yob
Palms - Thrice
Phanerozoic - The Ocean
Phronesis - Monuments
Pinkus Abortion Technician - The Melvins
Prequelle - Ghost
Rainier Fog - Alice In Chains
Reverence - Parkway Drive
Simulation Theory - Muse
Sonder - TesseracT
Sunshine Dust - Skyharbor
The Persistence - Kingcrow
The Sciences - Sleep
The Unheavenly Creatures - Coheed and Cambria
Vector - Haken
Wasteland - Riverside
Yeah Whatever - Owane
Year of the Snitch - Death Grips
You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters

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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:30 pm

Wait, Palms put out a new album this year?

Surprised I didn't hear about it.
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Post by hellboy » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Nah, it's <album> - <artist> so Thrice put out the album Palms.

Here's a Spotify playlist of the top 12:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1xi7n ... frd7RRDnap

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:15 pm

Ah, I see. I just scanned it for names I recognized and saw Palms. Didn't really think too much about it tbh.
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Re: Best Albums of 2018

Post by basejumper » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:26 pm

Well crap... I thought we'd have until the end of the year to vote.
2018 has not ended yet!
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