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Favourite Music // 2018 Edition

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Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic
  • Best Solo Artist Release
  • Best Male Fronted Release
  • Best 2018 Album Overall
Architects - Holy Hell
  • Best Metalcore Release
Silent Planet - When The End Began

  • Best Written Album

Ex:Re - Ex:Re
  • Best Female Fronted Release

Night Verses - From The Gallery of Sleep
  • Best Instrumental Release

La Dispute - Fulton Street I
  • Best Single 
  • Best Music Video
Gris (Original Soundtrack)
  • Best Videogame Soundtrack


Last edited by VersusEvil - on 14 December 2018

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Tagging. Mumford & Sons are releasing their new album on the 16th, which will hopefully be one of my favourites of 2018 (though the first two singles have been rather disappointing).

Best I can come with right now. Might add some later.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 original soundtrack - Various
    • Best VG soundtrack
    Kamikaze - Eminem
      • Best hip hop album
      DAY69 - 6IX9INE
        • Best newcomer mixtape

        Uhh, I'm actually not sure. There are a number of albums I really liked that I thought were released this year but then realized all of them were actually from last year. The only one I can think of is The Sacrament of Sin by Powerwolf.

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        Not a good year for me. I usually do a top 5 albums but there weren't 5 good albums for me this year, so I'll go with top 4 songs instead:


        4. Keep Shelly in Athens - Denial

        One of my favourite discoveries in recent years, thanks to their tracks often showing up on my Spotify recommended list, is Keep Shelly in Athens, an indie/pop/rock/electronic duo with 'big' female vocals (think Florence + the Machine, but with a more electronic sound). They release tracks sporadically - seemingly at random - and one of the better ones from this year is Denial. It's not as good as some of their 2017 tracks but I've listened to it a fair bit over the course of the year nonetheless.

        3. A Perfect Circle - The Doomed

        From their new album, Eat the Elephant, which is no Mer de Noms but it's decent.

        It's good to have APC back after a 15 year gap. Not sure the wait was worth it, but all of the tracks are at least ok-to-good.  This is one of the better songs - I like the dark lyrics, but as with most of the album it's a bit too slow-paced and not very powerful musically; there's no Judith or Magdalena on the album unfortunately.

        2. A Perfect Circle - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

        My favourite track from the new Perfect Circle album was actually the track that most fans thought was the worst one on the album - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. Fans didn't like the almost pop-rock sound, with an upbeat tempo and nostalgic-bordering-on-cheesy lyrics, but I've got quite an eclectic and unpredictable music taste, so I'm not opposed to bands exploring other genres.


        1. Florence + the Machine - South London Forever

        From Florence's worst album to date, and by quite some distance. 6 shit songs, 3 'ehhh, guess it's ok' songs, and 1 really good one. The good one is South London Forever, which is a beautifully nostalgic track.

        Can't say I agree with the name though - fuck London, signed most of the rest of the UK :)

        Last edited by Machina - on 11 November 2018

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        Well, Muse recently released a new album, The Simulation Theory. I'm digging a few songs, there are some I don't like, and some that are slowly growing onto me. So here's a few songs I like from that album;

        Devour me like your unborn fetus 

        My top five of the year for now.

        Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel
        Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
        Pennywise - Never Gonna Die
        Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
        Outre-Tombe - Necrovortex

        A few honourable mentions that didn't make it into my op but where still great albums just maybe either weaker than their predecessor or just lacked something to make them amazing.

        • Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love
        • Dream On Dreamer - It Comes And Goes
        • Emery - Eve
        • Gatheres - We Are Alive Beyond Repair
        Last edited by VersusEvil - on 29 November 2018

        Robyn - Honey
        • Best 2018 Album Overall
        • Best Solo Artist Release
        • Best Female Fronted Album
        Logic - Ysiv
        • Best Male Fronted Album
        • Best Written Album
        • Best Hip-Hop Album
        Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
        • Best Rock Album
        • Best Group Album
        The Carters - Everything is Love
        • Best Collaborative Album
        Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
        • Best Concept/Consistently Executed Theme Album
        Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse
        • Best Motion Picture Soundtrack
        Gorillaz - The Now Now
        • Best Alternative Album
        NoName - Room 25
        • Best Newly Discovered Artist of 2018
        Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V
        • Most Listened to Song - "Let It All Work Out"
        Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
        • Most Disappointing Album of 2018

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