Your 2018 Best Of Album List

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  1. FancyFish

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    Since you have a few rap albums on here, have you listened to the new JPEGMAFIA or Denzel Curry albums?
     
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    I just heard the new Deceased album, and oh god damn, it invalidates my whole list. Seriously unbelievable.
     
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    I've been following Denzel for a while (right before Ultimate came out) and he's just not my personal cup of tea. A little too lyrical for being underground rap (which already is fairly lyric-heavy, even if it doesn't come off that way). I do appreciate some of his features (ie: ULTIMATE $UICIDE) and that he's been showing love to Zillakami and Sosmula (City Morgue) with his latest album and tour.

    I'm fairly certain I thought the same about JPEGMAFIA the few times I've heard him, slightly too lyrical/conscious/even political iirc.

    I love good wordplay, but I'm 100% more focused on delivery, production, and vibe. That's why I'm big into the harder underground rap artists and producers. Some of them are still great rappers (many of whom grew up on the likes of Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, and Three 6 Mafia), but I mostly just look for oddities and unique stylistic choices. Some examples of this include Yvncc, Slug Christ, Ghostemane, Bexey, and the aforementioned Zillakami and Blueface. Super weird vocals but they're fun to listen to.
     
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    Top10ish:

    10. Onségen Ensemble - Duel
    9. Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
    8½. Machine Girl - The Ugly Art
    8. Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
    7. Obscura - Diluvium & Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
    6. Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread (the movie was borderline phenomenal as well)
    5. Autechre - NTS Sessions 1-4
    4. Depths - Endless
    3. Lac Belot - ABRACADABRA!
    2. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
    1. Topi Saha - Lopunajan Rakastavaiset

    The noteworthy mentions:

    Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
    Aphex Twin - Collapse EP
    Beach House - 7
    Between the Buried and Me - Automata I & II
    Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
    GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
    Haken - Vector
    Here Lies Man - You Will Know Nothing
    Horrendous - Idol
    Nils Frahm - All Melody
    The Ocean - Phanerozoic I : Palaeozoic
    Owane - Yeah Whatever
    Portrayal of Guilt - Let the Pain Be Your Guide
    Urfaust - The Constellatory Practice
    Valermada - Fear, Regrets & Mourning
     
  5. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    The new Post Malone album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, is pretty #lit
     
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    1. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
    2. Revocation - The Outer One
    3. YOB - Our Raw Heart
    4. Beyond Creation - Algorithm
    5. Soreption - Monument of the End
    6. Tribulation - Down Below
    7. Ryan Knight - Sunbelt Bliss
    8. Thou - Magus
    9. Psycroptic - As the Kingdom Drowns
    10. Inferi - Revenant
    11. The Midnight - Kids
    12. Harm's Way - Posthuman
    13. Chthe'ilist - Passage into the Xexanotth
    14. Black Tongue - Nadir
    15. Lorn- Remnant
     
  7. AdamMaz

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    Surprised that nobody has mentioned Conan's Existential Void Guardian either :noplease:
     
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    I always love the inaugural 'best of the year' thread. Now I have a ton of new music to buy. Again. Thanks fellas!
     
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    Always find new stuff. Picked up Horrendous - Idol. Dig that one quite a bit.
     
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    For whatever reason I ignored soreption/conan/obscura and I am ashamed. But also shame on all of you for not mentioning/picking up the new khemmis or sword albums.
     
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    My two absolute favorites from this year were Queen Of Time by Amorphis and Constellation of the Black Light from Wolfheart:


     
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    This thread is making me realize how much metal I don't listen to anymore.

    I wouldn't say this was an incredible year for music for me, but I also don't listen to as much new music as I should. That said, these brought a smile to my face:

    R+R=NOW - Collagically Speaking
    Four Seconds Ago - The Vacancy
    Plini - Sunhead

    Runner up, meaning that they had some great songs but couldn't hold me through the entire album:

    Polyphia - New Levels New Devils
     
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    my favorite of 2018 was definitely
    Skeletonwitch - Devouring Radiant Light (my favorite album in a long time, im getting the album cover tattooed soon)

    the rest of my top 10 in no particular order;

    Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
    Obscura - Diluvium
    Cult Leader - A Patient Man
    Erra - Neon
    The Dali Thundering Concept - Savages
    Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone
    Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
    The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
    Between the Buried and Me - Automata 2 (automata 1 sucked imo)

    Honorable mentions;
    Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy (good but very "out there" in terms of writing)
    Aethereus - Absentia
    Infernal Coil - Within A World Forgotten (not background listening compatible)
    Haken - Vector
    Psycroptic - As The Kingdom Drowns (btw, "as the palaces burn" ripoff much?)
     
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    +1 for that Amorphis track and the album it's from. Instantly recognized Anneke and this made me happy.
     
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    1st page 5th post ;)
     
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    These threads are always such blurs of text :drew:
     
  17. Kaura

    Kaura with a car you can go anywhere

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    Lousy year for my favorite bands. Only album worth mentioning is the new Skyharbor album (Sunshine Dust). I haven't even listened to that band since the first album that was released back in 2012 but I've been really enjoying the new album for the past week. So yeah, a round of applause to Skyharbor. :metal:
     
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    Gecko - Beautiful Violence

    ^Just released, but I'm already sure that it's one of my favorite albums this year. Forum member's band, so I guess there will be a thread about it soon.
     
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    Aviations - The Light Years
    Gunship - Dark All Day
    Dali Thundering Concept - Savages (Instrumental)
     
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    Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
    Architects - Holy Hell
    Revocation - The Outer Ones
    Bad Wolves - Disobey
    Light The Torth - Revival
    Bleed From Within - Era
     
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