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Old 12-13-18, 09:10 PM
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Your Favorite Albums of 2018

Here are mine!
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Mutemath - Voice in the Silence
J Mascis - Elastic Days
Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt
Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin
BRMC - Wrong Creatures
Magpie Salute - High Water I
Uncle Acid - Wasteland
Iron & Wine - Weed Garden
Manic Street Preachers - Resistance is Futile
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Old 12-14-18, 01:28 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

The best albums I heard this year:
Metric - Art Of Doubt
Judas Priest - Firepower
Elvis Costello - Look Now

Also good:
The Breeders - All Nerve
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots

Just OK:
David Byrne - American Utopia
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny And Oh So Bright

Disappointing:
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
Belly - Dove
Interpol - Marauder
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Belle And Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun

Shit:
Muse - Simulation Theory

All in all a pretty weak year for new releases.

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Old 12-14-18, 02:44 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

No real order after the top 3:

Meg Myers - Take Me To The Disco
Between the Buried and Me - Automata I and II
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Interpol - Marauder
CHVRCHES - Love Is Dead
The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
Metric - Art of Doubt
Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
Rubblebucket - Sun Machine
Thrice - Palms
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Editors - Violence
Our Lady Peace - Somethingness
Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers
Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?
Tash Sultana - Flow State
Senses Fail - It There Is Light, It Will Find You
MGMT - Little Dark Age

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Old 12-14-18, 02:46 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

No Order

Ray Davies - Americana II
Colter Wall - Songs of the Plains
Ghost - Prequelle
Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox
Rayland Baxter - Wide Awake
Thunderpussy s/t
John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness

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Old 12-14-18, 03:17 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
Judas Priest - Firepower
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Ghost - Prequelle
Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
Neko Case - Hell On
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Eric Clapton - Happy X-mas
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

Ghost - Prequelle
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Ihsahn - Amr
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Old 12-14-18, 05:14 PM
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pretty weak year in music IMO

I did enjoy these (1 only being an EP and not a full album)




still have to listen to the Springsteen on Broadway release but waiting to watch the concert first
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Old 12-14-18, 05:48 PM
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Snail Mail - Lush
Porches - The House
Wallows - Spring EP
Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
Meg Myers - Take Me To The Disco
Chvrches - Love Is Dead

I did like the Kasey Musgraves quite a bit too.

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Old 12-14-18, 07:05 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
The best albums I heard this year:
Metric - Art Of Doubt
Judas Priest - Firepower
Elvis Costello - Look Now

Also good:
The Breeders - All Nerve
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots

Just OK:
David Byrne - American Utopia
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny And Oh So Bright

Disappointing:
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
Belly - Dove
Interpol - Marauder
Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Belle And Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun

Shit:
Muse - Simulation Theory

All in all a pretty weak year for new releases.
Nice list. I would also include Simple Minds under "Shit". It's fucking awful. I didn't hate "Simulation Theory" but I can see where many would. Was never crazy about the singles prior to the album getting released. But enjoy a few of the album tracks quite a bit. I had no idea Manic Street Preachers had a new album out. And had been waiting for Belly and didn't know it had been released either.
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Old 01-07-19, 11:51 PM
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Your Favorite Music Releases (& Biggest Disapointments) Of 2018

All of mine are in alphabetical order, other than the Hendrix Ladyland box which is my biggest disappointment by a mile, & the Fleetwood Mac Live cd from the DE which is my album of the year also by a mile. I suspect I'm missing several imports & hi-res releases.

All known Hi-res releases have an * before them.

New Releases

*Jeff Beck - Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
*David Crosby - Here If You Listen
Bryan Ferry Jazz Orchestra - Bitter Sweet
Kate Bush - The Other Sides (From Box Set 2) A mix of new & vault.
*Charles Lloyd & Lucinda Williams - Vanished Gardens
Matthews Southern Comfort - Like A Radio
*Steve Rothery - Manchester May 13th 2018 Bandcamp Download Only
*Bob Weir & Phil Lesh - The March Concert Series

Vault
In a category by itself:

*Fleetwood Mac Live CD #3 from FM DE The best BN Mac show I have ever heard. Stevie channeled Janis on Rhiannon. The only question was why it took 40+ years for an official release.....

*Alice Cooper - A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris

*Eric Andersen - The Essential - I would have liked to have seen more Be True To You versions rather then Stages versions, & more of Blue River (especially More Often Than Not), but still a great collection with great sound.

*Big Brother (Janis Joplin) - Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills
*David Bowie - Welcome To The Blackout: Live London '78
Bow Wow Wow - Your Box Set Pet: Complete Recordings 1980-1984 (see disappointments for comments)
*Buffalo Springfield - What's That Sound Box - Awesome mastering
*Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks box
Fairport Convention - How We Did On Our Saturday
Frank Zappa - Roxy Performance Box

*Fleetwood Mac - The pre BN hi-res Reprise series - Not phenomenal sound, but these great albums all needed an upgrade badly & we got one

*Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
*Grateful Dead - Pacific NW 73 complete & most of the Dave's
*Janis Ian - 5 CBS Hi-Res Remasters - Really good sound & includes her best 2: Between The Lines & Stars
*Jimi Hendrix - APO Axis SACD
*Jethro Tull - This Was box
*Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses: New Shoes I wish SW would have done the live material, but still great stuff.
*King Crimson - Live In Vienna
*King Crimson - Live In Mexico

*Marillion - Edinburgh 24 bit download ONLY - It's a shame after putting out 40+ for the box I had to get the download to get the concert in hi-res; but I am glad I have it.

Mott The Hoople Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971 - I wish this would have been done in hi-res (all the original Atlantic albums were), but it's sure nice to have everything (including a ton of rarities) pre-CBS in 1 place. Now how about a uncompressed CBS box.......

Liz Phair - Girly-Sound To Guyville (25th Anniversary Edition) Musically this isn't a must have, but it's so cool......

Posies Frosting 2 disc

*Tom Petty - An American Dream - I liked this a lot more than I expected (I have so many TP Comps!)

Tubes - Bondage At The Bush - DVD is the same as the earlier Wild West Show; The 2 cd's now include the complete concert. If you didn't buy both editions of Wild West (like I did) upon release, this is very much worth picking up.

Wendy Waldman - Love Has Got Me/Gypsy Symphony/Wendy Waldman Here's hoping for volume 2 including the last 2 Warner's & the CBS

My biggest Disappointments of the year:

*Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland Box - In a category by itself of they really blew this one. The only reason to buy this is that the 5.1 mix has very good sound quality, but is a brand new album. The 2.0 is the DREADFUL 2010 master, & the live album should have been released separately in the official booklet series. It sounds horrible.

*Beatles - White Album big box - All I want before my hearing goes is 192/24 UNCOMPRESSED flat transfers of the core catalog. Anyone who hasn't heard the 80's Japan vinyl box has no idea how well these were recorded. This set wasn't awful by any means, but I doubt if it will be played here any more often than the "Anthologies".

David Bowie - Loving The Alien Box: No 24 bit (other than a LAME sounding Tidal stream), & his worst period.

*David Bowie - Glastonbury 2000 - Out of everything in the vaults they chose this mediocrity???

Bow Wow Wow - Your Box Set Pet: Complete Recordings 1980-1984 This goes in both best & worst because the music seems to really be 100% complete with lots of rarities & the sound is beyond dreadful.....

Juliana Hatfield - Sings Olivia Newton-John (see my Ann Wilson comments below) IMO the ONLY bad album of JH's career.

*Marillion - Clutching At Straws Box (Disappointing Sound quality; I really do like the live cd's)

Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey live

*Roxy Music - Debut DE - What a blown opportunity; Why didn't SW do all the 2.0?

*Spirit - Clear & Family AF SACD's - Really mediocre sound for SACD

Linda Thompson - My Mother Doesn't Know I'm Onstage

*Ann Wilson - Immortal - Not sure how much of a disappointment this is, as I didn't have very high expectations to start with; but I really don't like it.

Albums I haven't heard yet that may have made my list if I had:

Lone Justice - Both early previously unreleased cd's
Mosaic Savory Box
Posies - Amazing Disgrace 2 disc
*Steven Wilson - Home Invasion (unsure on this one; his last studio album is my least fav of all SW, PT, & BF)
Wishbone Ash - Vintage Years Box
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fyi, the favorite albums of the year discussion already exists

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk...ms-2018-a.html
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Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Shit:
Muse - Simulation Theory
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Ha! This is the only album i "bought" last year (got it free with concert tickets). I like the album, though I don't really need to hear Propaganda again ever.
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Originally Posted by musick View Post
fyi, the favorite albums of the year discussion already exists

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk...ms-2018-a.html
Sorry, I apparently didn't look far enough.
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

Some albums that I bought and liked that were released in 2018 (no order):

Ghost - Prequelle
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
Satan - Cruel Magic
Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods
Voivod - The Wake
Dragonlord - Dominion
Sleep - The Sciences
Sodom - Partisan EP (featuring the return of guitarist Frank Blackfire!)
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Album of the Year
A.M. Waves - Young Gun Silver Fox

The Rest
Good Thing - Leon Bridges
Too Slow To Disco Brazil - Various Artists
Cerebral Hemispheres - Mr. Fingers
Feng Suave - Feng Suave
Golden Days - Mamas Gun
Inside Voice - Joey Dosik
Something To Feel - Mac Ayres
Time - Louis Cole
Beat Tape - Benny Sings
Mahjong Room - Ginger Root
Heaven And Earth - Kamasi Washington
Spat - Kallan Phillips
It's A World Before You - Kaidi Tatham
Ride Like The Wind - Citrus Sun
Sex & Food - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Shades Of Us - Melvin Knight
Criterion Of The Senses - Ed Motta
Retroflection - Reel People
Illusions - Adeline
Nick & Astro's Guide To The Galaxy - Potatohead People
Travel Light - Children of Zeus
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Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2018

My two favorite albums of 2018:
  • The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
  • Peach Kelli Pop - Gentle Leader
All the other albums I picked up in 2018 (not counting soundtrack CDs that came with various Blu-ray releases):
  • They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
  • Silent Siren - S
  • Passcode - Zenith (okay, my wife bought this, but it's in my iTunes as well)
  • Scandal - Honey
  • Scandal - Yellow
  • Sloan - 12
  • CHVRCHES - Love Is Dead
  • Neko Case - Hell On
  • Silent Siren - Girls Power
  • Yumemiru Adolescence - 5
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. - Glamping
  • Silent Siren - s/t
  • Metric - Art of Doubt
  • They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants 2018 Live
  • They Might Be Giants - The Escape Team
  • They Might Be Giants - My Murdered Remains
  • They Might Be Giants - John Henry Demos
  • Hot Flash Heat Wave - Soaked (a Christmas gift from my wife, trying to discover a new band for me)
  • Superchunk - What a Time to Be Alive
This will go down as the year I dipped my toes into Japanese guitar-pop as well as the year They Might Be Giants released way too many CDs.

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Disappointing:
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
I definitely felt that way during my first couple listens back in January, and I mothballed it after that. Weirdly, I wound up digging I Like Fun a lot more when I gave it another spin a few weeks ago. It's not amazing or anything, and my enthusiasm petered out by the end, but I guess I'm coming around on it.

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