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So come on then, what have we got?


My list is subject to a lot of change but as it stands I'd say my top 20 albums of 2018, so far, is as follows:

1. Frank Turner - Be More Kind (folk rock)
2. Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch (progressive/stoner/sludge metal)
3. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name (progressive death metal)
4. Ihsahn - Amr (progressive metal)
5. Thy Catafalque - Geometria (progressive post-black metal)
6. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian (orchestral black metal *not so heavy on the black metal though*)
7. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart (progressive metal)
8. Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone (djent-y progressive rock)
9. Weedpecker - III (progressive/stoner/sludge metal)
10. The Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen (progressive metal)


11. Between the Buried and Me - Auotomata (progressive metal)
12. Hypno5e - Alba - Les Ombres Errantes
13. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant (rock)
14. Giraffes? Giraffes! - Memory Lane (post-rock)
15. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (progressive metal with eastern influences)
16. Andrew WK - You're Not Alone (rock)
17. Deathwhite - For Black Tomorrow (metal)
18. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It (post-hardcore/metal)
19. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph (post-rock)
20. LLNN - Deads (progressive post-metal)
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Re: Top 10 (or however many you want to rank) albums of 2018 so far...
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 02:56:39 PM »
I am in the process of checking out/buying a lot of 2018 stuff and there's actually a lot of it but I haven't spun much yet

Favorites so far are Slugdge and Rolo Tomassi, though

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 03:00:36 PM »
Favorites so far are Slugdge

Added to my list  :metal

Some of these albums I've only given one listen to (Rolo Tomassi being one) and I've checked out about 40 albums so far this year. My list is certainly going to change quite a bit but that's a pretty solid top 20 as it stands.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 03:01:05 PM »
There just hasn't really been anything much good in 2018 thus far.  Unfortunately, there isn't a ton on the horizon either.  I might be able to squeeze together a top 5 at the end of the year.  :lol

Thus far:
Delta Deep - self titled
Stryper - God Damn Evil
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
I've probably checked out over a hundred but a lot didn't pass the 20 minute test :P

I have a number in the mail rn and a few more still sitting on my desk I haven't gotten to yet, plus a decent handful of mp3 only stuff & another list of stuff I need to spin again before I decide on

But only like 5 I've given decent listens to

Forgot to mention huntsmen too, though, that one was pretty good

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 03:19:55 PM »
There just hasn't really been anything much good in 2018 thus far.  Unfortunately, there isn't a ton on the horizon either.  I might be able to squeeze together a top 5 at the end of the year.  :lol

Thus far:
Delta Deep - self titled
Stryper - God Damn Evil

I've added genres to the albums I've been checking out, in case you fancy trying something new. There really is some great stuff that's come out this year. Some of it I've just discovered this week!

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 03:24:12 PM »
Yeah, I'm open.

Kinda bummed though.  I thought I had heard somewhere that Six Roaming Owls had a double album coming out this year, but I don't see it on the release date calendar, and can't find any news in the 'Net.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 03:27:37 PM »
Lione/Conti - self-titled
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Angra - Omni
Huntsmen - American Scrap (thanks Parama!)

I think that's it for me so far... haven't heard the new GIAA unfortunately. Need to fix that!
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 03:32:10 PM »
I think one album I know of that's 100% gonna end up in my year end faves list despite having heard it like twice is The Earth and I cause that one is killer stuff haha

Need to give it more listens too

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 04:22:08 PM »
I think one album I know of that's 100% gonna end up in my year end faves list despite having heard it like twice is The Earth and I cause that one is killer stuff haha

Need to give it more listens too

Nice, I listened to the album they released last year (The Candleman) but didn't realise they'd released another. I think I heard of them via the Coheed and Cambria reddit sub. I thought The Candleman was ok, I'll check out the new one for sure though.

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 04:29:49 PM »
@Parama, I highly recommend the new Boss Keloid album, after two listens it's right up there. It's the sort of thing you'd like I think  :metal

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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 04:30:00 PM »
The new one is The Candleman and also The Other Half of The Candleman like literally just 30 minutes of music added to the release last year

Fortunately I only heard of them this year :P

Might check that one out though sure

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »
Also, this band/album sounds pretty sweet:

Abraham - Look, Here Comes the Dark!. They're singed to Pelagic Records (so you know it's going to be good). This drops in three days and sounds intriguing.

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 04:38:45 PM »
A multi disc album sounds like my personal hell but I'll check out some of it at least

There's nothing upcoming that's been announced that I care about but I'm waiting for EOTW, intronaut, and the ocean to all announce their release dates. Soon. Please?

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 04:48:01 PM »
Looking forward to The Ocean giving us some news, definitely. Other than that it's just the new one by Amorphis that I'm looking forward to  :metal

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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »
ooh nice!..midseason in the allmediareviews blog is coming likely in just a few days...

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
I made a spreadsheet using the ratings and playcounts of my itunes library in order to keep track of my favorite albums of this year. According to it, my top list so far is:

1. Ihsahn - Ámr
2. BTBAM - Automata I
3. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
4. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
5. Angra - ØMNI
6. In Vain - Currents
7. Neal Morse - Life & Times
8. Avatar - Avatar Country
9. Into The Great Divide - Into The Great Divide

I've really enjoyed this albums, it's been a great year so far for me.
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2018, 07:11:34 PM »
4.5/5
01. Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
02. Submotion Orchestra - Kites
03. Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
04. Tesseract - Sonder
05. CHVRCHES - Love is Dead
4/5
06. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
07. Thirty Seconds to Mars - America
08. The Family Crest - The War Act I
09. The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,
10. Arkona - Khram
3.5/5
11. The Earth and I - The Candleman and the Curtain
12. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
13. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
14. Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
15. Breaking Benjamin - Embers
15. Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
3.0/5
16. The Glitch Mob - See Without Eyes
17. Fall Out Boy - Mania
2.5/5
18. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I
2.0/5
19. Ihsan - Amr

That's all the new albums I've listened to so far. Nothing's really jumped out at me outside of the top 5 or 6 (or 7). I'm totally behind on new music haha
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2018, 07:20:47 PM »
Top 10 currently. Although I have a lot of albums that I have bought but have not had a chance to listen to, since my roulette is taking the majority of my music listening time. I have listened to a total of 50 albums enough to form a pretty good opinion on them. I have another 20 or so waiting to be listened to.

1. Ostura - The Room (TAC's favorite album :biggrin:)
2. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
3. Solar Fields - Ourdom
4. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
5. Arkona - Khram
6. Monolithe - Nebula septem
7. Augury - Illusive Golden Age
8. In Vain - Currents
9. Trna - Earthcult
10. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name

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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2018, 07:42:03 PM »
Haven't listened to much 2018 stuff, but so far I'd say:

  • Nils Frahm - All Melody (Post-Minimalism / Electronic / Ambient / Modern Classical)
  • Miles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger (Singer-songwriter / Acoustic Rock / Americana)
  • Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin (Progressive Rock / Jazz Fusion / Chamber Music)
  • Anna Van Hausswolff - Dead Magic (Neoclassical Darkwave / Experimental)
  • BTBAM - Automata I (Progressive Metal)
Still gotta check out the new stuff by The Caretaker, Burial, Orphaned Land, Submotion Orchestra, Frank Ocean, Jon Hopkins, Janelle Monáe, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Sleep  :corn

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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2018, 07:46:04 PM »
Top 3 so far for me:

1. Tribulation-Down Below
2. Michael Schenker-Resurrection
3. Judas Priest-Firepower
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2018, 01:38:43 AM »
Okay this is kinda hard, this is the firt time I'm ranking my aoty's with tiers instead of scores, so I haven't yet decided which tier 1 albums are the best etc.

1. Greyhaven - Empty Black
2. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
3. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
4. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I
5. TesseracT - Sonder
6. Hibakusha - Prophet of Numbers
7. Hypno5e - Alba - Les Ombres Errantes
8. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
9. God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph
10. Ihsahn - Amr

Kinda bummed though.  I thought I had heard somewhere that Six Roaming Owls had a double album coming out this year, but I don't see it on the release date calendar, and can't find any news in the 'Net.
Yeah, they're very lowkey about it. They usually give very subtle hints or no hints at all, and then when it drops: BOOOM!
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2018, 01:55:36 AM »
i might have a promo copy but they'll peck my eyes out if i share it...

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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2018, 02:04:00 AM »
1. Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
2. Portal - ION
3. Angra - Ømni
4. Judas Priest - Firepower
5. Panopticon - The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (will probably go up when I listen to it more)
6. Preoccupations - New Material

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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2018, 02:06:24 AM »
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic

Ugly and Vengeful is easily my SOTY so far.

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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2018, 05:36:01 AM »
The new one is The Candleman and also The Other Half of The Candleman like literally just 30 minutes of music added to the release last year

Fortunately I only heard of them this year :P

Just listened to the new one by The Earth and I, I remember now what my initial views on this band were. They sound like Caligula's Horse if the vocalist was Hayley Williams from Paramore! If that sounds good to anyone then check them out. It's remarkable how much the singer sounds like Hayley. The music is ok but I just don't think the clean vocals (there are growls in there as well, just to clarify) fit the music.

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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2018, 05:36:08 AM »
OSTURA - THE ROOM  best album I've heard in a long time.

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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 05:52:11 AM »
There's only been ONE album so far for me this year of interest :lol (Judas Priest - Firepower).

Hopefully the rest of the year is looking better. Looking forward to the new Ghost album in June.

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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2018, 08:28:19 AM »
How on god's green earth is there only one mention of Myles Kennedy's solo record here?!?  I get it, it's not for everyone, but I thought it would get at least a COUPLE mentions...

My 2018 list is literally one record:
- Myles Kennedy, Year Of The Tiger

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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2018, 08:34:27 AM »
How on god's green earth is there only one mention of Myles Kennedy's solo record here?!?  I get it, it's not for everyone, but I thought it would get at least a COUPLE mentions...

My 2018 list is literally one record:
- Myles Kennedy, Year Of The Tiger
I haven't got to it yet...

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« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »
The new one is The Candleman and also The Other Half of The Candleman like literally just 30 minutes of music added to the release last year

Fortunately I only heard of them this year :P

Just listened to the new one by The Earth and I, I remember now what my initial views on this band were. They sound like Caligula's Horse if the vocalist was Hayley Williams from Paramore! If that sounds good to anyone then check them out. It's remarkable how much the singer sounds like Hayley. The music is ok but I just don't think the clean vocals (there are growls in there as well, just to clarify) fit the music.
dunno i guess it works fine enough for me but the music's really where it's at

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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 11:23:18 AM »
How on god's green earth is there only one mention of Myles Kennedy's solo record here?!?  I get it, it's not for everyone, but I thought it would get at least a COUPLE mentions...

My 2018 list is literally one record:
- Myles Kennedy, Year Of The Tiger

This easily number 1 for me too.  I don't see anything topping this unless the new NMB album comes out this year.

Also enjoyed the new BTBAM and looking forward to Part 2 and the new Spock's Beard.

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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2018, 12:08:56 PM »
But the new Spock's Beard isn't even out yet, is it?
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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 12:13:06 PM »
Yes, hence why they said "looking forward to" :lol

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« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 12:14:41 PM »
I'm putting every single album mentioned in this thread into a spreadsheet so I can finally keep tabs on new music even if it's a style I don't like :metal
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