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« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018, 03:16:34 PM »
1. Kali Uchis-Isolation
2. Rae Morris-Someone Out There
3. MGMT-Little Dark Age
4. Sylvan LaCue-Apologies In Advance
5. Car Seat Headrest-Twin Fantasy
6. Altar of Perversion-Intra Naos
7. The Decemberists-I'll Be Your Girl
8. Rich Homie Quan-Rich As In Spirit
9. GoGo Penguin-A Humdrum Star
10. Ty Segall-Fredoom's Goblin

Been a pretty slow year for me so far (I've only really gotten into the top 4 on my list as of now). Especially compared to 2017 which was just awesome throughout. Still looking forward to more releases later this year.
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« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2018, 03:25:22 PM »
Altar of Perversion I did spin a few times and wanna check it out more but boy oh boy is that a long album that I will rarely have the patience for

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« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2018, 10:55:13 PM »
from here.

1. The Family Crest - The War: Act I
2. Kindo - Happy However After
3. Grimus - Unmanageable Species
4. Typhoon - Offerings
5. The Gloomcatcher - Blade in the Belfry [EP]
6. Long Distance Calling - Boundless
7. Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon
8. Kimbra - Primal Heart
9. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
10. In Vain - Currents
11. The Dear Hunter - All Is as All Should Be [EP]
12. Esperanza Spalding - Exposure
13. Kai Danzberg - Pop-Up Radio
14. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
15. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
16. U2 - Songs of Experience
17. Tax the Heat - Change Your Position
18. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I [EP]
19, StellaRoma - Revel and Ritual
20. Inferi - Revenant
21. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
22. Field Music - Open Here
23. Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
24. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph
25. Umbrellaman - Volcano Beach [EP]
26. Harakiri - Alchemy Choir
27. Umphrey's McGee - It's Not Us
28. Nicholas Krgovich - In an Open Field

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The Dang Ol' Tri'ole - Dang!
Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
Jeremy Messersmith - Late Stage Capitalism
The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
Yossi Sassi and the Oriental Rock Orchestra - Illusion of Choice

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« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2018, 11:21:42 PM »
Altar of Perversion I did spin a few times and wanna check it out more but boy oh boy is that a long album that I will rarely have the patience for

Yeah, it's one massive album. Black metal is not a genre I'm usually listening to but Intra Naos is quite the experience. Not sure I want to  experience it again any time soon though.

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« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2018, 11:47:49 PM »
@soundscapeMN, some of those albums are from last year though??

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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 03:35:11 AM »
Ok, let's give this a go!

1. Between the Buried and Me - Automata (prog metal)
2. Nested Shapes - Grain EP (electronica)
3. Submotion Orchestra - Kites (downtempo/electronica/jazz)
4. Frank Turner - Be More Kind (folk rock)
5. TesseracT - Sonder (prog metal)
6. Kindo - Happy However After (jazz/rock)
7. Myles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger (folk/rock)
8. Borealis - The Offering (prog metal)
9. Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail II (hard rock)
10. Kamelot - The Shadow Theory (Kamelot)

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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2018, 03:39:20 AM »
Can believe no one's mentioned Auri yet - best album of the year so far by a mile, and head and shoulders above whatever I'd put at number 2.





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« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2018, 11:13:08 AM »
@soundscapeMN, some of those albums are from last year though??

they all released after Halloween.

I stopped doing Christian Calendar Lists a few years ago out of frustration for albums that come out so late in the year, I made the cutoff point Halloween. Anything that comes out in November and December (which in most years or cycles, most albums do come out by the end of October, but there are always some exceptions).

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Re: Top 10 (or however many you want to rank) albums of 2018 so far...
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2018, 02:56:09 PM »
You can always make a list during the first days of the year so you don't miss any from the previous one :P

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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2018, 06:50:54 AM »
Keeping a spreadsheet to listen to all the posted albums was a great idea... finally catching the new God Is An Astronaut and it's stellar (rimshot). Galactic Cowboys was pretty cool, the new Frank Turner is damn good, and I've got all weekend to listen to a bunch more.

I also forgot the new Kamelot album. It's... okay.

Edit: omg the Gleb Kolyadin album is amazing
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« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2018, 07:46:41 AM »
I don't think I have listened to a single album released this year.  ;D

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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2018, 05:08:42 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
i listened to this and have no clue why you thought i'd like it, vocals are totally not my thing and music is pretty bland too, i dunno  :lol

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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2018, 06:05:33 PM »
Top Five so far.  With the line-up of albums that I am anticipating on listening to this year, I can see #4 and #5 change.  The top three will probably stay around my fave five throughout the year.

1. Myles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger
2. Breaking Benjamin - Ember
3. Sevendust - All I See is War
4. Walking Paper's WP2
5. Black Stone Cherry's Family Tree

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« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2018, 11:42:05 PM »
10. Kamelot - The Shadow Theory (Kamelot)

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« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2018, 11:54:43 PM »
10. Kamelot - The Shadow Theory (Kamelot)

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« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2018, 03:34:41 AM »
@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
i listened to this and have no clue why you thought i'd like it, vocals are totally not my thing and music is pretty bland too, i dunno  :lol

I guess I forgot you don't like music other people like :neverusethis:

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« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2018, 09:46:32 AM »
After checking for news on it constantly over the years and not hearing anything about it, the new Arctic Monkeys album somehow completely slipped past my radar and came out 3 days ago. This might be in my top 10 of the year, "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino." Awesome stuff.

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« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2018, 09:51:04 AM »
@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
i listened to this and have no clue why you thought i'd like it, vocals are totally not my thing and music is pretty bland too, i dunno  :lol

I guess I forgot you don't like music other people like :neverusethis:
i just don't like music period

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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2018, 09:58:58 AM »
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino just barely edged out Machine Head's latest for second to worst of the year for me :lol

Really do not like this seemingly Alex Turner solo project, and I'm still one of those that actually really likes AM (the album) which also got some backlash for being too Alex Turner-centered
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« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2018, 10:04:44 AM »
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino just barely edged out Machine Head's latest for second to worst of the year for me :lol

Really do not like this seemingly Alex Turner solo project, and I'm still one of those that actually really likes AM (the album) which also got some backlash for being too Alex Turner-centered

Ah, that's a shame. Of course, A.M. is the only Arctic Monkeys album I actually like (don't really enjoy anything before that one, but AM is nearly perfect), and I'm a sucker for piano stuff. I always figured Alex was 99% of the brains anyway.

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« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2018, 10:56:50 AM »
So far:

1. Inferi - Revenant

Everyone needs to go check this album out, right now. It's absolutely fantastic. I cannot praise it enough, it's one of my favorite albums in the past few years, let alone 2018.

2. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I
3. Locktender - Friedrich
4. mol - JORD
5. Conjurer - Mire
6. Typhoon - Offerings
7. Runeshard - Dreaming Spire
8. All the Luck in the World - A Blind Arcade
9. The Republic of Wolves Shrine
10. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph

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« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2018, 11:03:52 AM »
I mean I already did listen thru some of that inferi album but it wasn't really grabbing me, wasn't really my thing :P

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« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2018, 11:06:57 AM »
Ah, man I just absolutely am encapsulated with it. The riffs and the musicianship just really do it for me.

I'm listening to SoundscapeMN's top album by The Family Crest right now, and it's excellent thus far. I certainly need to check out more from all of these lists! Haven't listened to a ton of new stuff in 2018 (or 2017, for that matter), compared to how I used to devour new albums.

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« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2018, 11:11:35 AM »
I checked out Inferi on Metal-Archives and... oof, tech death? That's gonna be a big no from me, dawg  :lol

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« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2018, 11:15:29 AM »
The only progressive metal album I've really loved so far this year is Valis Ablaze's Boundless.
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« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 11:16:37 AM »
I checked out Inferi on Metal-Archives and... oof, tech death? That's gonna be a big no from me, dawg  :lol

It's more melodic death metal, but with some progressive flair here and there. But I can totally understand that, haha.

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« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2018, 11:18:03 AM »
It is definitely pretty technical and that's what put me off it, felt more like musicians doing homework than making compelling music  :lol

but I know there's an audience for that

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« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2018, 11:31:51 AM »
It is definitely pretty technical and that's what put me off it, felt more like musicians doing homework than making compelling music  :lol

but I know there's an audience for that

Yeah, admittedly sometimes I just kind of turn off the emotional/feeling aspect of music and just enjoy the visceral experience of the riffage, the technicality, and this is an album that definitely allows for that.

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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2018, 02:59:40 AM »
A few changes here since listening to the new albums by Amorphis, Slugdge, Alkaloid, The Family Crest and Greyhaven. I also realised that the new A Perfect Circle album isn't actually that great and I rated it way too high.

Update on my list:

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. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian (orchestral black metal *not so heavy on the black metal though*)
6. Thy Catafalque - Geometria (progressive post-black metal)
7. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart (progressive metal)
8. Weedpecker - III (progressive/stoner/sludge metal)
9. Amorphis - Queen of Time (progressive melo-death)
10. Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone (djent-y progressive rock)


11. Between the Buried and Me - Auotomata (progressive metal)
12. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (progressive metal with eastern influences)
13. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology (progressive/stoner/tech death metal)
14. The Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen (progressive metal)
15. Hypno5e - Alba - Les Ombres Errantes
16. Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy (progressive metal)
17. Giraffes? Giraffes! - Memory Lane (post-rock)
18. LLNN - Deads (progressive post-metal)
19. The Family Crest - The War: Act I (progressive rock)
20. Greyhaven - Empty Black (metal-core)

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« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2018, 04:05:16 AM »
Have you checked out The Fifth Row by Mile Marker Zero (single)? Seems like very much your type of music

My updated AOTY list:

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. Hypno5e - Alba - Les Ombres Errantes
7. Ihsahn - Amr
8. God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph
9. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
10. Hibakusha - Prophet of Numbers
11. The Dali Thundering Concept - Savages
12. Mile Marker Zero - The Fifth Row
13. Thy Catafalque - Geometria
14. The Reign of Kindo - Happy However After
15. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology

Haven't spun enough to rate:

Alkaloid - Liquid Anatomy
The Family Crest - The War: Act I
Weedpecker - III
Sleep - The Sciences
Gazpacho - Soyuz
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2018, 04:24:22 AM »
Have you checked out The Fifth Row by Mile Marker Zero (single)? Seems like very much your type of music

Never heard of them but I trust your judgement dude. I've added it to my list and I'll give it a listen today  :corn

I think the Alkaloid album will likely rise in my ranking, only given it two listens.

Weedpecker is just great but it may drop a few places.

Love the new Dimmu Borgir! Council of Wolves and Snakes is my obsession at the moment.

The new Sleep album is pretty cool but misses out of my top 20.

As for the others in your list:

I've only listened to Greyhaven once but it left a good first impression.
TesseracT, I just don't see the appeal. I probably like this new one more than some of their past efforts but they mainly leave me cold.
Sludge may also rise, it's pretty great and (along with Rivers of Nihil) is just the sort of death metal I need in my life.

I'll probably add the 3 other albums I've not heard to my list as we generally have a good overlap in tastes.

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« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2018, 09:38:39 AM »
I haven't given it many spins yet but rivers of nihil is basically destined to end up on my list

There's a whole pile of 2018 stuff that's digital only that Imma get soon too

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« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2018, 10:39:20 AM »
I haven't given it many spins yet but rivers of nihil is basically destined to end up on my list

There's a whole pile of 2018 stuff that's digital only that Imma get soon too
I was so looking forward to that Rivers of Nihil album after Train sent The Silent Life in my roulette, but ended up being a bit disappointed in the rest of the album. The Silent Life is definitely the best track on there. The rest of the album ain't bad, but not as good as I was expecting.

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« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2018, 11:37:22 AM »
I haven't given it many spins yet but rivers of nihil is basically destined to end up on my list

There's a whole pile of 2018 stuff that's digital only that Imma get soon too
I was so looking forward to that Rivers of Nihil album after Train sent The Silent Life in my roulette, but ended up being a bit disappointed in the rest of the album. The Silent Life is definitely the best track on there. The rest of the album ain't bad, but not as good as I was expecting.

ngl I agree that a lot of the album is kind of disappointing, especially after seeing so many people rate it highly here. tbh I find it to be a bit inconsistent and it doesn't really flow that well all the time, despite having some really great moments sprinkled here and there.

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« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2018, 12:07:01 PM »
I'm listening to SoundscapeMN's top album by The Family Crest right now, and it's excellent thus far. I certainly need to check out more from all of these lists! Haven't listened to a ton of new stuff in 2018 (or 2017, for that matter), compared to how I used to devour new albums.

great to hear   :)

The War: Act I is a great record that the band spent many years and hours working on, and I think it shows in many ways. Just the production alone sounds very carefully and meticulously made.