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The new semester has begun to the pleasure of some and dismay of (many) others, and what better way to kick off the Winter 2019 semester than to compile a list of the ten best albums of 2018.
- Travis Scott- Astroworld
Besides giving us one of the biggest white frat boy turn up songs (aside from Mo Bamba of course), Travis Scott delivers a very fun, cohesive trap record with great production ranging from Murda Beatz to Tame Impala.
- Foxing – Nearer My God
The band delivers the most complete album of their entire discography, with more grandiose instrumentals and experimentation to deliver a fantastic rock record.
- Playboi Carti – Die Lit
One of the leading names in trap music delivers an incredibly fun and minimalistic trap album with great production, even better features, and an overall great energy.
- Jesus Piece – Only Self
Jesus Piece cement their place within the new wave of Metalcore alongside Code Orange and Knocked Loose with a straightforward and heavy debut.
- Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
A very catchy, sociopolitical, and straightforward punk album that somehow got them to play The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
- JPEGMAFIA – Veteran
A very wild, experimental, and melodic record that for very good reason served as the rapper’s breakthrough album.
- Portrayal of Guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide
The debut from Austin, TX hardcore outfit is, quite frankly, amazing. Mixing screamo, death metal, grindcore, and noise, this underground outfit are working their way to the top.
- Vein – Errorzone
The hype around this record is incredibly justified: 27 minutes of pure chaos mixing hardcore, Metalcore and Nu Metal in the best way.
- Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
The third record from the ex-Odd Future member earns second place as it delivers a very somber, dark and personal sound.
- Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
There’s not much to say about this record that hasn’t already been said. The sheer brilliance that went into this band’s record is most definitely worth your time.
Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 07 on December 4th, 2019