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Year End 2018

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Individual staff lists

Aaron H's list

  1. Mitski – Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
  2. Murder by Death – The Other Shore (Bloodshot)
  3. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer (Atlantic)
  4. Hop Along – Bark Off Your Head, Dog (Saddle Creek)
  5. Screaming Females – All at Once (Don Giovanni)
  6. The Pauses – Unbuilding (Arctic Rodeo Recordings)
  7. Daughters – You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac Recordings)
  8. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot (Bloodshot Records)
  9. Cloud Nothings – Last Building Burning (Carpark Records)
  10. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams (Merge)
  11. Antarctigo Vespucci – Love in the Time of E-Mail (Polyvinyl)
  12. boygenius – boygenius (Matador)
  13. Cursive – Vitriola (15 Passenger)
  14. Gouge Away – Burnt Sugar (Deathwish Inc.)
  15. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti)
  16. Lemuria – Recreational Hate (Turbo Worldwide/Asian Man)
  17. American Nightmare – American Nightmare (Rise Records)
  18. Ghost – Prequelle (Loma Vista)
  19. Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds – Keep Walkin’ Pal (Red Scare Industries)
  20. Direct Hit! – Crown of Nothing (Fat Wreck Chords)
  21. Chvrches – Love Is Dead (Glassnote Records)
  22. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop)
  23. Shook Ones – Body Feel (Revelation Records)
  24. MGMT – Little Dark Age (Columbia)
  25. Pianos Become The Teeth – Wait For Love (Epitaph Records)

Andy's list

  1. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Dirt (Paper Bag)
  2. Daughters – You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac Recordings)
  3. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti)
  4. Beach House – 7 (Sub Pop)
  5. Panopticon – The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (Bindrune Records)
  6. Ah! Kosmos – Beautiful Swamp (Compost Records)
  7. Thom Yorke – Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino film) (XL Recordings)
  8. Aphex Twin – Collapse (Warp)
  9. Mount Eerie – Now Only (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
  10. Sleep – The Sciences (Third Man)
  11. Grouper – Grid of Points (Kranky)
  12. Say Sue Me – Where We Were Together (Damnably)
  13. The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
  14. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)
  15. Tim Hecker – Konoyo (Kranky / Sunblind Music )
  16. 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) – 一期一会 (Sentient Ruin)
  17. Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise Recordings)
  18. Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
  19. Death Grips – Year of the Snitch (Third Worlds / Harvest)
  20. Idles – Joy As An Act of Resistance (Partisan)
  21. Container – LP (Spectrum Spools)
  22. Tash Sultana – Flow State (Lonely Lands / Sony)
  23. Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of (Warp)
  24. Jenn Champion – Single Rider (Hardly Art)
  25. The Go! Team – Semicircle (Memphis Industries)

Cheryl's list

  1. Thou – Magus (Sacred Bones)
  2. The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer (Thrill Jockey)
  3. VNV Nation – Noire (Metropolis Records)
  4. Svartidauði – Revelations of the Red Sword (Ván Records)
  5. Svalbard – It's Hard To Have Hope (Translation Loss)
  6. Imperceptum – Heart of Darkness (Grey Matter Productions)
  7. Sargeist – Unbound (World Terror Committee)
  8. Kriegsmaschine – Apocalypticists (No Solace)
  9. Akitsa – Credo (Profound Lore Records)
  10. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti)
  11. Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma (20 Buck Spin)
  12. Cultes Des Ghoules – Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths (Hells Headbangers)
  13. Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip Records)
  14. Evoken – Hypnagogia (Profound Lore Records)
  15. Yob – Our Raw Heart (Relapse Records)
  16. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb ( Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
  17. Abigor – Höllenzwang (Chronicles of Perdition) (Avantgarde Music)
  18. Antlers – Beneath.Below.Behold (Totenmusik)
  19. Khemmis – Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
  20. Panopticon – The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness (Bindrune Records)
  21. Bliss Signal – Bliss Signal (Profound Lore Records)
  22. Entropia – Vacuum ( Arachnophobia Records)
  23. Vile Creature – Cast of Static and Smoke (Halo of Flies)
  24. Fórn – Rites of Despair (Gilead Media)
  25. Reverorum ib Malacht – Im Ra Distare Summum Soveris Seris Vas innoble (Annapurna)

Dennis's list

  1. Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate (I Voidhanger Records)
  2. Wake – Misery Rites (Translation Loss)
  3. Natterers – Head In Threathening Attitude (Boss Tuneage Records)
  4. Svalbard – It's Hard To Have Hope (Translation Loss)
  5. The Crimson Ghosts – Yet Not Human (Ring Of Fire Records)
  6. Rata Negra – Justicia Cósmica (La Vida Es Un Mus)
  7. Faux Départ – Au Pied Du Mur (Mutant)
  8. Clutch – Book Of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music)
  9. Youth Avoiders – Relentless (Destructure Records)
  10. Blaze Bayley – The Redemption of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III) (Blaze Bayley Recordings)
  11. The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight (Hellcat Records)
  12. Gaerea – Unsettling Whispers (Transcending Obscurity Records)
  13. I Against I – Small Waves (White Russian Records)
  14. Amorphis – Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast Records)
  15. American Nightmare – American Nightmare (Rise Records)
  16. Sinistro – Sangue Cássia (Seasons Of Mist)
  17. Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade Records)
  18. Dödsrit – Spirit Crusher (Prosthetic)
  19. Astpai – True Capacity (Jump Start)
  20. Nag – Nagged to Death (Fysisk Format)
  21. Mahlstrom – MÆANDER (Through Love Records)
  22. Orange Goblin – The Wolve Bites Back (Candlelight Records)
  23. Iskandr – Euprosopon (Eisenwald Tonschmiede)
  24. Slægt – The Wheel (Ván )
  25. Solstice – White Horse Hill (Dark Descent Records)

Kevin Fitzpatrick's list

  1. Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog (BMG)
  2. Thom Yorke – Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino film) (XL Recordings)
  3. Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic)
  4. Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man (Caroline )
  5. Planet B – Planet B (Ipecac)
  6. Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits! (In The Red)
  7. Kaada – Closing Statements (Mirakel)
  8. Starcrawler – Starcrawler (Rough Trade)
  9. Death Valley Girls – Darkness Rains (Suicide Squeeze)
  10. Mudhoney – Digital Garbage (Sub Pop)
  11. Street Sects – The Kicking Mule (Flenser)
  12. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti)
  13. Johnny Marr – Call the Comet (New Voodoo Records)
  14. A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant (BMG)
  15. The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)
  16. Kitten Forever – Semi-Permanent (Independent)
  17. Legend of the Seagullmen – Legend of the Seagullmen (Dine Alone)
  18. Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive (Merge)
  19. Jack White – Boarding House Reach (Third Man)
  20. Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)

Kristen Swanson's list

  1. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti)
  2. Shook Ones – Body Feel (Revelation Records)
  3. The Sidekicks – Happiness Hours ( Epitaph Records)
  4. Kississippi – Sunset Blush ( Alcopop! Records)
  5. Katie Ellen – Still Life (Lauren Records)
  6. Petal – Magic Gone ( Run for Cover Records)
  7. Chvrches – Love Is Dead (Glassnote Records)
  8. Converge – Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph\Deathwish Inc)
  9. Sorority Noise – YNAAYT (Triple Crown Records)
  10. Cloud Nothings – Last Building Burning (Carpark Records)
  11. Direct Hit! – Crown of Nothing (Fat Wreck Chords)
  12. Waxahatchee – Great Thunder (Merge Records)
  13. Pianos Become The Teeth – Wait For Love (Epitaph Records)
  14. Natterers – Head In Threathening Attitude (Boss Tuneage Records)
  15. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot (Bloodshot Records)
  16. Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals (Specialist Subject Records)
  17. Tiny Moving Parts – Swell (Triple Crown Records)
  18. Elway – For the Sake of the Bit (Red Scare Industries)
  19. The Beths – Future Me Hates Me (Carpark Records)
  20. Typesetter – Nothing Blues (6131 Records)
  21. Gouge Away – Burnt Sugar (Deathwish Inc.)
  22. Lemuria – Recreational Hate (Turbo Worldwide/Asian Man)
  23. Late Bloomer – Waiting (6131 Records)
  24. The Lawrence Arms – We Are the Champions of the World (A Retrospectus) (Fat Wreck Chords)
  25. Slow Mass – On Watch (Landland Colportage)

Loren's list

  1. Future Virgins – Doomsday Raga (Let's Pretend/Recess)
  2. Chiller – Chiller (Dirt Cult)
  3. Royal Brat – Eyesore (Moniker Records)
  4. Era Bleak – Demo 2018 (Dirt Cult)
  5. Neighborhood Brats – Claw Marks (Dirt Cult Records)
  6. The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)
  7. Raging Nathans – Cheap Fame (Rad Girlfriend Records)
  8. The Brokedowns – Sick of Space (Red Scare Industries)
  9. Kitten Forever – Semi-Permanent (Independent)
  10. Vacation – Mouth Sounds #2699 (Lets Pretend)
  11. Night Birds – Roll Credits (Fat Wreck Chords)
  12. Color TV – self-titled (Deranged Records)
  13. Future Girls – Motivation Problems (Dirt Cult)
  14. Shame – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans)
  15. Mind Spiders – Furies (Dirtnap)
  16. Pinned In Place – Rubbernecking at the Gates of Hell (Reflective Tapes)
  17. Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation (Dirtnap)
  18. Clown Sounds – Preacher Maker (Recess Records)
  19. William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova (Bloodshot)
  20. DeeCracks – Sonic Delusions (Pirates Press)
  21. Four Fists – 6666 (Doomtree)
  22. Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop)
  23. Maniac – Dead Dance Club (Dirt Cult)
  24. Runt – Positions of Power (La Vida Es Un Mus)
  25. Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds – Keep Walkin’ Pal (Red Scare Industries)

Matt's list

  1. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer (Atlantic)
  2. Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Verve)
  3. Beach House – 7 (Sub Pop)
  4. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams (Merge)
  5. Converge – Beautiful Ruin (Epitaph\Deathwish Inc)
  6. The Armed – Only Love (No Rest Until Ruin)
  7. Snail Mail – Lush (Matador)
  8. Soccer Mommy – Clean (Fat Possum)
  9. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)
  10. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop)
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