Our summary of the best music (and more) of 2018.
It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard in 2018. Fear not – we've diced and sliced the numbers and lists to assemble this, our writers' guide to the best music released during the past twelve months. Read on to discover what we're naming our favorite album of 2018, plus our individual staff writer lists so you can find out just what you can still catch up on before 2019 gets too well-established. On with the lists! Overall list 1 Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti With a band that has already explored the ins and outs of metal, I questioned how Deafheaven could push themselves further ...
As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you've checked out our favorite ...
It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical moments of 2018 were, we ...
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you've checked out our favorite albums of the year, read this list to find out the best EPs that you missed, the strangest albums of the year, most-read reviews, non-punk/metal albums... and the top five saddest Infinity War deaths. You read that correctly. Best EPs and split-records Next to a shitload of darkness in my yearlist I also listened to some EPs and splits this year. I handpicked the ten best ones I’ve listened to this year and ...
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