Monthly Archives: December 2018

Top Country/Folk Albums – 2018

Top 10 country/folk albums of the year! Going for 10 instead of 5, because there were so many good ones this year.

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10. Various Artists – Restoration: Reimaging the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Genre: Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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9. John Prine – Tree of Forgiveness
Genre: Folk/Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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8. David Francey – The Broken Heart of Everything
Genre: Folk
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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7. Jamie Lin Wilson – Jumping over Rocks
Genre: Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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6. Jackie Oates – The Joy of Living
Genre: Folk
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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5. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Genre: Pop/Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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4. Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain
Genre: Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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3. HC McEntire – Lionheart
Genre: Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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2. Caitlyn Smith – Starfire
Genre: Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 
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1. Eliza Gilkyson – Secularia
Genre: Folk/Country
More info: here.
Listen: here.

Top Rock Albums – 2018

Top 5 rock albums of the year!

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5. Cloud Nothings- Last Building Burning
Genre: Punk Rock
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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4. Viagra Boys – Street Worms
Genre: Rock
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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3. Oh Sees – Smote Reverser
Genre: Psychedelic rock
More info: here.
Listen: Listen here.
 

 

 

 

 

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2. Hanterhir – The Saving of Cadan
Genre: Rock
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 
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1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Distant Sky: Live in Copenhagen
Genre: Rock
More info: here.
Listen: here.

Top 5 Metal Albums – 2018

Top 5 metal albums of the year!

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5. Ghost – Prequelle
Genre: Stadium Metal
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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4. Portal – Ion
Genre: Experimental Metal
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 

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3. High on Fire – Electric Messiah
Genre: Stoner metal
More info: here.
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 

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2. Sleep – The Sciences
Genre: Doom Metal
Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps
More info: here.
Listen: here.
 

 

 

 

 
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1. Rebel Wizard – Great Addictions to Blindingly Dark, Worldly Life
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
More info: here.
Listen: here.

Rapid Round December

And the year is wrapping up and there are dozens of great albums I still haven’t posted. Here’s another rapid round, probably the last of the year unfortunately.

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Mark Knopfler – Down the Road Wherever
Genre: Rock
Rating: 6/10
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Senyawa – Sujud
Genre: Traditional/doom/drone
Rating: 8/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Solasta – A Cure for the Curious
Genre: Folk
Rating: 6.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Lisa O’Neill – Heard a Long Gone Song
Genre: Folk
Rating: 7/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Nanowar of Steel – Stairway to Valhalla
Genre: Parody Metal
Rating: 7/10
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Jamie Lin Wilson – Jumping over Rocks
Genre: Country
Rating: 8/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Mongol – The Return
Genre: Folk Metal
Rating: 6.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus – boygenius
Genre: Pop
Rating: 8/10
Listen here

Rapid Round November 2018

And… so we’ll just stop pretending the grant writing season will ever end, so here’s another rapid round to get me a little caught up. We’ll call it “November” and hope for another in December.

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Viagra Boys – Street Worms
Genre: Rock
Rating: 7.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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High on Fire – Electric Messiah
Genre: Stoner metal
Rating: 7.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Phosphorescent – C’est la vie
Genre: Rock
Rating: 6/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Le Trio Joubran – The Long March
Genre: Arabic Jazz
Rating: 7.5/10
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Ashbury – Eye of the Stygian Witches
Genre: Dad Rock
Rating: 6.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Immortal Guardian – Age of Revolution
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 7.5/10
Listen here
 

 

 

 

 
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Cloud Nothings- Last Building Burning
Genre: Punk Rock
Rating: 8/10
Listen here