As 2018 comes to a close we reflect on the albums that helped become the soundtrack of our year. From new artists to older favourites there were some definite standouts. Here’s our top ten albums released in 2018 –
1. Amy Shark – Love Monster
It’s no secret we absolutely adore Amy Shark. We loved everything about this monster of an album and with the bonus of featuring Mark Hoppus it takes out our number one spot.
2. Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked
We had high hopes for this album and yet again Brendon Urie emerged victorious. The album is full of catchy hooks and shows off some wickedly good vocals.
3. Brian Fallon – Sleepwalkers
This is the closest thing to a new Gaslight Anthem record. Brian proving why his one of our favourite songwriters in this honest and unforgettable album.
4. Dashboard Confessional – Crooked Shadows
It had been quite a few years between drinks but we can verify that hands down Chris Carrabba has still got it. An album full of heart that knows just what to say.
5. Between You & Me – Everything Is Temporary
Our favourite Melbourne Australia pop punkers released their brilliant debut album putting them on the world stage. Vocalist Jake gets our vote for hottest vegan in pop punk.
6. Twenty One Pilots – Trench
Whilst not as commercially appealing as their previous album the pilots duo pushed genre boundaries to let music and art combine in an album that gets better with every listen.
7. The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight
We’ve been touting The Interrupters for a long time. Their new album is pure fire and should finally see them getting the recognition they deserve.
8. Chvrches – Love Is Dead
Scotland’s electro pop sensations delivered us another album of pure gems. Lauren’s vocals transported us to a glittering wonderland with every listen.
9. State Champs – Living Proof
This album has pop punk summer jams written all over it. With State Champs now cementing themselves as one of the new pop punk mainstays.
10. Real Friends – Composure
Through some personal struggles came an album that would help both the bands and their fans to smile. We have nothing but unconditional love for these Chicago friends.