Best of 2018!

Best of 2018!

It's that time of year again! We want to know what you loved this year and share what we loved as well. See some of our staff and customer lists after the jump- and download the new episode of #darksidepodcast which is now live everywhere, where we discuss our picks in detail. 

Send us your top ten list or post it online using #dstopten2018 and we’ll share it here! 

Staff Top Ten Lists

JB
1. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
2. Sleep- The Sciences
3. Tenacious D- Post-Apocalypto
4. Night Verses- From The Gallery Of Sleep
5. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want 
6. Pig Destroyer - Head Cage
7. The Netherlands- Black Gaia
8. The Black Queen - Infinite Games
9. A Perfect Circle- Eat The Elephant
10. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I & II
Honorable Mention: Fero Lux- Cheap Funeral For You
Fav Reissue: Eighteen Visions- Until The Ink Runs Out

Bekah
1. Frank Turner - Be More Kind
2. George Ezra - Staying at Tamara’s
3. Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born Soundtrack
4. James Bay - Electric Light
5. Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever
6. Twenty One Pilots - Trench
7. The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
8. Vance Joy - Nation of Two
9. Jason Mraz - Know.
10. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Upside Down Flowers

Erin: 
1. Blue October- I Hope You’re Happy
2. Leon Bridges- Good Thing
3. The Aces- when my Heart Felt Volcanic

Brian:
1. Pianos Become The Teeth- Wait For Love
2. Deafheaven- Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
3. Nothing- Dance on the Blacktop
4. Basement- Beside Myself
5. City & Colour- Guide Me Back Home
6. John Carpenter- Halloween 2018 Soundtrack
7. Between The Buried And Me- Automata I & II
8. Minus The Bear- Fair Enough EP
9. Charles Bradley- Black Velvet
10. Wojciech Golczewski- Beyond The Gates Soundtrack
Top Soundtrack: John Du Prez- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Waxwork Records)
Top Reissue: Norma Jean- Redeemer

Justin:
The Decemberists-
Coheed & Cambria-
Sons of Kemet
Tenacious D- Post Apocalypto
Father John Misty- Gods Favorite Customer
Anderson East
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Clutch- 
Slothrust
Jack White- Boarding House Reach 
Honorable Mention: Punch Brothers, A Perfect Circle, The Interrupters 
Reissue: the proposition soundtrack

Julia
1. The 1975- a brief inquiry into online relationships 
2. Culture Abuse- bay dream 
3. The story so far- proper dose
4. Basement- beside myself 
5. Real friends- composure 
6. Alkaline trio- is this thing cursed?
7. Joyce manor- million dollars to kill me 
8. Tiny moving parts- swell
9. The voidz- virtue 
10. Slothrust- the pact
Honorable mentions: idles- joy as an act of resistance 
Twenty one pilots- trench 
Soundtrack of the year: Love Simon 
Reissue: La Dispute- somewhere at the bottom of the river

Gerk
1 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Tearin At The Seams
2 Kali Uchis- Isolation
3 Noname- Room 25 
4 St Paul & The Broken Bones- Young Sick Camellia
5 Vince Staples - FM!
6 Tom Misch - Geography
7 Blood Orange - Negro Swan 
8 Brockhampton - Iridescence 
9 The Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight 
10 Sons of Kemet- Your Queen is a Reptile 
Reissue of the year: System of A down- Toxicity 
Soundtrack Reissue of the year: Rugrats Movie Soundtrack

Audrey
1. Pianos Become The Teeth- Wait For Love
2. A Perfect Circle- Eat the Elephant
3. Anderson East- Encore
4. City & Color- Guide Me Back Home
5. The Internet- Hive Mind
6. Muse- Simulation Theory
7. Basement- Beside Myself
8. Tenacious D- Post Apocalypto
9. Leon Bridges- Good Thing
10. Florence & the Machine- High As Hope
Honorable mentions: ~Kamasi Washington- Heaven & Earth ~Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy ~Nathaniel Ratecliff & the Nightsweats- Tearing At the Seams ~Sleep-The Sciences Favorite reissue: ~System Of A Down- self titled

Roberto 2018 top ten:
1. Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Home by John Butler Trio
4. Vide Noir by Lord Huron
5. Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 by Smashing Pumpkins
6. Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing
7. Summer of 84 by Le Matos
8. Gods Favorite Customer by Father John Misty
9. The Wall Redux
10. The Sciences by Sleep
Reissue: Batman 1989 score

Drew Mihans - Darkside Alumni Edition!
1 - Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer
2 - Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
3 - KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
4 - Brockhampton - iridescence
5 - Mac Miller - Swimming
6 - Kali Uchis - Isolation
7 - Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
8 - Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
9 - Pusha T - Daytona
10 - Saba - Care For Me

Layla - Darkside Alumni Edition!
1. Hozier- Nina Cried Power
2. Borns- Blue Madonna
3. St Paul & The Broken Bones- Young Sick Camellia
4. Jack White- Boarding House Reach
5. Lake Street Dive- Free Yourself Up
6. Drake- Scorpion
7. Greta Van Fleet- Anthem of the Peaceful Army
8. Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
9. Nicki Ninaj- Queen
10. Florence & The Machine- High as Hope


Customer Top Tens:

Cody Wood (ABOVE AND BEYOND WITH 11!)
King Dude - Music To Make War To
Turbonegro - Rock N Roll Machine
Hank Von Hell - Egomania
Euringer - Euringer
Little Big - Antipositive
Tommy Cash - Yes
Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest 
Ghost - Prequelle
Jedi Mind Tricks - The Bridge & The Abyss
Action Bronson - White Bronco
Czarface - Czarface Meets Metal Face.

Liz Proscia
1. Trash Boat - Crown Shyness
2. The Interrupters - Fight the Good Fight
3. Sorority Noise - YNAAYT
4. The Wombats - Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
5. Dr. Dog - Critical Equation
6. The Front Bottoms - Ann EP
7. Tiny Moving Parts - Swell
8. NOFX - Ribbed-Live in a Dive 
9. Mad Caddies - Punk Rocksteady
10. Mom Jeans. - Puppy Love

Paul's Sad Boy #dstopten2018 
1. Coheed & Cambria- The Unheavenly Creatures
2. State Champs- Living Proof
3. Alkaline Trio- Is This Thing Cursed?
4. Senses Fail- If There Is Light, It Will Find You
5. Punchline - Lion
6. Mayday Parade- Sunnyland
7. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness- Upside Down Flowers
8. Real Friends- Composure
9. Saves The Day - 9
10. Dashboard Confessional- Crooked Shadows
Honorable Mentions: Justin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink, Cursive- Vitriola, Waterparks- Entertainment

Tim Doyle- Favorite more than 10 stuff of 2018 in no particular order
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Wasteland
Secret Cutter – Quantum Eraser
Svalbard – It’s Hard to Have Hope
Azusa – Heavy Yoke
Cult Leader – A Patient Man
Dead Now – EP
Sectioned – Annihilated
Yashira – Shrine
Judas Priest – Firepower
Sleep – The Sciences
Belzebong – Light the Dankness
YOB – Our Raw Heart
Pig Destroyer – Head Cage
Will Haven – Muerte
Hasheteriod – Hashteroid

Michael Joyce (In no specific order):
Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
Soccer Mommy - Clean
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Panic! At the Disco - Pray for the Wicked
Ought - Room Inside the World
Nils Frahm - All Melody 
Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow 
Cat Power - Wanderer
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Panic Blooms
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

Bryan Corns- my top ten:
1. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Upside Down Flowers 
2. Senses Fail - If There Is Light It Will Find You
3. Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love
4. Vance Joy - Nation of Two
5. Lany - Malibu Nights
6. Hockey Dad - Blend Inn
7. The Interrupters- Fight the Good Fight
8. Listener - Being Empty : Being Filled 
9. Jeff Rosenstock - Post-
10. Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?

Joe Cappelletti
1) Judas Priest- Firepower 
2) Alice Cooper- A Parnormal Evening At The Olympia Paris Live 
3) Sleep- The Sciences 
4) Tenacious D- Post Apocalyptico 
5) Corrosion Of Confomrity- No Cross No Crown 
6) Amorphis- Queen of Time 
7) Black Label Society- Grimmest Hits 
8) High On Fire- Electric Messiah 
9) Deceased- Ghostly White 
10) Pig Destroyer- Head Cage

Mike Sperduto - Ok something like this:
The album of the year hands down goes to: Kasvot Vaxt- I Rokk (But since it was only played live once in Vegas on 10-31-18 and has yet to be released as an actual album discounting the original non-release of it in Norway 1981 I don’t know if it qualifies as an entry here) 
Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
Jeff Tweedy - Warm
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel 
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake 
Father John Misty - God’s Favorite Customer 
Kurt Vile - Bottle it In 
Suspiria- Thom Yorke
Sleep - The Sciences 
Decemberiats - I’ll be your Girl
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Yves- My Top 10 Albums of 2018 in no specific order. 
Khemmis - Desolation ( @khemmisdoom )
High on Fire - Electric Messiah ( @highonfireband )
The Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic I Palaeozoic ( @theoceancollective )
Sumac - Love in Shadow ( @sumacbandofficial )
Black Tusk - TCBT ( @tcbt )
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love ( @deafheavenband )
Starcrawler - Starcrawler ( @starcrawler )
Zeal & Ardor - Strange Fruit ( @zealandardor )
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Close But No Cigar ( @delvon_lamarr_organ_trio )
Milanku - Monument du Non-être & Mouvement du Non-vivant ( @milankuband )

Abbey Gallagher
1. Mitski- Be The Cowboy
2. Boygenius- Boygenius
3. Courtney Barnett- Tell me How you Really Feel
4. Tomberlin- At Weddings
5. Lucy Dacus- Historian
6. Kacey Musgraves- Golden Hour
7. Soccer Mommy- Clean
8. Hayley- Pleasureland
9. Snail Mail- Lush
10. Caroline Rose- Loner
11. Adrianne Lenker- Abysskiss

Joe Angelo- Top 10 albums of 2018
1. Circa Survive - The Amulet
2. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
3. Hopesfall - Arbiter
4. Vein - Errorzone
5. Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of a Peaceful Army
6. Can't Swim - This Too Won't Pass
7. Jesus Piece - Only Self
8. Coheed and Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures
9. J. Cole - K.O.D
10. Between the Buried and Me - Automata 1 + 2

Honorable mentions - Basement - Beside Myself, Minus the Bear - Fair Enough ep, Fit For a King - Dark Skies, The Story So Far - Proper Dose
Favorite Reissues -
1. Eighteen Visions - Until the Ink Runs Out
2. Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
3. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity, Miss Machine, Ire Works

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