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The Best Rock Albums of 2018

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock Albums
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    (Partial list: i still have 100s of rock albums to review)
    8/10
  1. Julia Holter: Aviary (Domino)
    7.5/10
  2. Lonker See: One Eye Sees Red (Instant Classic)
  3. Daughters: You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac)
  4. Bonnacons of Doom: Bonnacons of Doom (Rocket)
    7/10
  5. Soap And Skin: From Gas to Solid (PIAS)
  6. Kurushimi: What is Chaos (Art As Catharsis)
  7. Metasplice: Mirvariates (Trilogy Tapes)
  8. Datashock: Krauter der Provinz (Tapete)
  9. Cat Power: Wanderer (Domino)
  10. High on Fire: Electric Messiah (SPV)
  11. XXXTentacion: ? (self)
  12. Imperial Triumphant: Vile Luxury (Gilead)
  13. Black Dresses: Wasteisolation (Black Squares)
  14. Korridor: End of Cycle (Northern Electronics)
  15. Celestaphone: Portrait of a Harlot (Drumhex)
Songs
  1. Julia Holter: I Shall Love 2
  2. Soap and Skin: Italy
  3. US Girls: Incidental Boogie
  4. Bonnacons of Doom Solus
  5. High on Fire: Electric Messiah
  6. Low: Poor Sucker
  7. Cat Power: Woman
  8. Daughters: The Lords Song
  9. Julia Holter: I Would Rather See
  10. Empath: The Eye
  11. Lupe Fiasco: Jonylah Forever
  12. Jpegmafia: Williamsburg
  13. Uboa: Thigh High Cat Tights
  14. John Prine: When I Get to Heaven
  15. 1975: Tootimetootimetootime
  16. Sunwatchers: Silent Boogie
  17. Death Grips: Black Paint
  18. Father John Misty: Mr Tillman
  19. James Blake: If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead
  20. Neko Case: Last Lion of Albion
  21. How to Dress Well: A Memory, The Spinning of a Body/ Nonkilling 2
  22. Beach House: Lose Your Smile
  23. Oneohtrix Point Never: Babylon
  24. XXXTentacion: Numb
  25. Uniform: The Walk
  26. Chris Cornell: When Bad Does Good
  27. Childish Gambino: This is America
  28. Janelle Monae: Let's God Crazy
  29. Neneh Cherry: Natural Skin Deep
  30. Sophie: Ponyboy
  31. Polo G: Finer Things
  32. Denzel Curry: Clout Cobain
  33. Tropical Fuckstorm: The Future of History
  34. Kurt Vile: One Trick Ponies
  35. Idles: I'm Scum
  36. Tune-Yards: ABC 123
  37. Iceage: Catch
  38. Mekons: Still Waiting
  39. US Girls: M.A.H.
  40. Eartheater: Trespasses
  41. Black Dresses: Wiggle
  42. Celestaphone: Imagination
  43. Jerusalem in My Heart: Bein Ithnein

Extended compositions
  1. Lonker See: Lillian Gish
  2. Juliana Venter: Concave
  3. Abu Lahab: Faad 1
  4. Kurushimi: I Know You
  5. Sanctioned Annihilation
  6. Deafheaven: Honeycomb
  7. Metasplice: Speculen
  8. Uboa: The Sky May Be
  9. Richard Chartier: Central
  10. Imperial Triumphant: Chernobyl Blues
  11. Caretaker: Synapse Retrogenesis
  12. Lonker See: Solaris Pt. 3 & 4
  13. Gas: Rauch 5
  14. Jute Gyte: We Are Making a New World
  15. Shit and Shine: You Were Very High
  16. Autechre: L3 ctrl
  17. US Girls: Time
  18. Mesarthim: Fragmenting
  19. Korridor: Fundamental
  20. Qu'qu'matz: Guatemalan Highlands
  21. Datashock: Spirituelle Enthaltsamkeit Im Sandwichverfahren
  22. Himukalt: The American Redhead
Jazz

    7.5/10
  1. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra Agg: Dirt ... and More Dirt (Pi)
  2. Andrew Cyrille: Lebroba (ECM)
    7/10
  3. Wayne Shorter: Emanon (Blue Note)
  4. Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth
  5. Dan Weiss: Starebaby
  6. Sam Harris: Harmony
  7. Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings (International Anthem)
  8. Harriet Tubman: The Terror End of Beauty
  9. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: DíAgala (Intakt)
  10. Myra Melfordís Snowy Egret: The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  11. Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  12. Michael Leonhart Orchestra: The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside)
  13. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: All Can Work (New Amsterdam)
  14. GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star (Blue Note)
  15. Logan Richardson: Blues People (Universal)
  16. Kurushimi: What Is Chaos (Art As Catharsis)
  17. Dan Weiss: Starebaby
  18. Bad Plus: Never Stop II

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