KYS Contributors: End Of Year Lists For 2018


Before we get all in-depth about which releases we loved this year in a follow-up piece, here are all of our end-of-year lists for 2018. Some of us picked out 20 whereas others just had 10, & a couple of us couldn’t even decide on what their faves were. Have a look for yourself below. What releases did you love this year?



Alex Sievers:

  1. Rolo Tomassi – ‘Time Will Die & Love Will Bury It’
  2. Mol – ‘Jord’
  3. The Wonder Years – ‘Sister Cities’
  4. Zeal & Ardor – ‘Stranger Fruit’
  5. The Armed – ‘Only Love’
  6. Hopesfall – ‘Arbiter’
  7. Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Artificial Selection’
  8. Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Wait For Love’
  9. Frontierer – ‘Unloved’/Sectioned – ‘Annihilated’
  10. Lower Automation – ‘Shoebox Companion’ EP
  11. Delta Sleep -‘Ghost City’
  12. Press Club – ‘Suburbia’
  13. Rivers Of Nihil – ‘Where Owls Know My Name’
  14. Polyphia – ‘New Levels New Devils’
  15. Thrice – ‘Palms’
  16. Vein – ‘errorzone’
  17. Endless Heights – ‘Vicious Pleasure’
  18. Foxing – ‘Nearer My God’
  19. Silent Planet – ‘When The End Began’
  20. Many Rooms – ‘There Is A Presence Here’ / Twenty One Pilots – ‘Trench’

Owen Morawitz:

  1. Southeast Desert Metal – ‘Break The Silence’
  2. The Comfort – ‘What It Is To Be’
  3. Don Broco – ‘Technology’
  4. Drug Church – ‘Cheer’
  5. Funeral Chic – ‘Superstition’
  6. Future Corpse – ‘Culture Ruins Everything Around Me’
  7. Genocide Pact – ‘Order of Torment’
  8. Gunship – ‘Dark All Day’
  9. Homesick – ‘Terra Nullius’
  10. Hopesfall – ‘Arbiter’
  11. Luca Brasi – ‘Stay’
  12. Now, Now – ‘Saved’
  13. Pagan – ‘Black Wash’
  14. Psycroptic – ‘As The Kingdom Drowns’
  15. Shame – ‘Songs of Praise’
  16. Svalbard – ‘It’s Hard To Have Hope’
  17. Tapestry – ‘Ghost Of Me’ EP
  18. Trophy Eyes – ‘The American Dream’
  19. Unravel – ‘Eras Of Forfeit’
  20. Vein – ‘errorzone’

Jonty Cornford:

The Hard Aches – Mess
Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest
Silent Planet – When The End Began
The Story So Far – Proper Dose
Pianos Become The Teeth – Wait For Love
Slowly Slowly – St Leonards
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Thornhill – Butterfly
Jeff Rosenstock – POST-
Pagan – Black Wash
Underoath – Erase Me
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
Thrice – Palms
Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want
Foxing – Nearer My God
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Basement – Beside Myself
La Dispute – ‘Somewhere at the Bottom of the River between Vega and Altair’ 10th anniversary
Anderson .Paak – Oxnard
Limbs – Father’s Son

Alasdair Belling:

  1. God Is An Astronaut – Epitaph
  2. Anaal Nathrakh- A New Kind of Horror
  3. Emery – Eve
  4. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  5.  mewithoutyou – [Untitled]
  6. Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
  7. Steven Wilson – Home Invasion Live
  8. Tesserac T- Luminary
  9. Thrice – Palms
  10. Underoath – Erase Me

Christopher Wallace:

1. FM! – Vincent Staples
2. Daytona – Pusha T
3. Trident Wolf Eclipse – Watain
4. Vicious Pleasure – Endless Heights
5. Twisted Visions – Ill Natured
6. Good To Feel – Candy
7. Some Rap Songs – Earl Sweatshirt
8. Self titled – Bonechurch
9. High as Hope – Florence and the Machine
10. I Have Fought Against It But I Can’t Any Longer – The Body
11. Hive Mind – The Internet
12. The Color Of You – Alina Baraz
13. Down Below – Tribulation
14. Victory Lap – Nipsey Hussle
15. Sunblushed – Bloom Parade
16. Snow Turns Red – Judas Wolf
17. De Doden Hebben Het Goed III – Wiegedood
18. Women of The Wand – Potion
19. Humanity Plague – Burn in Hell
20. Sever The Ties – Excarnate

JP Pallias: 

  1. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
  2. Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name
  3. Night Verses – From the Gallery of Sleep
  4. Silent Planet – When the End Began
  5. VOLA – Applause of a Distant Crowd
  6. Don Broco – Technology
  7. Voices from the Fuselage – Odyssey II: The Founder of Dreams
  8. Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream
  9. Ihsahn – Ámr
  10. Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit
  11. Hellions – Rue
  12. Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
  13. Haken – Vector
  14. The Ocean – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
  15. Tesseract – Sonder
  16. Trash Boat – Crown Shyness
  17. The Plot in You – DISPOSE
  18. MØL – Jord
  19. Brockhampton – Iridescence
  20. Bleed From Within – Era

Hunter Hewgley: 

  1. nothing,nowhere. – ruiner
  2. Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream
  3. Can’t Swim – This Too Won’t Pass
  4. Architects – Holy Hell
  5. Animal Flag – Void Ripper
  6. thebreathingbackwards & brody – blackheartemoji
  7. Dance Gavin Dance – Artificial Selection
  8. Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober 2
  9. Unearth – Extinction(S)
  10. Foxing – Nearer My God / Harms Way – Posthuman

Peyton Bernhardt: 

1. Lily Allen – No Shame
2. Joyce Manor – Million Dollars to Kill Me
3. Saba – Care for Me
4. They.- Fireside
5. Iceage – Beyondless
6. Blaise Moore – Temporary Her
7. Architects – Holy Hell
8. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
9. Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends
10. Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy
11. Fall Out Boy – Mania
12. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
13. Lido – Spacesuit
14. Yungblud – 21st Century Liability
15. Logic – YSIV
16. Trophy Eyes – The American Dream
17. Jon Bellion – Glory Sound Prep
18. Vic Mensa – Hooligans
19. Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys
20. Logic – Bobby Tarantino II

Owen Jones (photographer):

  1. Outright – Holler
  2. Pagan – Black Wash
  3. High Tension – Purge
  4. Coheed & Cambria – The Unheavenly Creatures
  5. Delta Sleep – Ghost City
  6. Dance Gavin Dance – Artificial Selection
  7. Espionage – Digital Dystopia
  8. Frank Turner – Be More Kind
  9. Frontierer – Unloved
  10. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams
  11. Halestorm – Vicious
  12. Jesus Piece – Only Self
  13. Jinjer – Cloud Factory
  14. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
  15. Newton Faulkner – Hit The Ground Running
  16. Stryper – God Damn Evil
  17. Swingin Utters – Peace and Love
  18. Tiny Moving Parts – Swell
  19. Psycroptic – As The Kingdom Drowns
  20. Polyphia – New Levels New Devils

Megan Langley:

1. As It Is – The Great Depression
2. Five Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood
3. SHADED – A Familiar Love
4. From Ashes To New – The Future
5. Waterparks – Entertainment
6. Stand Atlantic – Skinny Dipping
7. Boys Of Fall – Better Moments
8. AMOR – Love Vs. Logic
9. Mae Krell – Anabasis 10.
Trophy Eyes – The American Dream
11. Lovelytheband – Finding It Hard To Smile
12. Trash Boat – Crown Shyness
13. Beartooth – Disease
14. THRILLCHASER – A Lot Like Love
15. Tiny Moving Parts – Swell
16. Goldview – Until Morning Comes
17. Boxford – Facade
18. Tonight Alive – Underworld
19. 18th & Addison – Vultures
20.Modern Maps – hope you’re happy.

Bill Peel:

1. Daughters – You Won’t Get What you want
2. Tropical Fuck Storm – a laughing death in Meatspace
3. Uniform – The Long walk
4. IDLES – Joy as an act of resistance
5. Confidence man – Confident Music for confident people
6. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
7. Bosse de Nage – Further Still
8. Uada – Cult of the dying sun 9.
Kanye West – Ye 10.
HMLTD – Hate music last time delete



 


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