The (So Far) Best Albums of 2018

It’s only two months in 2018 and the music industry is already swarmed with new releases. And every music lover is excited to know who tackled the position in the list of best albums in 2018 so far. So, let’s not make you wait anymore and find out which albums made to the top of the list.

In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls


Meg Remy has come out with her new album full of fury and spit for politics today. The album shows women’s anger in all forms. And Remy tries to create new mythos and asks how the heaven controlled by men can be safe.

What a Time to Be Alive by Superchunk


More focused and album by Superchunk, their 11th album feels more urgent and created to outlast. The 11 soundtracks aim at the world’s most obvious target subtly.

Euphoric by Cupcake


Euphoric is a second release just after a year of Cupcake’s debut album and it is set to take on with her potential. Though the album’s subject is a bit smutty, there’s no doubt 2018 is going to be Cupcake’s year.

LionHeart by H. C. McEntire


A beautiful reshape the country music through LionHeart, a gorgeous reformation of traditional songs into queer and consequential songs. LionHeart is a sound of a woman coming back home with her new confidence by seeing the world for herself.

Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle


The most awaited debut album from Los Angeles rapper is truly a Victory Lap. The album is stocked with the painful moments of a life of a reformed bruiser who turns out as a hood economist.

All at Once by Screaming Females

The New Jersey’s band bends toward the modern rock, pop-punk and much more in their seventh album. With ‘I’ll make you sorry’, Screaming Females has finally turned out their first pop-punk showing their prominent grip on the genre.

Gangin by Sob X RBE


The four-man rap crew is known for their unique songwriting skills. Their music touches every corner of emotions – punishing, fun, propulsive, fun, you name it. Their new album Gangin follows the same cue. The music hits your shoulders and your gut at the same time.

POST- by Jeff Rosenstock


Many artists tried to make sense of political issues, but few did a great job, and Jeff is one of them. Jeff has tackled America’s issues in POST- just like the title suggests, Jeff has focused on whether the American can really be saved, a big important question everyone’s thinking about.

By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile


A longtime favourite of folk and Americana listeners, Brandi Carlile is known for her powerful vocal tones switching from high notes to whispering. The fans would be happy to know that the Rolling Stone has referred an album as ‘delicate masterpiece’.

These are the best albums of 2018 so far listed by the Sailor Bingo for you. Enjoy the greatest music and do come back to know more about the best music creations.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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