Lauren’s Picks: Lauren’s Favorite Albums of 2018

Lauren Mills |

December 02, 2018

What’s up, guys? 2018 is coming to a close. I’ve created this blog post to celebrate 2018’s finest releases. To make the post easier to read, I’ve divided the releases into genre sections. Check it out below. I hope you enjoy it and discover some music to geek out over. You can thank me later.

Top 8:

Goodbye Blue MondayMisery Punk Ruined My Life Make-That-A-Take Records

Royal DogCupula Self Released

Debt Neglector The Kids Are Pissed Smartpunk Records

Mercy Music Until The End Of Your World La Escalera Records

Nag Nagged to Death Self Released

Nervus Everything Dies Big Scary Monsters

Hospital Job Haze Like Me Rad Girlfriend Records

Swingin’ Utters Peace and Love Fat Wreck Chords

Full List:

Crust Punk

Baptists Beacon of Faith Southern Lord Recordings

Tragedy Fury Self Released

Nag Nagged to Death Self Released

Hardcore Punk

Falling Up Voices In My Head Self Released

Cancer BatsThe Spark That Moves New Damage Records

Sick of it AllWake the Sleeping Dragon Century Media / Fat Wreck Chords

Debt Neglector The Kids Are Pissed Smartpunk Records

Splurge Dopey Self Released

Youth AvoidersRelentless Self Released

Metalcore

Architects Holy Hell Epitaph

Punk Rock

Culture AbuseBay Dream Epitaph

Goodbye Blue Monday Misery Punk Ruined My Life Make-That-A-Take Records

Mercy Music Until The End Of Your World La Escalera Records

Shook Ones Body Feel Self Released

Former Member Old Youth Self Released

Territories Territories Self Released

The Penske FileSalvation Stomp Records

Liver Capital Self Released

The Creeps Beneath The Pines It’s Alive Records

The Shell Corporation Fucked. La Escalera Records

Swingin’ Utters Peace and Love Fat Wreck Chords

Ska-Punk

We Are The UnionSelf-Care Self Released

Call Me Malcolm I Was Broken When You Got Here Self Released

Pop-Punk

Royal DogCupula Self Released

Living With Lions Island Pure Noise Records

Hospital Job – Haze Like Me Rad Girlfriend Records

Came And Took It Resume Self Released

Swear Jar Swear Jar Self Released

Direct Hit Crown Of Nothing Fat Wreck Chords

Robot BachelorThe Second Third House Boat Album Self Released

Matt Caskitt and The Breaks All Good Things Come To An End Self Released

Indie-Punk

Remo Drive Pop Songs Epitaph

Melted Thin Skin Self Released

Bad Sports Constant Stimulation Dirtnap Records

Nervus Everything Dies Big Scary Monsters

Not ScientistsGolden Staples Kidnap Music / Rookie Records

Skate-Punk

Shrug Dealer Shrug Dealer Self Released

Hit The SwitchEntropic Bird Attack Records

False Positives Letters From The Wall Self Released

Family Meeting Walk Left/Stand Right  / Thousand Islands Records

NerdlingerHappy Place Pee Records / Disconnect Disconnect / Thousand Islands  Islands Records

The Bob Gordons Why Is That Funny? Self Released

The Human Project Clarion Call Bird Attack Records

Emo

Mom Jeans Puppy Love Big Scary Monsters

Indie-Rock / Pop

Lord Huron Vide Noir Republic Records

Hozier Nina Cried Power Rubyworks

We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream Big Scary Monsters

Gaz CoombesWorld’s Strongest Man Hot Fruit / Caroline International

Yuno Moodie Sub Pop Records

Rock

The Dirty Nil Master Volume Dine Alone Records

Boston Manor Welcome to the Neighbourhood Pure Noise Records

Beartooth Disease Red Bull Records

Awolnation Here Comes The Runts Red Bull Records

The Soft Moon Criminal Sacred Bones Records

Hip-Hop

Bobby Sessions The Divided States of AmeriKKKa Def Jam Recordings

J. ColeKOD Interscope Records

Vince StaplesFM Def Jam Recordings

Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs Columbia Records