My 10 Favorite Albums of 2018

Saying Goodbye to 2018

Here we are, the first day of the new year. Well, it is if you’re here in America. To my readers on the Eastern Hemisphere, how’s 2019 treating you so far?

Normally this article would have been written and posted a few days ago, but this time I decided to wait until 2018 was officially over to do my annual retrospective.

This past year has has had plenty of ups and downs all across the board. I mean, we had the Olympics, that weird thing with the Tide Pods, we lost icons like Aretha Franklin and Stan Lee, and Elon Musk sent his Roadster into space just because he could.

Naturally it’s also been a crazy year for music as well. So, without further adieu, let’s get right to it!

My 10 Favorite Albums of 2018

10. “Love is Dead” by CHVRCHES

The third album from the Glasgow based Synth-Pop trio is their strongest release yet. Incorporating Indie pop, Indietronica, and electronic dance combined singer Lauren Mayberry’s unique vocal style, “Love is Dead” immediately piqued my interest and was an enjoyable listen through time and again. The single “Get Out” has made quite a few playlists I’ve constructed this year as well.

9. “Primal Heart” by Kimbra

Despite my opinions of the Pop genre, I have been a longtime fan of the New Zealand singer Kimbra. I think she has a great voice, her songs aren’t cookie-cutter and generic, and she doesn’t put all the emphasis on sex appeal and choreography. You can tell she puts actual effort into her songs, and the results are albums like her phenomenal “Vows” and now “Primal Heart.” Songs like “Good War,” “Top of the World,”and my personal favorite “Recovery” really showcase her talent as a singer, songwriter, and her range as a performer.

8. “Rainer Fog” by Alice in Chains

Grunge icons Alice in Chains are back with their third album post the late, great Layne Staley, and prove yet again that they’ve still got it. The Seattle based powerhouse band fronted by founding member Jerry Cantrell punched the world of rock in the face again when “Rainer Fog” dropped back in August, and they’ve been going strong with now three Singles released off the album, including the crunchy opener “The One You Know.” Alice in Chains has, and always will be, one of my absolute favorite bands from the 90’s, and I’m so glad they’re still around making great music!

7. “Years” by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

That’s right, for the first time in That Music Junkie history, a Country album made the list. It’s for good reason though. “Years,” to me, is a truly unique listening experience. Sarah Shook seamlessly combines her Punk attitude with the Outlaw Country vibe to bring an album the likes of which I’ve never would’ve thought possible. With tunes like “Good as Gold” and “The Bottle Never Lets Me Down,” she expertly portrays the ugly side of toxic relationships and breakups, and not in the stereotypical “My dog died, my truck broke down, I’ve got cold beer” kind of way. Trust me on this one, you’ll want to check it out. I think we can expect great things to come from Sarah Shook & There Disarmers.

6. “Prequelle” by Ghost

I made a big deal about Ghost early on in 2018. They released a fantastic live album, then almost immediately started hinting at a new full length release. They dropped all these teaser videos, introduced new characters to their “mythos,” and were the “hot topic” of almost every hard rock and metal YouTube channel until, and well after, they finally released “Prequelle.” Now this album is heavy on the 80’s retro rock/metal sound in a way that works. Many critics of Ghost have said they’re “Spooky Scooby Doo chase music” but honestly I’ve always been a fan, and the new album plays into the cheesiness without actually being cheesy. Besides, songs like “Faith,” “See the Light,” and the instrumental “Miasma” really showcase the band’s growth and legitimacy in their genre.

The Top 5

5. “Marauder” by Interpol

What?! Interpol isn’t my number one pick?! I know, I know, this may come as a bit of a shock to my long time readers and friends. Everyone who knows me knows Interpol is one of my absolute favorite bands of all time. Hell, “Obstacle 1” off of their fantastic debut album “Turn on the Bright Lights” IS my favorite song! There were just SO many albums released this year, and honestly there are those on this list that I just listened to and enjoyed more than “Marauder.” Now that’s not to say that the album is bad in any way, shape, or form. It’s fantastic! I mean, come on, it made my top five! Songs like “If You Really Love Nothing” and the single “The Rover” prove that the NYC based Indie icons can release hit album after hit album.

4. “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” by Deafheaven

I didn’t think it was possible to outdo an amazing album like 2013’s “Sunbather,” but the San Fransisco experimental metal band did just that. I was immediately drawn in by “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” from the moment the needle on my record player hit the album, and those I’ve talked to about the album told me they felt the same. From the solid single “Honeycomb,” to bringing in the fantastic Chelsea Wolfe on “Night People” I feel like the band really knocked it out of the figurative park with this one.

3. “The Sciences” by Sleep

“The Sciences” was released on April 20, 2018 on Third Man Records

I raved about this album when it came out, and to this day it remains in regular rotation. The Stoner Rock juggernauts came back with a vengeance with this album, and it is easily on par with their iconic albums “Holy Mountain” and “Dopesmoker.” Not to mention frontman Matt Pike found time between recording this and touring to record and release “Electric Messiah” with his other powerhouse band High on Fire this year!

2. “Be More Kind” by Frank Turner

“Be More Kind” was released on May 4, 2018 on Xtra Miles Recordings

Out of all the albums that dropped this year, and all the songs with political tones, I truly believe that this is the one that we needed the most. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of everything that’s going on, particularly in this country, the English Singer/Songwriter takes a different approach and encourages us to improve, to progress, and to, well, be more kind! This album, to me, is incredibly important, and I feel like it’s Frank Turner’s best one yet. I mean, I raved out it in my unboxing video and it’s been my go-to recommendation.

Now, before I reveal my number one pick, I want to list some honorable mentions. As I said early, there were so many great albums released this past year that I could probably write a book with each chapter focusing on an album!

For the sake of time, however, I kept it to ten, but I still want to give a shout out to these albums: “Eat the Elephant” by A Perfect Circle, “Vultures EP” by 18th & Addison, “LiE” by Mudhoney, “Twin Fantasy” by Carseat Headrest, “Firepower” by Judas Priest, “Boarding House Reach” by Jack White, “KOD” by J. Cole, “Bad Witch” by Nine Inch Nails, “The Now Now” by Gorillaz, “Oxnard” by Anderson Paak, and “The Wake” by Voivod.

Okay now, on to the main attraction!

Number One

“Ember” by Breaking Benjamin.

Is anyone really surprise by this one? I went on a rather lengthy review praising the genius of this album! Musically, lyrically, and emotionally Benjamin Burnley and Co. bring what I feel is to be their best album since 2006’s phenomenal “Phobia,” (not to say that the two albums in between are bad!) and I just can not stop listening to it! I’m probably going to have to replace my copy soon because it’s just going to get worn out! Thank the music gods that we have digital formats too, right? This album is fantastic, and I predict will go down in History as one of their best, if not the best!

Well, there yo have it! My rather long-winded list of my ten favorite albums of 2018. I hope you enjoyed my list, and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us!

What were some of your favorites from this past year? Let me know in the comments below!

Mood Music

 Discussing the impact music has on one’s mood and emotions.

One of the most wonderful and interesting aspects of music is it’s ability to affect our moods. Whether you’re happy or sad, angry or pleased, scared or confident, there’s a song for the occasion.

 Maybe you hear a song that triggers that nostalgic feeling of a simpler time in your childhood, or perhaps one that reminds you of a former lover you’d rather not think about. You could be like me and listened to Radiohead’s album “A Moon Shaped Pool” and morosely pondered about life.

 Honestly that’s one of the most fascinating things about music to me. How a melody, be it simple or complex, can cause such a strong mental reaction, regardless of whether or not there are lyrics. 

 Perhaps if I had a stronger mental capacity I could’ve studied psychology and how music relates to us on a deeper and more profound level. Alas, I do not, so I’m content in my simple wonder and amazement by it. 

 Instead I choose to relay my experiences and interpretations to you in the best way I can. I’m an English major, not a psychologist after all. Who knows? Maybe it makes my writing more relatable. 

 But I digress.

 For the sake of this being a viable article and not reminiscent of a LiveJournal entry from the early 2000’s, allow me to get back to the subject.

Taking the time to actually listen instead of just hearing lends to a whole new level of music appreciation.

 One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is to put a record on, sit down with a glass of whiskey and just listen. No rowdy music. No Punk or hip-hop or metal. Usually something Indie or singer/songwriter, classic Blues, or hell even the occasional country. Not that pop country junk, mind you, but something real like Lucinda Williams, Nikki Lane, Townes van Zandt, or something along those lines.

 I sit there and listen. I listen and I contemplate. Sometimes I’ll even turn most of the lights off just to focus more on what I’m hearing. Honestly, I find it therapeutic, and it’s a great way to spend an evening if you get some time to yourself. I highly recommend giving it a try.

 On the other hand, I can get pretty riled up after reading up on current political events and put on some Punk music like Reagan Youth and Minor Threat, or even something heavier like Serj Tankian or Rage Against the Machine. If I’m need need of inspiration, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Interpol, and pretty much any singer/songwriter from the 90’s.

 Feeling the need for sad music? Swans or Sigur Ros will do the trick. How about happiness and feeling jubilant? Allow me to suggest early Flaming Lips and The Polyphonic Spree albums. In need of some solid Hip-Hop? Murs’ “Murs for President,” Blackstar’s “Mos Def & Talib Keli are: Blackstar,” and Kendrick Lamar’s fantastic “To Pimp a Butterfly” are some great go-to’s.

 There is literally a song for every occasion and feeling. Love and happiness, anger and sadness, joy and reflection, literally everything emotion can be connected to a song or album.  I find that so interesting and amazing!

Hip Hop Anonymous

It’s time to discuss my views on Rap and Hip-Hop.

This is one subject/genre I haven’t really talked about too much. While I have done a hip-hop album review in the past, and even threw one in a Top 20 List, I’ve never really sat down and talked about the genres.

Well, I’ve decided to change that.

You see, it was really until recently that I actually started to enjoy rap and hip-hop. My only consistent exposure to it was whatever was playing on the radio and TV, which we all know how I feel about 99% of mainstream music.

So it wasn’t that I necessarily disliked the genres, but more of I wasn’t exposed to the good stuff. Thankfully I’ve had friends and coworkers in recent years to “open my eyes” to the artists worth listening to.

What I Like and Dislike About the Genres

Lil’ Yachty, one of the mumble rappers of whom many Hip-Hop artist say are ruining the genre

Let’s get the negatives out of the way first. The main reason I severely dislike a lot of mainstream rap and hip-hop is the misogyny, the horrendous overuse of Autotune, my shared contempt for Mumble rap, and otherwise superfluous subjects like drugs, pimpin’, and over indulgence.

That’s not to say that other genres are exempt from these subjects, but as we all know I don’t listen to or talk about those bands, do I? At least, not in a positive sense.

The performers that make their music solely comprised of these factors are why people usually say they don’t listen to rap and hip-hop. The thing is though, there are SO many good and talented rappers out there like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Common, Murs, Atmosphere, and Talib Kweli making meaningful music.

They just don’t get the same media exposure overall.

As with any given genre, if an artist is truly putting in time, effort, and thought into their music, I’ll most likely enjoy it a lot more. Just because a song has a good beat, doesn’t mean it’s a good song.

The Future of Rap and Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar, posing for the cover of his most recent album “Damn.”

While the surge of Mumble rap, Soundcloud rappers, and “Xan” (Xanax) rappers have dominated the mainstream media, various streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify allow music fans access to the real artists out there.

Not to mention there are still living legends like Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and others showing their support for the hip-hop community, and we still have powerhouse rappers like Eminem holding strong.

I believe the rising popularity Kendrick Lamar has received over the last couple of years is also a testament that people still want rap and hip-hop songs with substance.

That Music Junkie is Back, and Album Overviews

Where has That Music Junkie Been?

It has been a minute since my Last Post, and I apologize for that. I took some time offer creative reasons, as well as to see to some major family issues that occurred. My head just wasn’t in the right place, and I didn’t want to write anything that my heart and head wasn’t 100% in.

I do want to talke a moment to thank my readers for baring with me through this brief hiatus, as well as to those who reached out to me during this time. I have some exciting things to share with you, and I’ll address that at the end of this article!

That being said, I think it’s high time I play catch up, don’t you? Here we go!

A Brief Overview of Some Fantastic Albums That Have Been Released This Year.

“Blueprint” by Alice Bag

The legendary Punk rock singer, author, musician, and activist is back with her third Solo album entitled “Blueprint.”

She pulls no punches with this album, and the message of Feminism is heard loud and clear. I think it’s absolutely brilliant, and she addresses major issues such as equal pay in the single “77.”

Alice Bag has been such an important figure for Feminism going all the way back to when she started out in the 70’s, and I honestly feel like her music is incredibly relevant, iconic, and again important.

I had the opportunity to see her live last year while I was still living in SoCal, and I was absolutely blown away.

“Eat the Elephant” by A Perfect Circle.

I know you guys were anxious for this one. Again, I apologize for the delay in talking about this much anticipated release.

Maynard James Keenan and company is back with this jazzy follow up to 2004’s “eMOTIVe.” 

You read that date correctly.

It has been a solid fourteen years since the last time the band released an album.  Keenan’s vocals are eerily soothing throughout most of the record, and the music has an obviously heavy jazz influence, but it works in the best way.

Then there’s the single “The Doomed” which is more along the lines of previous APC music. Unsettling album artwork aside, this album is definitely a major player in this year’s releases.

“Years” by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers.

I’m doing something I’ve never done on this site before: I’m going to talk about a Country album.

Now before I get all the “Country sucks,” “Ugh I hate Country music!” and other such comments, rest assured that there is a reason I picked this album. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are more along the lines of the almost forgotten “Cowpunk,” subgenre of Country music.

Where a lot of modern day Country goes on about trucks, cold beer, and pandering to national pride, “Years” is a nitty gritty hard look at real life. Sarah Shook sings in her whiskey croon about alcoholism, infidelity, struggling relationships, and unhealthy coping mechanisms all in a way I honestly have never heard from a “Country” artist before. I say that with confidence as my mother is from Kentucky and I grew up hearing a lot of Country music.

The first song of her’s I ever heard was “The Bottle Never Lets Me Down” and I was so intrigued that I had to check out the whole album, which I pretty much immediately fell in love with.

“Bad Witch” by Nine Inch Nails.

The band’s ninth studio album is also their shortest one, clocking in at a mere 30 minutes. I know, it’s like OFF!’s “First Four EP’s.” 

What was suppose to be the final installment in a planned trilogy that includes 2016’s “Not the Actual Events” and 2017’s “Add Violence,” Trent Reznor and company decided to alter course as they felt the releases were “becoming predictable,” as Reznor said.

So instead of being the final part of a trilogy, they decided to rework it and release it as the official ninth album. It’s nothing like previous albums such as “The Downward Spiral” or even “With Teeth,” but it definitely holds it’s own as a NIN album, including the trippy single “God Break Down the Door”

“Primal Heart” by Kimbra. 

I want to start off by saying that I love Kimbra. She’s a fantastic vocalist, her music is always super enjoyable, and man do her songs get stuck in my head!

I know this is technically a “Pop” album, and I’ve expressed my feelings about the genre in a Previous Post, but baring her doing something ridiculous or completely changing who she is as an artist, I will always make an exception for Kimbra.

This album’s sound is all over the place in the best possible ways, from the pure hype of “Top fo the World” to the soulful “Recovery,” I genuinely enjoyed this record from start to finish. I’ve raved about Kimbra before, and you can read it Here.

“The Now Now” by Gorillaz

“Didn’t ‘Humanz’ just come out last year?” Yes, yes it did. But it seems like Gorillaz just had some more in them.

They took a brief hiatus after seminal “Demon Days” album, then came back with “Plastic Beach” five years later and have regularly released new music since. “The Now Now” opens with the catchy single “Humility” feat. George Benson, and continues on in the classic Gorillaz standard.

I actually enjoyed this album more than “Humanz,” which I though was a bit odd and abstract an album for the band. I also always get a kick out of people’s reaction when I tell them that Gorillaz creator and frontman Damon Albarn was also the lead singer for the 90’s Britpop band Blur.

“Rainer Fog” by Alice in Chains

The iconic Grunge band is back with this true-to-form album. Everything about it is fantastic and classic Alice in Chains. It’s heavy, crazy vocals, depressing at times, and man is it intense!

Jerry grew his hair back out, and the single “The One You Know” feels like it’s right from the band’s heyday. I have long counted Alice in Chains as one of my all time favorite bands, and “Rainer Fog” does not disappoint.

Honestly, I really can’t think of a bad album that they’ve ever released. From “Facelift” to the seminal “Dirt,” their live albums, and even their first album post- Layne Staley “Black Gives Way to Blue,” Alice in Chains has proven time and again that they’re a force to be reckoned with.

“Marauder” by Interpol.

Ok, I saved the best (to me) for last. NYC indie titans Interpol is my absolute favorite band, so you can imagine the hype I felt when they first began teasing this album.

Once they released the video for the single “The Rover” I swear I must have watched it at least a dozen times! I even got the “Indie Record Store Exclusive” cream colored vinyl when it came out.

It’s amazing how you can tell that with this album and the previous “El Pintor” Interpol entered a new phase with the way their music is written, yet it still retains that very established Interpol sound.

 

Honorable Mentions

There are a ton of albums that have come out this year, but unfortunately I neither have the time nor you the patience to go through them all. The above mentioned albums are all fantastic, and I wanted to make sure to mention “Love is Dead” by CHVRCHES, “Prequelle” by Ghost, “Petaluma” by This Wild Life, and of course the fantastic “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” by Deafheaven. 

What Is To Come

Thank you so much for sticking around to the end of this article! I know it was a bit of a long one, but hey I had a lot to go over! I hope you enjoyed it, and would love to hear what some of your favorite albums that have been released so far this year are.

While I was away, I had been doing some planning for things I want to bring to you guys for this site. I relaunched my Store over on TeeSpring, and I’m planning out some new merchandise to post on there for you guys.

In addition to that, I’ve also been reworking my YouTube page and have a brand new show that I’ll be bringing to you! It’s going to be similar to shows like “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” over on FS1, but about music instead of sports. I’m really excited to show you guys, and I can’t wait until its live!

Thank you guys again for your patience and your support. It really means a lot to me, and I promise there won’t be such a long pause between posts again!

Review: “Be More Kind”

English Singer-Songwriter Frank Turner is back with this seventh studio album “Be More Kind.”

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of Frank Turner. The man is a master songwriter!

I first heard Frank about five years ago when his album “Tape Deck Heart” came out. The hit single “Recovery”  was a free download single of the week off iTunes when they use to do that.

I was immediately hooked! My long time readers and viewers on YouTube know this already though as I went into that in THIS video.

“Be More Kind” opens with the wonderfully encouraging “Don’t Worry,” which sets the tone for the entire album. We hear Frank’s signature vocals and accompanying guitar serenading us and grabbing our attention.

“Be More Kind” was released on May 4, 2018 on Xtra Miles Recordings

The beautiful music in the song uplifts and accompanies the encouraging lyrics throughout the song perfectly, and honestly I was left speechless when I first heard it.

Next up is “1933,” in which Frank addresses our frustrations with the current political and social issues such as the idiotic “Alt Right” group, Nazi’s, and blatantly corrupt politicians.

The best aspect of this song is the line “Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn.” That, and he addresses how angry and disappointed the surviving WWII era veterans and citizens must be with what’s going on.

Track after track addresses our frustrations, but also offers  a solution on how to handle them.

 

All’s not anger though. The third song on the album, “Little Changes,” talks about what a big impact we all can have just by making little changes in our lives and attitudes.

Frank himself said this is actually his favorite song on the album, and it’s up there for me too.

The title track, “Be More Kind,” is a beautiful acoustic piece encouraging us to be just that, more kind. Let’s be more kind in our interactions with each other in person and online.

 “The best way to handle that kind of communication is to keep your manners,” Turner says. “Just kill with kindness. Remind the person that you’re not just an email on a website but a human on the other end.”

My favorite song on the album is “Make America Great Again,” which is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Trump’s campaign motto. Although unlike Trump and his supporters, Turner sings about how we can actually improve and restore the country.

 “Let’s make America great again,

By making racists ashamed again”

This is not a political website however, so we’ll not get into more of that right now. I did, however, write an article awhile back about music and politics that you can read Here.

2018 is churning out some amazing albums so far, and “Be More Kind” is another one that I’ve listened to in it’s entirety several times over.

 

Regardless of your musical tastes, be you a metalhead or hip-hop all day, I want to encourage you to listen to this album. I mean really listen to it. Contemplate Frank’s lyrics and consider their meaning.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! It’s easily one of the best albums of the year thus far. In my humble opinion at least.

Check out the video below to see me do an unboxing of the “Be More Kind” vinyl bundle!

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Review: Sleep “The Sciences”

Stoner Rock juggernauts Sleep are back with “The Sciences.”

Two full decades has passed since San Jose legends Sleep released their last album “Jerusalem.” 

Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. Almost the entirety of Generation Z was born since the last Sleep album!

Yet here we are in 2018 and not only do we have a new album, but we have an AMAZING new album.

I, like many others, regard the band’s 1992 release “Sleep’s Holy Mountain” as the seminal stoner rock album, and yet I feel “The Sciences” almost overshadows it!

“The Sciences” opens with an intense, 3 minute build-up song of the same name, and that kicks right into the heavy “Marijuanaut’s* Theme.” 

Each song leads seamlessly right into the next, and each one is crazier than the last!

Much like “Jerusalem” before it, “The Sciences” is only 6 songs long yet clocks in at almost an hour.

 

Heavy guitar work, crashing drums, and pounding baselines all accompany singer Al Cisneros imposing vocals perfectly in what is, perhaps, the best produced album of this year.

“The Sciences” was released on Jack White’s Third Man Records label, and has received raving reviews.  Not bad for a band that took a 20 year break!

“The Sciences” was released on April 20, 2018 on Third Man Records

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that this album will not only be remembered as one of the best this year, but I’d go as far as saying one of the best of the decade!

Only time will tell though, so we’ll see.

Check out “The Sciences”  for yourself and see what you think. It’s ab=vailable now.

*= Sleep, as with most of the bands win the “Stoner Rock” genre, utilizes a lot of cannabis imagery and references. 

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Review: “Evil Spirits”

Punk icons The Damned are back with “Evil Spirits”

“Evil Spirits” is the eleventh studio album released by UK Punk rockers The Damned .

Eleven albums! Let that sink in a moment. That’s a lot, especially from a punk band.

The Damned released their debut album “Damn Damn Damn” way back in 1977, and it featured hit tracks like “New Rose” and my personal favorite “Neat Neat Neat.”

Jump ahead a whopping 41 years to present day, and west the band not only still going strong, but putting out quality work to boot.

Though the lineup is a little different, the band’s sound remains true.

“Evil Spirits” features a classic noir-esque album artwork, and opens with “Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow,” which sounds like it would fit right in with a retro Sci-Fi show from the 1960’s.

“Evil Spirits” was released on April 13, 2018 on the Spinefarm Records label

Despite the off-putting band name and album title, it’s actually rather pleasant to listen to. Defiantly one you can play without your parents yelling at you to  “Turn off that racket! Dagnabbit, why I oughta!” (because in the scenario, your parents are from a 1950’s sitcom).

The Damned has always done away with the typical fast paced drive of traditional Punk in favor of more melodic and music overtones, and that really shines through on this album.

Songs like “We’re So Nice,” “Devil in Disguise,” and “Shadow Evocation” are prime examples of this. These songs feature great drum work, and even piano pieces.

Let’s not forget the fun songs like “Procrastination” that ring true to the Punk spirit.

The aspect of the album that really caught my attention is that it was produced by Tony Visconti. Visconti is an American Producer, Musician, and Singer who is best known for his work with the late, great David Bowie.

Visconti’s clean yet not over-produced touch really shows on this album.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this album. In fact, I’ve even listened through it a few times!

“Evil Spirits” was released on April 13th and is available for purchase in stores and online.