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KMMR's Top 50 Albums of 2018 // 10-1

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Honourable Mentions Albums 50-41
Albums 40-31
Albums 30-21

20. A$AP Rocky - Te$ting

A$AP Rocky is probably one of my favourites out right now, some of the most intriguing and incomparable use of producers and production value. Not only that but his sometimes laidback flow can be switched at any moment and whilst sometimes the subject matter is just plain or repetitive I do think he's one of the most creative out there. However, there are some duffers on here which just drop it down to 20th.

19. Rae Morris - Someone Out There

Rae Morris is insanely talented and under appreciated. One of the best songwriters of our generation she has the ability to craft songs about love that are so personal and yet so relateable at the same time that it really is a wonder. From this point on in the list these really are faultless albums and Rae's mixture of pop with elements of R&B and a variety of other genres is a wonder to the ears.

18. Kids See Ghosts - S/T

The amount of 10's I've see…

KMMR's Top 50 Albums of 2018 // 30-21

Now we start moving the albums into the territory of what you should most definitely listen to. I'd recommend all of these albums and I think most people would enjoy a lot of them - so without further ado...
Honourable Mentions Albums 50-41
Albums 40-31

30. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

So I think it's safe to say this definitely isn't going to be their most revered album ever. In fact it may be the most hated album of the past year but there's strikes of genius here if you can move past the insufferable stroking of Alex Turner's ego throughout. The idea and story of the album keeps you involved throughout a whole listen and songs like "The Ultracheese" and "Star Treatment" have flashes of what could have been a truly amazing album... it's just not Arctic Monkeys.
29. Everything Is Recorded - S/T

A well produced album can cover over a lot of cracks. Richard Russel's Everything Is Recorded is one of the most riveting and in…

KMMR's TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 // 40-31

And then we move into the 30s, the self-titled pop extravaganza that this is. If you haven't read the previous installments then check them out below:
Honourable Mentions Albums 50-41
40. Bad Sounds - Get Better

I was hoping for a little more from this album but there's no longevity to it whatsoever. Whilst there are some incredibly funky and fantastically produced songs, it doesn't quite pull the album through. Nonetheless, tunes such as "Milk It" and "Wages" are some proper stompers that would make a songs of the year list if I made one.
39. Tom Grennan - Lighting Matches

I find the same issues with this album as I did Bad Sounds, albeit Tom Grennan has a fantastic voice which really makes his music that little bit more unique for me. I do find there's little to no variation between the songs but I can't help but just really enjoy this album.
38. Confidence Man - Confident Music for Confident People

One of the dance records of the year. Whilst it …

KMMR's TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2018 // 50-41

So here we kick off the top albums list, with the first ten that scrape into the top 50 list. It's been a long year dominated by the mess of the politics of the world, but in turn that only brings out the best of the musical world. Let's get started right away then, at nuuuuumber fifty...
50. Gabe Gurnsey - Physical
I discovered Gabe Gurnsey's music through the reccomendation of Rough Trade and boy am I glad that I did. His drumming over experimental synths and samples leads to a soundscape that is unmatched in anything I've ever heard but the songs also work as individual pieces. The 12" of Eyes Over is a representation of this. A great electronic album.
49. Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises - Humanoid
I went to see Bernhoft live last month and he was absolutely brilliant. It made me enjoy this album all that much more. The title track is a clear hit with it's electronic sampling mixing with Bernhoft's R&B style provides the blueprint for the rest of …