Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2018

An obvious starter for the top albums of 2018 is Anthem of The Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet. It’s an album that has that classic potential, something you’ll listen to years on end and you’re children or grandchildren will appreciate.  I really don’t need to say more about this masterpiece of an album, you can read my review on I’m Music Magazine about it.

Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer is definitely an album of the year. The band, who have grown tremendously throughout the years, have really outdone themselves- each album greater than the next. There isn’t a song on this album worth skipping. “Talk Fast” sounds like something from the past, but still screams 5sos. I can listen to this song on repeat and not get tired of it.

Alec Benjamin’s Narrated For You. I just recently discovered this gem, and trust me,it is worth listening. Not only does it rave with talent from the first song to the last, it’s by a new artist and is a debut album worth making this list. Songs like “If We Have Each other” and “Let Me Down Slowly” are what really captivated my attention for this album. If you’re into pop and looking for new music, this one’s for you.

As far as my music taste goes, I usually listen to the older stuff. Luckily, I can still incorporate that in my top 5 albums. How? Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) by Queen came out this year. How could I not add that insomehow?  Not only does this record allow you to remember the sweet sounds of the 70s and 80s (not that I personally remember, but I like to imagine), but also reminisce on Freddie Mercury’s legend with the release of the movie.

Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing– yes that’s the name of the album released by The Neighbourhood this year. As an existing fan of the band, is caught my attention and it my favorite of all their albums. It keeps their vibe in place,while also sounding different overall. Listen to it yourself to know what I mean. “Scary Love” and “Stuck With Me” positioned this album for greatness, as those are my personal favorite. They keep the band’s zen sound while adding some more upbeat tunes.

By Contributing Writer for I’m Music Magazine Molly Manuszewski

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