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Mable 5: Top 5 Albums of 2018

Normally, I would follow each listed album with paragraph after paragraph of why I loved each and every one of them. I would describe the euphoria I felt, the parallels between my life and the words spoken/sang to me. I would also feel an effervescent need to tell everyone to listen to said albums listed below. This time though, I decided to keep it simple. Below I have listed my top five albums from this past year, along with my favorite lyric(s) and track. Enjoy.

KANAN’S TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

5. IS THIS THING CURSED? – ALKALINE TRIO

  • Favorite Lyric: “Now I have violence on the brain. You’re not in love, you’re just insane. Afraid of everything, everything, everything and the shame.” (Demon and Division)

  • Favorite Track: Pale Blue Ribbon

4. GRAZIE GOVERNO – THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS

  • Favorite Lyric: “The time for new promises has passed. You can’t waste your life at the bottom of a glass.” (Warchief)

  • Favorite Track: Choose my Friends

3. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT –THE INTERRUPTERS

  • Favorite Lyric: “And all my scars remind me, my worst days are behind me.” (Title Holder)

  • Favorite Track: Rumors and Gossip

2. KEEP THEM COUNTING – THE LAST GANG

  • Favorite Lyric: “Who knows what fire will breed from hours of woe. Believe in the poet (believe in the poet), I hope.” (Believe in the Poet)

  • Favorite Track: Identity

1. BOUGHT TO ROT – LAURA JANE GRACE & THE DEVOURING MOTHERS

  • Favorite Lyric: “No one wants to be themselves; they all want to be someone else. You didn’t try to get there.” (Reality Bites)

  • Favorite Track: China Beach

Here’s to more rad music in 2019!