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Our Personal Top 10 Albums Of 2018

(Bevan Beats #17)

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It’s time to celebrate the best of 2018 and although you can find what the Explosion Network has deemed to be the Top 10 albums overall here, these are some of our personal favourite lists from the year.

So yes! There is 2 playlists this week for you to check out. Each containing one song from each writer’s favourite albums of the year.



As usual when it comes to deciding my favourite albums of the year, the top 5 is pretty easy, but everything below is kinda hard to lock in. My shortlist was 23 albums, so I had a lot of albums I enjoy in 2018, but when it came down to it the following were my favourites to listen to throughout the year.
– Dylan Blight

10.) Culture 2 – Migos
9.) Testing – A$AP Rocky
8.) KOD – J Cole
7.) Young Sinatra IV – Logic
6.) How To Make Friends And Socialise – Camp Cope
5.) Scorpion – Drake
4.) Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post Malone
3.) Awake – Alison Wonderland
2.) Bloom – Troye Sivan
1.) Black Panther (Music From & Inspired By) – Kendrick Lamar, Various



  • F-14 OST – Various

    Favourite track: Anytime, Baby! (by Meteor)
    ”This song is just a powerful track that conveys the feeling of danger and speed.”

  • Book Of Bad Decisions – Clutch

    Favourite track: In Walks Barbarella
    “This song exemplifies everything Clutch is: funk, rock, blues and wacky themes”

  • Mr. Honky Tonk – Dallas Moore

    Favourite track: Home Is Where The Heart Is
    ”This song just brings out a desire to just hit the open road and not look back.”

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 OST – Various
    Favourite track: That’s The Way It Is
    ”This song is so beautiful, a perfect farewell song for what has been one of the most touching stories I’ve ever experienced.”

  • Firepower – Judas Priest
    Favourite track: No Surrender
    ”2 minutes 54 Seconds of Punch You In The Face Metal, this epic song is just what Priest is and at 67 years old Rob Halford still is one of the most powerful voices in metal.”

– Nicholas Prior

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