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The Needle Drop's Fav Albums of 2018 (So Far)

The Needle Drop's Fav Albums of 2018 (So Far)

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A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017

A.A.L. (Against All Logic) - 2012 - 2017
February 17, 2018
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
Nicolas Jaar's full-length debut as Against All Logic is one of the funkiest, most entrancing, and most cutting-edge collections of house music ever produced.

Death Grips - Year of the Snitch

Death Grips - Year of the Snitch
June 22, 2018
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
Death Grips is online.

Jack White - Boarding House Reach

Jack White - Boarding House Reach
March 23, 2018
Critic Score
71
29 reviews

Jack White's Boarding House Reach is his most unorthodox stroke of genius since going solo.

JPEGMAFIA - Veteran

JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
January 19, 2018
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

Veteran is sure to be one of the most in-your-face, off-the-wall and creative rap projects of 2018.

Judas Priest - Firepower

Judas Priest - Firepower
March 9, 2018
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

At nearly 50 years old as a band, Judas Priest has just released not only a late career highlight, but one of the greatest heavy metal albums of the decade.

Kali Uchis - Isolation

Kali Uchis - Isolation
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

Thanks to its strong melodies and aesthetic, Isolation is a great and promising full-length debut from the Colombian soul singer.

Kanye West - ye

Kanye West - ye
June 1, 2018
Critic Score
64
32 reviews

Ye paints a vivid picture of Kanye's current state of self and, for as brief as it is, succeeds as an intimate exploration of family and mental health.

Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS

Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
June 8, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

KIDS SEE GHOSTS finds both Kanye West and Kid Cudi in top form as they host a psychedelic odyssey through the darkest and brightest corners of their psyches.

MGMT - Little Dark Age

MGMT - Little Dark Age
February 9, 2018
Critic Score
75
24 reviews

NY pop duo MGMT executes a fantastic return to form with the sounds of synth pop on Little Dark Age.

Natalia Lafourcade - Musas Vol. 2

Natalia Lafourcade - Musas Vol. 2
February 9, 2018
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

Natalia Lafourcade and Los Macorinos explore the wide world of Latin American folk music with a generous tracklist of quality originals and creative revisions on Musas Vol. 2.

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
May 18, 2018
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

Not only is Wide Awake! better performed and written than any Parquet Courts album thus far, but on it the band consistently manages to make interesting artistic statements on some very difficult topics.

Portal - Ion

Portal - Ion
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

Horrifying! Portal's Ion is one of the most dystopian and sound-rich technical death metal records of the decade.

Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile

Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

Your Queen Is a Reptile should go down as one of the most exhilarating and revolutionary jazz records of 2018.

SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES

SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES
June 15, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
Though structurally jarring, SOPHIE's full-length debut is an unforgettable and potentially DNA-altering pop album.

U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited

U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
February 16, 2018
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

With In a Poem Unlimited, U.S. Girls delivers what is sure to be one of the year's most versatile and lyrically intriguing pop albums.

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