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Spectrum Culture's Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)

Spectrum Culture's Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)

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Ski Mask The Slump God - Beware The Book Of Eli

Ski Mask The Slump God - Beware The Book Of Eli
May 11, 2018
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

Clocking in at 21 merciless minutes, Beware the Book of Eli is one of the year’s most fun and freewheeling rap releases, and though Ski is only 22 and drops plenty of ‘90s-baby references to prove it—he mentions two separate brands of kids’ yogurt on the tape, and the Book of Eli is apparently a Golden Book—he taps into something older and scarier than “SoundCloud rap.”

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

Musgraves has always sounded like someone who simply does her own thing. Golden Hour is the latest incarnation of that, a welcoming treat mostly driven by calm reflection with different packaging for her perceptivity.

Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On

Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On
March 16, 2018
Critic Score
74
25 reviews
It’s a decidedly mellow affair that seems to prize consistency and stability over all else.

U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited

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

The execution is stellar, but the “crowded” feel of some of the songs can work to the detriment of Remy’s most extraordinary quality—her writing.

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
May 11, 2018
Critic Score
69
31 reviews
The result is a brand-reinventing excursion, a loose concept album full of quirky tangents, quotable lyrics and a startling paucity of tasty riffage.

DJ Koze - Knock Knock

DJ Koze - Knock Knock
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

The effusive sense of joy that pervades Knock Knock wouldn’t be possible without such a deft hand at the turntables and whoopee cushions.

Pusha T - Daytona

Pusha T - Daytona
May 25, 2018
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

Throughout Daytona’s seven songs, there’s a refinement to his on-wax aura, presenting himself as an older, sager throwback in a world full of Lil Yachtys.

Kurt Elling - The Questions

Kurt Elling - The Questions
March 23, 2018
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

H.C. McEntire - Lionheart

H.C. McEntire - Lionheart
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

Bali Baby - Baylor Swift

Bali Baby - Baylor Swift
May 8, 2018
Critic Score
74
1 review

Air Waves - Warrior

Air Waves - Warrior
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
75
1 review
Original Source: http://spectrumculture.com/2018/07/01/best-albums-of-2018-so-far/
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