Friday, August 3, 2018

2017-2018 3/4-Year Albums Rankings + Anticipation

So this is the 3/4-year 2017-2018 albums list. Never done one of these before, but wtf.

Not a ton of changes from the Midseason at the end of April, but a few titles showed up and moved up and down.

Also below is the anticipation/speculation until Halloween. Many of those may not come out until after Halloween, thus they'll be on next year's list.

More to add perhaps, or a podcast?..mayyy beee. Dunno, time of course has to be available.

1. The Family Crest - The War: Act I
2. Kindo - Happy However After
3. Grimus - Unmanageable Species
4. The Gloomcatcher - Blade in the Belfry [EP]
5. Long Distance Calling - Boundless
6. Fjokra - Evening Lights [4-track Vinyl, 1B]
7. Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon
8. Kimbra - Primal Heart
9. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
10. In Vain - Currents
11. Bend Sinister - Foolish Games
12. Typhoon - Offerings
13. The Dear Hunter - All Is as All Should Be [EP]
14. Esperanza Spalding - Exposure
15. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I/II [EP]
16. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
17. Journal - Chrysalis Ordalias
18. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
19. The Sea Within - The Sea Within
20. Punch Brothers - All Ashore
21. U2 - Songs of Experience
22. Tax the Heat - Change Your Position
23. Kai Danzberg - Pop-Up Radio
24, StellaRoma - Revel and Ritual
25. Inferi - Revenant
26. The Mercury Tree - Cryptic Tree [EP]
27. Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
28. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
29. Field Music - Open Here
30. Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
31. Chromeo - Head Over Heels
32. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph
33. Umbrellaman - Volcano Beach [EP]
34. Harakiri - Alchemy Choir
35. Umphrey's McGee - It's Not Us
36. Nicholas Krgovich - In an Open Field

Added Punch Brothers and The Mercury Tree

Haven't Listened
The Dang Ol' Tri'ole - Dang!
Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
Jeremy Messersmith - Late Stage Capitalism
The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
Yossi Sassi and the Oriental Rock Orchestra - Illusion of Choice
Ihsahn - Ámr 
Dream the Electric Sleep - The Giants’ Newground
Phideaux - We Only Have Eyes For You [EP]
The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
Dog Fashion Disco - Experiments in Embryos

4: Childish Japes and David Vives - Salamander
10: Capital Cities - Solarize
17: Josh King - Into the Blue
24: White Denim - Performance
Ours - Spectacular Sight

14: Chic - It's About Time
14: Crippled Black Phoenix - The Great Escape
14: Dreams - No One Defeats Us
14: Lawrence - Living Room
14: Vennart - To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea
21: Dead Letter Circus - Dead Letter Circus
26: Small Leaks Sink Ships - Polaroid People [EP]

5: Coheed and Cambria - Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures
19: iamthemorning - Ocean Sounds (DVD / BlueRay)

Confirmed/Tentative Titles:

Jon Anderson - 1000 Hands 
Enchant - Beauty and Sadness
Joey Eppard - Word to the Wise
Fish - Weltschmerz 
Morph - Incontrovertible
Phideaux - Infernal (Summer)
Sculptured - The Liminal Phase
Tears for Fears - The Tipping Point
3rdegree - Ones and Zeros: Vol. 0

Confirmed/Likely to be Released (but no Title or Release Date Yet)

East of the Wall
For the Imperium
Imogen Heap
Lehto and Wright
Local Natives
Metal Allegiance
Moron Police
Native Construct
Neverending White Lights
Shelter Red
Sound and Shape
Tiny Giant


*speculation/hope (2018-2019?)*
Bruce Peninsula
Chroma Key
Flying Colors
King's X
Northern Abbey [EP]
Spencer Ludwig
Pepe Deluxe
Protest the Hero
Red Paintings, The
Jessy Ribordy new band/project
Sigur Rós
System of a Down

November (2018-2019)
Muse - Simulation Theory