Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2018. Our first list for this year is from DJ Jack Ryan.
Like most years in this decade, 2018 was kind of a mixed bag. Some good stuff happened, some bad stuff happened. Famous people that we looked up to died. People who we thought were decent people turned out to be class A Scumbags. Throw in over a dozen mass shootings, a smidgen of terrorism, refugees fleeing destruction in their home country for a better life in the United States/Canada/Europe and [insert corrupt, borderline fascist, fear-mongering politicians name here] consistently made an effort to blur the lines between evil and stupidity.
Even though it's far easier and takes less effort to get mired in the misery of it all, I'm choosing to take Monty Python's advice to look on the bright side of life and remind myself that every year, some really talented bands, singers and rappers come out with some rocking good records, and 2018 was no exception. Here's my top 10 of the year.