Contact Us

Monster Magnet’s Phil Caivano lists his favorite albums of 2018

Monster Magnet
photo via @focusedonbeer on Instagram

Long running NJ-based riff rock outfit Monster Magnet returned with this year’s very good Mindfucker, which proved that even after all these years, the band is still very capable of making killer rock songs. They’ve supported the record on tour this year, and they’ll be going back on the road in a few weeks for a show at Asbury Park, NJ’s House of Independents on 12/30 (tickets), before a long stint in Europe. You can view all those dates below.

As the year winds down, we asked guitarist Phil Caivano what his favorite albums of the year were, and he sent back some interesting choices, with some non-2018 releases as well. Check out his picks below.

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on

American Nightmare – Gloom for Ever

Cant stop listening to it. “Flowers Under Siege”… great video. Wes is a true artist.

Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch


Laughing Hyenas – Come Down to the Merry Go Round / You Can’t Pray A Lie (reissues)

What else can I say. Most people can’t even get it right for one band! John [Brannon] did it for three!!!

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat

Yeah, it came out in 1968. Can’t stop listening to it. Everyone should take the time to see the Velvet Underground Experience exhibit up in NYC until the end of December. What they did and left us is unreal. More relevant today than ever.

13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere

Ok I know, another one that didn’t come out this year. I listened to Roky Erickson more this year then any other artist. He’s and American treasure. He should be worshiped!

Madball – For The Cause

Freddie and Hoya! Beyond hardcore. Great guys, incredible live band.

Fireburn – EP

Thank You Todd… R.I.P.

Monster Magnet – Mindfucker

Thank you very much for the support!!!

Monster Magnet

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!