Converge released their first album in five years, The Dusk In Us, last year, and they haven't slowed down since, surprise-releasing a new EP, Beautiful Ruin, in June, and touring with Neurosis. Converge bassist Nate Newton also released a new LP with Split Cranium, his project with members of Isis, Circle, Resleep and others. Nate took to Facebook today to share a list of his favorite albums (and movies) of 2018. It's a huge, eclectic, genre-spanning list, with punk, metal, hip-hop, and indie rock picks, including War on Women, Daughters, Mazzy Star, Mitski, St. Vincent, Tomb Mold, Hot Snakes, Judas Priest, Cardi B, Deafheaven, Voivod, High On Fire, Boygenius, Author & Punisher, The Body and more. Read it in full below.

Hi everyone. This is Nate and it's that time of year again where I punish you with all the stuff I liked. 2018 was FULL of good music. It was too much to keep up with but I tried to keep a list of what I was listening to. Most people do top ten lists but there's no way I could do that. I'd look at it 5 minutes after I posted it and want to change the entire thing. So here's my obscenely long list of things I found myself listening to a lot in 2018. If you aren't already familiar with these then I hope you find some stuff you dig. As always, please share your favorites in the comments. I always want to hear something new.

We lost people we loved this year. Music helped pull us through.


Anna Von Hauswolf - Dead Magic
Yob - Our Raw Heart
Sumac - Love In Shadow
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once
Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Giuda - Rock N Roll Music
Wrong - Feel Great
Maggot Heart - Dusk To Dusk
Split Cranium - I’m The Devil And I’m Ok (shameless self promotion I know)
War On Women - Capture The Flag
Ray Lamontagne - Part Of The Light
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus - Boygenius
Tomb Mold - Manor Of Infinite Forms
David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke - Risha
Haan - By The Grace Of Blood And Guts
Viagra Boys - Street Worms
Black Thought - Streams Of Thought Vol 1&2
Vanishing Kids - Heavy Dreamer
Corrosion Of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
Mandy - OST
Sunstroke - Second Floor/Seven
Terror - Total Retaliation
Marissa Nadler - For My Crimes
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Horses
Part Chimp - Cheap Thriller
Tribulation - Down Below
Turbonegro - Rocknroll Machine
Autopsy - Puncturing the Grotesque
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Kapital & Richard Pinhas - Flux
Brian Eno & Kevin Shields - The Weight Of History ep
Anna Burch - Quit The Curse
Fu Manchu - Clone Of The Universe
Holy Motors - Slow Sundown
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
American Nightmare - American Nightmare
Painted Doll - Painted Doll
Keiji Haino and Sumac - American Dollar Bill
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - Black Times
Screaming Females - All At Once
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Judas Priest - Firepower
Teenage Wrist - Chrome Neon Jesus
Earthless - Black Heaven
The Messthetics - Messthetics
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
Eagle Twin - The Thundering Heard
Will Haven - Muerte
Arms Race - The Beast
Septic Tank - Rotting Civilisation
The Damned - Evil Spirits
Sleep - The Sciences
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Graveyard - Peace
The Body - I Have Fought Against It….
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
Red Hare - Little Acts Of Destruction
Gouge Away - Burnt Sugar
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
Svalbard - It’s Hard To Have Hope
Baptists - Beacon Of Faith
The Dead Tongues - Unsung Passage
Horse Feathers - Appreciation
Denim & Leather - Sacred Autism
Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story
Lucifer - Lucifer II
Voivod - The Wake
Cardi B - Invasion Of Privacy
Heldon - Heldon II (reiussue)
Body/Head - The Switch
Chastity - Death Lust
Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch
Oh Sees - Smote Reverser
Fotocrime - Principle Of Pain
Austin Lucas - Immortal Americans
Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop
C Average - III
Soft Kill - Savior
Tragedy - Fury
High On Fire - Electeric Messiah
Windhand - Eternal Return
Author & Punisher - Beastland
St Vincent - MassEducation
Wiles - Both EP’s
Lesser Glow - Ruined
Prince - Piano & Microphone 1983
Gruesome - Twisted Prayers
Wournos - Wournos 1
Super Unison - Stella
Swizz Beats - Poison
Action Bronson - White Bronco
J Mascis - Elastic Days
Myrkur - Juniper
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
The Primals - All Love Is True Love
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Jaye Jayle - No Trail And Other Unholy Paths
Mazzy Star - Still EP
Black Mare & Offret - Alone Among Mirrors


Solo (fuck the haters, that shit ruled)
Mid 90’s

Records I rediscovered or became obsessed with in 2018:

Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix
Ron Wood - I’ve Got My Own Album To Do
Dave Edmunds - Tracks On Wax 4
Merry Clayton - ST
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Heldon - Heldon II
Miles Davis - Live-Evil
(I could probably write a list of 100 so I'm just gonna stop with these)

Also… Starting Wisehouse Coffee with my good friend Walter. Go give us a follow and buy some beans!

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