My Favourite Vancouver Records of 2018

The rules are simple: the band is based in Vancouver, it came out this year, and I liked it a lot. Check out my favourite records & cassettes from 2018.

Black Wizard – Livin’ OblivionBlack Wizard Livin' Oblivion LP Cover Art

Release date: February 16, 2018

Livin’ Oblivion is a doozy. Already one of the Lower Mainland’s best metal bands, Black Wizard have outdone themselves with this release.
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BRASS – For Everyone

Release date: April 7, 2018

Obviously punk without fitting neatly into a subgenre, BRASS has its own sound which it has brought nigh to perfection on this 10-track release.
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Dumb – Seeing Green

Release date: June 22, 2018

Seeing Green by Dumb has a punk spirit without being trammelled by traditional notions of that genre.
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Needs – Limitations

Release date: June 22, 2018

Loud-mouthed, aggressive, and sincere, Limitations is a triumphant second album. Mixes hardcore intensity, art-punk introspection, and post-hardcore creativity.
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Lié – HoundsCover art of Hounds by Lié

Release date: July 6, 2018

Hounds by Lié is a visceral record which sees the band rail against traditional social structures in the form of tight, jarring punk music.
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Nutrition – S/T

Release date: August 7, 2018

Building on a snotty punk core, Nutrition plays with elements of power pop, surf, glam and garage as it charges through the record’s 8 songs.
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Autogramm – What R U Waiting 4?

Release date: September 21, 2018

Autogramm is clearly having a good time, and they are happy to share on What R U Waiting 4?, with its upbeat new wave/power-pop sound.
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