We're happy to present "Post-Trash's Best of 2018: Staff-Wide Top 50" as voted by the entire team (including individual contributor lists). With 14 of our writers submitting their votes, we had 189 different records nominated and only the top 3 records received a score of 60 or higher.
Welcome to the second annual Post-Trash "Year In Review," a look back at our favorite music of the year. Let this be your guide to not only reconnect with your personal favorites, but more importantly to discover something new. We've profiled 100+ of the releases that make Post-Trash the site that it is, with countless others recommended as "further listening," a section for releases you might have missed.
This second edition featured a range of bands from legendary emo groups, to rock star-level bands who haven’t played a show in years, to hardcore and punk groups who have carved their niche into the music scene in recent times. The diversity, overall quality, and cohesiveness of this festival was phenomenal, and the crowd ranged from high school aged show-goers to adult punks who ditched their jobs to fly across the country.
When Brooklyn DIY venue Palisades announced that Mothers and Palm would play a show together there, I was confused about this pairing. Would the twisted, cerebral, dissonant music that Palm plays make for a proper warm-up for Mothers’ more hushed, obviously personal songs? After catching the show, though, it became apparent that both bands share a good deal of influence and technical prowess.