Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

It’s been a crazy year here at CPRA. We’ve reviewed so much amazing music this year. We debuted our very first show, “Happy Skanksgiving” at Tennyson Tap. By the way our last show of the year, “Merry Punxmas” is on December 29, 2018. I know we all get a bit tired of these end of the year lists. As admins we all couldn’t possibly agree on overall favorites. So we are going to individually announce our own personal picks.


Skabones’s Top Local Full Length Albums of 2018

1. Last Reel HeroLast Reel Hero (S/T)
2. Came And Took ItResume
3. Almataha – Kill The Leaders
4. Weathered Statues Borderlands
5. The Wannabes – Goodbye


Skabones Top 5 Local EP/LP

1. Sunset Silhouette Detour EP
2. RASP State Of The Union
3. Younger Than Neil Never Quite Asleep
4. Married A Dead Man Haunt
5. People Corrupting People Red Herring

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

1. The Corps Tales From 2814
2. Dirty Work In The West End
3. Off The Mark Aging Disgracefully
4. The Shell Corporation Fucked
5. Fourbanger Never Let Go




Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

1. FoL Therapathy
2. Debt Neglector The Kids Are Pissed
3. Millie Manders and The Shut Up Millie Manders and The Shut Up EP
4. Upper Downer Upper Downer
5. The F/A How Riots Start

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Skabones Honorable Mentions Full/EP/LP/S

The Rumjacks Saints Preserve Us
Grinning Barrets Riot
Alternative Ulster “Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer”
The Dead End The Dead End EP
Oh See Demons Personal Issues
Bottom Bracket Is Something Else
Fair Dos Closing In

We reviewed almost 100 albums in 2018. So picking only a few was very tough on me. Happy Holiday and don’t let Krampus get ya! Be sure to pick up a CPRA shirt, patch, or sticker before Christmas! Email soon if you want one by Christmas!

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Forever Unclean – Woof EP

Release Date: June 8, 2018

Format: Digital & Vinyl

Label: Disconnect Disconnect Records

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Current Lineup: Dink, Donk, & Boink

Favorite Tracks: Words & Road

Sounds Like: Early 2000s pop punk melodies, but grittier musically.


This EP comes with some good variety. Forever Unclean’s first track includes some great tempo changes & even what verges on a hardcore breakdown before blasting through 5 tracks of power pop-punk. While the vocals are Pop as far as melodies go, it doesn’t try to be perfect & clean. There’s a grittiness that works well that can especially work well on the third track, the made for a circle pit “Weird” as well as the closing track “Road.” The end of the song “Words” is a great sing along that I am sure comes across live. Nothing here is reinventing punk rock, but it is a 12-minute surge of rock & roll with strong vocals that will make you want to catch them live when you have an opportunity.

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Track List

  1. Sleep
  2. Words
  3. Weird
  4. Woof
  5. Road



About the writer:

Griffin has been listening to punk records for the last 25 years. Now residing is Colorado Springs with his wife & 4 kids, he still tries to catch as many shows as he can.