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.

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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

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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

 

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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
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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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School Damage – Hello Cruel World

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Release Date: October 26, 2018                                           

Format: Digital and Physical release

Label: Collaborative  Rad Girlfriend Records , (USA), I Buy Records (Italy) and Brain Candy.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Current Lineup:

  • Brad Manners – Guitar/Vox
  • Jon Cabatan – Bass/Vox
  • Curtis Tone – Drums
  • Guest vocals on WE’RE DYING, DUDES and FOREIGN POLICY by Becca Chambers

Favorite Tracks: I Don’t Like What I’ve Become, We’re Dying Dudes. and Stranger Fruits

Sounds Like: Jagger Holly, Stray The Course, Dial Drive, and Came and Took It


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Toronto punks, School Damage have released their second full length album via collab efforts with Rad Girlfriend Records, I Buy Records and the band’s own Brain Candy. Canada is putting out some kick ass punks bands and that continues with School Damage! It’s awesome when bands are still releasing full length albums. It seems the full length is somewhat of a dying breed with the digital age. There’s no need to fear! This new album is stocked with some kick ass pop, skate, and even a tad bit of metal.

My favorite tracks would be, ‘I Don’t Like What I’ve become’, ‘We’re Dying Dudes’, ‘Stranger Fruits’, and absolute favorite, ‘Foreign Policy’. I think ‘Foreign Policy’ has a great chance of hitting the major airwaves. It’s raw, heartfelt, and you can relate easily. The lyrics are catchy, the drums are nuts, and the duet vocals with Becca nail this song down.

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