Trying to keep up-to-date with music in the digital era is a near impossible task. There's literally thousands of albums released every single week and only so much time to not only find new music, but actually listen to it too.
If that's the case and you've got an intense feeling of FOMO, then don't worry as we've sifted through a gargantuan amount of albums from 2018 and picked a select few records that really stuck out.
From lyrical, miracle hip hop to punk bands filled with more attitude than Sid Vicious at his best, there's a wide selection for you to pick from and find out what you missed in a seemingly never-ending pile up of tunes.
8. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
If you're looking for a modern day version of the Beach Boys, mixed with a tinge of 90s indie rock then Australian four-piece, The Beths, will certainly be your cup of tea. Their debut album, Future Me Hates Me, is full of the sort of catchy songs that made bands like The Pixies and The Dandy Warhols famous back in the day.
The Beach Boys comparison comes from the fact that all members manage to harmonise exceptionally well and the other band members only strengthen lead singer, Elizabeth Stokes, vocals even more. There's a lot of energy on each track, but none of it's wasted at any point on any song and that's rare to see from a first album.
It's a solid first outing from a band who feel like they've came out of nowhere, but are definitely here to stay.