Let’s face it: 2018 was a rough year.
Housing prices continued to rise in most major cities, Trump continued existing (somehow), climate change wreaked havoc on pretty much everywhere outside central Canada, journalists in all countries faced increased threats to their personal security, and we were all briefly forced to pay attention to Roseanne Barr’s existence that one time in February. It’s safe to say we could all use a drink—or seven—to get us through ‘til New Years.
There is one alternative to liquid therapy that music journalists prefer this time of year (because it’s cheaper and we’re all broke, tbh): making lists. It’s ritualistic and it’s predictable, but it’s still the healthier option…
Here at A.Side, before we drop our favourite songs of the year, and our inescapable AOTY list, here are the ten album covers that did the absolute most in 2018.