The best synthwave albums of 2018.
Bold innovation leads to imaginative and progressive songwriting on Kardasynth
Glitch Black’s latest full-length album is a well-realized musical venture into dystopian science fiction dominated by machines, and it’s one of the artist’s best releases to date.
Rating: 97 / 100 The follow-up to the 2017 Synthwave Album of the Year matches the power and brilliance of its predecessor in every way
Rating: 94 / 100 Shredder 1984’s cyberpunk-themed second album is a borderline masterpiece that offers a handful of the best darksynth songs recorded to date.
Rating 93 / 100 Gloom Influx’s incorporation of chiptune music and electronic metal into outrun is an ambitious and remarkably successful creation
Rating: 90 / 100 Neon Droid’s Sunset Trilogy masterfully combines diverse musical styles and instrumentation for an exciting creation at the frontiers of modern synthwave and darksynth.
Rating: 93 / 100 Raytracers’ journey through a well-realized science fiction universe represents an exciting and memorable creation at the frontiers of modern synthwave music.
Rating: 97 / 100 “The immaculate and spacious sound production gives every song the audio strength of a titan, and Isidor’s brilliant songwriting exploits the potential to its fullest. 3218 delivers numerous rich and rewarding compositions that tower over the efforts of lesser songwriters.”
Rating: 47 / 100 Seas of Infiinity feels like an EP that’s been artificially stretch to a full-length album with non-songs and repetitive filler tracks