BEST OF 2018- PART 7: TOP 15 ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2018 (OCTOBER – DECEMBER)

Hello again! Two times in one day, isn’t this a treat! If you’ve read my previous best of 2018 post, then you’ll know I delved into my favourite 20 songs released from July – September 2018. So what else could I post about, given the posts we’ve already written about in the ‘Best of 2018’ series? Well, it’s time to speak about 10 releases that are most anticipated (by myself!) that are set to release within the next three months.

The year has indeed gone by very quickly, and there have been thousands of releases that have been unveiled in 2018, such as albums from veterans (Phil Wickham’s Living Hope, Rend Collective’s Good News, Blanca’s Shattered, Building 429’s Live The Journey) and newcomers (Riley Clemmons’ Riley Clemmons, Austin French’s Wide Open, Pat Barrett’s Pat Barrett, For All Seasons’ Clarity); worship artists (Zealand’s Liberated, Passion’s Whole Heart, Vertical Worship’s Bright Faith Bold Future, Martin Smith’s Love Song For A City) and pop artists (Hawk Nelson’s Miracles, Jordan Feliz’s Future, Plumb’s Beautifully Broken, Ryan Stevenson’s No Matter What); as well as albums from a crossover artist (Tori Kelly’s Hiding Place) and surprise comebacks too (Sarah Reeves’ Easy Never Needed You, Michael W. Smith’s A Million Lights and Surrounded, I AM THEY’s Trial And Triumph and Sanctus Real’s Changed)!

However, despite the sheer number of albums that have released and the albums we have already reviewed this year (not to mention the albums we are yet to review!); let us remember that there are 90 odd days remaining in the year for us to be blessed with new music from well-established as well as up and coming artists. So, let us without further ado delve into 15 albums releasing in the last quarter of 2018 that we are excited about!

  1. For KING & COUNTRY – Burn The Ships (Fervent)

Scheduled release date: October 5th 2018

Singles released: joy., Pioneers, God Only Knows, Amen

For fans of: Coldplay, U2, Switchfoot, dc Talk, Jars Of Clay

  1. Michael Farren – Fighting For Us (Integrity Music)

Scheduled release date: October 5th 2018

Singles released: Fighting For Us, Oh Praise [The Only One]

For fans of: Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, JJ Weeks Band, Phillips Craig and Dean, Passion, Chris Tomlin

  1. TobyMac – The Elements (Forefront)

Scheduled release date: October 12th 2018

Singles released: i just need u., Everything, Scars

For fans of: Hillsong Y&F, 1GN, Britt Nicole, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline

  1. Sarah Reeves – Easy Never Needed You (Word Label Group)

Scheduled release date: October 19th 2018

Singles released: Nowhere, Details, Right Where You Want Me, Feel The Waters, Something About You, Speechless, Faithful, Easy, Just Want You, Always Been You, I Love You

For fans of: Meredith Andrews, Christy Nockels, Mia Fieldes, Kari Jobe

  1. Gawvi – Panorama (Reach Records)

Scheduled release date: October 19th 2018

Singles released: Slingshot, Fight For Me, Fashion Joe, Get ‘Em

For fans of: Lecrae, Trip Lee, KB, Derek Minor, nobigdyl, Aaron Cole

  1. Iron Bell Music – Glory To Glory (Essential Worship)

Scheduled release date: October 19th 2018

Singles released: No singles released at the moment

For fans of: The Neverclaim, Planetshakers, Hillsong UNITED, Matt Maher, Jesus Culture

  1. Tenth Avenue North – The Things We’ve Been Afraid To Say EP (Reunion Records)

Scheduled release date: October 19th 2018

Singles released: No singles released at the moment

For fans of: Sanctus Real, Building 429, The Afters, Dan Bremnes

  1. Francesca Battistelli – Own It (Fervent)

Scheduled release date: October 26th 2018

Singles released: The Breakup Song, Royalty

For fans of: Blanca, Tori Kelly, Natalie Grant, Mandisa

  1. Chris Tomlin – Holy Roar (sixsteps)

Scheduled release date: October 26th 2018

Singles released: Resurrection Power, Nobody Loves Me Like You, Impact, Goodness And Mercy, Satisfied, Is He Worthy?

For fans of: Cory Asbury, Matt Redman, Crowder, Leeland, Tim Hughes

  1. Matthew Parker – Daydreamer (Dream Label Group)

Scheduled release date: October 26th 2018

Singles released: Breathe (on October 12th)

For fans of: Holly Starr, LZ7, Joel Vaughn, Carmen Justice

  1. Marc Martel – My Way (Vol II: The Queen EP) (independent)

Scheduled release date: October 26th 2018

Singles released: No singles released at the moment

For fans of: Queen, Kevin Max, MercyMe, Jason Gray, Avalon, Phil Wickham

  1. Crowder – I Know A Ghost (sixsteps)

Scheduled release date: November 9th 2018

Singles released: Red Letters, Wildfire

For fans of: Starfield, Relient K, Needtobreathe, Lifehouse

  1. Josh Wilson – Don’t Look Back EP (Black River Christian)

Scheduled release date: November 9th 2018

Singles released: Dream Small

For fans of: Audrey Assad, Nichole Nordeman, Hannah Kerr, Brandon Heath

  1. Casting Crowns – Only Jesus (Reunion Records)

Scheduled release date: November 16th 2018

Singles released: Only Jesus

For fans of: Sidewalk Prophets, Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Zealand, Peter Furler

  1. Needtobreathe – Acoustic Live Vol 1 (Atlantic Records)

Scheduled release date: November 16th 2017

Singles released: Drive All Night, No Excuses

For fans of: Owl City, Tree 63, Daughtry, Rachel Platten, Cimorelli

There you have it, albums that are forthcoming that I am looking forward to hearing in the upcoming months ahead. What are yours? Let us know in the comments. Til next time.

3 thoughts on “BEST OF 2018- PART 7: TOP 15 ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2018 (OCTOBER – DECEMBER)”

    1. Hey mate, thanks for letting us know, however we don’t actually know if “Afraid” is even the same song- could be same title but different lyrics hence new song altogether!

      Besides, it’s not marketed as the new single. None of the songs delved into in the teaching videos are either I think.

      1. I don’t know. I’m just telling you. I’m pretty sure it is the same song. I don’t know anybody who has ever done the same name, different song.

        Also, it seems I have been hearing “Afraid” on the radio A LOT lately, and I think it might actually be the new single.

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