A Band of Gamers
Gamers who love music. Stay current with video games and discover new music with one podcast. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging best mates who love keeping up with the latest trends and platforms, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending great records.

Joel, Shane and Karl share their individual picks for top ten favorite albums of 2018. Plus the usual Side A Video Game content and in this episode there are plenty of new games the guys have played over the holidays and a big box of SNES cartridges Shane fully cleaned and is now working his way through.

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0:02:00 Side A Video Games


  • Shane scored a haul of SNES games which he has been thoroughly cleaning and enjoying on his Analogue Super NT. He shares a few of the 54 gems he picked up in that collection.
  • Donut County
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Beat Saber
  • NBA 2K19
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Rocket League
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Easy PlayStation Platinum Trophies

  • FullBlast
  • One Word by Powgi
  • Storm Boy


0:35:05 Drinking


BrewDog | Elvis Juice

Parallel 49 Brewing Company | Filthy Dirty IPA


0:39:35 Side B Music

Favorite Albums of 2018

Joel, Shane, Karl and Brad individual choices for top 10 favorite albums of 2018. 


  1. Parkway Drive Reverence
  2. Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
  3. A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
  4. Pagan Black Wash
  5. Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
  6. Marmozets Knowing What You Know Now
  7. The Longshot Love is for losers
  8. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  9. Don Broco Technology
  10. Architects Holy Hell


  1. JPEGMAFIA Veteran
  2. Parquet Courts Wide Awake!
  3. Jeff Rosenstock POST
  4. Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo
  5. Field Report Summertime Songs
  6. Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
  7. The Dirty Nil Master Volume
  8. Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
  9. Devils Teeth Suki Yaki Hot!
  10. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight


  1. Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base, Hotel + Casino
  2. The Longshot Love is for losers
  3. The Raging Nathans Cheap Fame
  4. Dog Party Hit and Run
  5. Gorillaz The Now Now
  6. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  7. Johnny Marr Call the Comet
  8. The Good, The Bad, and The Queen Merrie Land
  9. Laura Mardon Black Rainbow
  10. Jeff Rosenstock POST


  1. Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. The Interrupters Fight The Good Fight
  3. Fu Manchu Clone Of The Universe
  4. Sarah Shook and The Disarmers Years
  5. The Longshot Love Is For Losers
  6. Smoking Popes Into The Agony
  7. The Last Gang Keep Them Counting
  8. Starcrawler Starcrawler
  9. Jon Spencer Spencer Sings The Hits!
  10. (tie) Mad Caddies Punk Rocksteady / Burn The Priest Legion: XX

Hear each of their individual picks for top album of 2018 in the Spotify Playlist associated with this episode.



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