Clutch's Book Of Bad Decisions named Classic Rock's best album of 2018

Clutch's 12th studio album Book Of Bad Decisions has been voted the Best Album Of 2018 by Classic Rock staff and writers.

When Classic Rock reviewed the album in September, we said "If any other band had made an album this great, the world of rock’n’roll would have tilted on its axis. But it’s Clutch we’re talking about, and this is what they do." 

The album beat out beat out stiff competition from the likes of The Struts, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Halestorm and Judas Priest for the number one slot. 

"We were surprised and excited to learn Book of Bad Decisions was chosen for 2018’s Classic Rock’s #1 album of the year," says Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. "We grew up listening to classic rock before it was Classic Rock, so it’s an honour to be in the company of such giants. Thank you Classic Rock magazine and thank you to our incredible fans!"

Clutch's UK tour kicks off in Bristol this evening. Tickets are on sale now

To read Classic Rock Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2018, pick up the end-of-year edition in your newsagent, or order it online

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.