Songs/tracks of 2018

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Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:00 am

Don't think it's been opened yet, so here it is.

Post about favourite new songs/tacks, lists, & discuss here.

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Postby andyd1010 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:05 pm

Fireworks by First Aid Kit is the first great song I've heard from this year.

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby Smithers-Jones » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 pm

On heavy rotation at the moment:
Shame - One Rizla
Gwenno - Tir Ha Mor
First Aid Kit - Fireworks
MGMT - Hand it Over
Sunflower Bean - I Was a Fool
Hinds - New For You

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby prosecutorgodot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:41 pm

Rich Brian - "See Me" is the first great song of 2018.

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Postby Pauler » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:41 pm

The one who has surprised me the most so far in 2018 is Troye Sivan. He puts out "My My My" which was quite decent.

Then the "The Good Side", involving Ariel Rechtshaid, Jam City and Allie X, sounds like a indie-folk-Sufjan-Stevens-style mixed with subtle electronic effects. The result is a beautifully written, superbly produced song about an interesting aspect of a breakup.

I have a feeling he might be the Carly Rae Jepsen/EMOTIONS of this year.

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Postby notbrianeno » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:17 pm

Pauler wrote:The one who has surprised me the most so far in 2018 is Troye Sivan. He puts out "My My My" which was quite decent.

Then the "The Good Side", involving Ariel Rechtshaid, Jam City and Allie X, sounds like a indie-folk-Sufjan-Stevens-style mixed with subtle electronic effects. The result is a beautifully written, superbly produced song about an interesting aspect of a breakup.

I have a feeling he might be the Carly Rae Jepsen/EMOTIONS of this year.


I was really impressed by both of these songs as well! I was under the impression he was just a typical tumblr-lite-pop artist, but i'll definitely be giving Blue Neighborhood another listen after these tracks.
Current AOTY 2018: SOPHIE | Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Current SOTY 2018: Janelle Monáe | "Pynk" (feat. Grimes)

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby Pauler » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:22 am

notbrianeno wrote:
I was really impressed by both of these songs as well! I was under the impression he was just a typical tumblr-lite-pop artist, but i'll definitely be giving Blue Neighborhood another listen after these tracks.


Blue Neighborhood is definitely the definition of Tumblr-lite pop artist: it sounds vey current and unfortunately very generic. But both "My My My" and "The Good Side" are sophisticated and show impressive growth so I am excited to see if his sophomore can live up to the hype.

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Postby notbrianeno » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:49 pm

1. SOPHIE | "IMMATERIAL GIRLS" (unreleased, but readily available as a live bootleg on youtube)
2. Porches | "Find Me"
3. Drake | "Diplomatic Immunity"
4. Beach House | "Lemon Glow"
5. Car Seat Headrest | "Beach Life-In-Death"
6. Migos | "Narcos"
7. Janelle Monae | "Make Me Feel"
8. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) | "Some Kind of Game"
9. U.S. Girls | "M.A.H."
10. Troye Sivian | "My My My!"
11. Ty Segall | "Rain"
12. Vince Staples | "Opps" (feat. Kendrick Lamar and Yugen Blakrok)
13. Young Fathers | "Turn"
14. Beach House | "Dive"
15. Migos | "Stir Fry"
16. SOPHIE | "FACESHOPPING"
17. St. Vincent | "Consideration" (Live at Spotify Studios)
18. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) | "Rave on U"
19. U.S. Girls | "Incidental Boogie"
20. Young Fathers | "In My View"
21. Porches | "Anymore"
22. K. Forest | "James Confidence"
23. David Byrne | "Everybody's Coming To My House"
24. MGMT | "Little Dark Age"
25. Kylie Minogue | "Dancing"
26. Kendrick Lamar | "All the Stars" (feat. SZA)
27. Cardi B | "Bartier Cardi" (feat. 21 Savage)
28. MGMT | "She Works Out Too Much"
29. Porches | "Country"
30. Tune-Yards | "Heart Attack"
31. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) | "Such a Bad Way"
32. Ty Segall | "Fanny Dog"
33. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) | "I Never Dream"
34. James Blake | "If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead"
35. Drake | "God's Plan"
36. Troye Sivian | "The Good Side"
37. Kali Uchis | "After The Storm" (feat. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins)
38. Shirt | "FLIGHT HOME"
39. Post Malone | "Psycho" (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
40. Let's Eat Grandma | "Hot Pink"
41. MGMT | "Me and Michael"
42. The Decemberists | "Severed"
43. Ty Segall | "Despoiler of Cadaver"
44. Scarlxrd | "Bands"
45. Scallops Hotel | "Sedans"
46. MGMT | "When You Die"
47. Jay Rock | "King's Dead" (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake)
48. The Soft Moon | "Burn"
49. Ravyn Lenae | "Sticky"
50. David Byrne | "Gasoline and Dirty Sheets"
Current AOTY 2018: SOPHIE | Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Current SOTY 2018: Janelle Monáe | "Pynk" (feat. Grimes)

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby TimmyWing » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:23 pm

Can't be arsed copying out Four Tet's unpronounceable track title so here's a playlist of my songs of the year so far:


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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:31 am

Alphabetical order by artist...

1. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream
2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- Some Kind of Game
3. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys
4. Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Inhumans
5. Cupcakke- Crayons
6. Cupcakke- Fullest
7. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel
8. MGMT- She Works Out Too Much
9. Mount Eerie- Distortion
10. Superorganism- Everybody Wants to Be Famous

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Postby Nick » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:50 pm

A third of the way through the year and this is my very tentative ordering of my favorite songs of the year, the creme de la creme...

1. Janelle Monáe- Make Me Feel
2. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- I Never Dream
3. Kamasi Washington- Fists of Fury
4. Car Seat Headrest- Bodys
5. Mount Eerie- Distortion
6. Deafheaven- Honeycomb
7. A.A.L (Against All Logic)- Some Kind of Game
8. Beach House- Dive
9. Beach House- Dark Spring
10. MGMT- She Works Out Too Much
11. Superorganism- Everybody Wants to Be Famous
12. Cupcakke- Crayons
13. Kacey Musgraves- Slow Burn
14. Courtney Barnett- City Looks Pretty
15. Beach House- Lemon Glow
16. Janelle Monáe- Americans
17. Janelle Monáe (featuring Grimes)- Pynk
18. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays
19. Father John Misty- Just Dumb Enough to Try
20. Cupcakke- Fullest
21. Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Inhumans

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed May 02, 2018 4:23 am

LETS GOOOO (I don't know why, pretty hyped to post my list)

Songs from Jan-Apr 2018, alphabetically. Enjoy!

Top-tier songs (very rough):
A.A.L. - Some Kind of Game
Diplo ft. Santigold, Lil Yachty - Worry No More
Flowertruck - Enough for Now
Janelle Monae - PYNK
Kero Kero Bonito - Only Acting
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
Rich Brian - See Me

Other notable songs:
Andrew WK - The Devil's On Your Side [Rock]
Anna von Hauswolff - The Truth, The Glow, The Fall [Post-rock]
At the Gates - Daggers of Black Haze [Metal]
Cardi B - Bicken Head [Hip-hop]
Cupcakke - Quiz [Hip-hop]
Czarface / MF Doom - Bomb Thrown [Hip-hop]
Fidlar - Alcohol [Pop-punk-rock]
Flatbush Zombies - Headstone [Hip-hop]
Ghost - Rats [Metal]
Gobbinjr - Afraid of Me [Bedroom pop]
Hobo Johnson - Peach Scone [Spoken word]
Jack White - Over and Over and Over [Rock]
Janelle Monae - I Like That [Pop]
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd - Pray for Me [R&B/Pop rap]
Kero Kero Bonito - The One True Path [Pop]
Kimbra - Version of Me [Vocal pop]
Let's Eat Grandma - Hot Pink [Experimental pop]
Neko Case - Bad Luck [Vocal pop-rock]
Sabrina Claudio - All to You [R&B]

EDIT: I forgot to mention about the ABBA news. Too bad it's only two tracks, I thought there would be more. But still excited.

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Postby Nassim » Thu May 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Still my favorite song of the year, and that's what I call making the most of your opportunity :



Is it the chorus yet? Yes! It’s the chorus! Cause we’re on live TV and we have four minutes to play this song, so we’re going to go to the second verse.

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby prosecutorgodot » Fri May 11, 2018 4:42 am

Wow, that is a really great performance. Even if the song doesn't make it to my favorites, this will be one of my favorite live performances. I might go back and re-listen to Twin Fantasy.

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby acroamor » Mon May 28, 2018 2:03 pm

1. “Jeannie Becomes a Mom” - Caroline Rose
2. “Temporary Bliss State” - The Caretaker
3. “Rainbow” - Kacey Musgraves
4. “Love Without Reason” - Dream Wife
5. “The Opener” - Camp Cope
6. “Night Shift” - Lucy Dacus
7. “Scorpio Rising” - Soccer Mommy
8. “Hopefulessness” - Courtney Barnett
9. “Stir Fry” - Migos
10. “Hem of Her Dress” - First Aid Kit

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Re: Songs/tracks of 2018

Postby Nick » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:52 pm

I just want to make a prediction right now. Childish Gambino's "This is America" ends up in the top 3 songs of the year on the critics' list. It even stands a great chance at being #1. Think about it...

1. The song is incredibly commercially successful, hitting #1 on the charts in the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as well as hitting #2 in Ireland and #6 in the U.K.

2. The song is by Donald Glover, a man whose acclaim/prominence in multiple artistic fields is hitting a peak right now, from his TV show Atlanta to his appearance in the latest Star Wars film to his rap career as Childish Gambino. The point being, Glover embodies the zeitgeist, and there are few things the critics love more than a good zeitgeist narrative.

3. The song is done in the trap style of hip-hop, a sound that is critically in vogue, as evidenced by the success of songs like "Mask Off", "XO Tour Llif3", and "Bodak Yellow" on the 2017 EOY songs list.

4. The song is obviously political, as evidenced by the music video and its focus on both the plight of African Americans, as well as gun control, two political issues that are constantly discussed in the America of 2018, and resonate especially well with the left-wing writers that make up the bulk of music critics (if you don't believe this last point, read just about any editorial in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum, etc.). Considering the hyper-political atmosphere in the US right now, it's easy to see how "This is America" would gain a great deal of acclaim from this last point alone.


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