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EOY 2018 Songs Spreadsheet Updates

Post by Henrik » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:29 pm

Here's the topic for the EOY 2018 songs spreadsheet updates.

I will try to keep this spotify list up to date in this first post. For the last spreadsheet update, scroll down to the end of the thread.

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Post by Henrik » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 pm

First edition's top 50:

1. Childish Gambino - This Is America
2. Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin - I Like It
3. Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
4. Robyn - Honey
5. Travis Scott feat. Drake - Sicko Mode
6. Mitski - Nobody
7. Boygenius - Me & My Dog
8. Ariana Grande - thank u, next
9. Lucy Dacus - Night Shift
10. Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
11. The 1975 - Love It If We Made It
12. Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
13. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
14. Robyn - Missing U
15. Drake - Nice for What
16. The Carters - APESHIT
17. Lana Del Rey - Venice Bitch
18. Arctic Monkeys - Four Out of Five
19. Amen Dunes - Believe
20. Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
21. Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
22. IDLES - Danny Nedelko
23. Father John Misty - Hangout at the Gallows
24. Drake - In My Feelings
25. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
26. Snail Mail - Heat Wave
27. Noname - Blaxploitation
28. Pusha T - If You Know You Know
29. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
30. Kanye West feat. 070 Shake - Ghost Town
31. Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba
32. Jay Rock with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake - King's Dead
33. Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
34. MGMT - Little Dark Age [2017]
35. Christine and the Queens - Girlfriend
36. Yves Tumor - Noid
37. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me
38. Troye Sivan - My My My!
39. Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman
40. Neneh Cherry - Kong
41. Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
42. Sufjan Stevens - Mystery Of Love [2017]
43. Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
44. DJ Koze - Pick Up
45. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
46. IDLES - Colossus
47. Hozier feat. Mavis Staples - Nina Cried Power
48. Rosalía - Malamente
49. Anderson .Paak - Bubblin'
50. Young Thug - High

The update is heavy on US (and German) sources.

USA: Entertainment Weekly, Grammy, Latin Grammy, Noisey, NPR, Paste, Treble, Uproxx
UK: The Guardian
Argentina: Rolling Stone
Germany: Laut, NBHAP, Tonspion
Mexico: MeHaceRuido (Spanish language songs)
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Post by panam » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:22 pm

Nice, Henrik!!

I checked the xls file and "Locura"'s Alex Anwandter has double mention ($F$313 and $F$594)

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Post by acroamor » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:30 am

Interesting to see which tracks are the ones that critics' lists latch onto from the "big albums" of the year. I often feel that a song's success on this list, if it's not a noted single like say, "This Is America", is too how much it stands out from the other tracks on an album. For example, I feel like Golden Hour won't have a single track that stands out - although I do anticipate that "Space Cowboy" will rise into the top 50 at some time.

Excited to see how this develops with time! I'm imagining that "This Is America" will maintain the top spot until the end. The rest of the top 10 I'd imagine will bounce up and down a little but should primarily stay high, and below about 25 I'd say anything can happen.

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Post by howdoesitfeel » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 am

Wow, hella disappointed my SOTY, "M.A.H." by U.S. Girls, hasn't made it into the top 50 :(

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Post by BleuPanda » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:22 pm

Oh, i'm really happy to see Wide Awake getting mentions. It is one of only two songs to blow me away this year the first time I heard it (along with Nobody), and I was surprised to see it not listed as one of the three songs on the Megacritic chart. I was afraid I was gonna end up with another How Do You Sleep.

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Post by Sunwoo1213 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Guess the critic's choices are getting away from my own taste.. 2015's TPAB, 2016's Blackstar and Formation were amazing.. but I can't feel those feelings in 2017's DAMN. and HUMBLE, and This is America from this year...

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Post by discord » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:50 pm

Snail Mail's "Pristine" seems low at the moment.

Good to see Soccer Mommy in the top 10.

I don't really care for the Mitski song at number 6.

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Post by Nick » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:35 pm

I knew that “This Is America” would be an easy number 1 (I actually called it in our 2018 songs thread a couple months ago), but I didn’t think it would be THIS dominate.

In other news, I really, really, really don’t like Cardi B, but even I’ll admit that “I Like It” is pretty good. Not “number 2 song of the year good”, but it’s still good.

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:20 pm

discord wrote:Snail Mail's "Pristine" seems low at the moment.

Good to see Soccer Mommy in the top 10.

I don't really care for the Mitski song at number 6.
They seem to have gone more with Heat Wave so far. The 3 tracks with Speaking Terms in the middle is possibly my favourite 3 track run of the year.

Loving the Soccer Mommy love too. Featured in my tracks of the year the last couple of years. EDIT: Inside Out made 75 last year, Skinned Knees just outside top 100 in 2016.

Though I disagree on Nobody.

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Post by Henrik » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm

Additional sources

USA: Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork, Slant
France: Mowno


Current top 100

1 (1) Childish Gambino - This Is America
2 (4) Robyn - Honey
3 (3) Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
4 (2) Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin - I Like It
5 (7) boygenius - Me & My Dog
6 (5) Travis Scott feat. Drake - Sicko Mode
7 (6) Mitski - Nobody
8 (8) Ariana Grande - thank u, next
9 (12) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
10 (15) Drake - Nice for What
11 (11) The 1975 - Love It If We Made It
12 (19) Amen Dunes - Believe
13 (17) Lana Del Rey - Venice Bitch
14 (9) Lucy Dacus - Night Shift
15 (10) Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
16 (14) Robyn - Missing U
17 (16) The Carters - APESHIT
18 (13) Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
19 (22) IDLES - Danny Nedelko
20 (18) Arctic Monkeys - Four Out of Five
21 (21) Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
22 (24) Drake - In My Feelings
23 (44) DJ Koze - Pick Up
24 (25) Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
25 (26) Snail Mail - Heat Wave
26 (48) Rosalía - Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)
27 (38) Troye Sivan - My My My!
28 (29) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
29 (32) Jay Rock with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake - King's Dead
30 (33) Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
31 () Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
32 (43) Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
33 (20) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
34 (36) Yves Tumor - Noid
35 (23) Father John Misty - Hangout at the Gallows
36 (28) Pusha T - If You Know You Know
37 () Snail Mail - Pristine
38 (27) Noname - Blaxploitation
39 () Amen Dunes - Miki Dora 
40 () MGMT - Me & Michael 
41 (41) Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
42 (45) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
43 () Lil Uzi Vert - New Patek
44 (30) Kanye West feat. 070 Shake - Ghost Town
45 () Blood Orange - Charcoal Baby
46 () Vince Staples - FUN!
47 () Pusha T - The Story of Adidon
48 (31) Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba
49 () Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse
50 () SOPHIE - Is It Cold in the Water?
51 () Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
52 () Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
53 (34) MGMT - Little Dark Age [2017]
54 () Chromatics - Black Walls
55 (35) Christine and the Queens - Girlfriend
56 () Rosalía - Pienso En Tu Mirá (Cap.3: Celos)
57 () Iceage - Catch It
58 () Lizzo - Boys
59 (39) Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman
60 (37) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me
61 (40) Neneh Cherry - Kong
62 () Shame - One Rizla [2017]
63 () Valee feat. Jeremih - Womp Womp
64 () Westerman - Confirmation
65 (42) Sufjan Stevens - Mystery Of Love [2017]
66 () Tirzah - Gladly
67 () Christine and the Queens - 5 dollars
68 () Julia Holter - I Shall Love 2
69 () Parquet Courts - Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience
70 () boygenius - Bite the Hand 
71 () Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Middle America
72 () Cardi B feat. SZA - I Do 
73 () Lonnie Holley - I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America 
74 () Young Fathers - In My View
75 () Mitski - Geyser
76 () Jon Hopkins - Emerald Rush
77 (46) IDLES - Colossus
78 () Camp Cope - The Opener 
79 (47) Hozier feat. Mavis Staples - Nina Cried Power
80 (50) Young Thug - High
81 () Aphex Twin - T69 Collapse
82 () Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy
83 () MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
84 () Yo La Tengo - For You Too
85 () Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
86 () Beach House - Lemon Glow
87 () Moses Sumney - Rank & File
88 () Yves Tumor - Lifetime
89 (49) Anderson .Paak - Bubblin'
90 () The Beths - Future Me Hates Me 
91 () Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid
92 () Doja Cat - Mooo!
93 () Car Seat Headrest - Bodys [2011]
94 () Rae Sremmurd feat. Juicy J - Powerglide
95 () Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Harriet Tubman
96 () Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo 
97 () Viagra Boys - Sports
98 () Hatchie - Sleep
99 () Kurt Vile - Loading Zones
100 () Juice WRLD - Lucid Dreams [2017]
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Post by Jackson » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Thank U Next and No Tears Left to Cry are vote splitting almost perfectly. I wonder how highly either one would rank if not for the other.

It's interesting that MGMT has two songs on here but neither one is the sublime She Works Out Too Much, which seems like it will be the AMF favorite.

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Post by Henrik » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:22 pm

OMG, just listened to ”Mo Bamba”. If that track is still in the top 100 when I’m done with this spreadsheet, then I’ll shut down AM.
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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Henrik wrote:OMG, just listened to ”Mo Bamba”. If that track is still in the top 100 when I’m done with this spreadsheet, then I’ll shut down AM.
That song was actually released as a single back in June 2017 (the album MUDBOY was not released until over a year later), so therefore it can't be in the top 100 songs of 2018. There, did I find the loophole????? :scared-shocked: :scared-shocked:
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Post by Henrik » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:53 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Henrik wrote:OMG, just listened to ”Mo Bamba”. If that track is still in the top 100 when I’m done with this spreadsheet, then I’ll shut down AM.
That song was actually released as a single back in June 2017 (the album MUDBOY was not released until over a year later), so therefore it can't be in the top 100 songs of 2018. There, did I find the loophole????? :scared-shocked: :scared-shocked:
Haha, well played!
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Post by Henrik » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:01 pm

New statement:
If ”Mo Bamba” is still the highest 2017 song (that includes beating ”Mystery of Love”!) on this list when it’s complete, then I will shut down AM.
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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:26 pm

I really do wish I could understand trap rap more, but even though there are some artists (such as Travis Scott) where I can clearly recognize the talent involved, the entire genre is filled with stuff – the grating synth hi-hats, the constant ad-libs, the drunken, auto-tuned lead vocals – that makes me internally groan every time.
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Post by TVFan365 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:57 pm

"Mo Bamba" is one of the greatest songs of all time.

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Post by Nick » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:22 am

Henrik wrote:New statement:
If ”Mo Bamba” is still the highest 2017 song (that includes beating ”Mystery of Love”!) on this list when it’s complete, then I will shut down AM.
On behalf of America, I sincerely apologize for trap rap.

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Post by bootsy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I really do wish I could understand trap rap more, but even though there are some artists (such as Travis Scott) where I can clearly recognize the talent involved, the entire genre is filled with stuff – the grating synth hi-hats, the constant ad-libs, the drunken, auto-tuned lead vocals – that makes me internally groan every time.
Trap is alright with me. Obviously I don't love it like I do 80s/90s hip hop but I like some elements about it. It's catchy as hell but the one problem I have with it is listening to an entire album of it. That is too much for me. I have to take it in portions. :mrgreen:

Also wishing I was fly on the wall while Henrik listened to Mo Bamba:

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Post by Rob » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Henrik wrote:OMG, just listened to ”Mo Bamba”. If that track is still in the top 100 when I’m done with this spreadsheet, then I’ll shut down AM.
I had not yet heard of this song. You made me listen to it with your comment. If you ever put me onto something like this again I'll make sure AM gets shut down somehow.

On a serious note, I know it is not done to say that a song is objectively bad, but ever an acclaimed song is then Mo Bamba is it. There no sense of musical ability in those vocals.

On a less serious, but still foreboding note, everybody likes to make a joke out of trap rap as the musical sin of our times, but people talked about synth pop in the eighties the same way and now that has become a standard. When today's kids grow up, trap music of the 2010's will be re-evaluated as the most magical thing that has ever happened. I fear it is inevitable (as much as I still fear a lot of 80's synth pop). Consider yourself warned.

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Post by Henrik » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:35 pm

The thing is that trap rap actually has a great potential to click with me. I love music with a dark atmosphere and heavy beats. The whole genre has a massive attitude problem though, in my humble opinion.
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Post by BleuPanda » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:47 pm

If Acclaimed Music can survive with "How You Remind Me" on the list, I think we can deal with this "Mo Bamba" song.

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Post by TVFan365 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:08 pm

BleuPanda wrote:If Acclaimed Music can survive with "How You Remind Me" on the list, I think we can deal with this "Mo Bamba" song.
Haha :lol:

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Post by Nick » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:44 pm

In a way, trap reminds me of crunk, a style of rap that was extremely popular in the mid 2000s (say, 2003 to 2007).

Both are genres of rap that reached extreme levels of popularity in the US, both feature “aggressive” instrumentals and vocals, both place very little emphasis on lyrics or technical rapping ability, both feature extremely simple, repetitive beats, and so on.

The main difference here is that the critics in 2007 never had the gall to laud something like “Crank That” or “Party Like a Rockstar” like they do now with trap.

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Post by acroamor » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I really do wish I could understand trap rap more, but even though there are some artists (such as Travis Scott) where I can clearly recognize the talent involved, the entire genre is filled with stuff – the grating synth hi-hats, the constant ad-libs, the drunken, auto-tuned lead vocals – that makes me internally groan every time.
The synth hi-hats and the constant ad-libs are my favorite parts...

I'm from Atlanta, the birthplace of trap and still its largest exporter, and I love it. It's something that I've been surrounded by for a very long time, from when my high school would play Waka Flocka Flame beats during the morning announcements, all the way to its modern "renaissance" of sorts, when it's now become THE dominant hip-hop form and one that receives critical attention. There's definitely a sense of regional pride in it, for me at least.

I also think it's very much contextual music. It is designed for a particular environment and doesn't work as well in say, a casual listen at home setting.

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Post by TVFan365 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:28 am

Nick wrote:In a way, trap reminds me of crunk, a style of rap that was extremely popular in the mid 2000s (say, 2003 to 2007).

Both are genres of rap that reached extreme levels of popularity in the US, both feature “aggressive” instrumentals and vocals, both place very little emphasis on lyrics or technical rapping ability, both feature extremely simple, repetitive beats, and so on.

The main difference here is that the critics in 2007 never had the gall to laud something like “Crank That” or “Party Like a Rockstar” like they do now with trap.
Which is a shame because "Party Like a Rockstar" was one of the best songs of its decade.

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Post by Nick » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:27 am

TVFan365 wrote:
Nick wrote:In a way, trap reminds me of crunk, a style of rap that was extremely popular in the mid 2000s (say, 2003 to 2007).

Both are genres of rap that reached extreme levels of popularity in the US, both feature “aggressive” instrumentals and vocals, both place very little emphasis on lyrics or technical rapping ability, both feature extremely simple, repetitive beats, and so on.

The main difference here is that the critics in 2007 never had the gall to laud something like “Crank That” or “Party Like a Rockstar” like they do now with trap.
Which is a shame because "Party Like a Rockstar" was one of the best songs of its decade.
I think we’re gonna have to agree to disagree here ;)

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Post by Henrik » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Additional sources

USA: Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Fader, Spectrum Culture
UK: Dazed, Mixmag, The Line of Best Fit
Belgium: Humo
Colombia: Revista Shock (National)
Italy: Kalporz
Mexico: Noisey En Espanol (Songs in Spanish)


Current top 100

1 (1) Childish Gambino - This Is America
2 (4) Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin - I Like It
3 (8) Ariana Grande - thank u, next
4 (2) Robyn - Honey
5 (3) Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
6 (5) boygenius - Me & My Dog
7 (16) Robyn - Missing U
8 (6) Travis Scott feat. Drake - Sicko Mode
9 (7) Mitski - Nobody
10 (10) Drake - Nice for What
11 (11) The 1975 - Love It If We Made It
12 (9) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
13 (13) Lana Del Rey - Venice Bitch
14 (26) Rosalía - Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)
15 (30) Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
16 (28) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
17 (37) Snail Mail - Pristine
18 (75) Mitski - Geyser
19 (17) The Carters - APESHIT
20 (33) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
21 (14) Lucy Dacus - Night Shift
22 (31) Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
23 (51) Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
24 (15) Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
25 (12) Amen Dunes - Believe
26 (27) Troye Sivan - My My My!
27 (18) Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
28 (19) IDLES - Danny Nedelko
29 (23) DJ Koze - Pick Up
30 (55) Christine and the Queens - Girlfriend
31 (36) Pusha T - If You Know You Know
32 (45) Blood Orange - Charcoal Baby
33 (20) Arctic Monkeys - Four Out of Five
34 (24) Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
35 (52) Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
36 (34) Yves Tumor - Noid
37 (22) Drake - In My Feelings
38 (29) Jay Rock with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake - King's Dead
39 (47) Pusha T - The Story of Adidon
40 (32) Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
41 (44) Kanye West feat. 070 Shake - Ghost Town
42 (21) Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
43 () Empress Of - When I'm with Him
44 () Thom Yorke - Suspirium
45 () Kali Uchis feat. Tyler, the Creator - After the Storm
46 (39) Amen Dunes - Miki Dora 
47 (43) Lil Uzi Vert - New Patek
48 (58) Lizzo - Boys
49 (25) Snail Mail - Heat Wave
50 (48) Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba [2017]
51 (71) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Middle America
52 () King Princess - 1950
53 (63) Valee feat. Jeremih - Womp Womp
54 () SOPHIE - Immaterial
55 () Azealia Banks - Anna Wintour
56 (42) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
57 (64) Westerman - Confirmation
58 (41) Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
59 (92) Doja Cat - MOOO!
60 () Unknown T - Homerton B
61 (62) Shame - One Rizla [2017]
62 () Janelle Monáe feat. Grimes - pynk
63 (70) boygenius - Bite the Hand 
64 (94) Rae Sremmurd feat. Juicy J - Powerglide
65 (38) Noname - Blaxploitation
66 () Ariana Grande - god is a woman
67 (35) Father John Misty - Hangout at the Gallows
68 () BlocBoy JB feat. Drake - Look Alive
69 () serpentwithfeet - Bless ur heart
70 (74) Young Fathers - In My View
71 () Florence + The Machine - Hunger
72 (50) SOPHIE - Is It Cold in the Water?
73 (81) Aphex Twin - T69 Collapse
74 (83) MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
75 () Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - The Middle
76 (46) Vince Staples - FUN!
77 (67) Christine and the Queens - 5 dollars
78 () Tirzah - Holding On
79 () St. Vincent - Fast Slow Disco
80 (40) MGMT - Me & Michael 
81 (56) Rosalía - Pienso En Tu Mirá (Cap.3: Celos)
82 () A$AP Rocky feat. Skepta - Praise the Lord (Da Shine)
83 (95) Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Harriet Tubman
84 (49) Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse
85 (54) Chromatics - Black Walls
86 () Charli XCX & Troye Sivan - 1999
87 () Lana Del Rey - Mariners Apartment Complex
88 () Kamasi Washington - Fists of Fury
89 (100) Juice WRLD - Lucid Dreams [2017]
90 () Migos - Stir Fry [2017]
91 (53) MGMT - Little Dark Age [2017]
92 (66) Tirzah - Gladly
93 () Tierra Whack - Hungry Hippo
94 () Rina Sawayama - Cherry
95 (60) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me
96 (61) Neneh Cherry - Kong
97 (57) Iceage - Catch It
98 (65) Sufjan Stevens - Mystery Of Love [2017]
99 (91) Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid
100 (59) Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman
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Post by Nick » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:25 pm

“I Like It” only has 58% of the acclaim that “This Is America” does, meaning Gambino’s song might just be one of the most dominant SOTYs in recent memory. A top 200 placement looks inevitable, and even as someone who really likes the song, that frankly seems ridiculous.

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Post by Henrik » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:32 pm

Nick wrote:“I Like It” only has 58% of the acclaim that “This Is America” does, meaning Gambino’s song might just be one of the most dominant SOTYs in recent memory. A top 200 placement looks inevitable, and even as someone who really likes the song, that frankly seems ridiculous.
Especially since ”Redbone” is only #2899 and “Me and Your Mama” isn’t even in the top 10,000. :(

Thankfully we are near the end of the decade, which presumably will adjust things a bit.
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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:09 pm

Can't believe that "5 Dollars" is getting any acclaim at all - it's one of the least good songs on Chris. How on Earth is "Doesn't Matter" not lapping the field from that album?!

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Post by JohnnyBGoode » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Thanks Henrik. #21 Lucy Dacus "Night Shift" came out end of 2017. Made my list last year, but will be higher this year.

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 pm

JohnnyBGoode wrote:#21 Lucy Dacus "Night Shift" came out end of 2017.
Hooray! Sheck Wes has been defeated!
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Post by Jackson » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:37 pm

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Moonbeam wrote:Can't believe that "5 Dollars" is getting any acclaim at all - it's one of the least good songs on Chris. How on Earth is "Doesn't Matter" not lapping the field from that album?!
I thought Doesn't Matter would be the most acclaimed track too--it's certainly the catchiest! Maybe it'll be an AMF favorite.

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Post by Future Critic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:39 pm

The biggest surprise for me so far is how poorly Maggie Rogers is fairing. I thought "Light On" would be top 50 for sure.

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Post by Jackson » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:45 pm

22 (31) Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)

I am becoming obsessed with this song. I had never heard of it a week ago and now it's showing up seemingly on every list.

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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:57 pm

For what it’s worth, I kinda like Sheck Wes.
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Post by TVFan365 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:07 am

StevieFan13 wrote:For what it’s worth, I kinda like Sheck Wes.
Me too.

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Post by Romain » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:38 am

StevieFan13 wrote:For what it’s worth, I kinda like Sheck Wes.

Indeed, if I find half of these songs atrocious, Sheck Wes is far from being bad compared to some of the top 20 songs.

And as in previous years, worse, I not only know almost no songs, but I don't know many of these artists.

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Post by Henrik » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:34 am

Additional sources

USA: American Songwriter, Flood, Rolling Stone
UK: Crack
Germany: MusikExpress
Mexico: MeHaceRuido (International)


Current top 100

1 (1) Childish Gambino - This Is America
2 (3) Ariana Grande - thank u, next
3 (2) Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin - I Like It
4 (4) Robyn - Honey
5 (5) Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
6 (7) Robyn - Missing U
7 (8) Travis Scott feat. Drake - Sicko Mode
8 (10) Drake - Nice for What
9 (6) boygenius - Me & My Dog
10 (9) Mitski - Nobody
11 (17) Snail Mail - Pristine
12 (11) The 1975 - Love It If We Made It
13 (14) Rosalía - Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)
14 (12) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
15 (13) Lana Del Rey - Venice Bitch
16 (16) Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
17 (19) The Carters - APESHIT
18 (15) Kacey Musgraves - High Horse
19 (22) Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
20 (30) Christine and the Queens feat. Dam-Funk - Girlfriend
21 (33) Arctic Monkeys - Four Out of Five
22 (21) Lucy Dacus - Night Shift [2017]
23 (37) Drake - In My Feelings
24 (18) Mitski - Geyser
25 (20) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
26 (28) IDLES - Danny Nedelko
27 (32) Blood Orange - Charcoal Baby
28 (31) Pusha T - If You Know You Know
29 (29) DJ Koze - Pick Up
30 (23) Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
31 (25) Amen Dunes - Believe
32 (24) Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
33 (45) Kali Uchis feat. Tyler, the Creator & Bootsy Collins - After the Storm
34 (26) Troye Sivan - My My My!
35 (27) Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
36 (38) Jay Rock with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake - King's Dead
37 (34) Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
38 (44) Thom Yorke - Suspirium
39 (36) Yves Tumor - Noid
40 (35) Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me
41 (62) Janelle Monáe feat. Grimes - Pynk
42 (39) Pusha T - The Story of Adidon
43 (56) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
44 (60) Unknown T - Homerton B
45 (48) Lizzo - Boys
46 (50) Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba [2017]
47 (40) Ella Mai - Boo'd Up
48 (41) Kanye West feat. 070 Shake - Ghost Town
49 (43) Empress Of - When I'm with Him
50 (51) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Middle America
51 (70) Young Fathers - In My View
52 (42) Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
53 (52) King Princess - 1950
54 (46) Amen Dunes - Miki Dora 
55 (47) Lil Uzi Vert - New Patek
56 (54) SOPHIE - Immaterial
57 (49) Snail Mail - Heat Wave
58 () U.S. Girls - Rosebud
59 (53) Valee feat. Jeremih - Womp Womp
60 (73) Aphex Twin - T69 Collapse
61 (55) Azealia Banks - Anna Wintour
62 (76) Vince Staples - FUN!
63 (57) Westerman - Confirmation
64 () SOPHIE - Faceshopping
65 (58) Leon Bridges - Bad Bad News
66 (59) Doja Cat - Mooo!
67 (87) Lana Del Rey - Mariners Apartment Complex
68 (100) Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman
69 () IDLES - Colossus
70 (81) Rosalía - Pienso En Tu Mirá (Cap.3: Celos)
71 (61) Shame - One Rizla [2017]
72 (63) boygenius - Bite the Hand 
73 (66) Ariana Grande - god is a woman
74 (67) Father John Misty - Hangout at the Gallows
75 (64) Rae Sremmurd feat. Juicy J - Powerglide
76 (65) Noname - Blaxploitation
77 (68) BlocBoy JB feat. Drake - Look Alive
78 (69) serpentwithfeet - Bless ur heart
79 (72) SOPHIE - Is It Cold in the Water?
80 (71) Florence + The Machine - Hunger
81 () Julia Holter - I Shall Love 2
82 (77) Christine and the Queens - 5 dollars
83 () Cardi B feat. SZA - I Do 
84 (74) MorMor - Heaven's Only Wishful
85 () Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy
86 () Octavian - Hands
87 () Young Thug Feat. Elton John - High
88 (75) Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - The Middle
89 (80) MGMT - Me & Michael 
90 () The Good, the Bad & the Queen - Merrie Land
91 () Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
92 () Beach House - Lemon Glow
93 () Camila Cabello - Never Be the Same [2017]
94 () Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hunnybee
95 (78) Tirzah - Holding On
96 (79) St. Vincent - Fast Slow Disco
97 () Yves Tumor - Lifetime
98 () Lil Baby x Gunna - Drip Too Hard
99 () Tocotronic - Electric Guitar
100 (83) Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Harriet Tubman
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Post by Bruno » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:36 am

Thanks, Henrik!

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Post by bootsy » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:10 am

Still amazed at thank u, next.

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Post by discord » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:52 pm

I can't believe how lacklustre the top 10 is. I made a playlist and not really impressed with any of them. Only one song in the top 10 uses a real drummer. They're mostly rnb or hiphop. I don't mind the Mitski and Travis Scott tracks. And maybe the Drake one. Political music bores the hell out of me so the number one track leaves me cold.
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Post by Jackson » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:23 pm

bootsy wrote:Still amazed at thank u, next.
The divergence with No Tears Left to Cry over the last few updates has been really surprising. It's hard to think of a song that has benefited more from timing, with Thank U, Next being released right at the beginning of EOY list rollout, going immediately to #1 in the U.S., and staying there for the last several weeks.

I'm most surprised at Honey. That song just does not stand out to me at all from the others on the Robyn album. It's no Dancing on My Own, but it'll probably end up higher than that track.

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Post by andyd1010 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:09 pm

Jackson wrote:
bootsy wrote:Still amazed at thank u, next.
The divergence with No Tears Left to Cry over the last few updates has been really surprising. It's hard to think of a song that has benefited more from timing, with Thank U, Next being released right at the beginning of EOY list rollout, going immediately to #1 in the U.S., and staying there for the last several weeks.

I'm most surprised at Honey. That song just does not stand out to me at all from the others on the Robyn album. It's no Dancing on My Own, but it'll probably end up higher than that track.
When I listened through the initial top 50 Henrik posted, thank u, next instantly stood out to me as the best song, and I didn't realize it was a No. 1 hit until this post, or that it just came out. I do love No Tears Left to Cry too though. Those are definitely my two favorite songs of hers.

After the last two updates, the song that stands out the most is King Princess - 1950. Sifting through dozens of trap songs I can't connect with to get to that one was well worth it.

At first, my top 5 most played songs this year were all absent from the list. At least Fast Slow Disco is in there now (barely), but I'm disappointed these ones aren't even in the top 500.

Father John Misty - Please Don't Die
First Aid Kit - Fireworks
Janelle Monae - Americans
U.S. Girls - Pearly Gates

I'm surprised that Americans isn't getting any recognition. A catchy, politically charged anthem on one of the biggest albums of the year. I don't understand that one.

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Post by charliepanayi » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:13 pm

Sorry, there's only room for one politically charged song in lists and it's This is America!

Also Americans is one of the weaker tracks on Dirty Computer.

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Post by discord » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:57 pm

Songs not on the list that should be:

Audiobooks - Friends in the Bubble Bath
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes a Mom (or any of a number of tracks from her album)

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Post by discord » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Jackson wrote: I'm most surprised at Honey. That song just does not stand out to me at all from the others on the Robyn album. It's no Dancing on My Own, but it'll probably end up higher than that track.
Totally agree about Honey. In fact the whole Robyn album seems a bit over-rated to me, but Honey doesn't stand out at all. What are all those music critics seeing in it?

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Post by Henrik » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:20 pm

discord wrote:
Jackson wrote: I'm most surprised at Honey. That song just does not stand out to me at all from the others on the Robyn album. It's no Dancing on My Own, but it'll probably end up higher than that track.
Totally agree about Honey. In fact the whole Robyn album seems a bit over-rated to me, but Honey doesn't stand out at all. What are all those music critics seeing in it?
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