Best Songs of 2018

1 Proper Home Mastersystem
2 The Fool, Pt. 1 (Get it Got it Good) Shad
3 Sound the People (feat. Heems) Red Baraat
4 This Is America Childish Gambino
5 Love Paul Simon
6 Slow Disco (Piano Version) St. Vincent
7 I’ll Make You Sorry Screaming Females
8 Delta Mumford & Sons
9 Everybody Wants to Be Famous Superorganism
10 Make Me Feel Janelle Monáe
11 Hold Out Your Hand Brandi Carlile
12 We, the Drowned Lisa Hannigan & The Colorist Orchestra
13 Favourite Pillow Queens
14 Breadwinner Everything Everything
15 9th vs. Thought Black Thought
16 Thingamajig Miya Folick
17 Generator Turnstile
18 Gold Rush Death Cab for Cutie
19 Tearglass (Lone Shark) Koda
20 Light Work Prof
21 Bomb Thrown CZARFACE & MF Doom
22 Real Nega JPEGMAFIA
23 Mr. Tillman Father John Misty
24 Curse of the Contemporary Laura Marling, LUMP & Mike Lindsay
25 The Reason They Hate Me Daughters
26 Arrest the President Ice Cube
27 6 Summers Anderson .Paak
28 Me and My Friends James Vincent McMorrow
29 Geyser Mitski
30 Gravedigger’s Chant Zeal & Ardor
31 Never Ever Lord Huron
32 Funeral Singers (feat. Collections of Colonies of Bees) Sylvan Esso
33 Music Is Worth Living For Andrew W.K.
34 When the Lights Come On They Might Be Giants
35 New Birth in New England Phosphorescent
36 Television IDLES
37 Empiricist Typhoon
38 Eye Restorations
39 Bad Bad News Leon Bridges
40 Numb Meg Myers
41 whisper serpentwithfeet
42 Dust on Trial Shame
43 Wu Tang Forever (feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, U-God, Masta Killa & GZA) Logic
44 Oscar Wilde The Cat Empire
45 Mountains (feat. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth) LSD
46 Darkhorse Emma Ruth Rundle
47 Moment’s Silence (Common Tongue) Hozier
48 In My View Young Fathers
49 Roll Call Leikeli47
50 FUN! Vince Staples
51 Suspirium Thom Yorke
52 If You Know You Know Pusha T
53 Beating My Head Against a Wall Jeff Rosenstock
54 Eternity Benjamin Clementine
55 Elevate (feat. Denzel Curry, YBN Cordae, SwaVay & Trevor Rich) DJ Khalil
56 Gotta Live It Sunny War
57 Shotgun George Ezra
58 Salt In the Wound boygenius
59 Rats Ghost
60 Slow Joke Grin Laura Gibson
61 Found My Feet Jafaris
62 On My Way Jain
63 Trouble in Paradise Girl Talk & Erick the Architect
64 Hose Down (Paten Locke Mix) The Perceptionists
65 Big God Florence + The Machine
66 In Your Face Cat Power
67 This Is Not That Joan Armatrading
68 Thread David Bazan
69 Renegade Northern Faces
70 Go Loving The Joy Formidable
71 Creep Goat Girl
72 Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up Ibeyi
73 Art of Doubt Metric
74 Every Day Is a Miracle David Byrne
75 Unlicensed Guidance Counselor Drug Church
76 Enemies Multiply The Silent Comedy
77 Little New Bern The War and Treaty
78 Jonylah Forever Lupe Fiasco
79 I’m Still Here Sia
80 Nobody’s Biz Four Fists, P.O.S & Astronautalis
81 The Hamilton Polka Weird Al Yankovic
82 Boys Lizzo
83 For Robin Slothrust
84 Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) Lily Allen
85 Klutz Aesop Rock
86 Right Now (feat. Syd) Dirty Projectors
87 Stomp Rappers (feat. Celph Titled & M.O.P.) Apathy
88 Nameless, Faceless Courtney Barnett
89 Supercut (El-P Remix) [feat. Run The Jewels] Lorde
90 Be More Kind Frank Turner
91 Karaoke (feat. Lizzo) Big Freedia
92 Once in a Lifetime Angélique Kidjo
93 El Espanto Balún
94 Velvet 4 Sale U.S. Girls
95 Hymnostic Big Red Machine
96 Over and Over and Over Jack White
97 Four out of Five Arctic Monkeys
98 Self-Help Tomberlin
99 What Hurts Worse Iron & Wine
100 Guess Again Plan B
101 Where Do I Begin Aisha Burns
102 Connected (Yours Forever) [Radio Edit] Kate Brady
103 Cassius (Excellency) [feat. DJ Money] Wale
104 Spress Theyself Nate Smith
105 Feel the Love (feat. Pusha T) KIDS SEE GHOSTS
106 She Dave Matthews Band
107 My Backwards Walk The Ballroom Thieves
108 Your Ghost The Decemberists
109 White Noise My Brightest Diamond
110 Fight the Power Brownout
113 Yolk in the Fur Wild Pink
114 The Boy Shannon & The Clams
115 Hourglass A Perfect Circle
116 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (electric lady sessions) LCD Soundsystem
117 Music for the Long Emergency POLIÇA & s t a r g a z e
118 Children Chastity
119 Tell My Lover Kathryn Joseph
120 You Worry Me Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
121 Twin Peaks Saint Sister
122 Blue Rose Amen Dunes
123 Let’s Go (The Royal We) Run The Jewels
124 Play Dave Grohl
125 Je vous trouve un charme fou, pt. 2 (feat. Gaetan Roussel) Hoshi
126 Zodiac Killah feat. Method Man DJ Nu-Mark
127 Giovanni Jamila Woods
128 Fireworks First Aid Kit
129 Arbour Anna Mieke
130 Give My Body Back The Low Anthem
131 Look Back (feat. DRAM) Diplo
132 Paralytic Flow Failure
133 Always Ascending Franz Ferdinand
134 I Can’t Quit The Vaccines
135 Surrender Wintersleep
136 Poor Sucker Low
137 Blaxploitation Noname
138 Let It Begin Say Sue Me
139 Could It Be Black Milk
140 Don’t Need the Real Thing Kandace Springs
141 Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (feat. Miley Cyrus) Mark Ronson
142 Nont For Sale Sudan Archives
143 I Know How to Speak Manchester Orchestra
144 S**t Mirror Nine Inch Nails
145 She Said (feat. Obongjayar & Kamasi Washington) Everything Is Recorded
146 Make It Forever George Clanton
147 Comeback Kid Sharon Van Etten
148 Slow Rise II Sun June
149 Licking an Orchid (feat. James K) Yves Tumor
150 Shiggy Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
151 Espionage Preoccupations
152 Future Me Hates Me The Beths
153 Caterpillar (feat. Eminem, King Green) Royce da 5’9″
154 Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) Maribou State
155 Velvet Noose Thunderpussy
156 Sakomawit Jeremy Dutcher
157 All The Stars Kendrick Lamar, SZA
158 Powder Cocaine (feat. Slug & Catero) Evidence
159 I Like It Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
160 Miles Away Josh Ritter
161 Soul Reunion Paul White
162 Hi-Fi Television together PANGEA
163 Solara Smashing Pumpkins
164 Saigon Velour (feat. Snoop Dogg & E-40) Ghostface Killah
165 Thank You Dave East
166 Rank & File Moses Sumney
167 Fall Eminem
168 symbol Adrianne Lenker
169 QUEENS The Blaze
170 How It Is Okkervil River
171 Ghost Town (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR) Kanye West
172 Deadcrush (feat. Danny Brown) [Alchemist x Trooko Version] alt-J
173 BLACK BALLOONS l 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (feat. Twelve’len & GoldLink) Denzel Curry
174 I’ve Been Thinking of St. Louis Ogikubo Station
175 Cold Editors
176 Ya! Redman
177 Try as I Might The Pineapple Thief
178 The Instrument Wye Oak
179 Easy (Baths Remix) WHY?
180 We Appreciate Power (feat. HANA) Grimes
181 Game to Lose I’m With Her
182 Not Abel Hop Along
183 Heat of the Summer Young the Giant
184 Heavy Birdtalker
185 Aquatic Son Lux
186 Just a Stranger (feat. Steve Lacy) Kali Uchis
187 Expensive Genes Phonte
188 A Trick of the Light Villagers
189 Black Sheep MILCK
190 Disconnect Basement
191 Summer’s End John Prine
192 The Flowers Beneath Your Feet Laura Carbone & The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
193 Baby Luv Nilüfer Yanya
194 The Last Great Washington State Damien Jurado
195 the light is coming (feat. Nicki Minaj) Ariana Grande
196 I Know What It’s Like Jeff Tweedy
197 Soil Trace Mountains
198 About You G Flip
199 A Power Governments Cannot Suppress Vinnie Paz
200 Burnout Fugue Alexandra Stréliski
201 Lux Prima Karen O & Danger Mouse
202 Can’t Get Enough GRiZ
203 Old Dead Young Broken Social Scene
204 Aftermath Rolo Tomassi
205 Wolf Totem The Hu
206 Your Dog Soccer Mommy
207 1985 (Intro to “The Fall Off”) J. Cole
208 Old N****s YBN Cordae
209 Touch in Mine (Fingers) Esperanza Spalding
210 Toulouse the Kisser Paddy Hanna
211 Everything Connected Jon Hopkins
212 Head Down Our Lady Peace
213 Keep It Out Half Waif
214 Warlord Cypress Hill
215 Anitra’s Basement Tapes (feat. Tune-Yards & Jolie Holland) The Coup
216 Sinful Rhye
217 Dark Stone Holy Fawn
218 Busted Stuff Ryley Walker
219 Blame Fire Petite Noir
220 Major System Error Marmozets
221 This Old House Is All I Have Against All Logic
222 You Let My Tyres Down Tropical Fuck Storm
223 Morning Light (feat. Alicia Keys) Justin Timberlake
224 Take the Wheel (Kobina Remix) Daithi
225 Life Saba
226 The Profane Rights of Man Bad Religion
227 Joy Know Self & The Gift of Gab
228 Nice For What Drake
229 Too Real FONTAINES D.C.
230 Pain Killer (feat. Sky Ferreira) Iceage
231 Nasa St. Paul & The Broken Bones
232 Episode 2 – Eastside (feat. Intell & Snoop Dogg) Method Man
233 Bear Witness IV Dr. Octagon
234 Now Only Mount Eerie
235 Cute Thing Car Seat Headrest
236 From Now On Zac Brown Band
237 Wheel of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal) Protomartyr
238 What a Bam Bam Amara La Negra
239 Black Moon Rising Black Pumas
240 Car Alarm Too Many Zooz
241 MASS GRAVE HEALTH & Soccer Mommy
242 Roadrunner (feat. Leikeli47) Tom Morello
243 Miss Her (feat. Awon) Proleter
244 Come All You Coal Miners / Take Me to Harlan Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
245 Brooklyn Angel Haze
246 Cops Shot the Kid (feat. Kanye West) Nas
247 Get It (feat. Missy Elliott & Kelly Rowland) Busta Rhymes
248 For You Too Yo La Tengo
249 Clouded Yellow (David Harrington Remix) Kronos Quartet & David Harrington
250 Everybody Loves You SOAK
251 Light Day T.I.
252 Pyramid of Bones The Voidz
253 The Echo of the World Cloud Nothings
254 The Bug Collector Haley Heynderickx
255 lovely Billie Eilish & Khalid
256 Farewell Transmission Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee
257 Arisen My Senses (Kelly Lee Owens Remix) Björk
258 Treasure Island Azealia Banks
259 For the Lonely Ones Lucero
260 I’m Your Man Spiritualized
261 Spark Niklas Paschburg
262 Come On to Me Paul McCartney
263 One of Us Everlast
264 Chun-Li Nicki Minaj
265 Salvation Tash Sultana
266 Silhouettes American Football
267 Company Man Arkells
268 Bask The Republic of Wolves
269 Under My Skin Briston Maroney
270 Grand Scheme Erin Rae
271 Survival Colin Self
272 Knife Fangclub
273 Hades Ladies Electric Six
274 Mainland Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
275 Cuffin’ Season Jericho Jackson
276 Home Alone Titus Andronicus
277 Electric City Eric Tingstad
278 That Thing Parrad
279 Peacock (feat. Dane Orr) Jean Grae & Quelle Chris
280 You Want It, I Got It (feat. Hymnal) Cut Chemist
281 God Is the Greatest Murs
282 Never Gonna Die Pennywise
283 Crazy (feat. PnB Rock) 50 Cent
284 Archangel’s Thunderbird The Breeders
285 Smoke and Mirrors Turin Brakes
286 ES Tales Jay Rock
287 Indie Academy Canshaker Pi
288 All Day Midnight Monster Magnet
289 Black Garlic (feat. Billy Woods & Elucid) Armand Hammer
290 Kong Neneh Cherry
291 Dodge Your Destiny Nonpoint
292 inconsist Ólafur Arnalds
293 Not For Me Michael Christmas
294 I Remember It Well Matt Costa
295 Hot Pink Let’s Eat Grandma
296 Ain essouda (feat. Cheb Hassen Tej) Ammar 808
297 Midnight Starring (feat. DJ Tira, Busiswa & Moonchild Sanelly) [Mixed] DJ Maphorisa
298 TAKE US INTO SPACE Tenacious D
299 The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra Anna von Hausswolff
300 Timefighter Lucy Dacus
301 Heaven’s Got a Back Door Dead Sara
302 Rose in Harlem Teyana Taylor
303 Honeycomb Deafheaven
304 Piranhas (feat. Wu-Tang Clan) Forever M.C. & It’s Different
305 Liquid Days Anthony Roth Costanzo, Jonathan Cohen & Les Violons du Roy
306 Human Kitt Philippa
307 Invisible Alice Bag
308 Come Back Freeway
309 Lemon to a Knife Fight The Wombats
310 Lucky 88 Speedy Ortiz
311 Sunflower Seeds (feat. Novel & Summer of ’96) PRhyme
312 Hell Or High Water Passenger
313 Pressure Flasher
314 Come Over The Internet
315 Boom Goes the Cannon… Mobb Deep
316 …There Andy Mineo
317 Indians Never Die Black Belt Eagle Scout
318 Dive Beach House
319 Little Dark Age MGMT
320 Share a Pillow Field Music
321 Are You Gonna Go My Way (feat. Lenny Kravitz & Wynton Marsalis) Wynton Marsalis Septet
322 Do It Like This Daphne Willis
323 T69 Collapse Aphex Twin
324 May Your Kindness Remain Courtney Marie Andrews
325 Everyone Jonathan Davis
326 As Black As Blood Is Blue Ray LaMontagne
327 Holding On Tirzah
328 Tic Tac Toe Django Django
329 Specificity Atmosphere
330 Waters of Nazareth x We Are your Friends x Phantom 2 (WWW) Justice
331 Maria También Khruangbin
332 Go To Town Doja Cat
333 Let It All Work Out Lil Wayne
334 Microwave Me (Instrumental) RJD2
335 OKRA Tyler, The Creator
336 Mambo Rapidito Orquesta Akokán
337 There You Have It REASON
338 Pirates of the Caribbean 2CELLOS
339 Careless Blawan
340 2 Legit Freddie Gibbs
341 Mere Anarchy Moby
342 Dunno Mac Miller
343 Mantra (feat. Brandee Younger, Tomeka Reid, Dezron Douglas, Joel Ross) Makaya McCraven
344 Godbody, Pt. 2 (feat. RZA) Joey Purp
345 Street Fighter Mas Kamasi Washington
346 KIll Em Zeds Dead, 1000volts, Redman & Jayceeoh
347 A Forest Ibibio Sound Machine
348 Flicker & Shine Old Crow Medicine Show
349 Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B] Bruno Mars
350 Blueshead Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier & Eric Harland
351 After the Music Is Over The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
352 Mile High B-Real
353 Home In the Dark Kaada
354 Make Time 4 Love The Goon Sax
355 Don’t Give In Snow Patrol
356 Mi Gente J Balvin & Willy William
357 Gamar 47Soul
358 Bundy & Sincere Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
359 Volver a los 17 Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider
360 Hypnic Jerks The Spirit Of The Beehive
361 All In My Head Matt and Kim
362 Skibbereen Shilelagh Law
363 Reds & Blues Stone Temple Pilots
364 The Joke Brandi Carlile