Jan 28, 2019

Best Songs of 2018

My favourite song of 2018 wasn't actually written in 2018. It was written and released in 2011. Car Seat Headrest recorded an album in 'Twin Fantasy' back in 2011. It was a very lo-fi effort that he was never totally happy with. So he decided to go back into the studio and re write and re record everything. The results were immaculate. And one song in particular grabbed me like no other song did in 2018. Famous Prophets (Stars) is an epic journey of beauty and discovery. A sixteen minute trek deep into his heart and soul. Truly magnificent. There is no official video for this song, but I did find a live version recorded at the iconic Cat's Cradle in North Carolina. A worthy number one for me. In a very strong field. Here are my favourite 100 songs of 2018. 

1. Famous Prophets (Stars)-Car Seat Headrest
2. Alta-Ty Segall
3. Not Abel-Hop Along
4. Black Car-Beach House
5. Distortion-Mount Eerie
6. Curse of the I-5 Corridor-Neko Case
7. Ghost Town-Kanye West
8. Night Shift-Lucy Dacus
9. Washing Machine Heart-Mitski
10. Just Dumb Enough to Try-Father John Misty
11. Beach Life--In-Death-Car Seat Headrest
12. Now Only-Mount Eerie
13. How Simple-Hop Along
14. Harvest-Vundabar
15. Bodys-Car Seat Headrest
16. Lemon Glow-Beach House
17. My Lady's on Fire-Ty Segall
18. Zombie Conqueror-Dirty Projectors
19. My Friend-Ty Segall and White Fence
20. Two Slow Dancers-Mitski
21. The Echo of the World-Cloud Nothings
22. Dreamsong-Moonface
23. Gulf-Young Jesus
24. Easy Coming-The Moondoggies
25. Woman-Cat Power
26. Good to Be Alone-Erika Wennerstrom
27. You Left Me With An Ocean-Waxahatchee
28. December 24-Earl Sweatshirt
29. God's Favorite Customer-Father John Misty
30. One Trick Ponies-Kurt Vile
31. Minotaur Forgiving Knossos-Moonface
32. Earth-Mount Eerie
33. Rusalka, Rusalka/Wild Rushes-The Decemberists
34. I'm Bad-Nap Eyes
35. FUN!-Vince Staples
36. Bite the Hand-Boygenius 
37. Good Boy-Ty Segall and White Fence
38. Flies Bump Against the Glass-Oh Sees
39. Dancing and Blood-Low
40. Jasper's Theme-Tony Molina
41. The Games We Play-Pusha T
42. A Pearl-Mitski
43. The Bends-Earl Sweatshirt
44. Isabel-Gold Connections
45. Shiggy-Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
46. 5 Ft. Tall-Ty Segall
47. Match-The Moondoggies
48. How Hard Is It For a Desert to Die-Jeff Tweedy 
49. Talking Straight-Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
50. Hell-On-Neko Case
51. Me & My Dog-Boygenius
52. Tidal-No Age
53. Last Peace-Oh Sees
54. This Is America-Childish Gambino
55. Incidental Boogie-U.S. Girls
56. The Opener-Camp Cope
57. Relay-Vince Staples
58. Timefighter-Lucy Dacus
59. Jo-Haley Heynderickx
60. Bottle It In-Kurt Vile
61. Bell-Young Jesus
62. Look of Love-Hop Along
63. Pristine-Snail Mail
64. Mr Tillman-Father John Misty
65. Dissolution-Cloud Nothings
66. Joanna-Shannen Moser
67. Destroyer-Lala Lala
68. If You Really Love Nothing-Interpol
69. $$$-Vundabar
70. On a Finely Sewn Sleeve-Frog Eyes
71. You Are Here-Yo La Tengo
72. Crass Tattoo-Titus Andronicus
73. Nothing I Can Say-Tony Molina
74. Break-Thru-Dirty Projectors
75. Ancient Names (Part 1)-Lord Huron
76. Make Me a Song-Eleanor Friedberger
77. Icarus-Gold Connections
78. Drunk in LA-Beach House
79. Nowhere2go-Earl Sweatshirt
80. Oracle of the Maritimes-Neko Case
81. The Dream and the Light-Okkervil River
82. Wait by the River-Lord Huron
83. Burn the Stake-Goat Girl
84. No People to Person-Vundabar
85. Idea Man-Frog Eyes
86. Kite-Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
87. Deep Sea-Snail Mail
88. The Red Brick-Jeff Tweedy
89. C-Oh Sees
90. Break Da Law-21 Savage
91. Disarray-Preoccupations
92. The Rover-Interpol
93. A Lamb in the Land of Payday Loans-Efrim Manuel Menuck
94. Rings-Pinegrove
95. The Shell-Lucy Dacus
96. Stay-Cat Power
97. Fly-Low
98. Apeshit-The Carters
99. Middle America-Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
100. Garbage Bin-Tiny Little Houses


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