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Best Of 2018: Albums & Songs, Nick

If 2017 was represented by bitter anger and shocking sadness, 2018 was the awareness and action that follows. It was a year filled with celebrations of different cultures, the power and wisdom of women, and the acknowledgement of mental health issues. As usual, the world of music was a direct reflection of these mile markers.

We saw a woman dominate country music, a hip-hop poet write one of the best soundtracks ever made (to a groundbreaking cultural film), and emo music surge into another wave. 2017 sucked but 2018 was a glimpse of hope.

It was a reminder that we are powerful. Each of of us is powerful.

Albums

Songs

30.

Album

Holy Smokes
Framework

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Song

Bay Faction
“Are You In The Mood?”

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29.

Album

Dragon Inn 3
Double Line

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Song

Mother Mother
“So Down”

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28.

Album

Beta Radio
Ancient Transition

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Song

Wallows
“Pictures Of Girls”

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27.

Album

The Dirty Projectors
Lamp Lit Prose

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Song

Jay Som
“Pirouette”

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26.

Album

Post Malone
beerbongs & bentleys

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Song

William Fitzsimmons
“Second Hand Smoke”

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25.

Album

Ball Park Music
Good Mood

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Song

Guster
“Don’t Go”

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24.

Album

Jeff Rosenstock
POST-

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Song

Between Mountains
“Into The Dark”

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23.

Album

Mastersystem
Dance Music

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Song

Jade Bird
“Lottery”

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22.

Album

Alex Schaaf
Waves

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Song

The Wombats
“Turn”

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21.

Album

McCafferty
Yarn

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Song

Young The Giant
“Superposition”

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20.

Album

Typhoon
Offerings

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Song

Didirri
“I Can’t Get Last Night Out Of My Head”

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19.

Album

Shakey Graves
Can’t Wake Up

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Song

S. Carey
“Rose Petals”

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18.

Album

The Greeting Committee
This Is it

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Song

Superorganism
“Everybody Wants To Be Famous (Spotify Singles)”

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17.

Album

Hussey
Hitchens

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Song

Stay Outside
“All The Way Down”

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16.

Album

Brian Fallon
Sleepwalkers

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Song

DON BROCO
“Come Out To LA”

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15.

Album

Trophy Eyes
The American Dream

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Song

Samia
“21”

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14.

Album

Pinegrove
Skylight

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Song

Richard Edwards
“Minefield”

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13.

Album

First Aid Kit
Ruins

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Song

The Districts
“Nighttime Girls”

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12.

Album

Super American
Tequila Sunrise

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Song

Hop Along
“How Simple”

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11.

Album

The Decemberists
I’ll Be Your Girl

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Song

Darlingside
“Singularity”

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10.

Album

Foxing
Nearer My God

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Song

Hobo Johnson
“Peach Scone”

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09.

Album

Bad Moves
Tell No One

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Song

Say Hi
“Every Gauge Is On Empty”

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08.

Album

Brandi Carlile
By The Way I Forgive You

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Song

Oso Oso
“gb/ol h/nf /”

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07.

Album

Soccer Mommy
Clean

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Song

Twin Peaks
“Tossing Tears”

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06.

Album

Liza Anne
Fine But Dying

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Song

Bayside
“It Don’t Exist”

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05.

Album

Frankie Cosmos
Vessel

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Song

Geographer
“So Low”

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04.

Album

Tiny Moving Parts
Swell

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Song

Manchester Orchestra
“I Know How To Speak”

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03.

Album

Young Fathers
Cocoa Sugar

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Song

Childish Gambino
“This Is America”

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02.

Album

Valley Maker
Rhododendron

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Song

Kacey Musgraves
“Slow Burn”

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01.

Album

Kendrick Lamar Ft. Various Artists
Black Panther The Album, Music From And Inspired By

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Song

Half Waif
“Lavender Burning”

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