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Best Of 2018: Albums & Songs, Savanna

A year can be romanticized in many ways: moments marked by a trip, a lover, an experience, a season of sadness, a moment of bliss. We can romanticize our depression, our heartache, our utmost disappointments. We can travel the world or sink deep into our own minds.

Music is the soundtrack of these experiences; just as I can never unsee my first Fleetwood Mac show (an unforgettable day in October), I can never unhear that new Kanye song for the first time dancing until sunrise at a club in Athens. All of our soundtracks are different, and they impact us each individually. Below are the songs and records that made waves for me this year, waves I’ll still be riding well into 2019.

Albums

Songs

35.

Album

Haley Heynderickx
I Need To Start A Garden

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Song

Cat Power & Lana Del Rey
“Wanderer”

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34.

Album

Natalie Prass
The Future And The Past

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Song

Kanye West & Lil Pump
“I Love It (& Lil Pump)”

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33.

Album

Gorillaz
The Now Now

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Song

Caleb Kopta
“Burning House”

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32.

Album

LANY
Malibu Nights

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Song

John Smith
“Hummingbird”

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31.

Album

The Innocence Mission
Sun On The Square

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Song

ØZWALD
“Technicolour Sky”

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30.

Album

lovelytheband
finding it hard to smile

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Song

Eminem & Joyner Lucas
“Lucky You”

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29.

Album

The Underhill Family Orchestra
Tell Me That You Love Me

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Song

Alysdare
“Marguerite”

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28.

Album

All The Luck In The World
A Blind Arcade

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Song

Elke
“Without The I”

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27.

Album

Marmalakes
Please Don’t Stop

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Song

Angelo De Augustine
“Effervescent Island”

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26.

Album

Lil Peep
Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2

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Song

Off Road Minivan
“Spiral Gaze”

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25.

Album

Henry Green
Shift

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Song

WebsterX
“Feels”

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24.

Album

Lucy Dacus
Historian

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Song

Banfi
“Never Really Cared”

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23.

Album

McCafferty
Yarn

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Song

WORLDS
“Comfort Zones”

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22.

Album

Household
Everything A River Should Be

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Song

As Cities Burn
“2020 AD”

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21.

Album

Hop Along
Bark Your Head Off, Dog

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Song

Fathers
“Solamente”

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20.

Album

Kurt Vile
Bottle It In

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Song

Ex-poets
“Colorguard”

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19.

Album

The Kooks
Let’s Go Sunshine

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Song

Jake Wells & J. Taylor
“Water, Pt. 1”

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18.

Album

Tiny Moving Parts
Swell

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Song

Payge Turner
“Aftermath”

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17.

Album

We Were Promised Jetpacks
The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

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Song

boygenius
“Stay Down”

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16.

Album

The Greeting Committee
This Is It

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Song

Tigran Hamasyan
“Aragatz”

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15.

Album

Fit For A King
Dark Skies

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Song

Interpol
“The Rover”

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14.

Album

Emery
Eve

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Song

Trash Boat
“Old Soul”

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13.

Album

nothing, nowhere.
ruiner

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Song

Xavier Dunn
“Isic Tutor”

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12.

Album

Ssion
O

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Song

Welles
“Lovesong”

On Spotify

11.

Album

Typhoon
Offerings

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Song

DON BROCO
“Come Out To LA”

On Spotify

10.

Album

Calvin Arsenia
Cantaloupe

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Song

Snakehound
“Autumn Driver”

On Spotify

09.

Album

LIMBS
Father’s Son

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Song

Typhoon
“Darker”

On Spotify

08.

Album

Thom Yorke
Suspira Soundtrack

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Song

Francobollo
“Hoo Ha”

On Spotify

07.

Album

Whale Bones
Island Fire

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Song

Migos
“Narcos”

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06.

Album

Ben Howard
Noonday Dream

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Song

Copeland
“Pope”

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05.

Album

Miya Folick
Premonitions

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Song

Angus & Julia Stone
“Youngblood”

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04.

Album

Anne Malin
Fog Area

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Song

Dermot Kennedy
“Couldn’t Tell”

On Spotify

03.

Album

Post Malone
beerbongs & bentleys

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Song

Young Fathers
“In My View”

On Spotify

02.

Album

Welles
Red Trees And White Trashes

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Song

Cigarettes After Sex
“Crush”

On Spotify

01.

Album

Young Fathers
Cocoa Sugar

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Song

Y god Y
“Tired”

On Spotify

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