Songs Of The Year: 2018
In a messy and complicated time, we had a generous bounty of tracks to match our shifting moods. From an excess of favorites, these are the best songs of the year.
Rosebud / U.S. Girls
Best exploratory surgery on yourself.
Giovanni / Jamila Woods
Best example of making it look easy.
Having Been Is No Way To Be / Jeff Tweedy
Best rambling guilty conscience.
Heat Wave / Snail Mail
Best simple summer daydreaming.
La Di Da / The Internet
Best invitation to the dance floor.
This Is America / Childish Gambino
Best perpetual think-piece generator.
Mexico / Emma Louise
Best anthem to running away with yourself.
Is It Cold in the Water / SOPHIE
Best colors you’ve never seen before.
Ghost Town / Kanye West
Best famous last words.
Need A Little Time / Courtney Barnett
Best crippling fear of being.
Nappy Wonder / Blood Orange
Best channeling of personal liberation.
Thanks 4 Nothing / Nilüfer Yanya
Best closing credits sequence.
STOP TRYING TO BE GOD / Travis Scott
Best mesmerizing collective soundscape.
Souvenir / boygenius
Best worst gift you ever gave.
Sober to Death / Car Seat Headrest
Best generosity of unconditional surrender.
Girlfriend (feat. Dâm-Funk) / Christine and the Queens
Best sledgehammer to gender roles.
Make Me Feel / Janelle Monáe
Best unstoppable force of self-love.
Rank & File / Moses Sumney
Best transformative work of art.
Nobody / Mitski
Best message in a bottle to yourself.
Night Shift / Lucy Dacus
Best song of the year.