This is a curated list of top music from friends who chose to share. The goal is to discover a few new songs you may have missed and find some new favorites. There wasn’t a strict criteria. Some lists are only of songs that came out this year, and some lists are mixed with any songs the person listened to the most this year. Enjoy.
2018 was a year of transition for me, and if my music is anything to go off, I seem to be taking it in stride. I spent a lot of time listening to music while walking on the beaches of Tybee Island, and driving across the country-twice-while moving to Colorado. I discovered Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett and a genre I like described as slacker rock. It seemed like every time I inquired about a song I liked, Kurt Vile was part of it. The music I listened to this year definitely had a chilloutness about it.
I am adding a secret new category to my list this year-the best created playlist of the year. Before going to Iceland for my brother and sister’s birthday in late February, I put together a playlist of Icelandic bands to check out. The songs really caught on for Lisa and I, and we still listen to it often. My Iceland Playlist.
Top Music Videos of 2018