[new playlist] 2018 in Music by tylerscruggs.com

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2018 will be a year I'll always remember; whether by its tumultuous, apocalyptic trajectory or by an "On This Day" notification.

Either way, this is the music we made of it, IMO.

Some notes about this playlist:

  • I included all 11 Billboard Hot 100 songs in it, because they’re the most likely to live with us forever. We’re all responsible for them, whether they’re great (“This is America”) or downright awful (“Girls Like You”, “Havana”). Ponder them as much as they’re worth to you.

  • I included controversial but popular artists in this because whether we like them or not they’re present in the music we consume. Whether they should be or not is for someone named not-me to decide.

  • These are some of my favorite songs of the year, yes, but they’re also partially chosen for their thematic elements. Death, suicide, and indulgence are at the very least intriguingly present in today’s music. And I think that’s something to ponder.

  • Yes, I included my and some of my friends’ releases this year. Listen to them.

  • This is more or less an accurate window of the range of music I consume. Always open to recommendations. Tweet them at me.

Favorite Albums of 2018

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships by The 1975 |Amazon

A Star is Born Soundtrack by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper |Amazon

Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts, Kanye West & Kid Cudi |Amazon

Ye by Kanye West |Amazon

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monaé |amazon

Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists |amazon

God’s Favorite Customer by Father John Misty |amazon

Keep That Same Energy by Teyana Taylor |amazon

Bloom by Troye Sivan |amazon

Euphorize by CupcakKe |Amazon


Let me know what I missed/didn’t mention in the comments. You know you want to.