Even in the face of grown-up formality and legitimacy after signing to Modest Aeroplane Records, and in turn their debut LP How Often Have I Been This Wrong?, Cleveland-based emo revival group Steadyfire persistently glow a refreshing youthful sheen.Read More
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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.
Carly Rae Jepsen has returned with her first single since last year’s “Cut To The Feeling” with plans to release a new full-length early next year, her first since 2015’s cult smash E•MO•TION.
I’m not a music journalist, but I will never not take an opportunity to show my love for Carly Rae Jepsen. Maybe I’ll get into how her music’s affected me someday. It’s a doozy.
Anyway, I love you. Happy Dia De Los Muertos. TTYL.
Click below to purchase E•MO•TION on vinyl over at Amazon. I receive a small commission for whatever you buy through that link, but if you don’t have this record in your collection, you may be part of a Party For One in a bad way.
My new song “Idaho Says Hi” is out now!Read More
It's been a while since I've released a new song, so please be patient with me as I get my sea legs back. This is a song that I felt that, despite it being 'unfinished' and not a fully-produced studio release, needed to be heard now. I at least needed to hear it, and maybe you do too.
So here's me, as raw as can be, singing a song to both you and myself. Here's how to listen to it: