If you haven’t read Part 1
and Part 2
of this list, check them out for the full countdown before continuing.
And Now… The Top Five Songs of 2018!
2. “Black Willow” :: Loma
1. “No Going Back” :: Yuno
Favorite Songs by Year, 1973-2017
It’s the time of the year to list my favorite albums! What follows are my ten favorite albums listed in alphabetical order by the artists. Links in the album title go to my full review of the album.
Check out my lists of favorite albums from 2014, 2016, and 2017 as well.
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa by Jeremy Dutcher
Sugar & Spice by Hatchie
Remain in Light by Angélique Kidjo
Acrylic by Leikeli47
Roza Cruz by La Mecánica Popular
Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
Orquesta Akokán by Orquesta Akokán
Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers
Album: Cocoa Sugar
Artist: Young Fathers
Release Date: March 9, 2018
- Fee Fi
- In My View
Critics call the music of the Scottish trio Young Fathers genre-defying, or that Young Fathers are their own genre, and I’ve seen the music of Cocoa Sugar described as art-rap or rap deconstruction. Whatever you call it, Cocoa Sugar is an excellent collection of dense, lo-fi, rock/rap/electronic folk music. Take a listen and discover it for yourself.
Young Fathers, the Scottish hip-hop trio from Edinburgh, make a return appearance to Song of the Week with their new single “Shame.”
I found it difficult to select just 10 songs I love from 2014. So, I didn’t and instead I’ve compiled a list of 20 fantastic tracks of the past year. And I could add more. The songs are listed below, alphabetically by title.
For previous year-end lists of previous years check out my lists for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
I’ve featured many of this songs in my Song of the Week posts this year. If you see a link from a song title it will take you back to the Song of the Week post for that song.
“Archie, Marry Me” – Alvvays
“Beneath the Brine” – The Family Crest
“Chaghaybou” – Tinariwen
“Coffee” – Sylvan Esso
“Discourse My New Romance” – Shinedoe
“Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)” – Ages and Ages
“Don’t Wait” – Mapei
“Don’t Wanna Lose” – Ex Hex
“Elon Matana” – Clap! Clap!
“FUNKNROLL” – Prince
“Go Away” – Weezer
“Good Mistake” – Mr. Little Jeans
“Grotto Beat” – Don Flemons
“The Liar” – Fennesz
“Low” – Young Fathers
“92nd Street” – Kris Delmhorst
“Ohun Aiye” – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
“Quartz” – TV on the Radio
“True Trans Soul Rebel” – Against Me!
“Disco // very” – Warpaint
Young Fathers is a hip-hop trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Their sound is described as psychedelic with comparisons to De La Soul (which is a good group to compared to imo), but I found their sound unique with classic soul and electronic sounds strengthening the mix. Check out “Low” below, the track brought to my attention by the most recent episode of All Songs Considered.
If you have a new sound you’d like to share, let me know below in the comments.