MIXTAPE - The 30 Songs I Digged Most In 2018

Here is a mixtape of The 30 Songs I Digged Most In 2018.

Although these songs are scattered across indie, alternative, country, funk, electronica, soul, and dance, they all are rooted in outstanding songwriting, performance, and vibe.  In forming this mix, I tried to frame each song so that it can be fully appreciated as a stand-alone composition, while also attempting to create a mix that is listenable and offers an overarching sense of the year in music.

It is sad and beautiful.  It also has a fair amount of groove.  I hope you dig it.

Here is the playlist (note: the numbers next to the band name indicate where each song ranked on my "best of the year" listing):

Knocking' On Your Screen Door by John Prine (5)

Soul No. 5 by Caroline Rose (8)

Evan Finds The Third Room by Khruangbin (22)

Hands On You by Ashley Monroe (9)

Where We Are by Curtis Harding (12)

Love You So Bad by Ezra Furman (7)

Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe (15)

We Got To Celebrate by Babert (25)

The Hype by Shopping (24)

Walking With A Killer by The Breeders (23)

Sloane Ranger by The Essex Green (18)

Tenderness by Parquet Courts (13)

Count To Five by Rhye (10)

Neon Moon by Cigarettes After Sex (29)

Bad Bad News by Leon Bridges (2)

How To Socialize & Make Friends by Camp Cope (14)

Sing To Me Candy by Papercuts (21)

Walking To Oman's by Fraser A. Gorman (17)

Dark Days (Revisited) by Art d'Ecco (27)

Hunnybee by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (28)

Love Of Mine by Bardo Martinez (30)

Like Sugar by Chaka Khan (4)

Let's Dance by Spiritualized (19)

Here I Am (I Am Alive) by Bonny Doon (16)

Fireworks by First Aid Kit (1)

What's Chasing You by Marlon Williams (11)

Cheap Date by Caitlyn Smith (20)

Near by Deafheaven (6)

Friction by Shame (26)

Danny Nedelko by IDLES (3)

Click Here to read my blog post on The 30 Songs I Digged Most In 2018.

In addition, here are my The 30 Songs I Digged Most mixes from 2016 and 2017: