Saturday, December 1, 2018

2018 Becomes Eclectic: KCRW's Top Albums, Songs, and Artist of the Year

Looking to round out your 2018 playlist? Franklin Avenue will be sharing its "Choice Cuts" list of fave 2018 tunes later this month. In the meantime, here's KCRW's round up of the year's best albums and songs, as chosen by its DJs. Plus, Jason Bentley reveals the year's best new artist. Read on:

KCRW’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

Kamasi Washington - "Heaven and Earth"
Leon Bridges - "Good Thing"
Khruangbin - "Con Todo El Mundo"
Jungle - "For Ever"
Father John Misty - "God’s Favorite Customer"
Rosalía - "El Mal Querer"
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Sex & Food"
Anderson .Paak - "Oxnard"
Tom Misch - "Geography"
Rhye - "Blood"


KCRW’s Top 10 Songs of 2018

Childish Gambino - “This Is America”
Christine and the Queens - “Girlfriend" (feat. Dâm-Funk)
Jonathan Wilson - “Loving You”
Louis Cole - “Things”
Disclosure - “Where Angels Fear To Tread”
Maverick Sabre - “Drifting”
Hozier - “Nina Cried Power" (feat. Mavis Staples)
Amber Mark - “Conexão”
Blonde Redhead - “Where Your Mind Wants To Go" (feat. Ludovico Einaudi)
Channel Tres - “Controller”


Best New Artist - Rosalía

“Her new album El Mal Querer is innovative, authentic, mindful of tradition, assertive in message, and can rival anything in the pop world today.” - KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. As KCRW’s 2018 pick for Best New Artist, Rosalia joins Anderson .Paak, and Tom Misch, who have also received this distinguished KCRW endorsement in recent years.

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