Ky's Top 100 Of The Year

by ky kasselman

2018 was an incredible year in music. Below, I have shared my top 100 of the year broken up into 50 albums, 25 EPs, and 25 singles that are NOT connected to an album or EP release.

DISCLAIMER: A LOT of music came out this year, and I tried to make this list as educated as possible by listening to as many releases as I possibly could. If you don’t see your favorite album, EP, or single on here, feel free to comment about it as odds are I didn’t get around to listening to it! Or you can message me on my social medias (_kysthelimit_).


Albums:

  1. Ella Mai - Ella Mai

    1. Fave Track: Trip

    2. Genre: Pop/R&B

  2. Fine But Dying - Liza Anne

    1. Fave Track: I Love You, But I Need Another Year

    2. Genre: Indie/Singer-Songwriter

  3. Vital - morgxn

    1. Fave Track: carry the weight

    2. Genre: Pop

  4. Iridescence - BROCKHAMPTON

    1. Fave Track: J’OUVERT

    2. Genre: Rap/R&B

  5. Castlecomer - Castlecomer

    1. Fave Track: Move

    2. Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock

  6. Malibu Nights - LANY

    1. Fave Track: Taking Me Back

    2. Genre: Pop

  7. Before The Sun Goes Down - The New Respects

    1. Fave Track: We Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

    2. Genre: Pop/Rock

  8. Love Me / Love Me Not - HONNE

    1. Fave Track: 306

    2. Genre: Alternative

  9. Caer - Twin Shadow

    1. Fave Track: Sympathy

    2. Genre: Alternative

  10. Zac Clark - Zac Clark

    1. Fave Track: Show Me Your Love

    2. Genre: Folk Pop/Singer-Songwriter

  11. Saved - Now, Now

    1. Fave Track: AZ

    2. Genre: Indie

  12. Historian - Lucy Dacus

    1. Fave Track: Nonbeliever

    2. Genre: Indie/Singer-Songwriter

  13. I’m Not Worried Anymore - The WLDLFE

    1. Fave Track: Lacy, Take A Break

    2. Genre: Pop

  14. ALIEN - Morgan Saint

    1. Fave Track: Falling

    2. Genre: Pop

  15. Unusual - Marian Hill

    1. Fave Track: Wish You Would

    2. Genre: Alternative

  16. Origins (Deluxe) - Imagine Dragons

    1. Fave Track: Only

    2. Genre: Rock

  17. finding it hard to smile - lovelytheband

    1. Fave Track: walk from here

    2. Genre: Pop

  18. Voicenotes - Charlie Puth

    1. Fave Track: Somebody Told Me

    2. Genre: Pop

  19. Baby Teeth - Dizzy

    1. Fave Track: Pretty Thing

    2. Genre: Alternative Pop

  20. Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

    1. Fave Track: Crazy, Classic, Life

    2. Genre: Pop/R&B

  21. When My Heart Felt Volcanic - The Aces

    1. Fave Track: Stuck

    2. Genre: Pop/Rock

  22. Sure Sure - Sure Sure

    1. Fave Track: lowlife

    2. Genre: Indie

  23. Vertigo - EDEN

    1. Fave Track: take care

    2. Genre: Indie Alternative

  24. Welcome To The Neighborhood - Boston Manor

    1. Fave Track: Halo

    2. Genre: Rock/Punk

  25. Lost Friends - Middle Kids

    1. Fave Track: Bought It

    2. Genre: Indie

  26. Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

    1. Fave Track: Particular Taste

    2. Genre: Pop

  27. Delta - Mumford & Sons

    1. Fave Track: Woman

    2. Genre: Folk

  28. Trench - twenty one pilots

    1. Fave Track: Morph

    2. Genre: Alternative Rock

  29. I met you when I was 18 - Lauv

    1. Fave Track: Chasing Fire

    2. Genre: Pop

  30. Be The Cowboy - Mitski

    1. Fave Track: Geyser

    2. Genre: Indie Rock

  31. Upside Down Flowers - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    1. Fave Track: Paper Rain

    2. Fave Track: Singer Songwriter/Pop

  32. Bambi - Hippo Campus

    1. Fave Track: Bambi

    2. Genre: Indie

  33. Church of Scars - Bishop Briggs

    1. Fave Track: Tempt My Trouble

    2. Genre: Alternative Rock

  34. Living Proof - State Champs

    1. Fave Track: Time Machine

    2. Genre: Pop Punk

  35. Dare - The Hunna

    1. Fave Track: Babe, Can I Call?

    2. Genre: Rock

  36. Headlights for Eyes - DBMK

    1. Fave Track: Heartscam

    2. Genre: Alternative Pop

  37. Nation of Two - Vance Joy

    1. Fave Track: Saturday Sun

    2. Genre: Pop/Singer Songwriter

  38. Composure - Real Friends

    1. Fave Track: Ripcord

    2. Genre: Rock/Pop Punk

  39. Sunnyland - Mayday Parade

    1. Fave Track: Never Sure

    2. Genre: Pop Punk

  40. Denial In Paradise - courtship.

    1. Fave Track: Sunroof

    2. Genre: Indie Pop

  41. Electric Light - James Bay

    1. Fave Track: Wanderlust

    2. Genre: Rock/Singer Songwriter

  42. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships - The 1975

    1. Fave Track: I Like America and America Likes Me

    2. Genre: Alternative Pop

  43. This Is It - The Greeting Committee

    1. Fave Track: More

    2. Genre: Indie Rock

  44. Mirror Master - Young The Giant

    1. Fave Track: Heat of the Summer

    2. Genre: Rock/Pop

  45. Make It Happen (Deluxe) - John Splithoff

    1. Fave Track: Vices

    2. Genre: Pop/Singer-Songwriter

  46. 7 - Beach House

    1. Fave Track: Pay No Mind

    2. Genre: Indie

  47. Off To The Races - Jukebox The Ghost

    1. Fave Track: Fred Astaire

    2. Genre: Alternative Indie

  48. Blood - Rhye

    1. Fave Track: Song For You

    2. Genre: Indie

  49. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - Arctic Monkeys

    1. Fave Track: American Sports

    2. Genre: Alternative Rock

  50. Man of The Woods - Justin Timberlake

    1. Fave Track: Supplies

    2. Genre: Pop

Honorable Mentions: Village - Jacob Banks, Analogue - ODIE, Bloom - Troye Sivan, The Color of You - Alina Baraz, Expectations - Hayley Kiyoko


EP’s:

  1. Apollo - The Shadowboxers

    • Fave Track: Wolves

    • Genre: Pop

  2. Boygenius - boygenius

    • Fave Track: Stay Down

    • Genre: Indie/Singer-Songwriter

  3. Nina Cried Power - Hozier

    • Fave Track: Nina Cried Power

      • Genre: Rock/Singer-Songwriter

  4. Suncity - Khalid

    • Fave Track: Better

    • Genre: Pop/R&B

  5. Portra - joan

    • Fave Track: tokyo

    • Genre: Indie Pop

  6. Two, Moonlight - Charlie Burg

    • Fave Track: Eight

    • Genre: R&B/Alternative

  7. Initiation EP - 4th Ave

    • Fave Track: All I Do

    • Genre: Pop

  8. Honest Men - Honest Men

    • Fave Track: Lose My Head

    • Genre: Pop/Rock

  9. Villains - Mainland

    • Fave Track: Villains

    • Genre: Indie Rock

  10. Something To Remember - Haux

    • Fave Track: Heartbeat

    • Genre: Alternative

  11. PRETTYMUCH an EP - PRETTYMUCH

    • Fave Track: On My Way

    • Genre: Pop

  12. RIP Indo Hisashi - No Rome

    • Fave Track: Narcissist

    • Genre: Alternative

  13. I Was Starting To Wonder - The Mowgli’s

    • Fave Track: I Feel Good About This

    • Genre: Pop

  14. MELT - SHAED

    • Fave Track: Keep Calling

    • Genre: Alternative Pop

  15. The Sound of Your Voice - Nightly

    • Fave Track: Miss You Like Hell

    • Genre: Alternative Rock

  16. Summer, - Jeremy Zucker

    • Fave Track: selfish

    • Genre: Alternative Pop

  17. So Social - Smallpools

    • Fave Track: People Watching

    • Genre: Alternative Pop

  18. Zephyr - NIKI

    • Fave Track: Newsflash!

    • Genre: Indie Pop

  19. Motel - Jet Black Alley Cat

    • Fave Track: Nightlife

    • Genre: Alternative Pop

  20. Wait - Arlie

    • Fave Track: barcelona boots

    • Genre: Indie Rock

  21. Sunset Season - Conan Gray

    • Fave Track: Crush Culture

    • Genre: Pop

  22. A modern tragedy vol. 1 - grandson

    • Fave Track: blood // water

    • Genre: Alternative

  23. D.A.R.K. - Northern National

    • Fave Track: Slow Down

    • Genre: Rock

  24. Domino - Bob Oxblood

    • Fave Track: Olive

    • Genre: Singer-Songwriter

  25. Soy pablo - boy pablo

    • Fave Track: Limitado

    • Genre: Alternative Pop

Honorable Mentions: Beach Boy EP - Knox Hamilton, Sad Girls - MILKK, 1981 Extended Play - I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, Valley - Transviolet, Time of Our Lives - Brynn Elliott


Singles

  1. Growing Pains - COIN

    1. Genre: Pop/Rock

  2. All the way - joan

    1. Genre: Indie Pop

  3. Still feel. - half alive

    1. Genre: Indie Alternative

  4. Like It Or Not - EMBRZ, joan

    1. Genre: Electro-pop

  5. Telephone - The Shadowboxers

    1. Genre: Pop

  6. Don’t Stay - X Ambassadors

    1. Genre: Rock

  7. Happier - Marshmello, Bastille

    1. Genre: Electro-pop

  8. What She Wants - A R I Z O N A

    1. Genre: Electro-pop

  9. Lie Lie Lie - Sure Sure

    1. Genre: Indie

  10. The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris

    1. Genre: Electro-pop

  11. There’s No Way - Lauv

    1. Genre: Pop

  12. Daphne Blue - The Band CAMINO

    1. Genre: Pop/Rock

  13. Light On - Maggie Rogers

    1. Genre: Indie Pop

  14. To Dance Is To Love - Charlie Burg

    1. Genre: Indie Alternative

  15. Keep It Together - FLORIO

    1. Genre: Indie Pop

  16. Rot - DBMK

    1. Genre: Alternative

  17. Simple Romance - COIN

    1. Genre: Alternative Pop

  18. Quarter Past Midnight - Bastille

    1. Genre: Alternative Rock

  19. Carried Away - Saint Raymond

    1. Genre: Pop/Rock

  20. Without Me - Halsey

    1. Genre: Pop

  21. Stay A While - Cemetery Sun

    1. Genre: Rock

  22. Better In My Head - The Ivy

    1. Genre: Indie Pop

  23. Stronger - The Score

    1. Genre: Rock

  24. Brown Eyed Lover - Allen Stone

    1. Genre: Blues/Singer-Songwriter

  25. On The Line - Night Riots

    1. Genre: Indie Rock

Honorable Mentions: Alone With You, Pt. 2 - RKCB, One That I Want - PUBLIC, This Is America - Childish Gambino, Over My Head - Echosmith, Solita - PRETTYMUCH


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