Happy Monday, y’all. Is this going to be a new thing?! Music Monday? Maybe.
When a new year changes over, despite not really doing much with resolutions or other arbitrary new year things, I do start obsessing about “the best new music of the calendar year.” It’s in my nature for some reason. And, like, if we hit January 7th and there haven’t been several incredible tracks and a top-shelf album or two, I start panicking.
“Is this the year that music is just gonna suck and go away? Have we reached the end? Is this what death feels like?”
But, invariably, that’s just self-inflicted negativity. By the end of the first month of the year, there is always some dope new shit to listen to and share.
First, a plug: go follow my 2018 Spotify playlist, which is my running collection of new music, new (old) finds, and . Last year’s iteration got up to about 350 songs and I want this year’s to be more free-flowing and real-time, so hopefully, it gets up to about 600 songs. Yeah, it’s gonna be fucking lit.
OK, now… some of the best stuff from 2018, so far.