The 2018 Playlist
I listen to a few hours of music every day. I particularly enjoy searching for music I've never heard. When I hear a new song I like, I add it to one playlist, all year long. At the end of the year, I go through that playlist and choose one song for each artist and then cut out a bunch more so the playlist is at an even number. Last year it was a whopping 450 songs by 450 different artists, but this year, I pared it down to 325 songs by 324 different artists. 2018 marks the first year where I’ve included an artist twice (hence the 324 artists instead of 325). Travis Scott dominated my year, so it was only fitting he’d have two songs on the list.
While the majority of the tracks were released in the 2018 calendar year, this is not "A Year in Music" playlist but a playlist documenting the music I enjoyed in 2018, new or old. The list can be played from start to finish or simply shuffled.
Use this list as a jumping off point. If you find an artist or song you like, go check out them out! There's 325 artists with entire discographies just waiting for you! Enjoy!
These were my Top Artists of 2018
My favorite NEW ARTISTS OF 2018
My most anticipated releases of 2019
busiest Artists of 2018
Each artist is only given one song, but if they appear on other artist's songs, they can be on multiple tracks.
These artists performed more than two songs from The 2018 Playlist.
Favorite Albums of 2018
Some of my favorites
Favorite Album Art
These are some of my favorite covers from the 2018 Playlist.
The Final Track List
Just in case Spotify and YouTube ever go down, here is a downloadable CSV file. You can print it out and put it on your wall or something.
Thank you for taking the time to look through this page. While listening to thousands of hours of music is endlessly inspiring, working on this playlist and website can be a chore and feels like a waste of time. But my hope is someone out there will use this page and these playlists as a way to reignite their passion for music the way they have for me. See you in 2019!