The Best of 2018

Listener poll results
by WFUV Staff | 12/18/2018 | 4:45pm

Listener poll results

The top songs, albums and discoveries of the year, as chosen by you, the WFUV listeners!

See: Top 50 Albums | Top 90 Songs + Spotify Playlist | WFUV Staff Picks (new page)

Artist Discovery of the Year

  1. Caroline Rose
  2. Shannon Shaw
  3. Snail Mail
  4. Jade Bird
  5. The War and Treaty

Top 50 Albums

  1. Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel
  2. Brandi Carlile, By The Way, I Forgive You
  3. Neko Case, Hell-On
  4. Leon Bridges, Good Thing
  5. John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
  6. Kurt Vile, Bottle It In
  7. Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer
  8. Elvis Costello, Look Now
  9. The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl
  10. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Tearing at the Seams
  11. Sunflower Bean, Twentytwo in Blue
  12. Dawes, Passwords
  13. Father John Misty, God's Favorite Customer
  14. Lake Street Drive, Free Yourself Up
  15. Death Cab For Cutie, Thank You For Today
  16. Caroline Rose, LONER
  17. Mitski, Be the Cowboy
  18. Boygenius, Boygenius EP
  19. Phosphorescent, C'est La Vie
  20. Big Red Machine, Big Red Machine
  21. The Record Company, All of This Life
  22. Brian Fallon, Sleepwalkers
  23. Paul McCartney, Egypt Station
  24. Superorganism, Superorganism
  25. Paul Simon, In The Blue Light
  26. David Byrne, American Utopia
  27. Glen Hansard, Between Two Shores
  28. Middle Kids, Lost Friends
  29. Shannon Shaw, Shannon in Nashville
  30. Tom Petty, American Treasure
  31. Belle & Sebastian, How to Solve Our Human Problems
  32. Amanda Shires, To the Sunset
  33. Cat Power, Wanderer
  34. Richard Thompson, 13 Rivers
  35. Tracey Thorn, Record
  36. Amy Helm, This Too Shall Light
  37. Natalie Prass, The Future and the Past
  38. Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
  39. Rayland Baxter, Wide Awake!
  40. Rosanne Cash, She Remembers Everything
  41. The Jayhawks, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
  42. Parquet Courts, Wide Awake!
  43. Snail Mail, Lush
  44. Amos Lee, My New Moon
  45. Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us
  46. Jim James, Uniform Distortion
  47. John Hiatt, The Eclipse Sessions
  48. Jungle, For Ever
  49. Angelique Kidjo, Remain In Light
  50. Bruce Springsteen, Springsteen on Broadway

Top 90 Songs

  1. Hozier, "Nina Cried Power"
  2. Brandi Carlile, "The Joke"
  3. Childish Gambino, "This is America"
  4. Father John Misty, "Mr. Tillman"
  5. Janelle Monae, "Make Me Feel"
  6. Phosphorescent, "New Birth in New England"
  7. Leon Bridges, "Beyond"
  8. Sunflower Bean, "Twentytwo"
  9. John Prine, "Summer's End"
  10. Mitski, "Nobody"
  11. Kurt Vile, "Loading Zones"
  12. Lake Street Dive, "Good Kisser"
  13. Caroline Rose, "Jeannie Becomes a Mom"
  14. Jade Bird, "Lottery"
  15. Rayland Baxter, "Casanova"
  16. Sunflower Bean, "I Was a Fool"
  17. Superorganism, "Everybody Wants to Be Famous"
  18. Courtney Barnett, "Charity"
  19. Cat Power, "Woman"
  20. Courtney Barnett, "Nameless, Faceless"
  21. Neko Case, "Bad Luck"
  22. The Decemberists, "Severed"
  23. Kamasi Washington, "Fists of Fury"
  24. Low Cut Connie, "Beverly"
  25. Middle Kids, "Mistake"
  26. Elvis Costello, "Unwanted Number"
  27. Leon Bridges, "Bad, Bad News"
  28. David Byrne, "Everybody's Coming to My House"
  29. Rosanne Cash, "Not Many Miles to Go"
  30. Death Cab for Cutie, "Gold Rush"
  31. Florence + The Machine, "Hunger"
  32. Jade Bird, "Uh Huh"
  33. Kacey Musgraves, "Slow Burn"
  34. Lord Huron, "Wait By The River"
  35. Arctic Monkeys, "Four Out of Five"
  36. Christine and the Queens, "Girlfriend"
  37. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, "You Worry Me"
  38. Dawes, "Living in the Future"
  39. Elle King, "Shame"
  40. John Grant, "Love is Magic"
  41. The Lemon Twigs, "Small Victories"
  42. Amos Lee, "No More Darkness, No More Light"
  43. Maggie Rogers, "Light On"
  44. Neko Case, "Halls of Sarah"
  45. Caroline Rose, "Soul No. 5"
  46. Paul McCartney, "Come on to Me"
  47. Snail Mail, "Heat Wave"
  48. The Record Company, "Life to Fix"
  49. The Decemberists, "Sucker's Prayer"
  50. Aloe Blacc, "Brooklyn in the Summer"
  51. Belle and Sebastian, "I'll Be Your Pilot"
  52. Boygenius, "Bite The Hand"
  53. Brandi Carlile, "The Mother"
  54. Sylvan Esso, "PARAD(w/m)E"
  55. Jealous of the Birds, "Plastic Skeletons"
  56. Father John Misty, "Disappointing Diamonds are the Rarest of Them All"
  57. The Jayhawks, "Everybody Knows"
  58. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, "Hey Mama"
  59. Jeff Tweedy, "Some Birds"
  60. Jim James, "Throwback"
  61. Rex Orange County, "Loving Is Easy"
  62. John Prine, "When I Get to Heaven"
  63. Kurt Vile, "Rollin With the Flow"
  64. Leon Bridges, "If It Feels Good (Then it Must Be)"
  65. Lucy Dacus, "Addictions"
  66. Tracey Thorn, "Queen"
  67. Neko Case, "Curse of the I-5 Corridor"
  68. Ray LaMontagne, "Such a Simple Thing"
  69. Natalie Prass, "Short Court Style"
  70. Soccer Mommy, "Cool"
  71. Nick Lowe, "Tokyo Bay"
  72. Parquet Courts, "Wide Awake"
  73. Your Smith, "The Spot"
  74. Amanda Shires, "Leave it Alone"
  75. Mumford & Sons, "Guiding Light"
  76. Amy Helm, "This Too Shall Light"
  77. Belly, "Shiny One"
  78. Boygenius, "Me & My Dog"
  79. Brian Fallon, "Forget Me Not"
  80. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, "A Little Honey"
  81. Tracey Thorn, "Sister"
  82. Courtney Barnett, "Need a Little Time"
  83. Erika Wennerstrom, "Extraordinary Love"
  84. Emily King, "Remind Me"
  85. Angelique Kidjo, "Once in a Lifetime"
  86. First Aid Kit, "It's a Shame"
  87. Big Red Machine, "Hymnostic"
  88. Glen Hansard, "Roll on Slow"
  89. Hippo Campus, "Bambi"
  90. Calexico, "End of the World With You"

Top 90 Songs of 2018: Spotify Playlist

See: Top 5 Artist Discoveries | Top 50 Albums | Top 90 Songs | WFUV Staff Picks

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