Playing tracks by
Amen Dunes, Slapstick, Loma, Maggie Rogers, Robyn and more.
This show was 86th in the global downtempo chart.
As always at this time of year, my favorite writing/music curatorial site, Said the Gramaphone, has reviewed their year in music & selected 100 of the most notable tunes. Each year I see that collection as a guide to anything I may have missed & the opportunity to assemble my own narrative out of the riches on display.
With this 2018 review you’ll find the heady, hopeful tunes crowd into the first half; beats get darker & more danceable by the midpoint; at the end, things turn philosophical: the self-flaying insights of James Blake & Major Lazer, the philosophical long-view offered by Sandro Perri, Jos. Shabason’s nearly-universal conclusions on therapy: we're all pretenders relying on 'game' to get us thru. So: something for everyone (lyrically that is) & memorable tunes all the way thru, also including contributions from Chaka Khan, Robyn, Drake (NSFW), Nicholas Jaar (AAL) & more.
For the full 100, check here: http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/best_songs_of_2018.php