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THE BEST OF 2018 PART 4 - THE YEAR IN POP

Sole criteria here is that it wouldn't fit in the previous 3 lists. However as I've always insisted, pop is a way of listening. Everything here got me almost immediately. So fuck it, I'm calling it my pop list even if you're unlikely to have heard them on pop radio. Anything in quote-marks is from reviews in DJ Magazine or The Wire.
The order is important in as much as it genuinely does reflect how often I've listened. Pop should be addictive and all of these have rewarded repeated plays. In a pre-internet world I would have listened to  only the top 5 or so all year.
One thing I know is lacking is indie-rock - honestly don't know where to look for that kind of stuff anymore. Where in hip hop and metal I trust blogs, and in bass I trust mags, in indie-rock I don't trust anyone. So recommendations in the comments will be appreciated. Cheers x

To read my 2018 Bass-music list click here
To read my 2018 hip hop list click here
To read my 2018 metal list click here


THE BEST OF 2018 PART 3 - THE YEAR IN BASS

An A-Z of my year engulfed/immersed in Bass. Yeah, I know, but what else to call it without sounding like fkn 'urban'? What qualifies things here and not elsewhere is that this is mainly undergound electronic music with a focus on the low end. Because of the sheer VARIETY of what that loose remit can contain (and also cos I consequently suspect putting these in any kind of meritocratic order would take me until March) these are simply alphabetically listed by artist-name (I know - it's a cop-out but I've been busy!)  A non-stop year as ever - anything I've overlooked or missed please point me right in the comments, cheers m'dears x

To read my 2018 hip hop list click here
To read my 2018 metal list click here


AMOSS Everything Is Temporary (Dispatch Recordings) Best from the Dispatch stable this year this side of their reissue of all those Survival usb-sticks (as the full-length 'Unreleased Album') , an icey-hard unsparing set that brings winter and wonder and…