There were a lot of great movies released in 2018 that were versatile and truly wonderful to see. Many films helped to completely change the perception of minorities in movies and pushed new boundaries creatively. From a psychedelic horror piece to a beautiful narrative about black love, here are the 8 best films of 2018.
6. Sorry To Bother You
5. Crazy Rich Asians
3. The Favourite
2. Black Panther
1 If Beale Street Could Talk
What a year it has been for music. 2018 saw some of the most stylistically different and experimental records from many artists. From late night mood music to psychedelic leanings, here are the 15 best albums of 2018.
15. Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch
14. Nas- Nasir
13. The Neighbourhood: The Neighbourhood
12. Human Tetris: Memorabilia
11. Moaning: Moaning
10. L.A. Salami: The City of Bootmakers
9. Mick Jenkins: Pieces of a Man
8. Blood Orange: Negro Swan
7. Drake: Scorpion
6. Jamie Isaac: (04:30 Idler)
5. Saba: Care for Me
4. The Republic of Wolves- Shrine
3. Bay Faction: Florida Guilt
2. Travis Scott: Astroworld
1. A$AP Rocky: Testing
This year some of the best songs from a variety of music genres were released. I discovered many new artists that created a track that I spent many days listening to on constant repeat. I also checked out some of my go-to musicians’ ever expansive works that helped to ease my daily commute. From jazz-rock to late night mood music, here are my 15 favorite songs of 2018.
15. The Republic of Wolves: Mitama
14. MGMT: Little Dark Age
13. The 1975: Love It if We Made It
12. Drake: Nonstop
11. The Neighbourhood: You Get Me So High
10. Bay Faction: Sopping
9. Young Thug: Chanel (Go Get It)
8. Saba: Smile
7. Jessica Pratt: This Time Around
6. Jamie Isaac: (04:30) Idler/Sleep
5. A$AP Rocky: Brotha Man
4. Interpol: The Rover
3. Travis Scott: Carousel
2. The Twilight Sad: VTr
1 A$AP Rocky: Fukk Sleep
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I have been anxiously awaiting Bay Faction’s debut album Florida Guilt after discovering them last year. The Florida band has released some of my favorite songs including “Beach Book” and “Crack Pipe”. Their amazing blend of jazz chords, emo, and indie rock instantly captivated my attention.
Florida Guilt is somewhat different from their previous material but in a great way. The songs on the album seem like a mix of indie rock and trip-hop and smoothly transitions from track to track. It is a downbeat album that is made for those late nights when you want to chill by yourself or with a significant other.
My favorite tracks from the record are “Donor,” “Ur My Bug,” “Florida Guilt,” “Sopping,” and “It’s Perfect.” “Donor” has a terrific beat and guitar riff that I can’t get enough of. The song is a great breakup track and James McDermott’s lyrics are spot on. “It’s Perfect” reminds me of a Blink 182 song with its pop-punk and fun-loving sound. “Sopping” has a kind of funky and trip-hop sound that is danceable and also makes you want to sulk in the background. “Florida Guilt” retains that jazz-rock sound from the band’s previous releases and is a slow burner with its melancholy atmosphere.
I must say that I am truly impressed with how the band has been able to expand on their sound and create a truly rewarding listening experience. I know that in the coming months I will be listening to this record constantly especially during these cold winter nights. Check out the album below.
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