Our Team’s Favorite Music From 2018

We wanted to do a group post about our favorite albums (or songs) of 2018. As a diverse group of people, you can see that here in our musical selections. We are all excited to see how new music in 2019 inspires us, changes us, and motivates us as we continue growing our students and the local music economy.


:::reed - photography student:::
Foxing - Nearer My God
Briston Maroney - Carnival EP
Montell Fish - It’s Beautiful
Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
Speak Low If You Speak Love - Nearsighted
The Story So Far - Proper Dose
The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Bay Faction - Florida Guilt


:::jered - director of media:::
thrice - palms
real friends - composure
smoking popes - into the agony
mxpx - mxpx
bayside - acoustic vol. 2
ethan luck - let it burn
tiny moving parts - swell
odd robot - amnesiatic
red city radio - skytigers


:::Grace - audio production student:::
Courtney Barnett - tell me how you really feel
mt. Joy- Mt. Joy
father John Misty - gods FAVORITE customer
Florence + The machine - High as Hope


:::carl - audio/producing instructor:::
Santigold - I Don't Want
My 7yo and 4yo LOVE Santigold and I agree. The deceptively simple beats, every-lyric-a-hook and the sunny outlook all help. But the real clencher is that she always sounds like she's having fun and is inviting you along for the ride. I’m down.

Charli XCX - Unlock It
My kids also love this track. It's bubble gum as art. It's pop taken to it's logical, frenetic extreme. It's unabashedly straight-faced silly. I give it 1MM hearts.

Petite Noir - Blame Fire
South African Petite Noir is nothing if not earnest. And he uses that along with his distrinctive voice to build this track. It's filled to the brim with dusty synths, sweaty drums and propulsive bass.

Robyn - Missing U
This song wrecks me every time I hear it. The marriage of the consistent machine kick and the uncertain, wobbly synths is a reflection of life. We gotta be steady staring life in the face, knowing how it can suddenly shift and dump you into a crevice, no matter how steely your gaze. But what other choice do we have.

Honorable Mentions:
BbyMutha - D.I.Y.
Asian Doll - Road Runner
Rico Nasty - Countin Up
St Vincent - Fast Slow Disco
The Carters - APESHIT
Ezra Koenig - I Promise You
Janelle Monae - Crazy, Classic Life
Ariana Grande/Pharell - blazed
Mariah Carey - A No No
Kindora - I'm Shy
Phil McClain - Juice
Chance the Rapper - My Own Thing
DJ Koze - Illumination


:::andrew - audio/producing instructor:::
Jess Glynne - Always In Between
Kimbra - Primal Heart
The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy
Jamie - Higher I Will Go
Jon Bellion - Glory Sound Prep
Diplo - California
Dua Lipa - Complete Edition
Sir Sly - Don't You Worry Honey
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Young Sick Camellia


:::rachael - photography instructor:::
Boston Manor - Welcome to the Neighborhood
5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
Lord Huron - Vide Noir
George Ezra - Staying at Tamara’s
Slothrust - The Pact
Underoath - Erase Me
Bleachers - Gone Now


:::Luke - Videography Instructor:::
J. Cole - KOD
Foxing - nearer my god
brockhampton - iridesence
eden - vertigo
we are the city - at night
noname - room 25
saba - care for me
soccer mommy - clean
nas - nasir