Playlist of the Year 2018

It’s been a great year for music, and what better way to show that than a massive playlist of all my favourite songs?

So here’s 160+ of my favourite tracks of the year:

(Apple Music Version)

It’s basically one track per artist (with the odd cheat, allowing in a couple of remixes, duets, and artists under more than one name). All, as far as I’m concerned, were released in 2018, but some might have formally come out in 2017, but after I’d finished last year’s playlist.

If 160 tracks is a bit overwhelming, here’s my favourite ten in this week’s weekly playlist.

(Apple Music Version)

Drake’s Nice for What is, by some margin, my most listened track.

Enjoy, and let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed, or anything you discover from either list.

Have a wonderful, musical 2019.

Impossible Soul Weekly Playlist 3

A lot of classics and songs from around the world on this week’s playlist. If you haven’t heard David Bowie’s full Glastonbury set, then this starts with a taster. As well as Bowie, you get some Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell. Worldwide you can travel to Brazil (Tim Maia), France via Cameroon and DR Congo (Toto Bona Lokua) and Australia (RÜFÜS DU SOL) and finish up preparing for Christmas with a lovely piano track from Sufjan Stevens’s recent single.

Enjoy!

1. Life on Mars? (Live, Glastonbury, 2000) by David Bowie
2. Tic Boom by Leikeli47
3. Quer Queira, Quer Não Queira by Tim Maia
4. Eyes by RÜFÜS DU SOL
5. Ma Mama by Toto Bona Lokua
6. Singularity (ANNA Remix) by Jon Hopkins
7. Storms by Fleetwood Mac
8. Now the Water by Porches
9. River by Joni Mitchell
10. Every Day is Christmas by Alec Duffy

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Impossible Soul Weekly Playlist 2

It’s been 50 years this week since the release of The White Album, so this week’s playlist starts as that album does, with McCartney’s splendid Back in the USSR. From there, the best track from the new Suspiria soundtrack, a hip hop classic, a guitar driven rock/pop track by Poppy and Grimes and from one of my favourite albums of the year, Natalie Prass’s lost and a few other old and new classics.

Enjoy!

1. Back in the USSR by The Beatles
2. Unmade by Thom Yorke
3. Ladies FIrst by Queen Latifah and Monie Love
4. August 10 by Khruangbin
5. Starry Eyes by The Records
6. Cost Your Love by Miya Folick
7. Play Destroy by Poppy (feat Grimes)
8. Hangman by Jungle By Night
9. Lost by Natalie Prass
10. Dialogue Libretto #4 by Frank Woeste (feat. Scott Colley)

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Impossible Soul Weekly Playlist 1

As the title suggests, I expect to update this every Monday. I’ll aim to get it ready for a Monday morning (which I didn’t manage this week. Sorry).

Included this week is one song from the Phosphorescent album I wrote about last week, and a couple of excellent returns to form from Macy Gray and John Grant. I’ve included Sufjan Stevens’s Christmas song from this year (I know it’s a bit early, but bonfire night’s passed now, and there’s nothing else to be excited about is there?) and finished off with an outstanding track from Bob Dylans’s outtakes from the Blood on the Tracks sessions.

Enjoy!

1. New Birth in New England by Phosphorescent
2. Over You by Macy Gray
3. Harlem Anthem by A$AP Ferg
4. Love Is Magic by John Grant
5. Underwater by RÜFÜS DU SOL
6. Lonely Man of Winter by Sufjan Stevens
7. thank u, next by Ariana Grande
8. No Doubt by Braxton Cook
9. Love In the Time of Lexapro by Oneohtrix Point Never
10. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2) by Bob Dylan

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