From the Intercom: 2018 Reader’s Poll

Way back in November, we posted a small reader’s poll to see what everyone out there was listening to. We wanted to give you a chance to rep your favorite artists of 2018, and you responded to us with some great recommendations!

Here are your favorites projects of the last year:

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Best Asian/Anglo-Asian Albums of 2018:

Kero Kero Bonito – Time ‘n’ Place (3 votes)

Mitski – Be the Cowboy (3 votes)

Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples (2 votes)

공중도둑 Mid-Air Thief – Crumbling 무너지기(2 votes)

Superorganism – Superorganism (2 votes)

BTS – Face Yourself

Haley Heynderickx – I Need to Start a Garden

harunemuri – harutosyura

Ichiko Aoba – qp

JOJI – BALLADS 1

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Japamyu

MAI LAN – Autopilote

no rome – RIP Indo Hisashi

Overlord OST – Shuji Katayama

Rich Brian – Amen

Shinya Fukumori Trio – For 2 Akis

Sobs – Telltale Signs

St. Lenox – Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love

Tanukichan – Sundays

  • “Tanukichan’s album Sundays brought a breath of fresh air to the dream pop / shoegaze genre this year. Incredibly inventive songwriting, instrumentation, and production throughout. The album plays like a hazy fever dream.” – Jesse

Various Artists – Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack

88Rising – Head in the Clouds

  • “HEAD IN THE CLOOOOUUUDS AND IM NOT COMIIIING DOOOOOOOWWWNNNN” – Anonymous

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Best Asian/Anglo-Asian Singles of 2018:

Kenshi Yonezu – “Lemon” (2 votes)

  • It’s good. Just do yourself a favor and listen to the song! – Anonymous

Kero Kero Bonito – “Only Acting” (2 votes)

Haley Heynderickx – “The Bug Collector”

  • “The Bug Collector by Haley Heynderickx has such a singular vibe to it. Solemn, eerie, and humorous all at once with such great storytelling. That moment the horns come in is absolutely divine.” – Jesse

JOJI – “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK”

  • “IN THE DAAAAAAAARK” – Anonymous

Katherine Ho – “Yellow”

Kero Kero Bonito – “Make Believe”

Mitski – “Nobody”

Sekai No Owari – “サザンカ”

St. Lenox – “Don’t Ever Change Me New York City”

SUNMI – “Siren”

Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Tanukichan – “Natural”

TWICE – “I WANT YOU BACK”

TWICE – “TT”

Toro y Moi – “Freelance”

Mitski – “Two Slow Dancers”

Ichiko Aoba – “月の丘”

88Rising – “Midsummer Madness”


191402000108-759x500Other Albums You Loved:

Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! (3 votes)

Beach House – 7

BROCKHAMPTON – Iridescence

Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy 

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Janelle Monaé – Dirty Computer

John Mayer – New Light

Kodaline – Politics of Living

Low – Double Negative

MIEN – MIEN

Noname – Room 25

Pusha T – DAYTONA

Saba – Care for Me

Sidney Gish – No Dogs Allowed

Skee Mask – Compro

Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD

Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace

US Girls – In a Poem Unlimited


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Other Songs You Loved:

Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” (2)

billie eilish – “bellyache”

Chance the Rapper – “Work Out”

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

Kodaline – “Follow Your Fire”

Kodaline – “Worth It”

Low – “Fly”

Men I Trust – “Show Me How”

Sia, Diplo, Labrinth – “Thunderclouds”

True Blue – “Bad Behavior”

Wild Nothing – “Shallow Water”

 

 

Thank you all for participating in the 2018 site poll! Hope to hear from you again next year! – Li-Wei 

 

 

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