As 2018 draws to a close, it’s almost time again for everyone’s favourite season… LISTMAS!
Around the end of November/throughout December, tons of publications will be listing out their favorite songs of the year, and we’re going to try to do the same.
The From the Intercom staff will be creating 5 different lists:
1. Our Favorite Asian/Anglo-Asian Albums or EPs of the year
2. Our Favorite Asian/Anglo-Asian Singles of the year
3. Other Albums/EPs That We Enjoyed
4. Other Singles That We Enjoyed
5. Reader’s Poll
Lists 3 & 4 are reserved for any albums/releases that are NOT made by Asian/Anglo-Asian artists. The reason why we decided to separate them was because you’d probably do better reading an all-inclusive list like that over on NPR, Stereogum, P4K etc. Other releases aren’t our site specialty, but we’d still like to acknowledge musical achievements on our site anyways!
Even though we usually focus on songs sung in English, this time around foreign language songs are ELIGIBLE for nomination.
Since we’re still a small publication, there’s probably a lot of releases that we missed out over the course of the year. That’s where you come in: let us know what we’ve missed!
Please help us out by answering these questions, and helping us best establish what music in 2018 was like for Asian/Anglo-Asian artists.
This poll will close on November 18, 2018 to give us some time to listen to all of the releases that you recommended. Please submit your responses AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. Any amendments/additions you’d like to suggest can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on THIS LINK in order to go to the survey, or enter this into your web browser: https://goo.gl/forms/AN1qT7n2KIQMxCCk2.
We look forward to reading your responses!
– From the Intercom team
*Featured image is of Kero Kero Bonito, keshi, Ruru, Rich Brian, and Raveena.
Li-Wei Chu is a recent graduate from UC Davis who majored in Cinema and Digital Media who also briefly studied film at Queen Mary, University of London. Li-Wei is obsessed with horror films (especially the ones that give him nightmares), films from East Asia, and really, any film that makes you stop and think.
He loves talking about film and indie music with others. He’s also a record collector and cross-stitches when he has free time. In the future, he hopes to be able to write about film and wants to find a job in the film industry that can support his record buying habits. Maybe one day he’ll also be able to play the guitar.