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End of the Year 2018

From the Intercom: 2018 Reader’s Poll

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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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Li-Wei Chu

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.

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