Tracks of the Year 2018

Although really diving into an album is still a perfectly fun way to spend your time, the beauty of music is its ability to stand alone free of the shackles of its creator’s overly-long narrative arc and still blow us away.

Below are two playlists. The first is a collection of our favourite songs of the year. Its a list that’s been put together from the suggestions of our contributors, but with a little of our New Music and Tracks of the Week editor’s signature spice sprinkled in.

The second playlist celebrates the incredible music that has come out of our city in the last twelve months. It’s by no means complete, but we hope you find enough things you loved in there – or find some new favourites.

The tracks are not listed in any particular order, so stick on shuffle and enjoy!