Sweet Sweet Music – Best of 2018

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3 Best Records of 2018

 

  1. Bird Streets – Bird Streets
  2. Sloan – 12
  3. Rob Bonfiglio – Trouble Again

 

117 Best Songs of 2018

 

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  1. The Late Show – Sha La La (Wake Me When You’re Done)
  2. Sloan – Spin Our Wheels
  3. RVG – Vincent van Gogh
  4. Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars – Old Trope Academy
  5. Bird Streets – Direction
  6. Culture Abuse – Dozy
  7. Ruler – Petrified
  8. Gretchen’s Wheel – Plans
  9. Van Go – Miles Away
  10. Tony Clifton – Making Love
  11. Extra Arms – Why I Run
  12. Rob Bonfiglio – Passenger Seat
  13. Sunshine Boys – Tripping Through Time
  14. Ex Norwegian – Team No Sleep
  15. Car City – (Don’t) Give Up on Love
  16. Jeff Whalen – The Alien Lanes
  17. P. Hux – Honey Sweet Baby
  18. Ash – Confession in the Pool
  19. Albert Hammond Jr. – Far Away Truth
  20. Mozes and the Firstborn – Sad SuperMarket Song
  21. Sure Sure – Friends
  22. Autogramm – Jessica Don’t Like Rock ‘n’ Roll
  23. The Innocents – Teardrop Kiss
  24. The Grip Weeds – Casual Observer (To a Crime)
  25. Bent van Looy – Never Look Back
  26. Guided by Voices – Cohesive Scoops
  27. Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock
  28. Sweden – Back Again
  29. Last Great Dreamers – Primitive Man
  30. Nick Piunti – Temporary High
  31. Valley Lodge – Stand
  32. Hurry – Jamie
  33. Chris Church – Fall into Me
  34. Michael Slawter – Summer’s Kind
  35. Caddy – Contagious
  36. The Foreign Films – Shadow in The Light
  37. Rooftop Screamers – Talk About It
  38. Dave Paulson – Turning Around
  39. Hot Nun – Anyway
  40. Chris Richards and the Substractions – Call me Out
  41. Scott Gagner – Ghost of Me & You
  42. Paul Collins – Killer Inside
  43. The 1984 Draft – Wedding
  44. Dot Dash – Gray Blue Green
  45. The Chills – Complex
  46. Matthew Sweet – Out of My Misery
  47. The Bottle Kids – Her Heart Is Much Worse Than Her Bite
  48. The Stan Laurels – I Want To Believe
  49. The Gunboat Diplomats – If Summer Could Stay
  50. Anchor & Bear – Walking Around
  51. Jackie Daytona – California
  52. Bryan Estepa – No Ordinary
  53. Caper Clowns – Paper Trail
  54. Mooner – The Whole World Falls Down
  55. Smash Palace – It Happened To Me
  56. Michael Simmons – Rudderless Day
  57. Lane Steinberg & His Magical Pony – You’re Not Connected to the Internet
  58. The Davenports – Where Shall We Hang Elena?
  59. Lisa Mychols – One Revolution
  60. Greg Pope – Forget About You
  61. Three Hour Tour – Standing Still
  62. Dave Sheinin – Lies
  63. Tim Jackson – Better late Than Never
  64. Arthur Alexander – Psycho-Automatic
  65. Tom Curless – Always Bloom Forever
  66. The Glad Machine – Homecoming
  67. Phil Yates & The Affiliates – My Favorite Bag
  68. Andy Reed & Jason Reed – The Welcoming Song
  69. Super 8 – Turn Around Or
  70. Stoner Control – Gimme Some Space
  71. The Good Sax – She Knows
  72. Gentle Hen – She’s Got it Bad
  73. Young Scum – Wasting Time
  74. Kai Danzberg & Lisa Mychols – Let Me Know
  75. The Maureens – 4AM
  76. The Yearlings – Evelene (You’ve Go to Know It)
  77. The Beths – Future me Hates me
  78. The Genuine Fakes – Issues
  79. The Thin Cherries – I Don’t Know You All
  80. The Rallies – All of Us
  81. Mike Pace and the Child Actors – Escape The Noise
  82. The Great Affairs – Trippin’ over Me
  83. The Pretty Flowers – Cream of Canvas
  84. Pale Blue Dot – I know
  85. Claw Boys Claw – Suck Up The Mountain
  86. The Interrupters – She’s Kerosene
  87. Jeremy & The Harlequins – Remember This
  88. Elliot Schneider – I Second That Amendment Blues
  89. Mylittlebrother – Love song for an Island
  90. Bad Moves – Cool Generator
  91. The Hunna – NY to LA
  92. Billy & Dolly – Archies
  93. The Connection – Checking
  94. Simon Love – God Bless The Dick Who Let you Go
  95. In Deed – Don’t Need, Don’t Care
  96. Deniz Tek – Eddie Would Go
  97. Three Hour Tour – You Never Know
  98. The Cherry Bluestorms – She Said She Said
  99. Everet Almond – Keep Quite Now
  100. Streetcar Conductors – Pushover
  101. The Cherry Drops – One More Try
  102. The Newds – Freebasing Your Love
  103. Addison Love – Anything’s Right
  104. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Paper Rain
  105. Thrift Store Halo – Concrete Sky
  106. Even – Pretender
  107. Aaron Lee Tasjan – The Truth Is So Hard to Believe
  108. Luv Dot Gov – What’s Going On
  109. The Gold Needles – My Summer’s Angel
  110. The Persian Leaps – Time Slips
  111. Mike Viola – King Kong Hand
  112. Danny Wilkerson – You Still Owe Me a Kiss
  113. David Myhr – Lucky Day
  114. Smokescreens – Waiting For Summer
  115. The Longshot – Love is for Losers
  116. Paul McCartney – Who Cares
  117. Bill Lloyd – Satellite

Listen to most of these songs and other Power Pop ‘Young Timers’ on Spotify.

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. dsippe00 · 6 Days Ago

    Thanks again Patrick for the awesome list! I completely whiffed on Bird Streets, so am discovering them (him) for the first time. “Direction” is just plain great. Even though John B is noted as a NY artist, I’m getting all kinds of strummy ’70’s CA inspired rock/pop vibes from what I’ve heard so far. Kind of like if Jackson Browne fronted The Posies. Looks like Jason was a major player on this record, but feels like he just let John just be the best he could be; it really feels like a genuine statement directly from John’s inner vision, an honest statement from a truly talented singer/songwriter.

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    • patrickdonders · 6 Days Ago

      Yes, that’s it! Have the same feeling every time I play the record, and I play it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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