We’re officially here, the end of the 2018! Thanks for following along all year long with our weekly SubModern Reports. We’ve had a banner year in this corner of the Musicverse and it’s always exciting to see how it all shakes out at the end. Let’s all find out on the SubModern 2018 Year End Charts

Congratulations to one of NYC’s finest (and one of the stars of Meet Me In The Bathroom), the one and only Interpol, who returned strong this year with their sixth album, which spawned “The Rover,” our #1 SubModern single of 2018! Album honors though head down the east coast to Baltimore with the seventh record 7 from the longtime duo Beach House. Congratulations to both of them, as well as the numerous others artists, fresh faces and indie veterans alike, found in the top tens of both charts, including Albert Hammond Jr., Metric, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Superorgansism. Of course many other fantastic acts also appear on one chart or the other, as you can see in the top 50 singles and top 25 albums listed below.

As always, we also pay tribute to the fine labels who brought us all of these tunes throughout the course of the year. It’s another year at the top for Sub Pop, with that big Beach House release, as well as the aforementioned Rolling Blackouts (who had the #2 album), the ever-interesting Father John Misty, King Tuff, and capping off 2018 with J. Mascis. Congrats to Scott Perlewitz, Michelle Feghali, and all on their continued success! A big thumbs up to the rest of the year’s top ten labels: Domino at #2, Matador at #3, Merge at #4, Polyvinyl at #5, Columbia at #6, Atlantic at #7, Warner Brothers at #8, Epitaph at #9, and Carpark at #10.

Thank you all who contribute to what we collectively do and care about here! Whether you make music, promote music, play it on the radio, write about it, or just listen to it, we’re all part of this wonderful ecosystem of discovering what’s new and exciting. I wish you all a joyous holiday season and new year! Let’s do it all again in 2019! I’ll be back here with out first charts of the year on January 9th. Now, I’ll leave you with my top albums and songs of 2018…

Josh’s Top 10 Songs of 2018
1. Kate Nash – “Life In Pink”
2. Caroline Rose – “Cry!” + “Bikini” (tie)
3. The Beths – “Future Me Hates Me”
4. Metric – “Dressed to Suppress”
5. The Vaccines – “Your Love Is My Favourite Band”
6. Tune-Yards – “Look at Your Hands”
7. Hatchie – “Sure”
8. CHVRCHES – “Graves”
9. Sylvan Esso – “PARAD(w/m)E”
10. Editors – “Darkness At The Door”
Josh’s Top 10 Albums of 2018
1. Caroline Rose – Loner
2. Kate Nash – Yesterday Was Forever
3. Metric – Art of Doubt
4. CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead
5. Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
6. The Vaccines – Combat Sports
7. The Beths- Future Me Hates Me
8. Dream Wife – Dream Wife
9. Superorganism – Superorganism
10. Jukebox The Ghost – Off To The Races (tie)
  The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (tie)

~ Josh T. Landow
Twitter: @JoshTLandow
 

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TOP 50 SUBMODERN SINGLES OF 2018
RankArtistTrackLabel
1INTERPOLTHE ROVERMATADOR
2SUPERORGANISMEVERYBODY WANTS TO BE FAMOUSDOMINO
3REX ORANGE COUNTYLOVING IS EASYAWOL
4WALLOWSPICTURES OF GIRLSATLANTIC
5WILD NOTHINGLETTING GOCAPTURED TRACKS
6ALBERT HAMMOND JR.FAR AWAY TRUTHSRED BULL
7KING TUFFPSYCHO STARSUB POP
8ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVERTALKING STRAIGHTSUB POP
9BEACH HOUSEDARK SPRINGSUB POP
10METRICNOW OR NEVER NOWMMI
11BOB MOSESBACK DOWNDOMINO
12GORILLAZHUMILITYWARNER BROS.
13THE KILLSLIST OF DEMANDS (REPARATIONS)DOMINO
14FATHER JOHN MISTYMR. TILLMANSUB POP
15DREAMERSSCREWSFAIRFAX
16THE INTERRUPTERSSHE'S KEROSENEHELLCAT
17GANG OF YOUTHSTHE HEART IS A MUSCLERED
18JUNGLEHAPPY MANXL
19POST ANIMALRALPHIEPOLYVINYL
20tPARQUET COURTSWIDE AWAKEROUGH TRADE
 ARCTIC MONKEYSFOUR OUT OF FIVEDOMINO
 SLOTHRUSTDOUBLE DOWNDANGERBIRD
23CAR SEAT HEADRESTNERVOUS YOUNG INHUMANSMATADOR
24tTHE GET UP KIDSMAYBEPOLYVINYL
 CAT POWER [FT. LANA DEL REY]WOMANDOMINO
26tMOVING PANORAMASBABY BLUESMODERN OUTSIDER
 CHVRCHESMIRACLEGLASSNOTE
 MT. JOYSILVER LININGDUALTONE
29ASHANNABELINFECTIOUS / BMG
30BOB MOSESHEAVEN ONLY KNOWSDOMINO
31tYUNONO GOING BACKSUB POP
 SOCCER MOMMYYOUR DOGFAT POSSUM
33LOVELYTHEBANDTHESE ARE MY FRIENDSRED
34tDIRTY PROJECTORSBREAK-THRUDOMINO
 DMA'SFOR NOWINFECTIOUS
 SPEEDY ORTIZLUCKY 88CARPARK
 J. MASCISSEE YOU AT THE MOVIESSUB POP
38tCOURTNEY BARNETTNAMELESS FACELESSMOM + POP
 THE JOY FORMIDABLETHE WRONG SIDESERADOM
40THE VACCINESI CAN'T QUITCOLUMBIA
41tTHE KNOCKS [FT. FOSTER THE PEOPLE]RIDE OR DIEBIG BEAT / ATLANTIC
 RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISEFEVER PITCHELEKTRA
43JOHNNY MARRHI HELLONEW VOODOO
44tMGMTME & MICHAELCOLUMBIA
 ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVERMAINLANDSUB POP
46tBEACH HOUSELEMON GLOWSUB POP
 MORGXN [FT. WALK THE MOON]HOMEWXNDERLOST
 TWIN SHADOWSATURDAYSREPRISE
49KURT VILELOADING ZONESMATADOR
50PETALBETTER THAN YOURUN FOR COVER
 
TOP 25 SUBMODERN ALBUMS OF 2018
RankArtistAlbumLabel
1BEACH HOUSE7SUB POP
2ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVERHOPE DOWNSSUB POP
3INTERPOLMARAUDERMATADOR
4PARQUET COURTSWIDE AWAKEROUGH TRADE
5SUPERORGANISMSUPERORGANISMDOMINO
6ALBERT HAMMOND JR.FRANCIS TROUBLERED BULL
7CHVRCHESLOVE IS DEADGLASSNOTE
8tMETRICART OF DOUBTMMI
 BOB MOSESBATTLE LINESDOMINO
10FATHER JOHN MISTYGOD'S FAVORITE CUSTOMERSUB POP
11DEATH CAB FOR CUTIETHANK YOU FOR TODAYATLANTIC
12SOCCER MOMMYCLEANFAT POSSUM
13ASHISLANDSINFECTIOUS
14WILD NOTHINGINDIGOCAPTURED TRACKS
15MIDDLE KIDSLOST FRIENDSDOMINO
16tCOURTNEY BARNETTTELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEELMOM + POP
 CAR SEAT HEADRESTTWIN FANTASYMATADOR
18MUSESIMULATION THEORYWARNER BROS.
19KING TUFFTHE OTHERSUB POP
20ARCTIC MONKEYSTRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL + CASINODOMINO
21tJOHNNY MARRCALL THE COMETNEW VOODOO
 POST ANIMALWHEN I THINK OF YOU IN A CASTLEPOLYVINYL
 J. MASCISELASTIC DAYSSUB POP
24tJUNGLEFOR EVERXL
 JACK WHITEBOARDING HOUSE REACHTHIRD MAN / COLUMBIA