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CMN Music Team: 2018 Best Of Lists

The voting breakdown of the big Best Of 2018 list.




Alessandra Guarneri

albums songs
1. Camila Cabello  Camila 1. “Havana” Camila Cabello
2. Twenty-One Pilots Trench 2. “Thank U, Next”  Ariana Grande
3. The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships 3. “It’s Not Living if It’s Not With You” The 1975
4. Invasion of Privacy 4. “Eastside” – Halsey, Benny Blanco and Khalid
5. Sweetener 5. “Tints” – Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar
6. Youngblood 6. “Lost In Japan” – Shawn Mendes
7. Championships 7. “Ladders” – Mac Miller
8. Mac Miller Swimming 8. “SICKO MODE” Travis Scott
9. Shawn Mendes 9. “Sweet But Psycho”  Ava Max
10. Beach House Beach House 7 10. “This is America” Childish Gambino

Autumn Miller

1. The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
2. The 1975 Love If We Made It 
3. Dua Lipa Electricity 
4. The Neighborhood The Neighborhood
5. LANY Malibu Nights 
6. Mac Miller Swimming 
7. Troye Sivan Bloom
8. Arianna Grande Thank u, Next
9. Zedd The Middle 
10. Lil Uzi Vert New Patek 

Nicole Kitchens

1.Ty Segall Freedom’s Golbin
2. Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
3. Brian Jonestown Massacre Something Else 
4. Leon Bridges Good Things
5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra Sex and Food
6.Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel 
7. King Tuff The Other 
8. Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever Hope Downs
9.  Parquet Courts Wide Awake
10. boygenius boygenius

Anna Rahkonen

albums songs
1. SOPHIE Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides 1. Mitski “Nobody”
2. Jpegmafia Veteran 2. Julia Holter “I Shall Love 2”
3. Aisha Devi DNA Feelings 3. SOPHIE “Immaterial”
4. Soccer Mommy  Clean 4. Haley Hendrickx “Untitled God Song”
5. Julia Holter Aviary 5. Dupcakke “Duck Duck Goose”
6. Playboi Carti Die Lit  6. Sheck Wes “Mo Bamba”
7. A.A.L. 2012-2017 7. Beach House “Dive”
8. Sheck Wes MUDBOY 8. Travis Scott “Sicko Mode”
9. Daughters  You Won’t Get What You Want 9. Planningtorock “Non Binary Femme”
10. Planningtorock Powerhouse 10. Cardi B “I Do”

Kenzie Dineen

albums songs
1. Ice Nine kills The Silver Scream 1. Ice Nine Kills “Grave Mistake”
2. Ghostemane N/O/I/S/E 2. Mac Miller “What’s the Use?”
3. Mac Miller Swimming 3. Ghostemane “Bonesaw”
4. IDK How But They Found Me 1981 EP 4. Lakeshore “Erased”
5. Tierra Whack Whack World 5. IDK How But They Found Me “Absinthe”
6. Lil Peep Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 2 6. Killstation “Extinction”
7. Palaye Royale Boom Boom Room (Side B) 7. Weezer “Zombie Bastards”
8. VulfPeck Hill Climber  8. Bad Omens “Careful What you Wish For”
9.  The Frights Hypochondriac 9. Black Veil Brides “Throw the First Stone”
10. The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships  10. Lil Peep “Falling Down”

Kevin Ashley

1. Brainstorm – “Ravenous Minds”
2. Exemia – “Lone Wolf”
3. Aleph – “I’m on Fire” (Mirko Hirsch Remix)
4. Brainstorm – “Devil’s Eye”
5. Exemia – “The Future is Now”
6. Exemia – “High Speed Chase II”
7. Mirko Hirsch – “Midnight Affair”
8. Decaying – “To Cross the Line”
9. Khors – “Beyond the Bestial”
10. Overbreak – “Прокляты и забыты”

Padideh Aghanoury

1. Junglepussy  JP3
2.DJ Koze  Knock Knock
3. Waajeed  From the Dirt
4 Ciel  Hundred Flowers
5 Ali Hassan Kuban  Ali Hassan Kuban
6 Wiley  Godfather ii
7 Daniel Avery  Song for Alpha
8 Black Moth Super Rainbow  Panic Blooms
9 Peaking Lights Sea of Sand
10 The Garden  Mirror Might Steal Your Charm

Daysia Cornish

albums and songs
1.”Something to Feel” – Mac Ayres
2. Hive Mind The Internet
3. “Valentine ( What’s it Gonna be)” – Rina Sawayama
4. Bloom  Troye Sivan
5. “Coming Home” – Zhu feat. Major Jordan
6. Lost & Found – Jorja Smith
7. “Overtime” – Jessie Ware
8. “No Rain, No Flowers” – Sabrina Claudio
9. “Seoul” – RM
10. “Lost” – Brent Faiyaz

Briana Vacca

albums songs
1. Anderson East  Encore 1. “Never Be The Same” – Camila Cabello
2. Caitlyn Smith  Starfire 2. “Greatest Love Story” – Lanco
3. Brandi Carlile By The Way, I Forgive You 3. “Symptoms” – Devin Dawson
4. Courtney Marie Andrews  May Your Kindness Remain 4. “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde
5. Caitlyn Canty  Motel Banquet 5. “The Night We Met” – Lord Huron feat: Phoebe Bridgers
6. Tenille Townes  Living Room Worktapes 6. “Somebody’s Daughter” – Tenille Townes
7. Amos Lee  My New Moon 7. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle
8. Look Up Child  Lauren Diagle 8. “Make Him Wait” – Abby Anderson
9. Ruston Kelly  Dying Star 9. “Venice Bitch” – Lana Del Rey
10. NeedtoBreathe  Acoustic Live, Vol. 1 10. “Bad” – Lennon Stella

Brogan McCuen

albums songs
1. Charlie Puth Voicenotes 1. Little By Little – Dear Rogue
2. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer 2. you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish
3. Thrillers – Stomper 3. House in LA – Jungle
4. Greatest Showman Soundtrack 4. Wishing Well – Stomper
5. Bishop Briggs – Church of Scars 5. Look Back – Diplo
6. The Carters – Everything is Love 6. PARAD(w/m)E – Sylvan Esso
7. Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic 7. Venus in Furs – Ängie
8. Anderson .Paak – Oxnard 8. After the Storm – Kali Uchis
9. Superorganism – Superorganism 9. Move with the Tide – Sucre
10. Dear Rogue – PHASES 10. White Flag – Bishop Briggs

Lilia Owens

1. Travis Scott, “Astrothunder”
2. Bobby Earth, “Mood”
3. A$AP Rocky, “F**k Sleep (feat. FKA twigs)”
4. Travis Scott, “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD”
5. Connan Mockasin, “Momo’s”
6. Kelly Finnigan, “Catch Me I’m Falling”
7. Ski Mask the Slump God, “So High”
8. Travis Scott, “YOSEMITE”
9. Joji, “CAN’T GET OVER YOU (feat. Clams Casino)”
10. Trey Graves drft

Patrick Foster

1. Sons of Kemet Your Queen is a Reptile 
2. Basa Basa Homowo
3. No Age Snares Like A Haircut
4. Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog
5. Sudan Archives Sink
6. Sleep The Sciences
7. Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt
8. The Beths Future Me Hates Me
9. Pig Destroyer Head Cage
10. Escape-ism The Lost Record

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