Amy’s 2018 Music Highlights
Another year gone by. It’s been a quiet year for the music I’ve listened to. Even though I listened to a lot of new songs and groups, pushing for 175 items heard… doing my math, a bit over 50% of those were just single releases. I was shocked. This is probably the lowest amount of albums I’ve listened to in a single year in a long time. Despite having problems cutting down tracks for a clear Top50 Songs of 2018 list.
Let’s start with the bonus~~~
Mamamoo 4 Season x 4 Color
Even though I do have a preferred Season release — and technically, Wheein’s White season isn’t out — I have decided not to play favorites and highlight Mamamoo‘s 4 Season x 4 Color project developed to showcase members’ qualities.
Starting the year with a warm mellow Hwasa’s Yellow Flower for spring, followed by a warm (though quite chaotic) Moonbyul’s Red Moon for summer, and leading to a soothing autumn with Solar’s Blue;s; Mamamoo has managed to showcase a different color palette throughout the year to fit the erratic seasonal change.
Now, onto the list~~~
10. Yahyel – Human / Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose
I discovered Dirty Projectors some years ago when they collaborated with Bjork on Mount Wittenberg Orca. I have been enjoying their music ever since.
Though you can find Lamp Lit Prose in your favorite music service, Domino has a beautiful red and blue vinyl. I just bought that.
To complement Dirty Projector’s sound, we reach out to Japan’s yahyel alternative electronica in Human.