Here at All Things Loud, we’ve spent the last few weeks meticulously selecting and analysing the 50 best pieces of music to see the light of day in 2018. Following hours and hours of streaming, as well as swathes of disagreements and list re-shuffles, we’ve finally come to a unanimous decision: a Top 50 which contains a mixture of music from all corners of the musical spectrum, and one which should do justice a year which most certainly has not been very easy on multiple levels. Today, we share with you the Top 25 Songs of 2018. Catch up on the first half of the Top 50 here.

25 KAMASI WASHINGTON – STREET FIGHTER MAS

24 SUPERORGANISM – SPRORGNSM

23 CONFIDENCE MAN – FASCINATION

22 VIAGRA BOYS – DOWN IN THE BASEMENT

21 GHOST – DANCE MACABRE

20 MOUNT EERIE – TINTIN IN TIBET

19 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – HUNNYBEE

18 WARMDUSCHER – I GOT FRIENDS

17 SUNFLOWER BEAN – TWENTYTWO

16 WHITE LIES – TIME TO GIVE

15 DONNY BENET – WORKING OUT

14 HMLTD – PROXY LOVE

13 DEAFHEAVEN – CANARY YELLOW

12 CLAIRO – 4EVER

11 MITSKI – NOBODY

10 THE VOIDZ – QYURRYUS

9 ARCTIC MONKEYS – FOUR OUT OF FIVE

8 JAIN – ALRIGHT

7 SNAIL MAIL – PRISTINE

6 PARQUET COURTS – WIDE AWAKE! 

5 SPORTS TEAM – CAMEL CREW

4 SHAME – FRICTION

3 US GIRLS – M.A.H.

2 JUNGLE – HEAVY, CALIFORNIA

1 IDLES – DANNY NEDELKO

Listen to the entire Top 50 below, and keep an eye out for an in-depth interview with IDLES frontman Joe Talbot.