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END OF YEAR ROUNDUP: TOP TEN TRACKS OF THE YEAR

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Greetings one and all. As 2018 exits stage left, we begin our roundup of the year that saw us come into existence. Many things have come, many things have gone, but as we look back on the year these 10 songs remain the best things to grace our ears. They are unordered.

Song: THE FUTURE OF HISTORY
Artist: TROPICAL FUCK STORM
Label: Mistletone / TFS Records
In a sentence: Filthy Aussie buggers, feral in their descriptions of Gary Kasaparov and Deep Blue's amazing duels of the 90s.


Song: 
HAYLEY
Artist: JOCKSTRAP
Label: Kaya Kaya Records
In a sentence: Glorious, glorious pop tones; Super Mario, 'Sunset Boulevard' and PC Music rolled into one.


Song: CONSTELLATION
Artist: SZUN WAVES
Label: The Leaf Label
In a sentence: Transportative free jazz from one of the best jazz combos in the Big Smoke.


Song: THE BOOMBOX AFFAIR
Artist: PARANOID LONDON
Label: s/r
In a sentence: Latest Paranoid London song, and it's plain to see that they're filthy and groovy and thunderous as ever.


Song: ONLY ACTING
Artist: KERO KERO BONITO
Label: Polyvinyl
In a sentence: KKB's move away from sugar sweet pop and bring in this tyrannical Dinosaur Jr influence... and it really, really works.


Song: BMBMBM
Artist: BLACK MIDI
Label: Speedy Wunderground
In a sentence: Undeniably the best band in London reaching towards their heady best... but, what's exciting is that it's still a way off their live shows.


Song: BEEFY DANNY
Artist: AUDIOBOOKS
Label: Heavenly
In a sentence: Jutting, angular electronics meet Evangeline Ling's unhinged spoken word fury.


Song:
SWAMP
Artist: JERSKIN FENDRIX
Label: s/r
In a sentence: Godly mix of pop-noir darkness and joyous irony-free europop from the South London glitch savant.


Song: THEME FROM FAILURE PT. ONE
Artist: THE GUEST
Label: s/r
In a sentence: Our 'Pick of the Pile' when reviewing recent tracks for Issue One... ultimately the funniest, saddest and in many ways most empowering track to grace my ears this year.



Song: INCIDENTAL BOOGIE
Artist: U.S. GIRLS
Label: 4AD
In a sentence: Mutant disco banger from the velvet palace that is Meg Remy's 6th album as U.S. Girls.

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We will return shortly with our albums of the year for 2018. 

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END OF YEAR ROUNDUP: FIFTEEN ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

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With a rather sizeable 2019 planned, we present to you the very best of 2018. This list is your last point at which to look back, rather than forward. As sure as eggs is eggs. Milk is milk. Klopp is a shit Hassenhuttl. 2018 was a year most spectacular for us, and music itself. Study below our favourite 15 albums, and prepare for... The Return.


1.
TITLE: Now! in a Minute
ARTIST: Audiobooks
LABEL: Heavenly
IN A SENTENCE: A simply perfect statement of deranged pop; funny, catchy, with surprises up every alley; Evangeline Ling is the shamanic pop provocateur we need, and beatmaker-in-chief David Wrench is the warlock we don't deserve.

2.
TITLE: Love is the Key to the City
ARTIST: Jockstrap
LABEL: Kaya Kaya
IN A SENTENCE: A sparkling clusterfuck of ol' Hollywood strings, PC Music sugar-rush pop and Mario Kart fantasia.

3.
TITLE: In A Poem Unlimited
ARTIST: U.S Girls
LABEL: 4AD
IN A SENTENCE: Velvet vocal hooks meet blistering space-funk on this wild …

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