Check out the Station’s Top 50 by year:

Year End Chart – 2018

Top 50

  1. Vince Staples – “Big Fish Theory” [Def Jam/Virgin Emi]
  2. King Krule – “The Ooz” [True Panther]
  3. The Drums – “Abysmal Thoughts” [Anti-]
  4. Big Thief – “Capacity” [Saddle Creek]
  5. Alvvays – “Antisocialites” [Polyvinyl]
  6. Alex Cameron – “Forced Witness” [Secretly Canadian]
  7. Ariel Pink – “Dedicated To Bobby Jameson” [Mexican Summer]
  8. Sylvan Esso – “What Now” [Loma Vista]
  9. Thundercat – “Drunk” [Brainfeeder]
  10. Priests – “Nothing Feels Natural” [Sister Polygon]
  11. Kamasi Washington – “Harmony Of Difference” [Young Turks]
  12. Arca – “Arca” [Xl]
  13. St. Vincent – “Masseduction” [Loma Vista]
  14. Cherry Glazerr – “Apocalipstick” [Secretly Canadian]
  15. Bjork – “Utopia” [One Little Indian]
  16. Mount Eerie – “A Crow Looked A Me” [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
  17. Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Async” [Milan Records]
  18. Marika Hackman – “I’m Not Your Man” [Sub Pop]
  19. Mount Kimbie – “Love What Survives” [Warp]
  20. Grizzly Bear – “Painted Ruins” [Rca]
  21. Slowdive – “Slowdive” [Dead Oceans]
  22. Beck – “Colors” [Capitol]
  23. Washed Out – “Mr. Mellow” [Stones Throw]
  24. Japanese Breakfast – “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” [Dead Oceans]
  25. Faking Jazz – “Quick Goodnight” [Cat Family Records]
  26. Nai Palm – “Needle Paw” [Sony Music Masterworks]
  27. Benjamin Booker – “Witness” [Ato]
  28. Kelela – “Take Me Apart” [Warp]
  29. Midnight Sister – “Saturn Over Sunset” [Jagjaguwar]
  30. Ibibio Sound Machine – “Uyai” [Merge]
  31. Beach Fossils – “Somersault” [Bayonet]
  32. The Magnetic Fields – “50 Song Memoir” [Nonesuch]
  33. Hundred Waters – “Communicating” [Owsla]
  34. Fleet Foxes – “Crack-Up” [Nonesuch]
  35. Buster Wolf – “Old Lou’s Bomba Y Plena” [Fuzzzy Nickels]
  36. Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy” [Sub Pop]
  37. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard + Mile High Club – “Sketches Of New Brunswick East” [Ato]
  38. V/A – “C88” [Cherry Red]
  39. Homeshake – “Fresh Air” [Sinderlyn]
  40. Girlpool – “Powerplant” [Anti-]
  41. Yves Tumor – “Experiencing The Deposit Of Faith” [Warp]
  42. Laurel Halo – “Dust” [Hyperdub]
  43. (Sandy) Alex G – “Rocket” [Domino]
  44. Weaves – “Wide Open” [Kanine]
  45. Fatima Al Qadiri – “Shaneera” [Hyperdub]
  46. Zola Jesus – “Okovi” [Sacred Bones]
  47. Dirty Projectors – “Dirty Projectors” [Domino]
  48. Happyness – “Write In” [Bar/None]
  49. Spoon – “Hot Thoughts” [Matador]
  50. Perfume Genius – “No Shape” [Matador]

Superlatives

Best Punk: Metz – “Strange Peace” [Sub Pop]
Best Electronic: Arca – “Arca” [Xl]
Best Local: (#1) Faking Jazz – “Quick Goodnight” [Cat Family], (#2) Smoke Mountain – “Smoke Mountain” [S/R]
Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk: Big Thief – “Capacity” [Saddle Creek]
Best Metal: Boris – “Dear” [Sargent House]
Best Soul/Funk/R&B: Thundercat – “Drunk” [Brainfeeder]
Best Latin: V/A – “Outro Tempo” [Music From Memory]
Best Obscuro: Dougie Poole – “Wideass Highway” [Jmc Aggregate]
Best Experimental: Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Async” [Milan Records]
Best Jazz: Kamasi Washington – “Harmony Of Difference” [Young Turks]
Best Blues: Como Mamas – “Move Upstairs” [Daptone]
Best Reissue: The Zombies – “Odessey & Oracle” [Varese Sarabande]
Best Hip-Hop: Vince Staples – “Big Fish Theory” [Def Jam/Virgin Emi]
Best World Music: V/A – “Zaire ’74” [Wrasse]
Best Compilation: V/A – “C88” [Cherry Red]
Best Debut: Priests – “Nothing Feels Natural” [Sister Polygon]
Best Ep: Palm – “Shadow Expert” [Carpark]
Most Annoying: Benjamin Gibbard – “Bandwagonesque” [Canvasback]
Most Disappointing: Mac Demarco – “This Old Dog” [Captured Tracks]
Best Album Artwork: Bjork – “Utopia” [One Little Indian]
Worst Band Name: Dude York
Best/Most Consistent Label: Secretly Canadian
Best Specialty Show: Sonic Safari
Best Region For Music: Western Usa
Best Local Show Of The Year: The Drums @ Cdu
Best Dj: Frances Sasport