Apologies to LastDino, as I have nicked your thread idea.
Few things more joyful than a truly great pop track or album. But I’ve arguably not found anything that matches the likes of yer Melodrama or Lemonade from previous years. So let’s share our favourite pop tracks and (preferably) albums to try and figure out the cream of 2018.
For me the closest has been Rae Morris’s Someone Like You, which has had the most bangers and the least filler, but it’s arguably still an 8 or 9 rather than a solid gold 10 for me, Clive.
Lykke Li’s So Sad, So Sexy has also been brilliant, though quite downbeat and dark for a pop album.
Let’s Eat Grandma have had some glorious pop bangers on the new album, but overall are probably more indie than pop. Same with Confidence Man.
Been plenty of disappointments and car crashes from many of 2018’s great white hopes too. Ariana’s New one sounds crushingly dull. Troye Sivan never comes remotely close to matching certified banger My, My, My on Bloom. Fortunately everyone seems to have stopped taking about that Kali Uchis album.
So, what’s your best pop song or album of 2018, DiS?
Also feel free to wax lyrical about pop in the past. Had Super Trouper on this morning. Discovering that ABBA were actually a shit-hot albums band too has been a highlight of my year.
(First post will inevitably be Radiohead or Kali Uchis)