MLE - Top 50 Tracks of 2018

Hi again. Apologies about the lack of posts this year! If it helps it was because we were busy putting out more brilliant music by more talented artists then ever before….okay, and a little laziness. When Adam & I started this label a few years back we genuinely couldn’t dream of the sort of things which became a reality in 2018, including numerous play on Radio 1, 6 Music and lots of playlist adds on Radio X, support from some of our favourite blogs like DIY, Indie Shuffle and Clash as well as over 200k plays across streaming services.

In what has been another year of brilliant year for new music we’d like to give an extra special shout out to our carefully nurtured and hugely talented roster before Adam & I pick out our 25 favourite track by artists outside of our stable.

We had Pip Hall’s stunning debut LP ‘Everything Before’, the woozily hypnotic pairing of ‘Rabbit’ and ‘Gun’ by Moon Panda, ethereal folk from Alex Bayly on ‘Wade in the Water’ and ‘Clear Air Turbulence’, Luvia’s gorgeously sparse and haunting ‘For You’ and Me and the Moon’s oft-kilter indie pop jams ‘It’s Alright’. Thank you to every person who made 2018 our best year yet.

Without any further ado, here’s our run down of our top 25 artists of 2018 - we hope you find your new favourite song. You can listen to the full list on Spotify.

Aled’s Top 25

  1. Father John Misty – Hangout at the Gallows

  2. Boygenius – Me & My Dog

  3. Brandi Carlile – The Mother

  4. Hush Kids – All My Love

  5. Illuminati hotties – (You’re Better) Than Ever

  6. Isaac Gracie – Last Words

  7. The Decemberists – Once In My Life

  8. Fenny Lily – On Hold

  9. Camp Cope – The Face of God

  10. Matt Maltese – Bad Contestant

  11. Mastersystem – Notes on a Life Not Quite Lived

  12. Okkervil River – Famous Tracheotomies

  13. Lucy Dacus – Night Shift

  14. Mitski – Nobody

  15. Frog – Something To Hide

  16. Jack River – Fool’s Gold

  17. Frank Turner – There She Is

  18. Death Cab For Cutie – 60 & Punk

  19. Prounoun – wrong

  20. MILCK – Black Sheep

  21. Phosphorescent – Christmas Down Under

  22. Willie J Healey – Learn Toulouse

  23. Pete Bjorn & John – Gut Feeling

  24. Zuzu - Can’t Be Alone

  25. Night Shop - My Love

Adam’s Top 25

  1. Camp Cope - The Face of God

  2. Dawes - Crack the Case

  3. Original Design - Come Get Me

  4. Rossa Murray and the Blowin’ Winds - Sophie

  5. Phosphorescence - New Birth in New England

  6. Zuzu - Dark Blue

  7. Cheerbleederz - Cabin Fever

  8. Nicole Amine - Wine Song

  9. The Lonely Biscuits - Blue Glass

  10. Forest Fire Gospel Choir - Oh Eleanor

  11. Pale Waves - Eighteen

  12. Honne - Day 1

  13. Smallpools - Stumblin’ Home

  14. Dave Matthews Band - That Girl is You

  15. The Drew Thomson Foundation - Stay

  16. Indoor Pets - Hi

  17. Twin Shadow - Saturdays

  18. Idles - Danny Nedelko

  19. Paul Cauthen - Everybody Walkin’ This Land

  20. Sam Fender - Dead Boys

  21. Brent Cobb - Mornin’s Gonna Come

  22. The Xcerts - Feels Like Falling in Love

  23. Death Cab for Cutie - Gold Rush

  24. The Teskey Brothers - I Get Up

  25. Jeff Rosenstock - Yh Throat

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