TOP 102.5 SONGS OF 2018.

Written by on December 23, 2018

This 2018 might have seemed like a lousy year for the world. You know, the government, the growing violence, the confusion, and all that we face during our collective journey through our mundane existence.

For us at KXSF it was a great year. Indeed it was. Not only because this 2018 was the year that saw us launch on the airwaves but because the music we were able to play for you was bloody great. Simple as that.

We felt like we had to celebrate by offering you a gift, a very special one. With all sincerity, we thought the best gift we can ever offer you is the gift of the best music of the year!!!

Your KXSF DJs got together during the past few weeks and chose our 102.5 best songs of 2018. We will feature this great playlist during our on-air countdown from Thursday December 27th to Sunday December 30th. That’s, without a doubt, the best way to finish 2018.

Here are KXSF’s Top 102.5 Songs of 2018:

1 Shame — “Friction”
2 Charles Bradley — “I Feel a Change” (feat. Menahan Street Band)
3 Kurt Vile — “Bassackwards”
4 Idles — “Gram Rock”
5 Idles — “Danny Nedelko”
6 Yo La Tengo — “Shades Of Blue”
7 Lumerians — “Silver Trash”
8 Karen O and Danger Mouse — “Lux Prima”
9 Constant Mongrel — “Living In Excellence”
10 Thom Yorke — “Suspirium”
11 Bernice — “Glue”
12 Oh Sees — Last Peace
13 Bodega — “How Did This Happen?!”
14 RAYS — “Yesterday’s Faces”
15 Anna Calvi — “Alpha”
16 Suuns — “Look No Further”
17 Chromatics — “Black Walls”
18 Belle and Sebastian — “Best Friend”
19 Ty Segall — “5 Ft. Tall”
20 The Limiñanas — “The Gift” (featuring Peter Hook)
21 Terry — “Under Reign”
22 Lithics — “Excuse Generator”
23 The Residents — “Lingering Illusions”
24 Idles — I’m Scum
25 Lithics — “Specs”
26 Deerhunter — “Death in Midsummer”
27 Jim James — “Just A Fool”
28 Oh Sees — “C”
29 H.E.R. — “Carried Away”
30 The Good, The Bad and The Queen — “Merrie Land”
31 The Beths — “Future Me Hates Me”
32 Death Grips — “The Fear”
33 Julia Holter — “I Shall Love 2”
34 Numb.er — “Father”
35 Parquet Courts — “Mardi Gras Beads”
36 Ty Segall — “Every 1’s A Winner”
37 Mary Halvorson — “Pretty Mountain”
38 The Brian Jonestown Massacre — “Hold That Thought”
39 Tony Molina — “Nothing I Can Say”
40 Exit Group — “Plastic Coffin”
41 Frigs — “Talking Pictures”
42 Deerhoof — “Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta”
43 IDLES — “Samaritans”
44 The Ex — “Soon All Cities”
45 77:78 — “Chilli”
46 Tune-Yards — “Free”
47 Straight Arrows — “Out And Down”
48 Miss Kittin — “Scanner”
49 MGMT — “Little Dark Age”
50 Alien Nosejob — “Maggie”
51 Locus Pocus — “Getting Creepy”
52 Parquet Courts — Wide Awake
53 Ben Pirani — Art School Girl
54 Palms — “Body Type”
55 Shelby, Texas — “Home”
56 Iron and Wine — “Last of Your Rock and Roll Heroes”
57 Mothers — “Pink”
58 Missing Pages — “Long Way Down”
59 90. Dr. Octagon — “3030 Meets the Doc, Pt. 1”
60 Terry — “Carpe Diem”
61 Boy Harsher — “Pain”
62 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — “Talking Straight”
63 Busdriver — “Kiss Around The Note”
64 Palm — “Heavy Lifting”
65 Courtney Barnett — “I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch”
66 Wimps — “Mope Around”
67 Busdriver — Grape Drank
68 Forth Wanderers — “Ages Ago”
69 Boy Harsher — “Face the Fire”
70 TV Crime — “In The Gutter”
71 Calvin Johnson — “A Wonderful Beast”
72 Laurie & Olly — “Sniffin’ Samgh”
73 Chromatics — Camera
74 The Shifters — “Carlisle”
75 Calvin Johnson — “Wherefore Art Thou”
76 Surfbort — “Slushy”
77  Vundabar — “Harvest”
78 Hookworms — “Ullswater”
79 Pereira Elsewhere — “Albanian Hymn” (feat. Fattú Djakité)
80 Pllush — “Ortega”
81 Dot Dash — “Gray Blue Green”
82 Papercuts — “All Along St. Mary’s”
83 Sons of Kemet — “My Queen Is Ada Eastman”
84  The Shifters — “Work, Life, Gym, Etc.”
85 Bill Baird — “Everything Explodes”
86 Homeboy Sandman & Edan — “Rock & Roll Indian Dance”
87 Low Cut Connie — “All These Kids are Way Too High”
88 Swearin’ — “Future Hell”
89 Constant Mongrel — “Action”
90 Sage the Gemini — “Now or Later”
91 Fatoumata Diawara — “Nterini”
92 Ana Frango Elétrico — “Farelos”
93 Khruangbin — “Maria Tambien”
94 Elvis Costello & The Imposters — “I Let The Sun Go Down”
95 The Six Sevens — “Fomo”
96 Radiant Children — “Tryin'”
97 Purr — “Gates of Cool”
98 Tracey Thorn — “Smoke”
99 Tracyanne & Danny — “Alabama”
100 Swae Lee — “Sunflower”
101 Mint Field — “Quiero Otono de Nuevo”
102 Kikagaku Moyo — “Majupose”
103 Fantastic Negrito- “Plastic Hamburgers”


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