CMU Approved

On The CMU Stereo 2018 – Summer

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018

Ariana Grande

With the year nearly done and dusted and the festive break incoming, this week, we’re running down 40 of our favourite tracks of 2018, ten at a time, loosely grouped into seasons. Today we reach the summer. If you sign up to our ‘On The CMU Stereo 2018’ playlist on Spotify here, you can listen to all of these tracks and our winter and spring choices now, as well as the final ten when they are revealed tomorrow.

This playlist starts out on the same experimental slant that ran through our spring selection with Eartheater’s ‘CLIT’. However, across the ten tracks, this is probably our most varied selection.

Appearing at either end of the list are two different takes on pop – Benin City’s endlessly enjoyable ‘Bus’ up near the front and, near the end, an appearance from Ariana Grande, who really established herself as a stand out artist this year. We’ve picked her track ‘God Is A Woman’.

Jon Hopkins makes the list with the title track of his ‘Singularity’ album, which was one of our favourite LPs of the year. Plus, of course, ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino makes the cut, it surely being the track that 2018 will be best remembered for.

Here’s what’s on our summer playlist:

Eartheater – CLIT
Benin City – Bus
Jon Hopkins – Singularity
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Kojey Radical – Water (feat Mahalia)
Orbital – Tiny Foldable Cities
Maribou State – Feel Good (feat Khruangbin)
Kathryn Joseph – IIII
Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
Yves Tumor – Licking An Orchid (feat James K)

Listen to all ten tracks here.

Check out all of the artists featured in the CMU Approved column in 2018 on this Spotify playlist.



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