Everyone’s taste in music is different. That’s why we created Upbeat, a fun new web app that learns your unique taste in music and matches you with fans who love the music you love so you can (1) discover new music from fans whose taste is actually relevant to you and (2) meaningfully share the music you love with people who will care.
I thought it’d be interesting to start the new year by sharing my favorite albums of 2018.
Methodology: I created a list of albums (10+ songs) released in 2018 that included at least one song I already loved, and I rated each song on each album on Upbeat’s 5-point scale (5 = love, 4 = like; 3 = neutral; 2 = dislike; and 1 = hate).
Upbeat’s Rating Scale
I then took the average rating of all songs on each album to calculate my rating for that album overall.
Here are my 10 favorite albums released in 2018. My genre preferences are indie pop / electronic / rock. If you love this music, join Upbeat, and add the music you love–I’ll probably love it too!
Favorite song: Friends
#9: Given by Nature by Uppermost
Favorite song: Love Runway
#8: Love is Dead by CHVRCHES
Favorite song: Forever
#7: Echo by Dave Thomas Junior
Favorite song: Talk to Me
#6: Places We Don’t Know by Kasbo
Favorite song: Stay With Me
Favorite song: I Don’t Mind
#4: My Mind Makes Noises by Pale Waves
Favorite song: There’s A Honey
Favorite song: Stuck
#2: New Levels New Devils by Polyphia
Favorite song: Yas
#1: Welcome Back by Handsome Ghost
Favorite song: Shallow City
Thanks for reading! If there’s an album you think I’d like, add the songs to Upbeat and I’ll rate them!