2018 felt like a verse of We Didn’t Start The Fire on speed:
Elon Smoked Pot! Thanos snapped! BDE! Trump is crap!
Brett Kavanaugh! Walmart Kid! Royal Wedding! Eagles Win!
Shaggy Collabs with Sting!
Fortnite, Is This Your King?
Donald Glover as Lando!
Weezer just covered Toto!
It’s safe to say that too much happened this year. Between the continued embarrassment of the federal government and the hellfire birth of my arch-nemesis Gritty, the race to the finish feels more like a slog through quicksand — hoping with each earth-swallowing news cycle that the next absurdity doesn’t snuff us out for good.
Luckily, quality music is here to carry us over the finish line. Here are my top 10 songs of 2018, and some thoughts on why they may be better at talking about this year than I am.