New music waving 2018 goodbye

Alexan Larson

  The music industry of 2018 has been a wild ride! The music was just as fantastic as the memories we will have from this year. Music from 2018 was filled with weird beats, vintage vibes, and new wave indie, but everyone has their own reasons for listening to it, and there are definitely artists, albums, and songs worth checking out.  A Rampage Poll asked questions about your favorite artists, albums, and songs. Your votes are in, the people have spoken, here are the top five albums, artists, and songs from this past year!


Astroworld by Travis Scott, Bambi by Hippocampus, Trench by 21 Pilots, 

Sweetener by Ariana Grande, KOD by J. Cole


As far as artists go, when you talk about music with people you don’t really know, most start with who they like. Here are the top five artists!

Travis Scott, Shawn Mendes, Rex Orange County, Billie Eilish, Drake

Top 5 songs:

“thank u, next” by Ariana Grande, “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott, 

“Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille, “Without Me” by Halsey, 

“Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD

As the semester comes to a close, music tastes, class wide, will continue to change. Music will evolve to another universal plane. Sometimes, music is purely for entertainment, or a coping mechanism, and sometimes it can be used to open the mind up and help see the world in a different light or perspective. One thing is for sure though, music can only get better from here.