A look at the best new electronic music of 2018 so far, including releases from Flume, Odesza, and Alison Wonderland.
Best Albums of 2018
We’re only a few months into 2018, but there has already been some great new electronic music released. Here are some of the best albums of the year so far.
Madeon – Good Faith
Madeon’s second album proves that he’s an anomaly in the best way possible.
Good Faith is an electronic album that will make you feel a range of emotions, from elation to heartbreak, and everything in between. Madeon has a knack for creating catchy melodies and infectious beats, which are paired with his emotionally charged lyrics to create a listening experience that is truly unique.
There are few albums that are able to evoke such a wide range of emotions, and even fewer that are able to do so in such an accessible way. Good Faith is a must-listen for any fan of electronic music, and is sure to be one of the best albums of 2018.
The Glitch Mob – See Without Eyes
The Glitch Mob’s fourth studio album, See Without Eyes, is a departure from the group’s previous releases in several ways. For one, it’s their first album in four years, and for another, it sees them move away from their signature sound of wonky, glitchy electronica in favor of a more straightforward and accessible style of dance music.
That’s not to say that See Without Eyes isn’t still a Glitch Mob album through and through. The production is as impeccable as ever, and the songwriting is top-notch, but there’s definitely a different feel to this record. It’s more upbeat and positive than anything they’ve done before, and while that might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s an admirable change of pace from a group that could have easily rested on their laurels.
If you’re a fan of The Glitch Mob, or just electronic music in general, See Without Eyes is definitely worth checking out. It might not be their best album yet, but it’s a strong showing from a group that continue to evolve and push the boundaries of their sound.
Odesza – A Moment Apart
This is the third studio album by American electronic music duo Odesza, released on September 8, 2017 by Counter Records and Ninja Tune. It peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and sales of 467,000 album-equivalent units in the US in its first week. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Best Songs of 2018
In 2018, we’ve seen a resurgence in Electro house, with new artists like Zedd, Marshmello, and Loud Luxury making waves in the scene. We’ve also seen the rise of emotive future bass, with artists like Illenium and Seven Lions leading the charge. In this article, we’ll be discussing the best songs of 2018 in electronic music.
Madeon – All My Friends
Madeon – All My Friends is one of the best songs of 2018. The song is a great example of how to make an Electronic song. The song has a great beat and a great melody. The song is also very catchy and will get stuck in your head.
The Glitch Mob – Take Me With You
The Glitch Mob is an American electronic music trio from Los Angeles, California. Their music incorporates elements of glitch, dubstep, hip hop, and IDM. They have released three studio albums, two remix albums, one mix album, four extended plays, thirteen singles and eight music videos.
The Glitch Mob formed in 2006 as a live band featuring edIT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Joshua Mayer). The three had previously worked on various musical projects together and individually; edIT had produced and remixed tracks for other artists, while Boreta and Ooah were part of the Innerpartysystem live band. The group’s name was inspired by Ma’s nickname “Glitch” which he had given himself while working on music.
Odesza – Higher Ground
Odesza’s “Higher Ground” is one of the best songs of 2018. The track is taken from their album, A Moment Apart, and it’s a beautiful piece of electronic music that features some stunning production work and catchy melodies. The song has been a huge hit with fans and critics alike, and it’s easy to see why.