Hear three hours of the best and most frequently played tracks from 2018 on Free Association, including both national, international, and local (Boston) artists. This episode will be released in three parts on Spotify and iTunes.

Original air date: December 14, 2019



Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, “Dark Night of the Soul (feat. David Lynch)”
[Sparklehorse Mix]Dark Night of the Soul (Deluxe Edition) Parlophone UK USA 

Johnny Jewel & Desire, “Saturday (Evening)”
Themes For Television 
Italians Do It Better 2018

Johnny Jewel, “Red Curtains”
Themes For Television
Italians Do It Better 2018

Johnny Jewel, “Deja Vu”
Themes For Television
Italians Do It Better 2018

Soap&Skin, “Surrounded”
From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend 
Play It Again Sam Records 2018

Marissa Nadler, “For My Crimes”
For My Crimes 
Sacred Bones Records 2018 Rock

Jon Hassell, “Dreaming”
Listening To Pictures 
Ndeya 2018 Jazz

Ben Vince, “What I Can See (feat.Micachu)”
Where To Now? 2018 Jazz

Colin Stetson, “Reborn”
Hereditary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 
Milan 2018 CD

Low, “Dancing and Fire”
Double Negative 
Sub Pop Records 2018 Rock

Cat Power, “Stay”
Domino 2018 Rock

Willard Grant Conspiracy, “Untethered”
Loose 2018 CD Rock

Arve Henriksen, Pink Cherry Trees
The Height Of The Reeds 
Rune Grammofon 2018 Jazz


Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Visions of Someone Special, on a Wall of Reflections”
Bon Voyage 
Fat Possum / Hostess 2018 Rock

David Byrne, “Doing the Right Thing”
American Utopia
Nonesuch 2018

Arc Iris, “$GNMS”
Icon Of Ego 
Ba Da Bing! 2018 Rock

Chris Lightcap “Far Away Planet (feat. Nels Cline & John Medeski)”
The Royal Potato Family 2018 Jazz

Gruff Rhys, Oh Dear!
Rough Trade 2018

Tracey Thorn, Queen
Unmade Road 2018 CD

Objekt, “Secret Snake”
Cocoon Crush 
Pan (3) 2018

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, The Water Rises
Nonesuch 2018 CD Classical

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, Our Street Is A Black River
Nonesuch 2018 CD Classical

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, Galaxies
Nonesuch 2018 CD Classical

Will Ragano, “All Units”
Tripping on Wires
Will Ragano 2018

Will Ragano, “Scarsdale Surprise”
Tripping on Wires
Will Ragano 2018

A Hawk And A Hacksaw, The Magic Spring
Forest Bathing 
LM Dupli-Cation 2018

Greg Jamie, Inherit the Wind
Crazy Time 
Orindal Records 2018 Rock

Chilly Gonzales, Present Tense
Solo Piano III 
2018 Classical


Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Exclusive Grave
Hope Downs 
Sub Pop 2018 CD

E, Down She Goes
Negative Work 
Thrill Jockey Records 2018 Rock

Tropical Fuck Storm, You Let My Tyres Down
A Laughing Death in Meatspace 
Joyful Noise Recordings 2018 Rock

Thalia Zedek Band, Fighting Season
Fighting Season 
Thrill Jockey Records 2018 Rock

Brandon Seabrook Trio, Bovicidal

Monofonus Press 2018 CD Jazz

Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, The Opposite
The Opposite 
Cuneiform Records 2018 CD Rock

BC35 & Ajda The Turkish Queen, Take This Ride
The 35 Year Anniversary of BC Studio 
Bronson Recordings 2018

Andrew Stern, Nocturne in Eb
Bright Angel 
Stern Furniture 2018 Jazz

Richard Thompson, Trying
13 Rivers 
New West Records 2018

Yo La Tengo, For You Too
There’s a Riot Going On 
Matador 2018 CD Rock

Julia Holter, Chaitius
Domino Recording Co / Hostess 2018

Hawthonn, Eden
Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing) 
Ba Da Bing! 2018 CD

Gazelle Twin, Folly
Pastoral Anti-Ghost 
Moon Ray 2018

Gazelle Twin, Jerusalem
Pastoral Anti-Ghost 
Moon Ray Records 2018

Kronos Quartet, Clouded Yellow
Michael Gordon: Clouded Yellow 
Cantaloupe Music 2018 CD Classical

Eric Chenaux, There’s Our Love
Slowly Paradise 
Constellation 2018

Laura Cannell, Trails
Brawl Records (2) 2018 CD Classical