This week on The Saturday Alternative we looked back over a year of great music discoveries, and man were there a lot of’em!  These were some of the standout tracks we heard together on the show. Songs that moved us, inspired us, surprised us… and even frightened us! Below you’ll find the entire playlist, and a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Here’s to another great year of music in 2018. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year. Thanks for joining me each week for this great little listening party we’ve got goin’ on.

– Galler




—hour 1—

Near to the Wild Heart of Life – Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart of Life

Can’t Hold On – The Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art

Exhumed – Zola Jesus – Okovi 

Ocean – Goldfrapp – Silver Eye 

The Bus Song – Jay Som – Everybody Works

Moonshine Freeze – This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze 

Plastic 100°C – Sampha – Process

The Alien – Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface 

Shark Smile – Big Thief – Capacity 

Better Off – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist 

Land Animal – Bent Knee – Land Animal 

Destroy – Raindeer – Neon Death 

—hour 2

Way We Won’t – Grandaddy – Last Place 

Deathless f. Kamasi Washington – Ibeyi – Ash

Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me – Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta 

Running – Bully – Losing

Arabian Heights – The Afghan Whigs – In Spades 

Masseduction – St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION 

To The Moon And Back – Fever Ray – Plunge 

other voices – LCD Soundsystem – american dream 

In The Midst – sir Was – Digging a Tunnel 

Nobody Cares – Superorganism

Dream State – Son Lux – Brighter Wounds 

God Save The Jungle – Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly 

The Evil Has Landed – Queens of the Stone Age – Villains 

—hour 3—

Hot Thought – Spoon – Hot Thoughts 

Quarrel – Moses Sumney – Romanticism 

Pleasure – Feist – Pleasure 

Turtleneck – The National – Sleep Well Beast 

Two Wildly Different Perspectives – Father John Misty – Pure Comedy 

The Weather – Pond – The Weather 

Sunrise (Always Comes Around) – UNKLE – The Road, Pt. 1 

Pain – The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding 

Neighbors – Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins 

If Before I Wake – The Districts – Popular Manipulations

Slip Away – Perfume Genius – No Shape