The Best Songs of 2018 (So Far)

Are you all year-end-listed-out at this point? Well, we regret to inform you we have one more for you. But this one looks forward instead of back, collecting the most tantalizing teasers from albums due in 2018. Hear ace new tunes from reigning chart royalty (Migos), returning mid-2000s sensations (Franz Ferdinand, The Go! Team, Fall Out Boy, MGMT), returning early-2010s sensations (Rhye, Tune-Yards), bubbling-under phenoms due to break through in a big way (Hookworms, Lucy Dacus, Rayvn Lenae, and Kyle Craft, pictured above), still-vital ‘90s veterans (Superchunk, Belle & Sebastian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Efrim Manuel Menuck), and left-field curios who’ll soon be your new favorite bands (Texan Thai-funk fusionists Khruangbin, Tijuana shoegazers Mint Field). And cap it all off with what’s either the weirdest Jack White song yet or a messily edited audio trailer for what sounds like Jack White’s weirdest album yet. Hit play and feel the future—because 2017 is soooooo last year.