Friends always ask me what my favorite bands and albums were for any given year. In the post-Spotify world, I have to admit that it is increasingly difficult to find artists that deliver fantastic album after fantastic album. It’s even difficult to find albums that are fantastic from front to back. But there are good TRACKS. These are what I try to dig and extract for my clients, usually one track at a time. Here, in a Spotify playlist is a small—and in no way comprehensive—handful of the pop/rock tracks that caught and continued to hold my ears in 2018 (jazz, prog, and folk is entirely another issue!).