Claudia’s 366 Days of Music: Year 9 – A Review

2018: The Year Of Muse

Let’s do it.

Total songs: 365
Total time: 22 hours and 30 minutes
Total size: 2.68 GB
Mean song length: 4:10

The Five Stars
Listed in order of acquisition!
Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
Damn Son by Tobu
Something Human by Muse
Pressure (feat. the UCLA Bruin Marching Band) by Muse
Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) by Muse

The five most beautiful/touching songs of the year:
Sense of Touch by Mark Isham
Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) by Muse
The Blue Planet by Hans Zimmer
Ancestral Plane by Ludwig Goransson (from Black Panther)
With or Without You by April Meservy & Aaron Edson

The Overall Top Five
Pressure (feat. the UCLA Bruin Marching Band) by Muse
This is by far the best song of the year. I heard the original version of Pressure first and thought, “hey, this is really close to a Five-Star.” Then I heard this and immediately loved it. I love how the mood of the song completely changes with the marching band. Love the brass in the chorus. Love the drums. The whole thing is too cool for school. It’s my jam of the year.

Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) by Muse
This is the most cinematic-sounding song I’ve ever heard that was not specifically written to be part of a score. It gets your heart pumping. It’s so freaking good.

Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
The chorus of this song is pure unadulterated joy. I can’t currently think of another song that evokes such an immediate mood boost as the chorus of this song. Listen to it with heavy-bass headphones and get an extra shot of happies.

Damn Son by Tobu
I think this is the second year in a row that Tobu has made the top five. I love the chorus, it makes you want to dance. Like I said last year, Tobu has really energetic songs.

Something Human by Muse
HEY LOOK IT’S MUSE AGAIN. I like how human (haha) the lyrics and meaning of this song are while there’s still so much electronic-ness to it. It’s like a robot who’s gained sentience and wants to be a human (like Bicentennial Man, which apparently is like the worst movie in the world according to a lot of people, but I really liked it!).



*I didn’t do a pie chart of playcounts by genre because everything kept getting reset as I burned through all those laptops this summer.

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