2018 The Best Indie Songs of 2018  

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If you prefer a less mainstream sound, you may keep an eye on the best indie songs of 2018. Featuring underrated artists you've never heard of (and some you have), this list of indie songs in 2018 will go unnoticed by pop music lovers. You might also enjoy the best new folk songs of 2018. Which new indie music do you like? For more new music, check out the best pop songs of 2018

From underground rap and indie folk to indie electronic and experimental music, the best 2018 indie songs showcase a variety of genres with up and coming musicians who deserve more love.

Browse this list of top indie songs and vote up your favorites to help determine the best indie songs of the year. Out of all the newest indie songs, which one do you think is the most deserving of critical acclaim? Give the best recent indie songs an up vote below. If you feel any popular indie songs are missing, feel free to add them to the list. 

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We're Going Home Vance Joy

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Hurt Somebody Noah Kahan, Julia Michaels

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Low Life Soleima

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Everybody Wants to Be Famous Superorganism

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Better With You Michl

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Lottery Jade Bird

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4EVER Clairo

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Take Care EDEN

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Holding On Nightly

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Tieduprightnow Parcels

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Chapel JT Roach

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Flaming Hot Cheetos Clairo

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Dig Deep Lxandra

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The Heart Is a Muscle Gang of Youths

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There's A Reason Wet

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I Know Jocelyn Alice

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Wild Love James Bay

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Falling Into Me Let's Eat Grandma

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Hurt Sasha Sloan

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Woo Beach House

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Yellow Lights Harry Hudson

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Best Friends Little Dragon

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This Is Not the End MILCK

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Iron Gundelach

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Hard Rain Lykke Li

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Better Off Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler

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The Few Things JP Saxe

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About You G Flip

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Something About You Sarah Reeves

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Bulldog Soleima

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Apathy Frankie Cosmos

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On the Low Tove Stryke

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Happy Man Jungle

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Sleep Hatchie

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Violet City Mansionair

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Fake Nice The Aces

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LAMBO Eben

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Differently Marian Hill

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Howlin Naomi Wild

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Inner Child SATICA

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Sugar & Spice Hatchie

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Ohio Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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Can't We Pretend Sorcha Richardson

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Collide GIVERS

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Bought It Middle Kids

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That's a Lifestyle Dirty Projectors