The Best of 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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66 24
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4EVER Clairo

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59 22
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Tieduprightnow Parcels

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119 64
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Hurt Somebody Noah Kahan, Julia Michaels

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112 63
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Everybody Wants To Be Famous Superorganism

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39 11
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Flaming Hot Cheetos Clairo

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45 19
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Better With You Michl

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26 5
Wide Awake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indie Songs Of 2018
BrendanKelly added Wide Awake Parquet Courts

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91 60
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Low Life Soleima

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27 9
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The Heart Is A Muscle Gang of Youths

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25 8
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Happy Man Jungle

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21 5
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Better Off Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler

13
17 3
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Dontmakemefallinlove Cuco

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65 45
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Lottery Jade Bird

15
24 10
Me And Michael is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indie Songs Of 2018
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21 8
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Woo Beach House

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32 18
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Wild Love James Bay

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26 13
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There's A Reason Wet

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24 12
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Falling Into Me Let's Eat Grandma

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17 6
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Hard Rain Lykke Li

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22 11
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Dig Deep Lxandra

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27 16
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I Know Jocelyn Alice

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28 18
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Holding On Nightly

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48 37
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Take Care EDEN

25
18 9
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Hurt Sasha Sloan

26
19 10
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Talia King Princess

27
16 8
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Something About You Sarah Reeves

28
17 9
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Chapel JT Roach

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25 17
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Yellow Lights Harry Hudson

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11 4
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Worth It Kodaline

31
17 10
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Apathy Frankie Cosmos

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21 16
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Best Friends Little Dragon

33
15 11
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Fake Nice The Aces

34
13 9
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The Few Things JP Saxe

35
12 8
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About You G Flip

36
9 5
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Bought It Middle Kids

37
6 2
bodys car seat headrest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Indie Songs Of 2018
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10 7
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Upper West Side King Princess

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15 13
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Sugartown The Fratellis

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10 8
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Phoenix Rhye

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9 7
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Ohio Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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4 2
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All Loved Up Amy Shark

43
9 8
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Iron Gundelach

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7 6
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Sleep Hatchie

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6 5
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Violet City Mansionair

46
6 5
Disappointing Diamonds Are The... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Indie Songs Of 2018
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5 4
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Animal VHS Collection

48
4 3
car seat headrest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Indie Songs Of 2018
Alejandro González Rivero added car seat headrest

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28 29
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This Is Not The End MILCK

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10 10
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Arrows Haux