LISTEN: Top 18 Songs For The Summer of `18

With the summer solstice upon us, the summer of 2018 is in high gear and ready for memories to be made. Of course, summers are marked by the care-free attitude of fun with friends, parties, weekend get-aways, vacations and a soundtrack to go along with them. A lot of great music has already been released this year with notable tracks that deserve to be on numerous playlists as part of your summer soundtrack. Here at B-Sides, we’ve picked out 18 tracks(in no particular order) that will enhance those good time summer vibes. 16230

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 5/13/2017 – Spoon Maintains Top Spot, Paramore Debut

Spoon maintains the top spot with the title track of their latest and ninth studio album, “Hot Thoughts". The band, originally from Austin, TX has been together for over 20 years and continue to garner critical acclaim, which has been overwhelmingly positive for their latest LP. Bleachers vault to the runner-up spot with "Don't Take The Money" from their fortchoming release, Gone Now, due out on June 2, 2017. Paramore debut on the chart with "Hard Times" from their recently released album After Laughter. Check out this week's Top 10! 14956

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/29/2017 – Lorde Reigns on Top, Sir Sly Debuts

Lorde continues her reign on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart with “Green Light”. The New Zealand artist will be all over North America in 2017 in support of her second studio album Melodrama, set to be released in the summer of 2017. The new track “High” by Sir Sly makes its debut and Spoon make their leap up to the top three. Check out this week's Top 10! 14883

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 4/15/2017 – Lorde Retains Top Spot Coachella Weekend

Lorde stays on top of the B-Sides top 10 chart, as “Green Light” continues to its reign ahead of the highly anticipated sophomore release Melodrama, slated to be released this summer. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa makes its debut as well as “Dance” by POWERS. Upward movement by Chris Lake and others keeps the pressure on the top spot as LP is locked in at the runner-up spot. Check out this week's Top 10! 14805

LISTEN: Three Tracks ON-REPEAT – Dua Lipa, COIN, Fenech-Soler

Tunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week has three tracks that have been ON-REPEAT. Dua Lipa made quite an impression at SXSW 2016 and has been on a roll ever since. Starting out by recording covers on YouTube and Soundcloud, Lipa used her online presence as a platform to build a network, which led to her working with songewriter Marlon Roudette. Roudette inspired her to get some original demos together and it wasn’t long until Lipa would garner an online following. Her handful of videos have millions of views