The Top 30 MTL Songs of 2018

Listen to the best tunes made in Montreal this year.

Marie Davidson. Photo by Etienne Saint-Denis

5. “Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules” by Elisapie (feat. Joe Grass)

“Got a taste of Elisapie and Grass’s collaboration at New Constellations in 2017, and the final result lived up to that stellar preview.”

4. “Take It All” by Helena Deland

“Similar to Foxtrott, Deland dropped multiple EP’s that culminated in a final, cohesive package. Bit by bit every release revealed a fully formed artist.”

3. “Everyday” by High Klassified and Zach Zoya

“Speaking of brevity, the HK + ZZ album is five songs, ten minutes long. Not a note out of place.”

2. “Escape” by Ouri

“Born in the clubs, but with a limitless reach.”

1. “Work It” by Marie Davidson

“Take a bow, Cult MTL readers: we all worked our asses off in 2018. Even if it was probably for the benefit of someone else.”