Here Are Triple J’s 50 Most Played Acts Of 2018

As it does each and every December, triple j has revealed which 50 acts secured the most airtime on its national airwaves this year.

Uber-talented Sydney trio Middle Kids have claimed first place for 2018, after dropping their debut album Lost Friends back in May.

In second place are DMA’S, who had a huge 2018 behind their second album For Now.

Meanwhile, Australia’s adopted English sons The Wombats claimed third place, becoming the highest ranking international act behind BROCKHAMPTON (#4) and CHVRCHES (#7).

Other homegrown favourites Ocean Alley, Courtney Barnett, Hockey Dad and The Presets round out the top 10, and you can view the full list of 50 acts down below.

72 per cent of the list consists of Australian acts, while 58 per cent is made up of male artists. As triple j points out, nearly each act in the top 50 released a full-length project in 2018.

Triple j‘s list of 50 most-played acts for 2017 was topped by Lorde, who beat out the likes of Thundamentals, The xx and Gang Of Youths to claim first place.

The 2018 edition of triple j‘s annual Hottest 100 countdown will take place on Sunday, 27th January 2019, and the early predictions are already coming in.

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Triple J’s 50 Most-Played Acts Of 2018

1. Middle Kids

2. DMA’S

3. The Wombats


5. Ocean Alley

6. Courtney Barnett

7. Chvrches

8. Hockey Dad

9. The Presets

10. Amy Shark

11. Jack River

12. Vance Joy

13. Anderson .Paak

14. The Rubens

15. Skegss

16. Drake

17. Odette

18. Trophy Eyes

19. Peking Duk

20. MØ

21. Ball Park Music

22. Superorganism

23. Confidence Man

24. Gang of Youths

25. Alison Wonderland

26. Tash Sultana

27. Camp Cope


29. Eves Karydas

30. Flight Facilities

31. Cosmo’s Midnight

32. Thundamentals

33. Arctic Monkeys

34. What So Not

35. City Calm Down

36. Wolf Alice

37. Post Malone

38. Tia Gostelow

39. Yungblud

40. Khalid

41. Angie McMahon

42. Fisher

43. Mallrat

44. Tired Lion

45. Mansionair

46. Golden Features

47. King Princess

48. Florence + The Machine

49. DZ Deathrays


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