Natalie recently asked various music writers, editors, and programmers to look back on the music of 2018. Each music industry insider then created a playlist to represent the year. This six-part series will be condensed here on Arama! Japan to give readers an insight into what music industry officials thought of 2018 musically. The first two parts can be found below. This portion features Billboard Japan editor Ueda Takuto, Mikiki editor Sakai Yusuke, Rolling Stone chief director Ueno Takuro, OTOTOY’s Iida Niichiro, CINRA editor-in-chief / corporate director Kashii Mansaku, and Space Shower TV staff member Kaneko Mayu.