As usual, our Track Of The Day picks for August were a diverse and exciting cast. We had the return of rappers like Mick Jenkins, the emergence of new artists like elegant slims, and the creation of new super groups like boygenius (the combo of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers) - as well as many other colourful creations from the realms of eletronic, pop and experimental ambient. As always, we've put these all into one handy playlist, which you can find here on Spotify or embedded below. Our collection of all of our Tracks Of The Day for 2018 can be found here, and is updated daily.

Check out links to our full reviews of each of our Tracks Of The Day below the playlist.

Read our posts about each of our Tracks Of The Day for August 2018:

Emma Ruth Rundle valiantly battles her neuroses on the cinematic 'Darkhorse'

Moses Sumney releases the tense protest song 'Rank & File' and announces new EP

Ron Gallo's philosophical garage-rock banger 'It's All Gonna Be OK'

Mick Jenkins hulks out on return single, 'Bruce Banner'

GABI's transcendent and longing ode 'Whole With You', from upcoming album

Matthew Dear releases the shapeshifting shadow dance 'Bunny's Dream' and announces new album

Mitski tells a tale of romantic reunion in 'Two Slow Dancers'

The bracing pop of LOYAL's 'Everything (She)'

Swearin' can't help but show their age on 'Untitled (LA)'

Ouri's hazy and soulful bop 'Escape', from new EP

IAN SWEET's electrified song of sanctuary 'Hiding'

Kurt Vile cruises through 'Loading Zones' with his inimitable style

Allow Peluché to lure you into a new groove on 'Figure Me Out'

elegant slims further proves herself as a new and exciting noir popstar with 'Hemisphere'

Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers team up as boygenius and release three stunning tracks

Empress Of considers her identity in the intimate 'When I'm With Him'

Lost Under Heaven release grandiose single and video 'For the Wild', announce new album

Noga Erez enlists Sammus for her strutting send up of chauvinism 'Cash Out'

Kikagaku Moyo urge us outside in their nostalgic psych lark 'Dripping Sun'

New kranky signing Saloli soothes and caresses with 'Barcarolle', from her upcoming album

Marie Davidson shares the elastic and confrontational 'So Right', reveals new album details

Viagra Boys stylishly sift through a tortured history on 'Just Like You'