Thursday, December 28, 2017

Songs of 2017


2017 felt overwhelming in more ways than one and keeping up with the latest jams proved almost as difficult as believing we're actually living up a Donald Trump administration. It was an expressive year across the board that saw the return of early-aughts all-stars as well as rising new sensations. I tried my best to be as diverse as possible with this list covering acts from Pallbearer to Kamasi Washington, Mount Eerie to Carly Rae Jepsen, and Linda Perhacs to Power Trip. Narrowing down this list also felt like a real challenge this year, but I feel confident that it widely represents what I spent the year listening to and hopefully there is something that grabs your attention.


50. KAMAIYAH | "Build You Up"
49. YUMI ZOUMA | "Depths (Pt. 1)"
48. PALLBEARER | "Thorns"
47. JAY SOM | "The Bus Song"
46. BJÖRK | "Losss"
45. GROUPER | "Children"
44. FOUR TET | "Planet"
43. ST. VINCENT | "New York"
42. SHABAZZ PALACES | "Shine a Light"
41. LINDA PERHACS | "Winds of the Sky"

40. TOPS | "Petals"
39. REAL ESTATE | "Darling"
38. FUTURE ISLANDS | "Ran"
37. HAIM | "I Want You Back"
36. PHOENIX | "J Boy"
35. RYAN ADAMS | "Prisoner"
34. BURIAL | "Rodent"
33. KELLY LEE OWENS | "Keep Walking"
32. JAY-Z | "The Story of O.J."
31. KAMASI WASHINGTON | "The Truth"

30. SHEER MAG | "Just Can't Get Enough"
29. THE NATIONAL | "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
28. COURTNEY BARNETT / KURT VILE | "Over Everything"
27. SANNHET | "Way Out"
26. MOUNT EERIE | "Real Death"
25. POWER TRIP | "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)"
24. PRIESTS | "Suck"
23. GRIZZLY BEAR | "Four Cypresses"
22. RUN THE JEWELS | "Call Ticketron"
21. THE COURTNEYS | "Minnesota"

20. SLOWDIVE | "Star Roving"
19. VINCE STAPLES | "Bagbak"
18. THUNDERCAT | "Them Changes"
17. FLEET FOXES | "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me"
16. SAMPHA | "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"
15. THE XX | "Say Something Loving"
14. DRAKE | "Passionfruit"
13. FRANK OCEAN | "Chanel"
12. JULIEN BAKER | "Turn Out the Lights"
11. JULIE BYRNE | "Sleepwalker"

10. CARLY RAE JEPSEN | "Cut to the Feeling"


09. KING KRULE | "Dum Surfer"



08. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE | "Hug of Thunder"



07. FEVER RAY | "To the Moon and Back"


06. DIRTY PROJECTORS | "Cool Your Heart" (ft. Dawn)


05. SZA | "Prom"


04. THE WAR ON DRUGS | "Holding On"


03. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM | "Call the Police"



02. KENDRICK LAMAR | "HUMBLE"



01. CALVIN HARRIS | "Slide" (ft. Frank Ocean and Migos)



Checkout all of the tracks from above (minus JAY-Z) on this Spotify playlist.

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