2017's must hear tracks


#1

Am at 60 songs on the playlist of my favourites. What have you been loving? And more pertinently what else do you think I might like?

Laura Marling - Nothing, Not Nearly
Grizzly Bear - Three Rings
Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular
LCD Soundsystem - call the police
Soulwax - Missing Wires
Methyl Ethel - Ubu
Austra - I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
Sylvan Esso - The Glow
Paramore - Hard Times
The Orielles - Sugar Tastes Like Salt
Amber Arcades - It Changes
PINS ft. Iggy Pop - Aggrophobe
Blood Red Shoes - Eye To Eye
Jesca Hoop - The Lost Sky
CocoRosie ft. ANOHNI - Smoke 'Em Out
Kelly Lee Owens - CBM
Charlotte Adigéry - 1,618
Girl Ray - Stupid Things
Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home
Cigarettes After Sex - K
Juanita Stein - Dark Horse
Julie Byrne - Follow My Voice
Jean-Michel Blais;CFCF - Hypocrite
Aldous Harding - Horizon
Avante Black - Make A Mess
Ride - All I Want
Nathan Fake ft. Prurient - DEGREELESSNESS
HEALTH - Crusher
Run The Jewels ft. Kamasi Washington - Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)
Father John Misty - Ballad of the Dying Man
The Shins - Painting a Hole
Cherry Glazerr - Nurse Ratched
Cloud Nothings - Things Are Right With You
False Advertising - Not My Fault
Casey Dienel - Thrasher
David Bowie - No Plan
Johnny Jewel - The Key
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Gare du Nord, Pt. 1
Forest Swords - The Highest Flood
Noveller - A Pink Sunset For No One
LCD Soundsystem - american dream
O+S - Dancing With Death
WHY? - Proactive Evolution
R.Seiliog - Myopia
Throwing Snow - Helical
Young Fathers ft. Leith Congregational Choir - Only God Knows
New Jackson - Electric Blue
Clark - Peak Magnetic
Colin Stetson - Spindrift
Timber Timbre - Sincerely, Future Pollution
Mark Lanegan - Beehive
She Drew The Gun - No Hole In My Head
Dead! - Enough, Enough, Enough
Mary Lattimore - Wawa by the Ocean
Goldfrapp - Faux Suede Drifter
Bryce Dessner;James McAlister;Nico Muhly;Sufjan Stevens - Saturn
Meursault - Klopfgeist
Blanck Mass - Silent Treatment
Gnod - Bodies For Money
Pharmakon - Nakedness of Need


#2

New Grizzly Bear is pretty great too as well as new LCD Soundsystem! Thank God my time machine worked and it’s 2007 again.


#3

Came here to post new Grizzly Bear, it’s lovely.

I’d add Brokenlegged by Sinai Vessel which I’ve been enjoying a lot. The whole record really, but Brokenlegged is probably the biggest tune.


#4

Just looked this up. Is that the right song title? Seems to be the name of the album.


#5

Yes you’re right! I meant ‘Looseleaf’


#6

this is my favourite track right now

https://soundcloud.com/user-616177336-57135143/maestro-little-caprice

It’s from the Scottish/French duo Maestro who are on the french label Tigersushi and put out their debut LP Mountains of Madness in 2015

I guess this is the first glimpse of something from their next LP - not on spotify yet

It’s a woozy summer slowpaced thing with melty synths, flanged guitars, bird noises, walk on the wildside backing vox and a minimal sung/spoken lyric. It’s like Arab Strap doing a drunk-in-the-long-grass version of Pulp’s Legendary Girlfriend produced by Boards of Canada with some stolen Prince synth presets or something

it’s absolutely adorable. If the album is all like this I can’t wait


#7

Here’s 5 which spring to mind, seany

https://open.spotify.com/track/1Bsr5AP92YLSIrauITLLez
https://open.spotify.com/track/3ABiMR8ZeJAGvdKqqfX9RT
This is my pick for Julie Byrne, but good to see her on your list:
https://open.spotify.com/track/6YFoWrVFvdffGoTSrNX2Nn
https://open.spotify.com/track/3eQmfqseezKTspazA504Qg
https://open.spotify.com/track/15WwoS1pri6Zf9EmffVGAy


#8

Ancient Methods- Born of Ashes. I know this isn’t the “banger of the year” thread, but it’s definitely a banger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0we_TC8pwz4

Four Tet’s remix of A Violent Noise is sublime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eIYIqcqtqw

Denis Sulta- Nein Fortiate: When the bass comes in it’s fucking heavenly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaRNvwrlIdE

Sevdaliza- Hubris: Lovely trip hoppy type stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYXZoxltYuU

Ulver’s reincarnation as a new wave act has no right to be as good as it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0Kb4bFNzg


#9

Love that Julie Byrne track!


#10

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - French Press
Jens Lekman - How We Met, the long version
Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl
Run The Jewels - Call Ticketron
Girl Ray - Stupid Things
Vagabon - The Embers
The Courtneys - Silver Velvet
Sacred Paws - Everyday
Jay Som - Baybee
Peter Silberman - New York


#11

This is my song of the year so far

Can tell it’s gonna be one of those I pretty much ruin for myself by playing it too much.


#12

Have been adding bits. Keep your ideas coming.


#13

“Bubblegum” by Confidence Man is one of my favourites from the year. Just so irresistably poppy. Also “Grand Dereglement” by Francois & The Atlas Mountains and “Twist Your Arm” by Ten Fé.


#14


This has been stuck in my head for weeks


#15

Algiers - underside of power


#16

#17

Will have to check out that WaqWaq Kingdom album. That track is amazing!


#18

It’s so good! Draws from dub, dancehall, and psy. Proper kaleidoscopic summery fun.


#19

Got to have Japandroids ‘Near to the Wild Heart of Life’ on this list.


#20