2017's must hear tracks

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

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


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.

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

Yes you’re right! I meant ‘Looseleaf’

this is my favourite track right now


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

Here’s 5 which spring to mind, seany

This is my pick for Julie Byrne, but good to see her on your list:

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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

Love that Julie Byrne track!

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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

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.


Have been adding bits. Keep your ideas coming.

“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.

This has been stuck in my head for weeks

Algiers - underside of power

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

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

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