What songs are missing from our tracks of the year playlist?

Juana Molina - Cosoco
Methyl Ethel - Ubu
Paramore - Hard Times
Soulwax - Missing Wires
Kelly Lee Owens - CBM
LCD Soundsystem - call the police
Rose Elinor Dougall - Stellular
Austra - I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
Sylvan Esso - The Glow
Laura Marling - Nothing, Not Nearly
Grizzly Bear - Three Rings
CocoRosie - Smoke 'Em Out (ft. ANOHNI)
The Orielles - Sugar Tastes Like Salt
Amber Arcades - It Changes
PINS - Aggrophobe (ft. Iggy Pop)
Nadine Shah - Out the Way
Young Fathers - Only God Knows (ft. Leith Congregational Choir)
Queens of the Stone Age - The Way You Used To Do
The Mynabirds - Witch Wolf
Blood Red Shoes - Eye To Eye
Jesca Hoop - The Lost Sky
Charlotte Adigéry - 1,618
St. Vincent - New York
Girl Ray - Stupid Things
Miss World - Buy Me Dinner
Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home
The National - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Noveller - A Pink Sunset For No One
Juanita Stein - Dark Horse
Cigarettes After Sex - K
Mogwai - Coolverine
Do Make Say Think - Bound
Julie Byrne - Follow My Voice
Jean-Michel Blais;CFCF - Hypocrite
Aldous Harding - Horizon
RIDE - All I Want
Sharon Van Etten - Not Myself - Hercules & Love Affair Remix
Nathan Fake - DEGREELESSNESS (ft. Prurient)
HEALTH - Crusher
Liars - Cred Woes
Run The Jewels - Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)
Future ft. Kendrick Lamar - Mask Off - Remix
Father John Misty - Ballad of the Dying Man
The Shins - Painting a Hole
Slowdive - Star Roving
Cherry Glazerr - Nurse Ratched
Cloud Nothings - Things Are Right With You
False Advertising - Not My Fault
EMA - Aryan Nation
Shit Girlfriend - I Don’t Wanna Die
David Bowie - No Plan
Lucy Rose - No Good At All
Big Thief - Shark Smile
Johnny Jewel - The Key
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Gare du Nord, Pt. 1
Forest Swords - The Highest Flood
Desire - Saturday
LCD Soundsystem - american dream
Casey Dienel - True Affection
O+S - Dancing With Death
Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
WHY? - Proactive Evolution
Kendrick Lamar - FEAR.
R.Seiliog - Myopia
Throwing Snow - Helical
New Jackson - Electric Blue - Original
Clark - Peak Magnetic
Colin Stetson - Spindrift
Timber Timbre - Sincerely, Future Pollution
Mark Lanegan - Beehive
Hannah Lou Clark - We’re Rich
She Drew The Gun - No Hole In My Head
Dead! - Enough, Enough, Enough
Mary Lattimore - Wawa by the Ocean
Goldfrapp - Faux Suede Drifter
Jane Weaver - Slow Motion
Bryce Dessner & James McAlister & Nico Muhly & Sufjan Stevens - Saturn
Meursault - Klopfgeist
Blanck Mass - Silent Treatment
Jlin - Black Origami
Gnod - Bodies For Money
Pharmakon - Nakedness of Need
Vylet - Lightning
INHEAVEN - Vultures
Jen Miller - Fire
Alvvays - In Undertow
Paramore - Rose-Colored Boy
Beak> - Sex Music (Win Butler’s ‘Knight Rider’ Remix)
Oneohtrix Point Never - The Pure and the Damned (ft. Iggy Pop)
Mac Demarco - On the Level
Four Tet - Two Thousand and Seventeen
Lapalux - Falling Down (ft. JFDR)
Big Boi - Kill Jill (ft. Killer Mike & Jeezy)
Max Richter - In The Garden - Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC

Land of Talk - This Time



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Singles often get overlooked, albeit not just here, and especially so if they aren’t released as a part of a long play group.

Focus tends to be on rating music in albums rather than song-by-song, even though there are few proper concept records and, at any rate, even fewer songs intended to mainly be considered as a part of a group. Moreover, thanks, in part, to streaming features such as personal playlists and ‘shuffle play,’ we don’t always enjoy music an album at a time or in track order.

Lower Dens - Real Thing

Thanks - will have a listen through these at some points. Other songs that I like that aren’t in the list (I think) are:

Jens Lekman - What’s That Perfume That You Wear?
Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man
Sleep Party People - The Missing Steps
Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales - Tearjerker
Sir Was - A Minor Life
Einar Stray Orchestra - As Far As I’m Concerned
The Magnetic Fields - Cold Blooded Man

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Priests - JJ
Meat Wave - No Light
Afghan Whigs - Toy Automatic
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - French Press
The Hand - Get Naked

(or honestly any song off of those albums)

At the Drive-In - Tilting at the Univendor
Grandaddy - Brush with the Wild
Thurston Moore - Cusp
New Pornographers - Play Money
Flaming Lips - One Night While Hunting for Faeries and Witches and Wizards to Kill

Valerie June - Got Soul

Is there a one track per album rule? Because I would go for I Live Now As A Singer off the Julie Byrne album, but both would be good


Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - Japandroids
Arabian Heights - Afghan Whigs
Kajra Mahobbot Wala - Coldcut x On U Sound (I might have spelled this wrong)
International Space Station - British Sea Power
About That Time - Earthen Sea

Good list! Seems to have been a great year for songs so far.

My suggestion would be ‘Care’ by David Bazan. It’s a really simple, very honest song; I like what he’s saying and I like how he says it. It could have been a mere confessional, but he broadens it to make a plea for us all to take a little more care in the way we conduct our lives.

Ooh I have a few.

Hoops - Burden
Swim Mountain - Wait for Me
Anteros - Drunk
Miami Horror - Trapeze
Nelson Can - Miracle

Impressive selections in the original list however.

The whole Julie Byrne album :ok_hand: But if it’s just one, it’s melting grid. Those swells of harmony :heart_eyes:


The Courtneys - Minnesota

Songs from July to December?

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Flaming lips - How
British Sea power - don’t let the sun get in the way
Elbow - k2

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I would go for Elbow - Magnificent (She Says). I know it’s the ‘big single’ but it’s lovely.

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I would vote for:

Feist - Century
Vince Staples - Bakbak
Ty Segall - The Only One
Sampha - Blood on Me (single was released in 2016 though, does it still count?)