Before we even have time to second guess our albums of the year list, here are our favorite songs of 2017. While plenty of our old favorites are well repped -- including TOPS, Burial, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, Sufjan, Laurel Halo, et al. -- it was an exceptionally great year for exciting new artists, with Men I Trust, Yaeji, Playboi Carti, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding, Bernache, and so many more dropping some of the most essential songs of the year. Hit play on that 5+ hour Spotify playlist, and follow along with the list below:
Here's our November 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Kelly Lee Owens, Yaeji, Pender Street Steppers, Men I Trust, Loma + more:
Listen to our September 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Burial, Blue Hawaii, Oneohtrix Point Never x Ishmael Butler, Sassy 009, Yumi Zouma + more:
Listen to our August 2017 monthly mix, featuring some of the best new tracks from the past month by Anna of the North, SLEEP ∞ OVER, Harlem, Yaeji, DJDS, John Maus, Kotomi + more:
We've hooked up again with the homies at RACQUET Magazine on a new mix to commemorate the release of their beautiful fourth issue for Summer 2017, and to pay tribute to the GOAT, Roger Federer. Featuring seasonally appropriate jams from Washed Out, Kaytranada, Dilla, Gerry Rafferty, the Strokes, Stereolab, Tennis (duh), and more...