Merry Christmas from Montreal's Men I Trust: the group just released a new record on bandcamp featuring some of their beautiful live recordings, including a dreamy version of our favorite song of the year, and they'll be adding more live versions of their tracks to the album as they record them. Stream 4 ever live below + pay what you'd like for it here:
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Charli XCX's Number 1 Angel mixtape is one our favorite records of 2017, and this new one -- featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polachek, MØ, and stellar production from A. G. Cook (Charli calls him "the hero of this mixtape") + SOPHIE -- might be even better. Listen to the whole thing below:
As the world waits with bated breath for Dear Tommy, the prolific Italians Do It Better continues to quietly share a wealth of amazing new and/or rare material in 2017. The label just dropped a sprawling new deluxe version of CHROMATICS' 2016 Cherry LP, featuring a handful of reworked tracks alongside the title track and previously released jams like "Hands in the Dark" + the group's dreamy "Ceremony" cover...
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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: