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2017.5: our favorite albums + songs of the year (so far)

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As we approach the halfway point of 2017, here are our favorite albums + songs from what is shaping up to be a frenetic, kind of convoluted (we are not on board with the teaser trend, just drop the jams), and overwhelmingly great year for new music:

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2016.5 // our favorite songs of the year (so far)

2016.5 SONGS

Following yesterday's albums of the year post, here are our favorite songs from the first half of 2016. Check the list below, and keep up with our running songs of 2016 spotify playlist, which we're updating just about every week.

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GORILLA VS. BEAR’S SONGS OF 2015

SONGS 2015

Following last week's Albums of 2015 list, here are our favorite songs of the year: we went deeper than ever this time out, and while 111 tracks might seem like a lot to love in any given 12 month span, I feel like the list is a pretty accurate representation of just how unreal 2015 has been for new music. Featuring multiple entries from Grimes, Jamie xx, Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar, Chromatics, Erykah Badu, Beach House, TOPS, and Cindy Lee, and spanning from underground Russian dance music and soaring Norwegian pop to incendiary west coast rap and inspired Texas soul, and just about everywhere in between. Check out the full list below, right after you hit play on that nearly 7-hour-long Spotify playlist:

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our favorite albums + tracks of 2015 so far

2015.5

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01 PANDA BEAR - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
02 LEON BRIDGES - Coming Home
03 JAMIE XX - In Colour
04 LOWER DENS - Escape from Evil
05 SUFJAN STEVENS - Carrie & Lowell
06 BOP ENGLISH - Constant Bop
07 JESSICA PRATT - On Your Own Love Again
08 YOUNG THUG - Barter 6
09 YUMI ZOUMA - EP II
10 CHASTITY BELT - Time To Go Home
11 RAE SREMMURD - SremmLife
12 BULLY - Feels Like
13 SUSANNE SUNDFØR - Ten Love Songs
14 DOMENIQUE DUMONT - Comme Ça
15 THE GALLERIA - Calling Card / Mezzanine EP
16 STEALING SHEEP - Not Real
17 KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - Euclid
18 VALET - Nature
19 VIET CONG - Viet Cong
20 BOSQUE BROWN - Us
21 ANTHONY NAPLES - Body Pill
22 TEI SHI - Verde EP
23 RECYCLE CULTURE - Trapped Goddess EP
24 THE SANDWITCHES - Our Toast
25 PENDER STREET STEPPERS - The Glass City / Golden Garden 12"

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SONGS
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01 GRIMES - REALiTi
02 D'ANGELO - The Charade*
03 METRO THUGGIN - Free Gucci
04 JAMIE XX - Loud Places (feat...

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running best songs of 2015 list

GRIMES REALiTI

01 GRIMES - REALiTi
02 METRO THUGGIN - Free Gucci
03 JAMIE XX - Loud Places
04 CHROMATICS - In Films
05 LEON BRIDGES - River
06 PANDA BEAR - Tropic of Cancer
07 LOWER DENS - Your Heart Still Beating
08 JAMIE XX - I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat...

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2014

GvsB  // SONGS of 2014

Following last week's definitive albums of the year list, we present our favorite songs of 2014. We went deep this year on this one. Disclaimer: some of these aren't technically 2014 releases (notably, a few of the PC Music-affiliated jams) so I guess we're going with the nebulous "year of impact" concept here. Check the list + follow along with a nearly comprehensive 5-hour spotify playlist after the jump, and as always, we'd love to hear your favorites too.

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2013

gvsb_songs2013

This is always the most difficult and ridiculous list to make, but we spent a lot of time thinking about it (about 11.5 months), and these are the songs that stuck with us this year. Following last week's list of the albums of the year, we present our favorite songs of 2013. Check the list + a nearly comprehensive 4-hour spotify playlist after the jump, and as always, we'd love to see your favorites too. Thanks for hanging out with us this year.

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favorites of 2013.5

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01 AUTRE NE VEUT - Anxiety
02 GROUPER - The Man Who Died in His Boat
03 JAI PAUL - demos
04 THE KNIFE - Shaking the Habitual
05 TORO Y MOI - Anything in Return
06 POSTILJONEN - Skyer
07 BLUE HAWAII - Untogether
08 VARIOUS - After Dark 2
09 DISCLOSURE - Settle
10 CHARLI XCX - True Romance

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2012

GORILLA VS BEAR SONGS OF 2012

With 2012 (and possibly humanity as we know it) nearing its end, we give you our 100 favorite songs of the year. This is always the best list to make, and we enjoy seeing your choices, so leave those too if you'd like. While you take it all in, hit play on this ridiculous 5+ hour Spotify playlist featuring (nearly) every song on the list. Check the full top 100 + download our 2012 year-end mix, then take it for a night drive, after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2011

GvB SONGS OF 2011

Presenting our 100 favorite songs of 2011. Like our albums of the year list, we had to leave off a ton of great jams, but this is a pretty thorough representation of what we were most into this year. Turns out it was a pretty great one. Check the list after the jump…

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