Best New Music of 2017

This year was a whirlwind. I was unexpectedly offered a job on the other side of the country in January, and by February I had moved from Los Angeles back to Philly. It was a big step up in my career. It was also a move back towards my roots, which was a complicated mess of emotions. That said, I worked hard to keep up on my weekly new music playlists, even though I wasn't on the radio anymore. According to Spotify, I listened o 45,647 minutes, 3,854 different songs and 2,210 different artists. I hope those of you, who follow me on Spotify, enjoyed! It was certainly a year for great music. Of the thousands of different songs I listened to, I somehow managed to narrow it down to the 100 top tunes. Without further ado, here's my top musical highlights of 2017!

Top 100 Songs of 2017

alt-J - 3WW
Alvvays - In Undertow
Angel Olsen - Special
Argonaut & Wasp - Paradise
A R I Z O N A - Running
Atlas Wynd - Mona Lisa
The Barr Brothers - It Came to Me
Baths - Yeoman
Beck - Up All Night
Benji Lewis - Drift
Big Thief - Shark Smile
Big Wild - I Just Wanna
Brent Cobb -Ain't A Road Too Long
Burial - Rodent
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
Chris Stapleton - Second One To Know
Cloud Nothings - Darkened Rings
Cold Specks - New Moon
Colter Wall - Thirteen Silver Dollars
Courtney Barnett - Over Everything
Darius Rucker - For The First Time
Death From Above - Never Swim Alone
Django Django - Tic Tac Toe
Earl St. Clair - Feeling Alive
Elder Island - Welcome State
Fleet Foxes - Fool's Errand
Foliage - Dare
Four Tet - Planet
The Front Bottoms - Vacation Town
The Ghost of Paul Revere - Little Bird
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Anthem for No State, Pt. III
Goldmyth - Lover's Letdown
Gorillaz - Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Hodera - North Dakota
Hoops - Rules
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Living In The City
Iron & Wine - Thomas County Law
Ivy Sole - Everything to Lose
Jade Jackson - Finish Line
Japandriods - No Known Drink Or Drug
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Anxiety
Joey Bada$$ - FOR MY PEOPLE
Joseph - Moonlight Mile
Julietta - Beach Break
Jurassic 5 - Customer Service
Kelela - LMK
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kesha - Let 'Em Talk (feat. Eagles of Death Metal)
Kevin Garrett - Stranglehold
King Krule - Dum Surfer
The Knocks - House Party (feat. Captain Cuts)
Laura Marling - Wild Fire
Lizzo - Water Me
Lostboycrow - Traveler
Lupe Fiasco - Wild Child (feat. Jake Torrey)
Marc Scibilia - Summer Clothes
Michael Brun - Gaya (feat. Lakou Mizik)
Miguel - Shockandawe
Missy Elliot - I'm Better (feat. Lamb)
MIYACHI - For A Check
Mount Eerie - Ravens
NEIL FRANCES - Back To What I Know
Nikki Lane - Jackpot
Ogechi - Blvck+Womvn (Body Pg.1)
Overcoats - Kai's Song
Phoebe Bridgers - Smoke Signals
Phoenix - Ti Amo
Photay - Inharmonious Slog
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
Radiator Hospital - Pastoral Radio Hit
Real Estate - Darling
Remember Sports - Making It Right
Robotaki - Monkey Bars (feat. Claire Ridgely)
Rostam - Bike Dream
Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Sarah - Jane - Water
Sarah Klang - Strangers
Slaughter Beach, Dog - Fish Fry
Sorcha Richardson - 4AM
Suzi Wu - Teenage Witch
Sylvan Esso - Die Young
Teen Daze - First Rain (feat. S. Carey)
Ten Fe - In The Air
This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
Toro Y Moi - Omaha
Toulouse - It Is Well
Tove Lo - Disco Tits
Turnpike Troubadours - The Housefire
Tyler, The Creator - I Ain't Got Time!
Violents - Awake and Pretty Much Sober (feat. Monica Martin)
The War On Drugs - Holding On
Washed Out - Burn Out Blues
Wavves - Animal
The Wild Reeds - Fall To Sleep
Yaeji - Feel It Out
YAY BLYNN - What the Hell