Posts Tagged Best Of 2017

#BestOf2017 : Top 100 Tracks (25-1)

And we finally reach the last quarter of our songs of the year recap with the brand new queen of Spanish trap, Bad Gyal. Right after her extremely contagious “Fiebre” we will encounter emo popsters; the soundtrack an of Oscars contender; footwork’s finest representative; two kiwi female songwriters; a supermodel; the end of the world and hip-hop’s greatest stars. Do I hear more?

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#BestOf2017 : Top 100 Tracks (50-26)

The second half of our 2017 Top 100 tracks starts with gay rapper Lil B. His latest mixtape ‘Black Ken’ is one of hip-hop’s finest hours of 2017. Apart from him, we’ll encounter Japanese house; Aussie psychedelia; returning shoegazers; a flamenco singer covering Americana’s finest; Spanish Indie; nu-yatch rock and b-girls.

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#BestOf2017 : Top 100 Tracks (75-51)

The second quarter of our favourite tracks of the year features the collaboration between Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields; a Disney starlette sampling Talking Heads; cartoon superstars; tons of female singers from different genres; a jazzman and an intimate exploration of bereavement.

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#BestOf2017 : Top 100 Tracks (100-76)


101-LUIS FONSI FEAT. DADDY YANKEE & JUSTIN BIEBER
Despacito (Remix)
(Def Jam)

As it is customary, we begin the countdown of our Top 100 favourite tracks of the year with the imaginary position 101, traditionally populated by one of its “guilty pleasures.” And in 2017, few deserved this slot more than the ubiquitous ‘Despacito.’ The fact that the combined forces of a Latin balladeer whose repertoire makes Enrique Iglesias look like Bob Dylan; a “growing pain” type of teen idol and the reggaeton star who invented ‘La Gasolina’ has been able to produce the most downloaded, streamed, listened to and successful track of the digital era is nothing short of miraculous. But resistance proved futile to a song that, apart from popularity and an impossibly catchy mellow Latin rhythm, has been a source of pride and relief from its long run on top of the Billboard charts for a US Hispanic community under threat by the racist policies of its notorious president.

In the first quarter of our Top 100, we’ll find Japanese Female Punks; long-awaited returns of alternative giants from the noughties; grime superstars; the grief-inspired songs of a French legend’s daughter; grunge inspired pop-rock and a Bedouine.

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#BestOf2017 : Top 50 Albums



Every year they arrive earlier! The habitual recap of the best music of the year, due to the pressures of internet, has become a race against the clock to be the first on delivering it. November hasn’t finished yet and most of the UK’s most relevant lists are already out. To be fair, 2017 has made it quite easy for this to happen. The latest high profile (scheduled) release came last Friday with Björk‘s divisive ‘Utopia.’ December increasingly looks like the realm of seasonal compilations and little else. So, unless the latest works by Neil Young or Miguel -unlikely- dazzle the critics; Migos‘ recently announced second volume of their acclaimed ‘Culture’ reaches the heights of their first one or -even more unlikely- someone else –Kanye?– tries to pull a Beyoncé to cash on the lucrative sales of the week before Christmas, 2017 is ready to be wrapped up.
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