ILM's Top 77 Tracks of 2017

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2017, amirite??

We had 105 tracks ballots cast this year, down a bit from the previous few years, which may or may not have made for a more esoterically ILM-centric list than usual. Rollout begins in about 10 minutes...

77-61 today
60-41 Tuesday
40-21 Wednesday
20-1 Thursday

Follow along with ulysses' Spotify playlist here.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:20 (one month ago) Permalink

gawd bless you johnny fever

faust apes (NickB), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

woooo

nxd, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

ayyyy

Simon H., Monday, 22 January 2018 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

man troll gas beany jim-jam

ciderpress, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Best behaviour ;)

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:24 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/NEZxFhP.jpg

77 LUIS FONSI ft. DADDY YANKEE "Despacito" [146 points, 8 votes]

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:30 (one month ago) Permalink

ahaha

Simon H., Monday, 22 January 2018 13:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Is this the ILM version of the Arcade Fire album at #100 in the Drowned in Sound list?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:33 (one month ago) Permalink

this feels ominous

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Favorito favorito baby.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:38 (one month ago) Permalink

was this the funny at-one-point #78 mentioned?

i guess this was one of the better chart hits this year

ufo, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

excited! although I never ever need to hear this song again

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Good start :)

Frederik B, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:43 (one month ago) Permalink

this is the first time i've heard of this song
looking good for the 77 :)

nxd, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:43 (one month ago) Permalink

WAY TOO LOW!

(and no, I didn't vote for it)

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't dislike it, never choose to play it, glad Bieber remix didn't make it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:44 (one month ago) Permalink

was this the funny at-one-point #78 mentioned?

Nope.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:45 (one month ago) Permalink

when i heard about that song first i thought it was much worse than it actually is...

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:46 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/XldI32c.jpg

76 AVALON EMERSON "One More Fluorescent Rush" [149 points, 7 votes]

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

been rather disappointed with the 2017 reggaeton craze. I remember when it became really popular over here back in 2005, the hits felt a lot more bitey and driving whereas everything I heard more recently sounds watered down and very commercial-in-a-bad-way

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

No youtube link as per usual? (Yes, I need a direct link to find this obscure track 'Despacito')

Song is/was fine, obviously will never actively put it on in the future

abcfsk, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I voted for both of these.

Someone in the RA comments mentioned they thought OMFR sounded like The Crazy Frog; which bothers me from time to time, but it’s great. Good video too.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I like the avalon emerson but i forget if i voted for it or not

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink

oh good
i've enjoyed everything by or remixed by avalon emerson so far and haven't got to this one yet

nxd, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Misspelling in the image card is going to drive me nuts. Dammit.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 13:50 (one month ago) Permalink

"Despacito" is ok and I voted for it but I thought "El Perdon" deployed this same chord progression to more satisfying ends

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

love avalon emerson in general but 'one more fluorescent rush' is a bit meh imo. b-side is great though!

faust apes (NickB), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

oh Simon h and I would like to remind everybody that they can still vote in metal/rock poll

The 2017 ILX Metal n' Heavy Rock Poll VOTING + CAMPAIGNING thread! Ballots due Saturday, Feb. 3rd!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

OMFR is not exactly subtle in its charms but it works imo

? (seandalai), Monday, 22 January 2018 13:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Despacito has nearly five billion views!

#TeamHailing (imago), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I voted for a different Emerson-related track but this is great too.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:01 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/4cx3fno.jpg

75 MINOR SCIENCE "Volumes" [150 points, 5 votes]

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

ah glad this placed!

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Despacito has nearly five billion views!

yes, that was mostly my son :(

faust apes (NickB), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I never listened to this until I had the noms playlist going on Saturday. It gets more ott as it progresses, and not in a good way.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:05 (one month ago) Permalink

not nuts about minor science either really but two whities releases in a row - hoping that lanark artefax will show up too?

faust apes (NickB), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:07 (one month ago) Permalink

found out about 'Volumes' via the noms list and I knew I had to take something off my initial list to find space for it. Well decent. Love the teutonic-sounding vocal clips 'loudest'; 'softest'

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually it's nice to see 2 x straight bobbins instrumentals in a row. last years' was distinctly lacking in house and techno IIRC

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Overjoyed that One More Fluorescent Rush placed, but that Despacito placing is like woah.

(xpost - Avalon Emerson placed last year as well iirc)

Matt DC, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:12 (one month ago) Permalink

you're right. and lindstrom was in the top ten as well.

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/yFMU5Ko.jpg

74 GOLDLINK ft. BRENT FAIYAZ & SHY GLIZZY "Crew" [151 points, 5 votes]

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

lol I might have voted for "Despacito" had I noticed it on the list, which stands nicely for how I experienced the song this year: good song but once it was over I never remembered it. my dad loves it, I shoulda voted for it for him

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Would love to see a youtube link under each entry like earlier years, if possible. If it's all set in stone though, no worries.

abcfsk, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:20 (one month ago) Permalink

re: youtubes...sorry I didn't put those together in advance (forgot, tbh), but I'll add them going forward

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Here's GoldLink- https://youtu.be/nhNqbe6QENY

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Great song.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Not heard this one before. Short and sweet, but I can see it becoming a grower.

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:25 (one month ago) Permalink

damn, this poll is amazing so far

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 22 January 2018 14:27 (one month ago) Permalink

excellent image on Crew! love this song. I kind of thought this had caught on more widely than only 5 votes though.

rob, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

'Question Time' is easy to admire and respect but found it hard to actively like enough to want to listen to much let alone vote for.

nashwan, Friday, 26 January 2018 13:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's funny how many tracks I was like 'Everyone loved that one, it'll get at least a few votes if it doesn't break the 77', and then I look and I'm the sole voter.

Badgers (dog latin), Friday, 26 January 2018 13:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

When I first heard "Question Time", I thought it would be the sort of track which makes all of its impact on the first couple of plays, then quickly fades - but I've returned to it frequently, and find that it retains all of its initial power. Different details jump out at different times: the letters in the car (she doesn't want them found at home), the extra instrumental weight on the final Corbyn verse.

mike t-diva, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

completely unsolicited opinions4u but i have had the 177 on shuffle today and here are my ~deep thoughts~:

#103 Ex Eye - Opposition/Perihelion; the Coil - big bad wolf music that starts off like iron maiden gone jazz but it does run out of puff a bit in the back half without inflicting too much damage on my house of sticks
#153 Johnny Jewel - Windswept - this is from twin peaks i guess? could see it working well in a corny sort of way in a cinematic context but it's not doing much for me as a soundtrack to sitting in an office listening to my colleagues whinge and fart
#140 Jute Gyte - Mice Eating Gold - actually enjoyed this a lot until the shouty man appeared, and then i realised he was angry cos the mice had been eating his gold again and the image of a burly man of metal really losing his shit at a mouse was just too funny for me not to like. it does go on a bit though
#156 Hugo Massien - No Return - sounds like music for sex people
#122 Zimpel/Ziolek - Wrens - this is pretty nice, like pink floyd at their most pastoral, some strong wind in the willows vibes on this
#89 The Horrors - Something to Remember Me By - lol remember the killers?
#112 Nabihah Iqbal - Zone 1 to 6000 - highlight of her album for me, reminds me a lot of that real lies record from a couple of years back
#114 Nite Jewel - 2 Good 2 Be True - third time i've heard this and i'm slowly coming to realise how awesome it is. especially fond of the little squiggly synth sound in the chorus, trying to think what it reminds me of... 'while you see a chance' maybe?
#143 Aldous Harding - Imagining My Man - i thought this was a quiet year for angel olsen, turns out aldous harding stole her larynx
#52 Mama - Unmask Me - not sure this justifies it's length tbh, the floating pointsy twinkliness is nice enough but the bassline and woodblock thing get a bit tedious after a while
#91 The Mountain Goats - Rain in Soho - genuinely impressed by this, it sounds amazing. well done to everyone involved!
#93 Oneohtrix Point Never ft. Iggy Pop - The Pure and the Damned - think all my favourite opn tracks are dan working with a vocalist, and this is another good one but it probably wouldn't quite have the same replay value for me as (the amazing) returnal or whatever
#85 Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding - remember that 'no sufjan, no credibility guy'? what the hell was he thinking?
#99 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Continental Breakfast - definite improvement on the cb stuff that placed last year, mostly because of the last couple of minutes which is passable neil young bumble rock, but eh i dunno guys
#130 Baba Stiltz - Can't Help It - maybe my ipod is drunk but this sounds nothing like i would have guessed from the cover and the artist name. decent if not especially memorable housey business
#136 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Holy Mountain - loooooool, this is basically a mud album track
#138 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Song of Summer - this is what the eno/shields collaboration should have sounded like tbh, ten minutes of bliss topped off with the wonkiest of sun-addled guitar lines
#144 Beatrice Dillon & Call Super - Fluo - best clarinet solo in techno iirc, like a seagull wheeling over a dingily-lit dustbin outside the backdoor of the club
#144 Carla dal Forno - We Shouldn't Have To Wait - a strangely alluring trudge through dismal nighttime realms. made me think of that last htrk record
#149 Drab Majesty - Dot In The Sky - sounds like a-ha gone goth but i'm afraid it ain't no 'cry wolf'
#149 Jlin - 1% - this is the greatest thing ever obv
#79 Rita Ora - Anywhere - minus a million points for making me think of 'location location' with kirsty allposh and phil sentient potato-man
#82 Shinichi atobe - regret - one of the most maddeningly brilliant tracks i heard all year, kind of like a techno version of oval's do while
#90 Re-TROS - Hailing Drums - sounds like a cross between battles, circle and six-finger satellite so well done 2007 i guess
#78 Big Thief - Mythological Beauty - reminded me of 'flame' by sebadoh which only goes to prove that i am old and demented

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 26 January 2018 14:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

#52 Mama - Unmask Me - not sure this justifies it's length tbh, the floating pointsy twinkliness is nice enough but the bassline and woodblock thing get a bit tedious after a while

That's what the single edit is for.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

'it does run out of puff a bit in the back half' = 'i am totally impervious to the best post-rock build in living memory' :P

imago, Friday, 26 January 2018 14:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dude i am goretex when it comes to that shit

faust apes (NickB), Friday, 26 January 2018 14:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm listening to this Partner album people were talking about upthread when Charly Bliss placed.

No. This isn't even similar, and definitely not better. wtf

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 January 2018 02:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So, I have been obsessing over that Pour Aisha track and will appreciate any suggestions for similar tracks (have bookmarked bobbins 2018 in hope that it is where similar tracks will be posted going forward)

niels, Saturday, 27 January 2018 11:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I haven’t listened to Pour Aisha in months but worthwhile House releases so far include the Seeing Aliens single by Dj Koze mentioned on the rolling favorite tracks of 2018 thread.

There’s also an STL single with 4 good tracks called “if time qould move backwards”, I specially like the b-side but they’re all very different so listen and see if any of those are close to what you’re looking for.

Closer to pop and breakbeat but with a hint of house there’s the Negativ Gemini single Bad Baby. “Infin Path” and the title track are favorites of the year for me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 27 January 2018 12:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Loved the rollout (thanks Johnny Fever!) as always, particularly the Afro, K and trap tracks, which are always new to me. Discoveries for me: Bicep, both Loona tracks, J Hus, the Mountain Goats (that was a shock), Red Velvet (for the second time), Algiers, Slowdive (I listened to it once earlier, and felt nothing).

Shocked nothing from either Charli XCX mixtape charted. Number 1 Angel is fun and Pop 2 is easily her best.

Other suprises to me (I guess these are just ILMy tracks I ranked highly that didn't place): No love for "Skywalker"? Do we need an Avalon Emerson remix of Ariel Pink's "Feels Like Heaven" for it to have a chance? No "It's Okay To Cry"?

structural ambiguity, Saturday, 27 January 2018 14:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

AP’s chances flopped after the physical assault on her gf and unconsented kissing of audience members.

I was more dissapointed in the lack of Julien Baker and Sacred Paws and Ibibio Sound Machine thought those would make it.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 27 January 2018 14:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Baker suffered from vote splitting for sure. has anyone sat down to work out which artists got the most votes overall?

Simon H., Saturday, 27 January 2018 14:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Skywalker" was pretty controversial in the Miguel thread. I like it but would have picked "Banana Clip" if I'd voted for any tracks

rob, Saturday, 27 January 2018 15:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So, I have been obsessing over that Pour Aisha track and will appreciate any suggestions for similar tracks (have bookmarked bobbins 2018 in hope that it is where similar tracks will be posted going forward)

― niels, Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:43 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Callisto - Never Again
Planetary Assault Systems - Return
Primary Perception- Hal9000
Pure Science - Bakwenas
Seafoam - Thrill Ride

Off the top of my hat you wont get these in the car boot sale, they are a bit serious so let me know if you want a couple of tunes with a cocktail stick and an gauche umbrella in too and I'll see what I can sort out, just don't tell the rozzers

saer, Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

<3 saer

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thanks Moka and saer those are all excellent

I prefer the ones with not too much going on, is it called deep house?

I have the Will Long - Trax album, that's also right up my alley (and I think I discovered it in an ILM eoy poll)

niels, Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

those dang rozzers

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^one similar track I can think of from last year's poll is DJ Sotofett - "Current 82 (12 Mix)"

Dan S, Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think my biggest discovery from this poll is how incredible Paramore's version of Passionfruit is. Not sure why anyone would have any use for the original after hearing that.

kitchen person, Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^one similar track I can think of from last year's poll is DJ Sotofett - "Current 82 (12 Mix)"

indeed, that one and DJ Metatron - 2 The Sky were great takeaways from last years poll

niels, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

while no one is looking, lets beam in a couple more sea shanties from the boot estate

Journeyman - Has Got To Go
Ion Ludwig - Now On The Ocean Sky Only Knows Back In The Mountain Is Where It Goes

saer, Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp re: "random album tracks"

I agree although strangely 3 of the top 4 are non-album tracks (which has to be some kind of record).

billstevejim, Sunday, 28 January 2018 00:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Grafts is awesome. Really impressed that it showed up. I hope it appears on the albums list as well.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

kevin you're like 28 stfu

― flopson, Friday, January 26, 2018 1:59 AM (yesterday)

flopson is the cops ban flopson

k3vin k., Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you're 77.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

does it matter

billstevejim, Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

claim to wizened out of touch rockist status starts thirties EARLIEST, on this i am firm

flopson, Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Freaky Trigger results for comparison. Smaller voter base. A total of 448 tracks got at least one vote but only 69 got more than one. The top 40:

40. Spoon – “Hot Thoughts”
39. Fever Ray – “To The Moon And Back”
38. Methyl Ethel – “Ubu”
37. Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
36. Algiers – “The Underside of Power”
35. Susanne Sundfør – “The Sound of War”
34. The Killers – “The Man”
33. The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”
32. Sunny Sweeney – “Pills”
31. DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance and Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”
30. Slowdive – “Star Roving”
29. Blanck Mass – “Rhesus Negative”
28. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Lif3”
27. St Vincent – “New York”
26. Wolf Alice – “Don’t Delete The Kisses”
25. The Magnetic Fields – “’83: Foxx and I”
24. St Vincent – “Los Ageless”
23. Clean Bandit & Marina & The Diamonds – “Disconnect”
22. MUNA – “I Know A Place”
21. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
=19. Rina Sawayama – “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome”
=19. Jessie Ware – “Midnight”
18. Calvin Harris ft Frank Ocean & Migos – “Slide”
17. Angaleena Presley – “Wrangled”
16. SZA – “Supermodel”
15. Steps – “Story of a Heart”
14. Ibibio Sound Machine – “Give Me A Reason”
13. Saint Etienne – “Dive”
12. Big Shaq – “Man’s Not Hot”
11. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”
10. Steps – “Scared of the Dark”
9. Kesha – “Praying”
8. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
7. Stormzy – “Big For Your Boots”
6. Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine”
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling”
4. Lorde – “Green Light”
3. Charli XCX – “Boys”
2. Selena Gomez – “Bad Liar”
1. Paramore – “Hard Times”

Jeff W, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

much, much better #1

imago, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lack of akrakabo means i'm giving this to ilx though

imago, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

34. The Killers – “The Man”

Redemption!

Simon H., Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Simon i totally forgot to vote for The Man, would have been in my top 5. saw that u nommed it

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 00:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Charly Bliss and Alvvays since this.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 29 January 2018 00:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

=19. Rina Sawayama – “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome”
=19. Jessie Ware – “Midnight”

My number 1 and number 2 tied together at the same spot.

MarkoP, Monday, 29 January 2018 00:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also, Steps? Really?

MarkoP, Monday, 29 January 2018 00:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

22. MUNA – “I Know A Place”

I'm surprised this song didn't get more traction in year-end lists. Prob just came out too early in the year.

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 29 January 2018 00:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

iirc it was nominated last year. great song imo, was on my long-list.

Roz, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ILM's Top 77 Albums of 2017

gr8080, Monday, 29 January 2018 05:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That Atelje track is really really terrible compared to his earlier stuff. Reminds me of Foster The People or some other indietronic-ish thing c2009. The Meditations album was much better than this.

On the plus side my partner and I are now K-pop converts thanks to this thread.

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 29 January 2018 12:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just caught up with this

I like CXCX just fine, but this is the weirdest #1 in this poll since "Wut."

weirdest as in unexpected or weirdest-sounding? bcz Wut was a culmination, a peak, a joyous collective ILM event; this is just a result of a lot of people liking something moderately (which makes sense after a wonderfully disparate 77!)

I don't know any of the boys in the video except for Dave 1 & Pee-Thug, Diplo, will.i.am and The Fat Jewish

Haribo Hancock (sic), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wut winning and yamaha #4 was why i signed up to ilm

nxd, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wut was a culmination, a peak, a joyous collective ILM event; this is just a result of a lot of people liking something moderately

As someone who never much liked "Wut," this is still true.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

niels if you like pour asha, try

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5LkLmxcgIQ

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like CXCX just fine, but this is the weirdest #1 in this poll since "Wut."

weirdest as in unexpected or weirdest-sounding?

Unexpected, on a personal level, because I had no idea what "Wut" was until people began saying it was going to win, and I was like "WHAT IS WUT?" Same thing with "Boys." I did not follow CXCX at all in 2017, and had never heard "Boys" until listening to it after seandalai gave me the results.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp had I voted, that might have been my #1 track of the year

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 13:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice Ross, I definitely like what I'm hearing! Is Skee Mask's other stuff similar?

btw I was happily surprised to find out SAM is from Denmark and actually a friend of a friend, small world

niels, Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm late, but Thank you to everyone who ran the polls and everyone who voted. I started to make a ballot, but realized that I knew 1% of the tracks nominated. This poll was full of surprises. I've been putting off sitting down and going through this thread until finally, while coming down off a microdose acid trip last night, I went through every song on the list.

First off, I loved this one from the nominations YT playlist. It would have blown my mind if it had placed. The story about it is interesting too - https://youtu.be/sWblpsLZ-O8

My favorites in no order:
Twice - Likey
Bullion - Blue Pedro
Chromatics - Shadow
Playboi Carti - Magnolia
Mondo Grosso
J Hus - Did You See
Loona/Odd Eye Circle - Girl Front
Loona/Yves - All My Life
S.A.M. - Pour Aisha
Susanne Sundfor - Undercover
Kehlani - Undercover
Avalon Emerson - One More Fluorescent Rush
Serge Beynaud - Akrakabo
Black Madonna - He Is The Voice I Hear
Sun El-Musician feat Samthing Soweto - Akanamali
Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling
Jason Isbell - If We Were Vampires
Patrice Baumel - Glutes
Kamasi Washington - Truth

Great poll. Really blew my mind a few times. Someone said that it's been one of the best polls ever. I agree. Can't wait to dig through the albums now!

mom, Saturday, 10 February 2018 06:20 (one week ago) Permalink

we have similar tastes there mom, like almost weirdly so. A Mind was my nom.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:58 (one week ago) Permalink

we have similar tastes there mom, like almost weirdly so. A Mind was my nom.

― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:58 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's awesome ulysses! I'm glad you introduced me to that song. I love how moogy that filter on the bass sounds, like the tone is about to rip apart at the seams.

You know I noticed a common theme running through many of these tracks: an abundance of 7th chords, minor and major. 2017 seems to have really taken those tones to heart. (Not that 7th chords are uncommon to begin with, but they always strike my ear, and it seems like I heard them lots of tracks from this top 77)

mom, Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink


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