I listen to a lot of bad new music so you don’t have to, always searching for great new songs. I keep a constantly rotating playlist of my iPhone of Top 50 New Songs. When I decide a song is worthy, I move it to my Best Downloads playlist. Tonight, I culled the 2017 entries on that list and picked out what are the best songs of 2017.
Rhiannon Giddens – At The Purchaser’s Option
Dead Pretties – Confidence
Ron Gallo – “Put The Kids To Bed”
Hurray For the Riff Raff: “Rican Beach”
Coal Miners, Andrew Joslyn
Priests – JJ
Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
Shilpa Ray “Morning Terrors Nights Of Dread”
*repeat repeat – “Girlfriend”
White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band
Father John Misty – Ballad of the Dying Man
The Orwells – Double Feature
I didn’t do a list in 2016 and the song below came out more than a year ago, but the Soft White Sixties dominated a lot of my listening time in 2017, so I wanted to share. Great band from San Francisco. They did release a new album at the end of 2017, but I’ve not absorbed it all yet.
The Soft White Sixties “Sorry to Say”
If I were going to go with a best new band of 2017, I’d pick the Dead Pretties. Only two songs out so far. I can’t wait to hear more from these new Brit punks.