Favorites Of The Year - 2017
Every year, critics everywhere post their list of which albums and songs they felt were the "best," but when I was running this blog, I stayed away from that word. Declaring something the best leads to debate and argument, and it really is impossible to decide what piece of music was better than all the rest.
Instead, I like to rank my FAVORITE songs and albums every year. I listen to thousands of records throughout the year (another list I should post at some point), and picking my 50 faves in both categories is always tough, but it's something I've always loved doing.
Pop! Bang! Boom! (the blog that got me started writing about music) might not be a functioning blog any longer, but I still enjoy ranking my faves every year, so click below to read which albums and songs I couldn't get enough of in 2017.
I always used to love writing this blog because it gave me an outlet to share music I wanted the world to hear. I stopped posting here a long time ago because I write about music full-time now, but that doesn't mean my desire to uncover great new tunes and spread the word has dwindled. Instead, I find myself looking for ways to share even more, so here's something of a revival.
At the end of every month, I'm going to post a playlist of tracks I just recently discovered, whether they are technically "new" or not. There is little structure to these lists, and they'll be diverse in terms of genre and artists. I'm going to give you one song for every day of the previous month, which will be posted below and playable on Spotify.
Listen if you like, and have fun finding new favorites.
From now on, at the beginning of every month I'll be adding new songs to the playlist posted below, which now contains all the songs I've highlighted this year. Feel free to follow it so you can receive updates whenever new tunes are posted, instead of having to check a different playlist every month (though I'll still be posting those).