Sooo... this is a slightly insanely long playlist, especially coming off the back of five hours of listening in my other 2017 posts. It's around twelve hours of music – 183 songs – that didn't make it onto my best of 2017 playlists. It came about because, when I was trying to catch up on some releases I might have missed during the year, I found so very, very much music that appealed to me, and it was overwhelming to even figure out where to begin listening. I started this playlist to keep stuff I wanted to get back to, and as somewhere to put songs I reluctantly cut from my main playlists when they were getting too long. So this is essentially a playlist of honourable mentions, as well as songs I've really enjoyed from albums I haven't had time to fully listen to. 

Now, I don't honestly expect most people to sit down and play all twelve hours here. But I figured the playlist was worth sharing for a couple of reasons. For one, even if you just try a few things here, you're bound to hear something great. You could hit shuffle and easily land on a fantastic song, and maybe find a favourite new artist. It also serves a testament to how much excellent music is being made today, if someone with my fussy, idiosyncratic tastes can find this much I enjoy.

This wraps up my series of better-late-than-never posts on the many incredible records made in 2017. My feet are now planted firmly in 2018...or, well, realistically probably more like 1968 most of the time. But I will try to keep posting lots of great new music in addition to the vintage stuff I love. One benefit of these musical excursions I've been on is I'm now following many more contemporary artists and labels, so hopefully I'll be posting more new releases (mainly in The Listening Booth from now on). 

Artists:Pale Honey, Halasan Bazar, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Julie Byrne, Jay Som, Chicano Batman, The Como Mamas, Foxygen, Austra, Cigarettes After Sex, Tender Prey, Gentle Brent, Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet, Mallu Magalhães, Sevdaliza, Kelly Lee Owens, Juliette Armanet, Alvvays, Real Estate, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Masonieria, L'Impératrice, Sugar Fed Leopards, Annie Hart, The Zephyr Bones, Cannibale, El Goodo, Paul Kelly, Electric Moon, Barnet, Jane Birkin, U.S. Girls, BMX Bandits, Novella, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Kacy & Clayton, Amy O, Tim Darcy, Mohama Saz, Heaters, Wooden Wand, Modern English, Melanie De Biasio, Johnny Jewel, Susanne Sundfør, Moses Sumney, The Focus Group, Björk, Penguin Cafe, Pye Corner Audio, Cold Specks, Moon Duo, Star Tropics, Omni, Bleached, Hatchie, Slowdive, Peter Perrett, Cheveu & Group Doueh, Damaged Bug, Abstract Orchestra, Maston, Bertrand Burgalat, Entrance, Bonny Doon, Girl Ray, Mark Sultan, IDLES, Anna Burch, Fazerdaze, Corridor, James Elkington, Linda Perhacs, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, M.A BEAT! (featuring The Galaxy Electric), Floating Points, Aquaserge, P.r2b, La Féline (featuring Laetitia Sadier), John Stammers, Doug Tuttle, The Molochs, Hangabouts, Mavis Staples, Hazel English, Midnight Sister, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lake Ruth (covering Le SuperHomard), LCD Soundsystem, Moodoid, Fishbach, Mise En Scene, John Maus, Joss Cope, Robyn Hitchcock, Angel Olsen, Ray Davies, Men I Trust, The Stroppies, The Primitives, Linda Guilala, Cindy Wilson, Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Ccoker, King Krule, Sparks, Andreas Dorau, Organic Flowers, Cécile McLorin Salvant, La Bien Querida, Oh Pep!, Pearl & The Oysters, Nadine Shah, October's Child, Raveena, Papa Topo (featuring Zaida Carmona) , Land Of Talk, Los Padrinos, Lucy Rose, Mondo Grosso, Lia Pamina, Nicole Atkins, Public Service Broadcasting (featuring Tracyanne Campbell), Phum Viphurit, The War On Drugs, Priests, Pale Lights, Underground Lovers, Offa Rex, Wire, Sacred Shrines, The Proper Ornaments, The Parson Red Heads, Roe Enney, Sébastien Tellier, Richard Bone, Samara Lubelski, Tashaki Miyaki, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Florence Raynaud, Bargou 08, Almas Fronterizas, Ride, John Andrews & The Yawns, The Galileo 7, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Roger Robinson, Hinter der Vitrine Shackleton (with Anika) , Sneaks, Crystal Jacqueline, Monster Rally, Girlpool, Hand Habits, IU, Tronco, The Side Eyes, The Lemon Twigs, Colter Wall, Little Bandit, Sinkane, L.A. Takedown, Vendredi sur Mer, Temples, The Paperhead, Penelope Trappes, Karriem Riggins, yaeji, Lamomali (-M-, Toumani Diabaté, Sidiki Diabaté), Roger Waters, Frankie Rose, Aldous Harding, The Perfect Kiss, Japanese Breakfast, Winter & Trabants, Ryan Adams, The Len Price 3, Shannon and The Clams, The Frightnrs, The Sadies, Soccer Mommy, Thee Baby Cuffs with the M-Tet, Chromatics, Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno.

Comments (2)

  • dani  
    Thanks to your 2016 list I know some new great bands, but this 2017 lists are sooo overwhelming!! It will take me soo many time to know all this groups :_D
    • Christine  
      Read on twitter: spikedcandy
      I admit, I did go a little nuts here! There's just so much good new music around. Perhaps with this longer one, you could just try a few random things, and dip it into more of it now and then over time ;).

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