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Favorite Songs of 2017

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I will soon post the list of my favorite albums of the year, but I’ll begin this year—like I did in 2016—with a list of my favorite songs. (These are in alphabetical order.)

  • “About a Bruise,” Iron & Wine
  • “Academia,” Miguel Zenón
  • “Akira Kurosawa,” Ben Miller Band
  • “American Flowers,” Birds of Chicago
  • “Anxiety,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • “Arkansas,” Ha Ha Tonka
  • “Astral Plane,” Shamir
  • “At the Purchaser’s Option,” Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Bad Bohemian,” British Sea Power
  • “Beacon Hill,” The Royal Alberta Advantage
  • “Brand New Day,” The Mavericks
  • “Cairo,” San Fermin
  • “Champagne Corolla,” Justin Townes Earle
  • “Crying’s Just a Thing You Do,” JD McPherson
  • “DNA.,” Kendrick Lamar
  • “Don’t Be Afraid to Call Me,” Marc Broussard
  • “Doomsday,” Ryan Adams
  • “Find Yourself,” Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • “Gas Station Rose,” Sean Rowe
  • “Gentle on My Mind,” Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman
  • “Hang On,” St. Vincent
  • “Hollywood,” Lee Ann Womack
  • “Is It Too Much,” Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
  • “K.,” Cigarettes After Sex
  • “Lies I Chose to Believe,” John Moreland
  • “Long Lonely Road,” Valerie June
  • “Make It Me,” Max Gomez
  • “New York,” St. Vincent
  • “New York,” Peter Silberman
  • “The Night David Bowie Died,” Lilly Hiatt
  • “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” Marlon Williams (feat. Aldous Harding)
  • “The Perilous Night,” Drive-By Truckers
  • “Quatere,” Mario Batkovic
  • “Re-Member,” Steelism
  • “Restart,” BNQT
  • “Sallisaw Blue,” John Moreland
  • “Sauce It Up,” Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Sixteen,” Diet Cig
  • “Strange or Be Forgotten,” Temples
  • “Tennessee Waltz,” Cassandra Jenkins
  • “Thomas County Law,” Iron & Wine
  • “To Know Your Mission,” Jens Lekman
  • “A Tornado Warning,” The Turnpike Troubadours
  • “Visions of Gideon,” Sufjan Stevens
  • “Voices Carry,” Eric Whitacre & Hila Plitmann
  • “Walls, MS,” Cory Branan
  • “Wasted on Fidelity,” Cameron Avery
  • “When We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • “You Don’t Look So Good (Cocaine),” Caroline Spence
  • “You Must Be Drunk Again,” Charley Crockett
  • “Your Hometown,” Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes

P.S. I sorta love that there are two different songs with the same name on this list.

Written by Jimmy

December 23rd, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Posted in Music

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