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    Default Best of 2017

    That time of year again

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    these are not necessarily all from 2017, but they are my most played tracks according to spotify:

    dedekind cut - integra
    vybz kartel - born again virgin
    blacksea no maya - comandante em chefe
    equalz - dont worry
    the undisputed truth - ungena za ulimwengu
    jam city - good lads, bad lads
    benjamin lew - face a ce qui se derobe
    vybz kartel - marie
    john foxx & the maths - only lovers left alive
    mark stewart - liberty city

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...FIWyLvk10dpK8s

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    Please retitle thread 'Choons of the Year 2017' or I will rage quit

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    some songs I liked a lot:

    nite jewel - when i decide
    daniel o'sullivan - hc svnt dracones
    ikonika - girlfriend
    j hus - did you see
    jlin & william basinski - holy child
    dj python - cul
    zimpel/ziolek - fourth molar

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    A tentative top 50 (not in order yet)

    https://open.spotify.com/user/111800...YrSKkR5THqWD6O

    Compiling a playlist of old music I've discovered and/or rinsed this year too

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    regardless of personal taste, what have been the big anthems/zeitgeist defining music this year?

    migos have done a good job at being the focal point of culture, an explicit aim of theirs.

    mask off was a big hit, but doesn't seem to me to be particularly essential; the musical landscape wouldn't look much different without it.

    in terms of the uk, am and skengdo were uk drill's figureheads, the 'war is war instrumental' section of their mad about bars was one of the only anthems out of the scene. 'waps' was another one, maybe 'call me a spartan'. 'crash' was a minor anthem. i'm not particularly keen on 'man's not hot', but it's occupying a healthy space being the breakthrough uk drill song.

    when talking about the 'best artist since 2000' thread, reynolds said there's not much consensus about these sorts of things anymore. it does feel like there's largely a void where the musical narrative of 2017 should be. i don't think that would have been the case even a couple of years back.

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    I'll always remember this as the year Ed Sheeran covered the fairytale of New York on the radio 1 live lounge.

    UK rap (particularly afrobeats side) was the only contemporary scene I was interested in this year.

    Think I've just lost the plot US rap wise, sure there's still good stuff out there but I'm not hearing it. Felt somewhat vindicated by the martorialist expressing similar dissatisfaction, except he really knows what he's talking about. Still checking for anything produced by MikeWillMadeIt and Metro (unless involving big yawn Sean) but otherwise ehhh

    Mind you I really need to dig into that Future double album at some point...

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    it's also pretty significant how nobody (including myself) cared about that young thug/future collaboration mixtape.

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    It is difficult to know if things are actually boring and centreless and uninvolving, or whether everybody's libidinal energy / attention has been sucked up by the Rolling Nightmare That Is Politics Today.

    I do feel like it's having a draining effect... on available affect.

    There is also the question of age and how that affects your perspective.

    My son for instance is 18 and seems pretty excited by music, but its an odd selection to my ears - Brockhampton, Homemade, Jaden Smith - and ancient Aphex.

    Mind you Sadmanbarty is only a bit older than him right and seems to have the older person's perspective so maybe things are objectively entropic.

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    Top of my head list of ambient/drone here. Overlooked a ton of stuff Im sure, its been another ridiculous year.

    Elodie - Traces Ephmers
    Fairge - Claire M Singer
    Tomoko Sauvage Musique Hydromantique
    ine O'Dwyer - Gallarais
    Richard Skelton - a new frontier
    Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎ Music For Nine Post Cards (reissue)
    Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎ Pier & Loft (reissue)
    Various - Mono No Aware
    Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music
    OLIVIER ALARY Pieces for Sine Wave Oscillators
    Recordings On An Empty Stomach Gregory Talbot
    ekin fil - ghosts inside

    Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Levitation Praxis Pt 4
    Rafael Anton Irisarri The Shameless Years
    Nielu by Olli Aarni
    GAILES Seventeen Words
    BILLY GOMBERG A Changed Meaning
    Yann Novak - Surroundings
    Tiny Vipers - Laughter
    Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    Gas - Narkopop
    Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
    Noveller - A Pink Sunset for No One
    The Transcendence Orchestra - Modern Methods For Ancient Rituals
    Minced Oath- Supersede
    Alex Crispin - Idle Worship
    William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
    Federico Durand - Navidad en el Bosque
    Marifa - nafs
    Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run
    Stephan Mathieu - RADIANCE X
    Stephan Mathieu - RADIANCE XI
    The Chi Factory - The Kallikatsou Recordings

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    Even with the excess of contemporary quality, Id say 80% of my listening has been of older records.

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    Which is still an improvement on other years where its been about 99%

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    Everything sounds old.

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    sexuality is still boring i want delirium, ecstatic agony, the machines taking over the nervous system. fuck memes, fuck selfies, fuck your anaemic wilting emotions, fucking take me to the stratosphere.
    fuck the human with all of its able bodiedness, i want the post-human.

    Yeah thats not sensible politically but when has music been a primer for sound praxis?

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