My Favorite Albums of 2017.

It’s that time of year again. Seems like yesterday 2017 began and now it’s over. So that means I’m going to share my favorite 30 albums of the year. I’m not going to call them the “best” but these 30 albums were on rotation for a period of time this year on my ipod. I enjoyed them all. They helped me stay sane, awake, and got me through the day when I felt like the world was just setting up shop on my shoulders, never to leave. There was a lot of fluff this year though. I will not share that with you. Some music left me scratching my head and thinking, “Really? People LIKE this?” But that’s for another discussion. If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen random one liner tweets about bands or singers that caught my ear and held onto my attention. If you haven’t listened to anyone on this list, and you want to broaden your mind, check them out. Don’t close off your mind to new music. There are plenty of diamonds in the rough. I would also be remised if I didn’t give a huge shout out to all the ladies who made some great music this year. I truly got a kick out of going back and seeing how many albums on my hard drive and ipod I had that were made by ladies, young and old. To quote Annie Lennox, “Sisters are doing it for themselves.” Whether the songs were about love, or injustice, or family issues, the voices of women made a huge impact this year. And I hope for years to come. So, here is the list. Happy New Year One and All..

30. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile –Lotta Sea Lice
29. Jamey Jasta – The Lost Chapters
28. Alex Lahey – I Love You Like a Brother
27. Annie Mac – Annie Mac Presents 2017
26. Blush – Blush
27. Beware of Darkness – Are You Real?
26. Gorillaz – Humanz
25. Tove Lo – Blue Lips
24. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
23. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears – Backlash
22. Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra – Ibiza Classics
21. David Banner – The God Box
20. Whitehorse – Panther in the Dollhouse
19. Daddy Issues – Deep Dream
18. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear
17. Larkin Poe – Preach
16. St. Vincent – Masseduction
15. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister – Planetarium
14. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
13. Grace and Rachel – Gracie and Rachel
14. The National – Sleep Well Beast
13. Syd – Fin
12. Jay Z – 4:44
11. Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical

And the final ten….

10. Talib Kweli – Radio Silence

 

9. Miguel – War and Leisure

 

8. Fergie – Double Dutchess

 

7. Jlin – Black Origami

 

6. Partner – In Search of Lost and Time

 

5. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life

 

4. Alvvays – Antisocialites

 

3. Beck – Colors

 

2. SZA – CTRL

 

1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

 

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Last Podcast of the Year. Short Mix. 2014

 

 

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Just wanted to say thanks for listening to me this year. I appreciate it. I made this very mini mix of some of my favorite songs of this year. Enjoy! See you next year, which is in a few hours! I’ll get the songlist in later. I just wanted to get this up before midnight. Can’t wait to see what next year has in store for music.

 

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Podcast #20 Pink, P.O.S., Muse, and More..

Welp another month down, one more month to go. I thought before my end of the year poddy, I’d throw one more in there for you all. I’m slowly putting together my best of list of tunes and trimming and adding and trimming and adding and cringing. There was a lot of good stuff this year, and a lot of stinkers.. but that’s for next month. Here’s my next to the last podcast for the year full of just fun stuff..songs that should actually be singles but I guess no one listens to a lowly ol’ musical fanatic. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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1. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

2. Bumper – P.O.S

3. Belly Belly Nice  – Dave Matthews Band

4. The Story – Brandi Carlile

5. Around The World – Christina Aguilera

6. Candy –  Robbie Williams

7. Why Go? (Radio Mix) (Feat. Boy George) – Faithless

8. Panic Station – Muse

9. Here Comes The Weekend  – P!nk

10. Giddy Up – Dragonette

11. Life Goes On (Feat. Oh Land) –  Gym Class Heroes

12. Gravity – No Doubt

13. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

14. Backlines – Stars

15. Kick It In the Sticks – Brantley Gilbert

16. The Road to Rock’n’roll – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

17. Louder Than Words – Celldweller

18. Ready to Start – Arcade Fire Alternative Rock The Suburbs Deluxe

19. Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

20. Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip – Boy George

21. Find A Way – 6th Borough Project

22. After the Fire (12” version) – Der Kommissar

23. Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires

24. Sometimes (I Wish) – City and Colour

 

 

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What Would Hurricane Sandy Play?

Alright folks..

As you all know, hurricane Sandy hit us hard. Mother Nature as I’ve said before wasn’t gettin’ any so she decided to unleash her frustration on us. So I made a mix of songs I would enjoy listening to in a hurricane. While it’s almost 3 in the a.m., I’m going to post it anyway. So listen and enjoy 🙂

By the way, you will not hear my voice on this mix. It’s just a continuous mix, one song after the next. Ya happy now? Good! I hope all of my peeps here on the east coast are ok. If you’re up, and have power, listen and shake your bon bon. If  you don’t have power, then let your friends text you about this mix and when you do, download it or stream it.

 

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Track List

Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas

The Passenger – Iggy Pop

A Final Hit – Leftfield

I Cry – Flo Rida

Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai

Into The Groove – Madonna

When The Lights Go Out (US Remix) – Five

All of the Lights – Kanye West

SOS – Rihanna

Upside Down – Mind Spiders

How Fast – Rocco Deluca & The Burden

So What’cha Want – The Beastie Boys

Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires

Escapade – Janet Jackson

It’s the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine) (Live – MTV Unplugged) – R.E.M.

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Love The Way You Lie (feat Rihanna) – Eminem

How Far We’ve Come – Matchbox Twenty

Walking With A Ghost – Tegan & Sara

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Party People (feat. Fergie) – Nelly

Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) – Calvin Harris

Numb – Gary Clark Jr

Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys

No Doubt About It – Lisa Bianco

Longview – Green Day

Feather in a Hurricane – Michelle Malone

I Think Im Paranoid – Garbage

All Through The Night – Cyndi Lauper

Thriller (Single Version) – Michael Jackson

Let Yourself Go (Live Mix) -6th borough project

Runaway Love – En Vogue

Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

Heads Will Roll\ – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Timebomb (Extended Version) – Kylie Minogue

One Good Reason – Steed Lord

Midnight In A Perfect World – DJ Shadow

Big bad wolf – The Heavy

Save My Life – ZZ Ward

How We Do (Party) – Rita Ora

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