Top 50 songs of 2017 countdown (#30-#26)

 

 

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26.)  The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
(Sleep Well Beast was an album I struggled to get into by a band I usually like. At times, the drum programming, electronic sounds, and keyboards are frankly annoying. Still, this song is powerful and superbly written)

 

 

 

 

27.) Reincarnation by Susanne Sundfør
(Slow, minimalist folk. Peaceful, calming music. She has a gorgeous voice)

 

 

 

 

28.)  Fear by Kendrick Lamar
(Hip hop. Sampling 1973’s Poverty’s Paradise by The 24-Carat Black. I didn’t love Lamar’s latest album Damn but this track I connected with. Fear has an emotional honesty that is relatable. According to a Kendrick Lamar interview:
“The first verse is everything that I feared from the time that I was seven years old. The second verse I was 17, in the third it’s everything I feared when I was 27. These verses are completely honest”)

 

 

 

29.) K by Cigarettes After Sex
(A Beach House-esque sound. Easy to get lost in the hazy mood the band creates. The slow delivery elevates the words. I was surprised to find out the vocalist is not a woman?!)

 


 

 

30.) Thirty by The Weather Station
(Singer/Songwriter. Contemporary Folk. Because, well, I’m in my 30s, and it’s number 30! A striking melody, her vocal is comparable to Joni Mitchell. From the same album You and I (On The Other Side Of The World) is a beautiful, underappreciated love song)

 

 

 

 

What do you think? As always, comments are welcome

5 thoughts on “Top 50 songs of 2017 countdown (#30-#26)

  1. Only one of these I’m familiar with is The National, and I reckon it’s a great pick. One of the album’s highlights (I think I may like the album more than you, as I think it’s their best since Boxer).

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