For the last few years I would spend hours and hours compiling my year end list, doing write-ups, prepping images, embedding songs, etc. While I didn’t hate doing that, it sure was time consuming. Especially the writing part. Which ironically enough is what everyone skips over (are you still reading this?).
So this year I decided to do something different. No top 20 albums and no write-ups, just one single playlist of some of my favorite songs from the past year. In all honesty, I had way more fun doing this and the end result is something I get to listen to and enjoy.
In addition to having fun making this playlist, I realized I wasn’t restricted to songs from full-length albums that came out in 2017. There was no reason why I couldn’t include one off’s like KEN mode’s track from the Decibel flexi series, or the new single from the Bug/Flowdan. If it was a killer song and dropped in 2017, then it was considered for this playlist. Simple as that.
Unlike many of my other Spotify playlists, I actually spent quite a bit of time sequencing and selecting these 31 songs. So don’t be too quick to click on “shuffle”. But hey, who am I to tell you what to do? If you listen to it and like what you hear, then I’m happy. See you in 2018.