Over the Edge of the Pop Narcotic presents:

Tonight we are throwing our hat in the best of 2017 ring with the tracks I have enjoyed the most this year. Truth be be told there has been so much interesting and just flat out musical music in 2017, that I may do second show next week to pick up some artists I ran out of room for in tonight’s show. In particular the Americana artists I enjoyed this year are missing from tonight’s show (mainly for stylistic reasons) so I may do that second show to give those artists and their tracks some deserved additional air time.

Looking back at the year, two trends really stand out. First women seem to be continuing to carry forward the guitar/songwriter tradition and a lot of what passes as “indie/alternative” music in 2017 was written by the likes of Katie and Allison Crutchfield, This is the Kit and Sacred Paws and Marika Hackman, all who released tremendous albums this year.

The other big trend of the year was what I called IEPM, International Experimental Pop Music. Artists like Bjork and Camille released excellent records this year in this vernacular, but there were a bunch of women (yes once again it’s the ladies who seem to be throwing off a lot of music that I think of as creative) of Spanish and African descent who are working in the music traditions of their heritage but with an experimental twist from what we traditionally think of as “World Music”. Think Juana Molina, Ibeyi, Sundan Archives and Meklit.

What is missing from my show tonight, is hip hop and the rock bands. There is a bunch of great hip hop music in 2017 (including of course Kendrick’s Dmann) but a lot of it didn’t lend itself to a show that emphasizes the almighty single. Hip Hop was very much an album art this year. As to the rock bands, well it’s hard times for four guys and a drum set, but a lot of this music is lurking in the the female indie bucket. Give Sacred Paws a listen. Bands like Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, and yes even War on Drugs, didn’t get much of my attention this year.

And then there is the wonderful anomaly that is Kesha’s Rainbow album. Full of singles, full of creativity and full of pop. Just great.

To close out, about tonight’s actual radio show, the tunes I’m playing are the singles, the tracks I have especially enjoyed this year. Not every artist that has a song in tonight’s show would have an album in my best albums of 2017, though, many of them would. To that last point, here’s my list of artists from tonight’s show that make a top ten listing. Enjoy the show tonight. DJottoJD:

1. Rumput, Rumput
2. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Canzoniere
3. Sacred Paws, Strike a Match
4. Sudan Archives, her EP and the “Water” single
5 Juana Molina, Halo
6. Magnetic Fields, 50 Song Memoir
7. Orchestra Baobab, Tribute to Ndiouga
8. This is the Kit, Monster Freeze
9. Camile, Oui
10.Kesha, Rainbow

Playlist:

    Time: December 27 - 3:00:00 pm
  • Orchestra Baobab, “Foulo”

    from Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

    World Circuit - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:04:14 pm
  • Meklit, “I Want To Sing For Them All (feat. Andrew Bird)”

    from When the People Move, the Music Moves Too

    Six Degrees - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:08:58 pm
  • Cults Percussion Ensemble, “Autun Carillon”

    from Cults Percussion Ensemble

    2012

  • Time: December 27 - 3:12:51 pm
  • Rumput, “Ondhe Ondhe”

    from Rumput

    self-released - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:17:30 pm
  • Robert Plant, “The May Queen”

    from Carry Fire

    Nonesuch - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:21:44 pm
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, “Tienime”

    from Canzoniere

    Ponderosa - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:25:11 pm
  • Camille, “Les Loups”

    from OUÏ

    Balulalo - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:27:23 pm
  • Cherry Glazerr, “Trash People”

    from Apocalipstick

    Secretly Canadian - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:30:32 pm
  • Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, “Talisa”

    from Milano

    Columbia - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:32:52 pm
  • Pylon, “Weather Radio”

    from Hits

    1980

  • Time: December 27 - 3:35:07 pm
  • Sacred Paws, “Wet Graffiti”

    from Strike a Match

    Rock Action - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:38:38 pm
  • Tom Waits, “Good Old World [Gypsy Instrumental]”

    from Night On Earth

    1992

  • Time: December 27 - 3:40:57 pm
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, “Matter Of Time”

    from Soul of a Woman

    Daptone - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:44:19 pm
  • Kesha, “Woman (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns)”

    from Rainbow

    Kemosabe / RCA - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:47:35 pm
  • New Cool Collective, “Padee (feat. Thierno Koité)”

    from New Cool Collective Big Band (feat. Thierno Koité)

    Dox - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:54:06 pm
  • Sudan Archives, “Water”

    from Water - Single

    Stones Throw - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 3:56:10 pm
  • Juana Molina, “In The Lassa”

    from Halo

    Crammed Discs - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:00:49 pm
  • Ibeyi, “Me Voy”

    from Ash

    XL Recordings - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:03:56 pm
  • Kondi Band, “Kondi Instrumental”

    from Salone

    Strut - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:06:40 pm
  • Beck, “Wow”

    from Colors

    Capitol - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:10:22 pm
  • Sylvan Esso, “Sound”

    from What Now

    Loma Vista - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:12:54 pm
  • Sylvan Esso, “The Glow”

    from What Now

    Loma Vista - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:15:52 pm
  • Scott Gilmore, “E70 No. 01”

    from Subtle Vertigo

    International Feel - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:18:35 pm
  • The New Pornographers, “Play Money”

    from Whiteout Conditions

    Concord Records - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:23:12 pm
  • Superfruit, “Imaginary Parties”

    from Future Friends

    RCA - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:26:26 pm
  • The Magnetic Fields, “'12: You Can Never Go Back To New York”

    from 50 Song Memoir

    Nonesuch - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:29:39 pm
  • Japanese Breakfast, “Planetary Ambience”

    from Soft Sounds From Another Planet

    Dead Oceans - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:30:56 pm
  • Bedouine, “Nice and Quiet”

    from Bedouine

    Spacebomb - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:34:47 pm
  • Christopher O'Riley, “From the Morning”

    from Second Grace: The Music of Nick Drake

    World Village - 2007

  • Time: December 27 - 4:38:15 pm
  • The Clientele, “The Age Of Miracles”

    from Music for the Age of Miracles

    Merge Records - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:43:09 pm
  • Aimee Mann, “Goose Snow Cone”

    from Mental Illness

    Super Ego Records - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:46:44 pm
  • Jay Som, “The Bus Song”

    from Everybody Works

    Polyvinyl - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:50:20 pm
  • Fleetwood Mac, “Tusk "Stage Riff" (1/30/79 Demo)”

    from Tusk (Deluxe)

    Warner Bros. - 1979

  • Time: December 27 - 4:53:25 pm
  • This Is the Kit, “Moonshine Freeze”

    from Moonshine Freeze

    Rough Trade - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 4:57:06 pm
  • Allison Crutchfield, “Dean's Room”

    from Merge Records 2017 Spring Sampler

    Merge - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 5:01:24 pm
  • Waxahatchee, “Recite Remorse”

    from Out in the Storm

    Merge Records - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 5:06:02 pm
  • Girlpool, “Static Somewhere”

    from Powerplant

    Anti- - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 5:09:40 pm
  • The Feelies, “In Between”

    from In Between

    Bar/None Records - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 5:13:35 pm
  • Kesha, “Spaceship”

    from Rainbow

    Kemosabe / RCA - 2017

  • Time: December 27 - 5:18:50 pm
  • Angel Olsen, “California”

    from Phases

    Jagjaguwar - 2013

150 December 27th, 2017

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