I'll use this thread to post my Top 103 songs of 2017. No broadcast as such but I'll create a Spotify playlist in the correct order so you can follow along simultaneously or listen at a later date. I'll start listening and posting here around 9am tomorrow (18th December). I'll be painting at the same time so hopefully I don't get paint on the keyboard.
Next we have Baker Boy, with his first big song of the year Cloud 9. Straight out of Arnhem Land via Triple J Unearthed, it's been a great year to discover this indigenous Hip-Hop artist who sings in a mix of English and his Indigenous language.
When I first googled Pork Soda I didn't know what to expect from the results. Anyway it's not as bad as I thought it might be, a Pork Soda is supposedly a drink made from the spills of beer that collect in the drip tray underneath the taps. There's also an interesting dancing dog in the Video.
Spinifex Gum are Felix and Ollie from The Cat Empire, teaming up with the all-girl indigenous choir Marliya and other special guest, to make songs about various issues facing indigenous communities at the moment.
Ben Evolent - Next Time
Folk/Country artist Ben Evolent from the NT has a nice ditty here also via Unearthed.
RIP Chris. His death was the first death of a musician that hurt me personally. This orchestral track from the movie of the same name may be different to a normal Chris Cornell song, but still features his amazing voice, and is a fitting goodbye from a hero of mine.
For King Gizzard's 3rd entry of the day we move forward to their 2nd album of the year, Murder of The Universe. Vomit Coffin isn't as unpleasant as experience to listen to as you may think from the title.
If this was released a month or more earlier it would have been a big chance for the Top 10, but because it's so new it hasn't had a chance to settle with me, so I'm unsure of it's longevity. The film clip is pretty manic as expected.
Sydney “grunge revivalist” trio put out this coming out track right in the middle of our postal survey. Piece of social commentary or personal story, not sure yet but certainly a different perspective from a rock genre.
I was initially put off so much by this Norwegian bands name I never gave them a chance. Not the potential offensiveness of the name just the use of the ø. Anyway I'm glad I got over that and finally gave them a listen.
I'll also add an FYI that if you have Spotify open, you can just copy & paste that link into the Spotify search bar and it'll open the playlist in-app; Spotify links can be tricky to get working properly.
Btw, really cool list! Lots of stuff I need to check out, but really dig seeing Manchester Orchestra, Baker Boy, Ecca, Nothing But Thieves, The National, Kendrick etc on the higher end. Hook, Line & Sinker is one of my favourites on the Royal Blood album too.