2017 In Aspic - Episode 10
So here is the tenth and final episode of 2017 In Aspic. My goal with this series was to create a document detailing the songs that I enjoyed most this year. All of the 140 songs included in the series appeared in my blog throughout the year.
My greatest regret is that I did not have time to include some of the other 50 songs I blogged about.
This mix is wildly eclectic. It swings from alternative to R&B, jazz, country, and rock a bit more abruptly than the other mixes in the series, but I feel like that might just be a good thing.
This mix continues to emphasize a common theme of 2017: how artists of all ages and genres can meld together to create something cohesive and beautiful.
You will find older artists like Mavis Staples and Eddie Palmieri delivering tunes that stand up against their great works of 50 years ago. On the flipped, you find artists like Cigarettes After Sex and Nai Palm release amazing debut records. And when you mix it together, it sounds fantastic.
I read an interview with Bob Dylan a few years ago, where he spoke about the diversity in his set lists. He spoke of how in the past people wanted to hear one element of his catalog - folk or electric or rambling roots tunes - but that now audiences want to hear it all mixed together. I dig that very much and hope that you find it here.
So hold on tight. 2018 promises to be a wild ride. But in the few days we have left, take a moment and listen to these amazing songs from 2017.
Here is the playlist:
Don't Delete The Kisses by Wolf Alice
Apocalypse by Cigarettes After Sex
Sugar For The Pill by Slowdive
We Go High by Mavis Staples
The Light Of Day by Kacy & Clayton
Cryin' In The Streets by Zeshan B.
Three Minute Love Affair by Whitney Rose
La Cancha by Eddie Palmieri
Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) by Chicano Batman
New York by St. Vincent
Crossfire / So Into You by Nai Palm
Dum Surfer by King Krule
Who We Are Right Now by Ron Sexsmith
Thinking Of A Place by The War On Drugs
And don't forget, you can find all of my mixtape on my MixCloud page.