Monday, May 1, 2017

Contenders 2017: 33 1/3

It's fun to be living here at the End of History because it's easy to imagine how future scholarship will frame even the most mundane details of our everyday lives ...
Even as late as 2017, artists were still writing, recording, and releasing "popular" music across an increasingly fragmented landscape of digital distribution platforms. Was this a bold act of defiance in the face of the coming apocalypse, or a perverse historical echo of Nero fiddling while Rome burned?
... and you can imagine future generations of bored high school students start to zone out because, come on, who really cares? 

It's May now, so we're 1/3 of the way through the year. 

Are we 1/3 of the way through 100 Songs for 2017? 

Let's give it a shot ...

Hmm. I feel really good about that top ten, but it was surprisingly difficult to fill out the second half of the list (probably because I've been locked in a bunker for the last two months). What am I missing?

1 comment:

  1. Notable omissions:
    Zuzu - What You Want
    Katie Ellen - Lucy Stone
    Now, Now - SGL
    The Stevens - Chancer
    The Courtneys - Tour