The best of 2017…finally

Now that the holidays are all packed away and the last of the stale fruit cake has been thrown out… Now that the first blizzard of the new year in NYC is just a few patches of filthy gray slush/sludge being washed away by a balmy rain (climate change? what climate change?)… Before we get too far into 2018 (and before our small-handed president opens his big mouth again!), here’s the Schizomusica top 100 of 2017!

  1. IN BETWEEN (Reprise) – The Feelies
  2. CERTAINTY – Temples
  3. PLAY MYSELF SOME MUSIC – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  4. TRAVELER – The Walk-A-Bout
  5. GLEAM – Richard X. Heyman
  6. ALL THINGS PASS – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  7. AGISTRI – Heather Trost
  8. SURE GONNA MISS YOU – Chandler Travis Philharmonic
  9. DRIFTING TIDE – The Walk-A-Bout
  10. WHOLE LOTTA LOWS – Arrica Rose & The …’s
  11. BEEN REPLACED – The Feelies
  12. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS – The New Pornographers
  13. ANOTHER DAY SLIPS AWAY – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  14. CROSSING THE TISZA – Speed the Plough
  15. BROKEN PAST – The Walk-A-Bout
  16. LOLLIPOP (ODE TO JIM) – Alvvays
  17. SHE GOT HIT – Kim Rancourt
  18. ROMAN GODLIKE MAN – Temples
  19. GONE GONE GONE – The Feelies
  20. CRAZY CRAZY – Yasutaka Nakata (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
  21. ON THE BAY – The Walk-A-Bout
  22. INNOCENCE IN PARADISE – Squeeze
  23. HIGH TICKET ATTRACTIONS – The New Pornographers
  24. A FOOL’S ERRAND – Richard X. Heyman
  25. I WANNA BE YOUR MIRROR – Temples
  26. TOO MUCH TIME – Nona Hendryx / Gary Lucas
  27. OH MANDY – The Spinto Band
  28. OPEN AIR – Temples
  29. FLAG DAYS – The Feelies
  30. (DON’T WORRY) IF THERE IS A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO (Theme from The Deuce) – Curtis Mayfield
  31. YOUR TYPE – Alvvays
  32. SHAKIN’ IT UP – The Walk-A-Bout
  33. AND THEN – Richard X. Heyman
  34. PEEL THE MOON – Lisa Said
  35. BORN INTO THE SUNSET – Temples
  36. THIS IS THE WORLD OF THE THEATER – The New Pornographers
  37. IN UNDERTOW – Alvvays
  38. EVERYBODY GET WISE – Richard X. Heyman
  39. DARK CONTINENTS – The Trypes
  40. L’INTERNATIONALE – Barbez with Velina Brown
  41. OH THE SAVIOUR – Temples
  42. LONG TIME – Blondie
  43. INCOGNITO – Richard X. Heyman
  44. WORLD GONE CRAZY – Gene Loves Jezebel
  45. AMPUTATION – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  46. MYSTERY OF POP – Temples
  47. BY THE WAY – Chandler Travis Philharmonic
  48. NOT MY BABY – Alvvays
  49. DETECTIVE MINDHORN – Robyn Hitchcock
  50. IF YOU SEE KAY / RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  51. PEACHES SANS HERBES – Double Naught Spy Car
  52. BLACK AND BLUES – The Jesus and Mary Chain (feat. Sky Ferreira)
  53. STRANGE OR BE FORGOTTEN – Temples
  54. CRACK THE WHIP – The Spinto Band
  55. BLOODMOON – Heather Trost
  56. TURN BACK TIME – The Feelies
  57. THE BIRD HAS FLOWN – Speed the Plough
  58. I H8 PPL – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  59. HEARTWORMS – The Shins
  60. MISS COMMUNICATION – Matt North
  61. THE CITY – The Lil Smokies
  62. CHALK IT UP – Richard X. Heyman
  63. CLAUDINE – Kim Rancourt
  64. PEOPLE I KNOW – The Spinto Band
  65. BUTTERFLIES – No Line North
  66. OASIS – The Walk-A-Bout
  67. MAD SHELLEY’S LETTERBOX – Robyn Hitchcock
  68. CARNIVAL – Neil Young & Promise of the Real
  69. SINCERO AMORE – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  70. MY HEAD IS MY ONLY HOUSE UNLESS IT RAINS – Nona Hendryx / Gary Lucas
  71. IZITME – Gene Loves Jezebel
  72. LINE DRIVE – No Line North
  73. NEW FACTS EMERGE – The Fall
  74. I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT I WANT – Robyn Hitchcock
  75. SONG FOR A SECRET – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  76. SOME DUDES – Lisa Said
  77. PLIMSOLL PUNKS – Alvvays
  78. TIME COAST – Robyn Hitchcock
  79. SPY VS. SPY – The Spinto Band
  80. THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS – The National
  81. SURE ‘NUFF ‘N YES I DO – Nona Hendryx / Gary Lucas
  82. ALREADY NAKED – Blondie
  83. I AM THE BEST FOR YOU – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  84. HOT THOUGHTS – Spoon
  85. ALWAYS SAD – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  86. CRYING ON A TRAIN – Ohmslice
  87. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent
  88. A GOOD DAY IN NASHVILLE – Matt North
  89. TRACTOR – The Spinto Band
  90. RUBBER BALLZ – The Shins
  91. AIR RUNNING BACKWARDS – Chandler Travis Philharmonic
  92. SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR – Barbez with Velina Brown
  93. FEATHERS – The Lil Smokies
  94. RED PIRATE OF THE PRAIRIE – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
  95. COLD LITTLE HEART – Michael Kiwanuka
  96. CIRCLE – Matthew Sweet
  97. SAMBOU SAMBOU – Eliane Elias
  98. STAMPS – R. Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner
  99. SABINE TURNAROUND – Lost Bayou Ramblers
  100. IN BETWEEN – The Feelies

 

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