Take a look back at another exciting year in alternative, indie rock and electronic music with my countdown of the top 50 tracks of 2017!
New songs from Belle and Sebastian and Morrissey premiered on the show this week, while I dug deeper into big 2017 releases from Lana Del Rey, LCD Soundsystem and St. Vincent.
New tracks from U2, First Aid Kit and Julien Baker debuted on the show this week, and I dug deeper into recent releases from Death From Above 1979 and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
I premiered new tracks from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Angel Olsen on the show this week, while the retro alternative set took a look back at the year 1988, inspired by the recent Black Friday Record Store Day reissue of Tori Amos’ long-out-of-print debut record, “Y Kant Tori Read.”
New tracks from Fever Ray, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile and Morrissey debuted on the show this week, while I continued this fall’s look back at R.E.M.’s classic “Automatic For The People” album on its 25th anniversary with a pair of songs from the demos disc of the record’s new reissue.
I premiered new tracks from Morrissey, Fever Ray and Charlotte Gainsbourg on the show this week, while delving deeper into the latest releases from Alvvays and Wolf Alice.
I debuted new tracks from Morrissey, Julien Baker and Makthaverskan on the show this week, and looked forward to the release of U2’s new “Songs Of Experience” album with a pair of songs.
New tracks from King Krule, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Porches debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set celebrated the release of the new box set reissue of The Smiths’ classic “The Queen Is Dead” album with a set of 1986 college radio classics.
I premiered new tracks from Beck, St. Vincent and Makthaverskan on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some forgotten modern rock hits of 1990, inspired by the recent Pitchfork Sunday Review of Brian Eno and John Cale’s ’90 collaborative album “Wrong Way Up,” written by Chris O’Leary of the excellent David Bowie blog Pushing Ahead of the Dame.
I aired new tracks from Alvvays, The Horrors and Ariel Pink on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some of the classic alt-rock albums of 1994, along with another pair of Tom Petty tracks.