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January compilation 2018 this [2018-02-18]

My transition to a life with less trap and r&b has been delayed.

Video quality way above the normal this month.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Gold fir Sirens
  2. Malika Ayane Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova remix dub)
  3. Audio Dope All right
  4. Peggy Gou It makes you forget
  5. Moon Boots w/King Kona Fortune teller
  6. Khalid & Swae Lee The ways
  7. Nightmares on wax w/Morez Citizen Kane
  8. Heritage orchestra Skybreaks (Jazznova remix)
  9. 1-O.A.K. Every day
  10. Patawawa Patagonia
  11. Kali Uchis w/Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins After the storm
  12. Kendrick Lamar All the stars
  13. Tinashe w/Offset No drama
  14. Lophiile, Moss Kena, Nick Grant Newno
  15. Lane 8 Atlas
  16. Above & Beyond w/Richard Bedford Northen soul
  17. IAMX Break the chain
  18. Pnau Go bang
20 best songs of 2017 this [2018-01-01]

The exact order changes almost daily but this feels stable for now. The best song also has one of the best videos. A list of best music videos feels like a good idea for next year. I'm amazed why big artists sometimes lack a video for a single, or even any online presence - would it not make sense to, for example, invite fans to provide a video if the label will not do that? Some tracks lack a video on youtube or are not listed on Spotify so I sometimes replace it with something else. I'm not fan of audio-only videos, especially from the official artist/label account. I'd rather skip that song.

Mac/Moss/Jose, as always, it all about the voice. Kehlani, there were a number of competing songs, a good year to say the least. Paddy/Prefab, let us hope it all ends well even if the positive signs are not there. Tove, easily Sweden's least afraid artist. Mabel, daughter of Neneh Cherry, I had no idea. Love the accent. Bicep, a homage to dance culture, makes me feel nostalgic and sentimental, and old. Drake, like the J-Lo lyrics. The black madonna, a 10 minute homage to club music.

Raw talent is so obvious when a live performance outperform the original video, like Kehlani/SZA/Thundercat. The best video imo is by Paddy McAloon/Prefab Sprout, a minimal production and just brilliant.

My new year's resolution is to play less alt-r&b in 2018. I should be more into electronica, maybe minimal techno or deep house.

  1. H.E.R. 2
  2. Mac Ayres Show me
  3. Moss Kena w/Jay Prince 48
  4. Jose James Always there
  5. Kehlani Undercover
  6. Kendrick Lamar w/Rihanna Loyalty
  7. SZA The weekend
  8. Banks Underdog
  9. Syd Smile more
  10. Paddy McAloon America
  11. Tove Lo Bitches
  12. Thundercat w/Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins Show you the way
  13. Mabel Talk about forever
  14. Bicep Glue
  15. Drake Teenage fever
  16. Calvin Harris w/Future & Khalid Rollin
  17. Booka Shade w/Craig Walker Loneliest boy
  18. The xx On hold
  19. ZHU Intoxicate
  20. The black madonna He is the voice
10 best albums of 2017 this [2017-12-31]

The list is selected on album quality, sometimes based on the number of good songs (like Calvin Harris), or the old concept of a story (lika Jhene Aiko).


Artist - Album
  1. H.E.R. H.E.R. vol. 2
  2. Jhene Aiko Trip
  3. Jordan Rakei Wallflower
  4. Mac Ayres Drive slow
  5. SZA Ctrl
  6. Sabrina Claudio About time
  7. Calvin Harris Funk Wav Bounces vol. 1
  8. Mabel Ivy to roses
  9. Toddla T Foreign light
  10. King Krule The OOZ