Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: Best of 2017

I narrowed down 300+ tracks that appeared on our monthly ‘Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist’ posts to a total of the top 40 songs of the year. I felt like I needed to make a rule of one song per artist or this list would have been filled with multiple songs by Grouplove, Alvvays, Gordi and many more.

I would have loved to make our ‘Best of 2017’ list a top 20 or 25, but there were just too many bands and songs that I loved this year. I also made a separate Spotify playlist for the ‘Best of 2017’, as well as a YouTube playlist you can see at the bottom of the post.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

*the list is no particular order*

St. Vincent – “New York”

The Highfields – “Let’s Go”

Manchester Orchestra – “The Sunshine”

Joseph of Mercury – “Find You Inside”

Gang of Youths – “What Can I Do if the Fire Goes Out?”

Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”

Grouplove – “Remember That Night”

Smallpools – “Million Bucks”

Julien Baker – “Funeral Pyre”

The Menzingers – “Lookers”

Death From Above 1979 – “Freeze Me”

Soy Christmas – “Oh No”

Gordi – “Heaven I Know”

Alvvays – “Not My Baby”

Eric Nally – “Ruby”

Superorganism – “Nobody Cares”

Day Wave – “On Your Side”

Sure Sure – “This Mus Be The Place” [Talking Heads cover]

Mother Mother – “Love Stuck”

Electric Guest – “Back For Me”

STRFKR – “In The End”

Bon Iver – “00000 Million”

Middle Kids – “Your Love”

Hippo Campus – “Epitaph”

Sir Sly – “&Run”

New Politics – “One Of Us”

Cold War Kids – “Can We Hang On?”

Land of Talk – “Loving”

Miami Horror- “Leila”

The Districts – “Violet”

Joywave – “Shutdown”

Phoebe Bridgers – “Funeral”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “So True”

Alex Lahey – “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of Myself”

Partner – “Play the Field”

Zola Jesus – “Remains”

VHS Collection – “Sign”

Wolf Parade – “You’re Dreaming”

Toro y Moi – “Girl Like You”

Yoke Lore – “Beige”

You can also check out our playlist (on an actual playlist) on YouTube.

If you want to listen to songs that appeared on past playlists, you can listen to our playlist on Spotify or go here to view our past hipster playlists.

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sweetbob-author-picAbout the Author…

Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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