Week In Review: alternative music 4/10/2017 through 4/16/2017
New albums were a little thin this week but there were plenty of new singles to sink your teeth into. Raise your hand if you have been watching the live streams of Coachella this whole weekend. I know I have. IMO Lady Gaga has reigned supreme, so far. Check out the New Live Videos section towards the end of the post for some clips.
On to the post >
New Single Releases
New music is predominantly released on Fridays via Spotify, Youtube, and other sources. As a big fan of new music, I’m a big fan of Fridays. We’re talking a mini-Christmas each week!
So, each Friday I listen to as much new music as I can and proceed to update the Best New Music in 2017 Spotify playlist.
From there, I like to pick the best five singles of the bunch and trajectory them out via the Featured 5 post. You can listen to them in the Spotify playlist below but be sure to read this week’s post for more [charming] commentary.
Subscribe to the playlist that aggregates all best new alternative music singles released in 2017 here
Song of the Week
I don’t stop at naming the best five singles, no. I take it one more level and deem a Song of the Week. This week’s SOTW can be listened to below but you’ll definitely want to read even more [charming] commentary in the full post.
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Listen and subscribe: All songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in this Spotify playlist
New Album Releases
Friday is also the day when new albums get released on Spotify and other sources. Usually there are 2-3 albums a week that standout from the rest. I like to highlight them here. Which ones got your attention? #bestnewalbums
- Swedish Electro-pop quartet Little Dragon release new album Season High
- I’m personally not a fan of hip-hop but everyone IS talking about the new Kendrick Lamar album DAMN.
Listen and subscribe: I aggregate all the best new albums released in 2017 in this Spotify playlist
New Music Videos
Bands tend to release new music videos and lyric videos to Youtube mid-week, typically Wednesday. Music Trajectory keeps an eye on all the activity and puts the best ones the video playlist below:
New Live Videos
Fancy live performances? Music Trajectory also keeps an eye on all the new live videos released on Youtube and adds the best into the video playlist below.
Best Song In The World
Sometimes a song comes along that is so damn good, it needs to be recognized for just how awesome it is. A song is deemed #BSITW until another one comes along and dethrones it.
Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd
For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page here