Music Trajectory

Alternative music perspective

Week In Review: alternative music 4/24/2017 through 4/30/2017


There was a goldmine of new single releases this week. I couldn’t believe it when I opened up Spotify on Friday! Highly anticipated new lead singles from alternative/indie rock bands Phoenix and Foster the People, Dan Auerbach of Black Keys dished 2nd taste of new solo material, Cheap Trick dropped a rockin’ new track, and new Stone Sour is a good one, if you like hard rock/metal. Also we have solid new album releases by Gorillaz, Feist, New Found Glory, and even John Mellencamp 😀


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.

Which singles made your list? Post using #Featured5 to Instagram or Twitter

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

  • Gorillaz do what only they can do with Humanz
  • Feist fans should be pleasantly surprised by new album Pleasure
  • Hard working Pop punkers New Found Glory deliver solid Makes Me Sick
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 “Green Light” by Lorde

For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page here

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