Here it is, the final Lineup of the year and my top 100 songs of 2017.
Narrowing down a whole year of music in to 100 tracks is both my most favorite December activity and also the most agonizing. This year-end Lineup originally had over 200 songs, meaning I had to cut over half of them. I think it must have taken me a full hour just to cut the last 11 (sorry last 11 songs, you really were so close). But despite making some tough decisions, I couldn’t be more excited to share the final product with you today.
This December proved to be waaaay busier than last year, and so while I didn’t do an elaborate ranking of my top albums this year, if you sort Lineup #171 by Artist in Spotify, it should become pretty clear which albums rose above the rest. And I might just get around to officially ranking a few of them now that I’m off of work for the rest of the year – stay tuned!
Most importantly, thanks for supporting The Monday Lineup during what proved to be a difficult, confusing and infuriating year for many. Music is, and always has been, what keeps me going. I hope that TML has brought joy to you this year, and I can’t wait to continue to help make waking up on Monday mornings and facing whatever the world throws at us just a little better.
See you in 2018!
Until next Monday.