2017-12-11

 

Best City Zen Music of 2017

2017 was a great year for music, which tends to happen when the politics sucks! Here the is the best City Zen of the year (which I may update until the end of the year). Albums, Tracks, Remixes/Edits, and Box Set.

Top 25 Albums of 2017

There are definitely 3 Top albums that are just excellent from beginning to end:

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
London Grammar - Truth is a Beautiful Thing 
The XX - I See You

The other 22 alphabetically:

!!! - Shake the Shudder 
Marc Almond - Shadows and Reflections 
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Ana Bacalhau - Nome Próprio 
Capicua, Emicida, Rael, Valete - Língua Franca
Dave Dapper - Emotional Freedom Technique
Fujiya & Miyagi - Fujiya & Miyagi
The Gift - Altar 
João Gil - Por... 
Goldie - The Journey Man
HMB - +
Kendrik Lamar - Damn. 
Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life
Lorde - Melodrama
Moullinex - Hypersex
The National - Sleep Well Beast 
Polo & Pan - Caravelle
PZ - Império Auto-Mano
The Sparks - Hippopotamus
Thundercat - Drunk 
Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference
Wednesday Campanella - Superman

Top 100 Tracks of 2017

The best way to display this is via a Spotify list (alphabetically):



Top 25 Remixes and Edits of 2017


There were definitely 3 remixes above the rest, which took the original into another place of excellence. It is great when a track has two great lives, which is a remix at its best: 

David Bowie - Helden (Filburt 91189 Club Mix)
London Grammar - Hell to the Liars (Gorgon City Remix)
The XX - On Hold (Jamie XX Remix)

The remaining awesome remixes in no particular order:

Satin Jackets - Never Enough (CASSARA Remix)
Lorde - Green Light (Chromeo Remix)
Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing (Robbie Rivera Acid Remix)
New Order - People on the High Line (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Jessie Ware - Midnight (Goldie Epic Remix)
Depeche Mode - Cover Me (Dixon Remix)
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (The Prodigy Remix)
RY X - Bad Love (Eagles & Butterflies Remix)
Michael the Lion - Get it On (DJ Bruce's On & On Mix)
New Order - Tutti Frutti (Takkyu Ishino Remix)
Coyu & Paolo Rocco - Forward Pleasure (Franky Rizardo Flow Edit)
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (Dr. Packer A Thousand Kisses Edit)
Heróis Do Mar - O Amor (Selvagem Portonic Por Favor Edit)
Jamiroquai - Cloud 9 (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
London Grammar - Big Picture (Gui Boratto Remix)
Oliver Heldens (Feat. Ida Corr) - Good Life (Blanee Remix)
Heatwave - Boogie Nights (SlothBoogie Edit)
Soul Clap ft. Ebony Houston - Numb  (Eli Escobar remix)
Stevie Wonder and Common - Living For The Chi-City (Amerigo Gazaway A Common Wonder Mashup)
Wham! - Everything She Wants (The Reflex Revision)
Sylvester - Can't Stop (Yuksek Edit)
Tony Blue - Bicho Ruim (Fatnotronic & Joutro Mundo Rework)

Best BoxSet of 2017

David Bowie - A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)

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