Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade, host


Top 89 of 2017 Staff Picks
Host Jade shares her top songs and albums of 2017. (Luke Mills | MPR graphic)

Top 10 songs of 2017

Middle Kids - "Edge of Town"
The Japanese House - "Face Like Thunder"
Superorganism - "Something for Your M.I.N.D."
Sweet Spirit - "The Power"
Alice Merton - "No Roots"
Big Thief - "Mythological Beauty"
Jackie Shane - "Any Other Way"
Jain - "Come"
Fever Ray - "To The Moon and Back"
Tash Sultana - "Jungle"

Additional songs that were on my list, but I had to cut because I listened to the other ones more:

Amy Shark - "Adore"
Arcade Fire - "Creature Comfort"
DEM YUUT - "Enough"
Dessa - "Good Grief"
Francis and the Lights - "May I Have This Dance (feat. Chance The Rapper)"
Now, Now - "SGL"
Phoebe Bridgers - "Motion Sickness"
Rostam - "Bike Dream"
Sheer Mag - "Just Can't Get Enough"
Sass - "Velvet"
The Orwells - "They Put A Body in the Bayou"
Waxahatchee - "Never Been Wrong"

Top 10 albums of 2017

Sylvan Esso - What Now
Bully - Losing
Benjamin Booker - Witness
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
SZA - Ctrl
Feist - Pleasure
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
Chastity Brown - Silhouette of Sirens
Jay Som - Everybody Works
Kendric Lamar - DAMN.

Albums that are on every list that I also loved:

The National - Sleep Well Beast
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Hippo Campus - Landmark
Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains

The Current Hosts' and Staffers' Top 89 of 2017

Brett BaldwinBill DeVilleJay GablerJadeCecilia JohnsonLindsay KimballMary LuciaJim McGuinnSean McPhersonShelley MillerMike NovitzkiBrian OakeAnna ReedJill RileyNate RyanDerrick StevensAndrea SwenssonLuke TaylorMark WheatMac WilsonJesse Wiza

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