Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Posts of 2017


We interrupt the In Memoriam theme for our third annual listing of the most viewed posts of the prior year.

Through our (usually) two-week long themes, our international roster of writers address many different kinds of music, and bring different perspectives to their pieces. In our top 10, there are personal memories, political and social discussions, covers, remembrances of those who have passed, both famous and personally important, and even just posts about songs, music and musicians, both famous and obscure. This list includes discussions of folk, rock, prog, power pop and other genres.

So, in case you missed them, here are the most viewed posts from the last calendar year. But they are only a small sampling of what you will find in our archives, which we invite you to explore.  Also, we invite you to like us on Facebook, so that you won't miss anything.

This year, one piece, from the Middle theme, about Cody Jinks, was by far, the most viewed of 2017.  Here are the top 10:

1. Middle-Cody Jinks, Somewhere In The Middle
2. True Stories-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
3. On/Off-2 From Creedence Clearwater Revival
4. Pour-Coffee and Tea Edition
5. In Memoriam-Martin Stone
6. In Memoriam-Some Overshadowed 2016 Losses
7. Change-David Bowie's Changes
8. Change-The World Has Changed
9. In Memoriam--Black (Colin Vearncombe)
10. In Memoriam--Dan Hicks

Because so many of the most viewed posts are from early in the year, which makes sense, since they were on the site, available to view, for the longest, below are the top posts for each of our themes not represented in the total top 10:

Frozen-A Burning Snowman/The Sadies
Small Towns-Boy (Bronski Beat) & Girl (Tracey Thorn)
Prison-Alan Lomax, Prison Recordings, circa 1947-1948
Steel-Alison Steele-Night Bird Flying
70s Motown--I Want You Back
Movies About Musicians-Old Joe's Place
Gold-Heart of Gold
Large Numbers-Bill Million
Hard-Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Right-Red Right Hand
Two Words-Somewhere Rocks
Chaos/Confusion-Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll & Chaos
Shadows--Shadow of a Doubt (Complex Kid)
Incompetent/Can't-Mayor of Simpleton
Down-Burning Down
Listen-Are You Out There?
Train-Somewhere Down The Crazy River
All the Fixings-Pecan Pie
Leftovers-Two Words/Perfect Way/Scritti Politti
The End-Both Ends Burning
Seasons-Must Be Santa

And look forward to more great music and writing in 2018!!

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