Your Favourites (2017)

After a radio career of nearly 30 years, I decided to continue my mission (bringing new music and bands to the attention of as many people as possible) through a blog. You’re staring at it right now… Carte Blanche Music started on 1 January 2017, and exactly one year later, I have dedicated 650 posts to the thing I love the most: great new music.

I can hear you think: ‘Good for you’. But you know what? Apparently , it’s good for you as well! ?.

Each month in the past year, I posted Your Favourites: my blog posts that you read the most. So now, inevitably, it’s time for the ultimate round-up. The result? A Top 100 that’s more fun and less predicable than any other chart you’ll see this year. What’s especially funny, is that you picked a totally different set of songs as your highlights as I did in my own Carte Blanche Music Top 2017.

Isn’t that the best thing about music? I can make a selection, but ultimately, you make your own choices. Based on taste, mood, weather, feelings… Or, when I look at it less romantically, perhaps the artists below are the ones with the largest families, the most active fan bases, or the best promotion teams. Whatever the reasons, the result is the same: a great list of 100 songs. Your Favourites of 2017.

All of them (and 840 more) are in my Carte Blanche Music 2017 playlist, and once again, each link below corresponds with my original blog post, obviously including the recommended song. Enjoy! May 2018 be as musically diverse and interesting as last year was.

  1. Colin Waters – Change The Game
  2. The The – We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
  3. TANA – Leave Away (WC)
  4. Buffalo Tom – All Be Gone
  5. Thanks (feat. Sam Sparro) – Your Man
  6. Deacon Blue – Gone (WC)
  7. BC Unidos (feat. Shungudzo) – Bicycle (WC)
  8. Loïc Nottet – Mud Blood
  9. Philip Selway feat. Lou Rhodes – Walk
  10. Julian Velard – Sweatpants On The Living Room Floor
  11. John Adams – Things That Make You Beautiful (WC)
  12. Model Depose – Poison Heart
  13. Airways – Reckless Tongue
  14. Banner. – Compass
  15. Triggerfinger – Flesh Tight (WC)
  16. TANA – Why Can’t I Love You
  17. Nerina Pallot – Ta Chance
  18. Sea Girls – Call Me Out
  19. The 27 – All The Time
  20. The Gift – Big Fish (WC)
  21. AKA George – Stone Cold Classic (WC)
  22. Rilan & The Bombardiers – Supernatural
  23. Jaya – Love Is A Bird
  24. Young Gun Silver Fox – Midnight In Richmond
  25. Pacific – Life In Short
  26. Julian Velard – Don’t Ask Me About Hamilton (Anymore) (WC)
  27. Les Gordons – Let The Music Speak (WC)
  28. Delv!s – Come My Way
  29. Julian Taylor Band feat. Kinnie Starr – Feel Your Love
  30. Blas Cantó – In Your Bed
  31. The Dead-On / The New Madness – Lovesick
  32. The Hunna – Never Enough
  33. Ride – All I Want
  34. Eli Cripps – Poison Arrow
  35. Nick Capaldi – Disgrace Face
  36. Todiefor feat. Helen – Beautiful
  37. Llorca (feat. Sapele) – Wonderwhy
  38. Stromae – Repetto x Mosaert
  39. Arcade Hearts – Running
  40. Dreadzone – Area Code (*)
  41. Columbia Mills – This City Doesn’t Feel Like Home To Me
  42. UNKLE (feat. Mark Lanegan & Eska) – Looking For The Rain
  43. Jimi Charles Moody – Shame
  44. Be Charlotte – One Drop
  45. Toploader – Together
  46. Mollie Marriott – Control
  47. Pretenders feat. Neil Tennant – Let’s Get Lost
  48. Trip To Dover – I’ll Be Juliet
  49. Childcare – Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You) (WC)
  50. Hifi Sean feat. Crystal Waters – Testify
  51. Roy Paci & Aretuska – Tira
  52. Skygge feat. Kiesza – Hello Shadow
  53. Aeroplane (feat. Tawatha Agee) – Love On Hold
  54. Sir Notch – Please Don’t Go (Sam Feldt Edit)
  55. Jain – Dynabeat (WC)
  56. Rat Boy – Revolution
  57. Kara Marni – Golden
  58. Laini & The Wildfire – Wandering
  59. Alien Stadium – This One’s For The Humans
  60. DBFC – Jenks
  61. FFF – Monkee
  62. Groenland – Healing Suns
  63. Llorca – Waiting
  64. Uncle Frank – Ku Ku Nu (*)
  65. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
  66. Blanche – City Lights
  67. Francesca Michielin – Vulcano
  68. Frankie Chavez – Whatever Happened To Our Love
  69. Pimpy Panda feat. Alana & NiCo Gomez – Don’t Give Up
  70. Valparaiso (feat. Phoebe Killdeer & Howe Gelb) – Rising Tides
  71. Sol Heilo – America (WC)
  72. Dua Lipa – Thinking ‘bout You
  73. Antonio Cruz – Tu Mirada
  74. Beachwood Coyotes – Face To Face
  75. The Little Kicks – Goodbye Enemies, Hello Friends
  76. Tove Styrke – Say My Name
  77. Blackfield – How Was Your Ride?
  78. Incubus – Undefeated
  79. a-ha feat. Ingrid Helene Håvik – The Sun Always Shines On TV (MTV Unplugged)
  80. Levante – Non Me Ne Frega Niente
  81. Lucy Spraggan – Modern Day Frankenstein
  82. Moon Taxi – Two High
  83. Nahko – Be Here Now
  84. Nicole Atkins – Sleepwalking
  85. Slydigs – How Animal Are You?
  86. Stars – Fluorescent Light
  87. Uncle Frank – Your Man
  88. Van Echelpoel – Ziet Em Duun (WC)
  89. Soulwax – Do You Want To Get Into Trouble? (WC)
  90. Lukas Graham – Drunk In The Morning (WC)
  91. Shanguy – La Louze
  92. Nano – Hold On
  93. Angèle – La Loi De Murphy
  94. Firewoodisland – Dearest Brother
  95. Colin Waters – We Go Our Own Way!
  96. Nemesea – Dance In The Fire
  97. Placebo – Life’s What You Make It
  98. Roads To Roam – We Are
  99. Sleigh Bells – Rainmaker
  100. The Gift (feat. Brian Eno) – Clinic Hope

(WC)   ex Carte Blanche Music Wildcard
(*)       album track

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Music industry watcher and journalist. Worked at a cd club, a record store chain and was editor in chief of an entertainment trade magazine. Has been in the radio business since 1987, producing and presenting shows. Was music director of several stations. Also, he developed the European Border Breakers Charts.

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