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The Best Of 2017: A Look Back At The Year In Music On Air Check

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56min 53sec

For 2017's final Air Check episode, we sat down in the studio to reminisce about our favorite songs and albums. Last year was a stellar period for new releases, so narrowing our choices down was a difficult task –– we’ve ended up picking everything ranging from the Malian blues artist Boubacar Traoré to Kendrick Lamar’s recent double platinum-certified album, Damn. 

 Listen to the full episode in the media player above. 

 Below you’ll find each of the hosts’ top local and worldwide picks from 2017.  

Vicky’s Top Picks:

  Thievery Corporation –– "The Temple of I & I," from The Temple of I & I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDZAFY1X-eQThis is The Kit –– "Hotter, Colder," from Moonshine Freeze

Spinning Towards The Edge
Jeff’s Top Picks:

  Washed Out –– "Hard To Say Goodbye," from Mister Mellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLw0BDobFMSlowdive –– "Star Roving," from Slowdive

Dounia Tabalo

 Grant Sabin –– "Bliss and Bane," from Bourbon and Milk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS6YYLnHSrISpoon –– "Hot Thoughts," from Hot Thoughts

Jake’s Top Picks:

  Frank Ocean –– "Chanel" (Single)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnbsIl2BnWwJay Som –– "Baybee," from Everybody Works


 Cocordion –– "Home School," from Expectations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EziB0dcJiyAJulie Byrne –– "Natural Blue," from Not Even Happiness