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Slide into the new year with the 360 best songs from 2017.
Music is a data dump in the age of streaming, and most of us are passive listeners who don’t have time to find new stuff. Let us save you from another cold algorithm: We’ve curated a nerdy and urgent Spotify playlist of 360 essential songs from 2017.
The music spans all the popular Western genres, and required eight humans to assemble. It’s a vibrant quilt of a mixtape that you can listen to in a day. As the meme goes: If you play SZA’s “Prom” at exactly 12:39am on on New Year’s Eve, Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day” will end at exactly midnight. Start 2018 properly.
The 2017 Long Player, a Daily Dot tradition since 2012, is here to bring you home.
Thanks to mix contributors Joshua Bradshaw, Jay Hathaway, Blake Hurtik, John Meller, Austin Powell, Tara Seetharam, and Harrison Yeager.
Check out past iterations of the year-end mix:
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.