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Hot New Music in 2017
So much good music is coming out all the time! Here are some of our favorites so far this year, and you can listen to all of these RIGHT NOW with hoopla. Learn more here. Click on any album title to go right to the page where you can start listening. Happy Friday!
- AFI (The Blood Album)
Alternative/Indie Rock. Alterna-punk vets evolve on their tenth set, combining the band's muscle with the rhythmic new wave/post-punk influences found on side project Blakq Audio.
- Watch Out! by Wells Fargo
Hard Rock. The first anthology from this seminal Zimbabwean heavy rock band who led the country's mid-'70s counterculture.
- Oczy Mlody by The Flaming Lips
Dream Pop. The band searches for hope on a set of hip-hop, prog, and orchestral-tinged songs full of psychedelically heightened emotions.
- Feel Your Feelings Fool! by The Regrettes
Alternative/Indie Rock. Brash, breathless modern punk-pop with a strong classic pop sensibility.
- La La Land [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Songs and instrumentals from the film by Whiplash composer Justin Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, including a tune by John Legend.
- Sequenza by Janusz Wawrowski
Chamber Music. Wawrowski transfers the virtuoso ethos of the Romantic era to repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Camille Berthollet / Julie Berthollet (self-titled) Chamber Music. The cleverness of the program belies the lightness of the material; these are definitely young musicians to watch.
- 2017 Grammy Nominees
Pop. All the hits with Beyoncé Knowles, Jack White, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph, Chris Woltman, Mike Elizondo, Ricky Reed, Sia, Sean Paul, Greg Kurstin, Drake, Nineteen85, Adele, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Jason Massey, Maren Morris, Busbee, Sturgill Simpson, Anderson .Paak, ScHoolboy Q, Pomo, Demi Lovato, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Ariana Grande, Johan Carlsson, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Halbert, Lukas Graham, Lukas Forchhammer, Future Animals, Morten Pilegaard, Pilo, Carrie Underwood, Mark Bright, Keith Urban, Dan Huff, Brandy Clark, Jay Joyce, Melissa Spillman, Thomas Rhett, Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Miranda Lambert, Eric Masse, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Tim McGraw, and Byron Gallimore
- Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
The hit soundtrack to the latest Disney film, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame), Jermaine Clement (from Flight of the Conchords), and Opetaia Foa'i, leader of the Polynesian worldbeat group Te Vaka.