70. Travis Meadows, 'First Cigarette'
All year long, Robin Hilton and I get to pick the music featured on All Songs Considered, but one of our very favorite shows is this one: our listener poll results. So, on this episode we count down the top 10 as voted by you. We also have a list with the top 100 albums at the bottom of the page, and hope it turns you on to music you may have missed in 2017. (It did for us).
Often, our annual listener poll ends up constructing some type of narrative about the music we listened to. For example, 2015 was kaleidoscopic in terms of genre diversity, while 2016 found listeners united in monumental releases that merged the personal and the political. But 2017 was a year where such a narrative was less clear.