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Eddie writesCHIRP Radio Best of 2017: Eddie Sayago

CHIRP Radio Best of 2017

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2017. Our next list is from volunteer Eddie Sayago.

To put it in the most family-friendly way possible: $#@&! What a year. It's finally over. As a few fellow CHIRP-folk already mentioned, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is a masterpiece, so this list will feature some lesser-known acts that helped me tolerate the year straight outta hell, including a Sicangu Lakota rapper, a Mexican singer songwriter, and a NYU student/musician who is despite her stage name is definitely not a soccer mom.


#1   Ctrl by SZA (Top Dawg)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

SZA CtrlFavorite songs: "Broken Clocks", "Prom", "Drew Barrymore", "The Weekend", "20 Something"



#2   Musas by Natalia Lafourcade (Sony Music Mexico)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Natalia Lafourcade MusasFavorite songs: "Soledad y el Mar", "Soy lo Prohibido", "Son Amores (That's Amore)", "Qué He Sacado Con Quererte"



#3   Jardín by Gabriel Garzón-Montano (Stones Throw)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Gabriel Garzón-Montano JardínFavorite songs: "Sour Mango", "Cantiga", "The Game"



#4   Season High by Little Dragon (Loma Vista)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Little Dragon Season HighFavorite songs: "Sweet", "Celebrate", "Push", "Butterflies"



#5   Stranger In the Alps by Phoebe Bridgers (Dead Oceans)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Phoebe Bridgers Stranger In the AlpsFavorite songs: "Smoke Signals", "Motion Sickness", "Would You Rather"



#6   Collection by Soccer Mommy (Fat Possum)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Soccer Mommy CollectionFavorite songs: "Try", "Benadryl Dreams", "3am at a Party"



#7   Omnion by Hercules & Love Affair (Andy Butler/Big Beat)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Hercules & Love Affair OmnionFavorite songs: "Omnion", "Rejoice", "Lies"



#8   The Autobiography by Vic Mensa (Roc Nation)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Vic Mensa The AutobiographyFavorite songs: "Say I Didn't", "Coffee & Cigarettes"



#9   The Bridge by Frank Waln (FDW Entertainment)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Frank Waln The BridgeFavorite songs: "What Made The Red Man Red", "Back to the Beginning"



#10   Silver Eye by Goldfrapp (Mute Artists)
BUY: Reckless / Amazon

Goldfrapp Silver EyeFavorite songs: "Anymore", "Systemagic"


Honorable Mentions

Baths, Romaplasm
Chicano Batman, Freedom is Free
Charli XCX, Pop 2
Daniel Caesar, Freudian
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
Lorde, Melodrama
Miguel, War & Leisure
Washed Out, Mister Mellow




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