Headphone Commute’s Best of 2017

Exactly 10 years ago, in January of 2008, I decided to officially launch Headphone Commute. Until then, my musings have sporadically appeared as posts on last.fm, contributions towards a few online magazines, and a semi-presence on Myspace. So today, Headphone Commute officially turns ten. On one hand, I can’t believe that an entire decade has already flown by, on the other hand, it is exactly where I have imagined myself to be ten years earlier. A man with just his music, and his words, backed by the years of knowledge, experience, and understanding. Headphone Commute remains strong and still growing, true to its originally outlined values. Just share the love of music, without ratings, without dates, without compensation, and without ego. It’s honest words on honest music…

Today, like every year in January, we kick off our favorite and most important feature – the best of the year lists. There are only ten thematically grouped lists this year, folks, with ten albums in each (in alphabetical order by artist), featuring only full-length albums (no EPs, reissues or compilations), summarizing Headphone Commute’s listening trends of 2017. So that’s exactly a hundred albums suited for your moods, and if you find a few that you don’t know, be sure to check them out. Thank you for tuning in, and please support the featured artists!

Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids
Music For Bending Light And Stopping Time
Music For Crawling Through Abandoned Cities
Music For Withered Leaves And Lonely Fishtanks
Music For Walking And Not Crying In The Autumn Rain
Music For The Frosty Night When I Miss Your Warm Light
Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight
Music For Sonic Installations In The Cavern Of Your Skull
Music For Missed Friends, Barbecues, And Turntables
Music For Synergizing The Synapse Of Ideas
Music For Capricious Souls Adrift In Noir-fi

Our selections from past years…

Headphone Commute’s Best of 2016
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2015
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2014
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2013
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2012
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2008
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2007

7 thoughts on “Headphone Commute’s Best of 2017

  1. Always a good start for the new year. Thank you for your careful and imaginative selections. I’m enjoying it since a long time. Maybe even from the start. Have a good year! Greetings from The Netherlands.

  2. Visiting HC since the end of 2008 at least a couple of times a week. I have discovered a lot of great music as a result of your site, up at 80% with Andrew for sure. All the best for the 2018.

  3. Your lists are always the highlight of the new year for me. Thank you once again!

  4. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! That’s an achievement. There are precious few blogs that I check several times a week, but HC is one. It’s my primary source of new ambient music and I totally rely on your opinions of obscure releases, which I otherwise wouldn’t know about. Even better, I’d say our tastes overlap about 80% which means that there’s a good chance that I’ll like (or even love) what you choose to review. Thanks again and I look forward to much more in 2018. Andrew

  5. Wow – that’s some commitment for a “best of”. I did a couple of posts for my blog.
    Well done and look forward to reading.

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