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Let's see how well Tildes handles a *real* submission...

Welcome to the /r/ListenToThis Best Of 2017!

Here there are no scores, no judgments, and no opinions - just obscure music shared by redditors, collected and arranged for you over the course of several months by our dedicated mod team. This list is meant to complement other best of lists on the internet, many of which are linked in the sticky comment below for further discovery.

Set #1 includes everything - the best of the best tracks and a corresponding all-inclusive album playlist.
The other sets are the same content, broken up into genre groups so you can listen according to your tastes. There is a sampler (1 track per album) and a full-album (every track from every album) playlist for each group. We’ve also included a listing of the albums by set in this post as not everything is available on Spotify, Tidal, etc. We tried to prefer an artist’s Bandcamp or Soundcloud, but if nothing else was available, you may see Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes links. The final count this year is 226 artists out of more than a thousand submissions.

What did we miss? Share your favorites in the comments… and happy listening..

-- the /r/ListenToThis hipster facista


Set 1 - The Full Smash


Best Tracks on Spotify & All Albums on Spotify

And, on the other services:


Set 2 - Pop, Indie & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/suckitnewtabs)


Set 3 - Progressive & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/BlueRoseImmortal)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 4 - Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop & Instrumentals


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 5 - Punk & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 6 - Electronic & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 7 - Metal


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/BlueRoseImmortal)


Set 8 - Jazz, Soul, Funk & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 9 - Afrobeat, World & Classical


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Set 10 - Americana & Related


Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks /u/firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums


Disclaimer: The Spotify playlists are the masters. They were auto-replicated to all of the other services, and there will be some missing albums on those services. The Youtube playlists may also get a bit wonky. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources needed to fix every hiccup or keep track of what’s missing on every service. Apple music doesn’t provide an easy import mechanism either, though if someone wants to create Apple lists, we’ll link them here. Also, Google Music and Youtube simply can’t handle the All Albums playlist, so they are omitted.


Links to Other Best Of Lists



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