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The 100 Best Songs Of 2017

NPR Music's list of the 100 best songs of 2017.

60. Father John Misty
"Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution"

What a perfect lullaby for 2017. Forget, for a moment, that the concept of a cataclysmic apocalypse brought on by humans overthrowing the too-hot planet they're roasting on is utterly terrifying, and there's a lot of comfort here. Father John Misty reminds us that when we remove the "obscene injunction to enjoy life," when we strip away the capitalist constructs and Instagram filters of 21st-century self-actualization and return to our hunter-gatherer state, we will be pleasantly surprised to find that we are "still pretty good at eating on the run." Sure, we may miss the conveniences of modern life when it all goes bad, but there will be, no doubt, "some visionaries among us developing some products to aid us in our struggle to survive." Comforting! Right, kids? Well, he sure does have a nice singing voice. —Talia Schlanger (World Cafe)

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59. Hundred Waters
"Particle"

There's more space to move in our most hushed moments than we realize — space adeptly occupied by the Los Angeles-based trio Hundred Waters. "Particle" is but a piece of 's whole, a breakup album with lyrics that are not only exposed

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