Alternative Music Week in Review: 3/27/2017-4/2/2017

If you didn’t follow the site earlier this week, no worries, because here is a ‘compilation’ of all the best singles, albums, and videos released this week. Starting off with singles, there were a lot of them this week so definitely check out the full ‘Best New Music of 2017’ Spotify playlist. Stiff competition lead to a stacked #Featured5. Which singles made your top 5 list? And which of the 5 would you say is the Song of the Week? Music Trajectory thinks the new Alt-J single should claim those honors. Continuing on with new album releases which features the stellar new Mastodon album Emperor of Sand. Next up is presentation of all the best new music video and live video releases of the week. Last but not least is the #BestSongintheWorld feature. Did “Starboy” get booted?

New Single Releases

The best five single releases this week, know as the #Featured5 are listed below.

  • Alt-J delivers strong second single “In Cold Blood”, which probably should have been the first
  • Indie pop mastermind Bleachers returns with lead single “Don’t Take The Money” off upcoming sophomore album
  • Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys revives solo career with infectious new single “Shine On Me”
  • Broken Social Scene return from 7 year hiatus with “Halfway Home”
  • Sir Sly drops “High” the lead single off upcoming new album

Subscribe to the playlist that aggregates all best new alternative music singles released in 2017 here

Song of the Week

If you are already a fan of Alt-J and were thrown off course a bit by the “3WW” single, “In Cold Blood” should restore your faith in the new album Relaxer, due out 6/2/2017 via Atlantic. To me, “In Cold Blood” is a bit like what “Left Hand Free” was to their last album. They released an interesting lead single in “Hunger of the Pine” and then “Left Hand Free” came next and really sparked intrigue for the rest of the album. It is widely considered their 2nd most popular song behind “Breezeblocks”.

It remains to be seen if the band can ever top their masterpiece of a first album, An Awesome Wave.

This was my Song of the Week, what was yours? Sound off in the comments section below or tweet me @MusicTrajectory

Crying zeros and I’m nearing 111
Cut my somersaults and my backflip
Pool, summer, summer, pool, pool summer
Kiss me
Hair the way the sun really wants it to be
Whiskey soda, please, your G&T is empty
Dips, inflatables have sunk to the bottom
Pool, summer, summer, pool, pool summer
Kiss me

Subscribe to the playlist that aggregates all songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 here

New Album Releases

Here are 3 featured album releases this week:

  • One of the best bands going in hard rock/metal Mastodon release stellar new album Emperor Of Sand. If you like the album, definitely check out all the ‘making of’ videos the band posted on their Youtube channel
  • Jamiroquai revitalizes career with solid new album Automaton. Get ready to dance!
  • Goldfrapp goes more upbeat and electronic on new album to great results. Check out Silver Eye
Subscribe to the playlist that aggregates all the best new album releases in 2017 here

New Music Videos

Music Trajectory keeps an eye on all the music videos being released on Youtube. The best videos make the playlist below.

New Live Videos

Fancy live performances? Music Trajectory also keeps an eye on all the new live videos released on Youtube in the video playlist below. If videos are not released on Youtube, they are listed below.

Best Song In The World

Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd. For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page.

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