Song of the Week: New Editors single “Magazine” is a wonderful blend of genres and down right catchy

If you aren’t familiar with the band, they released their debut album back in 2005 which featured the breakout hit “Munich”. Lead single “Papillon” from their 2nd album saw similar success. The band will release their new album Violence on March 9th via PIAS Recordings. The lead single for the album “Magazine” scores Song of the Week honors this week. I think it is a great blend of pop, alternative,  electronic, and new wave. Being a big fan of Ed Rowland from Collective Soul, I hear similarities in this guys voice from Editors – Tom Smith, and I like it!

A glimpse of the #Trajectory5 chosen this week

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Song of the Week: new Franz Ferdinand single “Feel The Love Go” is electro-pop at its finest

Several interesting singles were released this week including a new one from Jack White which did absolutely nothing for me, a super catchy 3rd single from Vance Joy’s new album, a solid comeback track from Andrew W.K., a chilling 2nd single from new superband Legend of the Seagulmen, but the song that really stood out to me was the new Franz Ferdinand single “Feel The Love Go” which gets Song of the Week honors this week.

Glasgow, Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand is back with their 5th studio album Always Ascending due out February 8th via Domino Records. “Feel The Love Go” is the 2nd single released from the album. The lead single “Always Ascending” was on Music Trajetory’s Best Songs of 2017 playlist and the official video can be viewed here.

Here were the rest of the Trajectory5 singles released this week. Which one is your favorite?

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Song of the Week: Metal gods Judas Priest ‘Lightning Strikes’ the competition this week

Metal gods Judas Priest are back with new material and will drop their eighteenth album Firepower on March 9, 2018 via Epic Records.

This new song “Lightning Strikes” blew me away and IMO was the clear best new release of the week, although I think the new A Perfect Circle song “Disillusioned” is fantastic.

Firepower will be Priest’s first studio album since 2014 Redeemer of Souls which was Priest’s first career album to debut in the top 10 Billboard albums chart. Let’s see how this new album fairs.

Priest fans rejoice! What do you think of this new song “Lightning Strikes”? How does it stack up against singles in recent memory? And while we are on the topic, what are some of your all-time favorite Judas Priest songs?

A glimpse of the #Trajectory5 chosen this week

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Editor’s Choice: Best 20 Songs of 2017 + Honorable Mentions

I am a little late to the game on this topic but since it is a yearly post here on the site, it is better late than never!

As you know, I keep track of all new single releases week to week and catalogue the best 5-10 songs or so that are released in a particular week into a playlist. Since I am a big Spotify fan, I tend to make all playlists in that program. All the best songs of 2017 Spotify playlist can be brought up here.

There happen to be 392 songs in that playlist. But only 20 of those songs made my Editor’s Choice Best Songs of 2017 playlist. Another 20 are considered honorable mentions. These playlists can be viewed and listened to below.

If this is your first time to the site, welcome and stayed tuned for my Featured 5 and Song of the Week posts each week as well as the common Week In Review post.

Happy New Year.

P.S. What are your favorite tracks of the year?