Douglas Martin’s Dirty Shoes: The Dirty 30 of 2017

Douglas Martin's Dirty 30 returns with 30 great rock songs from 2017.
By    January 2, 2018

2017 is over. You’re probably thinking, “Thank goodness.” As am I. I’m sure you don’t need a reminder of the stressful year this was, so here is my annual playlist, a bucketful of the best rock songs the year had to offer—unranked and curated for maximum listening impact, as always. See you in 2018, where the music will hopefully be just as good and the world will hopefully not be any worse. — Douglas Martin

1. A. Savage – “What Do I Do”
2. Chastity Belt – “Different Now”
3. The Fresh & Onlys – “Wolf Lie Down”
4. Priests – “Jj”
5. Shannon and the Clams – “The Boy”
6. Total Control – “Vanity”
7. Institute – “Exhibitionism”
8. Sheer Mag – “Suffer Me”
9. Moon Duo – “Creepin'”
10. Cold Beat – “Thin Ice”
11. Oh Sees – “Drowned Beast”
12. Gun Outfit – “Sally Rose”
13. CFM – “Voyeurs”
14. Flat Worms – “Accelerated”
15. Radioactivity – “Why”
16. Naomi Punk – “Perfect”
17. Angel Olsen – “Sweet Dreams”
18. Duds – “Irregular Patterns”
19. Sweet Knives – “These Thoughts”
20. B Boys – “Another Thing”
21. The Gotobeds – “(I Wasn’t Made) For These Times”
22. Pile – “Rope’s Length”
23. Nots – “Anxious Thread”
24. Chad VanGaalen – “Locked in the Thread”
25. Aquarian Blood – “Won’t Forget to Die”
26. Protomartyr – “Corpses in Regalia”
27. Lars Finberg – “Alone Alas”
28. Aye Nako – “Maybe She’s Bored With It”
29. Dude York – “Love Is”
30. Milk Music – “Twists & Turns & Headtrips”