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Tag: Best of 2017

Top 5 Films of 2017

The calendar may officially have turned over to 2018 now, but that won’t stop us from looking back at the year that’s just gone. In that spirit, here’s five of 2017’s films that stood out as particularly excellent.

I cannot, unfortunately, claim to have seen all of this year’s films, so I’m sure there are obvious choices that escaped me. I’m particularly gutted I didn’t manage to make time for The Big Sick, Detroit, Logan Lucky and Call Me By Your Name, and I’m not sure if Don’t Think Twice even showed up in the UK, tragically. Hopefully by the time 2019 rolls around, I’ll have crossed at least some of those off my list, but until then, head below the cut for my Top Five from this year. Oh, and if you haven’t seen them, consider this your spoiler warning.

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 5-1

Here we are. Finally, the top five tracks of 2017, as 100% objectively selected by Tim+Alex. In case you want to do a quick rundown before you dive in, you can find links to each part of the countdown below:

40-31 – LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus
30-21 – Taylor Swift, Kitty, Los Campesinos!
20-11 – Steps, St Vincent, Dua Lipa
10-6 – Lorde, Charli XCX, Paramore

Let’s find out what’s left below the cut.

Happy New Year!

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 10-6

Happy New Year’s Eve! As we approach the top of our tracks of the year list, a couple of changes to the format. First, both Tim + Alex are writing up each track, trying to explain why we landed on these choices together. And because that means longer entries, second, we’re splitting the top 10 into two halves.

Here’s a playlist of tracks 10-6, but as ever there are embedded YouTube videos for each song below the cut, along with lots and lots of words.

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Top 5 Comics of 2017

We’re now staring down the barrel of 2018, so it’s time for a few non-music recommendations from the year gone by. Here are five of the comics I enjoyed most in 2017, in no particular order.

There is a glaring exception in the form of The Wicked + The Divine but frankly I have already spent more than enough words on that comic this year. If you want to read us going on about WicDiv, head here. Otherwise, see you below the cut.

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 20-11

Our (increasingly roughly) weekly partwork of 2017’s very finest tunes is back. Each week from now until New Year, collect 10 new tracks to build your own Tim + Alex Top 40 playlist!

You can find all the instalments so far here, and click over to Spotify for this week’s 10-track playlist. But if that doesn’t take your fancy, don’t fair – you’ll find all a write-up and YouTube video for every song below the cut. What are you waiting for?

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 30-21

It’s time for the second part of our roughly weekly partwork of 2017’s very finest tunes. Each week from now until New Year, collect 10 new tracks to build your own Tim + Alex Top 40 playlist!

Catch up with the first part of the list here, and if you want to listen along with this week’s instalment, check out the latest 10-track playlist on Spotify before jumping to our write-ups below the cut.

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Top 40 Songs of 2017: 40-31

It’s December, and that means there are only two types of music that are acceptable listening. Christmas songs, and all of your favourite stuff from the past 12 months. In that vein, we’d like to offer up a weekly partwork of 2017’s very finest tunes. Each week from now until New Year, collect 10 new tracks to build your own Tim + Alex Top 40 playlist!

You can find your first 10-track playlist here, and read the full list after the cut.

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