Of the thousands of songs I heard this past year, narrowing a list down to my favorite 50 was exceptionally tough. There was plenty of heartbreak and disappointment upon the realization that some great songs were being left off of that final list. So in the spirit of giving attention to even more great music, please take these extra 25 tracks and give them a listen if you aren’t familiar with them already. They’re listed in alphabetical order so as to not prioritize any one over another. The only rules are that the tracks must have been part of a 2017 album, soundtrack, or single release. While you can click on the play button below any song title to hear it streaming (via YouTube), there’s also a Spotify playlist embedded at the very bottom of this post should you prefer to listen that way. Cool? Cool. And make sure to keep an eye out for my Top 50 Songs of 2017, which will immediately follow this post.

Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man

Alvvays – Dreams Tonight

Cigarettes After Sex – K.

Day Wave – Wasting Time

Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood

Empress Of – Go to Hell (ft. Caroline Polachek)

Father John Misty – Ballad of the Dying Man

Feist – Any Party

Four Tet – Planet

Future Islands – Ran

Haim – Want You Back

Hamilton Leithauser ft. Angel Olsen – Hearstruck (Wild Hunger)

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Pa’lante

Mount Kimbie – Marilyn (ft. Micachu)

The New Pornographers – High Ticket Attractions

Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness

Real Estate – Darling

Rostam – Bike Dream

Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano

(Sandy) Alex G – Sportstar

Soccer Mommy – Inside Out

Spoon – Do I Have to Talk You Into It

Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love

TOPS – Cutlass Cruiser

Zola Jesus – Siphon