Here We Go Again – Top 30 Tracks of 2017

It’s been another year. Can you believe it? Absoludicrous is about to celebrate it’s first birthday, and quite fittingly, I’m doing yet another Top 30 list, just as I did in the very first post on this blog.

(Speaking of that first post, check out my 2016 List if you haven’t already for even more great music that isn’t even that old yet!)

This year has been a great year for music, although I seriously doubt any year to come won’t be as long as the world continues to turn. There were a lot of comebacks from artists we haven’t heard from in a while, and that was a huge joy, but I also discovered quite a few new bands. I now work for my college campus’s radio station, and one of my duties for that station is to review new music, which has introduced me to a bunch of new bands I had never heard from before. Excitingly enough, quite a few songs from those artists made it onto the list this year! I’m really excited to bring you guys a list of great music both from well-known and less-popular artists.

So, without further ado, let’s have a little celebration for all the great music that came out this year.

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These Are a Few of My Favorite (2017) Things

Absoludicrous’s very first year of existence is winding down, so I think for the next two weeks it’ll be fun to look back on some of the things that made this year special.

Next week I’ll be going into incredible detail over some of the best songs that came out this year, but I thought it would also be fun to talk about some of the non-music things I loved this year.

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A Simulated Experience

I can trace my love of storytelling back to a lot of things. I live in a family of storytellers (mostly verbal storytellers, but an excellent influence nonetheless), I’ve always loved books, and I think the process of creating and retelling stories has always been a comfort for me. But as for what helped me practice my storytelling skills, there are few things (besides NaNoWriMo, Fanfiction, and make-believe) that are as influential to me as the Sims franchise.

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Learning the Ropes of Character Tropes

So sometimes I like to watch YouTube videos that make me angry. This usually happens at ungodly hours of the morning/night in a sleepy haze, and I usually regret them the next morning. The variety of these videos changes as time goes on, but recently the genre of video I find myself drifting toward is the “criticize Original Characters/Other People’s Art”-variety.

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GUEST WRITER – Throwing Rocks at the Moon

The following is a zine created by my best friend Marie Hamilton for a project! I got to contribute a short story as well as a few illustrations, and it was a great project overall! Take a look at it below the cut!

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