2017: The Good and the Bad

2017: The Good and the Bad

By William Glanz

Let’s be honest – 2017 has been exhausting. So much has happened this year that it’s been tough to keep up. At least we have music.

U2 and The Rolling Stones provided some of the best tours in a year full of amazing tours.

We had mega-hits from established artists like Luis Fonsi, who worked with Daddy Yankee to give us “Despacito.” We also saw relative newcomers hit us with catchy numbers – Post Malone’s “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage, Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” come to mind.

Hip-hop/R&B became the most popular music genre in 2017. From Jay-Z’s 4:44, to “Bad and Boujee” by Migos and Future’s decision to drop albums in consecutive weeks, hip-hop consistently surprised us and satisfied our craving for good music.

So, 2017 may have been about as weird as it gets, but artists in all genres produced impressive music. Let’s be honest – music made it easier to tolerate 2017.

Here’s a list of the best and worst that the music industry had to offer in 2017.