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Songs of the Year, this time via Spotify!

December 21, 2016

I have an ambivalent relationship to Spotify. I do use it in free mode occasionally (maybe once a week? twice a week?), and I see value in some of its functions, like sharing playlists easily. On the other hand, I thoroughly expect it to be dead in five years, because the more people it adds the more money it loses. Not hard math there.

Until then, here’s this year’s songs of the year playlist from Independent Clauses. Enjoy!

Here are some songs that aren’t on Spotify that would have made the list, in no particular order:

Pigtails” – Sean Magee
You” – Wall Sun Sun
Someone Told Me” – Bitterheart
I’m Not the Good One” – Ossayol
Georgia” – Racoon Racoon
Dupuyer” – Ovando


Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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