“He’s mashed, I’m mashed, we’re mashed.” 

“Dum Surfer” immediately stood out on King Krule’s new album “The Ooz.” The track is a grimy, jazz-inflected bit of British lad culture, and the video perfectly sells this dirty sweat-soaked atmosphere. While Krule, formerly known as Zoo Kid, is a tough guy to pin down musically, this track seems to work well as a thesis statement; musically dense and complex, yet lyrically plainspoken.

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Are these the best songs of 2017? Probably not. But in another sense, definitely yes. These are some songs that really made an impression on me for a variety of reasons. I hope you enjoy them. -pocoGRANDES