“I’m sick of waiting around to be heard from six feet underground. And I’m sick of your disappointment, tasting like a bottle full of poison.”

Kathleen Hanna could easily be resting on her laurels right now; between Bikini Kill and Le Tigre I’m hard-pressed to think of a more influential voice in the DIY riot grrrl/punk scene, and yet here she is, fronting The Julie Ruin, and bringing the same hot fire she’s known for to the 2010's. This song is a fantastic ode to telling people “no,” and it feels cathartic just to watch her do it so gleefully.

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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