Before diving into the world of ethical fashion, I was a music director, and part of my job entailed making lists of songs I liked. I don’t work in music today, but there’s still almost nothing I enjoy more than going out to shows, and hey, making lists is fun. With that in mind, I put together a playlist of my favorite songs from this year. You might recognize some familiar artists, but I hope to introduce you to some new favorites. From Big Thief who made it on here twice because they are just so good, to Pharrell protege Maggie Rogers, these artists captivated me, and these are the songs I played on repeat. I ended my list in the best way I knew how — with Jim James’ falsetto plea, “The world is falling down, hold my hand,” because can’t get more 2017 than that. Press play and turn it up.