As I write this blog post I’m listening – again – to the playlist below I compiled, of songs by musicians who passed away in 2017. I’m certain the playlist is incomplete, and therefore if you know of someone who should be included don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. The playlist was compiled based on blogs by the NYTimes and Ranker. The order of the songs was originally intended to be listed in ascending order from January to December corresponding to the death date of the musician; at some point that got a little off so some songs might be slightly out of sequence. Many – many – of the songs are by artists whose names I can’t say I ever heard before (Tommy Keene, Montgomery Gentry, etc.); this ignorance also lead to some interesting discoveries, like Lil Peep who I was unaware of and, yeah, that’s an interesting artist even if you don’t like his music – it’s a shame he passed so young, but that’s kind of the point, right?