SANTA MONICA, CA- On December 8, 2017,  KCRW revealed the station’s Best of 2017, the coveted list of this year’s Top Ten Albums and Top Ten Songs to cross the airwaves. New to 2017, they also announced a winner for their new Best New Artist category.

The Best of 2017 winners were announced in front of a live audience last night at the inaugural KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards, hosted by Music Director Jason Bentley at Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studios in Santa Monica. Bentley was joined by KCRW DJs who individually revealed and reviewed the winners on stage. Guest DJ Reggie Watts launched the evening’s festivities with a special DJ set.

For their Top 10 songs list, KCRW selected a handful of artist’s whose music we love and who we’ve covered recently, including Amber Mark, Portugal. The Man, Mondo Cozmo, Grizzly Bear and Sampha. Needless to say, we think it’s a solid list.

Have a listen to the entire playlist and let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

Best New Artist: Tom Misch “There’s a sense of ease and maturity to Misch’s work, and with such a versatile and ever-improving skill set – producing, writing, singing, guitar – the possibilities for this artist feel infinite…” – KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

Check it all of KCRW’s Top Ten Awards (including Top Ten Albums and Best New Artist) on their interactive and immersive Best of 2017 website.