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  • Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Barack Obama's favorite songs of 2017

    Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Barack Obama's favorite songs of 2017

    While Barack Obama is reportedly enjoying life as a civilian after eight years as President of the United States, he has carried a few of his White House traditions with him. One such tradition is his annual list of favorite songs. As 2017 came to a close, President Obama released his first post...
  • 10 best metal albums of 2017

    10 best metal albums of 2017

    It's the final few days of 2017, and looking back on the overall music scene, a multitude of bands came forth with some engaging material. For those that wanna bang their heads, these past 12 months caused them to buy several neck braces with wall to wall talent. With a boatload of records released...
  • Best of 2017 in sports

    Best of 2017 in sports

    2017 opened with the best College Football Playoff National Championship to date and only got better from there. Although the year as a whole will be looked back on as a time of strife and upheaval, 2017 provided more than a few indelible moments in sports history. A month after Clemson's stunning...
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    Top 30 best songs of 2017

    The year is pretty much over, but it did bring out great music from returning acts who made triumphant comebacks and some new artists who carved out a name for themselves. To highlight the best of 2017, here's a list of 30 songs that really made this past year an amazing one for music.  30. Vardaan...
  • Top five moments of the LA Kings in 2017

    Top five moments of the LA Kings in 2017

    There is a lot of excitement around the Los Angeles Kings as the year comes to a close. The current Pacific Division leaders have 43 points, the third best record in the NHL behind only the Tampa Bay Lightning and the St. Louis Blues. With LA cruising, now is a great time to look back on the Kings...
  • 20 Best Films of 2017

    20 Best Films of 2017

    2017 was an admittedly strong year for movies, both in theaters and on streaming services like Netflix. It was a year that brought us movies called "Logan," "Lucky" and "Logan Lucky," as well as "Wonder Woman," "Wonder Wheel" and just plain old "Wonder." Despite the similar titles, this year's batch...
  • Top 5 moments for the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017

    Top 5 moments for the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017

    As the calendar year comes to a close soon, it's time to take a look back at the Vegas Golden Knights and celebrate their top five moments from 2017. It's been an exciting year for the NHL's newest franchise, and it's been a thrill ride for hockey fans in Sin City, too. Already, it's hard to imagine...
  • Best funk and soul albums of 2017

    Best funk and soul albums of 2017

    When you go through the radio dial in your car, you probably don't come across a lot of funk and soul. It's unfortunate that funk and soul don't get more mainstream attention because both kinds of music have a way of getting listeners in a good mood. If funk and soul are part of your musical...
  • 10 best electronic albums of 2017

    10 best electronic albums of 2017

    In only a couple of weeks people will say goodbye to 2017, but before that happens there is still some time to look at the great tunes that have captivated music lovers this year. Electronic music fans had an earful when it came to music that either made them dance all night or got them through a...
  • 10 best pop albums of 2017

    10 best pop albums of 2017

    2017 saw dozens of big names release new albums with the female heavyweights commanding the later part of the year. From Miley Cyrus returning to her roots to Kelly Clarkson releasing her first album under a new label, the year was filled with hit after hit. With another year coming to a close, AXS...
  • 10 best rock albums of 2017

    10 best rock albums of 2017

    2017 is coming to a close, which means that it's time to look back on all of the great music that graced our ears. When it comes to rock, this year saw an immense display of bands delivering some phenomenal releases week after week. AXS dug through the massive pile of music to bring you our picks...
  • Top five moments for the LA Galaxy in 2017

    Top five moments for the LA Galaxy in 2017

    The LA Galaxy might not have had the season they would have liked in 2017,  but there were still many positive signs and the future seems to be bright under the new direction of head coach Sigi Schmid. Here are the top five moments of the LA Galaxy's 2017 Major League Soccer season.  5) LA Galaxy...
  • Top 5 moments for LA Clippers in 2017

    Top 5 moments for LA Clippers in 2017

    The LA Clippers have endured a wild ride in 2017, in which injuries and personnel turnover have dominated the headlines. Here were their top five moments: 5. Gallinari chooses Clippers To help fill the void left by Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, the Clippers were able to snag prized free agent Danilo...
  • Top 5 moments for Los Angeles Lakers in 2017

    Top 5 moments for Los Angeles Lakers in 2017

    The Los Angeles Lakers experienced ups and downs in 2017. The calendar year saw the rise of promising prospects and the losing that comes with younger teams. The Lakers are on the upswing, though, as evidenced by some of their top moments. 5. Magic Johnson trades D’Angelo Russell In order to hand...
  • 5 best music videos of 2017 that we couldn't stop watching

    5 best music videos of 2017 that we couldn't stop watching

    Music videos (if they’re good) usually reflect the social climate of their time in an artistic way. In 2017 we noticed a common theme running through some of our favorite videos of the year: escapism. Whether it be through fantasy, or, on the other side of the coin, escaping back to something...
  • 10 artists to watch for in 2018

    10 artists to watch for in 2018

    A brand new year is almost upon us, and you know what that means? It means it’s time to rank the artists who could be a force to be reckoned with in 2018. The following 10 artists and bands come from every corner of the globe, every ethnicity and gender, and these great musicians are primed and...
  • Best emerging artists of 2017 we can't stop listening to

    Best emerging artists of 2017 we can't stop listening to

    2017 is coming to a close. Like any strong ending, it’s both important and fun to look back on the year that was and appreciate what we can all take away from 12 months of musical experiences. There were new albums, reunions and even those fun little surprises when a band or artist whom you’ve never...
  • AXS picks: The best albums of 2017

    AXS picks: The best albums of 2017

    2017 might have disappointed us in many ways, but music was not one of them. Many can say hip-hop reigned supreme—with releases from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Tyler, the Creator and many other heavy hitters—but the music world as a whole did not let us down. In addition to hip-hop making an impressive...
  • Best Americana albums of 2017

    Best Americana albums of 2017

    As we began the task of weeding down the two dozen or so excellent possibilities to our ten favorite Americana albums of 2017, a couple of themes emerged. The first was that the protest album, a staple of the '60s folk revival, is enjoying new life in Americana music. Many of the artists represented...
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