I subscribe to more than 10 podcasts, and follow about 75 different playlists in order to maintain a fresh supply of new music, listening to approx 300 new songs a week.
Each year I listen to more than 10,000 different songs and only about 70-120 songs end up on my list for that year.
This is my (ongoing) playlist of my favorite of 2017 ... so far.
I maintain an ongoing list every year, going back to 2010. I have made those playlists public as well. The lists are never completed. If I find a song which belongs on a list for a previous year I will add it to the playlist for that year.
The main genre\category within the list would be different indie types.
Hope you enjoy. If you do, I hope you follow the lists. As I said, they are never completed. Since I am always listening to new music I can very well come across a new song from 5yrs ago.