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2017 Year in Review (Don’t Call It A “Best Of”)

Sat, 30 Dec 2017

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My “best of” lists are obviously completely subjective, and “best” means nothing more nor less than, “What I listened to the most.” Topping that list for 2017 is, hands down, the debut solo EP from Alice Glass. It’s not quite industrial, not quite pop, mostly aggro EDM, and all-around fantastic, top to bottom: The beats, the sounds, the cutting edges. It’s not an exaggeration to say it was on constant repeat. Clocking in at around 20 minutes, I once found myself in the car for two hours, and the only thing I listened to was Alice Glass on repeat. I couldn’t get enough, and I’m still not sick of it. [read review]

Another EP hit the top of my most-played list this year, this time from Bleached in the form of Can You Deal? The accompanying zine was equally fantastic and it’s fair to say that 2017 is the year Bleached solidified in my mind as my favorite current band. You could say I’m obsessed. [read review]

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When we get to full-length albums, I can’t decide what I liked best, but here are the top-three heavy hitters for me this year:

Rounding out my top-ten, in no particular order:

And no year would be complete without a smattering of singles and EPs that didn’t accompany a new album but really made the year complete:

  • I Am Snow Angel Blue
  • Pretty Lights Rainbows & Waterfalls
  • Now, Now SGL
  • Blonde Redhead 3 o'Clock

The full playlist of my favorite songs is over on Spotify: [play it]

Halsey was amazing last night (November 22, 2017 in Cleveland,...

Thu, 23 Nov 2017









Halsey was amazing last night (November 22, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio). Two solid hours that way outdid her Badlands tour. If you missed her on this tour, pray for another leg next year and get yer tickets!



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1700 2017 Year in Review

My favorites tracks from my favorites releases of 2017.



1712 Better Late Than Never

Jet + The Bloody Beetroots | Sir Sly | Street Joy | Josh Ritter | HUNNY | Hello Meteor
Lily Allen, Giggs | Mary J Blige, Kanye West | Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
QTY | The War On Drugs | Now, Now | Jain | Northern Faces | Yoke Lore



1711 This.

MGMT | Wolf Alice | Marilyn Manson | Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah
First Aid Kit | Brian Fallon | Savoy Motel | New Politics | Danny L Harle, Morrie
Beck | Cody & Danz | Pretty Lights | Brick + Mortar | Boy Harsher | War



1710 Shakes & Coffee

Pictureplane | The Palms | I Am Snow Angel | Jake Bugg | Arcade Fire | The Pack A.D.
Slutty Hearts | Kristin Kontrol | Drab Majesty | CHVRCHES x Tegan & Sara
Boy Harsher | Soft Kill | Lo Moon | The Ghost Wolves | The Coathangers



1709 Lists

Alice Merton | Starcrawler | Babewatch | Wolf Alice | Billie Eilish
The War On Drugs | The Coathangers | Nine Inch Nails | Lana Del Rey | Twisted Wires
Alice Glass | Kesha | Foster The People | Amy Shark | Lady Gaga | Lissie



1708 In the Basement

Pumarosa | Johnny Jewel | Rebekah Del Rio | Lana Del Rey | The Killers
Zomboy, Bok Nero | Zig Zags | The Buttertones | Kesha
Dead Coast | Mosa Wild | Computer Magic | George Ezra | Emily Haines



1707 New New Digs Mix

Greta Van Fleet | Ruby the Hatchet | Wolf Alice | Lindsey Buckingham & Christie McVie
Gin Wigmore | Royal Republic | Two Feet | Demen | machineheart
Poolside | LP | Phoenix | Oh Wonder | Chromatics | Halsey | Youngr



1706 Blue Post-It Notes

Kill the Noise + Feed Me | Halsey | Weezer | Galactic | White Reaper
Bruce Springsteen | Blonde Redhead | Zig Zags | The Scandals | Now, Now
Sir Sly | Bleeker | Dorothy | All Them Witches | Mavis Staples



1705 Banana Bread on the Stove

White Reaper | Ron Gallo | Rebel and a Basketcase | Halsey | Kelly Lee Owens
Run the Jewels | Kiss Me Deadly | K.Flay | Empire of the Sun
Lana Del Rey feat. The Weeknd | Portugal. The Man | Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Chastity Belt | FIDLAR | Wings | Bleachers | Post Death Soundtrack



1704 Morning Rush

Nine Inch Nails | Alice Glass | Lee Hazlewood | Jessica Hoop | Milo Greene
Crystal Fairy | Bleeding Knees Club | Feels | The Black Angels | The Shins
Le Butcherettes | K.Flay | Decorum | Colleen Green | Bleached | Old 97's



1703 Invested in the Team

Goldfrapp | Portugal. The Man with Zoe Manville | Ryan Adams
Alela Diane, Ryan Francesconi | Kaskets with Sheng Moua | Nalyssa Green
Temples | The Orwells | Chevelle | Bleached | Kelvin Jones
Lana Del Rey | Gothic Tropic | The Black Angels | L.A. Witch



1702 Timeout Override

Wax Tailor | The Walters | The Babe Rainbow | Lucius | Kaleo | Drab Majesty
Marian Hill | Tom Tom Club | Muddy Magnolias | Quilt | Cherry Glazerr
Silja Sol | Run the Jewels feat. BOOTS | Descendents | Girlpool



1701 Too Many Scissors

The Mystery Lights | The Sounds | Lady Gaga | Rag'n'Bone Man
Hello Violet | Trudy and the Romance | Golden Streets of Paradise
War on Women | Saint Motel | Dirty Heads | GEMS | Walk Off the Earth
Hembree | Kim Gordon | The Shins | machineheart | STRFKR | Japandroids



1600 2016 Year in Review

Plague Vendor | Savages | Operators | Aurora | Band of Skulls
Brian Fallon |Ladyhawke | Bleached | SWMRS | Beach Slang | The Pack A.D.
Kitten | Lush | White Lung | Metallica | Magic Shoppe


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