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Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron
[runthejewels.com]

 

4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby
[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold
[thexx.info]

 

2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2

Eulogy
[survive.bandcamp.com]

 

1 – Future Islands//The Far Field

Ran
[future-islands.com]

 

The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…

Alvvays//Antisocialites

Dreams Tonite
[alvvays.com]

 

Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now
[everythingnow.com]

 

Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex

Apocalypse
[cigarettesaftersex.com]

 

Cults//Offering

Offering
[cultscultscults.com]

 

David Bazan//Care

Lazerbeams
[davidbazan.com]

 

Gordi//Reservoir

Heaven I Know
[gordimusic.com]

 

Gorillaz//Humanz

Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
[gorillaz.com]

 

Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home

Fix
[hazelenglish.com]

 

Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs
[jaysom.bandcamp.com]

 

Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights

Appointments
[julienbaker.bandcamp.com]

 

Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.

HUMBLE.
[kendricklamar.com]

 

Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life

Love
[lanadelrey.com]

 

Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
[muramasa.me]

 

Sound of Ceres//The Twin

Humaniora
[soundofceres.com]

 

St. Vincent//MASSEDUCTION

Hang On Me
[ilovestvincent.com]

 

Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium

Mercury
[planetariumalbum.com]

 

Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?


[facebook.com/swellsnoho]

 

Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing
[sylvanesso.com]

 

Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer
[tomadams.eu]

 

White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French
[whitereaperusa.com]

 

#31days2017

(31) Days of Good//12.1.17

I know, I know. Run the Jewels 3 is technically a 2016 release, but they dropped it at the end of the year (on Christmas day to be exact), without warning, and I wasn’t able to properly feature them during #31days2016. So it’s only fair I kick things off this year with my favorite track from the incredible RTJ3, the raw and explosive “Call Ticketron.”

Run The Jewels – Call Ticketron [from Run the Jewels 3]
[runthejewels.com]

 

The debut single from the NYC-based Gussie is a chirpy blend of blurred synths and tenacious electronic beats, which creates a near perfect 80’s throwback sound.

Gussie – Others [single]
[soundcloud.com/blairblairblair]

 

There are certain songs I become completely lost in and this is one of those. Originally released back in 2015 as part of the Lost River Original Motion Picture Score, but released this year as a proper single, so i’m counting it towards 2017.

Johnny Jewel – Tell Me (feat. Saoirse Ronan) [single]
[soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel]

 

♩ Swells – Dream Girl [from What Are You Gonna Do?]

North Hollywood surf-punk rockers Swells dropped their excellent debut LP this year and it included this solid ballad.  Swells is one of the hardest working bands out there right and they put on a super fun live show…and they just happen to be hosting the inaugural Swells Christmas Special tonight in Los Angeles. Swing by if you can manage.

 

#31days2017