I’m not completely in tune to the music world (pun-intended), although I do my best to listen to lots of new music every year. I usually need time for music to sink into my heart and mind to become a favorite and while I find lots of favorite songs each year, finding full albums of amazing tunes is more difficult but incredibly rewarding when you find a gem.
That being said some amazing music was released in 2017 and these are my favorite albums in descending order (so stick around to the end to find out what my favorite was!) Please let me know what I missed (because I missed stuff) and happy new year everyone!
10. Rainbow – Kesha
“I got too many people I got left to prove wrong
All those motherf***ers been too mean for too long”
9. Apocalipstick – Cherry Glazer
Genre: Indie Rock
“I was a lone wolf
I thought I lost my pack
Where are my ladies?
Nobody has my back”
8. Process – Sampha
Genre: Electronic Soul
A magnifying glass upon my face”
7. Belong – San Fermin
Genre: Indie Rock
Are you ready for me?
Is she gone?”
6. Ash – Ibeyi
Genre: Electronic R&B
“I carried this for years
Carried this for years
Carried this for years”
5. K. Flay – Every Where is Some Where
Genre: Alternative Hip Hop
“Nobody showed you how to live?
Get a steady job, couple kids
4. The Greatest Depression – Wally Tusk & the Film Club
Genre: Folk Punk
“I’ve been eating too much pizza for this to be healthy.
I’m not kidding here. I haven’t had a comfortable s*** in weeks”
3. Melodrama – Lorde
“I do my makeup in somebody else’s car
We order different drinks at the same bars”
2. DAMN! – Kendrick Lamar
Genre: Hip Hop
“I got, I got, I got, I got
Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA
Cocaine quarter piece, got war and peace inside my DNA”
1. Young – Overcoats
Genre: Electronic Folk
“My father understands the demons I wrestle with in my daydream
And knows what to say when they are winning”