Jonny's Top 10 Picks of 2017
This may not have been the best year for me to make a top ten list because I feel I was a bit of a slacker compared to 2016 as far as keeping up with new music releases. I found this year to be quite unique because i ended up not finding a whole lot of metal music that i was jiving with (also compared to 2016.) If people are interested, i will definitely post a '2016 best of' as well.
For this list, I will try to include a couple of my favorite tracks of each album, but that will be difficult as the list heads toward #1. i will also post the lead single of each album where available.
This list comes a bit later than most because i needed a lot of catching up to do due to lots of work over the last couple of months, what with all the holidays and such, but anyway.
Top 10 begins........now.
10: Fever Ray - Plunge /// experimental electro pop
Fav tracks: "Wanna Sip", "Falling", "Plunge"
Lead single: "To The Moon and Back"
9: Feist - Pleasure /// Singer/songwriter, Indie Pop
Fav tracks: "I Wish I Didn't Miss You", "Any Party," "I"m Not Running Away"
Lead single: Pleasure
8: Big K.R.I.T - 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time /// Southern Hip Hop
Fav tracks: "Confetti" "Ride Wit Me," "Price of Fame"
Lead single: "Confetti"
7: Ibeyi - Ash /// R&B, Experimental, Soul
Fav tracks: "Away, Away," "Deathless (Featuring Kamasi Washington)," "Transmission/Michaelion"
Lead single: "Away, Away"
6: Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom /// hip hop
Fav tracks: "Power (Featuring Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker)," "Nobody (Featuring Andersong Paak & Black Thought)" "You Should Know"
Lead single: "Power (Featuring Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker),"/// (Kendrick doesn't appear in the music video version)
These next albums were almost impossible to pick just 3 favourites......these are solid albums for me.
5: Code Orange - Forever /// Metalcore
Fav tracks: "Forever", "Kill The Creator," "No One is Untouchable
Lead single: "Forever"
4: Lapalux - Ruinism/// Experimental electronic, glitch, wonky, downtempo
Fav tracks: "Data Demon (Featuring Gabi)," "Falling Down (Featuring JFDR)" "4EVA (Featuring Talvi)"
Lead single: "Rotted Arp (Featuring Louisahhh)"
3: Tyler,The Creator - Flower Boy /// Alternative Hip Hop
Fav tracks: "Foreward," "See You Again," "Garden Shed"
Lead singe: "Who Dat Boy (Feat. A$AP Rocky)"/"911/Mr. Lonely"
2: Billy Woods - Known Unknowns /// Alternative Hip Hop
Fav tracks: "Wonderful (featuring Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman)" "Fall Back" "Cheap Shoes"
Lead single: "Groundhogs Day"
1: Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom /// electronic, wonky, experimental
Fav tracks: "Super Ink Burst," "White Gum," "Teal Yomi/Olivine"
(THIS WHOLE ALBUM IS FIRE, BLEW ME AWAY)
Lead single: "Bug Thief"
Run The Jewels - RTJ3 /// Rap, Hip Hop
Ex Eye - Ex Eye /// Drone/experimental/black metal/avant garde??
Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory /// Avant garde, experimental jazz
Your Old Droog - Packs /// Hip hop
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream /// Hip hop