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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

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"


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

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