My year in music – 2017

This was a rich, rich year of incredible releases, from captivating debuts to old influencers reclaiming their crown and everything between. My personal listening habit this year gently shifted from hiphop to ambient and modern classical musicians but also kept searching for that new metal album that would bring surprises to a genre that sometimes seems so rusted in time and space. Maybe it’s because of this year turning out so dramatically on the political world front that I tend to navigate to either more dramatic music or music that helps me elevate above the average day of life on our little blue planet. Who knows… Who cares! It’s good music and that’s what counts! From number one down:

  1. Algiers – The Underside of Power

  2. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async

  3. Rafael Anton Irisarri – The Shameless Years

  4. P.O.S. – Chill, dummy

  5. Amenra – Mass VI

  6. Hauschka – What if

  7. Arca – Arca

  8. Xiu Xiu – Forget

  9. Sampha – Process

  10. Emel Mathlouthi – Ensen

  11. Valgeir Sigurosson – DISSONANCE

  12. END – From the Unforgiving Arms of God

  13. SZA – Ctrl

  14. Perfume Genius – No Shape

  15. Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold

  16. Aldous Harding – Party

  17. Circuit des Yeux – Reaching for Indigo

  18. Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind

  19. Blanck Mass – World Eater

  20. Ex Eye – Ex Eye

  21. Lawrence English – Cruel Optimism
  22. Jeff T Byrd – Lamb Alley
  23. Norihito Suda – Sunshine
  24. Alder & Ash – Psalms for the Sunder/Clutched in the Max of the Word
  25. Ziúr – U Feel Anything
  26. Raven – The Night is Dark, The Night is Silent, The Night is Bright, The Night is Loud
  27. Syd – Fin
  28. Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz
  29. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
  30. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
  31. Kelela – Take Me Apart
  32. Sevdaliza – Ison
  33. Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence EP
  34. Björk – Utopia
  35. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
  36. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
  37. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
  38. GAS – Narkopop
  39. MC Eiht – Which Way Iz West
  40. A Year in the Country – Undercurrents

 


My favourite games of 2017

My favourite soundtracks of 2017