December 31, 2017

Tex's Top 10 Albums from 2017

St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION       
Straight out of the sleeve, this record is an instant classic.  Bizarre, creative, and clear signs that St. Vincent is able and willing to evolve.

Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm  
I have been loving watching Katie Crutchfield develop from a talented young songwriter to a confident and powerful artist. Crutchfield twin 1 of 2 in my top 10 this year.

Run the Jewels - RTJ 3       
Saw them live twice this year, on top of countless, countless dance sessions in the kitchen after happy hour listening to this album.

Alvvays - Antisocalites      
Another band on the list who I thought was decent prior to this year's offering turning out a great, great record.

Langhorne Slim -Lost at Last       
This one is a bit of an outlier for me.  I don't listen to a lot of the folky, singer songwriter stuff these days, but this record grabbed me from track one.

Alison Crutchfield- Tourist in This Town       
Crutchfield twin 2 of 2 on my top 10!  Alison and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) both worked on each others albums in addition to their own solid efforts.

The Courtneys - II  
Super fun and simple, totally grabs you and holds on for weeks at a time.

Geotic - Abysma     
Since much of my music consumption occurs in an office setting (no headphones, my suite-mates and I all listen to the same stuff on a speaker), my tastes have definitely started becoming influence by work-appropriateness.  Think unintrusive, pleasant coffee shop music.  Geotic fills this role perfectly

Heaters - Matterhorn        
Favorite psych-rock album of the year.

W.H. Lung - Inspiration/Nothing Is EP  

This album is only 2 songs, but both are really, really good.


awmercy said...

As I mentioned on the main list, I love the Waxahatchee album. Going to have to check out Alison Crutchfield's album next.