Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Best Of Lists from Friends of Twist & Shout! Part 2

Mik Davis from TBONES Records & Cafe
Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dean Whitmore from Sub Pop
Seattle, WA

Lots of cool stuff came out this year!
All these bands had new releases I liked. In no order:

The Stevens,
Alvarius B,
Steve Gunn,
Naomi Punk,
Anthony Pasguarosa w/ John Maloney,
Feral Ohms,
Wolf Eyes,
Pissed Jeans,
David Nance,
Uranium Club,
Dream Decay,
La Feline,
Davy Kehoe,
Odyssey Cult (X2),
Matt Jencik,
Heron Oblivion,
FNU Clone,
Juana Molina,
Aaron Dilloway,
Ordnungsamt Et La Politesse,
Richard Dawson,
Karl Blau,
Sleaford Mods,
Tiny Vipers
+ others I’ve forgotten!

Tyler Harvey from 303 Magazine
Denver, CO

My Top Albums of 2017
1. “American Dream” - LCD Soundsystem
2. “Haiku From Zero“ - Cut Copy
3. “Science Fiction” - Brand New 
4 “Humanz” - Gorillaz
5. “Mura Masa” - Mura Masa
6. “Supply” - Parallelephants
7.  “Awaken My Love!” - Childish Gambino / Donald Glover
8. “Bishop Briggs” - Bishop Briggs
9. What Now” - Sylvan Esso
10. “Process” - Sampha
HB’s: “Missing Link” - Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, “Rose” - ABRA, “Kaleidoscope EP” - Coldplay, “Monsters Out West” - Tnertle, "I Don't Mind" -  Retrofette, “True Care” James Vincent McMorrow, “Boy In a Well” - The Yawpers, “Big Fish Theory” - Vince Staples

Terry McGibbon from The Orchard Distribution
New York, NY

God Speed You Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers.
Tyler Childers – Purgatory.
Peter Perrett – How The West Was One.
Son Volt – Notes Of Blue.
Steve Earle & The Dukes – So You Wanna Be An Outllaw.
Buzzcocks – Times Up !
Karl Blau – Out Her Space.
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Rot.
Bathsheba – Servus.
My Sad Captains – Sun Bridge.

Wire -  Silver / Lead.

Zoe Lanterman from Soda Jerk Presents
Denver, CO

1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
2. King Krule – The OOZ
3. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
4 tie. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice & Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
5. Gorillaz – Humanz

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