Friday, January 12, 2018

2017 Best Of Lists from Friends of Twist & Shout! Part 3

Scott Brand of Caroline Records

Top 10 Albums:
Mabrak – Drum Talk (Dug Out)
Ill Considered – Ill Considered (Self Released)
ELWD – All Good Things (Bad Taste)
V/A – Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero)
Elder – Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop)
Kendrick Lamar – Damn (TDE/Interscope)
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
Dodecahedron – kwintessens (Season of Mist)
Suffering Hour – In Passing Ascension (Blood Harvest)

Top 10 Songs:
Elder – Sanctuary
Chelsea Wolfe – 16 Psyche
Falls of Rauros – White Granite
Hark – Son of Pythagoras
Protomartyr – My Children
Queens of the Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart  Pt.4
Wand – Bee Karma
Quelle Chris – Buddies
Thundercat – Show You the Way

Kyle Emerson, musician, former T&S employee
Denver, CO

Here's my list in no particular order:

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
Alvvays - Antisocialites 
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
Big Thief - Capacity
Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow
Kevin Morby - City Music
Shady Elders - Inside Voices
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club - Sketches of Brunswick East

President Barack Obama

My favorite songs of 2017:
Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

Originally Published by Paste

Darlene D'Agostino Beck, director of marketing for Z2 Entertainment (Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, and Chatauqua Auditorium)
Boulder, CO

1. Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
2. Ron Gallo, Heavy Meta
3. Tennis, Yours Conditionally
4. The Black Angels, Death Song
5. Chicano Batman, Freedom Is Free
6. Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Navigator
7. The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
8. St. Vincent, Masseduction
9. Angel Olsen, Phases
10. King Krule, The Ooz

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