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Favourite Music of 2017
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Mon, 25 Dec 2017 03:07:32

This year has been my best year for listening to new music since 2010, and so I thought I would make some lists. When I want to get into an album I listen to it ten or more time and I've done so with 20 albums this year (21st coming in the next few days).

My favourite album of the year is Striker's self-titled album. It's something I didn't see coming, considering I don't listen to much regular heavy metal.


  • Billy Woods - Known Unknowns [possibly my favourite Billy Woods album yet]
  • Leprous - Malina [catchy non-standard riffs]
  • Orden Ogan - Gunmen [I found them in when looking for something similar to Blind Guardian and this album is quite enjoyable]
  • Taylor Swift - Reputation [I expected a potential disappointment, but this might now be my favourite Taylor Swift album -- hard choice though]

Stand-out songs:

  • Big Boi - In the South [in part due to that absurd (though re-used) Gucci Mane verse]
  • Billy Woods - Robespierre [something of an ominous rap song]
  • Fazerdaze - Friends [a very '90s sound to this one]
  • Kendrick Lamar - DNA. [a close one between it and XXX.]
  • Mastodon - Steambreather [I'm familiar with five Mastodon albums and nothing has come close to Blood Mountain for me, but this song on its own approaches that level, even if it doesn't quite reach it]
  • Paramore - Idle Worship [my favourite song from my first Paramore album]
  • Orden Ogan - Vampire in Ghost Town [this is the kind of epic power metal I like]
  • Striker - Over the Top [very hard choice for favourite from Striker, but I'll give it to this one]
  • Taylor Swift - New Year's Day [an outstanding piano ballad and doesn't get old quickly like Lorde's Writer in the Dark]
  • Tiny Vipers - Crossing the River of Yourself [a dark and atmospheric instrumental]

Biggest disappointment was Morbid Angel's Kingdoms Disdained.

Here's the full list of albums I've listened to this year:

  • At the Drive-In – Interalia
  • Big Boi – Boomiverse
  • Billy Woods – Known Unknowns
  • Fazerdaze – Morningside
  • HAIM – Something to Tell You
  • Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  • Kreator – Gods of Violence
  • Lara Di Lara - Hazineler İçindesin
  • Leprous – Malina
  • Lorde – Melodrama
  • Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
  • Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained
  • Nicole Atkins – Goodnight Rhonda Lee
  • Orden Ogan – Gunmen
  • Paramore – After Laughter
  • Portugal. The Man – Woodstock
  • Striker – self-titled
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation
  • Tiny Vipers – Laughter
  • Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  • Wintersun – The Forest Seasons

Now, what are your favourites (Foolz)? I suppose they don't have to be released in 2017, just whatever you've listened to.

Edited: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 04:06:41


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Mon, 25 Dec 2017 11:13:47
Kelly Clarkson's Christmas songs recently. They're really good and I never really heard them before.

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Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:44:10

Right now, I’m just listening to Pandora’s traditional Christmas.  I need to get back to listening to Star Wars: The Last Jedi after Christmas.   My most listened to album is Arcade Fire’s Everything Now.

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Tue, 26 Dec 2017 03:41:32

I may be biased, but I am my favourite Foolz.

I wasn't able to listen to much music this year, but of the things I listened to several times or more, these were the things I liked the most (in no particular order):

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3

Big Boi: Boomiverse

Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life

Shredders: Dangerous jumps

Das Racist: Relax

Benjamin Britten: Folksong Arrangements, Britten the Performer

Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid

Caryon Pop - Strawberry Milk: The 1st Mini Album

Jay Z: 4:4:4

24K: The Real One

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

Edited: Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:30:24

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:28:00

Great topic, not my area of expertise. I listne almost exclusively to spoken word. Podcast and other perforance art.

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:19:55

Morbid Angel's new album "Kingdom's Disdained".

Marty Friedman's new solo album "Wall of Sound".


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Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:58:38

Not sure if I really found some good new music this year since I don't listen too much in the world of current music, but I did discover a funk/soul band called Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears. And they're a good bit of all right.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:51:51

This is kind of a joke but it is catchy and was released in 2017.

It's called "Fucked With an Anchor"

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:31:59
I really enjoyed Fuck with an Anchor. Thank you for sharing that.
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