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Music Felon’s Favorite Albums and EPs of 2017

What a great year in music, these are some of the best albums we have heard!

 

Airways – Starting to Spin

Alex Cameron – Forced Witness

alt-J – RELAXER

Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth

Beans On Toast – Cushty

Big Thief – Capacity

Black Pistol Fire – Deadbeat Graffiti

Bleachers – Gone Now

Bonaparte – The Return Stravinsky Wellington

Brick + Mortar – Dropped Again

Dan Reeder – Nobody Wants to be You

Declan McKenna – What Do You Think About The Car?

Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

The Digital Wild – Tall as Trees

Flint Eastwood – Broke Royalty

Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club

The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

Hippo Campus – Landmark

IDLES – Brutalism

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – Planetarium

Knox Hamilton – The Heights

Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures

Maggie Rodgers – Now That The Light Is Fading

MAGIC GIANT – In The Wind

Margo Price – All American Made

Matt Maeson – Who Killed Matt Maeson

Mother Mother – No Culture

The Mountain Goats – Marsh Witch Visions

The Mountain Goats – Goths

The Mynabirds – BE HERE NOW

New Politics – Lost in Translation

The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – DROOL

Otis the Destroyer – Keep Bashing

Overcoats – Young

Poppy – Poppy.Computer

Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

Quiet Company – Your Husband, the Ghost

QUIX – Heaps Cool

Randy Newman – Dark Matter

Rostam – Half-Light

Rude Kid – Monsters

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – The Laughing Apple

 

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Music Felon’s Favorite Songs of 2017

An eclectic mix of the songs we could not stop listening to 2018.   Family – Mother Mother Step into the Darkness – Said The Whale Polyamory – Bonaparte 3WW – alt-J Hate That You Know Me – Bleachers Juice – Lady Leshurr Confetti – Satellite Stories Die Young – Sylvan Esso Radio – Sylvan…

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Jordan Klassen – “Baby Moses” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

“Baby Moses”, the first single off off Jordan Klassen’s new album Javelin (release date February 19th) is a beautiful piece of baroque pop.   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: December  7, 2015 Buy the single: Jordan Klassen – “Baby Moses” Official Website

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Beans on Toast – “Rolling Up the Hill”⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

Rolling Up the Hill is the second Beans on Toast album for 2015.  Full of folk punk gems.  Jay McAllister’s raspy Essex vocals provided the perfect delivery for his heartfelt and sometimes politically charged songs.  Rolling Up the Hill is an album you can crack a cold one sit back and reflect on life.  Standout tracks:…

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The Eastern Sea – “The Witness” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5: Now Streaming

Austin’s The Eastern Sea’s album “The Witness”  is full of Matt Hines’ beautiful and spotless falsetto vocals, thick musical arrangements and  thoughtful lyrics. This is a great danceable indie pop-rock album to let wash over you for many repeat listens. Standout tracks: Blue Boy, Horus, a Chorus, Silver Spoon, and Field Mouse Sea Lion ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: November  13,…

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Now Streaming: Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Ivan & Alyosha’s sophomore full length album, It’s All Just Pretend is exceptional!  The album is unmistakable Ivan & Alyosha with songs that feel like sequels to their folk pop hit, “Running for Cover” but it also has tracks that toe the line of psych-rock.  Wonderful diversity in this folk-pop-psych-rock (little bit of rockabilly, too) album, well…

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Now Streaming: Fantastic Negrito – Fantastic Negrito Deluxe EP ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Breakout star from Oakland, Fantastic Negrito soothes the soul with his emotive “black roots music for everybody”.  The EP is filled with great music and his live performance is not to be missed.  Standout tracks: Lost in a Crowd and An Honest Man ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: June 24, 2015 Official Site

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