Albums and New Music of 2017


The new St. Vincent album in spectacular, contender for album of year. First personal set of songs from Annie after her breakup with Cara Delevingne (who sings on the second track Pills).


I think my album of the year (unless something comes out of leftfield in the next couple of months) will be by an Irish artist. The Curious Hand by Seamus Fogarty. By Jaysus, it’s unreal.


A couple of great southern Hip-Hop albums released recently…

Plus a couple of great R’n’B ones:


After repeated listens, the new Fever Ray album is just as good as her first and played back to back they flow wonderfully together.


Listened to bits of it yesterday…must check the full thing out.


It’s like a modern day Cure song – Don’t know if I like it or hate it


You described that beautifully.

You have a great way with words. Especially for somebody who woke up in a hospital ward from The drink. Or maybe because of it.


Time for the top eleven (11) of 2017. Didn’t get round to St. Vincent, Bjork and Fever Ray and a couple of others. Here are my faves anyway, no order:

Sampha - Process

Slowdive - Slowdive

The Mountain Goats - Goths

Alvvays - Anti-socialites

Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk

Kelela - Take Me Apart

Moses Sumney - Romanticism

Cyhi Da Prynce - No Dope On Sundays

Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now

Ibeyi - Ash

Waxatchee - Out In The Storm


That’s impressive listening bro.


This might be my track of the year however:


You know fuck all about omelettes but plenty about good tunes, discovering the mountain goats was my musical highlight of the year


I was reading this the other day and realised I’d only listened to 4 of their top 50 albums.

The War on Drugs, The National, LCD Soundsystem and The xx.

I made a note to listen to a few of the others over the holiday season. I’m interested in that Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile album after @HfromHandW posted a couple of tunes yesterday.