It’s the close of another year and that can only mean one thing – year end countdown lists! In a bold move of originality, we count down our top 10 favorite records of 2017. In this episode we cover our honorable mentions and numbers 10 through 6.
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (Dude)
A heavy, dark doom record that sounds open and spacious.
Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow (Andy)
Fun, enjoyable folk rock record that should mesh with most music fans taste.
One Bad Son – Made in the Name of Rock and Roll (Dude)
A hard rock album that will please fans looking for a modern take on their favorite 80’s metal.
Tennis – Yours Conditionally (Andy)
A husband and wife duo put together a record of lo-fi, dreamy pop music with a nod to the 70s.
The Steel Woods – Straw in the Wind (Dude)
The debut album from Nashville-based rock band that combines elements of rock, blues, folk, gospel, heavy metal, Americana, soul and bluegrass.
Algiers – The Underside of Power (Andy)
Intriguing mix of punk, blues and spiritual music with a political slant.
Chris Stapleton – From a Room Vol 1&2 (Dude)
A double record of country and roots rock music from the Grammy winning American singer/songwriter.
Juana Molina – Halo (Andy)
An eerie, edgy and atmospheric record from the Argentinian folk musician.
Midland – On the Rocks (Dude)
A country record that follows in the footsteps of Dwight Yoakam.
Julien Baker – Turn out the Lights (Andy)
Memphis singer/songwriter puts out a sad, heartfelt record that deals with spirituality, personal growth and relationships.
Tyler Childers – Purgatory (Dude)
A modern sounding country record that feels lived-in, filled with songs etched from hard-earned experiences.
Colter Wall – Colter Wall (Andy)
The wise beyond his years, 21 year old put out a autobiographical set of songs that sound lived-in and genuine.
Join us next week as we count backwards through our top 5 favorites of 2017.
Special thanks to John Riggs for the countdown vocal sample, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R3if22A0L4
Happy Nerd Year!