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Foxygen, Hang, 2017 on @jagjaguwar

Foxygen, Hang, 2017 on Jagjaguwar Foxygen bring the best of early Bowie, some Leon Russell, Captain Beefheart, psychedelic rock, prog, jazz- all a very interesting mish-mash: drama that…

The Wild Reeds, The World We Built, 2017 on Dualtone

The Wild Reeds, The World We Built, 2017 on Dualtone There’s a great The Wild Reeds from 2015 plus audio of their Newport Folk Festival set if you…

Ray Davies, Americana, 2017 on Legacy

Ray Davies, Americana, 2017 on Legacy Legendary front man from the Kinks working with The Jayhawks on songs inspired by years of touring the US There was also…

Benjamin Gibbard, Bandwagonesque, 2017 on Turntable Kitchen

Benjamin Gibbard, Bandwagonesque, 2017 on Turntable Kitchen Another from the Sounds Delicious series – I subscribed recently and got this as a bonus. Deathcab for Cutie front man…

Ted Leo, The Hanged Man, self-released in 2017.

Ted Leo, The Hanged Man, self-released in 2017. Excellent double album including Chris Wilson on drums and backing vocals from Jonathan Coulton, Aimee Mann, and Paul F Tompkins…

Paste Samplers: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017.

Paste Samplers: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017. Love Bonnie Bishop’s “Ain’t Who I Was” and Courtney Barnett’s “Depreston” on the first, and Rhett Miller ‘s”Jesus Love You” and…

H.E.R., Self-Titled, 2017 on MBK / RCA

H.E.R., Self-Titled, 2017 on MBK / RCA Collects her two EPs (Vol 1 and Vol 2) on 2xLP vinyl issue. Absolute must have collection. Also check out H.E.R.’s…

The National, Sleep Well Beast, 2017 on 4AD.

The National, Sleep Well Beast, 2017 on 4AD. (2xLP white vinyl). Cover photo of the Hudson Valley NY barn that Aaron Dessner rebuilt and they recorded the album…

Nelly Furtado, The Ride, 2017 double LP on Nelstar.

Nelly Furtado, The Ride, 2017 double LP on Nelstar (her own label). If you only know Nelly Furtado from “I’m Like a Bird” you are missing out –…

Mavis Staples, If All I Was Was Black, 2017 on Anti-

Mavis Staples, If All I Was Was Black, 2017 on Anti- Beautiful release produced by Jeff Tweedy and featuring him on “Ain’t no Doubt About it” Believe seeing…

Steve Earle, Live From Austin TX, 2017 on New West

Steve Earle, Live From Austin TX, 2017 on New West Recorded in 1986, released in 2004, and issued on vinyl in 2017. Long time fan of Steve Earle…

Various Artists, Bonnie 2ropical, Paradise Palms 2017.

Various Artists, Bonnie 2ropical, Paradise Palms 2017. Followup to Bonnie Tropical (2016) – on the house label of Paradise Palms – a bar/vegetarian cafe/record shop in Edinburgh. “A…

The Lone Bellow, Walk Into A Storm, 2017 on Sony / Descendant

The Lone Bellow, Walk Into A Storm, 2017 on Sony / Descendant Great  third album post relocation to Nashville – solid Americana songwriting Via Daddy Kool Records

Destroyer, ken, 2017 on Merge

Destroyer, ken, 2017 on Merge Wonderful LP from Destroyer – may be my favorite of their output. Produced by Joshua Wells (of Black Mountain as well as Destroyer)….

Tom Hummer, Dystopian Blues, 2017.

Tom Hummer, Dystopian Blues, 2017. This came out back in 2017, so not reflective of current events, but certainly resonant. Wonderful instrumental post-rock from Tom Hummer (with whom…

Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway, 2017 on Nonesuch

Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway, 2017 on Nonesuch Beautiful, haunting, Americana music from Rhiannon Giddens – especially “At the Purchaser’s Option,” a song title drawn from a advertisement for.a…

Depeche Mode, Spirit, 2017 on Columbia / Mute

Depeche Mode, Spirit, 2017 on Columbia / Mute Three-sided vinyl (fourth side is etched with “Spirit” logo). I’ve been a huge Depeche Mode fan from the early eighties…

U2, Songs of Experience, 2017 2xLP on Island Records.

U2, Songs of Experience, 2017 2xLP on Island Records. I’ve been a committed U2 fan since the early 80s – discovered them in the War / Under A…

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice, 2017 on Matador Records

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice, 2017 on Matador Records. Barnett may just be my favorite new artist of the decade, and Vile has been making…

Iron & Wine, Beast Epic, 2017 on Sub Pop

Three sides (B-Side of record two is blank) of wonderful goodness. I could listen to Sam Beam’s voice all day. Picked up at Flashback London last year