Sunday, December 17, 2017

BEST MUSIC: 2017, with Music Players!


Curtis Harding




ALL THE
REAL MUSIC!


Nevermind all those suburban-angst
"Best Music" lists that taste like paste!


These tunes will altitude your attitude
and amok your badonkadonk!


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Julie Byrne
(photo by Tonje Thilesen)


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BEST ALBUMS 2017
by Tym Stevens
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This music player has songs from the following albums, in the same order.




-Curtis Harding, "Face Your Fear"
Psychedelic Soul.

-JD McPherson, "UNDIVIDED HEART & SOUL"
Rockabilly and Soul.

-Julie Byrne, "Not Even Happiness"
Ethereal Folk.

-Thundercat, "Drunk"
Eclectic Soul.




-Temples, "Volcano"
Psychedelic Pop.

-St. Vincent, "MASSEDUCTION"
Future Rock.

-Father John Misty, "Pure Comedy"
Lacerating Folk commentary.

-Here Lies Man, "Here Lies Man"
Afrobeat Rock.




-Groovy Uncle, "A Clip Around The Ears"
Beatlesque Pop.

-Dan Auerbach, "Waiting On A Song"
Country Soul from Black Keys leader.

-Bootsy Collins, "World Wide Funk"
Hybrid Funk.

-Deerhoof, "Mountain Moves"
Melodic Noize Pop.




-The New Pornographers, "Whiteout Conditions"
Complex Pop from Indie supergroup.

-Zara McFarlane, "Arise"
SoulJazz angel chorales.

-Las Cobras, "Temporal"
Moody trance-adelic from Uruguay.

-The Secret Sisters, "You Don't Own Me Anymore"
(The secret sisters of the Everly brothers?)




-Songhoy Blues, "Resistance"
Desert Blues from Mali.

-Las Odio, "Futuras Esposas"
Garage Punk from Spain.

-Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, "Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm"
Memphis Soul.

-Feist, "Pleasure"
Edgy Chamber Folk.




-Satellite Jockey, "Modern Life, Vol.1"
Psyche Pop.

-Nicole Atkins, "Goodnight Rhonda Lee"
Multifaceted Soul, Country, and Dream Pop.

-Ariel Pink, "Dedicated To Bobby Jameson"
Electrodelic.

-D/troit, "Soul Sound System"
Funky Soul from Denmark.




-Queens Of The Stone Age, "Villains"
Cold Glam with Boogie.

-The Pen Friend Club, "Wonderful World Of The Pen Friend Club"
A happy world of Pet Sounds from Japan.

-Childhood, "Universal High"
Sunshine Soul.

-Nicole Willis, "My Name Is Nicole Willis"
Soulful Funk.




-Roger Waters, "Is This The Life We Really Want?"
The Wall for the FakePrez era.

-Mavis Staples, "If All I Was Was Black"
Compassionate Gospel Soul.

-The Darts (U.S.), "The Darts"
A Garage Punk spin-off of The Love Me Nots.

-Jeb Loy Nichols, "Country Hustle"
Soul Country Folk Reggae Blues.




-Antibalas, "Where The Gods Are In Peace"
Political Afrobeat.

-Don Bryant, "Don't Give Up On Love"
Memphis Soul.

-Liam Gallagher, "As You Were"
Let It Be some more.

-Chicano Batman, "Freedom Is Free"
Latin Funk.




-Tashaki Miyaki, "The Dream"
Like Slowdive jamming with Crazy Horse.

-Nick Hakim, "Green Twins"
Kaleidoscopic Soul.

-Jane Weaver, "Modern Kosmology"
Harmonious Kraut Psyche.

-Perfume Genius, "No Shape"
Coldwave Soul Rock.




-The Claypool Lennon Delirium, "Lime And Limpid Green"
Covers E.P. of Psyche and Prog gems.

-Benjamin Booker, "Witness"
Soul Blues.

-Samehada Shiriko And Dynamite, "Brand New Dynamite"
Refracted Psyche maelstrom.

-The Como Mamas, "Move Upstairs"
Gospel.




-Glim Spanky, "Bizarre Carnival"
Baroque Pop.

-Guadalupe Plata, "Guadalupe Plata 2017"
Scary Spaghetti-billy.

-The Coathangers, "Parasite"
Punk trio with Pop hooks.

-Sunshine & The Rain, "In The Darkness Of My Nights"
Girl Group Buzz Punk.




-The Kaisers, "Wishing Street"
Perfect Merseybeat.

-Jessica Lea Mayfield, "Sorry Is Gone"
Alt-Country with a Grunge edge.

-Spoon, "Hot Thoughts"
Austin's finest Alt-Rock.

-Robert Plant, "Carry Fire"
Roots to the future.




-Angelo Badalamenti, +, "TWIN PEAKS (Limited Event Series Soundtrack)"
From the darkness of future past.

-Chrysta Bell, "We Dissolve"
David Lynch's protege graduates.

-Robert Johnson And Punchdrunks, "Morte di Seeburg"
Terse Cinecitta-style soundtrack chills.

-Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, "Soul Of A Woman"
The swan song of the true queen of modern Soul.
Rest In Power.


Sharon Jones







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All the REAL MUSIC
beyond the box!


Nevermind Gloss Pop, Stepford Idols, Karaoke Choruses, Ego Brats, Brittle Bombast, and Robot-o-Tune schlock!

Here's the
D R E A M
J U K E B O X !

COOL SONGS 2017
by Tym Stevens
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This year's jukebox is sequenced into groups of sound, instead of randomly.
All the songs elasticize their genres.
Get your groove on in this sonic order.:

Ethereal! Soul! Rockabilly! Garage!

Psychedelic! Glam! RESIST! Covers!

Country! Funk! AfroBeat! Riot Grrrl!

Alt-Rap! Electro! Soundtracks!

Nicole Atkins; Thundercat;
The Darts; Glim Spanky


20 hours of mind-staggering, booty-swiveling music, featuring:

Julie Byrne, Chrysta Bell, Chuck Berry, The Secret Sisters, CTMF, The Shelters, Charlotte Gainesbourg, Thee Oh Sees, Beck, Louise Burns, Melvins, Nick Hakim, The Heliocentrics, Fleet Foxes, The Dirtbombs, of Montreal, Moon Duo, Sampha, THEEE BAT, Ruby Velle And The Soulphonics, Las Rosas, Tinariwen, Tony Allen, Sleater-Kinney, Beth Ditto, EMA, Moses Sumney, Wire,
and throngs more songs!






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Quality is timeless.

The act
you've known
for all
these years.


BEST REISSUES 2017
by Tym Stevens
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This music player has songs from the following albums, in the same order.



1950s

-Little Richard, "Here's Little Richard" (1957)
The Voice of Rock'n'Roll.



1960s

-Various Artists, "Girls With Guitars, Vol. 4"
Rock grrrls of the '60s.

-The Golliwogs, "Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967"
The early Beat and Garage songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

-The Creation, "Action Painting" (1967-'68)
Mod/ Garage.

-The Monks, "Hamburg Recordings 1967"
Garage.

-The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)
The Greatest Rock Album Of All Time.

-The Rolling Stones, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" (1967)
Psyche response to Sgt. Pepper.

-The Beach Boys, "1967- Sunshine Tomorrow"
Box set of all their 1967 works.

-The Moody Blues, "Days Of Future Past" (1967)
Chamber Psyche.

-Tages, "Studio" (1967)
Swedish Psyche response to Sgt. Pepper.

-Various Artists, "Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration Of STAX" (1960-1976)
Stax Records box set.

-Marta Kubisova, "Songy a Balady" (1968)
Czech Soul balladeer.

-Sunny And The Sunliners, "Mr. Brown-Eyed Soul"
Latin Soul.

-Os Brazoes, "Os Brazoes" (1969)
Brazilian Psyche.




1970s

-P.P. Arnold, "The Turning Tide" (c. 1970)
Lost Rock album produced by Barry Gibb.

-Pink Floyd, "1970 Devi/ation"
All their 1970 works.

-Chris Bell +, "Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star"
Chris Bell's various projects before Big Star.

-Piero Piccioni, "Puppets On A Chain" (1970)
Groovy soundtrack.

-Pappo's Blues, "Pappo's Blues, Vol. 1" (1971)
Argentinian Blues-rock.

-The Stylistics, "The Stylistics" (1971)
Debut album produced by Thom Bell.

-Rain, "Rain" (1972)
Beatlesque Prog.

-Mulatu Astatke, "Mulatu of Ethiopia" (1972)
Ethiopian Jazz.

-The Delfonics, "Tell Me This Is A Dream" (1972)
Philly Soul.

-Isaac Hayes, "The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976)"
A box set overview of the Soul Man.

-Yoko Ono, "Fly", "Approximately Infinite Universe" , "Feeling The Space" (1971, 1973, 1973)
Crucial experimental Rock.
Approximately Infinite Universe is one of the greatest Rock double-albums ever made.

-Minnie Riperton, "Perfect Angel" (1974)
Produced by Stevie Wonder.

-The Stooges, "Heavy Liquid: "The Album" (1974)
The great lost follow-up to Raw Power.

-Sly Stone, "High On You" (1975)
Underrated Funk classic.

-Neil Young, "Hitchhiker" (1976)
Legendary unreleased acoustic demos album.

-The Jam, "1977"
All of their 1977 works.

-The Cars, "Candy-O", "Panorama" (1979, 1980)
The brilliant second record and the underappreciated third.

-The Pop Group, "Y" (1979)
PostPunk/DubNoize protest album for the ages.




1980s

-Tradition, "Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol" (1980)
Essential breakthrough Dub album.

-Maximum Joy, "I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82"
PostPunk Funk from the early-'80s NYC revolution.>

-The Rain Parade, "Emergency Third Rail Power Trip" (1983)
Neo-Psyche from the Paisley Underground scene.

-Annie Anxiety, "Soul Possession" (1984)
Damaged Spoken Punk.

-Prince And The Revolution, "Purple Rain" (1984)
A massive expansion of the best album of the '80s.

-Nick Lowe And His Cowboy Outfit, "The Rose Of England" (1985)
Rockabilly.

-INXS, "Kick" (1987)
Aussie Funk.

-Paul McCartney, "Flowers In The Dirt" (1989)
Now expanded with all of the terrific unreleased demos with Elvis Costello.




1990s

-L7, "Detroit" (1990)
Unreleased live album.

-Angelo Badalamenti, "TWIN PEAKS: Fire Walk With Me" (1992)
Hallucinatory demon Jazz.



2000s

-Anna And The Psychomen, "2002-2004 Complete Recordings"
Garage Punk from Italy.

-Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fever To Tell" (demos) (2003)
NYC Art-Punk.




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See also:

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BEST COMICS: 2017

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BEST MUSIC: 2016

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BEST COMICS: 2015
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BEST COMICS: 2013
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