Favorite Albums of 2017
Favorite Country album of the year as well as top 10 favorite album of every category! Great lyrics and haunting voice! Very hard working yet great guy! I saw him play about 7 minutes from my house and I don't even have internet available there! Was into him so much saw him in Little Rock the next day!
Relatives in Decent was my personal favorite album of 2017. With songs like Corpses In Regalia, The Chuckler, and My Children I was smitten. Every band that I have spoke with that has met them says they are one of the nicest bands... I completly agree!
I have been listening to the new album from Tinariwen like crazy. I have no idea what they are singing about but the same goes for when I listen to Radiohead and Pearl Jam. The last album "Emmaar" was great but this one raises the bar. If you have not checked them out this is a great place to start. Amassakoul is another album of theirs that is fantastic if you become a fan. I highly recommend listening to this album with headphones on to hear all the intricate layers they stack into their songs. Kurt Vile does some electric guitar tracks on this album as well which is a bonus.
So far the new album from Sampha "Process" is my top five favorite record of 2017. I was lucky to have seen him with SBTRKT in 2015 at Bonnaroo. I got a ticket to see his solo tour in Texas along with the XX later in the year.