Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Top Ten Albums of 2017

New year already, I better get on my top ten list for 2017. Lots of decent albums came out in 2017, and these ten are the ones that got the most spins between the turntable at home and on my phone.

1. The Bronx - V
A full on catchy punk rock album. Love this band and album.

2. Worst Days Down - Elsewhere
An awesome catchy melodic punk album from this Edmonton band fronted by Ben Sir. Reminds me of a mix of Gaslight Anthem and Social D.

3. Dave Hause - Bury Me In Philly
A melodic personal album from this veteran punk rocker. Little bit punk, Americana and a bit Bon Jovi-ish, but so good!

4. Gregg Allman - Southern Blood
The final album from the late great Gregg Allman. Not a bad song on this classic.

5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
The sixth solo album by one time member of the Drive-By Truckers. Jason's song writing is strong yet again on this album.

6. Leeroy Stagger - Love Versus
Leeroy just keeps getting stronger with each release. A great roots rocker of an album with great lyrics and musicianship.

7. Bash & Pop - Anything Could Happen
Tommy Stinson fronts this band, he also at one time played bass for both bass The Replacements and Guns N' Roses released this album early in the year. A fun rock n' roll album with attitude.

8. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol.13: Trouble No More 1979-1981
An interesting era of Bob Dylan music. The live recordings are amazing.

9. Napalmpom - The Core Competencies Of Napalmpom
The second album from this Calgary band. Not quite as riff heavy as their first album, but after a few listens this album has it all. Mix all the classic 70's rock bands into one and that is Napalmpom. A very fun record.

10. Beck - Colors
Beck gets back to doing what he does best. A fun upbeat record mixing hip-hop, alt rock and pop music. Another album that grew on me after a couple of spins.

Honourable mentions...Blitzen Trapper, Old 97's, Lowest Of The Low, Father John Misty and Elliott BROOD also put out great music in 2017. Some tough choices to make, but I went with what got the most spins.

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