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rec roulette round 5- gimme 2017

Yeah, 2017 stuff I aint heard yet. Butch and Fripp and UU.
1Perfume Genius
No Shape

my current aoty frontrunner
2Pain of Salvation
In the Passing Light of Day

another contender
3The Afghan Whigs
In Spades

Protein Slicer
*AOTY* (contender) I did not expect and grunge (albeit heavily indie influenced) album to be at the top of my list in 2017 but I guess you never know what will pop up to surprise you. While a lot of the track transitions were pretty choppy, I loved the style of the vocals (Dave Grohl-y but better) and the production. Honestly, this sounds a lot like the Foo Fighters in places, but it also sounds like the Foo Fighters learned how to write a song that doesn't get stale. The energy was strong and no sound ever got stale before some new variety was thrown in. I will be listening to this and hopefully more from this group quite often for a while. The first album I've truly been excited about after listening from this year is a 4.4/5
The Underside of Power

Velocipede Reverse Flugelhorn
I think you're the only one who thinks this album is amazing. I don't hate it like a lot of people, but it's wasn't anything special. Most people commented on terrible lyrics (I don't pay attention to lyrics). Anyway, the music was pretty good. I like the industrial, spaced out post-punk vibe for the most part. I did not enjoy the vocals though and thought they were a major detractor. It was pretty run of the mill with some generic parts for me I guess but a good bit has grown on me so I'll say 3.7/5.
5Ryuichi Sakamoto

Let me preface this by saying I have no knowledge of electronic or minimal music. Regardless of me not having any reference to which I can compare this listen, I enjoyed it very much. It started out a bit slow to me (read minimal), but I guess that's the point. Where I really started to get into it is when the layered voices of different languages came in. During and after that, the music is pretty entrancing. It still doesn't quite hit home all the way with me but I could see myself coming back to this later. 4.0/5
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