Favorite Recordings Of 2017

Choosing my favorite recordings of the year is a self-induced ordeal for me. I am such a picky bastard. If an album is not perfect, or close to perfect, I can't put it on the list. There are a few albums, not listed here, that I thought were really good but lacked that little something after the early excitement wore off.

I have a feeling that the 2018 list is going to be even more painful for me to put together based on what I know is already coming. Music/sound is a good thing. So bring on the pain!

  1. gdg - "for jacques lacan (in praise of love & lack)" Released: 2017-05-05 Type: Album Label: (1.8)sec.records Buy / Stream: Bandcamp
  2. Andy Birtwistle - "Audio Cassette Tape" Released: 2017-10-20 Type: Album Label: Start Here Buy / Stream: Bandcamp
  3. Masahide Tokunaga - "Bwoouunn: Fleeting Excitement" Released: 2017-07-23 Type: Album Label: Hitorri Buy / Stream: Bandcamp, Physical via Hitorri, Physical via ErstDist
  4. Save Us From The Archon - "Melancholia" Released: 2017-08-18 Type: Album Label: Tragic Hero Records Buy / Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp
  5. Quicksand - "Interiors" Released: 2017-11-10 Type: Album Label: Epitaph Records Buy / Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, Physical
  6. Counterparts - "You're Not You Anymore" Released: 2017-09-22 Type: Album Label: Pure Noise Records Buy / Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, Physical
  7. Junji Hirose - "No-Instrument Air Noise" Released: 2017-10-29 Type: Album Label: Hitorri Buy / Stream: Bandcamp, Physical via Hitorri, Physical via ErstDist
  8. The Chain Gang of 1974 - "FELT" Released: 2017-06-23 Type: Album Label: Caroline Records Buy / Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Physical
  9. Andreas O. Hirsch - "ROW" Released: 2017-02-17 Type: Album Label: makiphon Buy / Stream: Bandcamp