B-Side: 2017 Year in Review Pt. 2

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If you are reading this, you have made it through this year, and it didn’t kill you, and dammit we’re all going to celebrate that fact. Of course, being a music podcast, we can only celebrate this occasion by doing what we do best—picking the albums of this year that helped us get here. So in this part two, we pick our most disappointing albums, our most surprising, and, yes, our Top 5 Albums of 2017. You’ll also hear even more returning guests revealing their own top fives, including a blast from our very distant past. So join us in salvaging the only things worth keeping from this blasted hellscape of a year, secure in the knowledge that we have survived, and that we may continue to survive, at least long enough to hear the next Guided By Voices album. Also: impersonations of dear friends, hardcore emotional realness, and the official sign of every song on Lorde’s Melodrama.

Links:

Andrew’s Literary Cover of “Mambo No. 5”: https://www.coverlitmag.com/patron-saint-of-lost-causes-andrew-cothren

 

Music:

Third of May / Ōdaigahara – Fleet Foxes
Corner Store – Girlpool
Minneapolis – Vagabon
Appropriate – PRIESTS
Yeoman – Baths
Slip Away – Perfume Genius
The Body is a Blade – Japanese Breakfast
Imagining My Man – Aldous Harding
Take It – Jay Som
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
Slomo – Slowdive
New York – St. Vincent

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