The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Cut Copy

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

I’ve put together my list of favorites from the year that was, a touch fashionably late as always. Once again, I’ve decided to eschew a ranking system and instead give you an alphabetical look at the records I fell for this year. There’s some names here that will come as no surprise to anyone, and perhaps a few that might surprise you. These are simply my favorites from 2017, the albums I went back to again and again, the albums that I swooned over. So, without further exposition, here’s my list. I think you’ll find you can get your kicks from any and all of the 66 records I’ve chosen, and I truly hope you’ll find some treasures to cherish, as I cherish each and every record here. Many, many thanks to the artists who put out this fantastic music, their sounds helped make 2017 bearable.

Who: Cut Copy

What: Haiku From Zero

When: September 2017

Where: Capitol Records

Why: Over the years, Cut Copy has proven themselves to have quite a deft hand when it comes to churning out some of the finest synth pop around. Haiku From Zero, the Aussie outfit's fifth record, shimmies along from strength to strength, an entrancing, sparkling-eyed dancefloor-ready collection of tracks. The album as a whole gives off a beautiful breathlessness, at times sentimental and always dazzling.    

[posted 1.28.18]


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