The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Cut Copy
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.