The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: The Cosmic Dead
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: The Cosmic Dead
What: Psych Is Dead
When: April 2017
Where: Riot Season
Why: The Cosmic Dead does not believe in killing you softly. Psych Is Dead is approximately 45 minutes (spread over three songs) of utter sonic menace, from Glasgow with love. This a record not for the faint of heart, but those who risk the health of their eardrums will be well rewarded. Formidable and at times ferocious, dark as you could ask for, this record is not to be taken lightly. Well done by the self-proclaimed "Buckfaustian" carousers. Psych is dead. Long live psych!