The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Everything Everything
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: Everything Everything
What: A Fever Dream
When: August 2017
Where: RCA Records
Why: It only took me until their fourth record to fall in love with Everything Everything. While I may be late to the party, I've certainly ended up sticking around for quite a while. A Fever Dream was by far one of my most listened-to records of 2017, and I keep going back for more. Somehow perfectly attune with today's Dystopian atmosphere, the English outfit's combination of rock bravado and feisty synth play translates into a heck of a racket. With a falsetto that's occasionally tremulous and often near perfection, not to mention an undercurrent of something vaguely political, the songs on A Fever Dream are determined and purposeful. They also happen to be incredibly addictive.