The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Dion Lunadon
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: Dion Lunadon
What: Dion Lunadon
When: June 2017
Where: Agitated Records
Why: This record was basically a lock on this list as soon as I knew it existed. As a longtime fan of Dion Lunadon's full-time gig (the sublimely ear-splitting A Place to Bury Strangers), I already knew what the bassist extraordinaire was capable of. But this self-titled record ended up being even better, and even more devastating than I could have imagined. Boiling over with a feral, raw energy, the album showcases Lunadon's penchant for wreaking havoc with sound. This is a scowling, glaring record, a fuzzed-out hulk of grit and menace. And I love every minute of it.
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