The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: L.A. Witch
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: L.A. Witch
What: L.A. Witch
When: September 2017
Where: Suicide Squeeze
Why: L.A. Witch's self-titled debut record is the sonic equivalent of the black-clad, chain-smoking, class-skipping cool chicks your mother warned you about back in high school. This peach of an album is filled with all the hazy, full-throttle fuzz you could ask for. It's a clutch of nine siren songs that have absolutely no intention of letting you go. From the velvet vice grip of songs like "Baby in Blue Jeans" to the snarling, spell-casting shock in the vein of "Kill My Baby Tonight," this is a record you won't want to stop listening to.