The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: New Candys
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: New Candys
What: Bleeding Magenta
When: October 2017
Where: Fuzz Club
Why: Venetian neo-psych/post punk outfit New Candys made a beautiful racket with their long player Bleeding Magenta. The way they work disorienting psych sounds with the hard edges of post punk is quite skillful and quite cunning, a sort of velvet purple haze against an endless, bottomless black. A standout, rather sexy record.