The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Pond
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.
What: The Weather
When: May 2017
Where: Marathon Artists
Why: Unlike the weather and the forecasting thereof, there's a certain comfortable consistency when it comes to the Tame Impala-tentacled Pond and their seventh long player The Weather. Not that there's anything predictable about this record, mind you. It's a labyrinthine collection of all manner of psychedelic sounds, at times presented with more than a little cheek. Let it never be said that Pond takes themselves too seriously.