The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Priests
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: Nothing Feels Natural
When: January 2017
Where: Sister Polygon Records
Why: The surreality of the past year and a half or so feels somehow even more surreal in the DC area, and locals Priests capture much of that special kind of too-close-for-comfort anger and frustration on Nothing Feels Natural. There's no shortage of venom and vitriol in these brash, spitfire songs, and there's a unifying tension throughout.
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