The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Slowdive
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.
When: May 2017
Where: Dead Oceans
Why: Another long-awaited return in 2017 was that of Slowdive. Their self-titled long player is a thing of beauty, instantly captivating with waves of magnificent noise sounding warmly familiar. A quixotic, heady array of songs, Slowdive is a heavenly creation. It's still a sound that's gazing firmly at its shoes, of course, but isn't afraid to gaze up at the stars every now and again.