The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: The Horrors
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: The Horrors
When: September 2017
Why: Probably one of the most obvious picks from yours truly on this list, given how I've gushed about the previous two Horrors records. But V is different. It's gone a step further, broken through the ceiling that the band created for itself. The expected flair for the dramatic is ever-present, these are magnificent, massive songs that are made to be noticed. The band continues to hone their rich, transfixing nightfall noise into something increasingly transcendent.