The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: The Proper Ornaments
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 Proper Ornaments
When: January 2017
Where: Slumberland Records
Why: There's a wonderfully languid, easy softness to Foxhole, a kind of Sunday afternoon golden slumber sound. I get a bit of a whiff of a psychedelic beachside bonfire every now and again, embers sparking, with the lovely harmonies and haziness a perfect soundtrack to watching the last glow of a sunset melt over endless waves.