The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Imaad Wasif
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: Imaad Wasif
When: June 2017
Where: Grey Market
Why: In truth, I wasn't quite sure what to make of Dzi the first few times I listened to it. It was a grower of a record, though, and ultimately I couldn't resist the snakecharm effect of Wasif's far out, swirling smoke heavy psych. There's something raw and almost mystical to these songs, and a feeling of otherness that's incredibly appealing. This is an album well worth taking the time to get to know.