The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: The Weather Station

It’s been a hell of a year. 2017 was exhausting, stressful, and at times just plain terrifying. But for all the mess that’s happened over the past 12 months, and there’s certainly been so much, there’s also been a lot of good going on in the world. From a musical standpoint, for instance, 2017 was rather exceptional. There were so many glorious new sounds to take in.

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 Weather Station

What: The Weather Station

When: October 2017

Where: Paradise of Bachelors

Why: To my ears, Tamara Lindeman has one of the loveliest voices currently in music. Her work as The Weather Station evokes such a depth and complexity of feeling, heavy with shifting emotions and the inevitability of time going by quicker than it should. Her lyrics capture the smallest detail, putting emphasis on the importance of the little things and saying so much as she does so. She's a folk spirit, but in the most sophisticated and spellbinding ways possible. Lindeman's fourth record is a jewel.

[posted 3.1.18]


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