The Fashionably Late Top 66 of 2017: Wolf Alice
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: Wolf Alice
What: Visions of a Life
When: September 2017
Where: Dirty Hit/RCA
Why: When it comes to Wolf Alice, for me it's a case of better late than never. While Visions of a Life is my first real exposure to WA, I really fell for this sasspot of a record, little hellion that it is. The unapologetic "Yuk Foo" is a steady favorite, as is the gorgeous, defiantly bittersweet "Don't Delete The Kisses," though this is a seriously solid record from start to finish. A headstrong, noisy record, and one that's worth spending a whole lot of time with.