Top Albums of 2017

Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!

 

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One Last Twain Tune

This week we’ll happily celebrate the release of the Rare Feeling, the latest LP from Twain. But, before we go that route, let us revel in one final tune; I think I’ve found this as my favorite number. It falls somewhere in the universe between Dan Bejar and Devandra, especially with the way he drops tones in and out of verses. Of course, Twain makes it all his own on the latter half of the number as his voice soars superbly. Look for the release in your local shop, or grab it from our good friends over at Keeled Scales.

Twain Was Made for You

Twain has already garnered huge interest on the Interwebs due to their biggest fan, indie darlings Big Thief. It’s high time you get acquainted, as you’re likely hear a whole lot more. Looped drums work beneath twinkling guitar notes, but the dynamism in the vocals, will win your heart. Be it cowboy croon, folk yelp or earnest delivery, every vocal note turned captivates the listener. This is what music was meant to sound like; it’s emotionally sweeping, yet sincere and personal. Congrats to our friends at Keeled Scales who will be releasing Rare Feeling on October 20th!