Sunday, December 24, 2017

Music with an Impact - 2017

If 2016 was tragic with the demise of some truly iconic talents, 2017 was one of joyous music and wonderful new albums by accomplished artists, who continued to expand their sonic canvas. It was such a phenomenal year for music, with so many great new albums, and for me in particular, the opportunity to listen to a few albums from some of my favorite artists that were unknown to me, but work that revealed itself stunning and rewarding (Brian Eno's "Discreet Music" and Fennesz's "Mahler Remix").
Below are my favorites.

Bjork - Utopia
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Four Tet - New Energy
Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister - Planetarium
Hans Zimmer - Dunkirk
Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
Mark Eitzel - Hey Mr Ferryman
Beck - Colors