Fix Poop 2017



FIX’S ELEVEN FAVORITE ALBUMS of 2017 (Alphabetical)

Buy Ryan Adams - Prisoner New or Used via Amazon
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Ryan AdamsPrisoner
Glorious, heart on sleeve Rock n Roll.

Buy All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War New or Used via Amazon
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All Them WitchesSleeping Through The War
Swampy, grand ROCK. Discovered this Nashville band this year and this album floored me and set the bar high early in the year.

Buy Brand New - Science Fiction New or Used via Amazon
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Brand NewScience Fiction
Yet another discovery having never heard any of their previous albums. Dark and challenging concept album but worth the effort.

Buy The Horrors - V New or Used via Amazon
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The HorrorsV
Exciting, catchy, quirky, dense, challenging, moving and so rewarding. These albums felt the most 2017 of all on my list. PS. Play it loud!

Buy Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator New or Used via Amazon
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Hurray For The Riff RaffThe Navigator
Another discovery for me in 2017. Concept album that found additional relevance given the state of affairs in the world.

Buy Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound New or Used via Amazon
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Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
Back with the 400 Unit and sounding better than ever.

Buy LCD Soundsystem - American Dream New or Used via Amazon
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LCD SoundsystemAmerican Dream
Did not expect this to be as amazing as it is and although it is very derivative of 80’s Heads and Bowie it transcends those influences and is solidly in 2017.

Buy The National - Sleep No More Beast  New or Used via Amazon
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The NationalSleep Well Beast
National treasures.

Buy Slowdive - Slowdive New or Used via Amazon
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SlowdiveSlowdive
They’re back! Favorite ‘lose myself in curtains of sound’ album.

Buy St Vincent – MASSEDUCATION New or Used via Amazon
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St. VincentMASSEDUCATION
From funk to pop to ballad; diverse fails to adequately describe.

Buy Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution New or Used via Amazon
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Paul WellerA Kind Revolution
How does he do it?

ELEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS
Julien BakerTurn Out The Lights
Cloud NothingsLife Without Sound
Depeche ModeSpirit
ElbowLittle Fictions
Kelly Lee OwensKelly Lee Owens
Loyle CarnerYesterday’s Gone
Ray DaviesAmericana
Roger WatersIs This the Life We Really Want?
SpoonHot Thoughts
UnkleThe Road Pt II
WaxahatcheeOut In The Storm

MEANWHILE…
Overflow of goodness that didn’t make the cut… Cigarettes After Sex, Mura Masa, Mount Kimbie, Peter Perret, Protomartyr
Too much pain to listen to… Mount Eeire.
SZA, Kendrick Lamar & Lorde – While I appreciate, haven’t had sufficient time listening.

DISAPPOINTING
Arcade Fire – Sure Creature Comfort is amazing and I even enjoyed Everything Now but Chemistry, Signs of Life, Infinite Content x2… + the whole packaging and theme are tired.
Haim – Thin, gruel that unfortunately sounded quite… samey.
Grandaddy – A few excellent tracks but inconsistent and not worthy of the wait.
War on Drugs – I don’t understand the praise for what sounds like the same basic album as his last one. Yes, I’ll keep trying to ‘get it.’
Father John Misty – Someone needed to be brave and intervene in this excess as there are some gems on this album but good lord, Leaving LA’s 13mins of self indulgent dreck is beyond forgiving.
Public Enemy – Nothing Is Quick In The Desert
Embarrassing cash grab – Prophets Of Rage

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