Original photo of Alvvays by Brian Benavente
2017 has been an incredible year for new music! Some of our most loved albums this year include Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Lorde’s Melodrama, and Sorority Noise’s You’re Not As _____ As You Think. Check out some of our individual end of the year lists below!
Photo of Head North in Portland by Harper Lee
I talked to Head North at the end of November when they were in Portland on tour with Trophy Eyes, and we caught up on the past few years, and talked about the making of their recent album, The Last Living Man Alive Ever in the History of the World.
As we quickly work to finalize our ‘Best of 2017’ lists, we couldn’t help but notice that there’s some great albums we didn’t get around to talking about when they initially released this year. If you don’t keep up with every new release each week, then here’s a list of albums we haven’t previously reviewed that we highly recommend you listen to from front to back. Want more recommendations? End of the year lists will be posted on the 29th!
On To Infinity, Special Explosion deliver a focused and pensive love letter to their past, present and future while establishing themselves as an essential NW artist for the foreseeable future.