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George’s Best of 2017!

Author – George

Let me start by saying that 2017 was a lot different than 2016 in terms of how many “new to me” bands or artists I was actually was able to listen to.  In 2016, I heard bands like The Great Electric Quest, Oathbreaker, Sumac,  Oranssi Pazuzu, Cult of Luna, Dawnbringer, Khemmis, and many others for the very first time, and that made creating a “best of” list a lot easier last year than this year.  This year saw a lot of releases by bands that I am already a fan of, and as such, my list this year has more in common with Rolling Stone than with, let’s say, the Quietus.  For that, I apologize.  Also, there are a number of albums that I was just not able to hear this year. Some of those albums are Converge – The Dusk is Us, Royal Thunder – Wick, and the new Melvins album.

15.  Mutoid Man – War Moans

14.  Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard
13.  Matthew Sweet – Tomorrow Forever

12.  Temple of Void – Lords of Death

11.  Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
10.  Mark Lanegan – Gargoyles
9.   Queens of the Stone Age – Villians
8.   Laser Flames on the Great Big News – Self Titled
7.   Black Angels – Death Song
6.   Pallbearer – Heartless
5.   The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
4.   Lo-Pan – In Tensions
3.   Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper
2.   Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
1.   King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering