Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
Iím not questioning you, merely, youíre the only one Iíve seen sum up 2017 this way. Iím not in position to debate as Iíve missed out in on so much.
I might have missed out on some stuff too. I wasnít being sarcastic or anything. I really am open to the possibility that Iím wrong.
But what Iíve noticed is a lot of OK albums by good or formerly good artists, a lot of albums that are supposed to be good by newer artists that are actually quite boring, a shitload of truly mediocre releases from indie legacy bands like Iron & Wine, Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, GY!BE, etc., and a handful of really mind-blowing albums that are either be super obvious (like Kendrick) or went by without making any waves at all (like Blanck Massís excellent ďWorld EaterĒ).
Some artists I really admire like Ben Frost have come out with good albums that are also their least remarkable.
I was pleasantly surprised by a few records in the rock realm, but not a lot. Yossarians, Milk Music, a few others I canít recall just now.
I dunno. Feels like a very so-so year.