SOUNDSCAPES STAFF BEST OF 2017

It's that time of year (or perhaps a little after...we take our time...). Welcome to our staff's 25 favourite new releases, reissues/archival releases, and compilations of 2017. We decided to do away with numerical rankings this time and just go alphabetical (though if you are curious, personal staff number ones are highlighted throughout).

25 Favorite New Releases

THE BATS - Here
BEACH FOSSILS - Somersault
BIBLICAL - The City That Always Sleeps
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - Best Troubadour
CASTLEBEAT - Castlebeat
JARVIS COCKER & CHILLY GONZALES - Room 29
CONVERGE - The Dusk In Us
COURTNEYS - II
DO MAKE SAY THINK - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
JUDY DYBLE & ANDY LEWIS - Summer Dancing (Ernest's #1)
FAZERDAZE - Morningside (Greg's #1)
GENTLE BRENT - Just Dandy
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR - Luciferian Towers
KENDRICK LAMAR - Damn!
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD - Sorry Is Gone
PISSED JEANS - Why Love Now? (John's #1)
REAL ESTATE - In Mind
DANIEL ROMANO - Modern Pressure
SADIES - Northern Passage
TY SEGALL - Ty Segall (2017)
RON SEXSMITH - The Last Rider
SLEAFORD MODS - English Tapas
TARKOVSKY QUARTET - Nuits Blanche
TRIPTIDES - Afterglow (Phil's #1)
THE WEATHER STATION - The Weather Station (Steve's pick)

25 Favorite Reissues

ACETONE - 1992-2001 (John's #1)
ARTHUR ALEXANDER - Arthur Alexander
THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Ernest's #1)
CHRIS BELL - I Am The Cosmos
CHRIS BELL - Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star
ERASMO CARLOS - Erasmo Carlos
ALICE COLTRANE - Ecstatic Music of Turiyasangitananda
THE CREATION - Action Painting
DELANEY & BONNIE AND FRIENDS - Motel Shot
DION - Kickin' Child (Phil's #1)
BOB DYLAN - Bootleg Series Vol.13: Trouble No More
PHILIP GLASS - Violin Concerto (LP Reissue)
THE GOLLIWOGS - Fight Fire
RICHARD HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS - Blank Generation
LINDA JONES - Precious 1963-72
GIGI MASIN - Les Nouvelles Musique (Greg's #1)
THELONIUS MONK - Les Liasons Dangereuses 1960
DAN PENN - Nobody's Fool
WASHINGTON PHILLIPS - And His Manzarene Dreams
WILSON PICKETT - Sings Bobby Womack
THE REPLACEMENTS - For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986
PHAROAH SANDERS - Summun Bukmun Umyun, Tauhid, Jewels Of Thought (LP Reissues)
JACKIE SHANE - Any Other Way (Steve's pick)
THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH - Nothing But The Truth
NEIL YOUNG - Hitchhiker


25 Favorite Compilations

VA - Badbadnotgood: Late Night Tales
VA - Blue Break Beats
VA - Bob Holmes' Nashville Soul
VA - Complete Loma Singles: Vol.1
VA - Selections From The Cramps' Record Collection (Ambience, Jukebox)
VA - English Weather (Ernest's #1)
VA - EPIC 1
VA - Feeling Good
VA - Jesus Rocked The Jukebox
VA - Keb Darge & Cut Chemist Presents The Dark Side
VA - Let's Do The Boogaloo (Phil's #1)
VA - Looking At The Pictures In The Sky
VA - Manhattan Soul 3
VA - Marshmallow Skies
VA - Max Richter: Behind The Counter
VA - Milk Of The Tree: An Anthology of Female Vocal Folk
VA - New York Soul '66
VA - Nothing But A House Party: The Birth Of Philly Sound 1967-71
VA - One Way Glass
VA - Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973
VA - Sounds Of The Unexpected
VA - Space, Energy & Light (Greg's #1)
VA - Studio One Rocksteady 2
VA - To Love Somebody: Songs Of The Bee Gees 1966-1970
VA - Zaire 74