Best of 2017 Earcandies



2017 was a year filled with awesome music. Shoegaze fans, in particular, witnessed the comeback of classic favorite bands that shaped the foundation of the genre back in the 90's. Bands such as Ride, Slowdive, Jesus and Mary Chain released amazing albums that will leave fans floating with the wall of noise and buzz until the next album comes.

But it's not just shoegaze that caught my attention and my ears last year! With the rise of the #bestnine2017 tags, I came up with my own Top Nine. But then again, because of the number of albums that I came across, I thought of listing my Top 20 instead. So, here are a mix of my fave albums released in 2017:


1. SLOWDIVE - Slowdive


01 Slomo 6:53
02 Star Roving 5:38
03 Don't Know Why 4:37
04 Sugar for the Pill 4:30
05 Everyone Knows 4:22
06 No Longer Making Time 5:48
07 Go Get It 6:09
08 Falling Ashes 8:00


 





2. JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - Damage and Joy


01 Amputation 3:24
02 War On Peace 4:34
03 All Things Pass 4:34
04 Always Sad 2:52
05 Song For A Secret 3:21
06 The Two Of Us 4:12
07 Los Feliz (Blues And Greens) 4:54
08 Mood Rider 4:04
09 Presidici (Et Chapaquiditch) 3:36
10 Get On Home 3:31
11 Facing Up To The Facts 3:05
12 Simian Split 4:14
13 Black And Blues (feat. Sky Ferreira) 3:23
14 Can't Stop The Rock 3:19

 

3. RIDE - Weather Diaries


01 Lannoy Point 5:57
02 Charm Assault 4:12
03 All I Want 3:57
04 Home Is A Feeling 3:19
05 Weather Diaries 6:59
06 Rocket Silver Symphony 5:24
07 Lateral Alice 2:55
08 Cali 6:29
09 Integration Tape 2:26
10 Impermanence 4:23
11 White Sands 6:08

 



4. IAMX - Unfall


01 Little Deaths 5:00
02 TickTickTick 3:42
03 Hysteria 3:28
04 Running Point 3:32
05 Trust The Machine 3:15
06 The Noise Cabinet 3:04
07 Cat's Cradle 3:28
08 Mirtazapine 4:18
09 Polar I. 2:55
10 TeddyLion 4:30
11 11.11 3:35
12 The Disease To Please 2:26
13 Windschatten 4:01

 


5. GARY NUMAN - Savage (Songs from a Broken World)


01 Ghost Nation 4:56
02 Bed of Thorns 5:24
03 My Name Is Ruin 6:17
04 The End of Things 5:01
05 And It All Began with You 6:21
06 When the World Comes Apart 5:27
07 Mercy 5:35
08 What God Intended 5:25
09 Pray for the Pain You Serve 5:27
10 Broken 5:58


 



6. DEATH OF LOVERS - Acrobat


01 Orphans Of The Smog 4:21
02 Here Lies 4:16
03 Ursula In B Major 4:47
04 The Lowly People 4:37
05 Perfect History 4:03
06 Quai d' Orsay 5:06
07 Divine Song 6:50
08 The Absolute 5:16


 





7. AIRIEL - Molten Young Lovers


01 This Is Permanent 5:36
02Cloudburst 4:57
03 Your Lips, My Mouth 4:50
04 Molten Young Lovers 4:39
05 Mind Furnace 2:31
06 Sharron Apple 5:22
07 Song Of You 7:21
08 Inside Out 6:31
09 Keep You 6:10
10 Red Car 4:35
11 You Sweet Talker 4:24
12 The Painkillers 5:26

 



8. ARCTIC FLOW - Umbrella


01 Crashing Waves 4:19
02 Port Orange 5:37
03 Umbrella 3:34
04 Take My Heart 4:41
05 Perfume on My Pillow 4:38
06 Nothing Left 4:49
07 I Can't Decide 5:11
08 As Long as You're Beside Me 5:07

 





9. WIDEST SMILING FACES - Forest Bathing


01 Rain and Little Drops 5:30
02 On My Skin 4:21
03 Rain and Water Comes Down 2:46
04 Between the Leaves and Mud and Rocks 4:09
05 Pretty Blue Rains 1:00
06 And They Come Down My Neck 1:08
07 Let Me Sleep in Pretty Little Raindrops 3:12
08 Just Pull Them Out of Me and on Me and into Me 0:53







10. CHELSEA WOLFE - Hiss Spun


01 Spun 5:28
02 16 Psyche 4:18
03 Vex 3:02
04 Strain 1:13
05 The Culling 6:00
06 Particle Flux 4:52
07 Twin Fawn 6:06
08 Offering 2:49
09 Static Hum 4:21
10 Welt 1:54
11 Two Spirit 5:04
12 Scrape [Explicit] 3:03

 



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