The Best Tracks of 2017, #10

10. Kelela, “LMK” As strong as Kelela’s debut album Take Me Apart is, “LMK” is the one track that grabbed my attention the most. The hook is terrific (“All you gotta do is let me know”) but the production is spectacular, following the lead of fka twigs: ominous bass synth, skittering, glitchy percussion, and crystalline […]

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Honourable Mentions of 2017

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade) The death metal greats seldom, if ever, disappoint me, and their 14th album yet again serves up a headbang-inducing helping of intricate, thrashy riffs, dive-bombing solos, and plenty of cartoonish gore spewed by the inimitable George “Corpsegrinder” Fischer. This remains […]

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