The Best Tracks of 2017, #12

12. Kesha, “Let ‘em Talk” Of all of Kesha’s empowering statements on the triumphant comeback album Rainbow, “Let ‘em Talk” is by far the most powerful. Backed by Eagles of Death metal in a pairing so inspired it makes me wish she’d join the band as permanent singer, Kesha doesn’t hold back, and it is […]

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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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