2017 has been... a ride. Music served as an excellent escape form the craziness happening around us this year. 2017 served as a year of exploration for me when it comes to music. My "favorite genre" changed, my passion for music grew, and I couldn't be happier about it!
Let's get into it, shall we?!
5 Day Mischon - Tom Misch
Yes, I am going to start this list off with an EP. Get over it!!! This is an exquisite piece of work! Tom Misch is an angel. A super sick, beat making, angel. Keep an eye on this guy, new music coming April 2018!!!
DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
Oh Kendrick, you have my heart. This album is everything I could've asked for and more. For the first time since 2009, I bought a CD for my car - and it was this one. That alone should tell you how f***ing awesome this album is!!
Ctrl - SZA
oooooomahgawd. This album is heavenly. This artist is heavenly. That's all i really need to say. Just listen to it!!
Love You Really - Elli Ingram
This album and I have a newfound love - meaning I found it two days ago and haven't been able to turn it off! Elli has a really dope sound and I think y'all should check her out!
dont smile at me - Billie Eilish
This ethereal indie album is pretty dope. Billie has plays with a lot of different sounds while keeping true to her Indie genre. I like!!!
blkswn - Smino
Smino does a wonderful job of merging hip-hop and soul/funk. This album gives you a very special feeling every time you listen to it. I'm confident that Smino will continue to blow us away with his unique sound!
After Laughter - Paramore
Ugh. Paramore. Hayley Williams can do no wrong in my eyes. Paramore does a great job altering their sound ever so slightly to connect with newer audiences without losing their punk. This album is nothing but fun!
SweetSexySavage - Kehlani
KEHLANI. omahgawd. She's angelic. This album just makes me dance!!!
Yes Lawd! - NxWorries
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge have created the jazziest, funkiest, danciest album of the year. These two artists are unbelievably talented and their music never fails to make me happy.
War & Leisure - Miguel
Miguel has the smoothest voice of 2017 - hands down! I don't know if it makes sense to describe a voice as handsome but that's what it is! This album is classic Miguel & there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
2017 proved to be a great year for music! Let's hope for even better albums in 2018!!
From my house to yours, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.