December 28, 2017

Chloe's Top Ten Albums of 2017

Chloe!

Chloe Costello spent her musical youth in Salem, Oregon, catching Typhoon at house shows in people's basements. Now she goes to shows in Portland (find her in the picture above from a Kelli Schaefer show!). She's also TLE's music buyer and curator of all the records and tapes and CDs you'll find for sale in our stores  and online from local Portland bands. What were her favorite local releases from 2017? She wants you to listen to everything below!

 

 




Nassau: Heron

10. Nassau: Heron

Recommended if you like: Sea Wolf, Fleet Foxes, Mimicking Birds, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, cozy ambient folk

Favorite track: Whatever Brings You Peace of Mind

Available at our Hawthorne store




9. Máscaras: El Morán

Recommended if you like: Battles, cumbia, psych-surf-rock, feel-good jams

Favorite track: Blood Smoker

Available at our Hawthorne store




8. Wild Ones: Mirror Touch

Recommended if you like: Phantogram, Radiation City, Beach House, synth pop with honey-sweet vocals

Favorite track: Love + Loathing

Available in our stores




7. Secret Drum Band: Dynamics

Recommended if you like: !!!, early Animal Collective, Explode Into Colors, Xiu Xiu, unleashing percussive noise hell

Favorite track: DaDaDa

Available at our Hawthorne store




6. Blossom/HOT16: Tease

Recommended if you like: Lauryn Hill, Solange, SZA, Lizzo, neo-soul

Favorite track: Loves Coming

Available in our stores




5. Black Belt Eagle Scout: Mother of My Children

Recommended if you like: Angel Olsen, (Sandy) Alex G, Sharon Van Etten, Mitski

Favorite track: Keyboard

Available in our stores




4. Turtlenecked: Vulture

Recommended if you like: Fugazi, Parquet Courts, Pulp, early Weezer, nervous breakdowns

Favorite track: Pyrex

Available in our stores




3. Aminé: Good For You

Recommended if you like: Lil Yachty, A$AP Mob, Tyler the Creator, Drake

Favorite track: Beach Boy

Available in our stores




2. Last Artful Dodgr: Bone Music

Recommended if you like: Kendrick Lamar, Santigold, Shabazz Palaces, Missy Elliott

Favorite track: Jazz Crimes

Available in our stores and online




1. Kelli Schaefer: No Identity

Recommended if you like: St. Vincent, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Sinead O'Connor, Bjork

Favorite track: Big Black Box

Available in our stores and online




And naturally Chloe couldn't really whittle all down to just ten, so wanted to provide special mention to Reptaliens' FM-2030, Sweeping Exits' Glitter and Blood, Souvenir Driver's self titled release, Nurses' Naughtland, Abronia's Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands, and Wooden Indian Burial Ground's Winnie & The Nihilist. You can find many of these bands at our online record store, and all of them in our stores, or wherever fine music is sold!



 

 

 

 






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