Best of 2017

Best of 2017

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Here are my Best of 2017 lists, including my favourite albums, reissues, concerts, Instagram accounts, Android apps and more.

10 Best Albums of 2017

  • Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
  • Monolord – Rust
  • Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World
  • Boris – Dear
  • Ufomammut – 8
  • Sasquatch – Maneuvers
  • Telekinetic Yeti – Abominable
  • Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard
  • Code Orange – Forever
  • With The Dead – Love From With The Dead

Honourable Mentions: Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper, Kadavar – Rough Times and Mothership – High Strangeness

Favourite Reissues & Compilations of 2017

  • Ramones – Rocket To Russia [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
  • David Bowie – A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)
  • Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü
  • The Replacements – For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986
  • The Rolling Stones – On Air
  • Jimmy Reed – Mr. Luck: Complete Vee-Jay Singles
  • John Lee Hooker – King Of The Boogie
  • Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings
  • Various Artists – Brown Acid: The Fourth Trip
  • Various Artists – Brown Acid: The Fifth Trip
  • The Stooges – Highlights From The Funhouse Sessions
  • Fu Manchu – California Crossing [1st Demo]

10 Favourite Concerts of 2017

  • Gary Numan – November 23 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
  • Elder – November 3 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria
  • North Mississippi Allstars – October 15 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver
  • Metallica – August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
  • Bison – June 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
  • Candlemass – May 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Modified Ghost Festival II)
  • Sacri Monti – May 9 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
  • CJ Ramone – May 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
  • Horisont – April 16 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
  • Power Trip – April 1 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria

Top 10 Artists Scrobbled in 2017 (from last.fm)

  1. D.R.I.
  2. Fu Manchu
  3. Judas Priest
  4. Social Distortion
  5. Black Sabbath
  6. The Bronx
  7. The Hellacopters
  8. Iron Maiden
  9. High On Fire
  10. Lou Reed

Top 10 Albums Scrobbled in 2017 (from last.fm)

  1. D.R.I. – The Dirty Rotten LP
  2. D.R.I. – Live At CBGB’s 1984
  3. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
  4. Fu Manchu – California Crossing [1st Demo]
  5. Satan’s Cape – Satan’s Cape
  6. D.R.I. – Crossover [Millennium Edition]
  7. The Hellacopters – Supershitty To The Max!
  8. Blue Öyster Cult – Rarities (1969-1988)
  9. Social Distortion – Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell
  10. Judas Priest – Turbo [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

Top 16 Tracks Scrobbled in 2017 (from last.fm)

  1. Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)
    from Nightmare Logic
  2. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
    from Lust For Life
  3. Viagra Boys – Can’t Get It Up
    from Consistency Of Energy
  4. Guitar Wolf – Loverock
    from Loverock
  5. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
    from Nightmare Logic
  6. The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
    from The Ultimate Collection
  7. D.R.I. – Commuter Man
    from Dirty Rotten LP
  8. Power Trip – Crucifixation
    from Nightmare Logic
  9. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
    from Love Bites
  10. Fu Manchu – Foot Down and Low
    from California Crossing [1st Demo]
  11. The Boys – I Call Your Name
    from The Boys
  12. D.R.I. – I Don’t Need Society
    from Dirty Rotten LP
  13. Lou Reed – Perfect Day
    from Perfect Day
  14. Power Trip – Ruination
    from Nightmare Logic
  15. D.R.I. – Sad To Be
    from Dirty Rotten LP
  16. D.R.I. – Yes Ma’am
    from Dirty Rotten LP

Top Artists All-Time (from last.fm)

  1. Ramones
  2. Judas Priest
  3. Monster Magnet
  4. Fu Manchu
  5. Black Sabbath
  6. Motörhead
  7. Kyuss
  8. Cheap Trick
  9. The Stooges
  10. Iron Maiden

Top 10 Android Apps of 2017

Honourable Mentions: MLB.com At Bat, Yahoo! Fantasy Sports, Spotify, Netflix, Philips Hue and Google Maps

Favourite Chrome Apps/Extensions of 2017

  • TweetDeck
  • LastPass
  • Nimbus Screenshot and Screen Video Recorder
  • Privacy Badger
  • uBlock Origin
  • Chrono Download Manager
  • Quick Write Text Editor

Favourite Instagram Accounts of 2017

10 Favourite TV Shows of 2017

  • The Americans (Season 5)
  • Better Call Saul (Season 3)
  • Billions (Season 2)
  • Cardinal (Season 1)
  • Dark (Season 1)
  • Narcos (Season 3)
  • Ozark (Season 1)
  • Preacher (Season 2)
  • The Sinner (Season 1)
  • Stranger Things (Season 2)
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