Music Year in Review (Part 2)

I was going to write this yesterday but ran out of time. On Friday, I started talking about the albums that have had a significant impact on how 2017 went for me, even if they didn’t come out in 2017. This is part 2 of a 2 part series talking about albums I’ve bought and listened to a lot this year.

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Music Year in Review (Part 1)

This title is misleading because it makes it seem like all the albums that I’m going to talk about came out in 2017 (they didn’t) and/or that I actually bought all of them in 2017 (I didn’t, probably). These are albums, however, that I listened to a lot, and plenty of them I did buy or obtain as review/store play copies this year. A lot of people do end of the year lists like this, and I’m hopping on the bandwagon. Defining albums of my 2017 after the cut.

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“I Thought It Over, and Drew the Curtain”

For one thing, it’s way too late and I have been up for far too long. I spent the past few hours at a friend’s house 40 minutes away during a blackout caused by a lightning storm (as happens this time of year, when the heat and humidity cause that specific kind of friction). I left as the lights came back on–though even then, the lightning was still streaking the sky like a reel from a 1920’s film about dogfights. The only thing missing was the booming thunder.

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