Beat Surrender – Best of 2017, Rock Pop Indie

Here’s part II of the Best of 2017 from Beat Surrender, featuring artists classified by yours truly as fitting the Rock, Pop & Indie genres.

30. Prisoner – Ryan Adams
29. Friend of a Stranger – Louie Louie
28. John Doe – Mammoth Penguin & Friends
27. Losing – Bully
26. Slowdive – Slowdive

25. So This Is Life – Francie Moon
24. Morningside – Fazerdaze
23. Europa – Morton Valence
22. We All Want the Same Things – Craig Finn
21. Modern Kosmology – Jane Weaver

20. The Hayman Kupa Band – S/T
19.  Visions of a Love – Wolf Alice
18. Better Friends – Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums
17. II – The Courtneys
16. The Echo of Pleasure – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

15. Mattiel – Mattiel
14. New Kind of Normal – Cayetana
13. Damage & Joy – Jesus and Mary Chain
12. I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone – Chastity Belt
11.A Kind Revolution – Paul Weller

10.Pale Seas – Stargazing for Beginners

9.Modern Pressure – Daniel Romano

8. Lotta Sea Lice – Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

7. Part II – Brix & The Extricated

6. Funambulist We Love You – Band Of Holy Joy

5. Blue Field – The Luxembourg Signal

4. Jen Cloher  – Jen Cloher

3. Kentish Longtails – The Len Price 3

2. Goodnight Rhonda Lee – Nicole Atkins

1. Delusions of Grandeur – The Salient Braves

Here’s a link to listen to tracks from nearly of these recordings as well as favourites from the Rock Pop Indie genres, including singles & EPs, to hear tracks from the #1 click here.

 

Beat Surrender – Best of Americana, Folk, Country

So after much procrastination, re-ordering, tweaking, adding, subtracting, dividing and conquering here’s the first part of the Best of 2017 from Beat Surrender featuring artists classified by yours truly as fitting the Americana, Folk and Country genres.

30. Kids in The Street – Justin Townes Earle
29. Gold Rush – Hannah Aldridge
28. So You Wannabe an Outlaw – Steve Earle & the Dukes
27. Spades and Roses – Caroline Spence
26. Witness: Hilary’s song Cycle – Rebecca Pronsky

25. Map & No Direction – Beth Bombara
24. Psychotic Melancholia – Hayley Thomson King
23. Gilded – Jade Jackson
22. Whiskeytown Crier – Erin Enderlin
21. Still Testifying  – My Darling Clementine

20. Northern Passages – The Sadies
19. Severed – Curse of Lono
18. Trophy – Sunny Sweeney
17. Turn Out The Lights – Julien Baker
16. Suite 62 – Whitney Rose

15. Ruby Red – Suzanne Santo
14. America – Juanita Stein
13. Small Believer – Anna Tivel
12. A Girl in Teen City – Oh Susanna
11. Golden Eagle – Holly Macve

10. Brilliant Light – Danny & The Champions Of The World

9. Sweet Kind of Blue – Emily Barker

8. Stranger in the Alps – Phoebe Bridgers

7. Highway Queen – Nikki Lane

6. All American Made – Margo Price

5. Honest Life – Courtney Marie Andrews

4. Dripping Springs – Joana Serrat

3. The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

2. The Navigator – Hurray For The Riff Raff

1. Trinity Lane – Lilly Hiatt

Here’s a link to listen to tracks from all of these recordings as well as favourites from the Rock Pop Indie genres, including singles & EPs.

Beat Surrender – Best of 2017 Playlist

So for part one of the annual ‘Best Of’ post week I’ve embraced Spotify mainly because I can cover 95% of what I wanted with it, and put together a playlist that includes tracks from this year’s favourite albums, EPs, singles, the playlist is deliberately random, no thought on track order just a big melting pot of music that I’ve enjoyed over the last twelve months. On Wednesday I’ll be posting – Best of Americana, Country & Folk and on Thursday Best of Rock Pop and Indie.

Beat Surrender – Best of 2016 – Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country & Americana – #10 to 1

#10

Vanessa Peters – The Burden of Unshakeable Proof

#9

Applewood Road – S/T

#8

Lori McKenna – The Bird & The Rifle

#7

case / lang / viers – S/T

#6

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor Guide To Earth

#5

The Handsome Family – Unseen

#4

Kelsey Waldon – I’ve Got A Way


#3

Richmond Fontaine

You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing to Go Back To

#2

Drive-by Truckers – American Band

#1

Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter

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