The Best Records of 2017’s 3rd Quarter featured surprises, reformations, explosive expansions, and iterative growth, sometimes all within the same record. It was a quarter of thinking about some of the most carefully curated bands and their intentions, while also marveling at the simplicity that comes from a lack of expectation.
The 2nd Quarter’s Best Albums of 2017 evened out the year to a consistent rhythm of strong, if not revolutionary, albums from new and old artists alike. Oh, and a wallop from the Best Rapper Alive.
Featuring a bevy of singer-songwriters, several ascendent stars, and the return of a few all-time great acts, the first quarter of 2017 did not disappoint with its Best Albums.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds can’t breathe life (heh) into a rote genre exercise and Alien clone that will probably still make its money back.
Julia Ducournau’s audacious feature length debut stuns, blending vampiric hedonism, junkie freak outs, the struggles of being a genius in a room full of slackers, and freshman year hazing into a impeccably shot parable to self-control.
Anchored by strong performances across a variety of ages, the Best Films of 2016 were, frequently, markers of reconciliation with the eternal truths of familial connection.
Tyler covers the best of the best, his Top 15 songs of the year, featuring Frank Ocean, T-Rextasy, P.O.S., Beyonce and more.
The cream of the crop. Top of the Pops. Tyler reveals his Albums of the Year, featuring an ascendent, joyous rapper, and a bunch’a emo bands.
Tyler makes the final turn toward the end, covering those records that just barely missed the Top 10 Albums of the Year, featuring Radiohead and others.
Tyler worms his was toward his Top 10 songs of the year, covering songs 50-16, featuring Joey Purp, The Avalanches, Kanye West and Ariana Grande.