The best television of the year had everything: fighting, torture, revenge, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles, and a helping of political subversion.
Tyler runs down the best Songs of the Year, featuring a heaping helping of insistent and ebullient hip-hop moments, from emergent artists cementing their place to entrenched superstars topping themselves over again.
In a year of social turmoil, the best albums of the year got angry, vulnerable, and fuzzy. Tyler breaks them down.
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.
Previewing my end-of-year list, here are a dozen shows worth binging on this summer.
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.