Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 8-9)

More details can be found in the first of these posts (which have been my least popular ever) but here’s the last alpha-by-artist list of favorite albums of 2017 with a sample song each, this time composed mostly of what might be called death, black metal, whatever. The ten samples total 47:40. Continue reading

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Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 6-7)

Details about these posts are in the intro to  “Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 2-3)” but, briefly, here’s another alpha-by-artist list of favorite albums of 2017 with a sample song each, this time composed of what might be called “thrash” at the core or “crossover/hardcore punk” or the like at the edges. This one, appropriately enough, goes to 11 and those samples have a total time of 45:29. Continue reading

Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 4-5)

If you want details about what’s going on, check out the intro to “Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 2-3).” but, briefly, here’s another alpha-by-artist list of favorite albums of 2017 with a sample song each, this time composed mostly of what might be called “stoner rock” or “stoner metal.” This list is a little short with seven albums/tracks but the total time of 47:33 works out decently. Continue reading

Tunesday: Favorite Albums of 2017 (Mohs Scale 2-3)

No one can make a list of the “best” albums of 2017 but everyone can make lists of favorites and this is the first list of a batch of mine. They’re in batches because there are a lot and so doing them by genre seems reasonable, but musical genre is an impossible rat’s nest which leads to endless disputes so I’m just using a “Mohsical scale” which goes from 2-9 (because there’s always something harder/faster/whatever or softer/slower/whatever). So this is a list of some alternative-esque albums that impressed me, arranged alphabetically by artist (no idea why there’s nothing after “M”) with my very favorite in bold. Each is represented by a sample track from the album and the total time of these nine tracks is 43:34. Continue reading