Top Records Of 2017

Posted by Alan Kovan on December 19, 2017 (1 Comment)

First time ever a tie for #1!

Here goes!

1. Australian Testing Labs- Music For Aircooled Motoring LP on Polytechnic Youth PY 40. This one dropped in out of nowhere and blew me away. Cinematic Krautrock if I have to label it..

1. Free Slope- Daydream Melodies on Deep Distance DD 54.

Another amazing record. Think Spacemen 3 meet Krautrock/Manuel Gottsching/Ash Ra Temple and then some. This is tied for #1. A great record.

3. Moon Duo- Occult Architectures Vol.2 on Sacred Bones SBR 169.

Admittedly I was didn't get into Vol.1 but Vol.2 of the Occult Architecture series is a winner!

4. Kelley Stoltz- Que Aura on Castle Face CF 094.

One of my oldest record shop customers done good. Absolutely love this LP.

5. Sula Bassana- Organ Accumulator LP on Deep Distance DD 37

6. Alien Stadium EP (Steve Mason & Martin Duffy)- Livin' In Elizabethan Times on Domino DD 128TX.I am a sucker for anthing Steve Mason related and this does not disappoint.

7. Eat Lights Become Lights- Nature Reserve LP on Deep Distance DD50

Another driving Krautrock-esque episode in the ELBL canon.

8. Mark Lanegan- Gargoyle LP on Heavenly HVNLP137. Lanegan. 'Nuff said.

9. Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band- Adios Senor Pussycat Lp on Violette VIO 025. 

Top Liverpudlian songwriter releases his first new record in eons. And it exceeds expectations.


10. Luna- A Sentimental Education LP on Double Feature 0013.

You would think an Lp of covers would just be another addition to your Luna collection but nuh uh. This is a great lp.

I need to include this clip from Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile as it was the best song I saw live all year. Courtney shines.


Not a fantastic year but some uber great records. Dig around for some of these LPs.

Some are really hard to find now. Some not.

Dock Ellis Records has some of the Deep Distance and Polytechnic Youth LPs left.

From London, Germany, Leeds & Detroit with love....






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Cheers for this. You have helped make my year perfect.

Posted by Oliver Cherer on December 21, 2017

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