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Posted December 6th 2017

Resident’s top album list 2017

Our fave record shop Resident have again released their top albums of 2017 list and we are pleased to see so many acts we put on this year make their top 100.
(Pop into the shop to grab your free copy or take a look at it on their website)

Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology – #5
Jane Weaver has a special place in our cosmic-psych hearts. Her show at the Quarterhouse in Folkestone took us on an electrifying journey, always a pleasure to see her play live.

This is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze – #11
Humble and warm music from Kate Stables’ new LP (released on Rough Trade). She played an exhilarating live show at Revelation Ashford.

Perfume Genius – No Shape – #43
Oh Perfume Genius, we love you so! Our hearts are broken every time we see him play live and his show this year at The Old Market was no exception. No Shape is a wonderful collection of emotional bombastic art-pop.

Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life – #46
Courtney most certainly impressed us when she supported The Handsome Family earlier this year. Sultry, sweet and very fine melodies, Honest Life really is honest and full of depth.

Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia – #70
Undoubtedly one of UK’s most exciting experimental musicians (and certainly one of the hardest working), Hannah Peel has a brilliant mind, creating fascinating compositions with swirls of pop and electronica. She didn’t disappoint when she played Folkestone as part of Festival Nrml, a festival all about the brain.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers – #85
The masters of epic rock, Godspeed played such a mesmerising show at Brighton Dome. Apocalyptic, dark but with moments of orchestral triumph and poignancy. How fascinating it was!

Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up – #87
Maybe the most exciting return of 2017 was the return of Fleet Foxes. Their third album continues to push the limits of the folk genre, moving towards sonic expansiveness all whilst maintaining their unique harmonic sound. Their show at the De La Warr was a triumph in performance.