BEST OF 2017 – Part 2 of 2

December 28. 2017 | By Staff

Rounding out the year, we bring you Part 2 of our Best of 2017 albums. Happy listening, owls…from our nest to yours! Looking forward to another great year of music in 2018.

King Woman
Created in the Image of Suffering

.@kngwmn’s album opened my ears to this style of music – heavier, sludgy, reverberated vocals. Powerful lyrics backed by well written songs. I love this album. #OwlBest17
-Matthew Kadi


One of my favorite discoveries this year, @kllomusic’s debut album #Backwater is downtempo electro-pop heaven filled w/ tracks about love, confusion, & longing. #OwlBest17
-Mayumi Okamoto (@myyoume_moto)

Lil Yachty
Teenage Emotions

“I wish a pure soul with a filthy mouth would perfect the autotune croon over a fusion of electropop & trap music with a dash of reggae” *one finger of monkey’s paw curls* @lilyachty #LilBoat #TeenageEmotions #OwlBest2017
-Sean Morris (@saneiscrazy)

Mating Ritual
How You Gonna Stop It

Cohesive to sunshine, open windows and celebration; one of the catchiest albums of the year @ritualmating #howyougonnastopit. #OwlBest17
-Matt Dillon


MRR said it best – “The dark and (heavy on the) dreamy side of post-punk.” I love this record. It’s flawless. From Oakland. #OwlBest17
-Matthew Kadi

Peaking Lights
Fifth State of Consciousness

.@peakinglights suck you into the dub vortex on the expansive “Fifth State of Consciousness.” #OwlBest17
-Wayne Jessup (@waj1)

Radiator Hospital
Play the Songs You Like

Don’t be fooled by the title, in this The Year Of Our Distress, @radhostweets2u gives you the songs that you need. #OwlBest17

Accomplices Not Allies

Hot and straight forward punk jams. Politically charged. If this were my first punk record, I’d be pumped. SF punk! #OwlBest17
-Matthew Kadi


From top to bottom #CTRL is the album you blast alone in your car & bond over with your girl gang, where @SZA is your new best friend who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. #OwlBest17

The War on Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

There has never been a band that hits my blood stream quite like @thewarondrugs and #adeeperunderstanding just fuels my addiction even further. Majestic, expansive and worth a listen to anyone seeking a deeper understanding in life. #OwlBest17
-Matt Dillon

the xx
I See You

#ISeeYou is arguably @the_xx’s best album to date. It pushes their quiet minimalist sound into a broader more assertive place of confidence in each other as best friends and who they are collectively as a band. #OwlBest17

Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy

@tylerthecreator tries filling a void, simultaneously handling gentle love and rough thoughts on the beauteous. #FlowerBoy #OwlBest17
-Dustin Ragucos (@dragusauce)

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