The 28 Best Albums Of 2017
As 2017 is coming to an end, it tends to be a time of reflection. We look back on the good, the bad and the ugly of the year that was. That also includes looking back on the year in toonage, but we choose to skip the bad and the ugly here at I’m Music Magazine. We tend to stay more positive here and we look at the albums that caught our attention and moved us for many different reasons. I don’t think we do our end of the year list like some magazines who tend to stick with what’s popular and what’s trendy. There may be a few mainstream albums on our list, but that’s because we really connected with them. You will see more indie bands/artists and bands/artists on the rise on our list. If you haven’t heard about them before, then we hope you will read about them and take a few minutes to check them out. We feel that each and every band on this list is deserving of your time and (hopefully) your support. So, let’s get this thing going, shall we? We know present to you (in no particular order) our 28 Best Albums of 2017!
Silvertung Lighten Up: When it comes to acoustic albums, it’s usually a game of love it or hate it. They can come off sounding somewhat boring and stale, while others manage to make them exciting and fresh. As for Silvertung, they decided not to do acoustic note for note interpretations of the tracks on Lighten Up. Instead, they decided, for the most part, to reinvent each song and push the creative envelope. You’ll recognize a song like “Devil’s Advocate,” but this version is quite different and includes some awesome violin work from Drew Vervan. “Face The Music” has a swing kind of vibe to it and the drums in “Justify” bring a feel of old school Johnny Cash to the track. The guys also included a new track entitled “Dig.” Just when you thought these guys were going to go right, they take the fork in the road and go left. I have to admit that we love those guys for being that way! Key tracks: “Dig” “Face the Music” “Devil’s Advocate”