Best Minnesota Albums and Songs of 2017

Adam Johnson

Ecstattic Studio – ECS110: Closer To the Sun
Livid – Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes
New Primals – Wraith
Karate Break – S/T (EP)
Comets ov Cupid – “Scorpius” (Single)/Scythian (EP)
Sunless – Urraca
Not From Here – S/T
Crash Cuddle – KLAXON
The Blight – Meditations On Insignificance
Blackthorne – EP002 (EP)
Nightosaur – Future Songs (EP)
The Cult of Lip – Your Feedback
STNNNG – Veterans of Pleasure
Cut Hairs – All Feels Lost
Strange – II
Transitional Species – Rise of the Damn Dirty Apes

Ali Elabbady

Albums

1. Parables of Neptune (Lady Midnight & Afrokeys) – Parables of Neptune EP

2. Lizea Harper – Dive

3. Nick Jordan – Dividends

4. Chastity Brown – Silhouette of Sirens

5. Manchita – One

6. Why Khaliq – The Mustard Seed

7. Big Cats – Most Days

8. Greg Grease – Down So Long

9. Su Na – Coral Angel EP

10. Rich Garvey – Onyx Gemstone

Songs

1. Parables of Neptune “Better This Way”

2. Lizea Harper “Homecoming”

3. Manchita “Cash”

4. Nick Jordan “Petty”

5. Kison “Hendrix”

6. Greg Grease “Migraine”

7. Big Cats “Cool, I’m Dead”

8. Rich Garvey “Compliment (feat. Alnasa & Lokes)”

9. Why Khaliq “Doubting Myself”

10. Chastity Brown “Whisper”

Jon Behm (Reviler)

  • Loud Sun – Sea Grave
  • Good Doom – New Shapes For You
  • Greg Grease – Down So Long
  • Psymum – Rainbow Party
  • Dairyland – ST
  • Uranium Club – All of Them Naturals
  • Zina – Furniture
  • STNNNG – Veterans of Pleasure
  • StoLyette – Summer
  • Miami Dolphins – Water Your Waiting For
  • Harakiri – Alchemy Choir
  • Naive Sense – ST
  • Fiji 13 – Heavy Breathing
  • Brian Just – Changing Traffic Lights
  • Cheap Fantasy – Life of Glass
  • Blaha – The Art of Not
  • XOXO Tech – Alien Dream Software
  • Jim and the French Vanilla – Afraid of the House
  • The Cult of Lip – Your Feedback 

Some other local songs I liked a lot that were not in my top albums

  • Finesse – Unbroken Memory (and the Xylophone Jetty remix is awesome as well)
  • Battlerat – Faking It
  • YANA – TIKOBYYANA
  • Sass – Velvet
  • City Counselor – Desire
  • Real Numbers – Frank Infatuation
  • Dizzy Fae – Don’t Hate for Me
  • Su Na – Complexion (ft. Dizzy Fae)
  • Chastity Brown – Wake Up
  • Good Luck Finding Iris – Morning Crawls Towards You, And I

Jon Jon Scott, @SoundVerite1

1. Muja Messiah – Saran Rap

2. Parables of Neptune- S/T

3. Izell Pyramid – Preistcraft

4. Metasota -It’s Just Rap

5. Manchita – One

6. Nazeem & Spencer Joles – Years Of Obscurity

7. P.O.S. -Chill, dummy

8. Why Khaliq – The Mustard Seed

9. Shredders – S/T

10.Rich Garvey – Onyx Gemstone

11. 26 BATS – Cave Cuts

12. Brother Ali – All The Beauty In This Whole Life

Josh

Best Albums

  1. Dead Gurus – Acid Bench
  2. Zina – furniture
  3. Greg Grease – Down So Long
  4. Parables of Neptune – s/t EP
  5. Psymum – Rainbow Party
  6. Miami Dolphins – Water Your Waiting For
  7. Andrew Broder – Cousin Mask
  8. STNNNG – Veterans of Pleasure + Child Bite – Split 12”
  9. Loud Sun – Sea Grave
  10. The Cult of Lip – Your Feedback
  11. Cheap Fantasy – life of glass
  12. Dairyland – ST
  13. Rupert Angeleyes + Joey Joey Michaels – s/t
  14. Waveless – The Bells of Baton Rouge
  15. Fiji 13 – Heavy Breathing

Honorable Mentions: Naive Sense – ST; Malamanya- s/t; Rich Garvey – Onyx Gemstone; Big Cats – Most Days; Blaha – The Art of Not; XOXO Tech – Alien Dream Software; StoLyette – Summer; Gay Witch Abortion – Split with The Grasshopper Lies Heavy; Sass – Wet Paint; Good Doom – New Shapes For You

Compilations: Sound Verite Records Vol.2; Dead Media Records Vol. 1

Best Local Songs

J Plaza “Ashes”

Dead Gurus “Song for Saraswati”

Greg Grease “Migraine”

Zina “Vacation”

Toki Wright “The Situation”

Finesse “Unbroken Memory”

Su Na “Complexion (ft. Dizzy Fae)”

Brother Ali “Own Light”

 

Check out our playlist of all best songs that are on Spotify!

Adam Bubolz

Writer / photographer / Reviler co-founder

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