9 Songs, 4 Reissues, and 7 Shows: BRIAN'S BEST OF 2017

December 21, 2017

9 Songs I Will Never Tire Of:

  • New Order - Temptation
  • Faces - Stay With Me
  • The Refreshments - Down Together
  • The Clash - Guns Of Brixton
  • Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
  • Wilco - Kingpin
  • Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease
  • ​The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
  • They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start

(Honorable Mention - The Smithereens - Yesterday Girl for the late, great Pat DiNizio)

4 Must Have Reissues/Boxsets That Came Out This Year:

  • Radiohead - OKNOTOK
  • The Smiths - Queens Is Dead (Deluxe Reissue)
  • Wilco - Being There (Deluxe Reissue)
  • R.E.M. - Automatic For The People 25th Anniversary Reissue

(Honorable Mentions to - The Replacements "For Sale: Live At Maxwells '86"  & Buffalo Tom "Let Me Come Over" 25th Anniversary Reissue)

7 Favorite Concerts of 2017:

  • U2 - Joshua Tree 30 (CenturyLink Field Seattle)
  • Jason Isbell (Keller Auditorium)
  • Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Hawthorne Theater)
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain (Crystal Ballroom)
  • Depeche Mode (Moda Center)
  • The War On Drugs (Crystal Ballroom)
  • Roger Waters (Moda Center)

(Honorable Mentions to Sylvan Esso & Vance Joy (Crystal Ballroom), The Killers/Franz Ferdinand (Moda)