OK, we have the wonderful thread with everyone’s favourite records of 2017 – but what about the duds? I don’t mean the album your nephew recorded in his shed over a weekend with his mate on tambourine, but a record that you were really looking forward to or one that the critics had given a huge thumbs up to but that you are giving the thumbs down to.
Here’s some that I couldn’t get into by acts I’ve liked in the past:
I’ve loved everything by FATHER JOHN MISTY to date. I’m not having the new one. It sounds like one song for 70+ minutes, and I’m with the guy who said that it ‘sounds like Elton John reading the Comment Is Free section of The Guardian’. ARCADE FIRE released an album with a good (Abba) single, a bizarre marketing campaign, and not much else. I’ve always enjoyed the GORILLAZ mix of Damon with some hip-hop that’s out of my comfort zone. This year, they just left me with the hip-hop out of my comfort zone. FLEET FOXES took years off and forgot to write any tunes. FEIST decided she wanted to be PJ Harvey this year, but PJ Harvey is already quite good at being PJ Harvey.
Anyone have other choices or want to tell me how wrong I am on the above?