In the words of the Immortal Bard (of music, not plays): “It’s getting dark, too dark to see.” The days are shortening into blink and you’ll miss it lengths, while the nights stretch out like star-filled silly putty.
Meanwhile, the last releases of the year are trying to get in just under the wire — in time to land beneath the tree, and land on top of the Best Of 2017 lists.
Let’s round ’em up.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul Of A Woman
Heartfelt, retro R&B that doesn’t sound dated at all. The soul of Sharon Jones is timeless.
If Nilsson had decided to sound like Roger Miller instead of The Beatles…
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon?
In a surprise move, Noel makes the least Oasis-y record of his career and ends up with a rollicking record of Britpop as filtered and compressed through a mono-esque, Spector-ish Wall of Sound.