January 1, 2018

The Very Best of 2017 is finally here!

I have been remiss! No posts since last July? Well, as Steve Kilbey and Co. put it, life speeds up...

Before you know it six months have slipped by. I've gone from monthly installments, to quarterly, to almost never. Sorry, spacerockers and loyal fans (all two of you). I continue to make playlists, but actually getting them on line takes extraordinary patience due to everything from internet glitches to lack of personal time. Adulting is HARD.

Anyway... This is a FOUR-FUCKING-HOUR collection of the best psychedelic/spacerock/experiMENTAL (and even some electronica) sounds of 2017. While it was a SHITE year for most of us, politically, socially, physically, mentally... it remains a fantastic year for music.

My Top Ten, in case you wondered (but everything in the playlist is GREAT):

LCD Soundsystem "American Dream"
The Dream Syndicate "How Did I Find Myself Here"
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard "Polygondwanaland"

Thurston Moore "Rock & Roll Consciousness"
Moon Duo "Occult Architecture" Volumes I-11
Ty Segall "Break A Guitar"
Broken Social Scene "Hug Of Thunder"
Godspeed You! Black Emperor "Luciferian Towers"
Do Make Say Think "Stubborn Persistent Illusions"
Ride "Weather Diaries"

And there's a very good chance that this may be the last entry on the Spacerock Continuum forever. Ain't nobody got time for this shit. So, dig this! Happy New Year!

The following tracks are included in the playlist below:

Spacerock Continuum Intro - bRambles
You Are Loved - Fourtet New Energy
Crumbling Castle - King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland
Resolution - Hookworms - s/t
Press Enter To Exit - The Horrors V
Emotional Haircut - LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Battered At a Scramble - Mogwai Every Country's Sun
Sadboy - Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
Sleep Well - Sannhet So Numb
Raw Materials - Metz - Strange Place
Out Of My Head - The Dream Syndicate - How Did I Find Myself Here?
Bee Karma - Wand - Plum
Animated Violence - Thee Oh Sees Orc
Currency - The Black Angels Death Song
My Eyes Out - Bardo Pond Under The Pines
Tomorrow Is Forgetting - Pontiak Dialectic Of Ignorance
Charm Assault - Ride - Weather Diaries
Star Roving - Slowdive - s/t
The Death Set - Moon Duo - Occult Architecture Vol. 1
Break A Guitar - Ty Segall - s/t
Disciples - Meatbodies Alice
Xenolith/The Anvil - Ex Eye - s/t
Resist Much, Obey Little - The Brian Jonestown Massacre Don't Get Lost
Recent History - The New Year - Snow
Chew - Acetone 1992-2001
Serve The Song - Real Estate In Mind
Gone, Gone, Gone - The Feelies - In Between
On The Move And Vanishing - Brokeback Illinois Valley River Blues
Seagull (For Chuck Berry) - Gunn-Truscinski Duo Bayhead
No Pepper For The Dustman - Kelley Stoltz - Que Aura
Love Is Love (Sun On Time) - Woods - Love Is Love
New Prague - Grails - Chalice Hymnal
The Acid Hits - Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time
You're An Art Soul - Cavern Of Antimatter Blood Drums
Rhesus Negative - Blanck Mass World Eater
Jammu - Bitchin Bajas Bajas Fresh
Floating By - Washed Out - Mister Mellow
Up All Night - The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Of Fisticuffs - The Dears Times Infinity Volume 2
Vanity Pail Kids - Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder
And Boundless - Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Bosses Hang - Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
Circular (Right As Rain) - Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim
Exalted - Thurston Moore Rock N Roll Consciousness