Essential Full-Length Releases
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir of the Mind
Emily Haines is a member of Broken Social Scene, a band with a strong release showing in 2017. She is one of two members of the band to release an album, along with the new album from the band. Choir of the Mind is only her second album with the Soft Skeleton (third solo overall), and first in 11 years.
The Jet Age of Tomorrow - God’s Poop or Clouds?
I don't know if the Odd Future gang is really a thing anymore, but some of the subgroups created within it are still going strong. The Jet Age of Tomorrow is made up of Matt Martians and Pyramid Vritra, and got their start with samples turned down by other members of the collective. God's Poop or Clouds? is their fourth album.
Listen: "The Long Way Home" (featuring Syd)
Listen: "The Jaunt"
Myrkur - Mareridt
Many areas are male dominated, black metal is no different. Myrkur is one of a few female artists in the genre, which inevitably has led to abuse from insecure men in the black metal community (the world is terrible). Admittedly, I don't listen to much metal (black or otherwise), but Myrkur is one of my favorites. Mareridt is her second solo album. following 2015's M.
Ringo Starr - Give More Love
Give More Love is the 19th album in Starr's 48-year solo career. The record sees him joining up with a number of past collaborators, including Peter Frampton and Paul McCartney.
Listen: "Give More Love"
Listen: "We’re on the Road Again" (featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, & Steve Lukather)
ROSTAM - Half-Light
ROSTAM was the guitarist and co-songwriter for Vampire Weekend until early 2016, when he left to focus on his solo career. His first outing was a collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. Half-Light is his first fully solo record, an amazing show of his culture, influences, and talents.
Watch: "Half-Light" (featuring Kelly Zutrau)
Other Full-Length Releases
Annie Hart - Impossible Accomplice
Watch: "Hard to Be Still"
Listen: "My Heart’s Been Broken"
Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Watch: "Feels Like Heaven"
Watch: "Another Weekend"
Deer Tick - Vol. 1
Watch: "Sea of Clouds"
Listen: "Card House"
Deer Tick - Vol. 2
Watch: "It’s a Whale"
Human Heat - All Is Too Much
Listen: "I Need My Space"
Listen: "Close to My Chest"
Hundred Waters - Communicating
Watch: "Wave to Anchor"
Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim
Watch: "Circular (Right as Rain)"
Watch: "New Thing"
The Lone Bellow - Walk into a Storm
Watch: "Time’s Always Leaving"
Listen: "Walk into a Storm"
Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage
Watch: "Living on the 110"
Watch: "Unfuck the World"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
BATYA - "What’s My Name"
Watch: "What’s My Name"
The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words with Vic Scelsa
Listen: Lou Reed - "Sweet Jane"
Listen: Lou Reed - "Strawman"
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Son of a Lady
Listen: "Son of Lady"
Michael Nau - The Load
Listen: "Diamond Anyway" (featuring Natalie Prass)
Listen: "The Load"
Philip Selway - Let Me Go: Original Music from the Film By Polly Steele
Listen: "Let Me Go"