Andy Beresky’s Top 20 Albums of 2017 + Tip of the Cap + Disappointments + Links…

Andy “Dinger” Beresky’s Top 20 Albums, Honorable Mentions

& Biggest Disappointments of 2017


1. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding


2. Slowdive – Slowdive


3. Quicksand – Interiors


4. Converge – The Dusk In Us


5. Pallbearer – Heartless


6. Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World


7. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy


8. Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion Of Light


9. Unearthly Trance – Stalking The Ghost


10. Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains


11. The National – Sleep Well Beast


12. Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard


13. Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand


14. Telekinetic Yeti – Abominable


15. Ruby The Hatchet – Planetary Space Child


16. Kadavar – Troubled Times


17. Pink Frost – New Minds


18. OHHMS – The Fool


19. Ufomammut – 8


20. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun


Honorable mentions:

Vokonis – The Sunken Djinn (Nice take on Sleep inspired stoner doom with a more stripped down edge)


Monolord – Rust (A definite step towards a more original sound)


Poseidon – Prologue (Nice take on YOB inspired doom metal)


Primitive Man – Caustic (This is some righteous sludge, duder)


Kal-El – Astrodoomeda  (Very promising stoner doom, next time, leave off the Kyuss cover!!! Sweet Lucifer His Dark Majesty, just NO!!!!)


Disasteroid – Screen (Haven’t had the time for a full review and super critical listening, as I got it late in the year. Promising, inventful, and deserves a mention for certain.)


Biggest Disappointments:

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper ( Really? Really????  This is what everyone is going so ga-ga about? This????)

At The Drive In – in•ter a•li•a  (You guys may want to take a listen to those new Slowdive and Quicksand albums, and use them as references for how to produce a proper comeback album)

Fleet Foxes – Crack-up (Yeah….this is pretty underwhelming for a comeback album as well, especially given the vitality of their earlier output)

Also pretty surprised that Ufomammut made a decent album and didn’t end up on here, as I generally reserve them a spot under Biggest Disappointments.  Their latest did not disappoint me.