It’s Fan Mail Week on Rockin’ the Suburbs. We kick things off with just a few more favorite songs from the past year. Thanks for the emails Erik Didriksen and Niklas Nygårds.
We conclude our series on listener favorites from 2017 with a roundup of calls. We cover a lot of ground, including Glen Campbell (Rest in Power), Jake Clemons, Wax Fang and St. Vincent. Enjoy.
The Great Bud Verge calls in to tell us about his favorite music of 2017, including Lindsey Buckingham-Christine McVie, Courtney Barnett-Kurt Vile, Morrissey and the Killers.
Jay Ignacio calls to tell us about his favorite music of 2017. It’s from the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack, including Chromatics and Sharon Van Etten.
Taler calls in from work to tell us about her favorite music of 2017, including indie bands Great Grandpa and Chastity Belt. Plus, we pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries (Rest in Power).
When we asked our listeners to tell us about their favorite music of 2017, one artist received the most mentions. And so we present four calls that reference Jason Isbell. Plus, a few more incredible artists get some love. Thanks for the calls, John Off, Trip Bakun, Kevin Clement and Jacques Motiff.
Two listeners called in to tell us how much they like “A Deeper Understanding,” the 2017 album by the War on Drugs. Thanks to Scott Byrd and Tom Neuerberg
John from South Carolina makes a strong case for his favorite album of last year — the obscure 24-track double album “The Blinding White of Nothing at All” by the Lees of Memory. Dig it.
Listener favorites continue. Eric calls to talk about music that delights him, while annoying his family. It’s the modern yacht rock of Thundercat.
Gerald Chyzenski from Toronto calls in to talk about his favorite music of 2017, including releases by Valerie June and Barns Courtney.