TJ’s Top 10: Q1 2017

Editor’s Note: TJ Foster of Darling Valley loves lists. So we let him make them for DWP. Here’s his top 10 albums of Q1 2017. If you love lists and want to do this, email us. 
At the end of every year, one of my favorite things to do is put together a best-of list reflecting on all the great music released throughout the prior 12 months. Last year was an incredible year for music. So far, this year is off to an equally strong start, and there’s still so much more in the pipeline. I want to make it a point to highlight some must-hear records each quarter leading up to the year-end list. So, without further ado, here are my 10 favorite records from the first quarter of 2017. Hope you find something new to enjoy.
10. Richard Edwards – Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset
Recommended Track: “Lil Dead Eye-d”
9. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
Recommended Track: “Lies of Summer”
8. Spoon – Hot Thoughts
Recommended Track: “Tear It Down”
7. Joshua Radin – The Fall
Recommended Track: “Still Spinning”
6. The Collection – Listen to the River
Recommended Track: “You Taste Like Wine”
5. Natalie Hemby – Puxico
Recommended Track: “Cairo, IL”
4. Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Recommended Track: “In a Body Like a Grave”
3. Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
Recommended Track: “Elegy”
2. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
Recommended Track: “Shiver and Shake” (+ the other 11)
1. The Menzingers – After the Party
Recommended Track: “Your Wild Years” (+ the other 12)

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