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PopMatters' Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Music of 2017

PopMatters' Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Music of 2017

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10.

Nmesh - Pharma
August 4, 2017
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

7.

Blanck Mass - World Eater
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
While there are thrills to be had with the sheer rush of the powerful music contained here, the greater sense of conflict that Power documents in his outward looking opus is the real success of the record.

6.

MIKE - May God Bless Your Hustle
June 21, 2017
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

4.

Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
The artist falls among the ranks of Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Arca—artists who found their sound and then kept finding it further. Like these producers, Iglooghost has deeply tapped into the musical ecosystem. So adaptive is he to his surroundings, the surroundings will have no choice but to adapt right back.

3.

Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching for Indigo
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

2.

Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

Stetson has made eleven albums as a featured artist, either with collaborators or by himself. On his most recent, All This I Do For Glory, he is alone and produces some of the most intense expressions of his virtuosity.

1.

Kirin J Callinan - Bravado
June 9, 2017
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
Original Source: https://www.popmatters.com/best-experimental-music-2518867684.html
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