Monday, January 1, 2018

Best of 2017


Here we’re already, first day on a new year, yes it's already 2018. As always in December we get into the tedious task of listing our favourite albums of year!, you have seen them all now, a total summery can be read below. As always, it was really hard to make that final list, but hey “a man gotta do what a man gotta do”. I know I have exclude some, as far as I can see is that the box with Vinyls with unplayed records are more than half full, shame on me.

It’s also the time for me to do a little retrospective of this year for me and Tune Of The Day.
We reached 470 followers on Facebook, kinda cool but hey I wish it would be more, so hit like for gods sake. We have passed 4400 posts, that's a pretty much, but it's since the start in 2007 I guess it's pretty valid.

2017 have been a very good year work wise, a few longer projects have been done, a bunch of concerts, festivals, tours, travels, air ports, hotels, cars, buses, trains etc etc.
To many to be listed here, but the photo below will tell some at-least.


My aim for 2018 is to work less and charge more, well I guess that is wishful thinking, but that is something I would like to do. Mostly to be able to spend more time with the family that I mistreated for so long all these years with work. There is a few things that is already set for next year, something that I already is looking forward to.

Some thoughts about the Top 50 album list. First, it got reduced down from the Top 100 album list that we had last year, it was freakin' mastodont, big and very hard to set, try it your self and you will see that’s not an easy task to manage. 2017’s lineup is very strong in it's own. Many great releases, from long term successful bands to new discovery's on the musical map. Here are they in a nice lineup. 18 of them are Swedish :)

50. Tequila Mockingbyrd – Fight and Flight (AUS)
49. KSMB – Ond Saga (SWE)
48. Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard (UK)
47. The Diamond Man Clan – Mediocre (SWE)
46. Inglorious – II (UK)
45. Mammoth Mammoth – Mount The Mountain (AUS)
44. Kingnomad – Mapping The Inner Void (SWE)
43. Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire (US)
42. Soen – Lykaia (SWE/US)
41. Leprous – Malina (NOR)

40. Accept – The Rise Of Chaos (GER/US)
39. Primitive Man – Caustic (US)
38. Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (AUS)
37. Royal Thunder – Wick (US)
36. Kreator – Gods Of Violence (GER)
35. Black Country Communion – BCCIV (UK/US)
34. Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King (SWE)
33. Jesper Binzer – Dying Is Easy (DEN)
32. Horisont – About Time (SWE)
31. Troubled Horse – Revolution on Repeat (SWE)

30. Transport League – Twist and Shout at the Devil (SWE)
29. Deep Purple – inFinite (UK)
28. Hällas – Excerpts From a Future Past (SWE)
27. Arch Enemy – Will To Power (SWE)
26. Mutoid Man – War Moans (US)
25. Thåström – Centralmassivet (SWE)
24. Pillorian – Obsidian Arc (US)
23. Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold (US)
22. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom (SWE)
21. Ruby the Hatchet – Planetary Space Child (US)

20. Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep (NOR)
19. Ajattara - Lupaus (FI)
18. Pallbearer – Heartless (US)
17. Radio Moscow – New Beginnings Radio Moscow (US)
16. Fit For An Autopsy - The Great Collapse (US)
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains (US)
14. Robert Plant – Carry Fire (UK)
13. Night – Raft of the World (SWE)
12. Paradise Lost – Medusa (UK)
11. Avatarium – Hurricane and Halos (SWE)

10. Europe – Walk The Earth (SWE)
09. Grift – Arvet (SWE)
08. Enslaved – E (NOR)
07. Kadavar – Rough Times (GER)
06. Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World (US)
05. The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic (SWE)
04. Monolord – Rust (SWE)
03. Solstafir – Berdreyminn (ICE)
02. Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand(US)
01. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (US)



Honourable mentions:
ALL THEM WITCHES, BELL WITCH, BELOW, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BOOK WYRMS, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHELSEA WOLFE, CIRCLE, CONVERGE, DEAD LORD, DOPELORD, DVNE, GOV’T MULE, GRETA VAN FLEET, JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES, JORN, JUNIUS, KING GIZZARD & LIZARD WIZARD, KING WOMAN, LYKANTROPI, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, MARLYN MANSON, MOTHERSHIP, MYRKUR, PAGAN ALTAR, PERSEFONE, RYAN ADAMS, SPACESLUG, SPIDERGAWD, SPIRIT ADRIFT,  THE OBSESSED, TOMBS, UFOMAMMUT, YOUNGBLOOD SUPERCULT, VAMPIRE, WITH THE DEAD, WOLFBRIGADE, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, ZEAL & ARDOR

Haha that was a long list of Honours…but these are good ones that never got enough attention or even got the chance to get played and still stands on high heels in the box on the floor and waits for the opportunity to be played, sorry guys.

Regarding albums, yes, I am still using the best tool for my records "Discogs", I just love it!! But hey, it's pretty dangerous surfing around, always end with a new purchased record. Even if my best friend "Discogs" is around, I still have bought a few records twice, bah! And this year I will not even look how much records that have entered my home during 2017. We keep it as a secret,  I think that's the best way to do it as I know deep inside that I have burned my budget more than once already :) Ok, let's look on what's was best during 2017.


Best Swedish Metal - ARCH ENEMY – Will To Power 


Best Swedish Death/Black - GRIFT – Arvet 


Best Swedish Rock - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Amber Galactic


Best Swedish Hard Rock - EUROPE - Walk the Earth


Best Swedish Stoner/Sludge/Heavy Rock - NIGHT – Raft of the World


Best Swedish Doom - MONOLORD - Rust


Best Metal Album - ENSLAVED – E


Best Death/Black/Core - FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY - The Great Collapse


Best Rock Album - KADAVAR – Rough Times 


Best Hard Rock/Prog - MASTODON – Emperor Of Sand


Best Stoner/Sludge/Heavy Rock - ELDER - Reflections Of A Floating World


Best Doom - PALLBEARER - Heartless


Best Thrash Album - POWER TRIP - Nightmare Logic


Best Mixed Style Album - Robert Plant – Carry Fire


Best Tune - AVATARIUM - The Sky at the Bottom of the Sea


Best Protest Tune - "Unf--k the World” - PROPHETS OF RAGE 


Best Cover Tune - ”Pärlor” - SKRAECKOEDLAN


Best Debut - PILLORIAN – Obsidian Arc


Best Suprice - FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY - The Great Collapse 


Best Festival 2017 - Way Out West


Best Live Show - 2017 - GUN’S n' ROSES - Friends Arena


Best Cover Art - MONOLORD - Rust


Best Tour Poster - QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE - Copenhagen, Nov 14th, 2017. 
Poster by Maxx242 at F4D Studios


Best Art - Hieronymus Röhrig


Best T-Shirt 2017 - GUNS N’ ROSES - tour t-shirt


Best Movie - 2017 - Star Wars - The Last Jedi


Best Whiskey - Carl Ila


Best Beer - Celia - Gluten Free Beer

81,078 minutes with Spotify, that’s cool. That overruns the Vinyl spins a lot. But hey music is my life.



Best Musical Blog/Site - Dust & Grooves


This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year)

Best Musical Country 2017 - America


Best Female Vocal Performance: Mlny Parsonz - ROYAL THUNDER 


Best Male Vocal Performance: Joey Tempest - EUROPE


Biggest Lost 2017 - Robert ”Strängen” Dahlqvist


Tune Of The Day wish you all a Happy New Year!! Today's tune will be released a bit later on today!

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