Syd's Albums of the Year 2017

My favorite albums from 2017 are ones that took me by surprise. The ones that made me turn around and say, who the hell is the angel that created this? They also had to bring me back to a specific moment. Like mid-summer when Cosey Fanni Tutti came into the store to sign her book (Dillon Wendel's "Pulse / High" was playing in the store). Or when Princess Nokia came into Rough Trade NYC for a signing and this talented little girl Naioki helped me craft a sign for the store. Or that Friday the SZA album came out and I was like, “DAMN. how many times can SZA get Kendrick Lamar to say pussy on one track?”. Mundane moments made immortal by these albums. Here’s to even weirder shit in 2017.