Top Ten of 2017: Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

Not only did Ohio’s release his sophomore solo album, Plenum Castle in July via Alive Naturalsound Records, but Buffalo Killers, a band that he founded with his brother Zachary, also released their eighth studio album, Alive and Well In Ohio.

Andy’s solo work has been compared to the usual suspects: Brian Wilson (who praised his recent EP of Beach Boys covers), Neil Young, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, and even Dinosaur Jr. and Nirvana. But his sophomore album Plenum Castle is a departure from the straight-forward fuzz pop of his debut effort Fluff (he actually performed all the instruments on that one). This new album goes deeper in the pop, playing with new sounds and styles, and showcasing a skillfulness in songwriting.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Gabbard to ask him about some of his favorite albums of the year. This is what he told us.

Top 12 of ’17:

Once And Future Band – S/T

Thundercat – Drunk

Particle Kid – Everything Is Bullshit

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard w/ Mild High Club – Sketches Of Brunswick East

Milo – Who Told You To Think??!!

Teen Age – Part Two

St. Vincent – Masseduction

Frank Zappa – Halloween ’77

Lees Of Memory – The Blinding White Of Nothing At All

Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

The Rubs – Impossible Dream

Neil Young – Hitchhiker

Here’s a ’17 Songs Playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/user/grapewhizzer/playlist/4vJX3OtGRHEGA7rOdfq78O?si=aqosruy9SWemhK1WJrUQKQ

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