Best of 2017

January 10, 2018

Again this year we had the honor be being included on several “Best of” lists including those by The New York Times and NPR. Here’s a roundup.

BBC
BBC Culture’s Best Albums of 2017
“Iceland is in the middle of a classical renaissance…and this collection of composers shows just how much more talent the island nation has to offer.”
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)

The New York Times
Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)

NPR
NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017
“…immensely satisfying…”
(LAPQ — Beyond — Aura)

NPR Music’s Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2017
(LAPQ — Beyond)

Spotify
Top Classical of 2017
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)

5against4
Best Albums of 2017
(Nordic Affect — Raindamage)

AnEarful
Best Of 2017: The Top 25
(Nordic Affect — Raindamage)
(Del Sol String Quartet — Dark Queen Mantra)

Best Of 2017: Classical
(Melia Watras — 26)
(Rupert Boyd & Laura Metcalf — Boyd Meets Girl)
(American Contemporary Music Ensemble — Thrive on Routine)
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)
(Various Artists — Imagine Christmas)

The Arts Fuse
Year-end CD Round-up
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)

The Chicago Reader
Peter Margasak’s 40 favorite albums of 2017
(Nordic Affect — Raindamage)

Classical Dark Arts
Best Classical Albums of 2017 (so far)
(American Contemporary Music Ensemble — Thrive on Routine)
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)

Colorado Public Radio
CPR Classical’s Favorite Albums Of 2017: The Music We Fell In Love With This Year
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)
(American Contemporary Music Ensemble — Thrive on Routine)

A Fool in the Forest
Listening Listfully 2017
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)
(Los Angeles Percussion Quartet — Beyond)
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)
(Del Sol String Quartet — Dark Queen Mantra)

Naxos
NML Team Picks: Our Favorite Albums of the Year
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)
(Boyd Meets Girl — Boyd Meets Girl)

Rafael Music Notes
Ten Outstanding 2017 CD’s
(Richard Narroway — Bach Cello Suites)

Sequenza21
Best Chamber Recording 2017
(Del Sol String Quartet — Dark Queen Mantra)

Second Inversion
Top Albums of 2017
(ACME — Thrive on Routine)
(Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence)
(LAPQ — Beyond)

WRAL
The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017
(Jasper String Quartet — Unbound)

WFMT
Best Classical Christmas Recordings of 2017
(Various Artists — Imagine Christmas)

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