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…”
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) — Beyond (Aura)

NPR Music’s Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2017
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (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 (ACME) — 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 (ACME) — Thrive on Routine

A Fool in the Forest
Listening Listfully 2017
Iceland Symphony Orchestra — Recurrence
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) — 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
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (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

Yahoo!
The best albums of 2017: Yahoo Entertainment staff picks
“I easily could have filled three 2017 top 10 lists with different albums, but American Contemporary Music Ensemble’s transcendent Thrive on Routine would have topped each of them.”
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) — Thrive on Routine

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