KOOP Programmers' Best of 2017 Lists

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KOOP Programmers' Best of 2017 Lists

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KOOP PROGRAMMERS BEST OF 2017 LISTS

Favorite music releases in no particular order, unless otherwise noted

The Swinger - Bangers & Mush
1. The Rolling Stones - On Air: Live From the BBC 1963-65 (Abkco/BBC)
2. The Yardbirds - Live at the BBC ( Repertoire)
3. Chris Farlowe - Live at the BBC ( Repertoire)
4. James Royal - Call My Name: Selected Recordings 1964-70 (RPM)
5. The Ravens - Ravensize Session: The Pre-Kinks Regent Studio Demos (R&B Records)
 
Dot Matrix - The Girlie Show
1. Furniteur - Perfect Lavender (Prince George Records)
2. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology (Fire Records)
3. Saint Etienne - Home Counties (Heavenly)
4. Sally Dige - Holding On (DKA Recordings)
5. Fever Ray - Plunge (Rabid Records)
 
Bryan Carroll - The Clear Spot
1. The Golden Boys - Better Than Good Times (12XU)
2. Jackie Shane - Any Other Way (Numero Group) (reissue)
3. Cate Le Bon - Rock Pool EP (Drag City)
4. David Nance - Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing)
5. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest (Because Music)
 
Scott Gardner - Stronger Than Dirt
1. Cannibale - No Mercy for Love (Born Bad)
2. Group Doueh & Cheveu - Dakhla Sahara Session (Born Bad)
3. Spotting - Spotting EP (Aarght)
4. Queue Queue - Queue Queue (self-released) (Austin)
5. Juniore - Ouh Là Là (Le Phonographe)
 
Del Sur - Molten Universe
(in order of preference)
1. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland (self-released)
2. Krallice - Loüm (Hathenter)
3. Chaos Moon - Eschaton Mémoire (Blood Music)
4. Collocutor - The Search (On the Corner)
5. Aosoth - The Inside Scriptures (Agonia)
 
DJ AsuraSunil - Darkest Before Dawn
1. Gary Numan - Savage (Songs from a Broken World) (BMG)
2. Stoneburner - The Agony Box (Negative Gain)
3. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy (Artificial Plastic)
4. Mr. Kitty - A.I. (Negative Gain)
5. Bella Morte - Year of the Ghost (self-released)
 
Ted Branson - Under the X in Texas
(in order of preference)
1. Bob Livingston - Up the Flatland Stairs (Howlin' Dog Records)
2. Leon Rausch - Time Changes Everything (Raincrow Records)
3. Celine Lee - Celine Lee-Ameripolitan (Home Records)
4. Dale Watson & Ray Benson - Dale & Ray (Ameripolitan-Home Records)
5. Heybale - Play Me a Cheatin' Song (The Songs of Wayne Kemp) (self-released)
 
Vallogallo - Love on the Dole / Fresh from the Underground
(in order of preference)
1. Kikagaku Moyo - Stone Garden (Guruguru Brain)
2. Neon Pearl - 1967 Recordings (Acme)
3. R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner - Make it Be (Bar/None)
4. Rangers - Texas Rock Bottom (Doom Trip)
5. USA/Mexico - Laredo (Riot Season)
 
Doug the Canuck - This Great White North
(all Canadian releases)
1. Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs - Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs (Dine Alone)
2. Japandroids - Near to The Wild Heart of Life (Anti-)
3. Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts)
4. Matt Mays - Once Upon a Hell of a Time
5. Land of Talk - Life After Youth (Saddle Creek)
 
Kanya Lyons - Austin Public Library Radio Show
(all local releases)
1. Walker Lukens – Tell It to the Judge (Modern Outsider)
2. Emily Gimble – Certain Kinda (Bismeaux)
3. Tee Double – Bless the Child (Kinetic Global)
4. Thor & Friends – The Subversive Nature of Kindness (Living Music Duplication)
5. Suspirians – Ti Bon Ange (Super Secret)
 
Dennis Campa - Adventures in Sound
1. Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute (Archeophone) (Flexi-disc)
2. Various Artists: Dancing the Devil Away: Hot Dance Music on Edison Diamond Discs (1923-1928) (Rivermont)
3. Various Artists: 1909: "Talk of Your Scand'lous Times" (Archeophone)
4. Various Artists: The Big Broadcast Volume 12 (Rivermont)
5. Porky Pig 101 (Warner Archives) (DVD)
 
Kim Simpson - International Folk Bazaar
Favorite tracks
1. “Meidän Täytyy Päästä Täältä” - Joose Keskitalo (Finland)
2. “Mon Chemin” - Bruce Cockburn (Canada)
3. “Najteir Alaila Anadal Lihuela” - Mariem Hassan (Western Sahara)
4. “Voy Caminando” - Ani Cordero (USA/Puerto Rico)
5. “Yo Hanino Tu Hanina” - Shirley Johnson (with Oliver Rajamani) (Bosnia/Austin)
 
Chris Zosaski - The Last Round Up
Favorite shows
1. Riverboat Gamblers - 3/18 The Jackalope
2. Legendary Shack Shakers - 2/3 The Continental
3. Waco Brothers - 3/17 Yard Dog - Bloodshot Records Show
4. Bloodshot Bill w/ Shaun Young & The Three Ringers - 2/19 South Austin Brewery 
5. Joe Jack Talcum (The Dead Milkmen) 3/16 Carousel Lounge
 
DJ Harris - Graveside Service
Top five dead people in alpha order
1. Chuck Barris (03/21)
2. Katie Lee (11/01)
3. Dorothy Mengering (04/11)
4. Masaya Nakamura (01/22)
5. Adam West (06/09)
 
Robert Sims - Lights, Camera, Austin
Favorite films
1. Dunkirk (dir. Christopher Nolan
2. The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
3. War for the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
4. Logan (dir. James Mangold)
5. Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
 
Favorite Films by Austin-based directors
1. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (dir. Macon Blair)
2. Dealt (dir. Luke Korem)
3. Shot Caller (dir. Ric Roman Waugh)
4. Last Flag Flying (dir. Richard Linklater)
5. Barracuda (dirs. Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin)
 
Favorite documentaries
1. Icarus (dir. Bryan Fogel)
2. Dealt (dir. Luke Korem)
3. Faces Places (dirs. Agnès Varda and JR)
4. Kedi (dir. Ceyda Torun)
5. Whose Streets? (dirs. Sabah Folayan and Damon Davis)
 
Favorite animated films
1. The LEGO Batman Movie (dir. Chris McKay)
2. Coco (dir. Lee Unkrich)
3. The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey)
4. Loving Vincent (dirs. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
5. Your Name. (dir. Makoto Shinkai)
 
Favorite foreign language films
1. The Square (dir. Ruben Östlund)
2. BPM (dir. Robin Campillo)
3. Happy End (dir. Michael Haneke)
4. In the Fade (dir. Fatih Akin)
5. Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau)