Music Recap: February 2017

February was dominated by Beyonce, because of her twin pregnancy, Grammys performance, lost competition with Adele at the ceremony in question, her new aesthetic conception, finally because of the cancellation of her Coachella performance. For those, who are not interested in Queen B, there were also a ton of things going on in the magical and mystical world of sounds.

Ryan Adams broke indie fans’ hearts with his Prisoner, Jesca Hoop revived hearts of freak folk enthusiasts, Sampha released great debut, Thundercat released… um.. weird “Drunk”, Depeche Mode tried to be influential again with impressive new single, Jamiroquai continued to be Jamiroquai, Katy Perry released Chained to the Rhythm, which we all going to be listening for the whole year, and At the Drive-In shook the ground with monumental new single. And we all can delete Prince’s discography from our hard drives, because he arrived at Spotify!


  • Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
  • Dear Reader – Day Fever
  • Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
  • Elbow – Little Fictions
  • Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now
  • Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
  • PICTURES – Promise
  • Ryan Adams – Prisoner
  • Sampha – Process
  • Thundercat – Drunk


  • At the Drive-In – Incurably Innocent
  • Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
  • Einar Stray Orchestra – As Far As I’m Concerned
  • Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm
  • Rhiannon Giddens – The Love We Almost Had
  • Ride – Charm Assault
  • Sampha – Blood on Me
  • Shame – The Lick
  • Spoon – Can I Sit Next to You
  • The Mavericks – Easy as It Seems


  • Grammy Awards aka Beyonce v. Adele
  • Academy Awards aka La La Moonlight v. rest of the world aka I still can’t believe Jóhann Jóhannsson didn’t get an Oscar for Arrival
  • Purple Sunday aka Prince is being welcomed in streaming services
  • Ride released first single for 20 years aka yup, comebacks are popular
  • Lady Gaga performs at LI Super Bowl aka how did Falcons lose it?!
  • Beyonce is pregnant with twins and canceled her performance at Coachella aka Queen B broke the internet again aka that’s private, so why bother

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