Radiohead

The line-up for the 2017 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is here. Like last year, this year’s trio of headliners—Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar—come as no surprise seeing as they leaked several months ago.

That aside, the line-up has its share of surprises. Case in point: Hans Zimmer. Yes. The film composer Hans Zimmer. This performance is one I’m looking forward to seeing. Other surprises of note come in the form of Toots & the Maytals, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and Röyksopp. Other notable artists performing at Coachella 2017 are, Bon Iver, The xx, Lorde, New Order, BANKS, Justice, The Avalanches, S U R V I V E, Four Tet, Richie Hawtin, Kaytranada, Mitski, and Car Seat Headrest.

For those who are looking to score a wristband for either weekend of Coachella, the remaining allotment goes on sale 1/4 at 10am. Good luck! If you need to some background music for your wait, click here.

I had a whole set of reviews for these albums, but for some reason they’ve disappeared from my queue here on the site. So, with that in mind, I decided to keep this year-end list simple; here’s a list of fifteen albums—in alphabetical order—that I spent way too much time listening to.

Austra– Feel It Break
Big K.R.I.T.– Return of 4EVA
Destroyer– Kaputt
Frank Ocean– Nostalgia/Ultra
Gang Gang Dance– Eye Contact
Kate Bush– 50 Words for Snow
Lykke Li– Wounded Rhymes
Modeselektor– Monkeytown
PJ Harvey– Let England Shake
Radiohead– King of Limbs
The Roots– Undun
The Weeknd– House of Balloons
Wild Flag– Wild Flag
Wye Oak– Civilian
Young Galaxy– Shapeshifting