Muruch.com’s Top 20 Albums of 2017

20. Honeysuckle: Catacombs

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19. Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin a Rainbow

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18. Arum Rae: Sub Rosa

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17. Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts

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16. Zola Jesus: Okovi

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15. Sevdaliza: Ison

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14. Fanny & the Atta Boys: Peck of Dirt

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13. Overcoats: Young

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12. The Company Stores: Little Lights

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11. Bishopp Briggs: self-titled EP

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10. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway

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9. Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun

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8. Lung: Bottom of the Barrel

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7. Blackfoot Gypsies: To the Top

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6. Ibeyi: Ash

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5. Kasey Chambers: Dragonfly

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4. Björk: Utopia

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3. Sonya Cotton: When I Go Home

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2. Karen Elson: Double Roses

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1. Deap Vally: Femejism

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Amanda Palmer: New Song “Drowning in the Sound”

Amanda Palmer asked her Patreon community of fans for song inspirations, then wrote and recorded the resulting song in 2 days. The epic “Drowning in the Sound” moves from the eclipse to Hurricane Harvey. Amanda named Ani Difranco, Tori Amos, and Kate Bush as influences, but it’s also a continuation of her own evolving, mature sound–you can almost hear the path from The Dresden Dolls to “Machete.” You can read more of the song’s backstory and the lyrics here.

Amanda Palmer – Drowning In The Sound, by Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer – Drowning In The Sound by Amanda Palmer, released 31 August 2017

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Watch The Dresden Dolls Reunion Concert Webcast Video for Free!

The Dresden Dolls’ spectacular Coney Island reunion concert webcast is now available as a Free Video!


The Dresden Dolls Photo by Jade Sterling

What a time it was. They played all their best songs — “Girl Anachronism,” “Coin-Operated Boy,” “Half Jack,” “Sex Changes,” “Mrs. O,” “Missed Me”…”The Jeep Song” with audience members on stage — and some unbelievable covers — Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” and a new Dolls arrangemeng of Amanda Palmer’s single “Machete.” Best of all was seeing Amanda and Brian, and The Brigade performers, back in action, like the oldest, dearest, coolest, and most talented of friends.