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Alec Taylor’s 2017 Year in Review – Staff Picks

Every year we ask our talented contributors to send us their thoughts on the past twelve months. These surveys appear untouched, and the only instruction was to answer the question however they see fit. –Dakota Arsenault, Music Editor

 How long have you been with Live in Limbo and what do you do for the site?

1 Year, Writer

What were your three favourite albums of 2017?

J.I.D – The Never Story, Joey Bada$$ – ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, Mark Battles – Day 2

What was the most underrated album of 2017?

J.I.D – The Never Story

What was your favourite Canadian album of 2017?

Said the Whale – As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide

What were your three favourite songs of 2017?

Lauder – J.I.D, Self-Made – Bryson Tiller, See You Again – Tyler, The Creator

How many concerts and/or festivals did you go to in 2017?

38

What were your three favourite concerts of the year?

Logic, Said the Whale, Jay-Z

What festival had the best lineup (regardless if you attended or not)?

Governors Ball

What/who was the biggest musical disappointment (live or album) for you?

Drake – More Life

What band did you see live for the first time that really impressed you?

Angus and Julia Stone

What was your favourite new musical discovery of 2017?

J.I.D

Who were you disappointed to miss seeing live this year?

Kendrick Lamar

Who should we be looking out for in 2018?

J.I.D (Clearly I became a big fan in 2017)

Who’s going to be headlining (or at least playing) all the 2018 festivals?

Eminem

What was your favourite review, photo set or interview you did for LiL this year?

Jack Johnson, got to shoot and review

In your opinion, what was the biggest music story?

Kendrick Lamar’s album promotion prior to release (Big Sean, Drake diss) and the theories that surround the album upon the release

Is there anything else you want to say about 2017 or predict about 2018?

After the pitiful More Life, Drake needs to go away for a little bit and come back with his best album yet. All of J. Cole’s newest signees to Dreamville will take off in 2018.

About author

Born and raised in Vancouver with a heart made for music. Dreams to travel the world spreading a positive message to the people and sharing creations with the world. You can follow him on Twitter @AlecTaylor604.