2017 Staff Favorites

Hey all!

Wondering what we all here at Redscroll loved listening to this past year?  Wonder no more! Below you’ll find lists from each of us. Some of us even had one particular top favorite that we highlighted. Beyond the top favorite each of our lists is in alphabetical order with links to search for it in our online shop (those that we have online are also available in store of course – the search might reveal that we are currently out of stock and you can rest assured that we are working to keep all of these in stock as much as we can).

Caren :

(Front Store Utility Player)

Top Favorite =

“Head In The Clouds” (Trouble In Mind)[Buy]

Heron Oblivion
“The Chapel” (Self Released)[Buy]

Maraudeur “Maraudeur” (Bruit Direct Disques)[Buy]

Mdou Moctar “Sousoume Tamachek” (Sahel Sounds)[Buy]

Mountain Movers “Mountain Movers” (Trouble In Mind)[Buy]

David Nance “Negative Boogie” (Ba Da Bing!)[Buy]

Les Filles De Illighadad “Eghass Malan” (Sahel Sounds)[Buy]

Suspirians “Ti Bon Ange” (Super Secret Records)[Buy]

The Weather Station “The Weather Station” (Paradise Of Bachelors)[Buy]

The World “First World Record” (Lumpy Records)[Buy]


(Shipping, Stocking Third Baseman)

AmenRa “Mass VI” (Neurot Recordings)[Buy]

Kendrick Lamar
“DAMN.” (Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records)[Buy]

“The Future Of…” (Trip Machine Laboratories) [EP/7″][Buy]

Mogwai “Every Country’s Sun” (Temporary Residence Limited / Rock Action)[Buy]

The National “Sleep Well Beast” (4AD)[Buy]

Pissed Jeans “Why Love Now” (Sub Pop)[Buy]

Power Trip “Nightmare Logic” (Southern Lord)[Buy]

TOPS “Sugar At The Gate” (Arbutus)[Buy]

Wiki “No Mountains In Manhattan” (XL)[Buy]

Woe “Hope Attrition” (Vendetta)[Buy]


(Sunday Front Store Catcher)

AmenRa “Mass VI” (Neurot Recordings)[Buy]

Belphegor “Totenritual” (Nuclear Blast)[Buy]

Broken English Club “The English Beach” (L.I.E.S.)[Buy]

The Bug & Earth “Concrete Desert” (Ninja Tune)[Buy]

Litüus “2236 S Wentworth Ave” (Avian)[Buy]

Makaya McCraven “Highly Rare” (International Anthem Recording Company)[Buy]

Ninos Du Brasil “Vida Eterna” (Hospital Productions)[Buy]

Pessimist “Pessimist” (Blackest Ever Black)[Buy]

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement “Ambient Black Magic” (Hospital Productions)[Buy]

Stormzy “Gang Signs And Prayers” (#Merky)[Buy]

Teresa Winter “Untitled Death” (The Death Of Rave)[Buy]

Traxman “Tekvision” (Teklife)[Buy]

Various “The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors: Gamelan Beleganjur and the Music of the Ngaben Funerary Ritual in Bali” (Akuphone)[Buy]

Video Salon “Video Salon” (Not Not Fun Records)[Buy]

Wiley “The Godfather” (CTA Records)[Buy]


(Co-Owner Manager)

Top Favorite =

Pissed Jeans “Why Love Now” (Sub Pop)[Buy]

Cock Sparrer “Forever” (Pirates Press, Randale, Chace The Ace)[Buy]

Darkest Hour “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora” (Southern Lord)[Buy]

Dying Fetus “Wrong One To Fuck With” (Relapse)[Buy]

Goatwhore “Vengeful Ascension” (Metal Blade)[Buy]

Les Chasseurs De La Nuit “Nebel Leben” (Heiðrunar Myrkrunar) [technically a 2016 Release, but ehhh this year is when it got listened to][Buy]

Mdou Moctar “Sousoume Tamachek” (Sahel Sounds)[Buy]

Myrkur “Mareridt” (Relapse)[Buy]

Oxbow “Thin Black Duke” (Hydra Head)[Buy]

Suffocation “… Of The Dark Light” (Nuclear Blast)[Buy]

Trepaneringsritualen “Kainskult” (Tesco Organisation)[Buy]

Vatican Shadow “Luxor Necropolitics” (Hospital Productions)[Buy]


(Friday Update Reviews Designated Hitter)

Top Favorite =

Slowdive “Slowdive” (Dead Oceans)[Buy]

Blanck Mass “World Eater” (Sacred Bones)[Buy]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Luciferian Towers” (Constellation)[Buy]

Metz “Strange Peace” (Sub Pop)[Buy]

Oh Sees “Orc” (Castle Face)[Buy]

Primus “The Desaturating Seven” (ATO)[Buy]

Temples “Volcano” (Heavenly / Fat Possum)[Buy]

Wear Your Wounds “WYW” (Deathwish)[Buy]

White Suns “Psychic Drift” (Flenser)[Buy]

Wolf Eyes “Undertow” (Lower Floor Music)[Buy]


(Co-Owner Mascot)

Top Favorite =

Makaya McCraven
“Highly Rare” (International Anthem Recording Company)[Buy]

Applehead “Applehead’s Rache” (Pre-Cert Home Entertainment)[Buy]

Duran Duran Duran “Duran” (Power Vacuum)[Buy]

Antoni Maiiovi + the Karakura Orchestra “Abdullah” (Death Waltz / Mondo)[Buy]

Ninos Du Brasil “Vida Eterna” (Hospital Productions)[Buy]

Not Waving “Good Luck” (Diagonal)[Buy]

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement “Ambient Black Magic” (Hospital Productions)[Buy]

Sevdaliza “Ison” (Twisted Elegance)[Buy]

Various “Sounds Of Sisso” (Nyege Nyege Tapes)[Buy]

Teresa Winter “Untitled Death” (The Death Of Rave )[Buy]

Rick’s Honorable Mentions:

Dirt Devil “Dirt Devil” (Redscroll) [It feels a little dirty putting a record we put out on a list like this and that’s part of why I don’t have it on the above favorites, but hey here we are.][Buy]

Equiknoxx “Colón Man” (DDS)[Buy]

Hide “Black Flame EP” (Joyful Noise)[Buy]

Jlin “Black Origami” (Planet Mu)[Buy]

Nidia “Nidia e Ma, Nidia e Fudida” (Principe)[Buy]

Spectral Voice “Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing” (Dark Descent)[Buy]

Stormzy “Gang Signs & Prayer” (#Merky)[Buy]

Wiley “Godfather” (CTA Records)[Buy]