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Biggest Ups: Over 40 Artists Share Their Favorite Albums of 2017

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Bandcamp artists pick their favorite albums of the year.

One of the features on Bandcamp Daily that generates the greatest amount of enthusiasm is Big Ups. The concept is simple: we ask artists who used Bandcamp to recommend their favorite Bandcamp discoveries. So, in honor of our Best of 2017 coverage, we decided to take Big Ups and super-size it. Here, more than 40 artists to tell us their favorite albums of the year.

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Kalbells On Dropbox, Fighting Cancer, And Working With Idols

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Kalbells’s new album, Ten Flowers, is a pop record hell-bent on redefining how far its structure can be pushed without giving way entirely. Its songs have a joyous, almost cartoon-like feel, the host of bells and whistles a vital part of the record’s aesthetic palette. The album’s joyous nature derives—at least in some degree—from Kalmia Traver’s victorious fight with cancer. We spoke with Traver over the phone from her home in Brooklyn to discuss randomized songwriting, collaborating on starkly personal projects, and trusting oneself fully.

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