Mitch Perry’s favorites in books, music and movies in 2017


‘Tis the season for Top 10 lists.

As I have already composed a list of the Top 10 political stories in the Tampa Bay area, allow me to indulge some of my personal favorite experiences in the things I enjoy doing when not writing about politics.

Here are my top books, music and movies for 2017:

Best music albums/moments: 

1 — Tame Impala performing Saturday night, July 30, on Randall’s Island in NYC for the Panorama Festival

2 — Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne singing “Electric Blue” at USF SunDome Sept. 22.

3 — Father John Misty — “Pure Comedy

4 — War on Drugs — “A Deeper Understanding

5 — Hans Zimmer live at Coachella, April 21

6 — The XX — “I See You

7 — Alvvays — “Antisocialites

8 — Sylvan Esso — “What Now

9 — Lana Del Rey — “Lust For Life

Best movie:

1 — “The Shape of Water

2 — “The Florida Project

3 — “Lady Bird

4 — “The Big Sick

5 — “I Am Not Your Negro

6 — “A Ghost Story

7 — “Brad’s Status

8 — “I, Daniel Blake

9 — “Chuck

10 — “Ingrid Goes West

Best Books:

1 — “Sticky Fingers” — Joe Hagan

2 — “Fantasyland” — Kurt Andersen

3 — “Touch” — Courtney Maum

4 — “Mrs. Fletcher” — Tom Perotta

5 — “Shattered” — Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

6 — “Unwanted Advances” — Laura Kipnis

7 — “New People” — Danzy Senza

8 — “The Dinner Party and other stories” — Jonathan Ferris

9 — “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

10 — “The Arrangement” by Sarah Dunn

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]


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