Best Albums of 2017
selected by Nemanja Neskovic

Brigand <BR> “Daleko je Vavilon”

“Daleko je Vavilon”

Four years after their debut record, Brigand brought another great and high-quality album. New songs are sharp, they flirt with noise-rock and sludge-metal, and with completely raw vocals of Velibor Nikolić make one hell of a combination.

When it comes to production, this is one of the best-sounding records made in Serbia in past several years.

♪♫ Listen: “Most je prešao reku” + album stream

Brigand on Bandcamp, Facebook.

Bohemija <BR> “Sve naopako”

“Sve naopako”

Bohemija is the new band on Serbian music scene. They come from the city of Niš, in the southern part of the country. Their first album “Sve naopako” is real triumph and music reviewers consider it one of the best debut records in 2017.

Sound of Bohemija is very diverse and fresh and we can expect more amazing stuff in the future from this crew.

♪♫ Listen: “Bube” + album stream

Bohemija on Soundcloud, Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp.

Eyot <BR> “Innate”


“Innate” was recorded at Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago by the legendary sound engineer and producer Steve Albini, famous for his work with Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Mogwai and others. It is fourth album of the Eyot quartet and successfully combines jazz and rock, folk and ambiental music.

If you like mixed sound of classical piano, heavily amplified guitar and strong, rock influenced drumming, give this record a chance. It will blow your mind.

♪♫ Listen: “Veer” + album stream

Eyot on Bandcamp, Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud, www.

Stepa <BR> “StEPa”


Four youngsters formed this band in 2016 and they already have a lot of fans and people who like their music. “SteEPa” is the only mini-album featured on this list and it consists of six beautiful and amazing songs.

We can describe their sound as combination of American folk music with elements of psychodelic/indie-rock. In my opinion, they have a bright future ahead of them.

♪♫ Listen: “See Me” + album stream

Stepa on Bandcamp, Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud.

Baobab <BR> “Naše vreme”

“Naše vreme”

Baobab comes from the southwestern part of Serbia, from the little town called Arilje.

Their third full-length effort “Naše vreme” is very intimate and delicate piece of art with several extraordinary rock ballads and tender melodies.

I hope that over time Baobab will gain much more attention as they certainly deserve it.

♪♫ Listen: “U gradu koji tone” + album stream

Baobab on Bandcamp, Facebook, Soundcloud.

Nikola Vranjković <BR> “Veronautika”

Nikola Vranjković

Singer-songwriter and former member of Block Out, Nikola Vranjković, released epic new album. Most of the songs are already known because they were created long ago and Vranjković performs them for quite some time. Now, they got whole, studio versions.

Poignant lyrcis and outstanding production, great amount of prominent musicians who contributed the record sound, large instrumentation and cosmic atmosphere are the most important characteristics of this pure delight.

♪♫ Listen: “Nikada ti neću više otkriti nijednu tajnu” + album stream

Nikola Vranjković on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud.

Crvi <BR> “Piše nam se dobro”

“Piše nam se dobro”

This is the first album of the energetic quartet Crvi, which consists of musicians who gained their experience in various other bands.

“Piše nam se dobro” is full of interesting approaches and ideas and sound goes form powerful guitar riffs to atmosferic instrumental solos.

In the meantime, two members were replaced by young and talented guitarist and drummer, so we can expect new magical things from this band.

♪♫ Listen: “Istinepostoje” + album stream

Crvi on Bandcamp, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram.

On Tour <BR> “Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home”

On Tour
“Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home”

The style of Belgrade-based On Tour is a mix of alt country, folk rock and acoustic sound.

Their third album “Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home” is full of melancholy and organic and well-crafted melodies with the angelic voice of Ika which warms your soul.

Everything is on the right spot and it very easy to enjoy this beautiful record.

♪♫ Listen: “Lorries and Trucks” + album stream

On Tour on Facebook, Youtube, Bandcamp.

Nežni Dalibor <BR> “U slojevima”

Nežni Dalibor
“U slojevima”

Catchy rhythm, guitar sound that goes from indie pop and psychodelic rock to prog-rock, interesting lyrics, great vocal skills by Ivica, brilliant arrangements, controled chaos, well-produced sound…

…all these things complete very harmonious whole under the name “U slojevima”, Nežni Dalibor latest album.

Nežni Dalibor is, without any doubts, one of the greatest modern alt-pop bands in Serbia and their funbase only grows bigger every day.

♪♫ Listen: “Zauvek” + album stream

Nežni Dalibor on Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube, Instagram, Soundcloud.

Bitipatibi <BR> “Lešnici divlji 2”

“Lešnici divlji 2”

After releasing a debut album of dream pop that was perfectly formed, Una Gašić dropped another amazing record, “Lešnici divlji 2”.

In her own way, she continued to transform her dreams, fears, quest for love into verses that are pure poetry.

Her lyrics might seem distant and inconceivable to ordinary people, but this thing doesn’t affect us to indulge and enjoy it. In addition, for many years now, Una’s voice has a therapeutic effect on me.

♪♫ Listen: “Gluposti” + album stream

Bitipatibi on Facebook, Youtube, Bandcamp, Instagram, Soundcloud.