Christmas came early for Detroit indie-darling Stef Chura.
Chura, who signed to Saddle Creek Records
last month, landed a coveted spot on a year-end list with none other than Rolling Stone
. '15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017'
features Chura's debut LP Messes,
calling it "perceptive," "compelling," and sly in its use of irony. Writer Simon Vozick-Levinson labels the album's opener "Slow Motion"
"one of 2017's best opening tracks."
Also on the list are Cecile McLorin Salvant's Dreams and Daggers,
Sneaks' It's A Myth,
and Ratboys' GN.