Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top 50 Albums of 2017

Hey! Look! It's time for our Top 50 of the year list once again. And once again there was no shortage of excellent new music to choose from. To speed along the process we've listed the titles simply in alphabetical order rather than rank them numerically. First time releases from great new(ish) artist like Sampha, Diet Cig, and Phoebe Bridgers; wonderful new albums from veterans like Destroyer, The Mountain Goats, and WHY? Bands I'd previously thought were a little overrated, like Fleet Foxes and LCD Soundsystem, proved me wrong with fantastic releases. I surely missed, ignored, overlooked dozens of equally great albums, but hey, make your own lists and post them on our Facebook Page! We'd love to see them.

You can scroll down to the bottom and find our Spotify top 50 playlist. THANKS 2017!!!

 (Sandy) Alex GRocket (Domino Recording Co. Ltd.)
Angelo De Augustine - Swim Inside The Moon (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
 Beach FossilsSomersault (Bayonet Records) 

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind (4AD)

Charlotte GainsbourgRest (Because Music)

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice (Matador)

Daniel Brandt - Eternal Something (Erased Tapes)

Daniel O’SullivanVELD (O Genesis)

Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts - Milano (30th Century)

Dent May - Across the Multiverse (Carpark)

DestroyerKen (Merge)

Diet Cig - Swear I’m Good at This (Frenchkiss Records)

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation)

Ex Eye - S/T (Relapse Records)
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (Nonesuch)
Grails - Chalice Hymnal (Temporary Residence)

Hauschka - What If (Temporary Residence)

High PlainsCinderland (Kranky)

Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge)

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology (Fire Records)

Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans)

Jay Som - Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)

Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing!)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (Western Vinyl)

Kevin Morby - City Music (Dead Oceans)

King Krule - The Ooz (True Panther Sounds)

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (DFA)

LiarsTFCF (Mute)

Lorde - Melodrama (Universal)
Mega Bog - Happy Together (Nicey Music)

Mogwai - Every Country's Sun (Temporary Residence)
Moon Duo - Occult Architecture Vol. 1 & 2 (Sacred Bones)

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.)

Mountain Goats - Goths (Merge)
Novella Change of State (Sinderlyn)

Perfume Genius - No Shape (Matador)

Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps (Dead Oceans)

Planning for Burial - Below The House (Flenser)

Proper OrnamentsFoxhole (Slumberland)

Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent (Domino)

Sam AmidonThe Following Mountain (Nonesuch)

SamphaProcess (Young Turks)

SlowdiveSlowdive (Dead Oceans)

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlisterPlanetarium (4AD)

This Is the Kit -  Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)

Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline)

Timber Timbre - Sincerely, Future Pollution (Arts & Crafts)

WHY? - Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise)

Wooden Wand - Clipper Ship (Three Lobed)

Zimpel/ZioĊ‚ek S/T (Instant Classic)

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