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Your Favorite Albums Released In 2017

Discussion in 'Music' started by TexasBuck, Dec 12, 2017.
  1. TexasBuck
    It's that time of year again. The top album's of 2017 lists are starting to come out. What does your list look like?

    Here's mine:

    1) Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
    2) Slow Dive - Slow Dive
    3) Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
    4) Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    5) Queens of the Stone Age - Villians
    6) Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock
    7) Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold
    8) The National - Sleep Well Beast
    9) Alvvys - Antisocialites
    10) Arcade Fire - Everything Now
    11) U2 - Songs of Experience
    12) The Shins - Heartworms
    13) Ride - Weather Diaries
    14) Morrissey - Low In High School
    15) Real Estate - In Mind
    16) Alexandria Savior - Belladonna of Sadness
    17) The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
    18) Nine Inch Nails - Add Violence (EP)
    19) Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
    20) Foxygen - Hang

    Favorite live album of 2017: The Replacements - "For Sale"
    Favorite re-issue of 2017: The Smiths - "The Queen is Dead"
     
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  2. MisterMudd
    I second your 1,4,5,17,and add:

    LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    Harry Styles
    Missio - Loner
    Midland - On the Rocks
    Brothers Osborn - Pawn Shop

    Favorite live album: Collective Soul
     
  3. Brahmsian
    I'll post others later but for now this one is superb.

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  4. Brahmsian
    Rap is one of my least favorite genres, but this one is brilliant. Certainly belongs on a list of best albums of 2017.

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  5. Music Alchemist
    I got thousands of albums (in most genres) in the past, but haven't kept up much with new music, so my list is just a few random things I liked. (Mostly metal, which I do keep up with somewhat.)

    Lucky Lotus Records: Summertime Dreams (2 CD compilation. Some of the coolest electronic music I've heard. Sadly, limited to 100 copies.)
    ATB: neXt
    Blut Aus Nord: Deus Salutis Meæ
    Moonspell: 1755
    Cradle Of Filth: Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay
    Nokturnal Mortum: Verity
    Morbid Angel: Kingdoms Disdained
    Immolation: Atonement
    Aosoth: V: The Inside Scriptures
    Suffocation: ...Of The Dark Light
    Arch Enemy: Will To Power
    The Algorithm: Brute Force: Source Code [EP]
    Converge: The Dusk In Us
    Zao: Pyrrhic Victory [EP]
    Samael: Hegemony
    Enslaved: E
    Motograter: Desolation
    In Flames: Down, Wicked & No Good [EP]

    Also worth mentioning: Countless anime soundtracks! (Which I think are far better than conventional albums much of the time. They cover most genres of music too.)
     
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  7. james444 Contributor
    My top albums of 2017 (in no particular order):

    Alison Moyet - Other
    (Big voice of Yazoo fame going... Björk?)
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    Andreas Schaerer - The Big Wig
    (Jazz meets orchestra meets Robert Wyatt)
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    Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru
    (Passionate and infectious, one of my live jazz faves of the year)
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    Destroyer - Ken
    (Clever and elegant indie pop gems)
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    Fabiano Do Nascimento - Tempo Dos Mestres
    (Relaxed and atmospheric Brazilian folk-jazz)
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    Flotation Toy Warning - The Machine That Made Us
    (Melodic and somewhat melancholic art-pop)
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    Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die
    (Hard to describe this quirky bag of jazz... but it's awesome, give it a try!)
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    Jeff Finlin - The Guru In The Girl
    (Another excellent album by this undeservedly unknown singer / songwriter)
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    Julia Fordham - The Language of Love
    (A mix of inspired and so-so jazz covers of pop songs. The voice and recording quality make it a winner for me)
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    Kalo - Live In Nyc
    (Raw and energetic. Hands down my favorite blues / rock album of the year)
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    Laura Marling - Semper Femina
    (The lady is perfection. A folk / pop masterpiece)
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    Luka Productions - Fasokan
    (Trippy electronic afro-beat. My favorite world music album of the year)
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    Matthew Stevens - Preverbal
    (Subtle jazz fusion with atmospheric Frisell-ian guitar play)
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    Mediabanda - Bombas En El Aire
    (My recommendation to those who like complex / demanding fusion music. Amazing!)
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    Mica Levi - Jackie (OST)
    (A late 2016 release, but I just had to include it here. Pretty much the antidote to Mediabanda...)
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    Mihaly Dresch Quartet with Chris Potter - Zea
    (Eclectic mix of jazz and Hungarian folk. Another one of my live faves this year)
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    Morrissey - Low in High School
    (Didn't expect to like this... but turned out, I was totally wrong)
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    The Unthanks - Diversions, Vol. 4 The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake
    (Nick Drake's roots uncovered, thanks to The Unthanks)
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    Wolfgang Haffner - Kind of Spain
    (A remarkably beautiful and well-recorded jazz / folk album)
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    Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse
    (Arabic, jazz, and a little bit of everything. One of the most creative albums I've heard all year)
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    Happy New Year everyone! [​IMG]
     
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  8. taffy2207
    Ok, I'll play. By No means definitive as I'm still catching up on music in 2017, particularly on heavier stuff but this what I'm liking so far:-

    ONEGODLESS - Mourner
    Telepathy - Tempest
    Fen - Winter
    Kublai Khan - Nomad
    Lunatic Soul - Fractured
    Jocelyn & Chris Arndt - Go
    Abstract Void - Into The Blue
    Spook The Horses - People Used To Live Here
    Soen - Lykaia
    Kauan - Kaiho
    Wolfheart - Tyhjyys
    Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis
    August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem
    Polaris - The Mortal Coil
    Body Count - Bloodlust
    Prophets Of Rage - Prophets Of Rage
    The Black Noodle Project - Divided We Fall
    Wode - Servants Of The Countercosmos
    Tetrafusion - Dreaming Of Sleep
    Trivium - The Sin & The Sentence
    SepticFlesh - Codex Omega
    Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
    Wage War - Deadweight
    Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
    Sever The Voices - Bygones
    Glassjaw - Material Control
    Setentia - Darkness Transcend

    And endoubtedly many,many more to come..... :L3000:
     
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