Your Favorite Albums Released In 2017
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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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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
 
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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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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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My top albums of 2017 (in no particular order):

Alison Moyet - Other
(Big voice of Yazoo fame going... Björk?)


Andreas Schaerer - The Big Wig
(Jazz meets orchestra meets Robert Wyatt)


Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru
(Passionate and infectious, one of my live jazz faves of the year)


Destroyer - Ken
(Clever and elegant indie pop gems)


Fabiano Do Nascimento - Tempo Dos Mestres
(Relaxed and atmospheric Brazilian folk-jazz)


Flotation Toy Warning - The Machine That Made Us
(Melodic and somewhat melancholic art-pop)


Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die
(Hard to describe this quirky bag of jazz... but it's awesome, give it a try!)


Jeff Finlin - The Guru In The Girl
(Another excellent album by this undeservedly unknown singer / songwriter)


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)


Kalo - Live In Nyc
(Raw and energetic. Hands down my favorite blues / rock album of the year)


Laura Marling - Semper Femina
(The lady is perfection. A folk / pop masterpiece)


Luka Productions - Fasokan
(Trippy electronic afro-beat. My favorite world music album of the year)


Matthew Stevens - Preverbal
(Subtle jazz fusion with atmospheric Frisell-ian guitar play)


Mediabanda - Bombas En El Aire
(My recommendation to those who like complex / demanding fusion music. Amazing!)


Mica Levi - Jackie (OST)
(A late 2016 release, but I just had to include it here. Pretty much the antidote to Mediabanda...)


Mihaly Dresch Quartet with Chris Potter - Zea
(Eclectic mix of jazz and Hungarian folk. Another one of my live faves this year)


Morrissey - Low in High School
(Didn't expect to like this... but turned out, I was totally wrong)


The Unthanks - Diversions, Vol. 4 The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake
(Nick Drake's roots uncovered, thanks to The Unthanks)


Wolfgang Haffner - Kind of Spain
(A remarkably beautiful and well-recorded jazz / folk album)


Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse
(Arabic, jazz, and a little bit of everything. One of the most creative albums I've heard all year)



Happy New Year everyone!
 
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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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