Friday, 22 December 2017

Best Of 2017

As is now tradition, here's my list of the 50 "best" albums of 2017 to close out the year. As always, don't take this as an objectively ranked list, these are just my personal favourites. Feel free to share some of your favourites with me, I'd love to know what you guys have been listening to for the past 12 months. Thanks for a great year and your persistence in never letting this blog die. I hope you have a good end of year, and I'll see you in 2018.

Honourable Mentions:

Frail Hands - S/T
No Omega - Culture
People Like You - Verse
Cloakroom - Time Well
Massa Nera - Los Pensamientos De Una Cara Palida


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The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

49

Rainer Maria - S/T


48 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers

47

Shizune - Cheat Death, Live Dead!


46

Sect - No Cure For Death


45

Ty Segall - Ty Segall


44

All Pigs Must Die - Hostage Animal


43

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice 


42

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex


41

The World is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign


40

Queens Of The Stone Age - Villians


39

METZ - Strange Peace


38

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun


37

The xx - I See You


36

Tigers Jaw - Spin


35

Incendiary - Thousand Mile Stare


34

Björk - Utopia


33

Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart of Life




32

Career Suicide - Machine Response


31

Laura Marling - Semper Femina

30

Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy


29

Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm


28

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding


27

St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION


26

Jay-Z - 4:44

25

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits


24

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural





23

Drake - More Life



22

Perfume Genius - No Shape


21

Alvvays - Antisocialites


20

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic


19

Sorority Noise - You're Not As _____ As You Think


18

Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights


17

Sun Kil Moon - Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood


16

the Mountain Goats - Goths


15

The Menzingers - After The Party


14

Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up

13

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy


12

Code Orange - Forever


11

Single Mothers - Our Pleasure

10

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory






9

Brockhampton - Saturation


8

Brockhampton - Saturation III


7

Brockhampton - Saturation II




6

The National - Sleep Well Beast


5

Brand New - Science Fiction


4

Converge - The Dusk In Us


3

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.


2

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy


1

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me




27 comments:

  1. Brand New? What are you playing at mate - don't support abusers!

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    1. So everyone in the band is guilty of what one member did? I think the album is awful, but you're a fucking idiot.

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    2. You have a point, but it is still one of the best albums of the year. Some people can separate the art from the artist.

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    3. Was addicted to this album when it came out. Was never even that into them. Haven't listened to it since the news broke, and not sure I could really enjoy it the same way again. Such a shame.

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    4. The thing is, Brand New IS Lacey, he does all the writing and composition, no? Awful rude to call someone a "fucking idiot" for literally just trying to stop an abuser for succeeding further

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  2. I'd throw in:
    Idles - Brutalism (AOTY tied with Converge's new one)
    Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
    '68 - Two Parts Viper
    Idylls - The Barn
    Down I Go - Mortals
    Big Walnuts Yonder - S/T
    Mouthbreather - Pig
    Weed - Born Wrong Love
    Tera Melos - Trash Generator
    Moow - I Can't Tell You How Much it Hurts
    Portrayal of Guilt - S/T
    Deerhoof - Mountain Moves
    Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid
    The Heads Are Zeros - S/T
    ATDI - Inter Alia (well I liked it)
    The I.L.Y.'s - Bodyguard

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    1. that Do Make Say Think album's pretty badass. Overlooked by most but definitely top-20 for me.

      Also, top-5 for me is the James Holden & The Animal Spirits. Awesome stuff.

      Also, check out AK/DK.

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    2. Idylls for the win! What a band!

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  3. Excellent collection as usual. Love that Japandroids album! Merry Christmas!

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  4. you'll put brand new in there but no propagandhi, quicksand....? yikes.

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  5. criminal to leave out King Krule

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  6. can't believe manchester orchestra did not make the cut. album is phenomenal. 2nd to science fiction in my opinion.

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    1. this album has been on my itunes for a month and I still havent listened to it. I think I might be fucking up, lol.

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  7. Any way these albums (like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, etc) could have links attached?

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    1. Realistically, all of them. haha.

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  8. Great list but no Chastity Belt..? :(

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  9. You gotta get some Backwards Dancer on here the self titled slays

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  10. No Ostraca, really?

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  11. Just found your blog. Love your taste! Have you heard of Futurebirds? They'd be good for your site.

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  12. you'll put brand new in there but no propagandhi, quicksand....? yikes.



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  13. What did Brand New do? I'm not a native speaker so I can't follow news about them.Can someone explain me, please?

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    1. Last year, it was revealed that Jesse Lacey (member of the band) had a history of sexually abusing underage girls he met at shows in the 2000s, both virtually and physically. He would solicit nudes and make them watch him jack off on webcam, among other things. There have been two confirmed cases, but presumably more. This abuse went on for numerous years, but always started when they were underage. This came out last year, and he issued an apology, stating he has sought therapy for "sex addiction" since then, and regrets his past actions, etc., though a lot of fans did not take well to that excuse, since he was targeting underage and unwilling partners.

      After this came out, Brand New cancelled their tour dates. They'll probably never come back, especially since Jesse was the figurehead of the band, and their reputation has forever been tainted. It's a horrid situation, but Science Fiction is still a great album. Just can't defend the actions of the main man who created it.

      Hope that makes sense!

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    2. Oh God, everything is clear now.Thank you so much for explanation.I wish it had never happened.

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