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Title: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Space Freely on December 05, 2017, 10:46:14 am
Remember, really long lists put people to sleep.

Mine, at this point unordered:

Steve Earle, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw
The National, Sleep Well Beast
The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
St. Vincent, Masseduction
Valerie June, The Order of Time
Alvvays, Antisocialites
Taylor Knox, Love
Jeff Tweedy, Together at Last
New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions
Kelly Lee Owens, s/t
Spoon, Hot Thoughts
Old 97's, Graveyard Whistling
Waxahatchee, Out in the Storm

Edit: I said 13 and only included 12. Forgot the last one in the original post.

Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Yada on December 05, 2017, 10:50:51 am
Remember, really long lists put people to sleep.

Mine, at this point unordered:

Steve Earle, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw
The National, Sleep Well Beast
The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
St. Vincent, Masseduction
Valerie June, The Order of Time
Alvvays, Antisocialites
Taylor Knox, Love
Jeff Tweedy, Together at Last
New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions
Kelly Lee Owens, s/t
Spoon, Hot Thoughts
Old 97's, Graveyard Whistling

I was just thinking about a list the other day... I'm not even sure I've listened to 13 new albums this year. I'll report back!
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Vas Deferens on December 05, 2017, 11:20:38 am
I find it hard to believe that you like Kelly Lee Owens :)   great album.  Saw her live too in California.


Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: bearman🐻 on December 05, 2017, 12:44:20 pm
In no particular order, my top 10. I know, pretty predictable if you know my tastes.

The Feelies -- In Between
Slowdive -- Slowdive
Cherry Glazerr -- Apocalipstick
Grandaddy -- Last Place
Ride -- Weather Diaries
Surfer Blood -- Snowdonia
The Jesus and Mary Chain -- Damage and Joy
Wire -- Silver/Lead
Dream Syndicate -- How Did I Find Myself Here?
Luna -- A Sentimental Education
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: hutch on December 05, 2017, 06:06:39 pm
Agree about Old 97s...second winner of an album in a row... only downside to this band is the drummer always plays the same shuffle beat...
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: bearman🐻 on December 05, 2017, 06:47:54 pm
I'd say my 2 biggest disappointments were the Queens of the Stone Age LP and the Real Estate LP (which I think I've managed to get through 3 times total and won't bother with again).
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: AnalogFossa on December 05, 2017, 06:48:06 pm
I'm but a lowly lurker usually but I like summing up what new music was in my rotation this year:
GAS - Narkopop
Slowdive - S/T
Mew - Visuals
Torres - Three Futures
Aphex Twin - Orphans
King Krule - The OOZ
Zola Jesus - Okovi
The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles
Blanck Mass - World Eater
The Feelies - In Between
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
John Maus - Screen Memories
Windswept - Johnny Jewel
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: StoneTheCrow on December 05, 2017, 08:46:10 pm
Starting to feel old. This was the worst year I can recall for both concert attendance and new albums.

Only have 8 off the top of my head (no order):

Slowdive
Unsane
QOTSA
Kendrick Lamar
Father John Misty
Full of Hell
Godflesh
Dirty Projectors

Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: StoneTheCrow on December 05, 2017, 09:20:24 pm
I loved the live Replacements lp. Forgot about that one.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Yada on December 06, 2017, 09:52:34 am
what he said ^^^

Cornell ’77 – Grateful Dead
Queens of the Breakers – The Barr Brothers
Hallelujah Anyhow – Hiss Golden Messenger
Out in the Storm – Waxahatchee
City Music – Kevin Morby
Urbs In Horto – Twin Peaks
Hug of Thunder – Broken Social Scene
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Darth Ed on December 06, 2017, 03:50:04 pm
I felt this year wasn't a great year for album releases, so I doubt I can come up with 13. A lot of good reissues though (R.E.M., Wilco, Radiohead, etc).

Slowdive - Slowdive
The Dears - Times Infinity, Volume Two
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy
The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Offa Rex - The Queen of Hearts
Arcade Fire - Everything Now (didn't like it at first, but it inexplicably grew on me)
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Vas Deferens on December 06, 2017, 04:54:01 pm
Slowdive - s/t
Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
The Courtneys - II
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
TOPS - Sugar at the Gate
Big Thief - Capacity
Sondre Lerche - Pleasure
Cold Beat - Chaos by Invitation
David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack
Sparks - Hippopotamus
EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring


Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: vansmack on December 07, 2017, 04:12:21 pm
For me, one standout in 2017: Jay-Z - 4:44 (a superb album that I had on heavy rotation)

The next group of standouts:
 
Lorde - Melodrama
Jason Isbell - The Nashville Sound
Run the Jewels - RTJ3  (technically 12.24.16, but close enough)

Others I listened to a lot:

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Liam Gallagher - As you were
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Kendrick Lamar - Damn.
Spoon - Hot Thoughts

Too recent but showing promise of decent rotation:

Taylor Swift - Reputation
Chris Stapleton - From a Room, Vol 2 (preferred over vol 1 already)
U2 - Songs of Experience
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Relaxer on December 08, 2017, 05:54:35 pm
In order:

Cosmic Girls – Happy Moment
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Blackpink – Blackpink EP
Mito Natsume – Natsumelo
The Horrors – V
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
MAMAMOO – Purple ep
9Muses – Love City
Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory
Kitty  - Miami Garden Club
Golden Child – 1st Mini Album
The Courtneys – II

HMs:
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
King Krule - The Ooz
Yung Lean - Stranger
Ride – Weather Diaries

Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: bearman🐻 on December 09, 2017, 09:19:24 am
To be honest, one of my favorite records that I discovered this year was actually from 1987..."Mother Juno" by the Gun Club.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: StoneTheCrow on December 09, 2017, 11:18:59 am
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy

This was surprisingly good.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: vansmack on December 09, 2017, 05:04:03 pm
Can't believe I left P!nk's Beautiful Trauma off my list.

Slip that one into Albums I listened to a lot.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: maryland man's son on December 09, 2017, 05:24:43 pm
Mileys new album was surprisingly good for me...
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: hutch on December 09, 2017, 06:28:29 pm
Will prob add a few but phoenix, killers, war on drugs, old 97s, morrissey...come to mind

Also older but first time for me was last shadow puppets debut and vampire weekend's last one..both stellar records


Lcd was biggest bummer..nothing sticks from that one
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: maryland man's son on December 09, 2017, 06:49:12 pm
Agree on lcd. Meh.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: DotTheEyes on December 10, 2017, 06:00:16 pm
Ti Amo by Phoenix
Who Built the Moon? by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Melodrama by Lorde
Semper Femina by Laura Marling
Sleep Well Beast by the National
Hot Thoughts by Spoon
Prisoner by Ryan Adams
Visions of a Life by Wolf Alice
24-7 Rock Star Shit by the Cribs
Big Fish Theory by Vince Staples
Little Fictions by Elbow
Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg
The Visitor by Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: chancegardener on December 12, 2017, 01:59:03 am
10. “Orphee” - Johann Johannsson
9. “Colors” – Beck
8. “How Did We Get So Dark” – Royal Blood
7. “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” – Japandroids
6. “Slowdive” – Slowdive
5. “Little Fictions” – Elbow
4. “Is This the Life We Really Want” – Roger Waters
3. “Hot Thoughts” – Spoon
2. “Drunk” – Thundercat
1.“American Dream” – LCD Soundsystem
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Vas Deferens on December 12, 2017, 09:56:57 am
I agree about the new LCD....it didn't work for me.  They were still great at the Anthem, though.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 12, 2017, 10:01:15 am
I agree about the new LCD....it didn't work for me.  They were still great at the Anthem, though.
Agreed. Huge disappointment, but still so so good live.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Space Freely on December 12, 2017, 10:07:13 am
I find it hard to believe that you like Kelly Lee Owens :)   great album.  Saw her live too in California.

After listening to this album back to back with the new Charlotte Gainsbourg, it's possibly I might swap those two, hence dropping KLO. Then again, maybe not.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: gavroche on December 13, 2017, 11:37:10 am
Only 4 new albums that I bought this year I think:

EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring
Torres - Three Futures
Hope - Hope
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: hutch on December 14, 2017, 05:07:21 pm
Oh yah add the NMA one...
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: maryland man's son on December 14, 2017, 05:08:22 pm
Neutral Milk AirBnB?
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 14, 2017, 05:26:30 pm
Neutral Milk AirBnB?
There's an Auschwitz-rebranding joke somewhere in there, but I won't be the one to make it.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: Relaxer on December 14, 2017, 06:28:41 pm
Fever Ray was the biggest disappointment for me this year. I was so psyched for that thing, and it just does nothing for me.
Title: Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
Post by: hutch on December 15, 2017, 10:59:02 am
NMA are the North Mississippi Allstars..Jim Dickinson's boys...just a great record...same as the last one with a bit more of a Grateful Dead vibe...Luther is such a great guitar player...maybe the best slide player going...I still think World Boogie is their master work but this one is close...for a long time I felt their records did not measure up to their live shows but no longer...if you like RL Burnside and that type of blues give them a shake..