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Space Freely

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Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« 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.

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Yada

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #1 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!

Vas Deferens

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #2 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.


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bearman🐻

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #3 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

hutch

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #4 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...

bearman🐻

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #5 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).

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #6 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

StoneTheCrow

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #7 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


StoneTheCrow

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 09:20:24 pm »
I loved the live Replacements lp. Forgot about that one.

Yada

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #9 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

Darth Ed

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #10 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)

Vas Deferens

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #11 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


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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #12 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
27>34

Relaxer

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #13 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

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Re: Your 13 favorite albums of 2017?
« Reply #14 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.