Main Site

Running list of your favorite albums of 2017

Let’s use this thread to post our favorite albums released during 2017. It’s still early, but there’s plenty of good releases on the horizon.

What are your favorites so far?


Sangam - Purpose

the only album so far this year that I’ve really come close to loving, but with all of the recent announcements for new material coming up, i can tell it’s gonna get fantastic soon

a ton of great EP’s out already though. maybe a bit too many good ones…

1 Like

Right now I’m really liking Xiu Xiu’s new album. That’s about it so far, but Julia Holter, Dirty Projectors, Mount Eerie, Timber Timbre, Jesus & Mary Chain, Thundercat, and Sun Kil Moon are all around the corner, which is going to be insane.

My favorite so far has been Nothing Feels Natural by Priests. I love their somewhat old school and minimal flavor of post-punk. Plus they have an A+ vocalist.

It’s looking like that Sampha album is going to be in close competition, though, if the singles are any indication. And of course there are a bajillion upcoming projects that have been announced in the past couple of weeks that could easily surpass anything we’ve heard so far.

  1. The XX
  2. Kehlani
  3. Sohn

January albums of the Month

  1. Sonder – Into EP
  2. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
  3. The xx – I See You
  4. Migos – Culture
  5. Kehlani - SweetSexySavage

I still have to play Ty Segall, Sohn and a few others. If you guys have any January releases that went under the radar, please let me know so I can play!


Right now top 3

  1. HOMESHAKE-Fresh Air
  2. Ron Gallo-Heavy Meta
  3. Ty Segall-Ty Segall

Out of what I’ve listened to so far, I’d have to say something like this:

1 The xx - I See You
2 Wiley - Godfather
3 Bonobo - Migration

After 2 months:

  • Wiley: Godfather
  • Denis Sulta: Nein Fortiate
  • Bonobo: Migration

As far as songs goes, Sampha absolutely killed it with “Blood On Me”.

The only album I’ve been completely sold on so far is Thundercat’s Drunk. Excited for the debut album from Charly Bliss, they’ve been releasing some great singles.

Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

1 Like

What a great year for music so far this year. freaking amazing

1 Like

Almost 1/4 of the year has passed, here’s my currently top 10:

  1. Real Estate - In Mind
  2. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy (actually I hate it, but at the same time I love it)
  3. The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody
  4. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
  5. Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
  6. Sun Kil Moon - Common as Light…
  7. Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
  8. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  9. Xiu Xiu - FORGET
  10. William Basinski - A Shadow In Time

Mount Eerie’s ‘A Crow Looked at Me’ is so painfully heartbreaking that I would feel ashamed if I put it between my favorites.

1 Like

Here are my “under the radar” favorites so far:
Tiny Hazard
Good Personalities
Devilish Dear

That new Freddie Gibbs album is definitely my favorite hip-hop album of the year so far. Other than that Sampha’s Process is magical.

1 Like

Various Artists - Mono No Aware
Arca - Arca
William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
Amnesia Scanner - AS TRUTH
Actress - AZD
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Jacques Greene - Feel Infinite

Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters / The Painters
Nkisi - Kill
RAMZi - Phobiza “Noite” Vol. 2
Ross From Friends - Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes
Quarta 330 - Pixelated


Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
Hoops - Routines
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Animal Collective - Meeting of the Waters
Del Water Gap - 1 (646) 943 2672 (Extended Play)
Drift - Memory

1 Like
  1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
  2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  3. Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
  4. Giovani Cidreira - Japanese Food
  5. Peter Silberman - Impermanence
  6. Mondkopf - They Fall But You Don’t
  7. Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness
  8. Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
  9. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
  10. Kiko Dinucci - Cortes Curtos

The XX - I See You
Slowdive - Slowdive
Sisteray - 15 Minutes EP
PWR BTTM - Pageant
Girlpool - Powerplant

  1. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
  2. Heartless - Pallbearer
  3. Gods of Violence - Kreator
  4. Semper Femina - Laura Marling
  5. Exuvia - The Ruins of Beverast
  6. 50 Song Memoir - The Magnetic Fields
  7. The Grinding Wheel - Overkill
  8. Hang - Foxygen
  9. Salutations - Conor Oberst
  10. Not Even Happiness - Julie Byrne