Albums of the Year 2017 - - Soundblab

Albums of the Year 2017

Another year in a messed up world comes to an end. Away from music it was possibly not as bad as 2016 but the big orange thing still rises every morning, and I'm not talking about the sun.

As with every other year of this decade, if you're prepared to look hard enough, you'll discover amazing new music. Albums that would have been massive 20 years ago are barely getting a mention, outside of online publications that genuinely care about music. Albums by Protomartyr, Wand and Vermont are future classics but those artists need our support now. Hopefully things will change as we near the end of the decade, wouldn't it be great if the following albums reached more people?

These are our top albums of 2017, in no particular order, just over 150 great albums that you need to hear. Go find them, buy them, support new music, don't live in the past.

EDIT: I also want to give a mention to two albums that we didn't review this year that would otherwise be on the list. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural and H. Grimace - Self Architect.

(Scroll over a thumbnail to reveal the artist and album, click to read the review.)

The Telescopes - Stone TapeClark - Death PeakThe Luxembourg Signal - Blue FieldKing Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal BananaWIBG - Winnie and the NihilistLost Horizons - OjalaThe War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding   The Bug Vs Earth - Concrete DesertOh Sees - OrcQuicksand - InteriorsJuliana Hatfield - PussycatKatie Von Schleicher - Shitty HitsJohn Maus - Screen MemoriesSt. Vincent - MasseductionPissed Jeans - Why Love NowCloud Nothings - Life Without SoundTeen Daze - Themes for Dying EarthOCS - Memory Of A Cut Off HeadMidnight Sister - Saturn Over SunsetAt The Drive-In - in•ter a•li•aTycho - EpochTy Segall - Fried ShallotsStutter Steps - FlooredORB - NaturalityGhostpoet - Dark Days and CanapesThe Flaming Lips - Oczy MlodyWhite Manna - Bleeding EyesHey Colossus - The GuillotineFruit & Flowers - Drug TaxColleen - A flame my love, a frequencyTennis - Yours ConditionallyNadah El Shazly - AhwarWeaves - Wide OpenPerfume Genius - No ShapeThis Is the Kit - Moonshine FreezePigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed the RatsGnoomes - Tschak!Com Truise - IterationStef Chura - MessesThe Fresh & Onlys - Wolf Lie DownCoco Hames - Coco HamesH. Hawkline - I RomanticizeAnthroprophh - Special Love Songs For Hardworking People In Alarm Clock BritainThe Telescopes - As Light ReturnGnod & Radar Men From The Moon - Temple Ov BBVCaroline Says - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be WrongDowntown Boys - Cost of LivingNoveller - A Pink Sunset For No-OneJoel Gion - Joel GionDasher - SodiumFlowers Must Die - KompostThe Comet Is Coming - Death To The PlanetL.A. Witch - L.A. WitchJay Som - Everybody WorksVermont - IISpoon – Hot ThoughtsLawrence English - Cruel OptimismKamasi Washington - Harmony of DifferenceVirginia Wing / Xam Duo - Tomorrow's GiftDungen - Haxan (Versions by Prins Thomas)Odonis Odonis - No PopBed Wettin' Bad Boys - RotMetz – Strange PeaceKing Krule - The OOZJapanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another PlanetAcid Tongue - BabiesSteven Wilson - To the Bone Slothrust - Show Me How You Want It To BeUlrika Spacek - Modern English DecorationProtomartyr - Relatives in DescentTorres - Three FuturesNightlands - I Can Feel The Night Around Me together PANGEA - Bulls and RoostersAiriel - Molten Young LoversMelanie De Biasio - Lilies Crescent - Resin PocketsArt Feynman - Blast Off Through The WickerGrizzly Bear - Painted Ruins Mogwai - Every Country's SonThurston Moore - Rock n Roll Consciousness Catholic Action - In Memory OfNative Sun - Songs Born From Love and HateMr. Yolk - Self PortraitFascinations Grand Chorus - Anglesea EPChad VanGaalen - Light InformationWoods - Love Is LoveOneohtrix Point Never - Good TimeTeleplasmiste - Frequency is the New EcstasyRobyn Hitchcock - Robyn HitchcockAlgiers - The Underside of PowerTashaki Miyaki - The DreamTeen Daze - Themes for a New EarthThundercat - DrunkRide - Weather DiariesAriel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby JamesonNine Inch Nails - Add ViolenceGodspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian TowersBardo Pond - Under the PinesLCD Soundsystem - American DreamThe Rural Alberta Advantage - WildSpinning Coin - PermoKikagaku Moyo - Stone GardenLucas Oswald - WhetJesca Hoop - Memories Are NowLa Louma - Let The World Be Flooded OutShabazz Palaces - Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz vs the Jealous MachinesWashed Out - Mister MellowBoris - DearWand - PlumBeach Fossils - SomersaultSlowdive - SlowdiveExploded View - Summer Came Early EPWhite Reaper - The World's Best American BandL.A. Takedown - IIWolf Parade - Cry Cry CryCut Worms - Alien Sunset EPThe Peacers - Introducing The CrimsmenWarhaus - WarhausGnod - Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death MachineOmni - Multi-Task Ducktails - Jersey DevilTy Segall - Ty SegallIron & Wine - Beast EpicSea Pinks - WatercourseShit & Shine - That's Enough EPShannon Lay - Living WaterMac DeMarco - This Old DogFather John Misty - Pure ComedyMark Lanegan - GargoylePrettiest Eyes - PoolsJuJu - Our Mother Was A PlantThe KVB - Fixation/White WallsAngel Olsen - PhasesThe Weather Station - The Weather StationCourtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea LiceWaxahatchee - Out in the StormMonster Movie - Keep The Voices DistantThe Just Joans - You Might Be Smiling NowWhite Hills - Stop Mute DefeatBitchin Bajas - Bajas Fresh(Sandy) Alex G - RocketJim White - Waffles, Triangles, and JesusFeral Conservatives - Better LivesThe Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class ClassicsThe Horrors - VAlex Lahey - I Love You Like A BrotherTim Heidecker - Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs Jane Weaver - Modern KosmologyChelsea Wolfe - Hiss SpunThe National - Sleep Well BeastCoupler - Gifts From The Ebb TideWet Hair - The Floating WorldBee Bee Sea - Sonic BoomerangAlvvays - AntisocialitesDälek - Endangered PhilosophiesDUDS - Of A Nature Or DegreeAverage Sex - Ice CreamOxbow - Thin Black DukeJulie's Haircut - Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon TwinTunabunny - PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland JR

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Love this! What a great year for music!

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Cool list! Still working on mine. Sticking to my traditional Top Ten is proving difficult :/ Can see quite a few candidates in this list too

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Too hard to pick just 10.

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