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.)

IDLES – BrutalismDucktails - Jersey DevilThis Is the Kit - Moonshine FreezeCourtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea LiceShit & Shine - That's Enough EPJane Weaver - Modern KosmologyBoris - DearWaxahatchee - Out in the StormArt Feynman - Blast Off Through The WickerThe Telescopes - As Light ReturnMonster Movie - Keep The Voices DistantFascinations Grand Chorus - Anglesea EPHey Colossus - The GuillotineNoveller - A Pink Sunset For No-OneAlex Lahey - I Love You Like A BrotherKamasi Washington - Harmony of DifferenceSlowdive - SlowdiveDowntown Boys - Cost of LivingSteven Wilson - To the Bone Chad VanGaalen - Light InformationAnthroprophh - Special Love Songs For Hardworking People In Alarm Clock BritainLucas Oswald - WhetDUDS - Of A Nature Or DegreeWand - PlumTeen Daze - Themes for Dying EarthThe Comet Is Coming - Death To The PlanetDungen - Haxan (Versions by Prins Thomas)Tunabunny - PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland JRThe National - Sleep Well BeastThe Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class ClassicsWIBG - Winnie and the NihilistAverage Sex - Ice CreamJohn Maus - Screen MemoriesAiriel - Molten Young LoversStef Chura - MessesLCD Soundsystem - American DreamWoods - Love Is LoveThe Fresh & Onlys - Wolf Lie DownVirginia Wing / Xam Duo - Tomorrow's GiftKikagaku Moyo - Stone GardenGodspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian TowersTim Heidecker - Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs Omni - Multi-Task Nightlands - I Can Feel The Night Around Me Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins Mogwai - Every Country's SonWolf Parade - Cry Cry CryShannon Lay - Living WaterClark - Death PeakLost Horizons - OjalaPigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed the RatsNadah El Shazly - AhwarCrescent - Resin PocketsBitchin Bajas - Bajas FreshCom Truise - IterationMac DeMarco - This Old DogOneohtrix Point Never - Good TimeJuliana Hatfield - PussycatNative Sun - Songs Born From Love and HateTorres - Three FuturesKing Krule - The OOZThe KVB - Fixation/White WallsPrettiest Eyes - PoolsMelanie De Biasio - Lilies The Rural Alberta Advantage - WildMidnight Sister - Saturn Over SunsetAcid Tongue - BabiesIron & Wine - Beast EpicWarhaus - WarhausSea Pinks - WatercourseWashed Out - Mister MellowChelsea Wolfe - Hiss SpunOdonis Odonis - No PopBed Wettin' Bad Boys - RotQueens of the Stone Age - VillainsTy Segall - Ty SegallL.A. Witch - L.A. WitchJay Som - Everybody WorksThundercat - DrunkAlvvays - AntisocialitesUlrika Spacek - Modern English DecorationCatholic Action - In Memory OfGnoomes - Tschak!Katie Von Schleicher - Shitty HitsGhostpoet - Dark Days and CanapesWhite Reaper - The World's Best American BandMr. Yolk - Self PortraitJuJu - Our Mother Was A PlantAlgiers - The Underside of PowerThurston Moore - Rock n Roll Consciousness The Luxembourg Signal - Blue FieldFather John Misty - Pure ComedyAriel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby JamesonBee Bee Sea - Sonic BoomerangFlowers Must Die - KompostAt The Drive-In - in•ter a•li•aSpoon – Hot ThoughtsLawrence English - Cruel OptimismFruit & Flowers - Drug TaxCoco Hames - Coco HamesJesca Hoop - Memories Are NowShabazz Palaces - Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz vs the Jealous MachinesTennis - Yours ConditionallyWhite Manna - Bleeding EyesThe Horrors - VTy Segall - Fried ShallotsBardo Pond - Under the PinesJulie's Haircut - Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon TwinMark Lanegan - GargoyleThe War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding   Beach Fossils - SomersaultProtomartyr - Relatives in DescentThe Bug Vs Earth - Concrete DesertRide - Weather DiariesLa Louma - Let The World Be Flooded OutTeen Daze - Themes for a New EarthThe Telescopes - Stone TapeCaroline Says - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be WrongWeaves - Wide OpenDälek - Endangered PhilosophiesThe Just Joans - You Might Be Smiling NowTashaki Miyaki - The DreamSt. Vincent - MasseductionOxbow - Thin Black DukeRobyn Hitchcock - Robyn HitchcockCut Worms - Alien Sunset EPKing Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal BananaH. Hawkline - I RomanticizeQuicksand - InteriorsDasher - SodiumAngel Olsen - PhasesPissed Jeans - Why Love NowTycho - Epochtogether PANGEA - Bulls and RoostersVermont - IIExploded View - Summer Came Early EPWhite Hills - Stop Mute DefeatSpinning Coin - PermoGnod & Radar Men From The Moon - Temple Ov BBVJapanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another PlanetFeral Conservatives - Better LivesMetz – Strange PeaceJim White - Waffles, Triangles, and Jesus(Sandy) Alex G - RocketNine Inch Nails - Add ViolenceGnod - Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death MachineWet Hair - The Floating WorldCloud Nothings - Life Without SoundTeleplasmiste - Frequency is the New EcstasyCoupler - Gifts From The Ebb TideStutter Steps - FlooredThe Weather Station - The Weather StationORB - NaturalityThe Flaming Lips - Oczy MlodySlothrust - Show Me How You Want It To BeOCS - Memory Of A Cut Off HeadPerfume Genius - No ShapeOh Sees - OrcL.A. Takedown - IIColleen - A flame my love, a frequency

Overall Rating (2)

5 out of 5 stars