Best Albums of 2017

It’s time again, time for looking back at the year in music and trying to distill it into a list of the best albums that 2017 had to offer.

This was an incredible year for music. There were so many wonderful new albums that I could hardly keep up. I kept a list of albums released that I enjoyed, and that list ended up being 76 albums long. And those are just the ones I felt were noteworthy. As I’ve been reading various publications’ year-end lists, I’ve been struck by how many albums I hadn’t even listened to yet. I might never catch up on 2017. But that’s okay, because I’ve got plenty of music to keep me busy.

Without further ado, here are my top 25 albums of 2017:

25. Partner, “In Search of Lost Time”

24. Alvvays, “Antisocialites”

23. Gordi, “Reservoir”

22. Diet Cig, “Swear I’m Good at This”

21. Julie Byrne, “Not Even Happiness”

20. St Vincent, “Masseduction”

19. Palehound, “A Place I’ll Always Go”

18. Offa Rex, “Queen of Hearts”

17. Marika Hackman, “I’m Not Your Man”

16. Jay Som, “Everybody Works”

15. MUNA, “About U”

14. Allison Crutchfield, “Tourist in This Town”

13. Aimee Mann, “Mental Illness”

12. Stars, “There is No Love in Fluorescent Light”

11. Girlpool, “Powerplant”

10. The New Pornographers, “Whiteout Conditions”

9. The Dove & The Wolf, “I Don’t Know What to Feel”

8. Adult Mom, “Soft Spots”

7. Big Thief, “Capacity”

6. Julien Baker, “Turn Out the Lights”

…and check out my video below for my top 5 of 2017!

 

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