The Top Ten Best Albums of 2017

It’s time for my list of the ten Best Albums of 2017! Did your favorite make the list?

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Matthew Sweet:

LCD Soundsystem:


Brand New:

Phoebe Bridgers:

Jay Som:

Jason Isbell:


Ryan Adams:

Conor Oberst:

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My Philosophy: I love music. I love all kinds of music. And I go into every album wanting to love it, so that’s my starting point for every review. Keep in mind, though, that music is a very personal thing. An album may hit me personally in a very different way than it hits you. That’s complexly natural and unavoidable, which is why I try to include some personal context in my reviews. It’s so you’ll have a better idea where I’m coming from. In the end, it’s still just my personal opinion, which is inherently biased, and which you may or may not agree with. Hopefully, once in a while, we’ll find common ground.

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Bobby Jungwirth says:

Really loved, Here Lies Man, Nick Hakim, Algiers, Alan Vega, Kaitlyn Aureila Smith, Baxter Dury, Idles, Sun Kil Moon, Daniele Luppi/Parquet Courts & Ghostpoet

David Gena says:

Great choice with “Prisoner.” I’d add “A Deeper Understanding” by The War on Drugs and U2’s recent release “Songs Of Experience.”

André BM says:

10- Brand New – Science Fiction
9- Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
8- Lorde – Melodrama
7- Cza – CTRL
6- Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms
5- Sampha – Process
4- The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open
3- Harry Styles – Harry Styles
2- Khalid – American Teen
1- Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think

*Honorable Mentions*
•Arca – Arca
•Paramore – After Laughter
•Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth
•The Killers – Wonderful, Wonderful
•Free Throw – Bear Your Mind

bends plastic says:

science fiction, below the house, a crow looked at me, the king of ooz, flying microtonal banana
these gotta be my favourites this year (in no particular order)

sasha chornyi says:


Ferd Di Ubaldo says:

Samantha Fish ‘Chills & Fever and Belle Of The West’

Jorge Thomas says:

Björk – Utopia

Rick Kaufman says:

love that I can see Jagged Little Pill in the background.

True Music Reviews says:

Thanks for including Melodrama! Haven’t heard half of these, but great explanations!

Shay O'Neill says:

Sundara karma- youth is only ever fun in retrospect.

123rockfan says:

My top ten:

Salutations – Connor Oberst
Melodrama – Lorde
Memories Are Now – Jesca Hoop
Native Invader – Tori Amos
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies – John Mellencamp
From a Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
After Laughter – Paramore
Rainbow – Kesha
All-American Made – Margot Price
Sleep Well Beast – The National

Richard Riley says:

I enjoy these year end top album reviews. I was not familiar with any of these choices but I try to be aware of new artists.

Seek-A-Critique says:

Great Video! Quite a different list from me, here’s my top 5:

LegendBTV says:

Dude you’re getting pretty big pretty fast that’s awesme

Ry 729 says:

Thoughts on St. Vincent? Also, Sylvan Esso. A lot of lists forgo indie, but I view these artists as some of the best this year.

Mike Muya says:

This channel is so great.

teckertime says:

NO Wolf Alice?? Liam Gallagher?? Noel Gallagher?? Shed Seven??

Rohan Tredinnick says:

Great to see Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst albums on the list. I agree that the salutation album is better with the full band. I saw Ryan in concert this year in Sydney and he really rocked and showed what a great guitarist he is. I thought the Styx album “The Mission” was outstanding, and also Ray Davies and the Jayhawks album “Americana” was really good also. The new Steve Earle album “So you wannabe an outlaw” was another good one

Francisco Diaz says:

1. Melodrama “Lorde”
2. DAMN “Kendrick Lamar”
3. All American Made “Margo Price”
4. MASSEDUCTION “St. Vincent”
5. American Dream “LCD Soundsystem”

Коля Пупкин says:

Alice Cooper – Paranormal
Blondie – Pollinator
Deep Purple – Infinite
Europe – Walk The Earth
KMFDM – Hell Yeah!
L.A. Guns – The Missing Peace
Mike + The Mechanics – Let Me Fly
Mr.Big – Defying Gravity
Nickelback – Feed The Machine
Night Ranger – Don`t Let Up
Quiet Riot – Road Rage
Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth
Phanthom 5 – Play To Win
Styx – The Mission
The Darkness – Pinewood Smile
The Rasmus – Dark Matters
Thunder – Rip It Up
You Me At Six – Night People

vinylftw says:

The bent shelves are making my head spin, lol

LegendBTV says:

Please reply to me recommending some albums I may have missed. I want more music too

LegendBTV says:

One more thing. I wonder if electronic dance music is your thing or not because since rap isn’t for everything I feel like EDM may not be for you either. What are your thoughts ?

John Nguyen says:

Your year end list is similar to mine. Subscribed for future recommendations

Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

Great list, I love Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst too, some of my other favorites are The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir, Momus – Pillycock, and Robyn Hitchcock’s self-titled

chris monan says:

Album- Scum Fuck Flower Boy
Its beautiful af (as fuck)
Track “Who dat boy” is a really rap track……..i dont think you’ll like that track

Whim says:

Top Albums 2017

01) Kelela – Take Me Apart
02) Leyland Kirby – We, so tired of all the darkness in our lives
03) Grizzly bear- Painted Ruins
04) Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now
05) Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives
06) Wire – Silver/lead
07) Feist – Pleasure
08) Protomartyr – Relatives in Decent
09) Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
10) LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
11) Idles – Brutalism
12) Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical
13) Alex Cameron – Forced Witness
14) Allred & Broderick – Find the Ways
15) Boars – Pitching Beats
16) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist
17) Com Truise – Iteration
18) Elbow – Little Fictions
19) Oxbow – Thin Black Duke
20) The Horrors – V
21) Chastity Belt – I used to Spend So Much Time Alone
22) The National – Sleep Well Beast
23) The Afghan Whigs – In Spades
24) Real Estate – In Mind
25) Laurel Halo – Dust
26) The Mountain Goats – Goths
27) Timber Timbre – Sincerely, Future Pollution
28) Tiny Vipers – Laughter
29) Thundercat – Drunk
30) alt-J – Relaxer
31) Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
32) Craig Finn – We All Want The Same Things
33) The Districts – Popular Manipulations
34) Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
35) Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
36) Four Tet – New Energy
37) Foxygen – Hang
38) GAS – Narkopop
39) Girlpool – Powerplant
40) Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Luciferian Towers”
41) John Maus – Screen Memories
42) Land Of Talk – Life After Youth
43) Lo Tom – Lo Tom
44) Lorde – Melodrama
45) Los Angeles Police Department – Los Angeles Police Department
46) Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man
47) Neil Cicierega – Mouth Moods
48) Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Drool
49) Oh Sees – Orc
50) Real Life Buildings – Significant Weather
51) Temples – Volcano
52) Aldous Harding – Party

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