Your favorite music of 2017
@ampersandman Jan 2
In my opinion 2017 was an extraordinarily good year for music with great comebacks, solid new releases of established artists and amazing newcomers.
My favorite albums:
1. Motorpsycho – The Tower
2. Afghan Whigs – In Spades
3. Brand New – Science Fiction
4. Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf
5. Fjørt – Couleur
6. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life
7. Millionaire – Sciencing
8. Zeal & Ardor – Zeal & Ardor
9. Lirr – god's on our side; welcome to the jungle
10. Elbow – Little Fictions
11. Warhaus – Warhaus
12. Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
13. The National – Sleep Well Beast
14. Desperate Journalist – Grow Up
15. Mutoid Man – War Moans
16. Grandaddy – Last Place
17. Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
18. BNQT – Vol. 1
19. Stef Kamil Carlens – Stuck In The Status Quo
20. Love A – Nichts ist neu
21. At The Drive-In – Interalia
22. Steven Wilson – To The Bone
23. Slowdive – Slowdive
24. Alt-J – Relaxer
25. Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
26. Klez.e – Desintegration
27. Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
28. Torres – Three Futures
29. Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
30. Post War Glamour Girls – Swan Songs
Contains some German artists that you might not have heard of.
@ampersandman Jan 2
1. Fjørt – Karat
2. Lee Ranaldo – New Thing
3. Highly Suspect – Wolf
4. Post War Glamour Girls – Gull Rips A Worm To Rags
5. Wolf Alice – Heavenward
6. Millionaire – Love Has Eyes
7. Kettcar – Sommer '89
8. Husten – Liebe kaputt
9. Love A – Nachbarn II
10. Afghan Whigs – Light As A Feather
11. Foo Fighters - Run
12. Adam Angst – Wir werden alle sterben
13. Die Fantastischen Vier – Endzeitstimmung
14. Motorpsycho – In Every Dream Home (There's a Dream of Something Else)
15. Nadine Shah – Yes Men
16. Queens Of The Stone Age – Feet Don't Fail Me
17. Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort
18. Brand New – In The Water
19. Cigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse
20. Dyse – Bonzengulasch
21. Waxahatchee – Silver
22. INVSN – I Dreamt Music
23. Soccer Mommy – Allison
24. Elbow – Trust The Sun
25. Kraftklub – Fenster
26. Royal Blood – Hole In Your Heart
27. Casper – Flackern/Flimmern
28. Beatsteaks – Break Down
29. Manchester Orchestra – The Moth
30. Eugenia – Byen
Best video clip: https://youtu.be/grw7Wobc5rs
My Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1133856...
@ampersandman Jan 2
What are your recommendations?
@frey Jan 2
Not gonna lie, I'm only familiar with a handful of of the names you listed! I absolutely love the new Chelsea Wolfe record.
My personal favourites this year were:
1. MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent and
2. What Do You Think About The Car? by Declan McKenna,
though the latter contains some material released in 2015-2016... It's still a great, consistent and timeless record, imo.
@barrygoldman Jan 2
A good musical year indeed, my top 15 roughly.
1. Lorde : Melodrama
2. Kendrick Lamar : DAMN.
3. Wednesday Campanella : Superman
4. Seiko Oomori : kitixxxgaia
5. Paramore : After Laughter
6. BiSH : The Guerrilla BiSH
7. DAOKO : Thank You Blue
8. Charli XCX : Pop 2
9. SZA : Ctrl
10. Kesha : Rainbow
11. Vince Staples : Big Fish Theory
12. PASSPO : Cinema Trip
13. St. Vincent : MASSEDUCTION
14. Lights : Skin & Earth
15. Sampha : Process
@unkept Jan 2
I have to be honest, I haven't listened to a lot of new music this year. But Beck's "Colors" was finally released and I really did enjoy it. 😀
I'm going to listen to some of the above! Should be good for me.
@ustaknow Jan 2
Yes, fyi, -- appreciate the list too. I recognize a few names only.
I skipped around some of the above, --will do more.
@w1n Jan 2
My top 12 2017 Albums in no particular order
Aquaserge- Laisse Ça Être
Trupa Trupa - Jolly New Songs
Moses Sumney - Aromanticism
Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
Whalesharkattacks - Whalesharkattacks
Motorpsycho - The Tower
Taxgorkhan - Leaves In A Stream
Sweet As A Broken Dates, Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa
Pixie Ninja - Ultrasound
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand
Juana Molina - Halo
@thelowestbitter Jan 3
I did a ranked top ten and then a list of forty other albums I really enjoyed. Considering it was light on what I would consider "blockbuster" releases, There were a lot of good albums this year
1. EMA - Exile In The Outer Ring
2. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
3. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
4. Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
5. Florist - If Blue Could Be Happiness
6. Power Animal - Good Wind Pt. 1
7. Fresh - Fresh
8. (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
9. Adult Mom - Soft Spots
10. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
Baxter Dury - Prince of Tears
Cut Copy - Haiku From Zero
Cymbals - Light In Your Mind
Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon
Emperor X - Oversleepers International
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Fishboy - Art Guards
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest
Girls Rituals - Emergency
Grand Pop - Eight Nights
Grandaddy - Last Place
The Great Albatross - The Great Albatross
Great Cynics - POSI
Jesus & His Judgemental Father - It Might Get Better
Hard Girls - Floating Now
@thelowestbitter Jan 3
Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Hoops - Routines
JATA - Mexico
The Knocks & Skylar Spence - Amelia Airhorn
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Lemuria - Recreational Hate
Liars - TFCF
Lomelda - Thx
Paramore - After Laughter
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Phoenix - Ti Amo
Pixx - The Age Of Anxiety
Pronto Mama - Any Joy
Rationale - Rationale
Nitty Scott - Creature!
The Shins - Heartworms
Slugabed - Inherit The Earth
The Smith Street Band - More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
St Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Harry Styles - Harry Styles
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister - Planetarium
SZA - CTRL
Vagabon - Vagabon
Wandl - It’s All Good Tho
Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign
@pipewrench67 Jan 3
Wow, I'm feeling old looking at these lists; I try to keep up but I've got a whole lot of wha? with a side of huh?
@mrblitz000 Jan 3
Greta Van Fleet
@vomvorton Jan 3
My top 6:
1. Baths - Romaplasm (I absolutely love this - hyper-emotional electronic pop music with stellar production and fascinating lyrics)
2. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
3. Alvvays - Antisocialites
4. Charly Bliss - Guppy
5. Cigarettes After Sex - self-titled
6. Deerhoof - Mountain Move
I also enjoyed the Mogwai, Mount Eerie, Grandaddy and Jane Weaver albums a lot, but the above six are my top-level, played-them-to-death favourites.
@chrishope Jan 3
Holy hand grenade Batman! (see?, old) er , clearly a year of staring into the void but ... er.. I got nothing , hell. Thanks for recommendations
@songsville Jan 3
Well my ten are pretty mainstream I guess:
1. Kumquat Rhino -- Snedulism
2. Basic Bellbottom Boffins -- Flaretastic
3. Finkopation -- 43 Melthink Avenue
4. Spork -- Jeckyll Lovers
5. Bandy XEEW -- Faultblind
6. Simeon Suaurez -- Serge Sings Ballet
7. Talisman -- Unspeak
8. Fortitude Standing -- Machinations
9. Felter Felter Furlong -- The Going Was, Indeed, Good
10. Sniff Turkle and the Spoiltmouth Fegrids -- Slurp
@songsville Jan 3
@w1n I enjoyed the Aquaserge tracks 'Virage Sud' and 'Tintin on est bien mon loulou' very much, the others had too much brass for my liking ... Also I actually had already heard the Moses Sumney track 'Plastic' so I'm feeling very hip right now!
Oh and I made a spotify playlist of each person's top five albums mentioned so far ... it's collaborative so anyone can add albums to it. (ie please do ... !)
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@sw1n3flu Jan 4
Didn't really listen to too much last year... enjoyed:
1. Sheryl Crow - Be Myself
2. Beck - Colors
3. Bronx - V
4. Aimee Mann - Mental Illness
5. Tiger Moths - EP
6. QOTSA - Villains
7. Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold
8. Boss Hog - Brood X
9. Weezer - Pacific Daydream
10. Pearl Jam - Let's Play Two (Live Album)
@cts Jan 4
Sadly I didn't listen to a lot of new material. I've been in retro mode for quite some time. However, I'm curious about quite a few of these artists, so I'm gonna check a few of them out. Thanks, peeps!
@atitlan Jan 7
Just going to list a few that spring to mind ...
St, Vincent - MASSEDUCTION (in a lot of people's lists already, and rightly so)
Goldfrapp - Silver Eye (Back in Black Cherry/Supernature territory)
London Grammar - Truth is a Beautiful Thing (Hannah Reid has one of the best female voices out there at the moment)
Camille - Oui (Quirky French artist who always produces something interesting)
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology (Blends late 60s psychedelic folk with electronics)
Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics (Great indie pop with a lyrical sense of humour)
Pumarosa - The Witch
I also want to mention Gary Numan - Savage (Songs from a Broken World), which really took me by surprise as I never expected to hear another really good album from Gary Numan again and Savage is excellent.
@ampersandman - nice to see Desperate Journalist – Grow Up on your list - really enjoyed that one.
@ianuarius Jan 7
I don't know. 2017 was a really meh year for music compared to 2016 to me. 2016 was amazing. Like 30 albums that was all damn good.
Ok, anyway. There are always some gems. Here are my picks from 2017:
There's a lot of Rock, Prog, Trance, Metal, Country, and other stuff as well.
Long story short, Amber Galactic by The Night Flight Orchestra takes all the glory. It is magnificent. I was hoping for a lot of great things from Foo Fighter's new long play since I liked Sonic Highways so much, but it was just boring. Too bad.
@ianuarius Jan 7
@ampersandman I was reading your list of albums like "damn, I haven't heard of any of these", but eventually I got to Steven Wilson and Queens of the Stone Age. Hah.
@barrygoldman Here! I know Paramore! But the new album wasn't really like any of their old stuff (that I liked). Awe.
@w1n Also one artist I know, Mogwai. But I can't for the life of me remember if I listened to Every Country's Sun or not. Gotta go at it (again?).
@thelowestbitter Don't know ANY of these, damn. Oh, I think I heard a few songs by LCD Soundsystems. And my girlfriend loves Dutch Uncles. So, two!
@mrblitz000 YES! Greta Van Fleet is amazing! Could listen to Black Smoke Rising forever (and pretty much did).
@vomvorton Sigh, never heard. Gotta put to a list.
@songsville What is everyone listening to? Haha, there's so much m usic I've never heard of. Don't know any of these you listed. Gotta get on top of that playlist.
@atitlan These bands are more familiar to me, but I don't think I've listened to these albums. Thanks for mentioning!
EVERYONE, check out that playlist by @songsville, and contribute. I'm going to be going through it.
@stacyswinford2015 Jan 8
I've had Patty Griffin on repeat pretty much all year.
@edwardsmusic Jan 8
I like to listen to the 2017 album "Heartwood" by Phoenix Tree.
@sph Jan 8
What did I listen to in 2017? Well, a lot of FAWM and 5090 music!
Otherwise some Jazz influenced music by Snarky Puppy, Bob Reynolds etc.
I also went to a lot of local gigs.
And now the professionals:
Motorpsycho "The Tower" - good album, what a concert!
Elbow "Little Fictions" - good album, brilliant concert!
Wallis Bird - intense live presentation.
Pepe Romero - a legend
Hein Cooper, Ed Sheeran - enjoyed the concerts with my teenage daughter, who also supplied me with Lorde, Halsey, Paramore and The 1975 albums 😀
@oddbod Jan 8
@unkept @sw1n3flu yes indeed, I didn't see this on many critics lists but to my mind Beck is really on sparkling form with Colors. One of my faves from 2017.
No surprise to see so many mentions of St Vincent's Masseduction either.
My other personal picks are...
No Home of the Mind - Bing & Ruth
Mister Mellow - Washed Out
@bokonon Jan 8
I'm with @vomvorton on Baths and Alvvays. I reckon they both equalled/bettered their previous albums.
Other than that, I liked:
Big Thief - Capacity
Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Future Teens - Hard Feelings
Perfume Genius - No Shape
@ampersandman Jan 10
@sailingmagpie Jan 11
Stuff I enjoyed from 2017, in no particular order:
Capacity - Big Thief
Villains - QOTSA
Spooky Action - Paul Draper
MASSEDUCTION - St Vincent
I Tell A Fly - Benjamin Clementine
Human - Rag 'n' Bone Man
@swampjaw Jan 11
New stuff in heavy rotation for me:
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Beck - Colors
Living Color - Shade
Bootsy Collins - World Wide Funk
Lorde - Melodrama
@vegansongs Jan 12
Haven't changed the Car CD since I bought it..
Americana by Ray Davies
@metalfoot Jan 12
My favourite 2017 music was the stuff I listened to in FAWM and 50/90. No joke.
@alonetogether Jan 14
this was my top 10 for 2017!
Sheer Mag - Need to Feel Your Love
Niel Cicigera - Mouth Moods
Griffin McElroy - The Suffering Game
Pigeon Pit - Treehouse
Homeless Gospel Choir - Presents: Normal
James Roach and Toby Fox - Hiveswap Act 1
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Smith Street Band - More Scared of You Than You Are Of Me
Go! Child - The Masquerade
The Mountain Goats - Goths
not really any order to these at all
@kraftec Jan 14
Otherkin - OK
Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold
Red Vox - Another Light
Vulfpeck - Mr Finish Line
Thundercat - Drunk
Cory Wong - Cory Wong and the Greenscreen Band
I don't really listen to much new music so most of this stuff is pretty basic. There are a few albums I'm really looking forward to this year though.
@tesla3090 Jan 15
2017 had a lot of great music it seems.
My top releases:
Seeming - SOL: A Self Banishment Ritual
Mind.in.a.Box - Broken Legacies
Grendel - Age of the Disposable Body
Mr. Kitty - A.I.
If you only listen to one of those, check out the Seeming record. It's in my top albums of all time.
@miltz Jan 15
I didn't hear too much that actually came out in 2017, but some things that did that I like are:
Björk - Utopia
Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (especially "Goose Snow Cone")
Insub Meta Orchestra - ‘13 unissons’ & ‘27 times’
Roscoe Mitchell - Bells for the South Side
@adforperu Jan 16
Top 10 albums:
01. Lorde - Melodrama
02. LCD Soundsystem - american dream
03. Richard Dawson - Peasant
04. Perfume Genius - No Shape
05. Bjork - Utopia
06. Big Thief - Capacity
07. St Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
08. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
09. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
10. Gas - Narkopop
Top 10 songs:
01. Paramore - Hard Times
02. Perfume Genius - Sides (ft. Weyes Blood)
03. LCD Soundsystem - tonite
04. Kendrick Lamar - DNA.
05. Big Thief - Mythological Beauty
06. Richard Dawson - Ogre
07. The Horrors - Something To Remember Me By
08. Lorde - Homemade Dynamite
09. Calvin Harris - Slide (ft. Frank Ocean + Migos)
10. Bjork - Arisen My Senses!
@miltz Jan 16
One I forgot: Abdul Moimême - Exosphere
@guatecoop Jan 17
Here's what I've been listening to...not all new...
Lots of Nat King Cole
Paulo Nutini- Caustic Love
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- soul of a woman
Grizzly Bear- painted ruins
Thee Oh Sees
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
And lots of college radio....
I haven't been paying as much attention to what is coming out, as I have still been coming across pockets of music that I had either missed or left behind for awhile...though, the Sharon Jones and Grizzly Bear are good new ones.
@scottlake Jan 17
I bought the new War on Drugs Album. I also shared every single Vulfpeck video probably ten times each. I also bought Planetarium.
@bradbrubaker Jan 24
Great topic! My #1 of 2017 was Meat Wave -The Incessant.
@michaelepic Jan 24
I was digging these tunes:
Big Wild - When I get there
Jason Derulo - Tip Toe
Portugal. The man - Feel it still
Foster the People - Sit Next to Me
Macklemore feat Kesha - Good ‘ol Days
Camila Cabello - Havana
Mikky Ekko - Light the Way
Stick Figure - Above the Storm
A Perfect Circle - Doomed
Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
Tove Lo - Disco Tits
Macklemore - Glorious
NoMBe & Thutmose - Summer’s Gone
Kesha - Woman
Jadagrace - Luv Train
Ships Have Sailed - Up
All American Rejects - Sweat
Lola Marsh - Wishing Girl
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Miley Cyrus - Malibu
I could do this all day 😂🤣😆
@ada Jan 24
I mean of course I can't name all of it, it is simply too much
BUT if I have to name just one album it will be
APRICOT PRINCESS by Rex Orange County
a debut album of a very talented UK musician, there is something about his vocals that is addictive !
@nuj4x Jan 25
Oh wow, favorite music of 2017? Dang...
Marshmello - Wolves
Marshmello - Danger
Maty Noyes - Say It To My Face
Antonia Marquee - Good Girl
David Guetta - Dirty Sexy Money
Sam Feldt - Shot by my Own Gun
Vigiland - Friday Night
Tove Lo - Disco Tits
A bunch more lol tons more! Epic amounts more!