Your favorite music of 2017

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  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    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 2018


    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:

    My Spotify playlist:

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    What are your recommendations?

  • @frey Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    Yes, fyi, -- appreciate the list too. I recognize a few names only.

    I skipped around some of the above, --will do more.

  • @w1n  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    Greta Van Fleet

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    Holy hand grenade Batman! (see?, old) er , clearly a year of staring into the void but ... er.. I got nothing , hell. Thanks for recommendations

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2018

    Listening to Aquaserge @w1n
    nice, hearing shades of Zappa and bit of Crimson in there.

    Trupa Trupa some flaming lips meets Syd Barrett, interesting, seems to run a bit long at times.

  • @songsville  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    @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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  • @songsville  Jan 2018

    @vomvorton That Romaplasm album is amazing. Nice pick! @barrygoldman Wednesday Campanella are fun, thanks ...

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    The playlist is a great idea @songsville! I was about to go through the recommendations anyway. Thanks!

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2018

    @unkept I saw Beck play at Electric Ballroom the night before the album was launched... very cool gig, the album's pretty cool too. Very "beck"-y

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2018

    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)

  • @unkept Jan 2018

    @sw1n3flu , awesome! I have a friend who also went to that show. 😀 That was the first time Beck played the track Colors live! I can't wait to check out the playlist @songsville .

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    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!

  • @radioovermoscow Jan 2018

    Compiled mine here... 2017's year's winner the same as 2015.

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    @radioovermoscow Glad to see somebody else appreciates Wolf Alice. They are really really good, and so was their live show.
    Liked your article, nicely written. We disagree on Arcade Fire though. I loved Reflektor, Everything Now didn't get to me at all.

  • @atitlan Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    @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 2018

    I've had Patty Griffin on repeat pretty much all year.

  • @edwardsmusic Jan 2018

    I like to listen to the 2017 album "Heartwood" by Phoenix Tree.

  • @sph  Jan 2018

    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 😀

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    @atitlan thanks for the reminder on Moonlandingz, I meant to check that one out. I kept hearing 'The Strangle of Anna' on the radio for a while and that's a great song.

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    @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 2018

    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

  • @atitlan Jan 2018

    @vomvorton - I got a little obsessed with the album when I first heard it. 'Neuf du Pape' is a real earworm.

  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    Playlist updated.

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    New stuff in heavy rotation for me:
    St. Vincent - Masseduction
    Beck - Colors
    Living Color - Shade
    Bootsy Collins - World Wide Funk
    Lorde - Melodrama

  • @vegansongs  Jan 2018

    Haven't changed the Car CD since I bought it..
    Americana by Ray Davies

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2018

    @unkept Yeah!! The new Beck record is just SO good!!

    I also loved the new Arcade Fire (I really like every single album they've put out, so, I'm biased).

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    My favourite 2017 music was the stuff I listened to in FAWM and 50/90. No joke.

  • @alonetogether  Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    2017 had a lot of great music it seems.

    My top releases:
    Seeming - SOL: A Self Banishment Ritual - 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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    One I forgot: Abdul Moimême - Exosphere

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    Here's what I've been listening to...not all new...
    Lots of Nat King Cole
    Paulo Nutini- Caustic Love
    Budos band
    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- soul of a woman
    Grizzly Bear- painted ruins
    Deer hunter
    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 2018

    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 2018

    Great topic! My #1 of 2017 was Meat Wave -The Incessant.

  • @michaelepic Jan 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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!

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