2017 Records of the Year

Welcome to our 2017 Records of the Year review.

As is tradition, the last issue of the year always turns focus away (although never too far) from the bricks and mortar record shops and instead sheds light on the last twelve months’ worth of releases that have been filling our racks. We have compiled our annual top 100 albums (listed below), plus essential reissues and compilations, some words on EPs, a few points of interest and even things just landing that we’ve fast grown fond of.

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2017 Top 100 Albums
  1. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
  2. Blanck Mass - World Eater
  3. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
  4. Thundercat - Drunk
  5. Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
  6. Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind
  7. James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits
  8. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
  9. Kevin Morby - City Music
  10. Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
  11. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
  12. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid
  13. Omni - Multi - task
  14. Four Tet - New Energy
  15. Aldous Harding - Party
  16. Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
  17. Ty Segall - Ty Segall
  18. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  19. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
  20. Jlin - Black Origami
  21. Oh Sees - Orc
  22. Ulrika Spacek - Modern English Decoration
  23. Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
  24. Angelo De Augustine - Swim Inside The Moon
  25. H. Hawkline - I Romanticize
  26. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  27. Binker and Moses - Journey To The Mountain Of Forever
  28. Slowdive - Slowdive
  29. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
  30. Wand - Plum
  31. Bonobo - Migration
  32. Richard Dawson - Peasant
  33. Crescent - Resin Pockets
  34. Sampha - Process
  35. The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
  36. Floating Points - Mojave Desert
  37. Temples - Volcano
  38. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
  39. Jake Xerxes Fussell - What in the Natural World
  40. VENN - Runes
  41. Daniel Brandt - Eternal Something
  42. Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
  43. Andrea Belfi - Ore
  44. Jen Cloher - Jen Cloher
  45. Alvvays - Antisocialites
  46. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Dreaming In The Non-Dream
  47. Nadia Reid - Preservation
  48. The National - Sleep Well Beast
  49. Mario Batkovic - Mario Batkovic
  50. Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
  51. Girl Ray - Earl Grey
  52. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  53. Gnod - Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
  54. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
  55. Real Estate - In Mind
  56. The Surfing Magazines - The Surfing Magazines
  57. Algiers - The Underside Of Power
  58. Warm Digits - Wireless World
  59. Snapped Ankles - Come Play The Trees
  60. Bicep - Bicep
  61. WALL - Untitled
  62. Kelela - Take Me Apart
  63. Katie Von Schleicher - Shitty Hits
  64. Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow
  65. The Cairo Gang - Untouchable
  66. Laurel Halo - Dust
  67. Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  68. Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
  69. Pixx - The Age Of Anxiety
  70. Alex Rex - Vermillion
  71. Proper Ornaments - Foxhole
  72. Jakuzi - Fantezi Muzik
  73. Seamus Fogarty - The Curious Hand
  74. This Is The Kit - Moonshine Freeze
  75. Big Theif - Capacity
  76. British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
  77. Songhoy Blues - Résistance
  78. Soulwax - From Deewee
  79. The Afghan Whigs - In Spades
  80. Endless Boogie - Vibe Killer
  81. Liars - TFCF
  82. Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
  83. The Weather Station - The Weather Station
  84. Forest Swords - Compassion
  85. Beach Fossils - Somersault
  86. Penguin Cafe - The Imperfect Sea
  87. Lowly - Heba
  88. Lapalux - Ruinism
  89. UMFANG - Symbolic Use Of Light
  90. Michael Chapman - 50
  91. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
  92. Soccer Mommy - Collection
  93. Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble
  94. Arca - Arca
  95. Will Stratton - Rosewood Almanac
  96. Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia
  97. (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
  98. Antibalas - Where The Gods Are In Peace
  99. Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator
  100. Perfume Genius - No Shape

Also

Multiple LP Prize: Moon Duo, Shabazz Palaces and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

EP's of the Year: Amber Arcades, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kamasi Washington, Earlham Mystics and Everything Is Recorded.

Reissue of the Year: Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass

Compilation of the Year: World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Released 'too late' but highly recommended: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, St. Vincent, Baxter Dury, OCS, Magot Price, Lost Horizons, King Krule, Bitchin Bajas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julien Baker, Bjork and Sharon Jones.

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