Albums of the Year Lists: 2017 Edition


#101

Oh sorry, it’s not the editor it’s the founder. Maybe he wasn’t bff with Bono at that point.


#102

The Skinny

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/music/opinion/albums-of-the-year


#103

thanks for covering for me :wink:


#104

the Scottish list is also good:


#105

fascinatingly, in 1988, they managed to put albums 5 and 6 as the same album.


#106

in 1991, the top 25 is almost all, bar MJ, in order of release, each week bettering the last.:

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/ratings/35-rolling-stone-highest-rated/1991/1


#107

Whilst the order is very different, 8 out of those 10 will likely be in my top 20 so all in all I’d say that’s the best list I’ve seen yet (sorry ESA)


#108

Can RtJ really count as this year?


#109

I’m counting it as this year anyway


#110

It was released 24th December - most AOTY lists for 2016 would have been finalised by then, and even for the ones that weren’t it doesn’t give much time to let the album bed in. Makes perfect sense to me for it to be part of 2017’s lists.


#111

Quite happy for it to count, it’s a great album. Just buggers up what I thought was my top 5…


#112

it was physically released in January too


#113

Exclaim


#114

FOPP


#115

lol indie-rock-white-guys-with-guitars live!


#116

Really nice to see Richard Dawson get some love


#117

Yeah still given the really big UK dance music influence on that album you would think people here would take more notice


#118

Yeah but they almost always are top heavy with acts with Rough Trade exclusives out. Its very cynical. You can pretty much guess the list. They will omit better reviewed albums for an album by an act with an exclusive or rough trade event. Its like really obviously done.


#119

Here’s Skinny full list of 50:


#120

Like Protomartyr? :wink: