Albums of the Year Lists: 2017 Edition


The Quietus


Actually knew most of it so they’re clearly not trying hard enough :wink:


Along with Rolling Stone, this is the list with the least number of my (so far) top 80 albums of 2017. Just 2%. Guess I am just not a Quietus type of guy (mind, I also guess they won’t be too bothered by that). Hey ho.


I like how they did lots of Bandcamp tracks for you to listen to as you skim through, even if some of there were No’s as soon as I clicked play. Mario Batkovic sounds kind of interesting, so might investigate him.


Gorilla vs Bear

haven’t heard of most of these tbh. So I guess maybe I should read Gorilla vs Bear?


Haven’t they done a top 200 the last few years? 100 is definitely enough. God-bless The Quietus but their year end lists tend to be insane. Feels like they’ve pulled it back from parody this year.


Could really do with a playlist here. To separate the chaff from the good stuff.


Dont Hype Williams have new band members now?



Sounds like the early stuff though and I think it is probably all just part of the ruse.

I’d say it is D&I but could be wrong. Like the album either way.


Really good and interesting list




Have no idea who any of those bands/acts are.

God, I’ve only heard about 20 albums this year I think.


You should listen to that yaeji ep. Shit is lit yo


The Wire:

  1. Chino Amobi - Paradiso
  2. Richard Dawson - Peasant
  3. Klein - Tommy
  4. Jlin - Black Origami
  5. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid
  6. Jana Rush - Pariah
  7. Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality
  8. Pan Daijing - Lack
  9. Jaimie Branch - Fly or Die
  10. Circuit des Yeux - Reaching for Indigo
  11. Actress - AZD
  12. Nadah El Shazly - Ahwar
  13. Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
  14. Félicia Atkinson - Hand In Hand
  15. Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
  16. Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements
  17. Ellen Arkbro - For Organ and Brass
  18. Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
  19. Diamanda Galas - All the Way
  20. Mhysa - Fantasii
  21. Children of Alice - Children of Alice
  22. Strange U - LP #4080
  23. Phew - Voice Hardcore
  24. The Bug vs Earth - Concrete Desert
  25. Áine O’Dwyer - Gallarais
  26. Juana Molina - Halo
  27. Saicobab - Sab Se Purani Bab
  28. Golden Teacher - No Luscious LIfe
  29. Brooklyn Raga Machine - Terry Riley In C
  30. Sote - Sacred Horror In Design
  31. Laurel Halo - Dust
  32. Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run
  33. Akio Suzuki & John Butcher - Immediate Landscapes
  34. Circle - Terminal
  35. Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
  36. Caterina Barbieri - Patterns of Consciousness
  37. Sadaf - Shell
  38. Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
  39. Aaron Dilloway - The Gag File
  40. Karen Gwyer - Rembo
  41. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  42. Once and Future Band - Once and Future Band
  43. Gnod - Just Say No To the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
  44. Pancrace - Pancrace
  45. Lil B - Black Ken
  46. John Maus - Screen Memories
  47. Roscoe Mitchell - Bells For the South Side
  48. Carla dal Forno - The Garden
  49. Mahmoud Gania - Colours of the Night
  50. Gosheven - Leaper


The more of these lists that come out the more ridiculous it looks that Kelly Lee Owens and Richard Dawson weren’t on the Mercury shortlist.


Are they battle metal? I only listen to battle metal.


good to see Richard Dawson getting the appreciation he deserves. personally preferred nothing important though to peasant



The opening paragraph is Stereogum OTT guff at its best


The Guardian…


Like the dickhead I am, I’ve done my own.