Drowned in Sound's albums of the year 2017 - commentary and conjecture

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#261

Easily AOTY


#262

Oh shit. Hang on. Again. Yes, for some reason I thought this came out last year but Mark Mulcahy’s ‘The Possum in the Driveway’ was amazing. That’s probably my tied AOTY.


#263

Saw them at Gizzfest in Sydney, they’re not half bad, and not as prone to progginess as King Gizzard.


#264

I’m really surprised by the absence of Aldous Harding’s Party, my joint best of the year with the Blanck Mass album (not high enough!). Also Nadia Reid, Marika Hackman, Allergies. Next year, watch out for Amyl & The Sniffers, brilliant ocker punk of the old school.


#265

Knew I’d make a mistake doing all of that on my own and off my face on Lemsip.


#266

One came out in Winter I and the other came out in Winter II


#267

You guys rated Katy’s Witness with a score of 5/10 yet included it into the list of the best albums of the year. This is a pure joke considering some albums which 7 or higher score couldn’t even make into the list. :nauseated_face:


#268

Something about this being a staff list and the review being an individuals opinion.


#269

Then, I’m shocking if most of the staff love Witness because the albums was generally ‘panned’ by critics. Quite disappointed with the absence of Mount Eerie, Gorillaz, Taylor Swift and Margo Price


#270

Broadcast was my first thought as well


#271

theres new Babybird out there. proper songs. excellent.


#272

Ben Frost -‘ The centre cannot hold ‘
This album has been pretty overlooked in all the end of year polls. A talented musician but probably his weakest effort.


#273

Yup, exactly this. Think he peaked with by the throat


#274

A U R A U R A Was a great Album. I’ve really liked his recent soundtrack work. I was really excited by the centre cannot hold coming out but unfortunately didn’t deliver.


#275

Some omissions I loved

Richard Dawson
Forest Swords
Actress
Mount Eerie


#276

Brilliant recommendation @static, been rinsing this for days. I thought I had my end of year mix sorted and you’ve totally screwed my playlist now! (that and Posse, see below)


#277

Another TY for the Midwife recommendation, beautiful album.


#278

Given this stunner of an album a listen now and you’re totally spot on with the Broadcast comparison. It instantly ticked all the right boxes for me!


#279

*Theory of Machines


#280

Broadcast a good comparison, I’ve been comparing it to Stereolab.