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Old 06-27-2017, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Albums of 2017 So Far

  1. King Gizzard and the lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
  2. Horseneck - Heavy Trip
  3. Lizzard Wizzard - Total War Power Bastard
  4. All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
  5. Mothership - High Strangeness
  6. Hey Satan - Hey Satan
  7. Colin Stetson - All this I do for Glory
  8. Telekinetic Yeti - Abominable
  9. Emptiness - Not for Music
  10. Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works

This will probably change before the year is over but my top 10 currently.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel like it's been a really weak year so far. Plenty of strong releases though.

Some I've been enjoying
1. Billy Woods - Known Unknowns (his best in a while)
2. Ex Eye - Ex Eye
3. The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
4. Richard Dawson - Peasant
5. Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun
6. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
7. The Necks - Unfold
8. The Caretaker - Everywhere At the End of Time Series
9. Immolation - Atonement
10. Yowie - Synchromysticism
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good timing for this thread. I still have a lot of listening to do on my trip home. I saved a lot of 2017 albums for that reason but here are a few that really caught my eye this year...

SZA
CTRL

Sampha
Process

Tonstartssbandht
Sorcerer

Blanck Mass
World Eater

Pile
A Hairshirt of Purpose

Tinariwen
Elwan

Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2
Star Stuff

Ulrika Spacek
Modern English Decoration

Future Islands
The Far Field

Still A LOT of stuff to listen to.
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Ok Here We go. I have some catching up to do, but this is a rough draft of my end of year list.

10: Mastodon - Emperor of Sands
9: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe
8: Novembers Doom - Hamartia
7: Royal Thunder - Wick
6: Pallbearer - Heartless
5: Nightlands - I Can Feel the Night Around Me
4: Phoenix - Ti Amo
3: Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
2: The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
1: Portugal, The Man - Woodstock

Honorable Mentions

Mothership - High Strangeness
Havok - Conformacide
Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
John Frum - A Stirring in the Noos
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I dunno if I can do a top 10 so far because I haven't really been listening to as much music this year, but here's what I have been enjoying

In no particular order

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - The Dukes of Alhazred

Been 10 years since their last album and it was worth the wait. A very fun 40 minute punk rock romp through Lovecraft Country and funny natural disasters

Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Probably the best Ulver album since Perdition City. Their take on '80's synth pop is perfect.

Sadistik - Altars

I enjoyed this more than Flowers For My Father and Ultraviolet. It's dark and atmospheric.

Gorillaz - Humanz

At first I didn't care for this album, it felt like it was a various artists album that features the Gorillaz, but after a few more listens I've really grown to like a lot of the songs.


Demonic Death Judge - Seaweed

Honestly this is just on here to round out the list. It's not a bad album, but it's kind of more of the same. Consider it more of a placeholder for the time being.
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Wiley - Godfather
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I feel like it's been a really weak year so far. Plenty of strong releases though.
Agreed. I've only been impressed by a couple of albums. No real replay value from most of the stuff I've listened to.

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Dumal - The Lesser God is maddeningly excellent, as are the new Emptyset and Wolf Eyes albums.
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Good album. The album Race Against Time should have been if he didn't ruin it with the singles.
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