Top Albums 2017

Monkeygunner
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Post by Monkeygunner »

you'd a thunk this being a son volt forum that folks would have better taste in music. not a lot listed here as "best of 2017" that is really any good.... the folks that have listed so far - i'm surprise at how shitty your tastes in music are.

cpuglise
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Post by cpuglise »

I too really enjoy this thread, and learning of new things to checkout. From my side, my favorites (in no order):

- Robert Plant, "Carry Fire"
- Steven Wilson, "To the Bone" (probably my favorite of the year)
- Martin Simpson, "Trials & Tribulations"
- Neil Young, "Hitchhiker" (Not sure if this really counts)
- Waxahatchee, "Out in the Storm"
- Son Volt (of course)
- Roger Waters, "Is this the Life We Really Want"
- JohnMoreland, "Big Bad Luv"
- Chuck Prophet, "Bobby Fuller Dies for your Sins"
- Pineapple Thief, "Where We Stood"

Take care,
Chris

lazerbeamhawkins
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Always late to the party...

Post by lazerbeamhawkins »

First, I love it when y'all put up your top last year lists. I've gotten into more great music from this board over any other lists anywhere since I've joined. Anyhoos, here's my list:

Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
In This Moment - The Ritual
LCD Soundsystem - american dream
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Kendrick Lamar - Damn.
Son Volt - Notes of Blue
Ghost In The Shell (Music inspired by the Motion picture)
Kevin Morby - City Music
Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
Cory Branan - Adios
UNKLE - The Road Pt 1
Beck - Colors

And my favorite was from a local Fort Worth Texas musician. Some of the members of White Denim helped with the recording:

Andy Pickett - Andy Pickett

barclocksays3am
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Post by barclocksays3am »

Good to see The Bats getting some attention.They`re one of the most underated bands around for a band that`s been around since 1982

I liked the second album by The Courtneys too

The Dream Syndicate comeback album was good too.Their Live At Raji`s album from 1989 is one of the best live albums ever

gdavis5446
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Post by gdavis5446 »

Quite a long list of really good solid albums. Below is a list of albums I really enjoyed. Rather than rank them, this is the order in which I listened most.

Grandaddy - Last Place
Jason Isbell - Nashhville Sound
Deer Tick - V1/V2
A Giant Dog - Toy
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
The Reputations - Begging For More
BNQT - V1
Rozwell Kid - Preciois Art
Bully - Losing
Sweet Spirit - St Mojo
Lost Balloons - Hey Summer
Bash N Pop - Anything Can Happen
Liam Gallagher - As You Were
The Courtneys - II
Joel Jerome - Cosmic Bear Jamboree
Lees Of Memory - Blinding White Of Nothing
Son Volt - Notes Of Blue
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon
Daddy Issues - Deep Dream
Coco Hames - S/T
Waxahatchee - Out Jn The Storm
Ty Segall - S/T

Albums I still need to listen to or give another spin
The Bats
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Queens of the Stone Age
Slowdive
Old 97s
Rainer Maria
Sheer Mag
Pugwash
Spoon
The National
Guided By Voices

el caballo loco
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Post by el caballo loco »

20. Thawing Dawn/A. Savage
19. In Spades/The Afghan Whigs
18. Slowdive/Slowdive
17. August by Cake/Guided by Voices
16. Robyn Hitchcock/Robyn Hitchcock
15. Ty Segall/Ty Segall
14. Sleep Well Beast/The National
13. Notes of Blue/Son Volt
12. The Deep Set/The Bats
11. HEAVY META/Ron Gallo
10. Anything Could Happen/Bash & Pop
9. Rips/Rips
8. Relatives in Descent/Protomartyr
7. Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm/Will Johnson
6. Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins/Chuck Prophet
5. How Did I Find Myself Here/The Dream Syndicate
4. Rot/Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys
3. Hey Summer/Lost Balloons
2. Need to Feel Your Love/Sheer Mag
1. How Do You Spell Heaven/Guided by Voices

el caballo loco
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Post by el caballo loco »

bellevillemusic wrote:The Best Record(s) of 2017

hurray for the riff raff – the navigator
The Navigator' is a powerful, Latin influenced record. It feels like a new kind of Americana. One where the past informs the present instead of the present preserving the past.
P'alante !

In alphabetical order; the records I played the most in 2017

aimee mann – mental illness
bash & pop – anything could happen
chicano batman – freedom is free
chuck prophet – bobby fuller died for your sins
dan baird – solow
el goodo – by order of the moose
gold star – big blue
jd mcpherson – undivided heart & soul
jim white – waffles, triangles & jesus
joe henry - thrum
kacy & clayton – the siren’s song
marty stuart - way out west
nicole atkins – goodnight, rhonda lee
phoebe bridgers – stranger in the alps
pugwash – silverlake
son volt – notes of blue
spoon – hot thoughts
the len price 3 – kentish longtails
the sadies – northern passages

In alphabetical order; the records I dug a few tracks

beck – colors
blitzen trapper – wild & reckless
cosmic rough riders – scenery for dreamers
dan auerbach – waiting on a song
father john misty – comedy
fleet foxes – crack up
guided by voices – how do you spell heaven
john moreland – big bad luv
old 97’s – graveyard whistling
valerie june – the order of time

Deserving light of day

dion – lost ’65 sessions  -  kickin’ child
the move – magnetic waves of sound
Great list, bellevillemusic. Always like seeing your end-of-the-year lists. I need to check out the new Aimee Mann and Hurray For the Riff Raff. I really like How Do You Spell Heaven beyond a few tracks. A really strong GBV record. Cheers!

el caballo loco
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Post by el caballo loco »

thatbeat wrote:I dig your list.
I really enjoyed The Feelies new one this year, two years in a row from them right?
I was a happy guy with Real Estate up until this last album, it didn't hit me like the previous ones.

I don't know how I missed Bash and Pop this year, I'm really enjoying it.

Slowdive's album is great too. Love me some shoegaze!
Thanks! The Feelies had a RSD EP of covers last year. I don't have it, but I'd love it for the "Barstool Blues" cover alone. The new Real Estate record isn't as strong as the previous two, but I do like "Darling". The Bash & Pop record is very solid. Happy New Year!

bellevillemusic
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Post by bellevillemusic »

The Best Record(s) of 2017

hurray for the riff raff – the navigator
The Navigator' is a powerful, Latin influenced record. It feels like a new kind of Americana. One where the past informs the present instead of the present preserving the past.
P'alante !

In alphabetical order; the records I played the most in 2017

aimee mann – mental illness
bash & pop – anything could happen
chicano batman – freedom is free
chuck prophet – bobby fuller died for your sins
dan baird – solow
el goodo – by order of the moose
gold star – big blue
jd mcpherson – undivided heart & soul
jim white – waffles, triangles & jesus
joe henry - thrum
kacy & clayton – the siren’s song
marty stuart - way out west
nicole atkins – goodnight, rhonda lee
phoebe bridgers – stranger in the alps
pugwash – silverlake
son volt – notes of blue
spoon – hot thoughts
the len price 3 – kentish longtails
the sadies – northern passages

In alphabetical order; the records I dug a few tracks

beck – colors
blitzen trapper – wild & reckless
cosmic rough riders – scenery for dreamers
dan auerbach – waiting on a song
father john misty – comedy
fleet foxes – crack up
guided by voices – how do you spell heaven
john moreland – big bad luv
old 97’s – graveyard whistling
valerie june – the order of time

Deserving light of day

dion – lost ’65 sessions  -  kickin’ child
the move – magnetic waves of sound

thatbeat
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Post by thatbeat »

I dig your list.
I really enjoyed The Feelies new one this year, two years in a row from them right?
I was a happy guy with Real Estate up until this last album, it didn't hit me like the previous ones.

I don't know how I missed Bash and Pop this year, I'm really enjoying it.

Slowdive's album is great too. Love me some shoegaze!

el caballo loco
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Post by el caballo loco »

My favorite albums list is still up in the air. I've spent the majority of 2017 patching up holes in my listening world (primarily 80's indie/post-punk/punk/proto-punk/power pop). However, I do have a list of some of my favorite songs from the past year on Spotify. If you click the picture, you can access the playlist.

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1. In Between/The Feelies
2. Darling/Real Estate
3. Feed the Pain/Lost Balloons
4. Chancer/The Stevens
5. Malibu Entropy/Rips
6. Tall Glass of Water/Tim Darcy
7. My Children/Protomartyr
8. Need to Feel Your Love/Sheer Mag
9. Rooftops/The Bats
10. Glide/The Dream Syndicate
11. Steppenwolf Mausoleum/Guided By Voices
12. Mad Shelly's Letterbox/Robyn Hitchcock
13. Plimsoll Punks/Alvvays
14. Enter Entirely/Cloud Nothings
15. On the Rocks/Bash & Pop
16. Alex Nieto/Chuck Prophet
17. Young Lady, You're Scaring Me/Ron Gallo
18. Away/Bed Wettin' Bad Boys
19. The Bully Boys/Chavez
20. Sleep Drifter/King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
21. The Way You Used to Do/Queens of the Stone Age
22. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness/The National
23. Demon in Profile/The Afghan Whigs
24. Shine on Me/Dan Auerbach
25. What I Want/Cende
26. It Gets More Blue/Girlpool
27. A Walk Across the Human Bridge/Tobin Sprout
28. Dim Bulbs/David Barbe
29. Discipline/B Boys
30. Do the Nixon/Circus Devils
31. A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes/Mac DeMarco
32. Sugar for the Pill/Slowdive
33. Buffalo Calf Road/A. Savage
34. Promise the World/Son Volt
35. The May Queen/Robert Plant
36. It's a Sign of Weakness/Finn's Motel
37. Wrong Right Girls/The Rubs
38. Rise and Fall/CFM
39. For Centuries/Half Forward Line
40. You're Dreaming/Wolf Parade

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Post by pdg »

Son Volt - Notes of Blue
Ryan Adams - Prisoner
Steven Wilson - To the Bone
The National - Sleep Well Beast
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

jr29
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Post by jr29 »

Anything Could Happen from Bash And Pop was definitely my favorite album this year.

turpentim
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Post by turpentim »

Here's MC Taylor's (Hiss Golden Messenger) list, for anyone interested:

https://www.mergerecords.com/2017-year- ... -messenger

Tim in the ATL

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Post by unchartedthickets »

In no particular order, I would add these to the list:

The New Year - Snow
Angel Olsen - My Woman
Grandpa’s Ghost - Carnage Queen
Jack Cooper - Sandgrown
Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold
War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

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