Concluding the year, here are my top 25 albums of 2017.  Watch the video or listen to the podcast to hear me talk in depth about my selections.

  1. Whiteout Conditions – The New Pornographers
  2. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  3. Flying Microtonal Banana – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  4. Mental Illness – Aimee Mann
  5. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
  6. MASSEDUCTION – St. Vincent
  7. Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
  8. Heartworms – The Shins
  9. Planetarium – James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly
  10. A Deeper Understanding – The War On Drugs
  11. Murder of the Universe – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  12. Memories Are Now – Jesca Hoop
  13. Utopia – Bjork
  14. Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers
  15. Antisocialites – Alvvays
  16. Semper Femina – Laura Marling
  17. Polygondwanaland – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
  18. Slowdive – Slowdive
  19. Luciferian Towers – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  20. Villains – Queens of the Stone Age
  21. After Laughter – Paramore
  22. Truth Is a Beautiful Thing – London Grammar
  23. To the Bone – Steven Wilson
  24. A Crow Looked At Me – Mount Eerie
  25. Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

(Honorable Mentions: Sick Scenes – Los Campesinos!, Woodstock – Portugal. the Man, , Painted Ruins – Grizzly Bear, Sketches of Brunswick East – King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Pollinator – Blondie, Hang – Foxygen, Life Will See You Now – Jens Lekman, Native Invader – Tori Amos, ALL-AMERIKKAN BADA$$ – Joey Bada$$, A Black Mile to the Surface – Manchester Orchestra, The OOZ – King Krule, Popular Manipulations – The Districts, Beast Epic – Iron & Wine, Crack-Up – Fleet Foxes, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson – Ariel Pink)

 

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