Top Albums of 2017

Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!


Let us know what you think in the comments below. I’m sure you’ve got something to say right?

Alvvays – Antisocialites (NL)

Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (NL)

B-Boys – Dada (NL)

Beach Fossils – Somersault (NB)

Big Thief – Capacity (NL)

Cayetana – New Kind of Normal (RR)

Cherry Glazer – Apocalipstick (NL)

Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (NB)

Depeche Mode – Spirit (BG)

Destroyer – Ken (NL)

Dinner – New Work (NL)

Fever Ray – Plunge (BG)

Fleet Foxes – Crack Up (NB)

Geotic – Abysma (BG)

Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins (RR/NB)

Gun Outfit – Out of Range (NL)

John Maus – Screen Memories (BG)

Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (NL)

Last Leaves – Other Towns Than Ours (NL)

Lo Tom – s/t (RR)

Night Drive – s/t (BG)

Nite – Reborn (BG)

Omni – Multi Task (NL)

Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent (NB)

Rainer Maria – s/t (RR)

Rays – s/t (NL)

Sleaford Mods – English Tapas (NL)

Spinning Coin – Permo (NL)

Spiral Stairs – Doris & Daggers (RR)

Spoon – Hot Thoughts (NB)

St. Vincent – Masseduction (NB)

Star Tropics – Lost World (NL)

Teen Daze – Themes for a Dying Earth (BG)

The Courtneys – II (NL)

The Drums – Abysmal Thoughts (RR)

The Luxembourg Signal – Blue Field (NL)

The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoirs (NL)

The National – Sleep Well Beast (NB)

The New Year – Snow (NL)

The Pains of being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure (RR)

The XX – I See You (NB)

Twain – Rare Feelings (NL)

Us & Us Only – Full Flower (RR)

War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (NB)

Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm (RR)

White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band (RR)

Widowspeak – Expect the Best (NL)

Wire – Silver/Lead (NL)

Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry (NB)

Yumi Zouma – Willowbank (NB)


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