Favourite Albums of 2017

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So although 2017 may have been a bit of a crap year for many things, for music it was not! So many great albums!

I wasn't sure of the point in ranking them so here are my 100 favourite albums from last year in alphabetical order of the artists. Yes there are all 5 King Gizz albums from this year, one of which along we released a vinyl version of in collaboration with Bubblewrap Collective (MAD!).

If I had to pick one favourite of these then it would be The National's Sleep Well Beast. I love that band so much and that album is incredible! Seeing them with my brother and some close friends on my 30th birthday in September is potentially my favourite gig I have ever been to.

Here's my list and I've also put together a Spotify playlist of 1 track from each of the 100 albums. Hope you enjoy and I hope you find something new that you love!

Ray

  • Alvvays - Antisocialites
  • Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
  • The Big Moon - Love In The 4th Dimension
  • Big Thief - Capacity
  • Blaenavon - That’s Your Lot
  • British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
  • Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
  • Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick
  • Childhood - Universal High
  • Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
  • Clean Cut Kid - Felt
  • Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
  • Conor Oberst - Salutations
  • Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
  • Death From Above 1979 - Outrage! Is Now
  • Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This
  • Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors 
  • Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon
  • Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks - Pontvane
  • Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
  • Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
  • Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
  • Four Tet - New Energy
  • Francobollo - Long Live Life
  • Future Islands - The Far Field
  • Gallops - Bronze Mystic
  • Gang Of Youths - Go Farther In Lightness
  • Ghostpoet - Dark Days + Canapés
  • Girl Ray - Earl Grey
  • Grandaddy - Last Place
  • Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
  • Guide Dog - Lovely Domestic Bliss
  • H Hawkline - I Romanticize
  • Happyness - Write In
  • The Horrors - V
  • Idles - Brutalism
  • Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
  • Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
  • Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
  • Jay Som - Everybody Works
  • Jemma Roper - The Thumping Heart of Night
  • Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
  • Kevin Morby - City Music
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Murder Of The Universe
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard & Mild High Club - Sketches Of Brunswick East
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup
  • Laura Marling - Semper Femina
  • LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  • Leif Erikson - Leif Erikson
  • LIFE - Popular Music
  • Los Campesinos - Sick Scenes
  • Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface
  • Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man
  • Methyl Ethel - Everything Is Forgotten
  • Mogwai - Every Country’s Sun 
  • The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
  • Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
  • My Name Is Ian - Cincinnati Cola
  • Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
  • The National - Sleep Well Beast
  • The New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
  • Novo Amor & Ed Tullett - Heiress
  • Oh Sees - Orc
  • Perfume Genius - No Shape
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In The Alps
  • Phoenix - Ti Amo
  • The Physics House Band - Mercury Fountain
  • Pixx - The Age Of Anxiety
  • Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent
  • Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley
  • Pumarosa - The Witch
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
  • Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 3
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Wild
  • Ryan Adams - Prisoner
  • (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
  • Samoans - Laika
  • Slowdive - Slowdive
  • Spoon - Hot Thoughts
  • St Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
  • Sundara Karma - Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect
  • Superfood - Bambino
  • Surf Dads - All Day Breakfast
  • The Surfing Magazines - The Surfing Magazines
  • Sweet Baboo - Wild Imagination
  • Tall Ships - Impressions
  • Temples - Volcano
  • Tennis - Yours Conditionally
  • This Is The Kit- Moonshine Freeze
  • Tokyo Police Club - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Radness
  • Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm
  • The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  • White - One Night Stand Forever
  • White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
  • Willie J Healey - People And Their Dogs
  • Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
  • Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry
  • The XX - I See You