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    I really don't understand how that Lorde album is so high on these lists. I was not impressed. St Vincent, on the other hand, is probably my favorite of the year.

    The two are an interesting comparison of Jack Antonoff-i-ness. The Lorde album felt overwhelmed by his presence, whereas he slid in pretty seamlessly to popify St Vincent's quirks.
    Agreed. I was worried about his involvement with St. Vincent, but that album turned out brilliant. Lorde's new one seems like just another pop record that could be by anyone.

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    Treble's The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2017

    http://www.treblezine.com/37636-20-b...ums-of-2017/2/

    Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums

    https://exclaim.ca/music/article/exc...s-best_of_2017

    PopMatters' The Best Metal of 2017

    https://www.popmatters.com/the-best-...13.html?page=1

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    My favourite albums from this year, in no particular order. I've added tracks from all the albums to my Spotify studio playlist, link in comments. Would love to hear some of your recommendations I should check out... FSx

    Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
    Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory
    Pan Daijing – Lack
    Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
    MUNA – About U
    Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold
    Mica Levi – Delete Beach
    Blanck Mass – World Eater
    Zola Jesus – Okovi
    Mogwai – Every Country's Sun
    Fever Ray – Plunge

    9/17 David Byrne @ Kings Theatre
    9/20 TV on the Radio @ Knockdown Center
    9/22 Pig Destroyer @ Gramercy Theater
    9/22 DJ Stingray/Volvox/Veronica Vasicka @ Elsewhere

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    Consequence of Sound - Top 50 Songs of 2017

    1. Kendrick Lamar - Humble
    2. Lorde - Green Light
    3. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    4. SZA - Love Galore
    5. Migos - T-Shirt
    6. Johnny Jewel - Windswept
    7. St. Vincent - New York
    8. Childish Gambino - Redbone
    9. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile - Over Everything
    10. Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
    11. The Killers - Run for Cover
    12. Vince Staples - Big Fish
    13. Sheer Mag - Expect the Bayonet
    14. Gorillaz - Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)
    15. Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like My Piano
    16. Ryan Adams - Doomsday
    17. Kamasi Washington - Truth
    18. Charli XCX - Boys
    19. Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    20. Kelela - LMK
    21. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
    22. Frank Ocean - Chanel
    23. HAIM - Little of Your Love
    24. Jay-Z - Smile
    25. Cloud Nothings - Enter Entirely
    26. Saba - There You Go
    27. The xx - I Dare You
    28. Lil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llif3
    29. Perfume Genius - Slip Away
    30. Lana Del Rey - Love
    31. LCD Soundsystem - Tonite
    32. Smino - Amphetamine
    33. Lorde - Homemade Dynamite
    34. The War on Drugs - Thinking of a Place
    35. Kendrick Lamar - DNA
    36. Aimee Man - Simple Fix
    37. Drake - Passionfruit
    38. BROCKHAMPTON - GUMMY
    39. The National - The Day I Die
    40. Future - Mask Off
    41. Brian Eno with Kevin Shields - Only Once Away My Son
    42. Calvin Harris - Slide
    43. The Kickback - Hotel Chlorine
    44. Migos - Bad and Boujee
    45. Nine Inch Nails - Less Than
    46. Danger Mouse feat. Run the Jewels - Chase Me
    47. MØ - Linking With You
    48. Khalid - Young Dumb & Broke
    49. Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
    50. Arcade Fire - Everything Now
    On the Horizon



    Arcade Fire - Greek Theater LA 09.20
    Kali Uchis - Shrine Expo Hall 09.21
    Grizzly Bear w/ TV on the Radio 09.23
    Ulrika Spacek - The Echo 10.04
    Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival - Dodger Stadium 11.10-11.11
    Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Palladium 12.08
    Thom Yorke - The Orpheum 12.19 & 12.20

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    Redbone: Another 2016 song
    "HIGH END RAP MUSIC! GHETTO STADIUM SHIT! THEY AIN'T WANT US AT THE FESTIVALS
    NOW WE WILL RUN THEM!"
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    The Guardian's The top 100 tracks of 2017

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...tracks-of-2017

    9/17 David Byrne @ Kings Theatre
    9/20 TV on the Radio @ Knockdown Center
    9/22 Pig Destroyer @ Gramercy Theater
    9/22 DJ Stingray/Volvox/Veronica Vasicka @ Elsewhere

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    Dwid Hellion’s Top 10 Albums of 2017
    (in no particular order)

    1. Amenra “Mass VI”
    2. Cavalera Conspiracy “Psychosis”
    3. Midnight “Sweet Death And Ecstasy”
    4. Full Of Hell “Trumpeting Ecstasy”
    5. Como Mamas “Move Upstairs”
    6. G.A.T.E.S. “Back From The Grave”
    7. Devil Master “Inhabit The Corpse”
    8. Youth Code “Lost At Sea” (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)
    9. Zepulkr “Héritrage Posthume”
    10. Creepout “Nekropo

    Domenick Romeo’s Top 10 Albums of 2017
    1. ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI Ritmo D’ell Industria No2 (Reissue)
    2. ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI La Terrificante Notte Del Demonio (Reissue)
    3. DEATH OF LOVERS The Acrobat
    4. FULL OF HELL Trumpeting Ecstasy
    5. MIDNIGHT Sweet Death & Ecstasy
    6. EYES OF THE LORD Call It War
    7. CREEPOUT Nekropolis
    8. IRON MONKEY 9-13
    9. G.A.T.E.S. Back From The Grave.
    10. GATEWAY TO HELL Clovers

    Oh Spotify...

    Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2017

    Most Streamed Artists
    1. Ed Sheeran
    2. Drake
    3. The Weeknd
    4. Kendrick Lamar
    5. The Chainsmokers

    Most Streamed Female Artists
    1. Rihanna
    2. Taylor Swift
    3. Selena Gomez
    4. Ariana Grande
    5. Sia

    Most Streamed Male Artists
    1. Ed Sheeran
    2. Drake
    3. The Weeknd
    4. Kendrick Lamar
    5. Daddy Yankee

    Top Five Breakout Artists
    1. Camila Cabello
    2. Harry Styles
    3. Liam Payne
    4. Lil Pump
    5. Trippie Redd

    Most Streamed Groups
    1. Coldplay
    2. Imagine Dragons
    3. Maroon 5
    4. Linkin Park
    5. Migos

    Most Streamed Tracks
    1. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
    2. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
    3. Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
    4. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
    5. I’m the One – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

    Most Streamed Albums
    1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
    2. More Life – Drake
    3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    4. Starboy – The Weeknd
    5. Stoney – Post Malone

    Most Musical Day 2017
    June 13, 2017 (measured by most streams per user)

    Emerging 2017 Genres
    1. Melodic Power Metal
    2. Chaotic Black Metal
    3. Chillhop
    4. Trap Latino
    5. Future Funk
    6. Jumpstyle
    7. Serialism
    8. Cinematic Dubstep
    9. Vintage Swoon
    10. Gamecore

    Top Five Artists in U.S.
    1. Drake
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. Future
    4. Ed Sheeran
    5. The Weeknd

    Top Five Females in U.S.
    1. Rihanna
    2. Taylor Swift
    3. Nicki Minaj
    4. Ariana Grande
    5. Halsey

    Top Five Males in U.S.
    1. Drake
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. Future
    4. Ed Sheeran
    5. The Weeknd

    Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
    1. HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
    2. XO TOUR Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
    3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
    4. Congratulations – Post Malone
    5. Despacito – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

    Top Five Albums in the U.S.
    1. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    2. More Life – Drake
    3. Stoney – Post Malone
    4. Starboy – The Weeknd
    5. Divide – Ed Sheeran

    9/17 David Byrne @ Kings Theatre
    9/20 TV on the Radio @ Knockdown Center
    9/22 Pig Destroyer @ Gramercy Theater
    9/22 DJ Stingray/Volvox/Veronica Vasicka @ Elsewhere

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    melodic power metal lol
    5/23 Lena Wilikens @ F8 | 5/24 Las Sucias, Cube, Group Rhoda @ Hemlock Tavern | 5/26 Fever Ray @ Fox Theater | 5/30 Slowdive @ Filmore

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    It's the fucking worst and I don't see how it's emerging when it's been a thing since the late 70s

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    Revolver Magazine's 20 BEST ALBUMS OF 2017
    https://www.revolvermag.com/music/20-best-albums-2017

    Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2017

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/li...f-2017-w513250

    Fact Magazine's top 10 best mixes of 2017
    http://www.factmag.com/2017/12/07/th...mixes-of-2017/

    Fact Magazine's top 20 best Bandcamp releases of 2017
    http://www.factmag.com/2017/12/06/best-bandcamp-2017/

    Crack Magazine's top 100 albums of 2017

    https://crackmagazine.net/article/fe...50-1/#number50

    The Vinyl Factory's top 50 favourite albums of 2017

    https://thevinylfactory.com/features/best-albums-2017/

    The Vinyl Factory's top 10 favourite 7″s and 10″s of 2017
    https://thevinylfactory.com/features...-and-10s-2017/

    The Vinyl Factory's top 20 favourite 12″s of 2017
    https://thevinylfactory.com/features/best-12s-2017/

    Laura Jane Grace’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

    Big Thief – Capacity
    Bully – Losing
    Cory Branan – Adios
    David Bazan – Care
    Sweet Spirit – St Mojo
    K. Flay – Everywhere is Somewhere
    The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
    White Reaper – The Worlds Best American Band
    Night Shop – Self titled
    Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten

    KEVIN MORBY’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2017
    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/kevin-m...lbums-of-2017/

    Complex’s Top 50 Albums of 2017
    50. Lil B – Black Ken
    49. Lil Pump – Lil Pump
    48. HAIM – Something to Tell You
    47. Khalid – American Teen
    46. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
    45. CyHi The Prynce – No Dope On Sundays
    44. Lorde – Melodrama
    43. J.I.D – The Never Story
    42. Miguel – War & Leisure
    41. Smino – blkswn
    40. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin – Without Warning
    39. Young Dolph – Thinking Out Loud
    8. John Mayer – The Search for Everything
    37. 21 Savage – Issa Album
    36. Aminé – Good For You
    35. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
    34. Meek Mill – Wins & Losses
    33. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
    32. A$AP Twelvyy – 12
    31. Sonder – Into
    30. Thundercat – Drunk
    29. Roc Marciano – Rosebudd’s Revenge
    28. GoldLink – At What Cost
    27. G Perico – All Blue
    26. Taylor Swift – reputation
    25. 2 Chainz – Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
    24. Gucci Mane – Droptopwop
    23. Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice
    22. Kodak Black – Painting Pictures
    21. Kesha – Rainbow
    20. Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me
    19. Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
    18. Joey Bada$$ – ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
    17. Kelela – Take Me Apart
    16. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – The Bigger Artist
    15. Future – Future
    14. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
    13. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
    12. Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel
    11. Syd – Fin
    10. Drake – More Life
    9. Daniel Caesar – Freudian
    8. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
    7. Migos – Culture
    6. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy
    5. Sampha – Process
    4. Future – HNDRXX
    3. SZA – CTRL
    2. Jay-Z – 4:44
    1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

    Pandora’s 2017 Top Thumb Hundred (from highest to lowest)
    Ed Sheeran: Shape Of You
    Bruno Mars: That’s What I Like
    Kendrick Lamar: HUMBLE.
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee: Despacito (Feat. Justin Bieber) (Remix)
    Future: Mask Off
    Sam Hunt: Body Like A Back Road
    Cardi B: Bodak Yellow
    Kyle: ISpy (Feat. Lil Yachty)
    Migos: Slippery (Feat. Gucci Mane)
    Lil Uzi Vert: XO TOUR Llif3
    DJ Khaled: Wild Thoughts (Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
    Kendrick Lamar: DNA.
    Migos: T-Shirt
    Post Malone: Congratulations (Feat. Quavo)
    J. Cole: Deja Vu
    Kendrick Lamar: LOVE. FT. ZACARI.
    Childish Gambino: Redbone
    The Chainsmokers & Coldplay: Something Just Like This
    Drake: Fake Love
    Yo Gotti: Rake It Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    Big Sean: Bounce Back
    Logic: 1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
    Drake: Portland (Feat. Quavo & Travi$ Scott)
    Kendrick Lamar: LOYALTY. FT. RIHANNA.
    Zedd & Alessia Cara: Stay
    Gucci Mane: Both (Feat. Drake)
    Drake: Passionfruit
    French Montana: Unforgettable (Feat. Swae Lee)
    Kygo & Selena Gomez: It Ain’t Me
    The Chainsmokers: Paris
    Alessia Cara: How Far I’ll Go (From “Moana”)
    Chris Brown: Party (Feat. Gucci Mane & Usher)
    Liam Payne: Strip That Down (Feat. Quavo)
    Post Malone: rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)
    Charlie Puth: Attention
    The Weeknd: Starboy (Feat. Daft Punk)
    Imagine Dragons: Believer
    Chris Brown: Privacy
    Dustin Lynch: Small Town Boy
    DJ Khaled: I’m The One (Feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
    J. Cole: Neighbors
    J Balvin & Willy William: Mi Gente
    Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still
    21 Savage: Bank Account
    Shawn Mendes: There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
    The Weeknd: I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk)
    ZAYN & Taylor Swift: I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
    Brett Young: In Case You Didn’t Know
    Niall Horan: Slow Hands
    Ayo & Teo: Rolex
    Ed Sheeran: Perfect
    Khalid: Young Dumb & Broke
    Blackbear: Do Re Mi
    Migos: Bad And Boujee (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
    Future: Used To This (Feat. Drake)
    Meek Mill: Whatever You Need (Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign)
    YFN Lucci: Everyday We Lit (Feat. PnB Rock)
    Kane Brown: What Ifs (Feat. Lauren Alaina)
    Taylor Swift: Look What You Made Me Do
    SZA: Love Galore (Feat. Travis Scott)
    Calvin Harris: Slide (Feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
    Jason Derulo: Swalla (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
    Christian Nodal: Adiós Amor
    Tee Grizzley: First Day Out
    Imagine Dragons: Thunder
    Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill
    Halsey: Now Or Never
    Noah Cyrus: Make Me (Cry) (Feat. Labrinth)
    2 Chainz: It’s A Vibe (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko)
    Big Sean: No Favors (Feat. Eminem)
    The Weeknd: Party Monster
    Trey Songz: Nobody Else But You
    Nicky Jam: El Amante
    Gucci Mane: I Get The Bag (feat. Migos)
    Ugly God: Water
    Future: Selfish (Feat. Rihanna)
    Hailee Steinfeld: Most Girls
    Playboi Carti: Magnolia
    Cheat Codes: No Promises (Feat. Demi Lovato)
    Harry Styles: Sign Of The Times
    Drake: Do Not Disturb
    SZA: The Weekend
    Drake: Gyalchester
    6LACK: PRBLMS
    Halsey: Bad At Love
    The Weeknd: Die For You
    Jason Aldean: Any Ol’ Barstool
    Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne: No Frauds
    Maluma: Felices Los 4
    Migos: Get Right Witcha
    Wisin: Escápate Conmigo (Feat. Ozuna)
    Camila Cabello: Havana (feat. Young Thug)
    Miley Cyrus: Malibu
    The Weeknd: Reminder
    Ed Sheeran: Dive
    Nicki Minaj & Mike WiLL Made-It: Black Barbies
    Drake: Teenage Fever
    Bebe Rexha: I Got You
    Camila Cabello & Machine Gun Kelly: Bad Things
    G-Eazy: No Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)

    9/17 David Byrne @ Kings Theatre
    9/20 TV on the Radio @ Knockdown Center
    9/22 Pig Destroyer @ Gramercy Theater
    9/22 DJ Stingray/Volvox/Veronica Vasicka @ Elsewhere

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    Give or take a week or two, it's almost exactly a decade since John Doran and I sat down in his kitchen to plot what would eventually become The Quietus. It was a weird old time for music, with the landfill tipper of the NME's New Rock Revolution dominating discourse in the UK, and Pitchfork Indie still in the ascendent like some plaid-wearing Marshal Plan directive. What underground there was struggled to get heard in a media climate still dominated by the thinking that former NME editor Conor McNicholas went full Accidental Partridge in describing on Noisey recently: "Record labels knew if they wanted to get into NME they needed to look fucking great. Putting that filter in place suddenly got bands like Kasabian rocking up." Those days are thankfully past.

    I suspect that like most people who read the site you appreciate a balanced diet. Our job at this digital websheet isn't to treat you, our readers, like foie gras geese, shoving one type of music down your gullets. Instead, we're here to act as a conduit for artists who, in this grim year of 2017, have been pushing boundaries, opening hearts, expanding minds. The past 12 months have been the most exciting we've known since we came up with the idea for the site in that other world, musically and politically, that was the winter of 2007. And yes, we do say that every year but it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

    For first time since we’ve been going it’s started to feel like the underground is increasingly managing to consolidate, organise, and start kicking hard against the mediocrity and bad vibes of our strange times. We’ve started calling this amorphous movement New Weird Britain, and you’ll have read about its sounds in Noel Gardner’s Foul House column on these pages and John’s recent Vice article. The rise of New Weird Britain is due in part to the decline of London as a powerhouse of underground culture, as rents rise and even sex clubs are being driven out by a gentrified, commodified appropriation of the leftfield. As I wrote in this Guardian article, this is helping scenes around the UK, such as the Trans-Pennine Underground, thrive.

    What is New Weird Britain, you may well ask. The joy of it, in our eyes, is that it’s a loose term, a celebratory one, and one that travels. In our chart it might represent the sometimes queer and sticky seediness of Lone Taxidermist’s trifle, Moonlandingz’ gloryhole in a northern suburban park, or Total Leatherette’s latexed fingers in your body. It might also be Richard Skelton’s Inward Circles, Snapped Ankles, Richard Dawson, Teleplasmiste, Kemper Norton and Laura Cannell redefining our landscape away from a place of whimsical retreat to something far more foreboding, yet also a place of resistance. Of course, speaking of the land - we’re not Brexit round these parts and see New Weird Britain as merely one outpost of a global explosion of vital musical art. You’ll be able to see that there’s plenty of New Weird Poland and New Weird Iran, for instance, in our chart below.

    Of course, this torrent of great music isn't going to continue flowing unless you invest in it. That's why we hook up with Norman Records to give you an easy and reasonably priced way of buying records on this list, and include Bandcamp links wherever possible, rather than Spotify or YouTube embeds. SUPPORT THE ARTISTS YOU LOVE. Remember too that this goes beyond paying for records - it's been a tragedy to see that the Fat Out and Supernormal festivals, core incubators for New Weird Britain, are having to take a rest, just as we were gutted by the cancellation of the Safe As Milk festival earlier this year. Seriously, if you want the future to be more than just smooth jamz indie bros dressed like toddlers, you need to put your hands in your pockets to make it happen.

    Which, finally, brings me to the most pleasurable part of this tenth Quietus albums of the year list - the massive THANK YOU. Although this has been a hugely positive year for our ears, The Quietus' ability to survive has been seriously undermined by the horrendous state of online advertising. With Google and Facebook floating through cyberspace hoovering all ad spend like some bastard child of Blackbeard the pirate and the Borg, it’s become impossible for sites like ours to survive on ad revenue alone. When we launched three appeals for funds via our donation page this year we were overwhelmed by the response from people out there who give enough of a shit about the service we provide to give us money to help us survive. We're working on new revenue streams - such as the new collaboration with the lovely people of Lush on the returning DAY OF RADIO and At Leisure film series, but we still need your help to survive. If you can afford to donate, our bosoms will always be warm to you - HERE is the best place to do it. If you find an album that you really love from this end of year list, please consider slinging us the cost of a pint, a glass of wine or a very fancy coffee as a way of saying thanks and helping us continue so we can do the same next year.

    We hope you enjoy the music in the list below as much as we have over the past 12 months. We all need something to keep our souls free of despair in this bonkers and brutal age, and this music, we know, can be both medicine and weapon against the grim and banal. Thank you for reading The Quietus - here's looking forward to a shitload more music from New Weird Britain and beyond in 2018, our tenth birthday year.

    The Quietus Albums Of The Year 2017
    1: Richard Dawson - Peasant
    2: Zimpel/Ziołek - Zimpel/Ziołek
    3: Fever Ray - Plunge
    4: The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics
    5: Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
    6: Kelela - Take Me Apart
    7: James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits
    8: Princess Nokia - 1992
    9: Lone Taxidermist - Trifle
    10: Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
    11: Liars - TFCF
    12: Lotto - VV
    13: Call Super - Arpo
    14: Snapped Ankles - Come Play The Trees
    15: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed The Rats
    16: Laura Cannell - Hunter Huntress Hawker
    17: GNOD - Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
    18: Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
    19: Circle - Terminal
    20: Rûwâhîne - Ifriqiyya Electrique
    21: Man Forever - Play What They Want
    22: Madonnatron - Madonnatron
    23: Endon - Through The Mirror
    24: Algiers - The Underside Of Power
    25: Justin Walter - Unseen Forces
    26: BNNT - The Multiverse
    27: $hit & $hine - Total Shit!
    28: Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
    29: Vanishing - Vanishing
    30: Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
    31: Björk - Utopia
    32: Arca - Arca
    33: Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness
    34: Re-TROS - Before The Applause
    35: Jlin - Black Origami
    36: Kemper Norton - Hungan
    37: Chloe x Halle - The Two Of Us
    38: The Granite Shore - Suspended Second
    39: The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3
    40: Teleplasmiste - Frequency Is The New Ecstasy
    41: Botanist - Collective: The Shape Of He To Come
    42: British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
    43: Al-Namrood - Enkar
    44: LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
    45: Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
    46: Perc - Bitter Music
    47: Gazelle Twin - Kingdom Come
    48: Gary Numan - Savage
    49: Errorsmith - Superlative Fatigue
    50: Alan Vega - IT
    51: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid
    52: Deaf Kids - Configuração do Lamento
    53: The Inward Circles - And Right Lines Limit And Close All Bodies
    54: I, Ludicrous - Songs From The Sides Of Lorries
    55: Japan Blues - Sells His Record Collection
    56: Powertrip - Nightmare Logic
    57: Riddlore - Afro Mutations
    58: Chastity Belt - I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
    59: Godflesh - Post Self
    60: Davy Kehoe - Short Passing Game
    61: Total Leatherette - For The Climax Of The Night
    62: Electric Wizard - Wizard Bloody Wizard
    63: Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Ambient Black Magic
    64: Colleen - A Flame My Love, A Frequency
    65: J Hus - Common Sense
    66: Unsane - Sterilize
    67: Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async
    68: SZA - Ctrl
    69: Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
    70: MXLX - Kicking Away At The Decrepit Walls Til The Beautiful Sunshine Blisters Thru The Cracks
    71: Siavash Amini - TAR
    72: Yossarians - Fabric Of Time
    73: UUUU - UUUU
    74: Hey Colossus - The Guillotine
    75: Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
    76: Sote - Sacred Horror In Design
    77: Laraaji - Bring On The Sun
    78: Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
    79: Laibach - Also Sprach Zarathustra
    80: STILL - I
    81: Targ - Bargou 08
    82: Aquaserge - Laisse ça être
    83: M.E.S.H. - Hesaitix
    84: Part Chimp - IV
    85: Daniel O'Sullivan - Veld
    86: Mario Batkovic - Mario Batkovic
    87: Wire - Silver/Lead
    88: Laurel Halo - Dust
    89: MHYSA - Fantasii
    90: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Murder Of The Universe
    91: Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia
    92: Here Lies Man - Here Lies Man
    93: Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
    94; Actress - AZD
    95: Rose Dougall - Stellular
    96: Simon Fisher Turner - Giraffe
    97: Cardi B - Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
    98: Akatombo - Short Fuse
    99: The Bug Vs Earth - Concrete Desert
    100: Tetragrammacide - Primal Incinerators Of Moral Matrix

    http://thequietus.com/articles/23660...-the-year-2017
    All that "we're different, we're the ones who really care and will steer you right" passion, and then they go and list the two biggest Emporer's New Clothes albums of the year - the almost unlistenable Richard Dawson and Fever Ray's just plain bad after the opening track 2nd album as their 1st and 3rd choices. Hard to take anything they say seriously after top choices like that.
    Radiohead - The Xx - Father John Misty - Bonobo - DJ Shadow - Guided By Voices - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Interrupters - Klangstof

    Beyonce - Bon Iver - Nicholas Jarr - Tycho - Four Tet - The Avalanches - Banks & Steelz - Car Seat Headrest - Mitski - Floating Points

    Kendrick Lamar - New Order - Future Islands - Hans Zimmer - Toots & The Maytals - Devendra Banhart - Lee Fields & The Expresions - Whitney - Preoccupations - Hinds - Ezra Furman - Pond

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    My 40 Essential Jazz and beyond Records of 2017....

    40 - Keyon Harrold - The Mugician (Legacy)
    39 - Ruby Rushton - Two for Joy (22A)
    38 - Eabs - Repetitions (Letters of Komeda) (astigmalic)
    37 - Wildflower - Wildflower (stac)
    36 - Chantae Cann - Sol Empowered (Atlanta)
    35 - David Virelles - Gnosis (ECM)
    34 - Mario Batkovic - Mario Batkovic ( Invada)
    33 - Kyoto Jazz Sextet - Unity (Extra Freedom)
    32 - J.A.M - Silent Notes (victor)
    31 - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - That's It (Legacy)
    30 - James Brandon Lewis Trio - No Filter
    29 - Ezra Collective - Juan Pablo: The Philosopher (Ezra)
    28 - Emma-Jean Thackray's Walrus - Walrus (Deptford Beach)
    27 - Colin Stetson - All This I do for Glory (52HZ)
    26 - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Book of Sound (Honest Jons)
    25 - Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse - Morphogenesis (pi)
    24 - Zara Macfarlane -Arise (Brownswood)
    23 - Robert Mitchell - A Vigil for Justice A Vigil for Peace (DOF)
    22 - Denys Baptiste - The Late Trane (Edition)
    21 - Ryan Porter - Spangle -Lang Lane (World Galaxy)
    20 - Nicholas Peyton - Afro Carribean Mixtape (Paytone)
    19 - Mausiki Scales - Drums and Shadows (Scales)
    18 - Vibration Black Finger - Gaudi (enid)
    17 - Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse (Naim Jazz)
    16 - Onyx Collective - Lower East Street Pt 1 + 2 (Big Dada)
    15 - Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru (Blue Note)
    14 - Alice Coltrane - Turiyasangitananda (Luoka Bop)
    13 - Jazzmeia Horn - A Social Call (Prestige)
    12 - Ahmad Jamal - Marseille ( Jazz Village)
    11 - Nubya 5 - Nubya Garcia (Jazz Refreshed)
    10 - Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (Brownswood)
    9 - Christian Scott A Tunde Adjuah - Diaspora (RopeaDope)
    8 - Makaya Mccraven - Highly Rare (International Anthem)
    7 - Vels Trio - Yellow Ochre (TRC)
    6 - Andrea Belfi - One (Float)
    5 - Irreversible Entanglements - Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem)
    4 - James Holden - The Animal Spirits (Border Community)
    3 - Binker and Moses - Journey to the Mountain (Gearbox)
    2 - Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
    1 - Nicole Mitchell / Haki Madhubuti - Liberation Narratives (Third World Press)

    A. Savage’s (Parquet Courts) Top 10 LPs of 2017
    Milk Music – Mystic 100’s (Dom America)
    Wiccans – Sailing a Crazy Ship (Dull Tools)
    The Stallion – Dark Side of the Wall (In The Red)
    PC Worship – Buried Wish (Northern Spy)
    Naomi Punk – Yellow (Captured Tracks)
    The World – The First World Record (Lumpy)
    Cheveu / Group Doueh – Dakhla Sahara Session (Born Bad)
    B Boys – Dada (Captured Tracks)
    Sleaford Mods – English Tapas (Rough Trade)
    Eaters – s/t 2 (Dull Tools)

    The 2017 SoundCloud Playback

    * Top Album: Lil Uzi Vert, LUV is Rage 2

    * Top Remixer: R3hab

    * Most Remixed Track: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

    * Top Podcast Personality: Shane & Friends

    * Top Playlist: Created by ilyanaazman, “Best of Chill/House Nation”

    * Top DJ Set: Two Friends, “Big Bootie Mix, Volume 11”

    * Tags with Buzz:
    LoFi Hip-Hop
    ChillHop
    Soca
    Phonk
    Synthwave
    Vaporwave
    Future Bass

    * Top R&B/Soul Track: SZA featuring Travis Scott, “Love Galore”

    * Top Pop Track: Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”

    * Top Rock Track: Linkin Park featuring Kiiara, “Heavy”

    * Top Remix: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito (VMK, That Behavior Remix)”

    * Top Electronic Track: Unlike Pluto featuring Mike Taylor, “Everything Black”

    * Top Rap/Hip-hop Track: Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”

    * Artists who were on SoundCloud first and owned the internet in 2017:
    Kehlani
    Khalid
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Lil Pump
    Marshmello
    Post Malone
    Trippie Redd

    * Top Cities Driving Creativity:
    New York
    Cairo
    Los Angeles
    Chicago
    Paris
    Houston
    Berlin
    Jakarta
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Toronto
    London
    Tokyo
    Hanoi
    Seoul

    * 2017’s Buzziest Drops:
    May 16th: Travis Scott drops three tracks “Butterfly Effect”, “Green & Purple” and “A Man”
    June 8th: BTS drops “4 o’clock”
    July 15th: Chance the Rapper drops “Big B’s” featuring Young Thug

    Artists to Watch in 2018 (Rising artists showing signs of continued momentum in 2018):
    Ro Ransom
    Melo Makes Music
    Cautious Clay
    Jori Vague
    Mabel
    Nilufer Yanya
    Lil Wop
    Bosco
    Cobi
    DNMO

    Dave Hause’s (The Loved Ones) Top 10 Albums of 2017 (in no particular order)
    The National – Sleep Well Beast
    Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
    Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps
    Roger Harvey – Two Coyotes
    The Menzingers – After the Party
    The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
    St. Vincent – Masseducation
    Lorde – Melodrama
    Randy Newman – Dark Matter
    Conor Oberst – Salutations

    Igor Cavalera’s Top 10 Albums of 2017 (in no particular order)
    1. Thee Oh Sees “Orc”
    2. Integrity “Howling For the Nightmare”
    3. Godflesh “Postself”
    4. Full Of Hell “Trumpeting Ecstasy”
    5. Limp Wrist “Facades”
    6. Uniform “Wake in Fright”
    7. Charlie Parr and Friends “The January Thaw series”
    8. NIHILOXICA “nihiloxica”
    9. Converge “The dusk in us”
    10. Blanck Mass “World Eater”

    Mina Caputo’s Top 10 Albums of 2017
    1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
    2. Low Roar – Once In A Long Long While
    3. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
    4. Beck – Colors
    5. Life Of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain
    6. Mark Lanegan- Gargoyle
    7. Charlie Watts – Meets the Danish Radio Big Band
    8. Depeche Mode – Spirit
    9. Robert Plant – Carry Fire
    10. Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Really Want?

    Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2017
    100. Maggie Rogers – On + Off
    99. Kamaiyah – Build You Up
    98. Charly Bliss – Percolator
    97. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
    96. Yo Gotti – Rake It Up [ft. Nicki Minaj]
    95. Downtown Boys – A Wall
    94. Vagabon – The Embers
    93. Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot
    92. Jessie Ware – Midnight
    91. CCFX – The One to Wait
    90. J Balvin / Willy William – Mi Gente [ft. Beyoncé] (Remix)
    89. Dirty Projectors – Little Bubble
    88. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Pa’lante
    87. Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
    86. Baths – Dream Daddy
    85. Missy Elliott – I’m Better [ft. Lamb]
    84. Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
    83. Playboi Carti – Location
    82. Zola Jesus – Siphon
    81. The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
    80. Moses Sumney – Quarrel
    79. The Black Madonna – He Is the Voice I Hear
    78. The xx – On Hold
    77. Stormzy – Big for Your Boots
    76. Kelly Lee Owens – Anxi. [ft. Jenny Hval]
    75. 21 Savage – Back Account
    74. SahBabii – Pull Up Wit Ah Stick [ft. Loso Loaded]
    73. (Sandy) Alex G – Bobby
    72. Haim – Want You Back
    71. Perfume Genius – Die 4 You
    70. J Hus – Did You See
    69. Brian Eno / Kevin Shields – Only Once Away My Son
    68. Oneohtrix Point Never – The Pure and the Damned [ft. Iggy Pop]
    67. BROCKHAMPTON – GUMMY
    66. Vince Staples – BagBak
    65. Sheer Mag – Need to Feel Your Love
    64. Nilüfer Yanya – Golden Cage
    63. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
    62. French Montana – Unforgettable [ft. Swae Lee]
    61. Girlpool – 123
    60. Mount Kimbie – Marilyn [ft. Micachu]
    59. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
    58. Kendrick Lamar – LOYALTY. [ft. Rihanna]
    57. Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever
    56. King Krule – Czech One
    55. Four Tet – Planet
    54. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention
    53. Kehlani – Undercover
    52. Future – Incredible
    51. Paramore – Hard Times
    50. Thundercat – Show You the Way [ft. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins]
    49. Big Thief – Mythological Beauty
    48, Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
    47. GoldLink – Crew [ft. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy]
    46. Slowdive – Star Roving
    45. Perfume Genius – Slip Away
    44. Fever Ray – To the Moon and Back
    43. Jay Som – The Bus Song
    42. Lorde – The Louvre
    41. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
    40. Tyler, the Creator – 911/Mr. Lonely [ft. Frank Ocean and Steve Lacy]
    39. Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. [ft. Zacari]
    38. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine
    37. Ibeyi – Deathless [ft. Kamasi Washington]
    36. Moses Sumney – Doomed
    35. Jorja Smith – On My Mind
    34. LCD Soundsystem – How Do You Sleep?
    33. Frank Ocean – Biking [ft. JAY-Z and Tyler, the Creator]
    32. Jlin – Nyakinyua Rise
    31. Vince Staples – Big Fish
    30. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut to the Feeling
    29. Kamasi Washington – Truth
    28. Lana Del Rey – Love
    27. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
    26. Kelela – LMK
    25. Arca – Desafio
    24. St. Vincent – New York
    23. Yaeji – Drink I’m SIppin On
    22. SZA – The Weekend
    21. Migos – T-Shirt
    20. Calvin Harris – [ft. Frank Ocean and Migos]
    19. Fever Ray – IDK About You
    18. Nilüfer Yanya – Baby Luv
    17. The War on Drugs – Thinking of a Place
    16. Playboi Carti – Magnolia
    15. Bjork – The Gate
    14. Mount Eerie – Real Death
    13. JAY-Z – The Story of O.J.
    12. Drake – Passionfruit
    11. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
    10. Charli XCX – Boys
    9. Kelela – Frontline
    8. Future – Mask Off
    7. King Krule – Dum Surfer
    6. Frank Ocean – Chanel
    5. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3
    4. SZA – Love Galore [ft. Travis Scott]
    3. Lorde – Green Light
    2. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
    1. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

    9/17 David Byrne @ Kings Theatre
    9/20 TV on the Radio @ Knockdown Center
    9/22 Pig Destroyer @ Gramercy Theater
    9/22 DJ Stingray/Volvox/Veronica Vasicka @ Elsewhere

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    I really hope jorja smith releases an album soon. These rap lists are weird. How did X not make any top lists? That was a pretty solid album in a mediocre year of rap.

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