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Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron
[runthejewels.com]

 

4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby
[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold
[thexx.info]

 

2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2

Eulogy
[survive.bandcamp.com]

 

1 – Future Islands//The Far Field

Ran
[future-islands.com]

 

The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…

Alvvays//Antisocialites

Dreams Tonite
[alvvays.com]

 

Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now
[everythingnow.com]

 

Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex

Apocalypse
[cigarettesaftersex.com]

 

Cults//Offering

Offering
[cultscultscults.com]

 

David Bazan//Care

Lazerbeams
[davidbazan.com]

 

Gordi//Reservoir

Heaven I Know
[gordimusic.com]

 

Gorillaz//Humanz

Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
[gorillaz.com]

 

Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home

Fix
[hazelenglish.com]

 

Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs
[jaysom.bandcamp.com]

 

Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights

Appointments
[julienbaker.bandcamp.com]

 

Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.

HUMBLE.
[kendricklamar.com]

 

Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life

Love
[lanadelrey.com]

 

Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
[muramasa.me]

 

Sound of Ceres//The Twin

Humaniora
[soundofceres.com]

 

St. Vincent//MASSEDUCTION

Hang On Me
[ilovestvincent.com]

 

Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium

Mercury
[planetariumalbum.com]

 

Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?


[facebook.com/swellsnoho]

 

Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing
[sylvanesso.com]

 

Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer
[tomadams.eu]

 

White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French
[whitereaperusa.com]

 

#31days2017

(31) Days of Good//12.7.17

Though technically not the lead-off track, the title track from the electronic duo’s third album is spectacular and the perfect way to kick things off — a dazzling and colorful combination of sounds that build and builds. This is one of those songs that I can’t help but turn the volume up and it always seems to give me the chills. Do yourself a favor and listen to “Intro” (a monologue from the 2011 film, Another Earth) and “A Moment Apart” together. They really should just be combined into one track in my opinion.

ODESZA – A Moment Apart [from A Moment Apart]
[odesza.com]

 

Absolutely stunning. If you’re a fan of artists like Nils Frahm and Max Richter, this is going to be right up your alley.

From The Mouth of The Sun – Light Blooms in Hollow Space [from Hymn Binding]
[ftmots.bandcamp.com]

 

“As a woman, 30 is the age you’re taught to fear” says The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman. “When you’re 25 you picture it like falling off the edge of a cliff into some amorphous, bisected destiny — one path being children and suburbia and the other some sort of cartoonish loneliness.” Lindeman says she wrote this song about the precise moment when “joy [is] on the cusp of despair.”

The Weather Station – Thirty [from The Weather Station]
[theweatherstation.net]

 

Alvvays’ sophomore effort was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. With that said, I’m extremely happy to report that the Canadian indie pop quintet did not disappoint. “Dreams Tonite” is an alluring new wave ballad that highlights frontwoman Molly Rankin’s stunning vocals and could easily be pulled from your favorite 80s coming-of-age flick. “If I saw you on the street, would I have you in my dreams tonight?” might be one of the best lines of all time.

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite [from Antisocialites]
[alvvays.com]

 

#31days2017