The Best Albums of 2017

This has been a kinda weird year of music for me. I’ve spent quite a lot of time resampling old vinyl and sampling old tapes, so I’ve listened to a lot less new music than usual. Nevertheless, here’s the list of the best music of 2017, determined by how many times I’ve listened to each album.

Zeal & Ardor Devil is Fine
Zola Jesus Okovi
Jlin Black Origami
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Ears
Sleaford Mods English Tapas
Tara Jane O’Neil Tara Jane O’Neil
50 Foot Wave Bath White
David Bowie No Plan EP
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Noveller A Pink Sunset For No One
The Necks Unfold
Anohni Paradise
Gas Narkopop
Juana Molina Halo

Kinda. I had to cheat a bit to get the late entry from Zola Jesus to the top there, because it’s just a great album and a magnificent return to form after some not very engaging albums.

And the Zeal & Ardour album is the most sing-a-long-ey album ever. “A good god is a dead one / A good god is one the brings the fire” Sing along now! I had planned on seeing them at the Le Guess Who festival, but I was exhausted by that point.

And here’s the list of the older albums I bought this year and apparently listened to a lot:

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang En yah say
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Nouvelle Vague Nouvelle Vague
The Golden Palominos Visions of Excess
Adickdid Dismantle
Cassius feat Cat Power & Mike D Action
Commando M. Pigg Mot stjärnorna
DJ Deeon Funk City
Golden Palominos Pure
Jamez Energy

I saw Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang at a festival and was kinda blown away, and their albums didn’t disappoint.

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