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 & ArdorDevil is Fine
Zola JesusOkovi
JlinBlack Origami
Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEars
Sleaford ModsEnglish Tapas
Tara Jane O’NeilTara Jane O’Neil
50 Foot WaveBath White
David BowieNo Plan EP
Jenny HvalBlood Bitch
NovellerA Pink Sunset For No One
The NecksUnfold
Juana MolinaHalo

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 GangEn yah say
Neil Young & Crazy HorseEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Nouvelle VagueNouvelle Vague
The Golden PalominosVisions of Excess
Cassius feat Cat Power & Mike DAction
Commando M. PiggMot stjärnorna
DJ DeeonFunk City
Golden PalominosPure

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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