Year in Review 2017

This is wicked late but here’s my personal listening list from 2017.

Top 25:

  1. Lorde-Melodrama
  2. Tyler, the Creator-Flower Boy
  3. SZA-Ctrl
  4. Jaimie Branch-Fly or Die
  5. Moses Sumney-Aromanticism
  6. Mich Cota-Kijà/Care
  7. Kelly Lee Owens-Kelly Lee Owens
  8. Bibio-Phantom Brickworks
  9. Jessica Moss-Pools of Light
  10. Tim Berne-Incidentals
  11. Julien Baker-Turn Out the Lights
  12. Jay-Z 4:44
  13. Palberta-Bye Bye Berta
  14. Common Holly-Playing House
  15. Jay Som-Everybody Works
  16. Brockhampton-Saturation Trilogy
  17. Priests-Nothing Feels Natural
  18. Paramore-After Laughter
  19. Mount Eerie-A Crow Looked at Me
  20. Arca-Arca
  21. The Courtneys-II
  22. Kendrick Lamar-DAMN
  23. Slowdive-Slowdive
  24. Perfume Genius-No Shape
  25. Laurel Halo-Dust

 

Pop:

  1. Lorde-Melodrama
  2. Paramore-After Laughter
  3. Kesha-Rainbow

 

Rock:

  1. Slowdive-Slowdive
  2. The Courtneys-II
  3. Jay Som-Everybody Works
  4. Waxahatchee-Out in the Storm
  5. The National-Sleep Well Beast

 

Punk

  1. Priests-Nothing Feels Natural
  2. Palberta-Bye Bye Berta
  3. Downtown Boys-Cost of Living

 

Indie/Dream Pop

  1. Mich Cota-Kija/Care
  2. Perfume Genius-No Shape
  3. Japanese Breakfast-Soft Sounds from Another Planet
  4. St Vincent-Masseduction
  5. Dirty Projectors-Dirty Projectors

 

Electronic/Dance

  1. Kelly Lee Owens-Kelly Lee Owens
  2. Laurel Halo-Dust
  3. Blanck Mass-World Eater
  4. Arca-Arca
  5. Yaeji-EP2
  6. Vince Staples-Big Fish Theory (lol)
  7. Four tet-New Energy
  8. Blue Hawaii-Tenderness
  9. Ibeyi-Ash
  10. Pierre Kwenders-MAKANDA: The End of Life the end of Time

 

Folk/Singer/Songwriter

  1. Moses Sumney-Aromanticism
  2. Julien Baker-Turn Out the Lights
  3. Mount Eerie-A Crow Looked at Me
  4. Common Holly-Playing House
  5. Feist-Pleasure

 

R&B/Soul

  1. SZA-Ctrl
  2. Sampha-Process
  3. Kelela-Take Me Apart

 

Hip Hop/Rap

  1. Tyler, the Creator-Flower Boy
  2. Jay-Z: 4:44
  3. Brockhampton-Saturation Trilogy
  4. Kendrick Lamar-Damn
  5. Migos-Culture

 

Jazz

  1. Jaimie Branch-Fly or Die
  2. Tim Berne-Incendentals
  3. Nicole Mitchell-Mandorla Awakenings II
  4. Kamasi Washington-Harmony of Difference
  5. Whit Dickey/Matt Maneri/Matthew Shipp-Vessel in Orbit

 

Ambient

  1. Bibio-Phantom Brickworks
  2. Jessica Moss-Pools of Light
  3. Kara-Lis Coverdale-GRAFTS

 

LIVE:

  1. Austra/Jessy Lanza @ Pop Montreal
  2. LCD Soundsystem @ Laval
  3. Slowdive @ Olympia
  4. Henry Threadgill @ Newport Fest
  5. The Roots @ Newport Jazz Fest
  6. Tim Berne @ Newport Jazz Fest
  7. Jaimie Branch @ Suoni Per il Popolo
  8. The Courtneys @ M for Montreal
  9. Lightning Bolt @ Foo Fest
  10. Tom Rainey’s Obbligatto in NYC

 

Old Albums I couldn’t stop listening to:

  1. LCD Soundsystem-Sound of Silver (they’re back!)
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen-Emotion
  3. Radiohead-OK Computer
  4. Roscoe Mitchell-Sound
  5. Nas-Illmatic
  6. Mobb Deep-The Infamous
  7. Sleater Kinney-All Hands on the Bad One
  8. Laurie Spiegel-The Expanding Universe
  9. New Order-Power, Corruption & Lies
  10. Arthur Blythe-Illusions
  11. Bjork-Homogenic
  12. Daft Punk-Homework
  13. Rihanna-Anti
  14. Katy Perry-Teenage Dream
  15. William Basinski-The Disintegration Loops
  16. Kate Bush-Hounds of Love
  17. Underworld-Dubnobasswithmyheadman
  18. Death Grips-The Money Store
  19. Grimes-Visions
  20. Frank Ocean Blond ❤

 

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