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Off-Topic => Other Music => Topic started by: Murph on Jun 09, 2017, 11:06 AM

Title: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Murph on Jun 09, 2017, 11:06 AM
Half way through the year, seems like a good time for this thread...

Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
Hurray For the Riff Raff - The Navigator
Craig Finn - We All Want the Same Things

...A lot I still need to listen to.  Help Me Out!
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Jun 09, 2017, 12:38 PM
Half way through the year, seems like a good time for this thread...

Strand of Oaks - Hard Love
Hurray For the Riff Raff - The Navigator
Craig Finn - We All Want the Same Things

...A lot I still need to listen to.  Help Me Out!

Will have to check those 3 out.

the ones that stand out for me so far:

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
John Moreland - Big Bad Luv
Real Estate - In Mind
Ryan Adams - Prisoner B-Sides
Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: kvgq420 on Jun 15, 2017, 08:49 AM
Spoon- Hot Thoughts
Slowdive- Slowdive
Fleet Foxes- Crack Up
Matthew E White & Flo Morrissey- Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
Mac Demarco- This Old Dog
Real Estate- In Mind
The XX- I Can See
Run The Jewels 3
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: parkervb on Jun 15, 2017, 09:08 AM
Kendrick - DAMN.
RTJ3
White Reaper - The World's Best American Band
Jason Isbell - The Nashville Sound (haven't heard the entire thing, but I am pretty confident it belongs here)
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: DaydreamNation on Jun 15, 2017, 03:15 PM
Jason Isbell, White Reaper, Fleet Foxes, John Moreland, Kendrick, Japandroids
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Osistheones on Jun 18, 2017, 01:49 PM
The Drums
Beach Fossils
Kacey Johansing
Fazerdaze
Methyl Ethel
Her's
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Murph on Jul 19, 2017, 05:30 PM
Bedouine's self titled debut is a real stunner.  Definitely going to be on my top 10
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 21, 2017, 09:26 PM
The Lees of Memory put the best album of the year out today.

All other albums should step aside and bow their heads in reverence to its greatness.

Album has 24 tracks and costs $10 digitally.  If you are a fan of rock music, this is a no-brainer.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theblindingwhiteofnothingatall
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: pjthom30 on Jul 26, 2017, 05:13 PM
Kevin Morby - City Music.  Pretty decent but not quite on the level of Singing Saw.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Jul 28, 2017, 10:15 AM
The more I listen to John Moreland Big Bad Luv, the more I think this is the best album of the year!!!

I'll also add the new CRB to my shortlist.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Osistheones on Aug 22, 2017, 09:05 PM
Chad VanGaalen
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Murph on Aug 23, 2017, 08:42 AM
Chad VanGaalen

Yes!!  I didn't even know he had a new album out.  I loved Shrink Dust so much
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Crispy on Aug 23, 2017, 09:49 AM
Chad VanGaalen

Yes!!  I didn't even know he had a new album out.  I loved Shrink Dust so much

I keep hearing about it and waiting to see it but it still hasn't been released yet -- it's due on Sept. 8.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Cameron on Aug 23, 2017, 11:30 AM
never heard of him.  will have to investigate.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Osistheones on Aug 23, 2017, 12:05 PM
It leaked the other day. Definitely check out his back catalog. One of my favorite artists of the last decade or so. 
 
Also

Futurebirds- Portico II (ep)
Turnover- Good Nature
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: MikeR1390 on Aug 25, 2017, 10:46 AM
I think WOD can solidly be added to the best of 2017 list...
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: kotchishm on Aug 26, 2017, 09:47 AM
War on Drugs - Deeper Understanding
Turnover - Good Nature
Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Chastity Belt - I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: kvgq420 on Aug 29, 2017, 09:52 AM
Nick Hakim- Green Twins
Chicano Batman- Freedom Is Free
Grizzly Bear- Painted Ruins
(Sandy) Alex G- Rocket
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Nikkogino on Aug 31, 2017, 06:12 PM
Brand New - Science Fiction
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
Lees of Memory - Blinding White of Nothing at All
Manchester Orchestra - Black Mike to the Surface
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Osistheones on Sep 10, 2017, 12:09 PM
Alvvays
Alex Cameron
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: littlejimfromxavier on Sep 10, 2017, 10:07 PM
The Districts - Popular Manipulations is the best mid-2000s indie rock to come out of 2017 and I'm all over it. Definitely check it out. If Before I Wake, the first track, is insanely catchy. Thunderous drums, flying guitars, awesome vocals. Don't miss out on them
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: bearlyowlsome on Sep 15, 2017, 11:24 AM
Wow...just joined the forum..been a Jacket fan forever, read the forum all the time and finally took the plunge...

Black Pistol Fire (who I do not believe have ever been mentioned in this forum) releasing new album at end of this month called Deadbeat Graffiti...and although i cannot guarantee it will be on my list of top albums of 2017 I would be surprised if it was not. Recently discovered this band and have been plowing through their back catalog. Highly recommend these guys...check them out.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: rkwedge on Sep 15, 2017, 01:48 PM
Wow...just joined the forum..been a Jacket fan forever, read the forum all the time and finally took the plunge...

Black Pistol Fire (who I do not believe have ever been mentioned in this forum) releasing new album at end of this month called Deadbeat Graffiti...and although i cannot guarantee it will be on my list of top albums of 2017 I would be surprised if it was not. Recently discovered this band and have been plowing through their back catalog. Highly recommend these guys...check them out.
Welcome aboard. :beer: I seen them on KEXP a few years back, not bad at all. If I recall it was just two guys.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Sep 15, 2017, 02:17 PM
I'm very excited to hear the new Josh Ritter album. It comes out next week and is currently streaming on NPR. Hoping to hear it this afternoon.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Cameron on Sep 15, 2017, 05:24 PM
I'm gonna need a few more listens of the new Ritter. A little different.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: bearlyowlsome on Sep 15, 2017, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the welcome... I must say that I have received so many great musical recommendations on this forum that I feel indebted to those that take the time to post here. It's such a magical thing to seek out and find other fantastic music that becomes a part of and enhances my life in so many ways.  Beng a veteran Jacket fan and knowing the good vibes and kindness that emanates from you all not only from this forum but also from personal interactions at many shows (my wife and I attended the previous two One Big Holidays just to mention a few) I can't say thank you enough. Even though I never posted here before I always felt like I belonged. Sharing good music is akin to giving a great gift. Many of all your recommendations have put a big smile on my face. I know it sounds sappy but it's how I feel.

Anyway yes... LBSUNFLWR ... Just two guys in the band... But man they rock. Like much if the best music they take a few listens... Just spend a little time with them and they will grow on you .

Ok... I guess that's all... Sorry about the long post... Just had to say something to reflect my gratitude.

Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: APR on Sep 15, 2017, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the welcome... I must say that I have received so many great musical recommendations on this forum that I feel indebted to those that take the time to post here. It's such a magical thing to seek out and find other fantastic music that becomes a part of and enhances my life in so many ways.  Beng a veteran Jacket fan and knowing the good vibes and kindness that emanates from you all not only from this forum but also from personal interactions at many shows (my wife and I attended the previous two One Big Holidays just to mention a few) I can't say thank you enough. Even though I never posted here before I always felt like I belonged. Sharing good music is akin to giving a great gift. Many of all your recommendations have put a big smile on my face. I know it sounds sappy but it's how I feel.

Anyway yes... LBSUNFLWR ... Just two guys in the band... But man they rock. Like much if the best music they take a few listens... Just spend a little time with them and they will grow on you .

Ok... I guess that's all... Sorry about the long post... Just had to say something to reflect my gratitude.



Welcome indeed.  And thanks for the tip.  I just listened to a few songs..... a little Black Keys/White Stripes type of sound, which isn't my favorite.  But I also have been turned on to so much good music from this forum, and I trust MMJ fans so I'll give a few more listens. 

If you like their sound.......which seems like fuzzy, rocking guitars more so than the singer songwriter alt country stuff, definitely check out Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.  Awful band name, but awesome music (especially High Visceral Part 1).   
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Sep 16, 2017, 12:46 PM
Despite new albums by some of my all-time favorites this year: Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, Chris Robinson, etc... I really think my top album this year will be John Moreland. He's just so good.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Sep 16, 2017, 12:49 PM
I'm gonna need a few more listens of the new Ritter. A little different.

me too, for sure. I heard a couple of beauties in there though. A lot of his songs are growers.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Murph on Sep 27, 2017, 11:21 AM
After only one listen... Jessica Lee Mayfield - Sorry is Gone
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Murph on Oct 26, 2017, 09:14 AM
Has anyone heard the Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett album yet??  I haven't had a chance to listen
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Oct 26, 2017, 09:37 AM
I haven't played it yet either, but I will. ^^

The new CRB is really great. been listening to it all week and it will definitely be up in my top 3.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: APR on Dec 04, 2017, 03:55 PM
War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
Barr Brothers - Queens of the Breakers
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Jan 01, 2018, 04:05 PM
Here's a link to my 2017 mix of my favorite songs if anyone wants to check it out:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/atht1j5wxqelh07/AAD5IxFQg2gO5lIxd4tKV0M2a?dl=0

LB2017

01 - Saturday - Real Estate (In Mind)
02 - Pain - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)
03 - Hope The High Road - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
04 - Black Magic - Ruston Kelly (Halloween)
05 - Old Wounds - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
06 - Michigan - Leif Vollebekk (Twin Solitude)
07 - Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
08 - Tupelo - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
09 - Deptford High St - Gold Star (Big Blue)
10 - Love Is Not An Answer - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
11 - If You Had A Heart To Break - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
12 - Thunderbolt's Goodnight - Josh Ritter (Gathering)
13 - Smoke Signals - Phoebe Bridgers (Stranger In The Alps)
14 - Hanging On To Hope - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
15 - Juli - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
16 - She Shares My Blanket - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
17 - Thinking Of A Place - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: sillyboob on Jan 01, 2018, 04:28 PM
Here's a link to my 2017 mix of my favorite songs if anyone want to check it out:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/atht1j5wxqelh07/AAD5IxFQg2gO5lIxd4tKV0M2a?dl=0

LB2017

01 - Saturday - Real Estate (In Mind)
02 - Pain - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)
03 - Hope The High Road - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
04 - Black Magic - Ruston Kelly (Halloween)
05 - Old Wounds - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
06 - Michigan - Leif Vollebekk (Twin Solitude)
07 - Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
08 - Tupelo - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
09 - Deptford High St - Gold Star (Big Blue)
10 - Love Is Not An Answer - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
11 - If You Had A Heart To Break - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
12 - Thunderbolt's Goodnight - Josh Ritter (Gathering)
13 - Smoke Signals - Phoebe Bridgers (Stranger In The Alps)
14 - Juli - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
15 - Hanging On To Hope - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
16 - She Shares My Blanket - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
17 - Thinking Of A Place - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)

Awesome!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: parkervb on Jan 02, 2018, 03:03 PM
LB rules
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: parkervb on Jan 02, 2018, 04:08 PM
also surprised based on the Isbell and Moreland tracks that no Tyler Childers made the year end list.
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Jan 02, 2018, 05:30 PM
there's a lot that I just never listened to this year. I have heard that name a few times but never heard him. I will look and see if I have his album and hopefully get around to playing it!
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: rkwedge on Jan 04, 2018, 12:47 PM
Here's a link to my 2017 mix of my favorite songs if anyone wants to check it out:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/atht1j5wxqelh07/AAD5IxFQg2gO5lIxd4tKV0M2a?dl=0

LB2017

01 - Saturday - Real Estate (In Mind)
02 - Pain - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)
03 - Hope The High Road - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
04 - Black Magic - Ruston Kelly (Halloween)
05 - Old Wounds - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
06 - Michigan - Leif Vollebekk (Twin Solitude)
07 - Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
08 - Tupelo - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (The Nashville Sound)
09 - Deptford High St - Gold Star (Big Blue)
10 - Love Is Not An Answer - John Moreland (Big Bad Luv)
11 - If You Had A Heart To Break - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
12 - Thunderbolt's Goodnight - Josh Ritter (Gathering)
13 - Smoke Signals - Phoebe Bridgers (Stranger In The Alps)
14 - Hanging On To Hope - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
15 - Juli - Ryan Adams (Prisoner B-Sides)
16 - She Shares My Blanket - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Barefoot In The Head)
17 - Thinking Of A Place - The War On Drugs (A Deeper Understanding)
Good stuff, just listened thru. :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: LBSUNFLWR on Jan 04, 2018, 05:03 PM
Awesome. Glad you liked!!  :headphones:
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: Osistheones on Jan 06, 2018, 01:41 PM
Roundup of some favs:

A. Savage
Alex Cameron
Alvvays
Barr Brothers
Beach Fossils
The Clientele
Chad VanGaalen
Hoops
Jay Som
White Reaper
Minor Poet
Crepes
Triptides
Lucille Furs

I also made a 2017 playlist. It's mostly jangly/hazy indie pop, psych pop kinda stuff.
https://open.spotify.com/user/bmac19/playlist/1qWfo5ZKpntb9FKhxNUsyS?si=oBnYy71ESDS-xjUUlf88-A

Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: HardNightConformist on Jan 12, 2018, 10:03 PM
War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Future Islands - The Far Field
The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself
Title: Re: Best Albums 2017
Post by: kvgq420 on Jan 13, 2018, 08:18 AM
favorite tunes of 2017

https://open.spotify.com/user/kvgq420/playlist/5YqK3FKWBTcmtqTFCnPBZo