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2017 Mid-Year Album Lists Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Melody Bot, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    It's almost the mid-point of 2017, what's on your best of list so far?
  2. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    1. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    2. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    3. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    4. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    5. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    6. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    7. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    8. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    9. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
    10. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
  3. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Cwhit you did it wrong.
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  4. Anthony_ Jun 6, 2017
    (Last edited: Jun 28, 2017)

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    1. After the Party - The Menzingers
    2. The King of No Man - Captain, We're Sinking
    3. Gone Now - Bleachers
    4. Makes Me Sick - New Found Glory
    5. Spin - Tigers Jaw
    6. Last Young Renegade - All Time Low
    7. Precious Art - Rozwell Kid
    8. After Laughter - Paramore
    9. Lovely Little Lonely - The Maine
    10. You're Not As _____ As You Think - Sorority Noise
    11. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
    12. More Scared of You Than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band
    13. The Epilogue EP - Day At The Fair
    14. Near to the Wild Heart of Life - Japandroids
    15. Adornment - Grayscale
    16. The Same View With A New Light - WATERMEDOWN
    17. Vision - Pet Symmetry
    18. Golden Fields - Poeta
    19. Culture - Migos
    20. Sound the Alarm EP - Less Than Jake
    21. For Posterity - Dryjacket
    22. Disposable EP - Super American
    23. Sick Scenes - Los Campesinos!
    24. Zombies on Broadway - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
    25. Fear of Missing Out - The Bombpops
    26. FUTURE - Future
    27. Prisoners - Ryan Adams
    28. Life Without Sound - Cloud Nothings
    29. Inviting Light - The Flatliners
    30. Okay. - As It Is
  5. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    1. Perfume Genius - No Shape
    2. Arca - Arca
    3. Jay Som - Everybody Works
    4. Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
    5. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
    6. Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions
    7. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    8. Sampha - Process
    9. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angels
    10. Drake - More Life

    Unrankable: Jlin - Black Origami

    HM: Girlpool, The xx, Kendrick Lamar, Mono No Aware compilation, Father John Misty, Future - HNDRXX
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  6. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

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  7. recall reality Jun 6, 2017
    (Last edited: Jun 30, 2017)
    recall reality

    "But existing is basically all I do!" Prestigious

    I'm about 100 albums into this year. I like these...

    Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions
    Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
    Jonah Levine Collective - Attention Deficit
    The Menzingers - After The Party
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
    Natalia Lafourcade - Musas
    Natalie Hemby - Puxico
    Paramore - After Laughter
    P.O.S - Chill, dummy
    Ryan Adams - Prisoner
    Slowdive - Slowdive
    Sorority Noise - You're Not As ____ As You Think
    Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium
  8. cherrywaves


    1. The Mountain Goats - Goths
    2. Code Orange - Forever
    3. Jay Som - Everybody Works
    4. Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
    5. Sampha - Progress

    Off the top. There are others too.
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  9. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    Gonna wait a couple more weeks to do this. I still need to hear Lorde, Smidley, Ratboys, Sufjan's new project, and catch up on some things I've overlooked.

    Current AOTY would probably be Paramore.
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  10. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not.

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

    Oso Oso - The Yunahon Mixtape
    Forest Swords - Compassion
    Sampha - Process
    Converge - Jane Live
    Mac Demarco - This Old Dog
    Emperor X - Oversleeps International
    The Menzingers - After The Party
    Creeper - Eternity, In Your Arms
    The Afghan Whigs - In Spades
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  11. SoundscapeMN


    Midseason on my blog came at the end of April so the stuff in May/June etc isn't included.

    All Media Reviews: 2016-2017 Midseason Albums List

    1. Anakdota - Overloading
    2. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
    3. 22 - You Are Creating: Limb 1
    4. Mew - Visuals
    5. The Reign of Kindo: Patreon Songs
    6. Persefone - Aathma
    7. Big Wreck - Grace Street
    8. Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
    9. The Family Crest, - Prelude to War [EP]
    10. Tuxedo - Tuxedo II
    11. Blackfield - V
    12. Moonloop - Devocean
    13. Rachel Flowers - Listen
    14. The Barnum Meserve - When All is Lost
    15. Waaktaar and Zoe - World of Trouble
    16. Umphrey's McGee - Zonkey
    17. Black Map - In Droves
    18. Radical Face - SunMoonnEclippse [EP]
    19. Thundercat - Drunk
    20. Klimt 1918 - Sentimentale Jugend

    1. Fjokra - Sick Kids
    2. 1000Faces - Sleeping for Dreamers (ft. Jimmy Gnecco)
    3. Bend Sinister - Get Along
    4. Kimbra and Young Dreams - Oban (Rework/Remix)
    5. Hotel of the Laughing Tree - Electric City Rivalry
    6. For the Imperium - We Cannot Face It

  12. mesi


    Off the top of my head, because I am not at home to check all my 2017 releases:

    Adult Mom - Soft Spots
    Cayetana - New Kind Of Normal
    Julia Lucille - Chthonic
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
    Karima Walker - Hands In Our Names
    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
    Planning For Burial - Below The House
    Sinai Vessel - Brokenlegged
    Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
    Wild Pink - Wild Pink
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  13. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    1. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister - Planetarium
    2. Perfume Genius - No Shape
    3. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
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  14. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    So much good shit this year. My favorites in no particular order:

    Nana Grizol - Ursa Minor
    The Menzingers - After the Party
    Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
    Future - FUTURE/HNDRXX
    Web of Sunsets - Chaos Waltz
    Midnight Reruns - Spectator Sports
    Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
    Charly Bliss - Guppy
    Kendrick Lamar - Damn
    Jay Som - Everybody Works
    (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
    Vagabon - Infinite Words

    The Migos and Yachty albums are okay but bloated. Need more listens to Gucci and Playboi Carti. Caught up on a bunch of releases within the past few days that will probably make my list. Liked a lot of other stuff, but I listened to the ones above the most.
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  15. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not. people exclude live albums from their lists as a rule? There have been a few really, really great ones this year (Sufjan Stevens, Sleater-Kinney, Converge) and Jane Live is most certainly a top 10 album of the year for me.
  16. CarpetElf

    douglas Prestigious

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  17. Lucas27


    These are the big five for me right now:

    After Laughter - Paramore
    Two-Parts Viper - '68
    DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
    Planetarium - Sufjan Stevens (and co.)
    Visuals - Mew
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  18. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    I'm still making my albums listened spreadsheet for this year but I know Syd, Kendrick and both Future releases are gonna be on it.
  19. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Personally I wouldn't list one
  20. CarpetElf

    douglas Prestigious

    I've got one album to listen to before I declare Perfume Genius my top album of the first half of the year.
  21. Incendiary
    Cloud Nothings
    Power Trip

    That's all I can think of.
  22. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I haven't gotten a chance to listen to Perfume Genius, Mountain Goats,or Bleachers yet

    That being said no particular order
    Michelle Branch
    Nelly Furtado
    Aimee Mann
  23. Paramore and NFG is all that comes to mind at the moment.
  24. CarpetElf

    douglas Prestigious

    I see All Time Low and New Found Glory mentioned a decent amount which almost makes me want to listen to them.
  25. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    Paramore - After Laughter is no surprise my #1

    everything else that's stuck with me in a big way:

    The Mountain Goats - Goths
    Charly Bliss - Guppy
    Spoon - Hot Thoughts
    Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions
    Future - Future/HNDRXX
    Communions - Blue

    Need to listen to Perfume Genius, Arca, and Alex G more than I have

    Also honorable mention/special shoutout to the soundtrack to Dear Evan Hansen which is pretty strong throughout (if you like musicals) and has one of my picks for best song of the year in "Waving Through a Window"
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