Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tate, Dec 2, 2017.
I’ll probably tweak this within be next few weeks but my top fifteen looks something like this:
1. All Time Low - Last Young Renegade
2. Paramore - After Laughter
3. Seaway - Vacation
4. ZZ Ward - The Storm
5. Silverstein - Dead Reflection
6. Pvris - All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
7. Grayscale - Adornment
8. The Talbott Brothers - Gray
9. Jule Vera - Waiting On The Sun
10. Knuckle Puck - Shapeshifter
11. Movements - Feel Something
12. Turnover - Good Nature
13. Brockhampton - Saturation II
14. Dia Frampton - Bruises
15. Sharptooth - Clever Girl
Adding in EP of the year:
1. Aly & AJ - Ten Years
I'm not including it, and it definitely would have been in my top 3...I've removed all BN from my playlists, Apple Music Library etc., just so they don't pop up by mistake when I Shuffle. Both a matter of principle, and not wanting to resurface those feelings since they were a primary part of my life for the last 15 years.
I'm including it in mine, definitely understand why others won't tho.
You enjoy Tyler Childers as well? First heard him on Colter's album...
Fair! We all gotta do what we feel is right. Good man!
I think I've decided to include Science Fiction in my Top 50 write up, but instead of talking about the music or history of the artist like I normally would, I'll use it as a space to express some thoughts regarding accountability, art vs. artist, and the rampant sexual abuse problem that was exposed in 2017. Idk how many of you enjoy writing about your lists beyond just listing them out, but just wanted to share that avenue with y'all that are sorta struggling with that too.
If I was just listing albums with no commentary though, I think I'd just wind up leaving it off, personally. There are a few records that wound up in the "honorable mentions" bin that could easily take its place if I was just namedropping shit I liked this year
CWS also mistitled haha
I liked this before reading the last sentence. Woah lol.
i love Menz, i love After the Party, but it's just good for me, not great
I had Smith Street on my list but, it fell in the 30's so I didn't include it in my post... I didn't want to do a top 50 again. It IS a great record... there was just a lot of releases that resonated with me more. Just personal taste, bud.
1. Emperor X - Oversleepers International
2. Uyama Hiroto - Freeform Jazz
3. Xiu Xiu - Forget
4. The National - Sleep Well Beast
5. Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
6. Phoebe Bridgers - Strangers In The Alps
7. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
8. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
9. Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
10. DJ Okawari - Compass
My list is basic and let’s be real all I listen to over and over is the Persona 5 soundtrack
Still waiting on this list. \m/
absolutely. i don't think anyone has done anything wrong in not liking it or anything. i just feel very alone in my deep love for it lol.
You aren't alone. FWIW, my favorite of the year (Dryjacket) has only been on one other list so far.
This is what happens when I organize with a playlist of opening tracks
Wolf Alice- Visions of a life
Manchester Orchestra- A Black Mile To The Surface
Charly Bliss- Guppy
Tigers Jaw- Spin
Kendrick Lamar- Damn
Run The Jewels- RTJ3 (probably included this last year too but oh well lol)
Phoebe Bridgers- Stranger In The Alps
Caracara- Summer Megalith
Sorority Noise- You're not as ____ as you think
Pvris- All we know of heaven, all we need of hell
Honourable mentions to Circa Waves- Different Creatures, Can't Swim- Fail You Again and Nothing But Thieves- Broken Machine (problematic as they may or may not be- while the account has been denied and that was an isolated event I'm cautiously putting them here).
Also Aaron West- Orchard Park and The Wonder Years- Burst and Decay are some great non-album releases.
The band that shall not be named would probably be towards the lower end of the top 10 or an honourable mention but that's scorched earth for me now so it's not happening.
1. kendrick lamar - damn
2. menzingers - after the party
3. sorority noise - im not as _____ as you think
4. paramore - after laughter
5. manchester orchestra - black mile to the surface
6. diet cig - swear i'm good at this
7. great grandpa - plastic cough
8. julien baker - turn out the lights
9. ratboys - gn
10. courtney barnett & kurt vile - lotta sea lice
blis - no one loves you
front bottoms - going grey
knuckle puck - shapeshifter
Edit: if we're counting rtj3, that probably makes my list.
Not sure beyond the top five, will have to think about it
1. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
2. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
3. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
4. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
5. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
I’ve only listened to it a few times but I really liked that blis record.. the lyrics were a bit weird at times tho
It's very laid back vibes and something different than I normally listen to (it's more of an R&B album). I'm not the best at articulating why i like music haha but I'd recommend checking it out. It also helps I have a good friend who's been playing it a ton when we're together, so I've had a lot of exposure to it.
1. Glassjaw - Material Control
2. Converge - The Dusk In Us
3. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile To The Surface
4. Paramore - After Laughter
5. Code Orange - Forever
6. Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
7. the Menzingers - After The Party
8. Goldfinger - The Knife
9. Turnover - Good Nature
10. The Front Bottoms - Going Grey
The Fullblast - Attack.Sustain.Decay
Commonweather - Steal Your Warmth
The best part of EOTY lists is going is discovering releases that I missed during the year. I always find 2-3 that stick and become favorites. My top find so far is Gang of Youths' Go Farther In Lightness. I've been listening to it non-stop the past two days.
i think i can get behind this mess. still waiting on k michelle and asking alexandria and that should be it.
the maine - lovely little lonely
julien baker - turn out the lights
noah gundersen - white noise
pvris - all we know of heaven, all we need of hell
lany - lany
john mayer - the search for everything
grayscale - adornment
brand new - science fiction*
daughter - music from before the storm
while she sleeps - you are we
wage war - deadweight
coin - how will you know if you never try
motionless in white - graveyard shift
paramore - after laughter
story of the year - wolves
betty who - the valley
david ramirez - we're not going anywhere
shania twain - now
bleachers - gone now
curses - chapter 1: introspect
kehlani - sweetsexysavage
imagine dragons - evolve
new found glory - makes me sick
we came as romans - cold like war
foo fighters - concrete and gold
taylor swift - reputation
ryan adams - prisoner
halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom
penny and sparrow - wendigo
oh wonder - ultralife
lights - skin and earth
steve moakler - steel town
walk the moon - what if nothing
majid jordan - the space between
seether - poison the parish
like moths to flames - dark divine
red - gone
in this moment - ritual
nf - perception
cody fry - flying
lorde - melodrama
rise against - wolves
the band camino - heaven
the plot in you - happiness in self destruction
the used - the canyon
jason reeves - alien artform
spoken - IX
all time low - last young renegade
Forgot to add my honorable mentions:
Ben Frost - The Centre Cannot Hold
Retail Monkey - ADD/Nihilism
Creeper - Eternity, in Your Arms
Employed to Serve - The Warmth Of A Dying Sun
Portrayal of Guilt - Portrayal of Guilt (I don't care if this was just a three song EP, this was easily one of the best releases of the year)
Airiel - Molten Young Lovers
Dmitry Evgrafov – Comprehension Of Light