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Title: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: Omar on December 27, 2017, 08:31:13 PM
It's that time again.

Top 50+++

(alphabetical order)

Aye NakoSilver Haze (Don Giovanni)
B BoysDada (Captured Tracks)
BeachesSecond of Spring (Chapter Music)
Bed Wettin' Bad BoysRot (What's Your Rupture/R.I.P. Society Records/Agitated)
Booji Boys x 2s/t  & Weekend Rocker (Drunken Sailor)
BullyLosing (Sub Pop)
Charley BlissGuppy (Barsuk)
ConvergeThe Dusk In Us (Deathwish/Epitaph)
Dreamdecay (Iron Lung)
ElderReflections of a Floating World (Armageddon)
ExpanderEndless Computer (Nuclear War Now! Productions)
FeatureBanishing  Ritual (Upset! The Rhythmn)
feedtimegas (In The Red)
Flat Wormss/t (Castle Face)
Guided By VoicesAugust By Cake (GBV, Inc.)
Heavy Metal x 2LP 2 (Smash Criticism Smash Optimism Smash Arachnophobia) (Static Age) / LP 3 (The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock) (Harbinger Sound)
ippsLife's A Mess (Superdreamer)
ISS (Endless Pussyfooting) (State Laughter/Erste Theke Tonträger)
Jason LoewensteinSpooky Action (Joyful Noise)
KENNY KENNY OH OHI Will Not Negotiate (Nervous Intent/Contraszt!/Abfall Records)
Lars FinbergMoonlight Over Bakersfield (In The Red)
Michael BeachGravity/Repulsion (Spectacular Commodity)
Mope GroovesJoy (See My Friends)
NecrotBlood Offerings (Tankcrimes)
Obnox x 2Niggative Approach (12XU)  & Murder Radio (ever/never)
Oh SeesOrc (Castle Face)
PallbearerHeartless (Profound Lore)
Paradise LostMedusa (Nuclear Blast)
Part ChimpIV (Rock Action)
Power TripNightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Proto IdiotLeisure Opportunity (Slovenly)
Pustostany2012 (Sweet Rot/Pouet! Schallplatten)
Rata NegraOído absoluto (La Vida Es Un Mus/Beat Generation)
Red Red Krovvy s/t (Helta Skelta/Static Shock)
Sannhet  – So Numb (Profound Lore)
Slowdives/t (Dead Oceans)
Spirt AdriftCurse of Conception (20 Buck Spin)
Taiwan Housing ProjectVeblen Death Mask (Kill Rock Stars)
The CourtneysII (Flying Nun)
The Golden BoysBetter Than Good Times (12XU)
The New PornographersWhiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord)
The StevensGood (Chapter Music)
Ty Segalls/t (Drag City)
UniformWake In Fright (Sacred Bones)
Wireheads  – Lightning Ears (Tenth Court)
With the DeadLove From With the Dead (Rise Above Limited)
XetasThe Tower (12XU)
Yes I'm LeavingPure Joy (Black Wire Records)
Young HunterDayhiker (Fear and the Void Recordings)

The Next 125

(alphabetical order)

31Ø831Ø8 (BLU) (Jigsaw Records)
Aesop Rock & Homeboy SandmanTriple Fat Lice EP (Rhymesayers Entertainment/Stones Throw)
Alexander Fs/t (Yebo Music)
Alison CrutchfieldTourist In This Town (Merge)
All HellThe Grave Alchemist (Prosthetic)
Aquarian Blood –  Last Nite In Paradise (Goner)
Artificial BrainInfrared Horizon (Profound Lore)
Bash & PopAnything Could Happen (Fat Possum)
BiznagaSentido del Espectáculo (Slovenly)
Blank StatementsSigns Are Rampant (Hobbies Galore)
BleachedCan You Deal? EP (Dead Oceans)
BorisDear (Sargent House)
Brad Pot –  s/t (Slovenly)
Bugg –  s/t (Pop Wig Records/Let's Pretend Records)
Career SuicideMachine Response (Deranged)
CFMDichotomy Desaturated (In The Red)
Chastity BeltI Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art)
ChavezCockfighters  EP (Matador)
Chelsea WolfeHiss Spun (Sargent House)
Circus DevilsLaughs Last (Rockathon)
CloakroomTime Well (Relapse)
Coco Hames –  s/t (Merge)
Code OrangeForever (Roadrunner)
Cold Beat –  Chaos By Invitation (Crime On The Moon)
Contributors (Dan Melchior with Spray Paint) s/t (Monofonus Press)
Crooked BangsII (Nervous Intent)
Cruel SummerIvy (Mt. St. Mtn. )
Crystal Fairys/t ( Ipecac)
DANA –  s/t (Heel Turn/Dark Circles)
David NanceNegative Boogie (Ba Da Bing! )
Day CreeperA Mirror to the Fire (Heel Turn/Superdreamer)
DudsOf A Nature or Degree (Castle Face)
ErosiónObediencia ( La Vida Es Un Mus) ‎
ExpulsionNightmare  Future (Relapse)
Fox FaceSpoil + Destroy (Dirtnap)
Frankie Rose –  Cage Tropical (Slumberland)
Freak Genes –  Playtime ( Alien Snatch! )
Fred Thomas –  Changer (Polyvinyl)
Full of Hell –  Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore)
Girl Ray –  Earl Grey (Moshi Moshi Records)
Godflesh –  Post Self (Avalanche Recordings)
Golden Pelicans –  Disciples of Blood (Goner)
Group Doueh & Cheveu –  Dakhla Sahara Session (Born Bad Records)
Gruntrucks/t ( Found Recordings)
Guided By Voices –  How Do You Spell Heaven  GBV, Inc. )
Gun OutfitOut of Range (Paradise of Bachelors)
Homeboy Sandman –  Veins[/i] (Stones Throw)
HoopsRoutines (Fat Possum)
ImpalersCellar Dweller (540 Records/Static Shock Records/627 Tapes)
InstituteSubordination (Sacred Bones)
IntegrityHowling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse)
Jackson Politick –  Paste v1 (Neck Chop Records)
John Wesley Coleman III –  Microwave Dreams (Super Secret)
Juliana Hatfield –  Pussycat (American Laundromat Records)
Kelly Lee Owens –  s/t (Smalltown Supersound)
Kitchen People –  Trendoid (Oops Baby Records)
Krallice with Dave Edwardson –  Loum (Hathenter)
Kreator –  Gods of Violence (Nuclear Blast)
L.A. Guns –  The Missing Peace (Frontiers)
Lebenden Toten –  Mind Parasites (Lebenden Toten Records)
Lemonade –  Pink EP (Thrilling Living/Not Normal Tapes)
LossHorizonless (Profound Lore)
Mac Blackout BandBurning Alive (Heavy Dose)
Maraudeur –  Maraudeur (Bruit Direct Disques)
Mardou –  Cold Grasp (Moniker Records)
Mastodon –  Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
Metz –  Strange Peace (Sub Pop)
Modern Convenience –  Wild and Reckless (Heavy Dose)
Moral Panic –  s/t (Slovenly)
Mordecai –  Abstract Recipe (Richie Records/Testoster Tunes)
Mountain Goats –  Goths Merge)
Mr. Wrong –  Babes in Boyland (Water Wing Records)
Mutoid Man –  War Moans (Sargent House)
Myrkur –  Mareridt (Relapse)
Obituarys/t (Relapse/Gibtown)
OCS –  Memory Of A Cut Off Head (Castle Face)
OmniMulti-task (Trouble In Mind)
Orion –  s/t (Cool Death Records)
Out –  Swim Buddies (Comedy Minus One)
Palberta –  Bye Bye Berta (Wharf Cat)
Pierre & Bastien –  Musique Grecque (SDZ)
Pissed JeansWhy Love Now (Sub Pop)
Priests –  Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
Primitive Handss/t (Alien Snatch! )
Private Anarchy –  s/t (Round Bale Recordings)
ProtomartyrRelatives in Descent (Domino)
Quicksand –  Interiors (Epitaph)
Rank/XeroxM.Y.T.H. EP (Adagio830)
Rat Columns –  Candle Power (Upset! The Rhythm)
Rays –  s/t (Trouble In Mind)
RAZZ –  Time Frames (Emotional Response)
Ruby the Hatchet –  Planetary Space Child (Tee Pee Records)
ScupperSome Gauls (Blue Cheese Toothpaste)
Sick Thoughts –  Songs About People You Hate (Neck Chop Records)
SieveheadWorthless Soul (Static Shock)
Silver ShadowsCold Plastic (Volar Records)
Skip Church  Out Of Tune, In Touch With The Devil (Randy Records)
Skull Cult –  Vol. 1 + Vol. 2  EP (Erste Theke Tontraeger/Weirdly Records) / s/t  LP (Erste Theke Tontraeger)
Snakehole –  Interludes of Insanity (Wharf Cat)
Spectral Voice –  Eroded Corridors of Unbeing (Dark Descent)
Street Eaters –  The Envoy (Nervous Intent)
Sunshine & The RainIn The Darkness Of My Night (Ernest Jenning Record Co. )
The Afghan WhigsIn Spades (Sub Pop)
The Living EyesModern Living (Neck Chop Records)
The MelvinsA Walk with Love and Death (Ipecac)
The NationalSleep Well Beast (4AD)
The Obsessed –  Sacred (Relapse)
The Poison ArrowsNo Known Note (File 13)
The Rubs –  Impossible Dream (HoZac)
The She's"all female rock and roll quartet" (Empty Cellar Records)
The Side EyesSo Sick (In The Red) [fronted by Astrid McDonald, daugher of Jeff McDonald/Charlotte Caffey]
The Weather Station –  s/t (Paradise of Bachelors)
The WorldFirst World Record (Upset! The Rhythm/Lumpy Records)
Tobin Sprout –  The Universe and Me (Burger)
Toner –  Killing Pace  (Smoking Room)
Total Control –  Laughing At The System  EP (Alter)
Uniform (Atlanta)No Trending (State Laughter/Scavenger of Death)
UnsaneSterilize (Southern Lord)
US Weekly –  s/t (Night Moves)
Waxahatchee –  Out In the Storm (Merge)
Weeping Icon –  Eyeball Under (Kanine/Fire Talk)
White Hills –  Stop Mute Defeat (Thrill Jockey)
White MysteryF.Y.M.S. (White Mystery)
White ReaperThe World's Best American Band (Polyvinyl)
Your Old DroogPacks (Fat Beats)
Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: mnstrfrc on January 04, 2018, 10:59:32 PM

I bought like three albums in 2017 and I only really liked one: Raekwon - The Wild
Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: JimmyNoodles on January 11, 2018, 10:17:30 AM
Top 10 Heavy Albums:
1. Full of Hell - "Trumpeting Ecstasy"
2. Undergang - "Misantropologi"
3. Power Trip - "Nightmare Logic"
4. Primitive Man- “Caustic”
5. Spectral Voice - "Eroded Corridors of Unbeing"
6. Integrity - "Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume"
7. Artificial Brain- "Infrared Horizon"
8. Dying Fetus - “Wrong One to Fuck With”
9. The Black Dahlia Murder - “Nightbringers”
10. Wolves In The Throne Room - "Thrice Woven"

Top 10 Not As Heavy Albums:
1. Elder - “Reflections of a Floating World"
2. Sweet Spirit - “St. Mojo”
3. Future Islands - “The Far Field”
4. the Mountain Goats - “Goths”
5. Open Mike Eagle - “Brick Body Kids Still Daydream”
6. The Como Mamas - “Move Upstairs”
7. Thee Oh Sees - “Orc”
8. Alvvays - “Antisocialites”
9. A Giant Dog - “Toy”
10. Drab Majesty - “The Demonstration”

Everything Else Combined:

OXBOW - "The Thin Black Duke"
Impalers - "Cellar Dweller"
Code Orange - "Forever"
Hellmouth (Detroit) - “Oblivion”
Detain - “Capital Punishment”
Iron Monkey - “9-13”
Pissed Jeans - "Why Love Now"
Mind Power - "Depopulation"
Queensway - "Swift Minds of the Darkside"
Unreal City - “Oath”
Concealed Blade - “Concealed Blade LP”
Spirit Adrift - "The Curse of Conception"
CLOAK - “To Venomous Depths”
Devil's Witches - "Velvet Magic"
Electric Wizard - "Wizard Bloody Wizard"
Loss - "Horizonless"
Bell Witch - "Mirror Reaper"
Pallbearer - “Heartless”
Beastmaker - "Inside the Skull"
Expulsion - "Nightmare Future"
Suffocation - "Of the Dark Light"
Tomb Mold - "Primordial Malignity"
Triumvir Foul - "Spiritual Bloodshed"
Phrenelith - “Desolate Endscape”
Necrot - "Blood Offerings"
Cannabis Corpse (Official) - “Left Hand Pass”
Archspire - “Relentless Mutation”
Rendered Helpless - "Entities of Transdimensional Emergence"
DYSMORFECTOMY - “Hypothermal Dissection”
Maggot Colony - 蠅蛆殖民地 - “Vile Reincarnation”
Origin - “Unparallelled Universe”
CYTOTOXIN - “Gammageddon”
Dimmu Borgir - “Forces of the Northern Night” (Live)
Lunar Shadow - "Far From Light"
Ruby the Hatchet - "Planetary Space Child"
Night Demon - "Darkness Remains"
Mutoid Man - "War Moans"
Marty Friedman - "Wall of Sound"
Hound - “Born Under 76”
L.A. Witch - s/t
Dean Hurley - "Anthology Resource Vol. 1"
Carpenter Brut - "Trilogy"
Yazz Ahmed - "La Sabateuse"
Lana Del Rey - “Lust for Life”
Kesha - “Rainbow”
Kelela - “Take Me Apart”
Devin the Dude - "Acoustic Levitation"
Kendrick Lamar -"DAMN."
billy woods - "Known Unknowns"
Run The Jewels - “RTJ3”
Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: Omar on January 11, 2018, 06:16:58 PM
Glorious list, Mr. Noodles!
Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: JimmyNoodles on January 15, 2018, 06:07:10 PM
I'm still going through yours for all the stuff I've never heard! I had more overlap with you than with anyone, I think.
Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: jimswanson on January 20, 2018, 10:29:54 AM
A big, belated thanks for this list Omar! We have similar tastes with lots of overlap in favourites but I can always count on finding a few gems in your lists that totally flew under my radar (ie. Bugg, Michael Beach, Red Red Krovvy, Rank/Xerox, Obnox, Rata Negra, to name a few).

Great list too JimmyNoodles!

Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: Omar on January 20, 2018, 02:21:18 PM
A big, belated thanks for this list Omar! We have similar tastes with lots of overlap in favourites but I can always count on finding a few gems in your lists that totally flew under my radar (ie. Bugg, Michael Beach, Red Red Krovvy, Rank/Xerox, Obnox, Rata Negra, to name a few).

Great list too JimmyNoodles!


Thanks! Glad you were able to find some new stuff from my list.  Andrew Earles recently reviewed the Michael Beach album: (

Title: Re: Your Favorite Albums of 2017.
Post by: fonpr on July 05, 2018, 12:12:27 PM
Speaking of best records of the year, on this week's Sound Opinions the guys give enthusiastic thumbs up to The Super Chunks' new album. They also say nice things about their drummer.