My Year In Lists: 2017

I did think about doing more than just albums, but, to be quite frank, I’m not sure it would be that interesting. I’ve watched 1 film that was released this year, Manchester By The Sea; I thought that was excellent. I’ve played 1 game; Super Mario Odyssey. That too, is excellent. I’ve enjoyed every gig I’ve attended also. Glastonbury was a blast. I’ve found some pretty good coffee shops, all of which serve great coffee. Can I tell the difference? No.

So, here are my 10 favourite albums of 2017. In no real order.

10. Cigarettes After SexCigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex

 

9. Phoebe BridgersStranger in the Alps

Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps
Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps

 

8. Broken Social SceneHug of Thunder

Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

 

7. The xxI See You

The xx - I See You
The xx – I See You

 

6. Howie PayneMountain

Howie Payne – Mountain
Howie Payne – Mountain

 

5. Mark Lanegan BandGargoyle

Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
Mark Lanegan Band – Gargoyle

 

4. MogwaiEvery Country’s Sun

Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun

 

3. Shout Out LoudsEase My Mind

Shout Out Louds - Ease My Mind
Shout Out Louds – Ease My Mind

 

2. RideWeather Diaries

Ride – Weather Diaries
Ride – Weather Diaries

 

1. The War On DrugsA Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

 

Notable mentions: Liam GallagherAs You Were; Baxter DuryPrince of Tears; Big ThiefCapacity; British Sea PowerLet The Dancers Inherit The Party; Four TetNew Energy; Hello SkinnyWatermelon Sun; The NationalSleep Well Beast.

All in all, a pretty good year for music. Have a good Christmas and New Year.

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